WATCH: Biden Warns Americans The Colonial Pipeline Fix Isn’t ‘Like A Light Switch’

President Joe Biden gave an update on the restart of the Colonial Pipeline Thursday, but warned Americans finding full gas stations and getting back to normal won’t be like “turning on a light switch.”

According to the FBI, the cyberattack on the pipeline was not sanctioned by the Russian government.

“Colonial Pipeline has made substantial progress in safely restarting our pipeline system and can report that product delivery has commenced in a majority of the markets we service. By mid-day today, we project that each market we service will be receiving product from our system. The green segments on this map are operational, meaning product delivery has commenced. Blue lines will be operational later today,” Colonial released Thursday night. (Read more from “WATCH: Biden Warns Americans The Colonial Pipeline Fix Isn’t ‘Like A Light Switch'” HERE)

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U.S. Inflation Soars (VIDEO)

Inflation is soaring in the United States and at a higher rate than analysts predicted. In April 2021, the consumer price index saw a 4.3 percent jump, the fastest increase since 2008.

“Inflation accelerated at its fastest pace in more than 12 years for April as the U.S. economic recovery kicked into gear and energy prices jumped higher, the Labor Department reported Wednesday. The Consumer Price Index, which measures a basket of goods as well as energy and housing costs, rose 4.2% from a year ago, compared to the Dow Jones estimate for a 3.6% increase. The monthly gain was 0.8%, against the expected 0.2%,” CNBC reports. “Excluding volatile food and energy prices, the core CPI increased 3% from the same period in 2020 and 0.9% on a monthly basis. The respective estimates were 2.3% and 0.3%.”

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WATCH: U.S. Army Releases Ridiculous Pro-LGBT Recruitment Ad

The U.S. Army has released a recruitment ad that features a lesbian wedding and an LGBTQ parade.

The ad centers around Cpl. Emma Malonelord, the daughter of two mothers. After college, Malonelord seeks new adventures and challenges, finding them by joining the U.S. Army.

“Raised by two supportive mothers, Emma felt lucky to have such powerful role models in her life,” a synopsis of the ad states. “Inspired by their courage and conviction, she was determined to face challenges of her own and shatter stereotypes along the way.” (Read more from “WATCH: U.S. Army Releases Ridiculous Pro-LGBT Recruitment Ad” HERE)

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Fill Up If You Can: Parts of the Country Are Running Out of Gas; Governors Declare State of Emergency Over Gas Shortages

By Townhall. The Colonial Pipeline has been shut down. It was hit with ransomware by what appears to be a criminal syndicate from Russia. It got hacked. Has the company paid the ransom? It won’t say, but this 5,500-mile pipeline supplies 45 percent of all fuel to the eastern United States. So, yes, prices will spike, and shortages could be seen from Alabama north through Baltimore. And in some places, like Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina, we’re seeing gas stations closing because they have no gas (via WEAR-TV):

State agencies and area gas stations say Monday that a local terminal failing to meet certain standards is partly to blame for the gas shortage in the Pensacola area.

Channel 3 observed bags covering fuel pumps at gas stations across the Pensacola area on Monday. Several viewers have called in and reported struggles finding gas. . .

Colonial Pipeline was forced to shut down Friday after a ransomware attack. AAA says most of Florida’s gas is shipped in, so the pipeline shutdown most likely won’t affect local supplies. But it could still drive up prices.

However, the Florida Department of Agriculture said Monday afternoon that the Colonial Pipeline hack is one reason for the gas shortage, while a truck driver shortage is another.

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Multiple Governors Declare State of Emergency Over Gas Shortages Amid Colonial Pipeline Outage

By The Blaze. The governors of several Eastern states have declared states of emergencies over gas shortages as the Colonial Pipeline — which supplies 45% of all fuel to the East Coast — remains shut down after being hit with a cyberattack over the weekend.

But officials say the shortages are due to panic-buying, not an actual lack of gas.

On Tuesday, Gov. Roy Cooper (D) of North Carolina, Gov. Brian Kemp (R) of Georgia, and Gov. Ralph Northam (D) of Virginia all declared states of emergency as long lines at pumps and rising gas prices hit their states amid shortages and runs on fueling stations. . .

Newsweek reported that according to “energy data collection website Gas Buddy said that five states—Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia—collectively saw gasoline demand skyrocket more than 40 percent on Monday alone.”

On Sunday, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced a regional emergency declaration in response to the cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline, which the FBI confirmed the next day “was a ransomware attack carried out by criminals belonging to the group known as DarkSide,” Fox Business reported. (Read more from “Multiple Governors Declare State of Emergency Over Gas Shortages Amid Colonial Pipeline Outage” HERE)

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WATCH: Democrats Try To Hide Shameful Video Celebrating Most Americans Becoming Welfare Recipients

The same day a troubling national jobs report showed businesses can’t hire workers partly because politicians have risked inflation to make everyone welfare recipients in the name of “COVID relief,” Wisconsin Democrats put out a video calling for people to “show us your stimmy shimmy.” After an outcry on Twitter, the Democrat account deleted the video, but another user saved it:

The video shows people dancing about getting a “stimmy,” or stimulus check, and having “$$$ in the bank” and “$$$ in the pocket.” “Thank you POTU$,” reads one caption.

