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1 hour ago, singalion said:

What you probably don't know Obama owns the mansion.

 

1 hour ago, singalion said:

Latest news says, event was scaled down to 200 pax only.

 

So what if Obama owns the mansion? So what even if Obama owns the entire USA? 200 people to get together just so that they can party together is OK in your opinion, especially when the Delta variant is ravishing through the enitre USA? What if one of them got infected and passed it on to all the rest? Speaking of which, where is your criticism of Biden for the handling of the COVID-19 crisis with the recent rise in cases now?

 

But of course you would try your best to defend both Obama and Biden. You hypocrites truly deserve each other.

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13 hours ago, Guest Salmon Swirl Quit His Girl said:

 

Don't go blaming Our Hero, America's Greatest President, Donald Trump — for the justifiable actions of the righteously outraged assemblage of peaceful tourists — who calmly paid a pleasant visit to the Capitol on January 6.

 

 

LOL!  Your absurdities make me laugh,  but only shortly since I don't like the idea of salmon swirls.

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9 hours ago, 7heaven said:

 

This is another of your very meek and failed counter. 
 

Texas Democrats were not just having a staycation among themselves in Washington. They met with the Vice-President Kamala Harris, and top Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer. 
 

Evidence below: 
 

Five Texas state Democrats have tested positive for COVID-19

BY ED O'KEEFE

JULY 19, 2021 / 9:28 AM / CBS NEWS

 

 

Washington — Five members of the Texas House Democratic Caucus who are temporarily living in Washington, D.C., have now tested positive for COVID-19, a person familiar with the situation told CBS News.

 

A statement late Sunday from state Representative Trey Martinez Fischer of San Antonio, who was one of the members who called for and organized the flights from Texas to Washington, says he tested positive on Sunday.

 

Martinez Fischer said he is fully vaccinated and twice tested negative Friday and Saturday before receiving a positive rapid antigen test result. The Texas Democrat said in a statement he is experiencing "extremely mild symptoms."

 

Representative Celia Israel of Austin has also announced she tested positive. The caucus has not disclosed the names of the three others who tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the weekend.
 

Texas Democrats fled the state last week to block passage of GOP-backed elections proposals, which the state legislature is considering during a special legislative session set to end August 7.

 

Members of the Texas House Democratic Caucus are staying at a Washington hotel and have no current plans to return to Texas. The state lawmakers met last week with Vice President Kamala Harris and several Democratic lawmakers, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

 

https://www.google.com.sg/amp/s/www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/texas-democrats-washington-dc-covid-19/

 

 

 

What is actually your point?

 

What do you complain about?

 

 

 

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It's the right move. The legislation shouldn't be held hostage by irresponsible rogue lawmakers. The legislation is on the right track to prevent the abuse of voting rights.   Hope these rogue lawmakers will be prosecuted and punished to the full extent of the law.

 

Texas Republicans approve arrest of Democrats who fled to block voting Bill

 

Dozens of Democratic lawmakers fled Texas in July, travelling to Washington with the intention to run out the clock. Dozens of Democratic lawmakers fled Texas in July, travelling to Washington with the intention to run out the clock.PHOTO: REUTERS

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WASHINGTON (AFP) - A top Texas lawmaker late on Tuesday (Aug 10) signed arrest warrants for 52 absent Democrats who walked out of the state's House of Representatives last month in an effort to block a restrictive voting Bill, US media reported.

Republican state lawmakers in Texas voted earlier in the evening to allow the arrests.

 

The warrants, signed by Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan, are set to be delivered to the House sergeant-at-arms on Wednesday morning, the Dallas Morning News reported, citing Mr Phelan's spokesman.

 

The motion to bring back the absentee lawmakers passed 80 to 12, with only one Republican voting against it.

 

Dozens of Democratic lawmakers fled Texas in July, travelling to Washington with the intention to run out the clock on a special session called by Governor Greg Abbott in a bid to ram through the voting Bill.

 

The special session had to be called after the lawmakers walked out in May to torpedo Republican plans for voting restrictions that President Joe Biden had decried as voter suppression and an "assault on democracy".

 

Their absence left the Texas House short of a quorum needed to pass anything.

 

At least two dozen of the Democratic lawmakers remain in Washington, according to the Morning News.

 

Texas House Democratic Caucus leader Chris Turner said it is "fully within our rights as legislators to break quorum to protect our constituents", according to the Morning News.

 

"Texas House Democrats are committed to fighting with everything we have against Republicans' attacks on our freedom to vote," he said in a statement.

 

The law in question would make mail-in voting more difficult by requiring voters to give extra information, bar local officials from sending absentee ballot applications to anyone who did not request one and end after-hours and drive-through voting.

 

Supporters say Senate Bill 7 is designed to make voting more secure, but critics say it aims to make it more cumbersome for ethnic-minority voters, who tend to vote Democrat.

 

The warrants come hours after the all-Republican Texas Supreme Court overturned an earlier ruling that said Mr Abbott and Mr Phelan did not have the authority to arrest the missing legislators, according to the New York Times.

 

The Democrats from Austin have spent their time in Washington asking federal lawmakers for help in blocking restrictive voting laws at the state level.

Democrats nationwide argue that following Mr Donald Trump's presidential loss in November, and amid his repeated false claims of election fraud, Republican legislatures across the country introduced similar Bills to curtail voting access.

 

Even if the lawmakers who have returned to Texas are arrested and brought to the House, it is unclear whether there will be enough elected officials present to establish a quorum, especially since Texas police would have no jurisdiction to retrieve the members still in Washington.

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For those here who don't know what is going on in Texas.

 

 

EXPLAINER: Why are Texas Democrats camped out in Washington?

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI July 13, 2021
 
 

Texas statehouse Democrats are camping out in Washington to try and block the GOP’s sweeping elections overhaul bill that makes it harder to vote in the state. A similar move successfully killed an earlier version of the bill on the last day of the legislative session in late May, and lawmakers are hoping for a repeat during the 30-day special session called by the state’s Republican governor, Greg Abbott.

 

Here’s an explanation of what the Democrats are trying to do, and how likely it is to work.

 

WHAT’S THE GOAL?

 

Democrats have two main objectives. First, they hope to deprive the Legislature of a quorum — the minimum number of representatives who have to be present for the body to operate. Without a quorum, the Legislature can’t vote on the voting proposal — or other GOP-backed bills on abortion, transgender athletes and teaching about racism in U.S. history — and nothing will pass.

 

The second goal has probably already been achieved — drawing attention to the Republican push to tighten Texas voting laws. Many Democrats in Congress have hoped their own sweeping elections bill making it easier to register and vote nationwide could counter pushes in the opposite direction in Texas and several GOP-controlled states. Texas state Democratic lawmakers have been pleading for that bill’s passage in Washington for weeks. But congressional Democrats so far have been reluctant to change Senate filibuster rules to overcome GOP opposition in that chamber and allow it to pass with a simple majority.

 

HAS THIS HAPPENED BEFORE?

 

A minority party walking out of state legislatures to block a bill’s passage is rare, but has plenty of precedent.

 

One of the more dramatic instances occurred in Texas in 2003, when 50 Democratic state lawmakers bolted to Oklahoma to block a Republican redistricting proposal that would cost Democrats five seats in the House of Representatives. That move inspired Wisconsin Democrats eight years later to go to Illinois to stop a Republican bill targeting government workers’ unions. Indiana Democrats followed the same playbook that year to try to stop a right-to-work bill there. Republicans have tried it, too. In 2019, 11 GOP legislators in Oregon left for Idaho, blocking a Democratic bill fighting climate change

 

DOES THIS EVER WORK?

 

Not often. In 2003, Texas’ then-Republican governor, Rick Perry, called a special session. Democrats fled again, this time to New Mexico, but eventually came back and the redistricting plan passed.

 

In Texas, you could say Democrats won the first round with their walkout last month. When Republicans who control the legislature tried to rush a revised elections bill through at the final hour, Democrats walked out and the session ended and the bill died. But Abbott called them back last week for a special session and this one lasts a month. It will be much harder to run out the clock.

 

That’s in part because lawmakers are people, too — with families to feed and mortgages to pay. Extended stays in other states tend to drain household budgets, not to mention political goodwill with voters. In some cases, they can be threatened with losing their state legislative pay or even potentially be sued, as Oregon’s Democratic governor threatened to do to the absent GOP lawmakers. Abbott has already docked lawmakers’ pay.

 

Abbott has other cards to play. He said Monday he would continue to call special sessions, until Democrats relent. He also threatened to arrest the lawmakers once they return.

 

WHY GO TO WASHINGTON?

 

Generally, state lawmakers head to neighboring states to avoid the police at home. Home-state police can be empowered to round up the AWOL lawmakers and force them to fulfill their legal duty to be present for the legislative session. In Texas, for example, House rules say that any members absent during a quorum call can “be sent for and arrested” by a simple majority vote of those present. The House sergeant-at-arms is empowered to carry this out.

 

In May, the Texas Democrats didn’t have to travel out of state because they only needed to gum up the statehouse floor for a couple of hours to kill the bill before the midnight deadline. They will need to stay off the floor for far longer this time.

 

The decision to fly to Washington highlights Democrats’ secondary goal of winning attention for their cause. The move will put them in front of the national media and Democratic powerbrokers so they can intensify their push for federal action on voting.

 

HOW IS THIS LEGAL?

 

It really isn’t — state lawmakers are generally required to attend their legislative sessions. But walkouts have been used almost like the filibuster in the U.S. Senate — as a way for a minority to grind things to a halt.

 

Ironically, the Texas Democrats will be agitating for Democrats in Washington to end the filibuster, at least for election bills.

 

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Lawmakers act according to their conscience.

 

If the conscience is not present to vote for something, why should Democrats be compliant for Republicans to do what they (Democrats) don't want?

 

But this is just another flaw in the US parliamentary system.

 

If the 73 lawmakers of the Center Party in 1933 had abstained from the vote for the Authorisation Act, Hitler had not been able to suspend the Weimar Constitution and suspend the German parliament. Later many of the Center Party lawmakers had to flee into exile...

 

 

Fact for the US is:

The 2020 presidential election was not tainted by fraud. There is actually no necessity in the US states to enter new voting bills.

What do they intend to cure?

The fact that a democrat President gained the majority in the US in the election?

