PoliticsTuesday 11.23.21

Biden Taps Oil Reserves to Combat High Gas Prices

Let there be oil! President Joe Biden announced that his administration will be releasing ​​50 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in order to combat high energy prices ahead of the busy holiday travel season. In Silicon Valley, more bad press for Facebook. The Washington Post reports that the platform’s “race-blind” practices around hate speech came at the expense of Black users — and Facebook was well aware of it. Over in Canada, Uber is partnering with a cannabis retailer to offer weed for takeout. Customers in Ontario can now place an order for pick up from any nearby Tokyo Smoke store on the Uber Eats app. And in Las Vegas, overcrowded strip club tryouts were shut down to avoid an Astroworld crush situation. One of the organizers tried to take control by shouting: “Y’all see that s*** happen with Travis Scott...Y’all not gonna be suing me.”

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