75 thoughts on “News/Politics 9-4-21

  1. Some great news out of California!

    This was a HUGE smackdown against the State of California and LA County. They are
    required to pay the damages AND the plaintiff’s legal fees AND are subject to permanent injunctions.

    This is a landmark decision for faith communities – praise God! It’s a shame that more pastors and churches (at least bigger ones) didn’t follow GCC’s example instead of simply closing their doors.

    Lockdowns, masks, vaccine mandates… none of it is actually defendable in court.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/governments-must-pay-800k-in-legal-fees-to-church-for-covid-overreach_3979180.html

    “California officials have agreed to pay $800,000 in prevailing-party attorneys’ fees to a popular Christian megachurch in Los Angeles after state and federal courts in California issued permanent injunctions barring government officials there from ever again imposing discriminatory restrictions on houses of worship.

    In the United States, unsuccessful litigants only rarely have to pay their opponents’ legal fees, even when their cases are weak.

    Although it’s common in other parts of the Anglosphere such as the United Kingdom and Canada for the unsuccessful party in civil litigation to be required to pay the legal costs of the successful litigant, it’s “very rare” for it to happen in the United States, Paul Jonna, Thomas More Society special counsel, told The Epoch Times.

    The Thomas More Society, a national public interest law firm, represented Grace Community Church (GCC) and Pastor John MacArthur in legal proceedings that began in March 2020 when California and local governments initiated a sweeping response to combat SARS-CoV-2, the CCP virus that causes the disease COVID-19. Government officials repeatedly tried to shut down in-person church attendance after the pandemic began.

    On Aug. 31, the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles voted to approve the settlement with GCC and MacArthur. Under the agreement, the county will pay $400,000, and an additional $400,000 will be paid by the state of California as compensation for the attorneys’ fees incurred by GCC and MacArthur.”

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  2. But people love them, false as most are….

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    The frauds at Snopes just circle the wagons when one of their own is outed as a hack.

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  3. And what about oats….?

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  5. The Gollums of Moloch must protect their Precious….

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  6. Uh-oh.

    Some folks may need a new narrative.

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  8. Whether it’s for deflection purposes or not, when he’s right, he’s right.

    “Biden Signs Order Releasing FBI Documents on Saudi-9/11 Ties”

    https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/biden-fbi-saudi-9-11/2021/09/03/id/1034978/

    “President Joe Biden has signed an executive order directing the FBI to release long-awaited classified documents regarding Saudi Arabia’s connection to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, a source close to the Biden administration told Newsmax on Friday.

    Biden’s decision to move on the executive order this week comes after 9/11 victims’ families on Thursday asked an inspector general in the Department of Justice to investigate their claims.

    The families allege that the FBI lied about or destroyed evidence tying Saudi Arabian officials to the team of al-Qaida hijackers.

    In the letter to Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz, the families allege that “circumstances make it likely that one or more FBI officials committed willful misconduct with intent to destroy or secrete evidence to avoid its disclosure.”

    The FBI declined to comment about the letter, which had nearly 3,500 signatures, including family members of 9/11 victims, first responders, and survivors of the attacks.

    For the past 20 years, a group of 9/11 victims’ families have fought a tireless but fruitless battle for additional U.S. government information about the terrorist attacks two decades ago that killed almost 3,000 people and wounded countless others.

    The families have been trying to uncover secret law enforcement and intelligence reports that could reveal whether Saudi Arabian officials provided financial assistance or other aid to any of the 19 al-Qaida hijackers, 15 of whom were from Saudi Arabia.”

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  9. Ah yes, the inconvenient truth for an obese America…..

    “Sweetgreen CEO Smeared as ‘Fat-Phobic’ for Stating Truth: Obesity Increases COVID-19 Risks

    Celebrating fat in the era of COVID-19 is the equivalent to celebrating rat infestation in the era of the Black Death.”

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/09/sweetgreen-ceo-smeared-as-fat-phobic-for-stating-truth-obesity-increases-covid-19-risks/

    “Earlier this week, I wrote about how journalist and COVID-19 analyst Alex Berenson got his wings clipped by Twitter for a tweet in which every line item had its basis in a news report.

    Much earlier in my COVID-19 coverage, I cited reports that studies showed obesity substantially increased the risk of poor outcomes for infections. For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted that about 78% of people who have been hospitalized, needed a ventilator, or died from Covid-19 have been overweight or obese. Other studies confirmed this trend, as an extract from that detailed post highlights.

    The case-fatality rate was 9.2%, and 21% of hospitalized patients died. Obesity alone almost tripled the risk of death (aHR, 2.7), while obesity combined with other underlying illnesses increased the risk of death and other severe outcomes even further (diabetes HR, 2.79; immunosuppression HR, 5.06; high blood pressure HR, 2.30).

    Furthermore, news about another study from Cleveland has just been released….confirming the 3 previous reports that I have already discussed.

    According to recent Cleveland Clinic research, the risk for these long-term COVID-19 complications may be higher for those who suffer from obesity.

    “Patients who had moderate or severe obesity had 30% greater risk of developing these chronic consequences of disease,” said lead author Ali Aminian of Cleveland Clinic.

    Dr. Aminian and his team studied a registry of nearly 3,000 people who survived COVID-19 and followed them until January 2021. Results show chronic complications from COVID-19 are extremely common — about 40% of people who survived the disease had subsequent chronic problems. Results also show risk for hospital admission after the initial phase of COVID-19 was about 30% higher in people with moderate-to-severe obesity.”

    Therefore, the most effective single action our press and social media could take to decrease the severity of the pandemic would be to campaign for Americans to eat wisely and exercise…preferably outdoors.

    However, what do the Big Tech, social media “fact-checkers” do? They smear a CEO of a business that sells salads for speaking the truth about COVID-19 science.

    Sweetgreen co-founder and CEO Jonathan Neman wrote a LinkedIn post Tuesday connecting obesity to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, saying “no vaccine nor mask will save us” and proposing taxes on processed food and refined sugar.

    The post was deleted Wednesday, several hours after Vice published a story about it. Even before Vice’s article, commenters on Neman’s original post were calling his argument “fat-phobic.”
    Sweetgreen confidentially filed for an initial public offering in June, making this an inopportune time for controversy surrounding the company. Consumer backlash could hurt both its reputation and sales, turning off investors.”

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    If 42% of the population is considered obese/overweight normally, then hospitalizations are clearly a higher risk for overweight people if 78% of those hospitalized are obese/overweight.

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  10. I was just thumbing through the Journal of Antibioics and thought this interesting:

    Today, ivermectin is continuing to surprise and excite scientists, offering more and more promise to help improve global public health by treating a diverse range of diseases, with its unexpected potential as an antibacterial, antiviral and anti-cancer agent being particularly extraordinary.

    Perhaps more than any other drug, ivermectin is a drug for the world’s poor. For most of this century, some 250 million people have been taking it annually to combat two of the world’s most devastating, disfiguring, debilitating and stigma-inducing diseases, Onchocerciasis and Lymphatic filariasis. Most of the recipients live in remote, rural, desperately under-resourced communities in developing countries and have virtually no access to even the most rudimentary of medical interventions. Moreover, all the treatments have been made available free of charge thanks to the unprecedented drug donation program.