Approximately 83 percent of American tax filers were sent the latest round of “stimulus” checks Congress approved after Joe Biden took office, including tens of millions who never lost jobs in the past year of rolling government lockdowns. Couples could earn as much as $160,000 per year and still get one of the deficit-funded checks that totaled up to $1,400 per person.

Nine million net jobs were lost due to COVID shutdowns, while so far 161 million Americans have gotten checks. In addition to repeatedly sending nearly everyone checks, Congress also boosted unemployment benefits so that many Americans can currently make more money not working than by going back to work.

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WATCH: Here’s Who The WH Says Is Behind The Colonial Pipeline Takedown

President Biden spoke about the issue during remarks from the East Room Monday afternoon.

Biden Administration officials told reporters Monday afternoon that a criminal gang called DarkSide is behind the cyber attack against the Colonial Pipeline system, which supplies the East Coast with forty five percent of its energy. The group installed ransomware and is demanding payment.

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Disabled Veteran Says Armed BLM Protesters Beat Him During Portland Demonstration (VIDEO)

A disabled veteran in Portland, Oregon, is hospitalized with multiple serious injuries after a group of armed Black Lives Matter protesters attacked and beat him. Portland Police Bureau officials reportedly received several calls about the violent acts of the BLM protesters on May 5.

Joe Hall, a 53-year-old home handyman, a crowd of BLM protesters armed with AR-15s and AK-47 surrounded his vehicle and then attacked him when he got out of his work truck, FOX 12 Portland reported. He said he was driving through the area where a BLM protest was underway while moving from a completed job to his next assignment. The crowd stopped his vehicle and those of others as they blocked the roadway.

“All of a sudden these agitators come out, screaming, pounding on my truck,” Hall told Fox 12. He said he attempted to drive around the group but stopped and got out when he thought he hit something.

“By this time I’ve got five people surrounding my vehicle, AR-15s, AK-47s,” the disabled veteran who served in the Army and Marine Corps. “I pulled my .38 out of my right pocket and pointed it at the ground and told them if a weapon points at me again, I will shoot to eliminate the threat.”

After pulling his pistol, someone tackled him and took his gun away. He said the group began kicking and hitting him.

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Johns Hopkins Doctor Dismisses Fear-Mongering: ‘Most of the Country Is at Herd Immunity’ (VIDEO)

Dr. Marty Makary, a surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital, disputed CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky’s contention that COVID-19 variants could set back the march to herd immunity from COVID-19 during a Thursday afternoon appearance on Fox News’ “The Story.”

Walensky on Wednesday called the various COVID-19 scariants, er, variants a “wild card” that could “reverse” the progress made so far.

In an op-ed for the New York Post published Tuesday titled “Don’t buy the fearmongering: The COVID-19 threat is waning,” Makary argued against buying into the “fear” that variants could “evade vaccines.”

Look at the facts: About 57 percent of adults are vaccinated and approximately half of unvaccinated people have natural immunity from prior infection. That’s why US cases have been plummeting, down 31 percent over the past 18 days.

To put things in context, during the mildest flu season in the last eight years, there were 24 million cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and approximately 447,000 daily cases during its peak week. By comparison, we’re averaging 49,641 daily COVID cases. That same mild flu season resulted in 280,000 hospitalizations. By comparison, current COVID hospitalizations as of May 1 are 34,905.

Let me be clear: COVID is not the flu, and we should not downplay the risk among susceptible people. But for the millions of Americans who are immune and live where the cases are low, the public-health threat is now defanged and below seasonal-flu levels. Given the harm of social isolation, we need to abandon the goal of absolute risk elimination at all cost.

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American Military’s Main Focus: Diversity (VIDEO)

The nation’s top military officer touted “diversity” as one of the United States military’s “key strengths” on Wednesday, amid a push by the Biden administration to make race a top issue at the Pentagon.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark Milley made the remarks at a commissioning ceremony for graduating ROTC cadets at Howard University, one of the nation’s historically black colleges and universities.

“One of the key strengths of the American military is our diversity and fighting for a common cause, and we must get better,” he said.

He said when black Air Force Chief of Staff C.Q. Brown was first commissioned as a second lieutenant, only two percent of pilots in the U.S. Air Force were African American.

“Today, there’s still only two percent pilots in the United States Air Force that are African American,” Milley said.

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More Evidence Chauvin Juror Lied During Selection (VIDEO)

Brandon Mitchell, a juror in the trial of former Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officer Derek Chauvin, apparently wore a George Floyd-themed T-shirt at least twice, despite public denials.

The Washington Times reported Wednesday:

Chauvin juror Brandon Mitchell has said he doesn’t remember wearing or even owning a George Floyd-themed T-shirt, but it turns out he sported it more than once.

He wore the shirt, which says “Get Your Knee Off Our Necks/BLM,” during an Oct. 19 episode of “The Wholesome Podcast,” a dating-and-relationships show that he co-hosts, as shown on YouTube and flagged Wednesday on social media.

The apparent YouTube video of Mitchell’s podcast reportedly shows him (at left) wearing the T-shirt in question:

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