 

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24 minutes ago, singalion said:

HOW IS THIS LEGAL?

It really isn’t — state lawmakers are generally required to attend their legislative sessions. But walkouts have been used almost like the filibuster in the U.S. Senate — as a way for a minority to grind things to a halt.

 

Thank you for letting us know that the Democrats are run by a group of rogues. I guess that explains why they do not want voting to be more secure. It was never about making it convenient for minority to vote, was it? If the minority care so much about voting, will they even mind the extra security needed to ensure that the convenience is there? Here in Singapore, even grandfathers and grandmothers are wheelchaired to the voting booths to cast their votes. If only they can enjoy mailing in their votes, even if that means additional security steps needed. 

 

I guess they need to protect the way Biden won the election last year, ie through fraud. 

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1 hour ago, singalion said:

Lawmakers act according to their conscience.

 

If the conscience is not present to vote for something, why should Democrats be compliant for Republicans to do what they (Democrats) don't want?

 

But this is just another flaw in the US parliamentary system.

 

If the 73 lawmakers of the Center Party in 1933 had abstained from the vote for the Authorisation Act, Hitler had not been able to suspend the Weimar Constitution and suspend the German parliament. Later many of the Center Party lawmakers had to flee into exile...

 

 

Fact for the US is:

The 2020 presidential election was not tainted by fraud. There is actually no necessity in the US states to enter new voting bills.

What do they intend to cure?

The fact that a democrat President gained the majority in the US in the election?

 

 

It's always so funny to see how you can change your principles to suit the narrative you need. So now it is a "flaw in the US parliamentary system"? So now the "Lawmakers (can) act according to their conscience"? 

 

Why don't you legalize the 6Jan Capitol Hills riots using your same reasoning? Won't the rioters were simply acting "according to their conscience" because of "a flaw in the US parliamentary system"?

 

I guess you'd disagree this time becasue you are a spineless hypocrite whose pricincples changes with where the wind blows, wouldn't you? 

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Read the article.

Republicans have done the same before!

 

On 8/11/2021 at 4:08 PM, singalion said:

Republicans have tried it, too. In 2019, 11 GOP legislators in Oregon left for Idaho, blocking a Democratic bill fighting climate change

 

Did you call these Republican lawmakers rogues also? Double standards again???

 

 

Whether the bill really makes voting more secure is heavily disputed.

Even hardliner Republican voters have seen that the bill serves to maintain a (White) Republican majority parliament, while the white majority in Texas population is shrinking.

And the bill was introduced under the pretext of Trump's lie of a fraudulent election which never existed. Was there any issue of voter fraud in Texas for the 2020 presidential election???

 

Not all Blacks and Hispanics in Texas are driving fat cars to get to the voting centers.

 

How can anyone with some common sense compare the voting situation of Singapore with the US??? This already shows your limits in understanding what situation we are talking about.

 

I actually would wish to see your notorious posts if in Singapore any changes at the voting system would happen...

 

 

 

 

 

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Lawmakers should always act according to their conscience and not party affiliation.

This is guaranteed in most constitutions... at least in Western democracies.

 

I assume you weren't aware.

 

The 6 Jan rioters were lawmakers???

Comparing apples with oranges again. (Reader alert! stupidity detected...)

 

My comments might be priceless but what this is:

On 8/11/2021 at 5:40 PM, Guest Guest said:

pricincples

???

Surely, I wouldn't want you as a disciple, too much work to get anything into your brain... and as you can see at BW, futile to attain any improvement...

 

 

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23 minutes ago, singalion said:

Not all Blacks and Hispanics in Texas are driving fat cars to get to the voting centers.

 

Hmm, if you are really concerned about your rights to vote or is very keen to vote,  I don't see how the distance can deter you from voting. Perhaps if the Democrats are concerned about that, they can organise free  transport for those who are keen to vote to the voting centers. 

 

If the Republicians bother to make the journey to the voting centers to vote vs those who couldn't careless, then the winning votes go to those who bother to do so.

 

Mail in votes are just not secure. If the Democrats are really keen to listen and address the Republicians' concern about voter fraud, they should  really  abolish mail in votes , then the voting fraud issue can really end.

 

If the Democrats keep resisting it, it only goes to show the Democrats have something to hide and reinforced the Republicians' beliefs that voting results are fraud, that Trump is the real president who won the votes while sleepy Joe is the bogus president.

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On 8/11/2021 at 11:13 AM, singalion said:

 

 

 

What is actually your point?

 

What do you complain about?

 

 

 

U said the Texas Democrats were staying at the same place and mingling with each other. This is incorrect characterisation of the situation. They met with Kamala Harris, top Democrat Chuck Schumer and other Democrats leadership in Washington.

 

Where is the outrage by the media party to call it a super spreader event?
 

In fact, they should have stayed in Texas to do the job which they were elected for. This could have been avoided.

 

On 8/10/2021 at 10:10 PM, singalion said:

 

And all the Texas Democrats are all staying at the same place and mingling with each another like the people that attended these Trump superspreader events  I listed above???

 

Thought you made a point while just shooting into your own leg... (as usual).

 

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On 8/11/2021 at 6:17 PM, Guest Hmm said:

 

Hmm, if you are really concerned about your rights to vote or is very keen to vote,  I don't see how the distance can deter you from voting. Perhaps if the Democrats are concerned about that, they can organise free  transport for those who are keen to vote to the voting centers. 

 

If the Republicians bother to make the journey to the voting centers to vote vs those who couldn't careless, then the winning votes go to those who bother to do so.

 

Mail in votes are just not secure. If the Democrats are really keen to listen and address the Republicians' concern about voter fraud, they should  really  abolish mail in votes , then the voting fraud issue can really end.

 

If the Democrats keep resisting it, it only goes to show the Democrats have something to hide and reinforced the Republicians' beliefs that voting results are fraud, that Trump is the real president who won the votes while sleepy Joe is the bogus president.

 

Please inform yourself first before posting anything.

 

If you don't know what the law is about then refrain from making totally unqualified remarks.

 

And don't assume voting centers in Texas are around every corner such like in Singapore on election day.

 

Another key provision in Senate Bill 7 could have further hobbled such community voter mobilization programs: It would have required that anyone who drives more than two non-relatives to the polls who require assistance to submit a signed form stating the reason for the assistance. That means volunteer van drivers who provide transportation for churchgoing voters would have had to jump through the added hoop of submitting a signed document.

Community leaders noted that some voters do not have many options when it comes to getting to the polls — or any transportation.

Democratic state Sen. Borris Miles of Houston gave an impassioned speech about how many Black voters in his district without ready access to transportation cast ballots: They get rides from other people. “You really have no idea and no realistic vision about how things work in my neighborhood and neighborhoods like mine,” Miles told the measure’s chief patron, state Sen. Bryan Hughes (R), during the overnight debate.

Similarly, the bill’s provision barring early voting before 1 p.m. on Sundays.

“Why in the world would you pick Sunday morning to outlaw voting in Texas?

Voting on Sundays before 1pm is less secure?

 

Voting rights advocates said the bills would make it harder to vote in Texas, which already has some of the most restrictive voting laws in the nation.

Texas Republicans argue that the bill would improve election security and integrity. Critics argue the changes would disproportionately affect the voting rights of minorities and people with disabilities.

 

What makes mail in ballots less secure. In the US they check signatures and other details, plenty of times.

 

 

here you got a map from the Polling stations from the last election:

https://www.harrisvotes.com/WaitTimes

 

Harris County got 4,602 km² and had 2 polling stations, 1 drive thru polling station in the Nov 2020 election!

Harris County Population 2020: Harris County: 4,713,325

 

 

You find that normal??? Comparable to Singapore???

 

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On 8/11/2021 at 7:10 PM, 7heaven said:

U said the Texas Democrats were staying at the same place and mingling with each other.

 

No! I said exactly the opposite.

 

It was a rhetoric question.

 

But this whole thing is too petty and silly to continue discussing.

 

You only display the mind of a nitpicker person.

 

 

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On 8/11/2021 at 7:18 PM, singalion said:

And don't assume voting centers in Texas are around every corner such like in Singapore on election day.

 

Another key provision in Senate Bill 7 could have further hobbled such community voter mobilization programs: It would have required that anyone who drives more than two non-relatives to the polls who require assistance to submit a signed form stating the reason for the assistance. That means volunteer van drivers who provide transportation for churchgoing voters would have had to jump through the added hoop of submitting a signed document.

Community leaders noted that some voters do not have many options when it comes to getting to the polls — or any transportation.

Democratic state Sen. Borris Miles of Houston gave an impassioned speech about how many Black voters in his district without ready access to transportation cast ballots: They get rides from other people. “You really have no idea and no realistic vision about how things work in my neighborhood and neighborhoods like mine,” Miles told the measure’s chief patron, state Sen. Bryan Hughes (R), during the overnight debate.

Similarly, the bill’s provision barring early voting before 1 p.m. on Sundays.

“Why in the world would you pick Sunday morning to outlaw voting in Texas?

Voting on Sundays before 1pm is less secure?

 

Voting rights advocates said the bills would make it harder to vote in Texas, which already has some of the most restrictive voting laws in the nation.

Texas Republicans argue that the bill would improve election security and integrity. Critics argue the changes would disproportionately affect the voting rights of minorities and people with disabilities.

 

What makes mail in ballots less secure. In the US they check signatures and other details, plenty of times.

 

 

here you got a map from the Polling stations from the last election:

https://www.harrisvotes.com/WaitTimes

 

Harris County got 4,602 km² and had 2 polling stations, 1 drive thru polling station in the Nov 2020 election!

Harris County Population 2020: Harris County: 4,713,325

 

 

You find that normal??? Comparable to Singapore???

 

 

No, it's not normal. In fact, it's shocking  ! If America claims  to be a beacon for democracy and being  a rich developed country,  surely it would have the motivation and resources  to improve the  location of its voting centers and increase the distribution of its voting centres so that it can be accessed to the majority. Voting has always been the inherent culture in America. To hear from you that there are just 3 polling stations for a population of 5M, it's inhumane and unbelievable for a well established democratic country like USA.  Mail in voting  is not the short cut to it. It will never be cos it's just not secure. If Democratics insist on mail in voting, then the country will always remained divided no matter what tricks Sleepy Joe has in his hat to bridge the divide cos the Republicans will remain firm in belief that Trump has lost the votes through mail in voting.  If America hopes for a more unified country, the abolishment of mail in voting is the way to go.