    Seems to me, somebody thinks it is more than just horse wormer. Okay, I was not thumbing through, I looked it up.

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  11. Uh……….

    Well now. That’s not at all as advertised.

    “Gottlieb: Actually, it may be that the first two vaccine doses end up functioning as only one dose”

    https://hotair.com/allahpundit/2021/09/04/gottlieb-actually-it-may-be-that-the-first-two-vaccine-doses-end-up-functioning-as-only-one-dose-n413829

    “Gottlieb is a member of Pfizer’s board of directors so you’re welcome to discount his arguments in favor of booster shots if you like. But he’s only saying here what Fauci and eminent immunologists like Stanley Plotkin have said elsewhere lately. It’s not unusual for people to need three doses of a vaccine rather than two in order to build durable immune memory against a particular virus. And there was no way to know up front how many doses it would take of a novel vaccine like the mRNA platform to instill durable protection from a novel virus like SARS-CoV-2.

    Although I don’t recall many, or really any, warnings from Fauci, Gottlieb, and the rest earlier this year that three doses was a strong possibility. All I remember is being told that the vaccines do a nearly miraculous job of preventing severe illness from COVID, which was true, and that those of us who’d gotten our jabs could unmask and get back to normal. And then Delta arrived.

    If three doses rather than two are needed to elicit robust, mature immunity, should we assume that we’d still be seeing a wave (albeit a lesser wave) this summer if Delta had never emerged and Alpha was still the dominant variant? If not, if our current situation is more of a “Delta problem” than a “COVID problem,” then why should we assume that our immunity after two doses is still “immature”? Maybe it’s mature but Delta is just better at punching through it.

    Here’s Gottlieb saying that if you’ve had your two shots then effectively you may have had only one shot. Which would mean virtually every American who thought they were fully vaccinated is only partially vaccinated as we head into Delta’s turbo-charged winter-wave season. Watch, then read on:”

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    That would help explain breakthrough cases, which are accounting for at 1/3 of new cases.

    But again.

    Not. As. Advertised.

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  12. What a joke.

    “Qanon Shaman pleads guilty to one felony count”

    https://hotair.com/jazz-shaw/2021/09/04/qanon-shaman-pleads-guilty-to-one-felony-count-n413815

    “From the beginning of the Capitol Hill riot, it seemed as if Jacob Chansley (a.k.a. the “Qanon Shaman”) had been seeking attention. Of all the people who breached the building, Chansley was the one who drew the attention of all the cameras, decked out in body paint and some sort of Viking helmet. He posed for pictures and shouted through a bullhorn. But this week he received the sort of attention he was probably hoping to avoid. Appearing in court in Phoenix, Chansley ended up pleading guilty to one count of Obstructing an Official Proceeding. Sentencing is scheduled for November 17 and the judge in the case is considering a request from his attorney to allow him to be released from custody until that date. (Associated Press)

    An Arizona man who sported face paint, no shirt and a furry hat with horns when he joined the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 pleaded guilty Friday to a felony charge and wants to be released from jail while he awaits sentencing.

    Jacob Chansley, who was widely photographed in the Senate chamber with a flagpole topped with a spear, could face 41 to 51 months in prison under sentencing guidelines, a prosecutor said. The man who called himself “QAnon Shaman” has been jailed for nearly eight months since his arrest.

    Before entering the plea, Chansley was found by a judge to be mentally competent after having been transferred to a Colorado facility for a mental health evaluation.”

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    Time served sounds about right.

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  13. “When the Shaman’s attorney initially asked for a mental evaluation, I’d assumed that they were considering going with some sort of insanity defense, but apparently not. The colorful costume he wore during the riot, along with his penchant for posing for selfies with everyone certainly sounded like he might be able to make the argument that he was crazy, but it turns out that his attorney was simply claiming that the amount of time he had spent in solitary confinement was impacting his mental health.

    As far as the sentence Chansley can expect goes, he will be eligible for as much as 41 to 51 months in prison, but that would be on the extreme end of the scale. Since he entered a guilty plea, it’s possible that his attorney has worked out some sort of deal with the prosecutors. After all, when Paul Allard Hodgkins pleaded guilty to the exact same charge in July he only received eight months.”

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    So 8 months sounds about right….

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  14. This doesn’t sound reassuring.

    “Dershowitz: This Texas abortion law is so unconstitutional, I don’t know where to begin”

    https://hotair.com/allahpundit/2021/09/03/dershowitz-this-texas-abortion-law-is-so-unconstitutional-i-dont-know-where-to-begin-n413688

    “He’s right about Texas’s law being untenable. Lay aside abortion politics and focus on the baroque procedure specified in the statute, he says in the clip. How can it be that the rights guaranteed to you by the Constitution can’t be directly infringed by the state but can be indirectly curtailed by empowering the public to sue anyone who assists you in exercising your rights? Texas’s law bars the state from taking any action against abortion providers and those who “aid or abet” them but authorizes private actors to sue those same people for each abortion they perform on a fetus that’s older than six weeks. A plaintiff who can prove that the abortion happened will collect $10,000 from the defendants, a financial inducement for pro-lifers to start filing complaints.

    Texas’s law was written in this strange way precisely because the legislature knew that if it followed a standard enforcement model in which the state itself prosecutes an abortion provider criminally, the courts would enjoin them from enforcing the law under Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Texas wanted the statute to take effect and figured a novel decentralized enforcement mechanism would make the Court think twice about enjoining it, at least before any actual private lawsuits had been filed. And it worked. SCOTUS declined to block the statute when asked because there were no legal challenges to it that were ripe. The state of Texas wasn’t a proper defendant because there’s no role for the state under the statute.

    By letting the law take effect, the Court is going to deter some abortions. That’s a good thing on the merits but hard to square with Casey’s holding barring states from placing an “undue burden” on a woman’s right to abort.

    The law, known as S.B. 8, bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. That is often before women realize they are pregnant and could effectively ban 85% to 90% of abortions, abortion rights campaigners said…

    The mere threat of litigation has prompted abortion clinics in Texas to immediately limit their abortion services in compliance with the law…

    One risky way abortion providers could seek to challenge the law is to continue to provide abortions after six weeks, thereby inviting a lawsuit, said Vikram Amar, a professor at the University of Illinois College of Law.

    Then, they could argue that the law is unconstitutional and “hope that a state court decides to follow existing Supreme Court precedent and declare the state law invalid,” he added.

    Right, the obvious way for the Court to reach the merits of Texas’s procedural scheme (and maybe ultimately the merits of Roe and Casey) is for some abortion provider to get sued and then challenge the statute. But for the moment, with the statute now in effect, some women will discover they’re pregnant after their sixth week and then further discover that they can’t find a provider willing to perform an abortion for them for fear of civil liability. So long as Casey remains good law, which it is for the moment, the deterrent effect on providers created by this dubious enforcement scheme would seem to amount to an “undue burden” on abortion rights. In which case, why didn’t the Court enjoin civil litigation under the statute until it considers the merits?”

