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Biden: It Is ‘Rational Speculation’ To Suggest ‘Global Warming’ Caused Building Collapse

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During a press conference on Thursday, President Biden said suggestions that “global warming” caused the building collapse in Miami, Florida, are “rational speculation.”

“We don’t have any firm proof of what’s happened,” Biden said. “There are all kinds of rational speculation about whether or not rebars are, were, were rusted, whether or not the cement, whether it’s limestone or not, and whether or not, but a lot of the, a lot of the families who survived talked about how upset they were that in the last years that they’ve been here, how there was one condominium complex built across the street and a road was purchased. And while they were living there, they would hear the drilling, and they feel their building moving and shaking.”

“There are all kinds of discussions about whether or not they thought that water level rising, what impact it had,” he added. “And interesting to me, I didn’t raise it, but how many of the survivors and how many of the families talked about the impact of global warming. How much, and they [don’t] know exactly, [but] they talked about sea levels rising and about how, how they were, and the combination of that and the concern about incoming storms, incoming tropical storms. And so, but I don’t think there is at this point, any definitive judgment as to why it collapsed, and what can be done to prevent it from happening and what other buildings may have to be inspected to determine if they have the same problems.”

The condominium building collapse in Miami last week resulted in at least 18 deaths and 145 more people still missing. The building was built on wetlands, which are vulnerable to subsidence. According to a 2018 engineering report, the building had a “major error” in its design that caused water to pool near its base which would lead to increasing deterioration over time.

The Washington Post reported, “Experts on sea-level rise and climate change caution that it is too soon to speculate whether rising seas helped destabilize the oceanfront structure. The 40-year-old building was relatively new compared with others on its stretch of beach in the town of Surfside.”

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15 Comments

  1. McRant

    July 2, 2021 at 9:47 am

    The words Biden and rational should never appear on The same page.
    Let’s see here. Seas are rising at the rate of 0.07-0.10 inch per year. 100 year total: ten inches.
    The sea levels now are not nearly as high as record levels based on years of written and geological evidence.
    So ‘global warming’? NO. Socialist takeover of our energy resources and delivery, transportation, manufacturing, and housing. Don’t believe the hype.

  2. Jill

    July 2, 2021 at 10:01 am

    Screw pedo joe. You’re illiterate & incompetent, COMPLETELY DYSFUNCTIONAL & USELESS

  3. WILLIAM FLYNN

    July 2, 2021 at 10:04 am

    There is NOTHING “rational” about this theory being thrown out there by a FASCIST LUNATIC !! These Dems blame EVERYTHING on Donald Trump OR Global Warming !!Whichever meets their AGENDA for the day !

  4. Marcia

    July 2, 2021 at 10:26 am

    Poor Joe. He isn’t cognizant of what he’s saying any more. I’m surprised his handlers let him comment on anything at all. He needs a cognition test sooner than later. On the other hand, him leaving office would be a total disaster instead of what we’re dealing with now. Harris is even worse.

  5. VINCENT C WILLIAMS

    July 2, 2021 at 11:27 am

    It was white supremist that caused the global warming according to Joe.

  6. Glenn

    July 2, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    If that building fell R/T global warming then the people of south Florida should pack up and leave. There is documentation showing that building started to fail some years ago. Now if that was from global warming then there is not enough mitigation to repair all of south Florida. If you follow Biden’s theory it will soon be a house of cards in south Florida with buildings falling like a bad disaster movie. In other word 1 building does not make it a global event. An entire city that’s from global warming. If that happens it will be futile to have the green new deal, it will be to late.

  7. Racist Democrats

    July 2, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    I have yet to see a Liberal run anything but into the ground. Just Look at all these cities they have ran for decades.

  8. Cynthia Rodriguez

    July 2, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    OMG it’s even harder to TRY to understand what Joey meant when reading this transcript…

  9. Andre Lewis

    July 2, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    So according to Biden people in shock about a massive death toll from a building collapse took time out to tell him it might be climate change. I have a large bridge to sell someone.

  10. William Haas

    July 3, 2021 at 2:03 am

    The reality is that the Earth’s climate is changing so slowly that it takes networks of sophisticated sensors, decades to even detect it. We must not mix up weather cycles that are part of the current climate with true climate change. Biden does not know what he is talking about. He should leave the determination to the experts.