 

 

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On 8/11/2021 at 6:51 AM, Guest Hmm said:

 

Mail in voting  is not the short cut to it. It will never be cos it's just not secure. If Democratics insist on mail in voting, then the country will always remained divided no matter what tricks Sleepy Joe has in his hat to bridge the divide cos the Republicans will remain firm in belief that Trump has lost the votes through mail in voting.  If America hopes for a more unified country, the abolishment of mail in voting is the way to go.

 

 

Not secure?  Nonsense!  How will the disabled and the elderly vote  without mail-in voting?  Voter "insecurity" and voter fraud is something republicans have invented to hinder the voting by minorities, and it was never a big deal until their feared that Trump would lose the elections.  He lost,  and then there was nothing else they could do but to support Trump's Big Lie.  But increasing evidence is coming out that the Big Lie is a lie,  and it is reaching even the less educated. And it is becoming perfectly normal now to speak of the Big Lie.  It has become an accepted FACT.

 

If Trump won't win a nomination for 2024, and instead Louisiana governor DeSantis takes the lead,  who in hell would vote for this horrible medical genocide who wants Florida children to die for lack of masks?  He is all as abominable as the ex-president,  minus a colorful personality.

 

Could Trump win in 2024, three years from now?  This is questionable.  Only a large majority of Trump supporters who are resentful losers aiming at the downfall of America and fewer rich people without morals who profited under him may vote for him again.  Biden is having success with his legislative agendas, which will probably pass before the midterm elections next year,  and with the end of the pandemic a majority of middle-class and poor Americans will realize how much better they are now under Biden. 

 

And probably,  probably my midterm elections the improved satisfaction in America will result in increased gain of democrats in the two congress chambers,  although I don't count on this.

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On 8/11/2021 at 10:29 PM, Steve5380 said:

Could Trump win in 2024, three years from now?  This is questionable.  Only a large majority of Trump supporters who are resentful losers aiming at the downfall of America and fewer rich people without morals who profited under him may vote for him again.

 

Nah, the GOP is keeping up the spirit with Trump until the mid elections next year 2022, after that they will dumb him like a used tissue.

 

There are too many younger or mid aged Republicans who eye for being the candidate for the 2024 presidential election...already scratching their feet in the sand like cheetahs in the prairie preying for a catch...

 

I don't think by that time anyone still wants "sleepy" Donald...  who might not even be available due to some finalised investigations...

 

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Mail-in voting is insecure, otherwise Singapore would have implemented it. 
 

Life under Biden could not have been a worse nightmare. His policies are encouraging record number of illegal immigrants to cross into US. Added to that is the lack of proper quarantining and testing of these immigrants. They are bussed to different US states and dropped off leaving them to non-profit organisations to fend for them. This is in the middle of surging Covid 19 cases despite having the vaccine.

 

On the economic front, his massive spending is causing a spike in inflation increasing prices in everyday items like food and gas, and houses etc. 
 

On the social front, his fellow Democrats defund the police rhetoric and lax DAs across many states in US refusing to prosecute crimes are contributing to surge in crimes and murders in many US states. 
 

Taken together; ordinary US people need to pay more for food/gas/houses, be wary of crimes in their neighbourhoods, contend with unfamiliar faces of immigrants who may enter their towns/cities and be worried about getting infected with Delta variant Covid. Such is the scary life under a Biden administration. 

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On 8/11/2021 at 11:31 PM, 7heaven said:

Life under Biden could not have been a worse nightmare. His policies are encouraging record number of illegal immigrants to cross into US. Added to that is the lack of proper quarantining and testing of these immigrants. They are bussed to different US states and dropped off leaving them to non-profit organisations to fend for them. This is in the middle of surging Covid 19 cases despite having the vaccine.

 

On the economic front, his massive spending is causing a spike in inflation increasing prices in everyday items like food and gas, and houses etc. 
 

On the social front, his fellow Democrats defund the police rhetoric and lax DAs across many states in US refusing to prosecute crimes are contributing to surge in crimes and murders in many US states. 
 

Taken together; ordinary US people need to pay more for food/gas/houses, be wary of crimes in their neighbourhoods, contend with unfamiliar faces of immigrants who may enter their towns/cities and be worried about getting infected with Delta variant Covid. Such is the scary life under a Biden administration. 

 

Mere slogan repeating again. This has all been posted here before.

 

No substantiation as usual.

 

Simply repeating the same accusations without any solid backing...

 

Now even resorting to scare mongering...

 

 

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On 8/11/2021 at 11:31 PM, 7heaven said:

Mail-in voting is insecure, otherwise Singapore would have implemented it. 

 

So Singapore is the measure now?

 

What Singapore does not implement means "no good lah!"

 

With some intelligence you might have figured out why Singapore doesn't have mail in voting...

 

but I don't have any hope you will have an idea..

 

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Aug 10, 2021,03:41pm EDT|5,990 views

Texas And Florida Request Outside Help Amid Covid Surges—But Still Resist Mitigation Measures

 

The governors of Texas and Florida both requested help coping with a surge of new coronavirus cases and spikes in hospitalizations this week, though both still refuse to allow public schools to require masks this fall and other measures recommended by health experts to slow the spread of coronavirus.

 

 

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott directed the state health department on Monday to hire more medical professionals from out of state to help Texas’ overwhelmed health system, and also asked Texas hospitals to voluntarily postpone any elective medical procedures to make room for coronavirus patients.

 

Meanwhile, school officials in Texas cities are pushing back against Abbott’s May executive order banning public schools from mandating masks, with districts in Austin, Dallas and Houston saying they will require masks anyway, while San Antonio and surrounding Bexar County on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Abbott over the order.

 

Abbott has given no indication that he’ll reverse his stance, and last month, said the state “must rely on personal responsibility, not government mandates. Texans will decide for themselves whether they'll wear masks.”

 

Florida’s health department also put in a request this week for 300 ventilators from the federal government, according to ABC News, which obtained a document detailing how the shipment would “replace expended state stores.”

 

Despite leading the country in new cases and hospitalizations, Gov. Ron DeSantis has also doubled down on his executive order barring mandated face coverings in public schools, even threatening on Monday to withhold pay from any school district officials who do so.

 

Both governors have also resisted calls to reinstate capacity limits or require face masks in public settings like bars and restaurants, and have issued executive orders that ban vaccine passports

Big Number

39,755. That’s the seven-day average of new coronavirus cases of both Florida and Texas combined. Florida has seen an average of 27,341 new cases over the past week, while Texas has reported 12,414. Together, the two states account for nearly one in three new infections nationwide. They are also the two states with the most new hospitalizations, with just more in one in three new hospitalizations tied to the virus occurring in either Texas or Florida.

 

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Fox News Host Tucker Carlson Appears At National Review Ideas SummitTucker Carlson: COVID has been good to Democrats, it got them to the White  House | Fox News

 

In a June episode of his wildly popular news show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Carlson claimed a government whistleblower informed him that the NSA had been surveilling his emails and was plotting to leak private and embarrassing information about the news host in a move to have his show pulled from the air. Carlson has offered no evidence to back up his claims, only saying the whistleblower had confidential information about him that would have only been possible to know from access to the host’s emails. The NSA denied the allegations, adding that Carlson has never been a target from the agency, which is focused on foreign intelligence.

 

 

What private and embarrassing information would that be? Tucker C you made us curious...

Paid by Trump? Also hit Stormy Daniels and paid hush monies? Raped fellow intoxicated students similar to Supreme Court judges during student times???

What can that be?

 

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On 8/12/2021 at 12:07 AM, singalion said:

 

So Singapore is the measure now?

 

What Singapore does not implement means "no good lah!"

 

With some intelligence you might have figured out why Singapore doesn't have mail in voting...

 

but I don't have any hope you will have an idea..

 


So what US implements such as mail in voting, no requirement of voter ID check are good ? 
 

With some intelligence you will know mail-in voting is susceptible to fraud, the irony of lack of voter ID when buying alcohol and cigarettes require ID check.

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Texas border town struggles with COVID-positive migrants released into community

  • Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor
  • Aug 4, 2021

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Migrants walk on a dirt road after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, Tuesday, March 23, 2021, in Mission, Texas. A surge of migrants on the Southwest border has the Biden administration on the defensive. The head of Homeland Security acknowledged the severity of the problem but insisted it's under control and said he won't revive a Trump-era practice of immediately expelling teens and children.

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(The Center Square) – More than 7,000 COVID-positive migrants have been released into the border town of McAllen, Texas, by Border Patrol since February, with more than 1,500 in the past week, the city reported Wednesday.

 

As a result, McAllen officials said Wednesday it is building new temporary shelters to deal with a "rapidly escalating" surge of RIMs (refugees, immigrants and migrants) who have entered the U.S. illegally through McAllen and were released by Border Patrol, stretching city resources thin.

 

"Since mid-February of 2021 there have been over 7,000 confirmed COVID-19 positive immigrants released into the city of McAllen by [Customs and Border Protection], including over 1,500 new cases in the past seven days," the city said.
 

“The sheer number of immigrants being released into the city has become a crisis: a crisis the City of McAllen did not create and has proactively tried to avoid for seven years,” it added.

 

McAllen asked Hidalgo County to place a “temporary emergency shelter on property in McAllen on 23rd Street for the overwhelming number of immigrants stranded in McAllen by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.”


The surge of illegal immigration began in 2014 under the Obama administration, McAllen officials said Wednesday, and “has continued for seven years to the present surge the community is now experiencing.”

 

The city of McAllen issued a disaster declaration, requesting resources from Hidalgo County and the state of Texas, prompting Hidalgo County to also issue a disaster declaration.

 

Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez said the nursing shortage in the county compounded by the influx of RIMs testing positive for COVID-19 has the city overrun and understaffed. The infection rate among RIMs has increased by 16%.

 

Both Cortez and McAllen Mayor Javier Villalobos said they have not heard “a single word” from anyone in the Biden administration. Cortez, like Democratic Congressman Henry Cueller, has called on the Biden administration to “pause” its open border policy. Neither have received a response.