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  15. In anticipation of this weekend’s impending bloodbath in the democrat Utopia previously known as Chiraq…..

    The solution is hard. But Dem rule is killing your city, literally.

    “Chicago’s rising violent crime: How to hold politicians and judges accountable? Connect the dots.”

    https://johnkassnews.com/chicagos-rising-violent-crime-how-to-hold-politicians-and-judges-accountable-connect-the-dots/

    “Over the Labor Day weekend, the people of Chicago will have two things on their minds:

    What to grill.

    And how not to get killed.

    Like that Sox fan driving home from a baseball game, getting caught between street gang crossfires on the expressway, with more than 150 expressway shootings already this year, more than double since last year.

    Or they might get shot off their porch. Or stabbed in the neck in a bank lobby downtown or perhaps, murdered by some repeat violent offender waiting trial, out now on low or no bail or electronic home monitoring because the politicians showed him mercy.

    Not mercy for you. No mercy for the public. But mercy for repeat violent offenders.

    That’s where we are now, facing the consequences of those good liberal Democratic intentions that have helped pave Chicago’s Road to violent crime hell.

    Violent crime is the number one issue in Chicago. There is no other issue.

    The city is suffering a 50 percent jump in murders compared to 2019, and thousands of shootings. Carjackings have tripled. And all the media and political cheerleading about the wonders of the once-wonderful city won’t make people forget how they feel.

    They feel afraid. And they have every reason to be.

    Just the other night on the 400 block North State Street, two men were beaten and robbed, slammed to the ground, and kicked, all of it recorded on that viral video so many are still talking about,

    It’s all in that video reported by CWB Chicago, my go-to source for crime news. The video CWB presented shows the merciless beating, and a group of women off the side twerked up a storm, working their pelvises while the beating victims are humiliated, robbed of their money, even their shoes.

    It was horrific, the demons unleashed, like something out of Hieronymus Bosch.

    But it wasn’t Bosch. It wasn’t art. It was real and happened on the 400 block of North State Street just a short stroll from what once was Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. And things like this kill the city.”

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  16. And the media stares at it’s feet while CNNs Trump Death Toll Counter sits un-used in a CNN HQ janitor’s closet….

    “COVID DEATHS IN THE U.S. ARE HIGHER THAN LAST YEAR AT SAME TIME”

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2021/09/covid-deaths-in-the-u-s-are-higher-than-last-year-at-same-time.php

    “At this time last year, the Wuhan coronavirus was claiming around 1,000 American lives per day. It seemed to me that, absent a sudden and sharp decline in that number, Joe Biden would be our next president.

    It must have seemed that way to Biden and his top advisers, as well. During presidential debates that occurred a little less than a year ago, Biden ripped Trump for his handling of the pandemic. The death count was the centerpiece of this attack.

    So what’s the daily death count now, more than seven months into the Biden administration and with a majority of Americans vaccinated? It’s higher than a year ago at the same time.

    In the past few days, between 1,300 and 1,700 American deaths have been attributed to the virus and its variants. A year ago, the number was between 1,000 and 1,100.

    And, as noted, this is after the widespread vaccination of Americans. To be sure, it’s also with considerably more economic activity than was taking place a year ago at this time. Thus, the vaccines, developed during the Trump presidency, with a big assist from his administration, have improved our overall situation, but not the bottom line in terms of covid deaths.”

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    “But Trump wasn’t to blame for the covid-related deaths that occurred under his watch. This was a virus against which we had no defense. We have one now, but it’s imperfect and many people (of all races and political views) don’t want to take it.

    If it was fair to hold Trump accountable for the death count in 2020, it’s fair to hold Biden accountable for the death current death count. I wish we could have a presidential debate now.”

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  17. Fauci was complicit with the Chinese and the WHO since before day one of the outbreak.

    He helped build this monster.

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2021/09/what-was-faucis-role-in-the-pandemic.php

    “Australian journalist Sharri Markson has written a book titled What Really Happened in Wuhan: the Cover-Ups, the Conspiracies and the Classified Research. The book was excerpted in today’s London Times, from which these paragraphs come:

    Fauci defended the scientists who had undertaken the highly controversial gain-of-function research that had prompted the global debate, saying they had “conducted their research properly and under the safest and most secure conditions”. The same research that some international scientists said should be banned, Fauci described as “important”.
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    The mandatory “pause” or ban on gain-of-function research was inexplicably lifted under the Trump administration in 2017. No adequate explanation has been given for why this decision was made. There was no public debate. On December 19, 2017, the NIH announced it would resume funding gain-of-function research involving Mers, Sars, coronaviruses and influenza after a new “framework” had been developed by the Department of Health and Human Services.

    Senior administration officials told me Fauci did not raise the issue of kickstarting gain-of-function research with any senior figures in the White House. There was one White House meeting, which Fauci requested with the Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he raised the issue of gain-of-function research. “It kind of just got rammed through,” a senior source claimed.

    I asked the former national security adviser Robert O’Brien about this. “I was in meeting after meeting with Dr Fauci, and that never came up,” he says. “I don’t know if he alerted anyone. I never heard about it until I was out of office.” Mike Pompeo, who was director of the CIA from 2017 to 2018, said he didn’t know if Fauci got permission from anyone to re-start the dangerous research, particularly with regard to contributing funding via sub-grants to the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Fauci didn’t even tell his boss, Alex Azar, the health secretary, who only found out the US restriction on gain-of-function research had been lifted from media reports in 2021.

    If this account is correct, Fauci played a key role in the restarting of gain-of-function research at the WIV in 2017.

    In hindsight we can clearly see that health authorities, the US government and international governments all ignored the warnings from eminent scientists, and allowed the dangerous scientific research to go ahead. The public was never brought into these debates. … While the origins of Covid-19 have not yet been established, it’s clear this type of research carries grave risks.

    What was even more terrifying was that not only was the NIH funding gain-of-function research in the US — but it was funding research in China, where it had no oversight and no way of knowing how safe the laboratories were where these risky experiments were taking place.”

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    Hello? Media? Where are you?

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  18. A bit late, but necessary.

    “Wisconsin Legislature Votes to Approve ‘Special Counsel’ to Audit 2020 Election”

    https://trendingpolitics.com/wisconsin-legislature-votes-to-approve-special-counsel-to-audit-2020-election-knab/

    “The Wisconsin legislature has approved an audit for the 2020 election. The news was reported by Right Side Broadcasting Network on Friday.

    “Wisconsin Republican state legislators approved an audit of the state’s 2020 presidential election results, to begin in the coming weeks,” RSBN reported. “Former state Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman was appointed to oversee the investigation of the election results.”

    The election audit details were reported earlier by the Wisconsin Examiner.”

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  19. We’re doomed.

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    No. Just no on so many levels.

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  20. This is un-American, and total BS, not to mention negligent during a pandemic. They were fine working there unvaccinated up until now, many in Covid units. They did the hard work that was asked during the worst of the pandemic, and this is how they’re thanked? Talk about an ungrateful society.

    “Nurses Are Being Fired for Refusing the COVID Vaccine. Read Their Heartbreaking Stories.”

