Yep, happened to me last year. It had been a while since I rode my road bike with Shimano clipless pedals and I blew a tube on an unpaved section. I pulled over to the side and unclipped my left foot to stop, but while standing and assessing the issue, I found the bike was slipping off the edge of the road and causing all of the weight to lean right. I wasn’t able to get my right foot unclipped in time and fell over. The clips are great for extra power on the upstroke, but you just gotta assume that you’ll get stuck and fall once every few years or so.
No pipelines were closed. He did stop the future construction of Keystone XL, which would have done nothing to increase capacity (once constructed years down the road) and obviously does nothing to affect prices now. He also is not offering yet more leases to public land when the oil companies have thousands of leases that they are not using. Anyone want to guess how long it takes for a lease to turn into a producing oil well? A decade or more. So, obviously THAT isn’t affecting prices now either. Now show me the new laws that were passed that restrict the oil and gas industry. You know, the Green New Deal that Repubs are continually going on about as an example of how Biden controls gas prices. Oh! None! No law changes at all! Hmmm… Well, then what is the cause? Could it be that the oil companies shut down wells and refineries when the pandemic hit and demand tanked, but haven’t opened them back up? Can you go to the corporate statements and see that they are deliberately keeping these assets closed because they are making more profits with the higher gas prices? Yes, yes you can. And when Congress tries to pass a bill cracking down on price gouging in the industry, who votes against it? Yep. It must all be Biden’s fault.
It’s not just congress, it’s also the courts. Our legal system has effectively created a super-class of citizenry for the police. They are not liable for their actions (qualified immunity, which has not only been upheld a number of times, but expanded with recent SC decisions), and they are not required to provide assistance (see also numerous court cases that have found the police have no implicit duty to act). What do you call a person who can do whatever they want with no repercussions or expectations?
QPubs want to twist this into some controversy, but everything Biden said is 100% in line with Public Law 96-8 (Taiwan Relations Act – April 1979) which is still the governing law on this issue.
Talk about using revisionist history to justify the heinous actions of the Russian state. But you do you, Rall. Those were obviously Nazi schoolchildren being killed by the Russian military.
It’s amazing how Rall will twist himself into knots to deflect for his Russian benefactors. I guess because there were no protests (or at least protests that Rall would consider “major”) against the US Invasion of Afghanistan following 9/11, that we should give a free pass to Russia’s war of aggression against its neighbor.
There have already been sites that followed the type of “free speech” rules that Musk wants. If 4chan was such a great idea, it would have been the dominant platform, instead of the cesspool filled with idiots that it is.
Hey Ted, how much are your Russian benefactors paying to invade and kill their neighbors?
Trump was impeached for withholding congressionally approved aid from Ukraine in order to gain a personal political favor. Extortion for political gain. Saying that it was just for “withholding aid from Ukraine” trivializes the offense.
These days, we even pay stupid people to draw cartoons!