 

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told Fox News the Biden administration’s policy of releasing COVID-positive immigrants instead of expelling them through Title 42 – a Trump-era policy in which infected migrants were sent back to their home countries – is “unacceptable and they keep doing it."

 

"Joe Biden likes to talk about this pandemic, well I’ll tell you what, the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris was a super spreader event because their open border is endangering not just the people of Texas but people all across the country," Cruze added.

 

Along the southern border, Border Patrol encountered more than 188,000 people entering the U.S. illegally in June, and more than 210,000 in July, according to preliminary numbers. These exclude more than roughly 50,000 who evade capture every month.

 

While the Biden administration says it is turning away some entering the U.S. illegally under Title 42, all unaccompanied children and families with young children are being processed and released into the U.S. regardless if they have COVID-19 or not.

In June, of the more than 55,000 family units encountered at the border, less than 9,000 were expelled under Title 42.

 

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order to stop the transportation of RIMs who have COVID on state roads. Abbott was sued by the Justice Department, and a hearing on the matter is scheduled for next week.

 

The Biden administration is reportedly planning on vaccinating those entering the U.S. illegally, Fox News reports, but this has not happened yet, and officials in McAllen haven’t been told of any such plans.


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, whose Florida law enforcement officers are actively helping Texas DPS at the border, called out Biden on Wednesday saying, "Why don't you do your job? Why don't you get this border secure? And until you do that, I don't want to hear a blip about COVID from you.”

 

https://starlocalmedia.com/news/state/texas-border-town-struggles-with-covid-positive-migrants-released-into-community/article_ad04a07d-9559-514a-a0d6-feb400d01ff6.html

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On 8/11/2021 at 9:53 AM, singalion said:

 

Nah, the GOP is keeping up the spirit with Trump until the mid elections next year 2022, after that they will dumb him like a used tissue.

 

There are too many younger or mid aged Republicans who eye for being the candidate for the 2024 presidential election...already scratching their feet in the sand like cheetahs in the prairie preying for a catch...

 

I don't think by that time anyone still wants "sleepy" Donald...  who might not even be available due to some finalised investigations...

 

 

There is a reality to consider:  the republicans lost in 2020 by 3 million votes.  The democrats were able to win the two senate seats away from the republicans in Georgia.   It does NOT seem that republicans will become more popular.  Biden is doing a good job,  more republican shit comes to the open, their assault on the Capitol is not seen as a patriotic act, and the republican support for Trump and is LIE may not result in a gain for them.  Many Americans are less educated, more spoiled, more childish, more gullible, but we cannot judge them too lowly to have gone through the latest republican disaster without realizing what a shit they are. 

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I just hope Americans who need help and healthcare will get it when they need it. 

 

Its so sad that health insurance and healthcare is so yucky in America. 

 

This guy says it sucks.

 

Why America completely sucks is what he says.

 

 

 

While celebrities on award shows and stars in hollywood gushes on redcarpet on how great America is. 

 

Only if you are a celebrity and earn 20 million a movie.

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On 8/12/2021 at 12:56 AM, 7heaven said:

FloridaGov.Ron DeSantis

 

Will the condoling relatives of the Covid dead in Florida and Texas remember what Governor DeSantis said?

 

 

While Delta spreads, Republicans and 7heaven deflect and resort to Trump demagoguery

But with unvaccinated Americans – notably and conspicuously residents of states and counties that voted overwhelmingly for Trump in 2020 – succumbing to the Delta strain in large numbers, Trump Republicans are falling back on their proven method of deflecting attention by blaming immigrants crossing the southern border.

 

 

Last week, Trump issued a characteristic charge: “ICYMI: “Thousands of Covid-positive migrants passing through Texas border city,” linking a New York Post article claiming that “nearly 7,000 immigrants who tested positive for Covid-19 have passed through a Texas city that has become the epicenter of the illegal immigration surge.”

 

Trump acolytes are adopting the same demagoguery.

As hospitalizations in Florida surged past 12,000 this week, exceeding a record already shattered last weekend, Florida governor Ron DeSantis accused Joe Biden of facilitating the virus by not 

 

Haven’t we had enough demagoguery and deflection? Haven’t Trump and his ilk done enough damage already?

 

 

The blame game must stop.

 

Let’s be clear: The best way to contain deaths and hospitalizations from Covid is to get more Americans vaccinated. Period.

 

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On 8/11/2021 at 5:50 PM, singalion said:

Lawmakers should always act according to their conscience and not party affiliation.

This is guaranteed in most constitutions... at least in Western democracies.

 

I assume you weren't aware.

 

The 6 Jan rioters were lawmakers???

Comparing apples with oranges again. (Reader alert! stupidity detected...)

 

Wow! So basically, what you are saying is lawmakers are humans and can act according to their conscience, but the rioters are not humans and they have no conscience to act on? That's what you meant by claiming that it is a comparison between orange and apples? 

 

If this is not elitist, what is?? 

 

 

 

On 8/11/2021 at 5:50 PM, singalion said:

Surely, I wouldn't want you as a disciple, too much work to get anything into your brain... and as you can see at BW, futile to attain any improvement...

 

 

" disciple"?? What in hell do you think you are? God? You really should cut your God-complex down to size! Thanks, but no thanks. You can only wish to hand any "disciples" on your own. 

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On 8/12/2021 at 1:12 AM, Steve5380 said:

 

There is a reality to consider:  the republicans lost in 2020 by 3 million votes.  The democrats were able to win the two senate seats away from the republicans in Georgia.   It does NOT seem that republicans will become more popular.  Biden is doing a good job,  more republican shit comes to the open, their assault on the Capitol is not seen as a patriotic act, and the republican support for Trump and is LIE may not result in a gain for them.  Many Americans are less educated, more spoiled, more childish, more gullible, but we cannot judge them too lowly to have gone through the latest republican disaster without realizing what a shit they are. 

 

Mere slogan repeating again. This has all been posted here before.

 

No substantiation as usual.

 

Simply repeating the same accusations without any solid backing...

 

Now even resorting to scare mongering...

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On 8/11/2021 at 6:27 PM, Guest Guest said:

 

Mere slogan repeating again. This has all been posted here before.

 

No substantiation as usual.

 

Simply repeating the same accusations without any solid backing...

 

Now even resorting to scare mongering...

 

Slogan?  this was freshly edited by me.  Have I scare mongered you?  Ha Ha Ha :lol:

 

But you are scared, not by mongering but because YOU KNOW that all what I wrote IS TRUE!  :thumb: 😎:D:yuk:

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On 8/12/2021 at 12:05 AM, singalion said:

 

Mere slogan repeating again. This has all been posted here before.

 

No substantiation as usual.

 

Simply repeating the same accusations without any solid backing...

 

Now even resorting to scare mongering...

 

 

 

Slogan?  That was freshly edited.  Have it scare mongered you?  Ha Ha Ha :lol:

 

But you are scared, not by mongering but because YOU KNOW that all what was written IS TRUE!  :thumb: 😎:D

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On 8/10/2021 at 1:14 AM, singalion said:

 

want to blame Biden for increasing oil prices? 

 

Do you also read any other news ?

How departed from reality are you?

 

 


Why don’t blame Biden for increasing oil prices?
 

To you, this and that cannot blame Biden. Blame Trump, blame Republican governor, blame trump supporters. It’s your usual diversion, deflection and digression strategy. So what exactly can we blame Biden on? 
 

Analysts are expecting the latest US headline inflation rate, due on Wednesday, to grow at an annualised rate of 5.3 per cent. This is slightly lower than June’s 5.4 per cent, which was the highest in more than a decade.

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OH LOOK! New York Governor Cuomo (NOT A REPUBLICAN BUT A "HOLY" DEMOCRAT) resigns after sexual harassment findings! 

 

New York Governor Cuomo resigns after sexual harassment findings - CNA (channelnewsasia.com)

 

NEW YORK: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo resigned on Tuesday (Aug 10) following an inquiry that found he sexually harassed 11 women and in the face of mounting legal pressure and demands for his departure by President Joe Biden and others, a startling downfall for a man once seen as a possible US presidential contender.

 

Cuomo, a "HOLY" Democrat who had served since 2011 as governor of the fourth most-populous US state, made the announcement after New York Attorney General Letitia James on Aug 3 released the results of a five-month independent investigation that concluded he had engaged in conduct that violated US and state laws.

 

In a televised 20-minute address, Cuomo again denied any wrongdoing (WHAT???) , though he said he accepted "full responsibility" for offending the women through what he characterised as ill-conceived attempts to be affectionate or humorous.

 

He said he had concluded that fighting the accusations while remaining in office would paralyse state government and cost taxpayers millions of dollars at a time when the coronavirus pandemic still poses a major threat.

 

"I think, given the circumstances, the best way I can help now is if I step aside and let government get back to government - and therefore that's what I'll do," he said, adding that his resignation would take effect in 14 days.

 

The investigation, detailed in a 168-page report, found that Cuomo groped, kissed or made suggestive comments to women including current and former government workers - one a state trooper - and retaliated against at least one woman who accused him of sexual misconduct.

 

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, a Democrat from western New York, will take over as governor of the state of more than 19 million people until the end of Cuomo's term in December 2022 as outlined in the state's constitution, becoming the first woman to hold the post.

 

Cuomo's resignation marks the second time in 13 years that a New York governor has stepped down in scandal, after Eliot Spitzer (ANOTHER "HOLY" DEMOCRAT) quit in 2008 over his patronage of prostitutes. Cuomo also became the latest powerful man taken down in recent years following the rise of the #MeToo social movement against sexual abuse and harassment that has shaken politics, Hollywood, the business world and the workplace.

 

His resignation spared Cuomo from possible removal from office through impeachment proceedings in the state legislature. An ongoing impeachment investigation had only promised to intensify.

 

Cuomo, 63, was elected to three terms as governor, as was his late father, Mario Cuomo. He previously served as US Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary from 1997 to 2001 under former President Bill Clinton.

Like his father, Andrew Cuomo never ran for president despite speculation about his possible ambitions. He gained national prominence last year early in the COVID-19 pandemic after delivering daily news conferences as his state became the US epicentre of the public health crisis.