    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/lincolnbrown/2021/09/03/nurses-are-being-fired-for-refusing-the-covid-vaccine-n1475934

    “To vax or not to vax? That is the question. As you know by now, that is a question many people are considering in conjunction with “to work or not to work.” Depending on your location, chances are that you, or someone you know or know of, has been given the choice to take the jabs or take the walk of shame out of the building with a box full of personal effects. It is a tough choice, and even healthcare workers are not exempt. In fact, the Oregon Nurses Association reported on Wednesday that 111 nurses for PeaceHealth have been placed on unpaid administrative leave. August 31 was the deadline for employees to provide proof of vaccination or an exemption.

    I know, that’s exactly the kind of thing we would expect out of Oregon. But it is not just limited to the Beaver State. It’s happening in other places, and before you think that all healthcare providers are of one mind regarding COVID-19, please think again. Nurses around the nation are starting to post personalized versions of the following on Facebook under #unitedwestanddividedwefall:

    “I’m an RN of 10 years and I am being fired December 1. I’m not political. I don’t watch the news. I do my job and I go home to my family. I love caring for others from every single walk of life and I take that responsibility seriously. Last year I worked the floor no one else wanted to. I have my own medical issues, but I willingly worked that floor. I sat face to face with your loved ones without fear because I trust science when it says the survival rate is greater than 99%. However, I don’t judge anyone who is scared. If I hadn’t seen all the things I’ve seen with my own eyes, I would probably be scared too. Most of my patients walked out the front door💜Yes it is real, some became extremely ill and have long lasting effects, some succumbed, but most people walked out the door!!! This year I’m working in the ER and will be fired December 1st for refusing a shot How is it possible that I worked the entire past year, most shifts on said floor, many times without the proper equipment, and without the shot , but today I am expendable??? I stand for FREEDOM! You have the right to disagree with me and I will still support your right to your opinions. I will NEVER agree to force anything on anyone. I support your right to choose the shot for you and your family. My choice, after what I have personally witnessed, is to abstain until long term studies have been conducted. I could share story after story about adverse effects I have personally witnessed, but I am not because it is your choice and you’ve most likely already chosen. If you haven’t, I encourage you to research and dig deep. Talk to people who are on the front lines. I am here today asking you stand for freedom for us all. If this is forced, what is next? Then after that? What freedoms will our children have to fight for? Don’t let this fall on them. This is simply about freedom! Much love”

    Another posted:

    “I never thought I would witness and then be forced to chose between my livelihood, how I provide for my family and taking this COVID vaccine. The personal opinions on why, or if you have been vaccinated or not; all irrelevant to me- it should ALWAYS be a CHOICE. This is the most difficult decision I have ever had to make..

    “I will be walking away from a career that I worked so hard to obtain, dedicated over 13 years of my life to, and I have student loans I am still paying..

    “Not ANY part of this is RIGHT..

    “I am completely heartbroken”

    At some hospitals, employees are leaving their shoes at the doors as a sign of protest.

    The group America’s Frontline Doctors is urging nurses and healthcare employees not to bow to pressure to be vaccinated or quit, stating: “As the mandates are increasing and the “deadlines” fast approach, YOU SHOULD NOT QUIT YOUR JOB. Do not be fooled if your boss says you must resign. Make your boss fire you and do not sign anything or agree to anything that says otherwise. Do not agree with ‘voluntary resignation.’ If you are fired, you are eligible for unemployment. Anything else and you are not.” The group also offers resources to health workers who object to or cannot receive the vaccine. Their site also includes the statement “We are at the ‘delta’ variant. The last variant is totalitarianism.” I’ll let you make up your own mind on that one.

    As nurses are let go and reports come in about overloaded ICUs, the true irony of the situation is that the American Nurses Association is asking the Department of Health and Human Services to declare a national crisis over the nursing shortage. And as the deadlines roll in and nurses are sent packing, the ones who remain will be forced to shoulder heavier loads, leading to more burnout and possibly even more shortages. And so it continues. And not all nurses are the same. A labor and delivery nurse has some things in common with an ICU or trauma nurse, but the reality is that they are very different fields with entirely different skills sets, and you cannot just swap them out like parts for a ’65 Mustang. And when we have burned through our supply of skilled nurses, with whom shall we replace them? Your friend’s daughter who just got her phlebotomy certificate from community college?

    There are undoubtedly a few trolls and uber-progs who are reading this muttering, “Well they are nurses so they should know better.” One, shut up. Two, thank you for helping me make my next point. Three, shut up. Who do you think knows the disease better than the people who deal with it and treat it every day? A high-paid government wonk in a luxury office with a fat tax-payer funded pension? When I have a question about COVID-19, I don’t ask Fauci, Cuomo, Whitmer, Newsom or the CDC. And I certainly don’t ask the Whitehouse press office or the idiots at CNN, but I repeat myself. I ask an ER or ICU nurse. They are the ones who have been donning and doffing the PPE. They are the ones who see the symptoms. They are the ones who know how the disease is spreading and who is getting it. They are the ones rolling patients on ventilators. They are the ones who understand the comorbidities. They are the people who have been actually with this since Day One.”

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    There’s no excuse for this.

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  21. Joe Biden and his supporters need to own this.

    They did this.

    https://www.politico.com/news/2021/09/04/biden-crisis-veterans-afghanistan-509543

    “The day Kabul fell, veterans’ mental health crisis hotlines lit up.

    As Taliban militia members streamed into Afghanistan’s capital, Veterans Affairs chief of staff Tanya Bradsher blasted out an email to the department’s senior staff. “My veteran network is reeling and I am sure yours are as well,” Bradsher wrote in the Aug. 15 email, which was obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request and shared with POLITICO. “Can we highlight in our comms channels that VA has resources available? I am thinking of the vet centers in particular but open to all resources. This is devastating to so many.”

    Veterans and active military service members were taken aback not only by the speed with which the Taliban swept through the nation but by what that meant for the scores of allies, including interpreters, still in the country and now at risk of getting left behind. The emotional toll, particularly for the more than 700,000 veterans who served in Afghanistan at some point during the 20-year war, was readily apparent — even before 13 service members were killed in a terrorist attack outside the Kabul airport on Aug. 26. And some in the Biden administration were sounding the alarms.”

    “We should monitor suicides and see if we see an uptick,” Bradsher wrote on Aug. 15. “The news is triggering.”

    The pain, sadness, anger and frustration service members past and present are feeling in the wake of the United States’ chaotic departure from Afghanistan has upended the Biden White House’s relations with veterans groups, many of which are now publicly blaming the president for mismanaging the drawdown. That has sent the administration, which has brushed off criticism from Republicans and some Democrats about the way the war ended, into damage control mode. Officials from the president on down are now scrambling to tamp down a brewing backlash within a military community that was, in some corners, initially drawn to President Joe Biden’s experience as a military father who has himself endured a history of family tragedies.”

    —-

    “So far it’s done little to allay the exasperation and anguish among veterans.

    “I haven’t talked to anybody who isn’t angry or disappointed in how this was carried out,” Tom Porter, executive vice president of government affairs with the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), said of the administration’s handling of the troop drawdown in Afghanistan. IAVA is the largest veterans group representing the post-9/11 generation, with more than 425,000 members who served in the wars in Iraq and/or Afghanistan. “Nobody thinks there was a plan.”

