Thought for the day

"An error becomes a mistake only if we refuse to correct it." -- John F. Kennedy

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President Joe Biden dropped an F-bomb in a hot mic moment during a visit to hurricane-ravaged Florida on Wednesday.

The candid moment came as Biden exchanged words with Fort Myers Beach Mayor Ray Murphy, who had just thanked the president for coming to the state.

The US fossil fuel industry had harsh words for President Joe Biden after OPEC announced dramatic production cuts, saying that the administration now has no choice but to encourage more domestic output. 

'The White House has one option left and it is the one option they should have never turned away from in the first place - the US-based oil and gas industry,' tweeted the US Oil and Gas Association on Wednesday. 

Within hours of the attack on the September attack on the Nordstream pipelines, a consensus emerged that the Americans did it, in spite of the fact that the mainstream media were united in blaming Russia. Only the Americans had the motive and the means. The evidence was circumstantial but irrefutable. Within hours of the attack on Nordstream, the video of President Biden’s February 2022 press conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz was making the rounds on the internet.

The Biden administration is deepening its effort to focus on reducing racial inequity with the formation of a new advisory committee that will help the Treasury Department carry out policies that aim to narrow economic disparities faced by communities of color.

The Treasury Advisory Committee on Racial Equity will include 25 members from academia, business and advocacy groups. It will convene four times a year to evaluate and offer guidance to the Treasury Department and its leadership on an array of programs that touch nearly every corner of the economy.

Vice President Kamala Harris was involved in a minor car accident Monday, one that was initially — and falsely — dismissed as “mechanical failure.”

Harris was heading to the White House just before 10:30 a.m. Monday when the driver of her SUV “had a minor overcorrection and struck a curb,” Secret Service spokesman Anthony Guglielmi confirmed.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson takes on the outrage to mere questions about possible U.S. involvement in the attack on the Nord Stream pipelines

 Russia is insisting on access to the Nord Stream investigation and is ready to start supplying gas via Nord Stream 2 in the event of the relevant decision by the European regulator, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said during a Rossiya 24 TV channel broadcast.

The US is increasingly involved in a dangerous tit-for-tat with North Korea while supporting its South Korean ally. Following Pyongyang's ultra-provocative intermediate range missile test a day ago, which saw a North Korean missile fly high over Japan, the US has repositioned a nuclear-powered aircraft just off the Korean Peninsula

As Moscow’s envoy addressed the United Nations, the Pentagon announced a list of new weapons for Kyiv. This is seen as provocation and advancement of war on the part of the United States, and one Russia warns could result in a “direct military clash.”

Ministers from a group of oil exporting countries led by Saudi Arabia and Russia agreed on Wednesday to slash output by two million barrels a day, prompting pushback from the US and igniting fears that it could propel global inflation higher. 

The decision came despite heavy lobbying by Washington in Gulf capitals against the move. 

"It's clear that Opec+ is aligning with Russia with today's announcement," White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said aboard Air Force One.