 

The civil investigation found that the actions of Cuomo and his senior advisers violated multiple state and federal laws, but James did not pursue criminal charges (WHY? BECASUE THEY ARE "HOLY" DEMOCRATS?). Local prosecutors are free to do so, meaning Cuomo still could face legal jeopardy.

 

Local prosecutors in Manhattan, Nassau County, Albany County and Westchester County said after the report's release that they are looking into the matter and have requested evidence from the independent inquiry. New York City's mayor said Cuomo should face criminal charges.

 

Cuomo had for months denied mounting allegations of sexual harassment - and renewed those denials after the investigative report was issued. But what was left of his political support crumbled after the findings were made public. Hours later, Biden - a friend of the governor for years - told reporters at the White House: "I think he should resign."

Other prominent Democrats including the state's two US senators, Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, and US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi also lined up in calling on the party's one-time star to resign.

 

Investigators concluded that Cuomo and his aides created a "toxic" and "hostile" workplace in an office gripped by bullying, fear and intimidation. The complaints about sexual harassment emerged after broader criticism by Democratic politicians in New York that Cuomo governed through intimidation.

 

Cuomo last year appeared to be a politician in ascent, presenting himself as an authoritative figure in televised news conferences on the pandemic. His image was burnished by television interviews with his younger brother, CNN host Chris Cuomo.

 

Shortly after James, a fellow Democrat, detailed the findings, Cuomo, the divorced father of three adult daughters, issued a video statement in which he said: "I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances."

 

"That is just not who I am," Cuomo said in the video, as he argued that what women described as sexual advances were inoffensive gestures and comments inspired by a natural physical warmth arising from the culture in which he was raised. In the video, he indicated he had no plans to resign, mentioning specifically the fight against the pandemic.

 

A Marist Poll released a day after the report was issued showed that 59 per cent of New Yorkers wanted Cuomo to resign, compared to 32 per cent who said he should serve out his term and 9 per cent who were unsure. Among Democrats, however, only 52 per cent favoured resignation.

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Why don’t blame Biden for increasing oil prices?
 

To you, this and that cannot blame Biden. Blame Trump, blame Republican governor, blame trump supporters. It’s your usual diversion, deflection and digression strategy. So what exactly can we blame Biden on? 
 

Analysts are expecting the latest US headline inflation rate, due on Wednesday, to grow at an annualised rate of 5.3 per cent. This is slightly lower than June’s 5.4 per cent, which was the highest in more than a decade.

 

Who is in charge of oil prices? US presidents?

Please don't ridicule yourself here utmost.

 

Please don't continue to bore us here with your ill-informed posts about how inflation is created or what results in oil price increases.

 

Either you take some lessons in economics or just better keep quiet for not ridiculing yourself at BW.

 

And please learn that inflation doesn't grow in 8 months but due to long term policies...

 

But don't bore us further with your incompetent approach to these issues.

 

 

 

 

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On 8/12/2021 at 3:03 PM, singalion said:

 

Who is in charge of oil prices? US presidents?

Please don't ridicule yourself here utmost.

 

Please don't continue to bore us here with your ill-informed posts about how inflation is created or what results in oil price increases.

 

Either you take some lessons in economics or just better keep quiet for not ridiculing yourself at BW.

 

And please learn that inflation doesn't grow in 8 months but due to long term policies...

 

But don't bore us further with your incompetent approach to these issues.

 

 

 

 


By oil prices, it was referring to petrol prices in US and inflation of everyday and big ticket items in US which is caused by Biden and Democrats party massive trillion dollars spending. 

The 1.9trillion dollars spent by Biden in Feb or March have already reached the economy and this would have directly pushed up prices. Inflation is not just a result of long term economic polices. 
 

Please learn more about economics than to embarrass yourself just to save Biden. 

 

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On 8/12/2021 at 3:26 PM, 7heaven said:


By oil prices, it was referring to petrol prices in US and inflation of everyday and big ticket items in US which is caused by Biden and Democrats party massive trillion dollars spending. 

The 1.9trillion dollars spent by Biden in Feb or March have already reached the economy and this would have directly pushed up prices. Inflation is not just a result of long term economic polices. 
 

Please learn more about economics than to embarrass yourself just to save Biden. 

 

 

So, petrol is not a product derived from oil???

 

Instead of continuing in slogan posting, substantiate your allegations or your reasoning.

 

If you don't know how the price of oil / petrol is made up and what reasons result in price increases, then go an study it first before posting nonsensical things.

 

For sure oil price or petrol price increases are not in any way dependent from public budget spending.

 

Please repent and study the background first.

 

 

 

 

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 The bogus GOP claim that Biden is responsible for higher gasoline prices

July 13, 2021
 
 

“As millions of Americans travel this holiday weekend, they are feeling the cost of Biden’s policies at the pump. Gas prices are at their highest level in 7 years.”

— Ronna McDaniel, chair of the Republican National Committee, in a tweet, July 3

“Nowhere are Americans feeling the pain more than at the pump. Gasoline prices have spiked about 70 cents per gallon since President Biden was inaugurated. They will only continue to climb.”

— Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., in a Fox News opinion article, July 2

“Average gas price: June 2020: $2.21 June 2021: $3.07 President Biden’s economy!”

— Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, in a tweet, June 21

 

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It’s that time of year again: Gasoline prices have spiked, and politicians are trying to make political hay.

The media has had to deal with this faux issue for decades. We wrote about it in 1996 when then-Sen. Bob Dole campaigned for president and urged a repeal of the 4.3 cent gasoline tax because gasoline then was on track to reach $1.31 a gallon. We wrote about it in 2000 when gas prices appeared to have popped to the highest level ever. We wrote about it in 2012 when Republicans misleadingly complained that gasoline prices had doubled in President Barack Obama’s term.

 

And here we are again. President Joe Biden has been president for only six months, and somehow his policies have already led to high gasoline prices.

That’s not how it works, folks. Let’s explain what’s going on.

So far this year, gasoline prices have risen 88 cents, or a 40% increase, to $3.13 a gallon on July 6. That’s not chump change. Mark Finley, a fellow at Rice University’s Center for Energy Studies, estimated that increase translates into extra costs of $120 billion for U.S. consumers on an annualized basis.

The biggest factor in the price of gasoline is crude oil. Well over 50% of the price at the pump is directly tied to the cost of crude oil. About 18% of the cost relates to state and federal taxes — the latter of which have not increased under Biden. About 15% stems from distribution and marketing, while 13% comes from refining costs and profits. (These figures are from AAA.)

If you go back over 35 years of Energy Department data, there is almost a perfect — 95% — correlation between yearly crude prices and gasoline prices, Finley said.

So why has the cost of crude oil increased in recent months? It was unusually low because the coronavirus pandemic flattened economies around the world. Now that mass vaccination is helping to reopen many economies, demand is increasing again. But supply is lacking.

“Oil demand was so low during the pandemic last year, oil producers decreased their production levels,” said Chris Higginbotham, a spokesman for the Energy Information Administration (EIA). “It takes time to ramp up production, so demand this year has increased far more quickly than production rates. That means there is less crude oil in storage, which pushes up the price of oil, making it more expensive to make gasoline.”

“Crude prices are influenced by a number of factors — geopolitical tensions/decisions, production, demand, supply, etc.,” Jeanette McGee, a AAA spokeswoman, said in an email. “Right now the largest influences are increasing global demand, promise of leisure travel, optimism of vaccination rollout and OPEC+ failure to reach an agreement on production increases.”

Trilby Lundberg, publisher of the Lundberg Survey of U.S. fuel markets and the acknowledged guru of gasoline prices, agreed that the overwhelming reason for higher gasoline prices is higher crude oil prices. “One year ago, the U.S. average retail price of regular grade gasoline was 97.45 cents lower than it is now; crude oil (using example of near-month futures price of West Texas Intermediate) was lower by approximately 81 cents a gallon, leaving about 16 cents a gallon difference,” she wrote in an email. “Then, removing just over 2 cents per gallon from that difference due to various individual states having increased gasoline tax, the result: Retail gasoline is up only about 14 cents a gallon more than is crude oil.”

Higginbotham said that decreased demand during the pandemic has “also hurt our ability to refine crude oil to make gasoline and other petroleum products.”

He added that there were two other unique factors this year. “Texas’ extreme weather led to refinery shutdowns that contributed to tightness in the gasoline market just as pandemic-related restrictions were starting to ease,” he said. The Colonial Pipeline shutdown from a ransomware attack “happened just before summer driving season officially kicked off, so gasoline supplies got even tighter just as demand was really ramping up.”

Finally, during the summer, the gasoline blend (which is less likely to evaporate in the heat) costs slightly more to produce than the winter blend. That shift adds a few pennies to the cost.

The EIA, in a forecast released last week, believes crude prices will decline as oil production increases. It projects U.S. regular-grade gasoline prices to average $2.92 per gallon in the rest of this year and $2.74 per gallon for all of 2022. It’s worth noting that when adjusted for inflation, these prices are well within the band of prices since 2004 — and these projections are slightly above and then slightly below the average inflation-adjusted gasoline price since 1918 ($2.86 as of 2020).

So where’s Biden in all of this? Nowhere. As AAA’s McGee put it, “Gas prices fluctuate no matter who is in office.”

Media representatives for the Republicans quoted above defended their statements by arguing that some of Biden’s actions, such as canceling the unbuilt Keystone XL pipeline and imposing a moratorium on new federal leases for oil and gas prod

 

“The administration’s hostility to fossil fuels and its inflationary policies have contributed to the energy price increases we’ve seen,” said Mike Danylak, communications director for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, on which Barrasso is the senior Republican. He cited a Wall Street Journal editorial that stated there is no link between ending Keystone and higher gasoline prices, but that Biden’s actions could limit U.S. production, reducing global supply even as demand surges — and give more pricing leverage to overseas oil producers. Similar points were made by Russell M. Dye, communications director and counsel at the House Judiciary Committee, where Jordan is the senior Republican.

These attacks holding Biden’s policies responsible for higher gas prices are silly and false. Gasoline prices are closely connected to crude oil prices — and a president has virtually no control over that. The world is emerging from a pandemic that sent oil prices tumbling. Now the price of crude oil is going up. Simple as that.

Biden has taken some actions that, in theory, could affect energy prices in the future and on the margins — but he’s been president for only six months. Any possible impact will happen far down the road — and that will be a subject for historians, not politicians.