    That’s reflected in a summary of the influx of calls to the VA Department’s crisis hotline that was sent to McDonough on August 16. One theme: “Veterans are upset, angry, triggered and are experiencing an increase in their anxiety, depression and PTSD.” The second: their concern for scores of interpreters who aided the United States who were now at risk of reprisals from the Taliban.

    “Veteran has been struggling with the fall of Afghanistan and is experiencing an increase in his PTSD symptoms. He is feeling worthless, experiencing fits of rage and anger, not sleeping and can’t eat,” a summary of one of the calls read. Another said, “Veteran reported that it is going to be like 9/11 all over again.””

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  22. The idiots in media keep spreading fake news…..

    And that was the intent….

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  23. Rachel is hacktastic as ever…..

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  24. But Stephen, you don’t understand…..

    Rachel WAS their “fact check,”…… bogus as she is…

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  25. So those stories some of you heard in the media of massive numbers of overdoses due to
    ivermectin at hospitals is mostly BS. It’s not happening like they say. Stop falling for it.

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  26. This is an excellent interview (Pt. 2) that everyone should hear… rational, concise, logical, data-centric and most of all, scientific. It’s awesome that Dr. Malone, the mRNA technology inventor himself, addresses areas that aren’t getting any air time in mainstream news.

    Through synthetic means, we will never, ever achieve a better result than what our innate natural immunity does on command.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/part-2-dr-robert-malone-on-ivermectin-escape-mutants-and-the-faulty-logic-of-vaccine-mandates_3981859.html

    Here’s part 1 (though part 2 is even better):
    https://www.theepochtimes.com/dr-robert-malone-mrna-vaccine-inventor-on-latest-covid-19-data-booster-shots-and-the-shattered-scientific-consensus_3979206.html

    Thanks so much for true science, and true journalism!

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  27. And don’t forget their media comrades, who do their part for the cause on a daily basis.

    “The Government and CDC Are Lying About COVID-19 Vaccine and Ivermectin; The Question Is Why?”

    https://townhall.com/columnists/wayneallynroot/2021/09/05/the-government-and-cdc-are-lying-about-covid19-vaccine-and-ivermectin-the-question-is-why-n2595312

    “It’s been quite a week. I’ve been in the media business for decades and I’ve never before witnessed such lies, exaggeration and outright fraud. All with the intent to force everyone to be vaccinated. The question is why?

    Let’s start with the vaccine itself. The results in Israel prove what a sham, charade and fraud this all is. The U.S. government and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention argue that the vaccine is our only chance to survive. And that people are hospitalized and dying with COVID-19 because they are unvaccinated.

    Both arguments are pure fraud.

    First, are you aware that anyone who dies within 14 days of getting vaccinated is considered “unvaccinated”? No wonder they claim everyone who is dying is unvaccinated. If you die from COVID-19, whether you’re vaccinated or unvaccinated, they just call you unvaccinated.

    If a businessperson in the private sector tried that scam, they’d spend the next 20 years in prison for fraud.

    The CDC has also been using stats of COVID-19 deaths going back to January to make the claim that the deaths are almost exclusively among the unvaccinated. That’s because earlier in the year almost everyone was unvaccinated. That’s called rigging the numbers. The CDC must be using the same Democrats who rigged and stole the 2020 election.

    Worst of all, the media has blacked out the developing disaster in Israel. Israel is the most vaccinated country in the world. They all got the Pfizer vaccine. At first, deaths and hospitalizations went to almost zero. Israel declared victory over COVID-19.

    But everything changed. Today a massive COVID-19 outbreak has engulfed vaccinated Israel. Hospitals are full. People are dying. At this moment, Israel, the most vaccinated nation in the world, has more COVID-19 infections per capita than any country in the world.

    At this moment, 0.2% of the entire population of Israel is catching COVID-19 each day.

    This past week was the worst week for COVID-19 in Israel EVER. Israel is setting records for vaccinated people in the hospital. Deaths are skyrocketing.

    It’s so bad, no-mask, no-lockdown Sweden has just banned travelers from Israel. Many EU countries are following suit.

    The vaccine isn’t just failing, it’s a spectacular fail. It wore off. It no longer works. And just as my holistic doctor friends predicted, it makes the next wave far worse. These doctors say vaccinated people are far more contagious; they carry heavier viral loads and are far more susceptible to getting severe illness than someone with “natural immunity.”

    This experiment with an “experimental, emergency-use-only” vaccine is a great big failure. A dangerous and deadly failure.

    But at this very moment, Biden, the CDC and the U.S. media are pushing the vaccine, vaccine mandates and vaccine passports harder than ever. The question is why?”

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    Control.

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  28. As was being discussed concerning teachers influencing students….yeah…this:

    The head of the Los Angeles teachers union said “there is no such thing as learning loss,” despite evidence of massive educational declines due to a year of remote learning.

    Cecily Myart-Cruz, president of United Teachers Los Angeles, told LA Magazine that “It’s OK that our babies may not have learned all their times tables. They learned resilience. They learned survival. They learned critical-thinking skills. They know the difference between a riot and a protest. They know the words insurrection and coup.”

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  29. Blame Joe.

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  30. ——–

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  31. Ouch.

    Remember, be grateful….

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  33. Good news! 🙂

    Bu-bye….

    “Antifa high school teacher suspended, will be fired”

    https://hotair.com/john-s-2/2021/09/01/antifa-high-school-teacher-suspended-will-be-fired-n413201

    “Yesterday I wrote about two California high school teachers, one in Orange County and one in Sacramento, who were using their classrooms to indoctrinate students with their personal beliefs. The Orange County teacher removed the US flag from her classroom. When students asked what happened to it she claimed it has been “lost” but suggested they could pledge allegiance to the Pride flag she had posted on the wall instead. That teacher has been removed from her classroom pending the conclusion of an investigation:

    Kristin Pitzen, the California schoolteacher who posted video to social media of herself instructing students to say the pledge of allegiance to a Progress Pride flag, has been removed from her classroom pending the outcome of an ongoing investigation by the Newport Mesa Unified School District…

    The school district did not provide any further information on the investigation.

    The other teacher that made news yesterday was Gabriel Gipe. Thanks to an undercover video by Project Veritas, his story made news locally. As you can see in this CBS Sacramento report, some parents were concerned about what they saw.”

    “When that report aired, the school district wasn’t saying much about what would happen to Gipe but did point out that hot-button issues are supposed to be taught in a neutral manner in classrooms. Gipe seemed to see the writing on the wall. “They are coming for my job…it is very likely the district will cave,” he said.

    A short time ago, Gipe was proven correct about that. He has been suspended with pay for now but a letter from the school district says they believe they are legally obligated to fire him and will be doing so. The letter reads in part:

    Natomas Unified will be taking the legally required next steps to place the teacher on unpaid leave and fire the teacher…

    From the evidence gathered so far, the teacher violated the district’s political action guidelines which are aligned with Board Policy and California Education Code…

    Additionally, the teacher, using his own money, purchased a series of rubber stamps. These stamps include an inappropriate image of Josef Stalin with an insensitive phrase, as well as other stamps with Fidel Castro, Kim Jung Un and others.

