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Damage to TX Oil Refineries Has Cost 1 Million Barrels Per Day — Here’s What That Means to You

As Tropical Storm Harvey continues to pummel the Texas Gulf Coast, 22 percent of the state’s oil refineries are completely shut down. Once progressives heard the news, it didn’t take long before they started mocking the devastating effects the storm had on the state and oil industry.

The Young Turks, hardly worth a mention, quickly attributed the storm to — you guessed it — climate change. They then went on to bash Houston oil companies, including ExxonMobil, suffering from the storm.

Cenk Uygur went as far as to start a petition calling for all federal funds to be withheld from major oil companies once the damage is assessed. “No federal or local assistance should be given to oil companies to recover from Hurricane Harvey,” because “they created this mess,” said Uygur.

Experts are urging consumers to brace for a sharp increase in the price of crude oil due to flooding and damage that forced several refineries to shut down.

Royal Dutch Shell shut down its Deer Park Refinery which produces up to 340,000 barrels per day. ExxonMobil, located in Baytown, Texas, also shut down its plant which produces up to 560,000 b/d. Petrobras, located in Pasadena, Texas, shut down its refinery which produces up to 110,000 b/d.

According to CNBC, other refineries aren’t too far behind.

“Traders and oil industry news services also say that the Phillips 66 Sweeny Texas Refinery (260,000 b/d) is shutting down, and that output at Marathon’s Galveston Bay refinery (460,000 b/d) and the Access Industries plant in Houston (260,000 b/d) are slowed because of the closed ship channel. The Magellan pipeline company has announced it’s shutting down its crude oil and refined product pipeline in Houston, which means remaining refineries there might be shutting down as well. Refineries in Corpus Christi owned by Flint Hills, Valero, and Citgo, totaling more than 700,000 barrels per day, had also been slated for controlled shutdowns according to an Oil Express news alert.”

CNBC also reported that even if the damage is controlled, it would be nearly impossible for thousands of workers to return to work safely.

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'Welcome to Anarchism, Glenn' | Michael Malice | Ep 121

Buckle up, this one is a wild ride. Author of "The Anarchist Handbook" and podcast host of "Your Welcome" Michael Malice wants to burn it all down, peacefully and with a smile. "My rights are NOT up for discussion," he tells Glenn. He explains why his version of America will save America. He and Glenn also discuss why corporate media is shrinking, why Boomers love Martin Luther King Jr., how Trump earned the spite vote, and why gun control is officially solved. But how does anarchism solve the China problem or potential nuclear threats? Somehow, he has the answer. He also tells Glenn how a concept like Blaze Media brought down the Soviet Union and why, in spite of anxious talk of "national divorce," he has so much hope for the future.

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INSANITY: High schooler ARRESTED after not wearing mask at school tells her story

On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

You can donate to Grace's legal fund here.

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Jason Whitlock: Raiders coach fired by NFL as a ‘SIGNAL’ to others

Raiders Head Coach Jon Gruden was forced to resign (fired) by the NFL on Monday due to 'misogynistic' and 'homophobic' language found in several of his old, private emails. But Jason Whitlock, sports writer and host of 'Fearless' on BlazeTV, tells Glenn that Gruden's words never should have resulted in his job lost: 'We should have accepted his apology and kept it moving.' But instead, Whitlock says the NFL chose to use Gruden as a 'signal' for all other employees who may oppose the football organization's current, far-left political stances: 'Taking over sports, taking over the NFL, is crucial to the goals of the left and what they're trying to do.'