In the immediate period, pinning the blame on Biden for today’s gasoline prices is worthy of Four Pinocchios.

 

 

 

 
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On 8/12/2021 at 3:26 PM, 7heaven said:


By oil prices, it was referring to petrol prices in US and inflation of everyday and big ticket items in US which is caused by Biden and Democrats party massive trillion dollars spending. 

The 1.9trillion dollars spent by Biden in Feb or March have already reached the economy and this would have directly pushed up prices. Inflation is not just a result of long term economic polices. 
 

Please learn more about economics than to embarrass yourself just to save Biden. 

 

 

It is very obvious that you are only blindly re-posting unfounded political rhetoric into BW (without doing your own checks on correctness). 

 

 

The bogus GOP claim that Biden is responsible for higher gasoline prices

 

 

And here we are again. President Joe Biden has been president for only six months, and somehow his policies have already led to high gasoline prices.

That’s not how it works, folks. Let’s explain what’s going on.

 

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On 8/12/2021 at 5:24 PM, singalion said:

 

It is very obvious that you are only blindly re-posting unfounded political rhetoric into BW (without doing your own checks on correctness). 

 

 

The bogus GOP claim that Biden is responsible for higher gasoline prices

 

 

And here we are again. President Joe Biden has been president for only six months, and somehow his policies have already led to high gasoline prices.

That’s not how it works, folks. Let’s explain what’s going on.

 


It is very obvious you just blindly reject whatever  Republicans say even when it is the truth, but we can understand the truth hurts. 

Biden and his Democrats party are spending trillions after trillions to score points with the voters.
 

However, such massive spending will cause inflation which we are seeing in the US. They have the media gang to help them gaslight, bring in experts to explain off and twist and turn simply just to say inflation has nothing to do with Biden, which in truth it has everything to do with he and his party’s spending. 

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Biden cancelled Keystone pipeline citing environmental issues but didn’t stop pipeline from Russia to Germany. 
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Biden stokes outrage with deal on Russia gas pipeline

By Lesley Clark, Carlos Anchondo | 07/22/2021 06:53 AM EST 

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Victoria Nuland, undersecretary of State for political affairs, during a hearing yesterday.  Rod Lamkey/CNP/picture alliance/Consolidated News Photos/Newscom

 

The Biden administration has reached a deal with Germany that allows for the completion of a contested natural gas pipeline, infuriating lawmakers from both parties who said the conduit will empower Russia and environmentalists who want the administration to denounce fossil fuels. 
 

The U.S. and German governments yesterday released a pact that calls for both countries to impose penalties if Russia tries to use the Nord Stream 2 pipeline or other energy corridors to assert influence in the region.

"The United States and Germany are united in their determination to hold Russia to account for its aggression and malign activities by imposing costs via sanctions and other tools," the statement read.

 

“Should Russia attempt to use energy as a weapon or commit further aggressive acts against Ukraine, Germany will take action at the national level and press for effective measures at the European level, including sanctions, to limit Russian export capabilities to Europe in the energy sector,” the statement said. 

 

The decision marks a shift for the U.S. government, which has long opposed Nord Stream 2, which would carry gas from western Russia to Germany via the Baltic Sea. But White House officials said the pipeline was already 90% complete when President Biden took office and argued that the agreement will allow the U.S. to better address its worries about the project. The administration, which has sought to improve ties with Germany, signaled the move in May when it decided to waive sanctions against the company building the pipeline.

 

The pact allows Germany “to push back against the Kremlin’s harmful activities and to advance a more secure and sustainable energy future for Ukraine and other front-line NATO and E.U. countries,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Air Force One. 
 

But the deal with the outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel touched off a firestorm of complaints from Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill. 

“I am not yet convinced that this agreement — or any bilateral agreement — can sufficiently provide assurances to our European allies and minimize the considerable economic impact and security implications of this pipeline’s completion,” said Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, warning that Nord Stream 2 “empowers the Kremlin to spread its malign influence throughout Eastern Europe.”

‘Grave mistake’

Republicans had already accused Biden of hypocrisy for shutting down the Keystone XL oil pipeline early in his tenure while waiving sanctions on the Russian pipeline. Biden had called Nord Stream 2 "a complicated issue affecting our allies in Europe.”

 

Merkel supports the pipeline to help meet her country’s energy needs, but Republicans say they fear Russia will become the preferred energy provider for Western Europe while also boxing out exports from Ukraine.

 

“The president is giving Russia a new geopolitical weapon,” said Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), who called the deal “a grave mistake” during a Senate Foreign Relations meeting yesterday. “Russia uses energy as a geopolitical weapon to coerce and to manipulate.” He warned it would double Europe’s reliance on Russian energy and funnel more money to Moscow.


Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called the pledge from Germany, “on its face, incredibly weak.” And he accused the State Department of releasing the details at 9 p.m. German time to mitigate pushback from that country’s Green Party, which has vowed to block the pipeline.

 

Cruz, who questioned top State Department official Victoria Nuland during a hearing yesterday, called the deal “a complete and total capitulation by President Biden to Putin” and said that “decades from now, future Russian dictators will be reaping billions of dollars of benefits annually from Joe Biden’s mistake and will be using that pipeline to exert economic blackmail on Europe.”

 

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) accused Biden of not being tough enough on Russia. “We’re gift wrapping Putin’s pet project for the same guy who hasn’t done anything to stop cybercriminals and ransomware attacks against the U.S. — even after the administration warned them,” Sasse said, alluding to a string of recent cyberattacks on U.S. targets that have been linked to Russia. “President Biden needs to back up his tough talk with real actions that protect America — and our network of allies in Europe — but this isn’t it.”


Environmental groups, too, knocked the bilateral agreement. 

 

“The completion of Nord Stream 2 will entrench the reliance on gas for decades to come when the climate science tells us we must be immediately transitioning away from all fossil fuels,” said Kate DeAngelis, an international finance program manager at Friends of the Earth.


“Instead the Biden administration should have worked with Germany and Ukraine to support renewable projects in the region,” added DeAngelis in a statement.

 

The countries’ joint statement said Germany will establish a “Green Fund” for Ukraine to support the country’s energy transition, energy security and energy efficiency, pledging at least $1 billion, including from third parties such as private-sector entities.

 

Germany will put forward an initial donation of at least $175 million to the fund, the statement said, adding that the money would go to promote renewable energy including hydrogen, and “accelerate the transition from coal.”


The announcement came as the administration yesterday revealed that Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy — whose hopes of a White House visit played a role in former President Trump’s first impeachment trial — will meet with Biden at the White House next month. 


Ukraine opposes the pipeline, and Psaki said in a statement that the visit would affirm the two countries’ “close cooperation on energy security,” among other issues. She told reporters the timing of the announcements was unrelated.

‘We remain opposed’

The Biden administration insisted it still "emphatically" opposes the pipeline and will push back at Russia.

 

"We still believe it’s a Russian geopolitical malign influence project," a senior State Department official told reporters, speaking on the condition of anonymity to talk about the deal. "None of that has changed, and we are still committed to following the law. "
 

The official noted that the administration is bound by law to report to Congress in August on the pipeline’s national security ramifications and said that it will look at any potentially sanctionable activity.

 

"We remain opposed," the official said. "We think this is a bad deal for Ukraine and a bad deal for the rest of Europe, but we also are pragmatic, and with it over 95% complete, our focus really is on ensuring that we are prepared to push back against Russia’s use of energy as a weapon along with our partners and allies and that we’re doing everything we can to reduce the risk this pipeline poses to Ukraine."


Analysts at ClearView Energy Partners LLC noted that although the agreement falls short of endorsing the pipeline, "we interpret it as a concession that effectively marks the end of U.S. opposition to the project." 

 

Despite the opposition from both major parties, ClearView said it doesn’t expect Congress to be able to muster veto-proof support for sanctions, noting "the GOP seems likely to criticize the move as ‘weak on Russia’ and Democrats seem likely to continue blaming the Trump administration for failing to stop the project."


But ClearView analysts added that Biden still faces political pressure to demonstrate that he is tough on Putin in some way. "If Biden will not explicitly pressure Putin over cybercrime, (Nord Stream) 2, or incursions into Ukraine, the poisoning of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny last August might still compel action," they wrote.
 

https://www.eenews.net/articles/biden-stokes-outrage-with-deal-on-russia-gas-pipeline/

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It is very obvious you just blindly reject whatever  Republicans say even when it is the truth, but we can understand the truth hurts. 

Biden and his Democrats party are spending trillions after trillions to score points with the voters.
 

However, such massive spending will cause inflation which we are seeing in the US. They have the media gang to help them gaslight, bring in experts to explain off and twist and turn simply just to say inflation has nothing to do with Biden, which in truth it has everything to do with he and his party’s spending. 

 

How can it be the truth, if what the author in that article wrote refers to the future.

The inflation will only set in in the future, if it will be. How can you claim something what will happen in the future and name it the truth?

 

Second the budget spending has just been decided and has not happened yet at all or taken effect.

 

I guess you never read the article I posted on this topic at all.

 

 

As usual there is no single piece of substantiation in your post.

 

As such BW readers can only  take your post as an unverified supposition.

 

I am very sure BW readers know who acts quite obsessively here at this thread.

 

 

Here you can read again what presidents with what affiliation were guilty of huge public spending in the US and increased deficits:

 

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Biden cancelled Keystone pipeline citing environmental issues but didn’t stop pipeline from Russia to Germany. 
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Biden stokes outrage with deal on Russia gas pipeline

By Lesley Clark, Carlos Anchondo | 07/22/2021 06:53 AM EST 

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Victoria Nuland, undersecretary of State for political affairs, during a hearing yesterday.  Rod Lamkey/CNP/picture alliance/Consolidated News Photos/Newscom

 

The Biden administration has reached a deal with Germany that allows for the completion of a contested natural gas pipeline, infuriating lawmakers from both parties who said the conduit will empower Russia and environmentalists who want the administration to denounce fossil fuels. 
 

The U.S. and German governments yesterday released a pact that calls for both countries to impose penalties if Russia tries to use the Nord Stream 2 pipeline or other energy corridors to assert influence in the region.

"The United States and Germany are united in their determination to hold Russia to account for its aggression and malign activities by imposing costs via sanctions and other tools," the statement read.