    Gipe was apparently stamping students’ work with these to mark it complete. I’m honestly not that surprised that a communist would try to normalize Fidel Castro but Stalin is a stretch and Kim Jong Un? Are there really people so deluded they think he’s a hero? I sort of want to know if he had a stamp for Pol Pot and if so can we take up a collection to get it tattooed on his forehead?”

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  35. Can you say “hostage crisis?”

    I knew ya could.

    And it’s official.

    Worse than Carter.

    Worst. President. Ever.

    “Taliban STOP six planes carrying American citizens and allies from leaving Afghanistan airport: Top Republican says passengers are being ‘held hostage for demands'”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9960063/Taliban-resume-flights-press-assault-final-holdout.html

    “The Taliban is blocking the take off of at least six planes chartered to evacuate hundreds of people seeking to flee Afghanistan, a top Republican revealed on Sunday.

    ‘We have six airplanes at Mazar Sharif Airport, six airplanes with American citizens on them as I speak, also with these interpreters, and the Taliban is holding them hostage for demands right now,’ Representative Michael McCaul of Texas told Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace.

    ‘The state has cleared these flights and the Taliban will not let them leave the airport,’ he detailed.

    The airport in question is more than 260 miles from the Hamid Karzai International Airport in the capital city of Kabul, where military flights evacuated thousands of Americans and allies from the country amid the Taliban takeover.

    Senator Ted Cruz, who serves on the Committee on Foreign Relations, appeared to further substantiate that claim in a Sunday tweet.

    ‘Joe Biden abandoned Americans in Afghanistan,’ the Texas senator wrote. ‘Members of Congress, including me and my office, have been working around the clock to get them out – and for days Biden’s State Dept. couldn’t even get out of its own way.’

    ‘Now there are deeply disturbing reports of a hostage crisis,’ he added.

    McCaul, the top Republican on the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, said that since the total troop U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, no Americans have been evacuated from the country.

    ‘Since we left the country on Friday, how many Americans have gotten out of Afghanistan?’ Wallace asked. ‘Since we pulled out, how many Afghan allies have gotten out since the Taliban was in complete control of the country?’

    ‘Zero,’ McCaul shot back. ‘I’m sorry, the answer to your question is zero.'”

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    Enjoy the suck.

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  36. Head. Desk…..

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  38. The Babylon Bee is quite amusing at times (nobody gets a prescription for water though). However, the abuse of Ivermectin is a serious problem. The first issue is people are using the wrong version of Ivermectin. The only version available without prescription is a horse dewormer. You need a prescription to purchase the human version which is used for similar purposes. Unless you have the physiology and weight of a horse, its not a good idea to use it.
    The Australian study on the use of Ivermectin on Covid said it was successful but the amount ivermectin was too much to be safely taken by a human. Just take the vaccine — it was tested on humans and has worked relatively well for almost a year.

    The fact that the Delta variant isn’t anymore dangerous to children than any other variants (probably a forgone conclusion) doesn’t mean DeSantis isn’t risking children’s health with his behaviour. Children do get ill from covid and a few even die; is it worth a few children’s lives just so others don’t have to wear masks. It also affects the most vulnerable — poor, already sick, and disabled; is it a pro-life attitude to put the vulnerable at risk for the comfort of the majority? Chicken pox rarely kills children yet we mandate vaccines for children. What’s the difference here — mandate vaccines to those eligible and wear masks to protect the young. Since when has consideration for young and vulnerable children been deemed unnecessary?

    The current death rate in the US can’t be blamed on Biden who has done what he can to implement the right policies. However, certain states are intent on ignoring him and others. The policies of DeSantis, Abbott and others have far more to do with the death rate than Biden As for Trump, fingers were pointed his way because he hesitated, misled and ultimately encouraged people like DeSantsi and Abbott.

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  39. No matter how messy the withdrawal; Biden deserves credit for finally leaving Afghanistan. The real questions should be directed toward Bush Jr; where was the exit plan, and why didn’t Obama leave? Trump, as he did brag before it was political wrong, does deserve credit for beginning the process which Biden then completed. America is better off out of Afghanistan,

    As for the problems with the withdrawal — that’s on the military. I’ve send before; the modern military has adopted far too many business strategies from the Harvard School of Business model. The Harvard model limits initiative and tends to operate slowly with the shareholders in mind — obviously not the right model for a military. The LT Gen’s tweet is an example — in all likelihood he did not write that tweet, he has a PR manager who subcontracted out the social media work. This is how a business operates but not an army. A Lt Gen should not have a twitter account for one thing.

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  40. Its no surprise to me that American corporations including hospitals would mandate vaccines — they pay the insurance premiums and will try to keep them low; and insurance companies are all about lowering risks. Private corporations see no problem controlling the medical decisions of their employees. Democratic governments have to be more respectful of individual rights. Instead they have to focus on the health and safety of the workplace. My employer has given us a choice become vaccinated or produce a weekly negative test. In any case, we have to wear a mask to minimize the risk to the kids. My union would throw a fit if they mandated vaccines (despite encouraging their members to get a vaccine)

    Speaking of schools, the system in California appears to work, the gentleman will be fired. Strange comment from the LA union re — even my union, probably the most radical teacher’s union in Canada — wouldn’t encourage teachers that way.

    Hopefully Wisconsin learns from the gong show that was the Arizona audit. How hard is it to recount paper ballots?

    I wondered about the Mayor Pete photo too. I assume he and his partner hired a surrogate mother and then were at the delivery hence the hospital bed.

    8 months in jail and a felony record. Not a small thing. In some cases, Qanon man won’t be allowed to vote.

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  41. The townhall article you cited and linked is weird.

    The 14 day wait period before you are deemed vaccinated is the norm. It takes your body time to create an immune response to the vaccine and create antibodies. This not some statistical scam, its simple science.

    Israel is not one of the most vaccinated countries in the world. At 62 to 68%, its not even in the top ten. In fact its only slightly higher than the US at 52-60%. The UAE, Qatar, Singapore, parts of Europe and Canada are all higher. (vaccine rates vary because some have only one does while some are waiting for their second does)

    Isreal’s current infection rate is just less than 1% of the population and only 667 cases are considered critical. In contrast, the US current infection rate is 2.4% of the population with 25 826 critical cases. If the US had the same population as Israel they would have roughly 860 serious cases — thus the US has more critical case per capita. The UK rate is about 1.5% of the population. Honduras is at 2.2%. Costa Rica is at 1.7%. Libya is at 1.1%, Finland 1.4%, Norway at 1.3%….. you get my point. Other than the UK, none of these countries have a higher vaccine rate than Israel. Vaccines work. (Norway has the same rate).

    Vaccinated countries have a much lower infection rate — Canada at 0.09%. UAE is 0.08%, Singapore is at 0.01% Portugal is at 0.4%. The vaccine works.

