DML Morning Briefing Thurs Mar 31

Oil Reserves, Army, Passports, TSA goes woke, and more…

By  Team DML

Today is March 31 and I am Dennis Michael Lynch. Below are my opinions on the stories grabbing headlines this morning. I hope you share this briefing as doing so will make you the smartest person in the room, in my opinion.

1 – Biden Plan Would Release a Million Barrels of Oil a Day From Reserve
NY Times reports: President Biden is considering a plan to release one million barrels of oil a day from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve for as long as 180 days, a move that would add a large amount of oil to the global market, according to a person familiar with the White House deliberations on the issue.

Mr. Biden could announce the plan to tap the reserve as soon as Thursday, said the official, who requested anonymity because the plan was not ready to be announced Wednesday night. The idea would be to combat rising prices at the pump.

The president’s public schedule, which was released Wednesday night, said he would deliver remarks Thursday afternoon on the administration’s “actions to reduce the impact of Putin’s price hike on energy prices and lower gas prices at the pump for American families,” a reference to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.

Oil prices fell after the plan was reported. By Thursday morning the price of West Texas Intermediate, the American crude oil benchmark, was about 5.7 percent lower. The price of Brent crude, the global benchmark, was similarly down, about 4.3 percent.

If fully enacted, the president’s plan would release 180 million barrels from the reserve, which is intended to help the United States weather spikes in demand or drops in supply. About 550 million barrels are in the reserve, which has a reported total capacity of about 714 million barrels.

DML: So instead of strengthening America by drilling our own oil, Biden’s answer is to drain the reserves we already have. I blame every single liberal and RINO for creating this mess!

2 – Army Reducing Its Numbers in Face of Recruiting Difficulties
Breitbart reports: The Army this week admitted it was having problems recruiting and announced an unprecedented reduction in its numbers that would shrink the active duty Army to its smallest size since World War II.

“We’re facing, obviously, some challenging conditions in terms of our ability to recruit and attract talent,” Under Secretary of the Army Gabe Camarillo said at a press conference on Monday.

“What we’re just seeing is given the particular conditions of a very tight labor market, our ability to meet all of our projected recruiting goals were a little bit challenged in FY ’22 and FY ’23,” he said.
Camarillo said the Army’s end strength, or total number of forces, would go from 485,000 soldiers currently to 476,000 in fiscal year 2022, which ends in September, and further down to 473,000 in fiscal year 2023.

“We made the assessment that we would not want to adjust our specific criteria for quality,” he said. “And so, we made the decision to just temporarily reduce end strength, as opposed to lowering our standards.”

DML: There he goes again – weakening America’s military, and even letting the world know he’s doing it! But, is it any wonder the Army is now having recruiting problems – who in their right mind would sign up under the Biden administration?

3 – U.S. will offer ‘X’ gender marker for passports starting April 11, State Department says
USA Today reports: The White House and State Department on Thursday marked Transgender Day of Visibility with an announcement that U.S. citizens will be able to select “X” as the gender marker on their passport application beginning April 11.

“Every American deserves the freedom to be themselves,” the White House said in a statement. “But far too many transgender Americans still face systemic barriers, discrimination, and acts of violence.”

The definition of the X gender marker will be “unspecified or another gender identity,” and it will become available for other documents next year, according to the State Department.

In June, the State Department announced the initiation of the X gender marker on passports and said it would more immediately allow Americans to self-select their own gender marker between “male” and “female,” meaning transgender travelers would no longer have to provide medical certification if their gender identity doesn’t line up with the marker on their birth certificate or other documents.

But wait… there’s more:

TSA announces measures to implement gender-neutral screening at its checkpoints.
From a TSA press release on Thursday: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced new standards for screening transgender, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming airline passengers at TSA checkpoints to improve the screening experience for all passengers.

TSA is updating its TSA PreCheck program to include an “X” gender marker option on its application. Once the necessary software update is completed, applicants will have the option to select “X” as an alternative gender category. Beginning in early April 2022, TSA will allow TSA PreCheck enrollees to select their gender based on self-attestation, regardless of the gender on the person’s identification documents. Current TSA PreCheck members may change the gender associated with their account by calling (855) 347-8371 weekdays, between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET and requesting help from a customer service representative. Changing a gender association in TSA PreCheck will have no effect on a member’s expedited screening when arriving at the TSA checkpoint.

Reducing the number of pat-down screenings: TSA will update its Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) to permit less invasive screening procedures for certain passengers who trigger the AIT scanner in a sensitive area. This change will reduce pat downs for TSOs and the traveling public without compromising security and will be in effect until the new gender-neutral AIT screening technology is deployed later this year.

Streamlining identity validation: In February 2022, TSA updated its checkpoint SOP to remove gender considerations when validating a traveler’s identification at airport security checkpoints. When travelers appear at the travel document checker podium for identity verification, gender information is irrelevant in determining that a traveler may proceed into the screening area.

DML: I don’t even recognize my country anymore.

4 – Trans rights activist North Carolina medical student brags about deliberately injuring patient who mocked her she/her pronoun badge by missing his vein so he had to get jabbed twice
The Daily Mail reports: A North Carolina medical student and trans rights activist seemingly bragged on Twitter about intentionally injuring a patient who mocked her for wearing a pronoun pin saying she/her.

Kychelle Del Rosario, a fourth-year student at Wake Forest University’s School of Medicine, claimed to have purposefully missed the patient’s vein during a blood draw so she would have to jab him twice in a since-deleted tweet.

‘I had a patient I was doing a blood draw on see my pronoun pin and loudly laugh to the staff ‘She/Her? Well of course it is! What other pronouns even are there? It?’ I missed his vein so he had to get stuck twice.’ Del Rosario tweeted Tuesday.

The medical school acknowledged online that it was aware of the incident, saying: ‘This student’s tweet does not reflect how Wake Forest University School of Medicine treats patients and provides patient care. We are taking measures to address this with the student.’

Since the tweet, Del Rosario has scrubbed her social media accounts.

It is unclear if any disciplinary action has been taken against Del Rosario, as the university did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.

DML: This person needs to be kicked out of the medical field immediately and never allowed to care for another patient!

5 – ‘Remember, parents are not entitled to know their kids’ identities’: Woke Wisconsin school district orders teachers during a staff training day not to share their pupil’s gender identities with their parents
The Daily Mail reports: A woke Wisconsin school district has instructed its teaching staff not to reveal pupils’ gender identities, should students reveal it to their teachers while in class.

The absurd instructions were explained to educators and included as part of staff development training with the Eau Claire School District.

Staff was specifically told that if a student told a staff member they were gay or transgender, they should not reveal such information to the child’s parents.

‘Remember, parents are not entitled to know their kids’ identities. That knowledge must be earned,’ one slide in the training presentation stated.

DML: This garbage needs to END!