  11. ScienceABC123

    July 3, 2021 at 10:01 am

    I hope I’m not the only to realize this, but it’s not possible to have “rational speculation.” The two words don’t work together.

  12. Roz Schurr

    July 3, 2021 at 10:06 am

    Dumb as dirt and is the President!!!

  13. Montie Craddock

    July 3, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    Regardless of global warming any of the observed structural defects would have contributed to the building losing structural stability. It’s possible the vibrations from construction could have contributed additionally to soil subsidence and compaction . Thus causing huge differences in stresses in an already weakened building ?

  14. GH

    July 4, 2021 at 12:06 am

    I’m not a rocket surgeon or anything….But I would say it was faulty construction

  15. Pete

    July 4, 2021 at 12:12 am

    Is this Joker actually mentally capable of commenting on anything? So far I have heard nothing but incoherent nonsense from this idiot. Where the hell do they find those morons.

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National Gas Prices Could Hit $6.20 Per Gallon By August

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National gas prices could surge to well over $6 per gallon by the end of the summer, according to analysts at JPMorgan.

Natasha Kaneva, head of global oil and commodities research at JPMorgan, wrote in a research document that the United States was going to face a “cruel summer” as gas prices are expected to dwarf their already record highs.

“With expectations of strong driving demand — traditionally, the U.S. summer driving season starts on Memorial Day, which lands this year on May 30, and lasts until Labor Day in early September — U.S. retail price could surge another 37% by August to a $6.20/gallon national average,” she wrote.

“Typically, refiners produce more gasoline ahead of the summer road-trip season, building up inventories,” the analysts said. However, over the last month, “gasoline inventories have fallen counter seasonally and today sit at the lowest seasonal levels since 2019.”

The report comes the same week that the United States set a new record for gas prices with the average cost per gallon rising over $4 per gallon in all 50 states for the first time ever, according to a report from the American Automobile Association (AAA).

“The high cost of oil, the key ingredient in gasoline, is driving these high pump prices for consumers,” said AAA spokesperson Andrew Gross. “Even the annual seasonal demand dip for gasoline during the lull between spring break and Memorial Day, which would normally help lower prices, is having no effect this year.”

As explained in the report, “total domestic gasoline stocks decreased by 3.6 million bbl to 225 million bbl last week. Gasoline demand also decreased slightly from 8.86 million b/d to 8.7 million b/d. Typically, lower demand would put downward pressure on pump prices. However, crude prices remain volatile, and as they surge, pump prices follow suit. Pump prices will likely face upward pressure as oil prices stay above $105 per barrel.”

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Pro-Abortion Extremists Threaten To Burn Down Supreme Court, Murder Justices, DHS Memo Reveals

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Pro-abortion extremists are reportedly threatening to burn down the Supreme Court building and murder justices and their clerks following the leak of a draft of the Supreme Court’s majority opinion intending to overturn Roe v. Wade.

According to a May 13 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memo obtained by Axios, the “U.S. government is bracing for a potential surge in political violence once the Supreme Court hands down the ruling that’s expected to overturn Roe v. Wade… Law enforcement agencies are investigating social-media threats to burn down or storm the Supreme Court building and murder justices and their clerks, as well as attacks targeting places of worship and abortion clinics.”

The memo says the threats “are likely to persist and may increase leading up to and following the issuing of the Court’s official ruling.”

However, the memo notes that the “mere advocacy of political or social positions, political activism, use of strong rhetoric, or generalized philosophic embrace of violent tactics does not constitute domestic violent extremism or illegal activity and is constitutionally protected.”

A DHS spokesperson told Axios that the department “is committed to protecting Americans’ freedom of speech and other civil rights and civil liberties, including the right to peacefully protest.”

“[The] DHS is also committed to working with our partners across every level of government and the private sector to share timely information and intelligence, prevent all forms of violence, and to support law enforcement efforts to keep our communities safe,” the spokesperson added.

Earlier this month, a draft of a Supreme Court’s majority opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked to Politico.

In the draft, Justice Samuel Alito writes that “Roe and Casey must be overruled. The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision, including the one on which the defenders of Roe and Casey now chiefly rely—the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.”

Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” Alito added. “Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences. And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and de

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