 

“Should Russia attempt to use energy as a weapon or commit further aggressive acts against Ukraine, Germany will take action at the national level and press for effective measures at the European level, including sanctions, to limit Russian export capabilities to Europe in the energy sector,” the statement said. 

 

The decision marks a shift for the U.S. government, which has long opposed Nord Stream 2, which would carry gas from western Russia to Germany via the Baltic Sea. But White House officials said the pipeline was already 90% complete when President Biden took office and argued that the agreement will allow the U.S. to better address its worries about the project. The administration, which has sought to improve ties with Germany, signaled the move in May when it decided to waive sanctions against the company building the pipeline.

 

The pact allows Germany “to push back against the Kremlin’s harmful activities and to advance a more secure and sustainable energy future for Ukraine and other front-line NATO and E.U. countries,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Air Force One. 
 

But the deal with the outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel touched off a firestorm of complaints from Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill. 

“I am not yet convinced that this agreement — or any bilateral agreement — can sufficiently provide assurances to our European allies and minimize the considerable economic impact and security implications of this pipeline’s completion,” said Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, warning that Nord Stream 2 “empowers the Kremlin to spread its malign influence throughout Eastern Europe.”

‘Grave mistake’

Republicans had already accused Biden of hypocrisy for shutting down the Keystone XL oil pipeline early in his tenure while waiving sanctions on the Russian pipeline. Biden had called Nord Stream 2 "a complicated issue affecting our allies in Europe.”

 

Merkel supports the pipeline to help meet her country’s energy needs, but Republicans say they fear Russia will become the preferred energy provider for Western Europe while also boxing out exports from Ukraine.

 

“The president is giving Russia a new geopolitical weapon,” said Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), who called the deal “a grave mistake” during a Senate Foreign Relations meeting yesterday. “Russia uses energy as a geopolitical weapon to coerce and to manipulate.” He warned it would double Europe’s reliance on Russian energy and funnel more money to Moscow.


Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called the pledge from Germany, “on its face, incredibly weak.” And he accused the State Department of releasing the details at 9 p.m. German time to mitigate pushback from that country’s Green Party, which has vowed to block the pipeline.

 

Cruz, who questioned top State Department official Victoria Nuland during a hearing yesterday, called the deal “a complete and total capitulation by President Biden to Putin” and said that “decades from now, future Russian dictators will be reaping billions of dollars of benefits annually from Joe Biden’s mistake and will be using that pipeline to exert economic blackmail on Europe.”

 

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) accused Biden of not being tough enough on Russia. “We’re gift wrapping Putin’s pet project for the same guy who hasn’t done anything to stop cybercriminals and ransomware attacks against the U.S. — even after the administration warned them,” Sasse said, alluding to a string of recent cyberattacks on U.S. targets that have been linked to Russia. “President Biden needs to back up his tough talk with real actions that protect America — and our network of allies in Europe — but this isn’t it.”


Environmental groups, too, knocked the bilateral agreement. 

 

“The completion of Nord Stream 2 will entrench the reliance on gas for decades to come when the climate science tells us we must be immediately transitioning away from all fossil fuels,” said Kate DeAngelis, an international finance program manager at Friends of the Earth.


“Instead the Biden administration should have worked with Germany and Ukraine to support renewable projects in the region,” added DeAngelis in a statement.

 

The countries’ joint statement said Germany will establish a “Green Fund” for Ukraine to support the country’s energy transition, energy security and energy efficiency, pledging at least $1 billion, including from third parties such as private-sector entities.

 

Germany will put forward an initial donation of at least $175 million to the fund, the statement said, adding that the money would go to promote renewable energy including hydrogen, and “accelerate the transition from coal.”


The announcement came as the administration yesterday revealed that Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy — whose hopes of a White House visit played a role in former President Trump’s first impeachment trial — will meet with Biden at the White House next month. 


Ukraine opposes the pipeline, and Psaki said in a statement that the visit would affirm the two countries’ “close cooperation on energy security,” among other issues. She told reporters the timing of the announcements was unrelated.

‘We remain opposed’

The Biden administration insisted it still "emphatically" opposes the pipeline and will push back at Russia.

 

"We still believe it’s a Russian geopolitical malign influence project," a senior State Department official told reporters, speaking on the condition of anonymity to talk about the deal. "None of that has changed, and we are still committed to following the law. "
 

The official noted that the administration is bound by law to report to Congress in August on the pipeline’s national security ramifications and said that it will look at any potentially sanctionable activity.

 

"We remain opposed," the official said. "We think this is a bad deal for Ukraine and a bad deal for the rest of Europe, but we also are pragmatic, and with it over 95% complete, our focus really is on ensuring that we are prepared to push back against Russia’s use of energy as a weapon along with our partners and allies and that we’re doing everything we can to reduce the risk this pipeline poses to Ukraine."


Analysts at ClearView Energy Partners LLC noted that although the agreement falls short of endorsing the pipeline, "we interpret it as a concession that effectively marks the end of U.S. opposition to the project." 

 

Despite the opposition from both major parties, ClearView said it doesn’t expect Congress to be able to muster veto-proof support for sanctions, noting "the GOP seems likely to criticize the move as ‘weak on Russia’ and Democrats seem likely to continue blaming the Trump administration for failing to stop the project."


But ClearView analysts added that Biden still faces political pressure to demonstrate that he is tough on Putin in some way. "If Biden will not explicitly pressure Putin over cybercrime, (Nord Stream) 2, or incursions into Ukraine, the poisoning of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny last August might still compel action," they wrote.
 

https://www.eenews.net/articles/biden-stokes-outrage-with-deal-on-russia-gas-pipeline/

 

This is just another example of your posts just copying articles containing demagoguery!

 

 

The Russian pipeline carries just plain simple gaz, but not environmentally unfriendly tar sands oil which were intended for the Keystone XL pipeline.

 

 

 

 

Beneath the wilds of northern Alberta’s boreal forest is a sludgy, sticky deposit called tar sands. These sands contain bitumen, a gooey type of petroleum that can be converted into fuel. It’s no small feat extracting oil from tar sands, and doing so comes with steep environmental and economic costs

 

Environmentalists opposed the pipeline in part because of the oil it would carry — oil sands crude from Alberta. It requires more processing than most oil, so producing it emits more greenhouse gases.

 

Keystone XL would carry crude derived from Alberta's oil sands. The deposits are not in underground reservoirs like conventional petroleum. Instead, they're a tarry fossil fuel called bitumen that's mixed in with clay, sand, rock and together, can be hard as a hockey puck. To access the bitumen, Alberta's boreal forests are cut away in enormous strip mines. Canadians, including Indigenous peoples, have benefited economically from the oil sands mining. But they also grapple with the destruction of Alberta's forests and health effects that some researchers say could be linked to the strip mining.

 

Extracting the bitumen and diluting for shipment requires energy, most of it from burning fossil fuels. That makes oil sands crude more carbon-intensive — and worse for the climate — than conventional petroleum.

 

 

The permanent job gain for Keystone XL was very little. Only for the construction, they would have needed workers.

 

 

Most of those positions would have been temporary construction jobs. The State Department estimated full-time permanent jobs to be closer to 50.

 

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OH LOOK! New York Governor Cuomo (NOT A REPUBLICAN BUT A "HOLY" DEMOCRAT) resigns after sexual harassment findings! New York Governor Cuomo resigns after sexual harassment findings - CNA (channelnewsasia.com) NEW YORK: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo resigned on Tuesday (Aug 10) following an inquiry that found he sexually harassed 11 women and in the face of mounting legal pressure and demands for his departure by President Joe Biden and others, a startling downfall for a man once seen as a possible US presidential contender. Cuomo, a "HOLY" Democrat who had served since 2011 as governor of the fourth most-populous US state, made the announcement after New York Attorney General Letitia James on Aug 3 released the results of a five-month independent investigation that concluded he had engaged in conduct that violated US and state laws. In a televised 20-minute address, Cuomo again denied any wrongdoing (WHAT???) , though he said he accepted "full responsibility" for offending the women through what he characterised as ill-conceived attempts to be affectionate or humorous. He said he had concluded that fighting the accusations while remaining in office would paralyse state government and cost taxpayers millions of dollars at a time when the coronavirus pandemic still poses a major threat. "I think, given the circumstances, the best way I can help now is if I step aside and let government get back to government - and therefore that's what I'll do," he said, adding that his resignation would take effect in 14 days. The investigation, detailed in a 168-page report, found that Cuomo groped, kissed or made suggestive comments to women including current and former government workers - one a state trooper - and retaliated against at least one woman who accused him of sexual misconduct. Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, a Democrat from western New York, will take over as governor of the state of more than 19 million people until the end of Cuomo's term in December 2022 as outlined in the state's constitution, becoming the first woman to hold the post. Cuomo's resignation marks the second time in 13 years that a New York governor has stepped down in scandal, after Eliot Spitzer (ANOTHER "HOLY" DEMOCRAT) quit in 2008 over his patronage of prostitutes. Cuomo also became the latest powerful man taken down in recent years following the rise of the #MeToo social movement against sexual abuse and harassment that has shaken politics, Hollywood, the business world and the workplace. His resignation spared Cuomo from possible removal from office through impeachment proceedings in the state legislature. An ongoing impeachment investigation had only promised to intensify. Cuomo, 63, was elected to three terms as governor, as was his late father, Mario Cuomo. He previously served as US Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary from 1997 to 2001 under former President Bill Clinton. Like his father, Andrew Cuomo never ran for president despite speculation about his possible ambitions. He gained national prominence last year early in the COVID-19 pandemic after delivering daily news conferences as his state became the US epicentre of the public health crisis. The civil investigation found that the actions of Cuomo and his senior advisers violated multiple state and federal laws, but James did not pursue criminal charges (WHY? BECASUE THEY ARE "HOLY" DEMOCRATS?). Local prosecutors are free to do so, meaning Cuomo still could face legal jeopardy. Local prosecutors in Manhattan, Nassau County, Albany County and Westchester County said after the report's release that they are looking into the matter and have requested evidence from the independent inquiry. New York City's mayor said Cuomo should face criminal charges. Cuomo had for months denied mounting allegations of sexual harassment - and renewed those denials after the investigative report was issued. But what was left of his political support crumbled after the findings were made public. Hours later, Biden - a friend of the governor for years - told reporters at the White House: "I think he should resign." Other prominent Democrats including the state's two US senators, Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, and US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi also lined up in calling on the party's one-time star to resign. Investigators concluded that Cuomo and his aides created a "toxic" and "hostile" workplace in an office gripped by bullying, fear and intimidation. The complaints about sexual harassment emerged after broader criticism by Democratic politicians in New York that Cuomo governed through intimidation. Cuomo last year appeared to be a politician in ascent, presenting himself as an authoritative figure in televised news conferences on the pandemic. His image was burnished by television interviews with his younger brother, CNN host Chris Cuomo. Shortly after James, a fellow Democrat, detailed the findings, Cuomo, the divorced father of three adult daughters, issued a video statement in which he said: "I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances. That is just not who I am," Cuomo said in the video, as he argued that what women described as sexual advances were inoffensive gestures and comments inspired by a natural physical warmth arising from the culture in which he was raised. In the video, he indicated he had no plans to resign, mentioning specifically the fight against the pandemic. A Marist Poll released a day after the report was issued showed that 59 per cent of New Yorkers wanted Cuomo to resign, compared to 32 per cent who said he should serve out his term and 9 per cent who were unsure. Among Democrats, however, only 52 per cent favoured resignation.