    Strange your article said Sweden banned Israeli travelers — Sweden is part of the EU and thus Sweden uses the EU guidelines. The EU just removed Israel and the US (at the same time) from their list of safe countries. Americans and Israelis who are vaccinated and have a negative test prior to boarding the plane may be allowed in some countries.

    Honestly — I read that townhall article and instantly knew it was wrong. With a little math, its not hard to show how wrong. Here’s the stats page I used prior to doing a little math. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/?utm_campaign=homeAdvegas1?

    Speaking of stats — I’m reluctant to take any stats from Florida seriously. Its been revealed that Florida no longer posts deaths according to the confirmation date but rather that actual date of death. What happens then, is the number of deaths announced for a day is usually zero and when the death certificate is submitted its attributed to the death date which is usually at least 3 days back. This produces an ever moving downward slide in death rate graphs and makes things look better than they really are. In addition, some Covid deaths are attributed to pneumonia or other respiratory problems. (A year ago, AJ mentioned some deaths were posted as covid for funding purpose; now it seems covid deaths are mis-attributed due to political pressures)

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  42. HRW – Thanks for pointing out about the 14-day wait period to be considered vaccinated. I had thought of that, too. It’s misleading for them to take something like that that is fairly common knowledge and make it out to be something hinky. (That kind of thing is becoming too common among some folks on either side of the political spectrum.)

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  43. Kizzie — you’re right; there’s very few news sites that I trust on either side of the fence. Sometimes media make a human error but more often than not its partisan rage clouding their judgment and unfortunately fighting a disease seems to be a partisan issue.

    The Texas law is obviously unconstitutional even I can see that. . The use of private person enforcement is just wrong. The part on assisting is so ambiguous, a taxi driver could be sued for driving a woman to a clinic. And the list goes on…..its quite the SC didn’t hear it because they want to delay ruling it unconstitutional as long as possible. I’m sure a pro-choice group will carefully select a case to push it forward through the courts or even to challenge some one to litigate just so they can get a SC hearing.

    Although I sit on the opposite side of the fence on the abortion issue, I understand the motivations behind pro-life groups and even have some empathy or sympathy. However, the punitive nature of the Texas law is just too much. In comparison, Poland has banned almost all abortions (mind you a ferry ride to Sweden is an easy way to evade the issue) but at the same they increase funding for parents and pumped alot of money into pre and post natal care. They have one of the lowest maternal death rates in the world along with one of the lowest infant mortality rates. What good is banning abortion when the infant mortality rate in Texas is 5.9 which is higher than Russia or Cuba (but better than Mississippi’s 9) And a maternal death rate of 34.5 deaths per 100,000 live births (double the US average and worse than Mississippi) That’s lower than Mexico. Sure you can ban abortions and save the fetus/child but what’s the point if the mother dies in child birth and child dies before their second birthday. A true pro-life position would follow the Polish policy — ban abortion but make sure mother and child are healthy and survive.

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  44. Hinky?

    You mean like counting vaccinated as unvaccinated for 2 weeks, just so you can blame outbreaks on the unvaccinated.

    Hinky indeed. And yet you 2 don’t see how that paints an unfair picture?

    Figures.

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  45. America’s back baby!

    Just kidding…. enjoy the suck.

    “GM shutting down production at most of its plants in North America”

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/03/business/gm-plant-closings-chip-shortage/index.html

    “General Motors will shut production at most of its North American plants for a week or two starting next week as the worsening chip shortage takes another bite out of its plans.

    GM and other automakers had hoped the chip shortage would be mostly behind them by now. But the surge in Covid cases, especially in Southeast Asia where many of the chip manufacturers are based, has actually created a worsening problem for automakers.

    Only a small handful of GM’s plants will remain in operation during the pause. Those plants make full-size SUVs and pickups, as well as some of its sports cars, such as the Camaro and Corvette. That’s because GM is prioritizing the chips it does have on hand for its most popular and profitable vehicles.

    Still, some of its large pickup and SUV production capacity will be affected by the shutdowns.”

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  46. Oh look, more garbage “fact checks” from the media.

    Who you gonna believe?

    Them, or your lying eyes?

    “‘Fact Checkers’ Play Word Games To Deny Biden Dozed Off During Meeting With Israeli PM”

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/09/fact-checkers-play-word-games-to-deny-biden-dozed-off-during-meeting-with-israeli-pm/

    “Last week, I noted that it appeared that Joe Biden had dozed off during his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. In the clip that went viral, Biden appears to slump down with his eyes closed toward the end of Bennett’s remarks.

    Note the “manipulated media” tag that Twitter added to this tweet to help their good friends in the Biden administration. The clip, however, is not manipulated in any way; it is merely the relevant part in which Biden appears to be taking an impromptu nap while meeting with another world leader.

    If you watch the video of the entire meeting (below), you will see that Biden begins the meeting relatively alert, eyes open, leaning into the conversation, gesturing, speaking animatedly.

    He spends a good part of Bennett’s portion with one hand on his face and the other on his knee, in a listening posture. He nods his head from time to time (not in that old man nodding off way, but appearing to be responding to Bennett’s comments).

    As he’s losing steam, he crosses his arms and sits upright in an apparent attempt to keep from dozing off. It is only toward the end when he clasps his hands in his lap, slumps his shoulders, lowers his head, and shuts his eyes that he appears to be asleep.”

    “You will also note that Biden’s early comments, if somewhat word-soupish, are spoken with strength and some engagement, though it’s clear he loses his train of thought several times.

    By contrast, when he finally wakes up, after Bennett says, “Thank you, Mr. President. I look forward to working with you now and for many years forward. Thank you.”, Biden keeps his head down and eyes closed through this concluding comment and only kind of jerks his leg and shifts in his chair on hearing the second “thank you.” Then, in a markedly different tone of voice than earlier in the meeting, Biden kind of whispers his final comments, still seeming groggy from his little nap.
    Of course he dozed off. It’s even more clear in the full video when you consider how he began the not-quite-twelve-minute meeting and how he concluded it muttering some garbled nonsense about Obama in a barely-discernible whisper. It’s only when he is wrapping it up that he seems to be fully awake again; his “thank you very much, folks,” to the assembled media is again strong and clear.

    As the “manipulated media” (!?) clip made the rounds, the leftstream media began issuing the most bizarre “because we said so” fact checks in an attempt to gaslight people into not believing what they can plainly see with their own eyes.

    The garbage “fact checks” range from “it’s just one still image when he happened to be looking down” from the AP to “but he was alert in the beginning of the meeting.” The first is ridiculous on its face since it was a video clip that circulated, not a still. And the second is a weak attempt to suggest that his being alert early on (and even responding after Bennett finishes speaking) somehow negates the part where he visibly fades out and dozes off . . . which he clearly did.

    The Reuters fact-check explains that the clip is a “debunked altered clip” when in fact it is neither debunked nor altered.”

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    And our garbage media just circle the wagons…..

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  47. More fake news from our garbage media…..

    And the suckers still fall for it.

    “Media Hoax: No, People Are Not “Overdosing on Ivermectin Backing up Rural Oklahoma Hospitals”

    Truth: “Dr. McElyea has not worked at our Sallisaw location in over 2 months. NHS Sequoyah has not treated any patients due to complications related to taking ivermectin. This includes not treating any patients for ivermectin overdose,” a pop-up window on the Oklahoma hospital’s homepage read.”

