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



Joe Biden

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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  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


    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.


    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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Filming for Alec Baldwin’s Western Movie Ends After He Misfires Prop Gun Killing Director of Photography



Alec Baldwin

On the set filming the Western movie “Rust” actor Alec Baldwin accidentally discharged a prop firearm, killing the director of photography and injuring the film’s director. The 42-year-old woman, Halyna Hutchins, was airlifted to the University of New Mexico hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The director and second victim is 48-year-old Joel Souza who is receiving emergency care at Christus St. Vincent Medical Center. Production for the film, which Baldwin stars in and produces, has been put on hold.

The sheriff’s office of Santa Fe County, New Mexico, released a statement saying the shots were fired by a prop firearm that was discharged by Baldwin. The investigation is ongoing and authorities say no charges have been filed yet in this incident.

NPR reports detectives are continuing to interview witnesses and that “a spokesperson for Baldwin” said only that there was an accident on the set involving the misfire of a prop gun with blanks.

Local paper The Santa Few New Mexican reported Baldwin was seen Thursday outside the sheriff’s office in tears, but they were unable to get a comment from him.

NPR reports:

Deputies responded about 2 p.m. to the movie set at the Bonanza Creek Ranch after 911 calls came in of a person being shot on set, Rios said.

Filming for “Rust” was set to continue into early November, according to a news release from the New Mexico Film Office.

The movie is about a 13-year-old boy who is left to fend for himself and his younger brother following the death of their parents in 1880s Kansas, according to the Internet Movie Database website.

The teen goes on the run with his long-estranged grandfather (played by Baldwin) after the boy is sentenced to hang for the accidental killing of a local rancher.

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Got Lunch? Navy Nuclear Engineer Attempted to Hide Classified Docs in Peanut Butter Sandwich




One of the Navy’s nuclear engineers “with access to military secrets has been charged with trying to pass information about the design of American nuclear-powered submarines to someone he thought was a representative of a foreign government who turned out to be an undercover FBI agent, the Justice Department said Sunday” reports the Associated Press.

A criminal complaint has been filed against Jonathan Toebbe, 42, who was arrested with his wife, Diana, 45, in West Virginia. The Justice Department says Toebbe placed a removable memory card at a prearranged “dead drop”.

“The FBI recovered a blue memory card wrapped in plastic and placed between two slices of bread on a half of a peanut butter sandwich, court documents say. The records on the memory card included design elements and performance characteristics of Virginia-class submarine reactors” reports the AP.

Toebbe faces espionage-related charges for trying to sell government secrets to a contact he believed represented a foreign power for almost an entire year. The Navy declined to comment Sunday, and “the FBI says the scheme began in April 2020 when Jonathan Toebbe sent a package of Navy documents to a foreign government and wrote that he was interested in selling to that country operations manuals, performance reports and other sensitive information.”

Authorities say the FBI used Toebbe’s outreach to begin the almost yearlong operation. An undercover agent emailed with Toebbe for weeks and eventually sent him about $10,000 in cryptocurrency as a sign of good faith and trust.

Toebbe’s package had a return address in Pittsburgh and “Was obtained by the FBI last December through its legal attaché office in the unspecified foreign country” reports the AP. “The court documents don’ explain how the FBI came to receive the package or from whom.”

The package also included a letter that said, “I apologize for this poor translation into your language. Please forward this letter to your military intelligence agency. I believe this information will be of great value to your nation. This is not a hoax.”

Only weeks later, agents watched Toebbe make the drop at an agreed-upon location in West Virginia, “with Diana Toebbe appearing to serve as a lookout for her husband during a dead-drop operation for which the FBI paid $20,000.”

The Associated Press reports:

The Justice Department describes those submarines as “cruise missile fast-attack submarines, which incorporate the latest in stealth, intelligence gathering, and weapons systems technology.” The memory card also included a typed message that said, in part: “I hope your experts are very happy with the sample provided and I understand the importance of a small exchange to grow our trust.”

The FBI conducted similar dead-drop exchanges over the next several months, including one in August in eastern Virginia for which Toebbe was paid roughly $70,000. In that instance, prosecutors say, he concealed in a chewing gum package a memory card that contained schematic designs for the Virginia-class submarine.

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