 

Andrew Cuomo resigned because he's a wimpy leftwing snowflake. If he was a real man, meaning of course if he was a Republican, he would have stood his ground. Let's take a look at how strong politicians deal with scandalous accusations.

 

Our Hero, America's Greatest President, Donald Trump -- Accused of every criminal action under the Sun -- Still the one, and only, true leader of MAGA.

 

Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz -- Accused of paying teen girls for sex -- Nothing has been proven and he is still in Office.

 

Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan -- Accused of ignoring a doctor molesting his wrestlers when he was a coach -- Still in Office.

 

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte -- Accused of physically assaulting and body slamming a British journalist -- Still in Office.

 

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton -- Accused of and actually indicted for involvement in securities fraud -- Still in Office.


Former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens -- He did resign over sexual harrassment -- But he's now the frontrunner in next year's race for the US Senate.

 

That is how scandals should be handled. Ignore them or fight them until people get tired of hearing about them. Republicans do that and they stay in power while Democrats like Andrew Cuomo and Eliot Spitzer melt like the weaklings they are.

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Andrew Cuomo resigned because he's a wimpy leftwing snowflake. If he was a real man, meaning of course if he was a Republican, he would have stood his ground. Let's take a look at how strong politicians deal with scandalous accusations.

 

Our Hero, America's Greatest President, Donald Trump -- Accused of every criminal action under the Sun -- Still the one, and only, true leader of MAGA.

 

Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz -- Accused of paying teen girls for sex -- Nothing has been proven and he is still in Office.

 

Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan -- Accused of ignoring a doctor molesting his wrestlers when he was a coach -- Still in Office.

 

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte -- Accused of physically assaulting and body slamming a British journalist -- Still in Office.

 

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton -- Accused of and actually indicted for involvement in securities fraud -- Still in Office.


Former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens -- He did resign over sexual harrassment -- But he's now the frontrunner in next year's race for the US Senate.

 

That is how scandals should be handled. Ignore them or fight them until people get tired of hearing about them. Republicans do that and they stay in power while Democrats like Andrew Cuomo and Eliot Spitzer melt like the weaklings they are.


You forgot to add Hillary Clinton who deleted 30,000+ emails and conducted government business using private email server still managed to run for the highest office. Not even an indictment. FBI director James Comey even publicly came out to say she did not commit any crime. That is how scandals should be handled. Have your high powered friends in various important positions ease things along. 

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On 8/13/2021 at 12:21 AM, singalion said:

 

How can it be the truth, if what the author in that article wrote refers to the future.

The inflation will only set in in the future, if it will be. How can you claim something what will happen in the future and name it the truth?

 

Second the budget spending has just been decided and has not happened yet at all or taken effect.

 

I guess you never read the article I posted on this topic at all.

 

 

As usual there is no single piece of substantiation in your post.

 

As such BW readers can only  take your post as an unverified supposition.

 

I am very sure BW readers know who acts quite obsessively here at this thread.

 

 

Here you can read again what presidents with what affiliation were guilty of huge public spending in the US and increased deficits:

 

1*pqIXolEpzpTNktAgIclA-A.png

 

 

 


You have a habit to ignore and illogical conclude or make immature arguments when the truth flatly contradict your narrative.
 

Even more laughable is your claim that inflation will only set in the future.

 

Inflation in US has already reached a 13year high under Biden. Besides causing illegal immigration crossings to reach 20+year high, Biden is also competing for record inflation, and not to mention high crime and murder rates in many US states. 
 

Have a read below and let readers here decide if my posts are unverified supposition or your arguments are figment of your twisted imagination: 

 

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US inflation sticks at 13-year high of 5.4%

The annual rate of US inflation remained at a 13-year high last month, with gasoline prices one factor pushing up the cost of living.


https://www.theguardian.com/business/live/2021/aug/11/heathrow-busiest-month-us-inflation-stock-markets-ftse-deliveroo-vectura-business-live?page=with:block-6113c3448f0811859fec46a5#block-6113c3448f0811859fec46a5

 

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This is just another example of your posts just copying articles containing demagoguery!

 

 

The Russian pipeline carries just plain simple gaz, but not environmentally unfriendly tar sands oil which were intended for the Keystone XL pipeline.

 

 

 

 

Beneath the wilds of northern Alberta’s boreal forest is a sludgy, sticky deposit called tar sands. These sands contain bitumen, a gooey type of petroleum that can be converted into fuel. It’s no small feat extracting oil from tar sands, and doing so comes with steep environmental and economic costs

 

Environmentalists opposed the pipeline in part because of the oil it would carry — oil sands crude from Alberta. It requires more processing than most oil, so producing it emits more greenhouse gases.

 

Keystone XL would carry crude derived from Alberta's oil sands. The deposits are not in underground reservoirs like conventional petroleum. Instead, they're a tarry fossil fuel called bitumen that's mixed in with clay, sand, rock and together, can be hard as a hockey puck. To access the bitumen, Alberta's boreal forests are cut away in enormous strip mines. Canadians, including Indigenous peoples, have benefited economically from the oil sands mining. But they also grapple with the destruction of Alberta's forests and health effects that some researchers say could be linked to the strip mining.

 

Extracting the bitumen and diluting for shipment requires energy, most of it from burning fossil fuels. That makes oil sands crude more carbon-intensive — and worse for the climate — than conventional petroleum.

 

 

The permanent job gain for Keystone XL was very little. Only for the construction, they would have needed workers.

 

 

Most of those positions would have been temporary construction jobs. The State Department estimated full-time permanent jobs to be closer to 50.

 


The Russian pipeline that Biden allowed carries gas which is derived from fossil fuels. Didn’t Biden and Kamala Harris campaigned on moving away from fossil fuels? 
 

If the gas is simple as you imagined it to be, why would environmental groups criticise it?
 

Isn’t this another example of hypocrisy and double standards of Biden? First was his special climate envoy John Kerry’s whose family still having private jet in their ownership, which emit 40times the amount of carbon per passenger compared with commercial jet passenger. It is well known carbon causes global warming. 
 

On 8/13/2021 at 12:09 AM, 7heaven said:

Environmental groups, too, knocked the bilateral agreement. 

 

“The completion of Nord Stream 2 will entrench the reliance on gas for decades to come when the climate science tells us we must be immediately transitioning away from all fossil fuels,” said Kate DeAngelis, an international finance program manager at Friends of the Earth.


“Instead the Biden administration should have worked with Germany and Ukraine to support renewable projects in the region,” added DeAngelis in a statement.

 

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The Russian pipeline that Biden allowed carries gas which is derived from fossil fuels. Didn’t Biden and Kamala Harris campaigned on moving away from fossil fuels? 
 

If the gas is simple as you imagined it to be, why would environmental groups criticise it?
 

Isn’t this another example of hypocrisy and double standards of Biden? First was his special climate envoy John Kerry’s whose family still having private jet in their ownership, which emit 40times the amount of carbon per passenger compared with commercial jet passenger. It is well known carbon causes global warming. 
 

 

 

You are so DESPERATE to call Biden hypocrite.  But you are wrong, as usual.

 

It is impossible to move away from fossil fuels TODAY.  Do you have huge waterfalls in Singapore that can generate hydroelectric power?  You have a nuclear plant on the island?   How will your car and your busses move if it is not through fossil fuels?  Are they electric, the same as the MRT?   And where does this electricity come from?  From the clouds? 

 

ALL PLANS call for progressive reliance on renewable energy sources,  with elimination of fossil fuels at a still distant future.   Natural gas is a cleaner energy source as it comes out from the ground through its wells.  Heavier hydrocarbons remain in the ground.  It is somewhat like your case,  where your farts are cleaner than your poops. :lol:

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You are so DESPERATE to call Biden hypocrite.  But you are wrong, as usual.

 

It is impossible to move away from fossil fuels TODAY.  Do you have huge waterfalls in Singapore that can generate hydroelectric power?  You have a nuclear plant on the island?   How will your car and your busses move if it is not through fossil fuels?  Are they electric, the same as the MRT?   And where does this electricity come from?  From the clouds? 

 

ALL PLANS call for progressive reliance on renewable energy sources,  with elimination of fossil fuels at a still distant future.   Natural gas is a cleaner energy source as it comes out from the ground through its wells.  Heavier hydrocarbons remain in the ground.  It is somewhat like your case,  where your farts are cleaner than your poops. :lol:


You are so desperate to jump to Biden’s defence despite clear evidence of his hypocrisy, double-standards and renegade on his campaign promises. 

 

Did any of SG politicians campaign on eliminating fossil fuels in last year’s general election? Besides, Singapore does not have the power to give an opinion in this Russian gas pipeline issue. 
 

It doesn’t quite matter whether the gas pipeline gets built or not. What matters most in evaluating Biden is his position on this specific issue. If he is true to tackling climate issues, Biden could have opposed to the Russian gas pipeline, inform Germany and impose sanctions on Russian. He didn’t but yet he cancelled the Keystone gas pipeline. This shows his double-standards. 
 

The output of burning natural gas is still carbon, which causes global warming. 

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