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/09/media-hoax-no-people-are-not-overdosing-on-ivermectin-backing-up-rural-oklahoma-hospitals/

    “KFOR news station in Oklahoma filed a story last Thursday on how rural Oklahoma hospital ERs are supposedly being overrun with people who overdosed on ivermectin to the point that patients with gunshot wounds are having a hard time getting the care they need.

    The source for their report was Dr. Jason McElyea, who according to multiple websites like USNews.com is a family doctor who works or has worked at certain points at multiple ERs in rural Oklahoma. He told KFOR that the alleged ivermectin overdosing has also created a logjam for ambulance services in the area:

    Dr. McElyea said patients are packing his eastern and southeastern Oklahoma hospitals after taking ivermectin doses meant for a full-sized horse, because they believed false claims the horse de-wormer could fight COVID-19.

    “The ERs are so backed up that gunshot victims were having hard times getting to facilities where they can get definitive care and be treated,” he said.

    That’s something McElyea said is now backing up ambulance systems as well.

    “All of their ambulances are stuck at the hospital waiting for a bed to open so they can take the patient in and they don’t have any, that’s it,” said Dr. McElyea. “If there’s no ambulance to take the call, there’s no ambulance to come to the call.”

    Watch McElyea’s interview with KFOR below:”

    “A look at how KFOR framed the story (with the headline: “Patients overdosing on ivermectin backing up rural Oklahoma hospitals, ambulances”) makes it appear factual, as though it was thoroughly sourced beyond just one ER doctor’s assessment. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow was quick to share the story because of course she was:”

    Because the story involves two things of interest to the media – hospitals allegedly having to turn patients away and people taking ivermectin to treat COVID-19 symptoms – it was picked up by numerous national media outlets, including The Hill, The Guardian, BBC News, and Rolling Stone:”

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  48. Well look at that.

    More fake news.

    What you heard is a lie.

    ————

    But the damage is done, right?

    As intended. Stop falling for this BS.

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  49. ———

    Stop falling for it. They lie. Accept it.

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  50. You want truth?

    Nope, we have a narrative to push.

    ———-

    Their experts are frauds.

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  51. “Follow the experts!”

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    Well media?

    Yeah, crickets…..

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  52. Two of the biggest liars on TV, spreading fake news, with the help of the chyron….

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  53. AJ – It is merely a fact of medical science that it takes 14 days for the vaccine to be effective, so until then, it is as if the person has not been fully vaccinated. You can argue, and I would agree, that there should be a third category (perhaps call it “not fully vaccinated”) rather than only “vaccinated” or “unvaccinated”.

    Btw, adding “Figures” at the end of your comment was unnecessary and insulting.

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  54. Oops. I didn’t finish that last sentence in my first paragraph. Add to it: “. . .but people within those first 14 days cannot be considered fully vaccinated.”

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  55. Kizzie,

    Then state that “fact” that many of them have been vaccinated but it hasn’t taken effect yet, instead of saying it’s only the unvaccinated spreading it. The scolds are clearly trying to blame only the unvaccinated, that’s why they do this. You and they, are simply playing semantics with it. That’s the same type of nonsense that has people falling for the lie that hospitals are overrun with ivermectin ods.

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  56. There’s far too much ambiguity in the Oklahoma and Mississippi stories. Both the initial stories and subsequent corrections. The use of the word “recent” without specifying dates means both 70% and 2% could, however unlikely, be correct; just different dates. What would confirm or dismiss the stories one way or another is direct information ie on these dates, August ….to August… x amount of people called poison control due to the use of horse dewormer (ie a livestock drug, strange a tweet trying to debunk the calls would not realize the Ivermectin in question is for a horse and horses are livestock). This would x amount of people from a total of so many calls. There’s a lack of clarity here — which suggests both sides are manipulating the data. And what does “overwhelm” actually look like in terms of numbers. How many people out of how many emergency patients. What is the capacity? Was it exceeded? etc

    The real sad part is people don’t need to be so desperate that they take horse dewormer. There’s a perfectly safe vaccine. In a strange twists people who worry about the contents of a vaccine have no problem ingesting medication meant for a horse. The former is designed for them and the latter is not; so why take the latter. And yes the foreign media is running with this — most sensible people in the planet can’t understand how people who have a vaccine available would take horse medication. Even if its a small minority of people, its absolutely ludicrous that somehow this doesn’t shock and upset people. In other countries, there are months long waiting lists for the vaccine yet in the US they throw away the vaccine because it expired and then take horse dewormer. And you don’t think this won’t be played up in the world media?

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  57. AJ — they technically are unvaccinated and they are recorded as such so science can assess the effectiveness of the vaccine. Its not about assessing blame — its proper data recording for the sake of science.

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  58. A ‘vaccine’ so safe, that you have to be threatened to take it. For a disease so deadly, that you have to be tested to even know if you have it.

    What is the actual end game?

    The elites wants us dead. They don’t care at all about your health, and these ‘passports’ are meant to track us in order to determine who will be dead in a few years and who will be the remaining subversives.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/covid-19-vaccine-passports-will-be-imposed-on-england-this-month-minister_3983627.html

    “The UK government will proceed with plans to mandate COVID-19 vaccine passports for nightclubs and large venues, the country’s vaccines ministry confirmed on Sept. 5.

    While UK vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi previously stated that the country wouldn’t impose vaccine passports, he said in an interview with the BBC that the government would seek to impose the system by the end of September. The government may shut down businesses in the future if passports aren’t mandated for certain venues, he said.

    “When the evidence that you are presented is so clear cut and that we want to make sure the industry doesn’t have to go through [an]open-shut, open-shut sort of strategy, then the right thing to do is to introduce that by the end of September, when all over-18-year-olds have had their two jabs,” Zahawi told the BBC. “One thing that we have learned is that in large gatherings of people, especially indoors, the virus tends to spike and spread.”

    In January, Zahawi wrote on Twitter that the UK government has “no plans to introduce vaccine passports” and later said that such passports would be discriminatory. When questioned on Twitter in January, “Can we hold you to this?,” Zahawi replied, “Yes you can.””

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  59. A closer (and more critical) look at the Texas abortion law and the overall cause Christians have been supporting since 1973 — with an uplifting video at the end of the article.

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  60. The vaccine is safe — and no one is forced to take it anymore than they are forced to take other vaccines. A vaccine passport is simply a vaccine record — the kind parents have to register their kids at school. Its no different than my driver’s license, health card, passport, car registration, etc. They don’t need a vaccine to track us — they can just ask Google or Apple.

    And the elites don’t want to destroy us — who else can do their dirty work? They want obedient workers hence they want education to focus on job training and useful stuff not the humanities. They want right to work states not unions. They want people desperate to work for ever dwindling wages and etc.

    DJ — French is right. I’ve been saying something similar from a different perspective. The pro-life movement needs to realize they won the moral argument but ruin their moral advantage with punitive measures. Widen the pro-life message — work on maternal care, pre and post natal, and ensure money is never a reason behind either abortion or lack of health care.

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