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  • Spanish Court Overturns Madrid Lockdown, Saying it Violates Citizens’ “Fundamental Rights”

    10/10/2020 3:32:15 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 15 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | October 9, 2020 | Vijeta Uniyal
    On Thursday, a Spanish court overturned the latest government lockdown restrictions placed on the capital, Madrid, and 9 other cities. Madrid’s highest regional court rejected the measures imposed by the Spanish central government, calling them an “interference by public authorities in citizens’ fundamental rights.” Following the judgment, Spanish authorities will not be able to levy fines on people who break the new Wuhan coronavirus restrictions in central Spain, the Spanish newspaper El Pais reported. “The restrictions limited activities outside of the home to going to work, school or medical emergencies,” Germany’s DW News explained. The ruling comes as Spain, Germany,...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 10/9/2020 Newsdump Friday

    10/09/2020 9:18:41 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/9/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    "All trends are going in the wrong direction" The premier of Canada's most populous province speaking today announcing tightened restrictions in three areas (Toronto, Ottawa, Peel). Doug Ford warning of "an alarming rate" of growth in COVID-19 cases..... "The data speak for themselves, we had a superspreader event in the White House, and it was a situation where people were crowded together and not wearing masks" That's what Dr. Anthony Fauci told CBS News...... The commission on those presidential debates cancelling next Wednesday's planned debate amid disagreement..... The President taking his campaign for re-election onto The Rush Limbaugh Show.... Twitter...
  • John McAfee twitter from Spanish jail via his wife

    10/09/2020 7:28:59 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 43 replies
    twitter ^ | 10-9-20 | Janice McAfee
    I was able to speak with John today. He is still in good spirits and wanted me to share this message with all of you.
  • John McAfee Arrested In Spain And Charged With Tax Evasion And Promoting Initial Coin Offerings

    10/05/2020 4:59:01 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 15 replies
    Nation and state ^ | 10-5-20 | Tyler Durden
    … on Monday the eccentric millionaire was arrested – this time for real – in Spain, where he is awaiting extradition to the US after he was charged with tax evasion by federal prosecutors who allege McAfee hid cryptocurrency, a yacht, and real estate as part of a conspiracy to evade taxes, which he forgot to pay from 2014 to 2018. At the same time the SEC also charged the former programmer for promoting investments in initial coin offerings (ICOs) to his Twitter followers without disclosing that he was paid to do so. McAfee’s bodyguard, Jimmy Watson, Jr., was also...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 9/20/2020

    09/20/2020 9:17:13 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/20/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    More than 26-hundred fines handed out over a 24 hour period by Israeli police for violations of the country's coronavirus lockdown orders including 629 to people who did not mask-muzzle themselves..... Israel's coronavirus cabinet meeting Monday morning with voting on plans to strictly limit any business activity and issuance of work permits in the country.... Fines of up to $12,498.50 could be imposed on people who refuse an order to self-isolate in the UK because of the coronavirus.... There's concern in the UK that Prime Minister Boris Johnson may impose a nationwide lockdown..... Thousands of protesters in opposition to coronavirus...
  • Watch: Lifeguard Arrested, Led Away in Handcuffs by Hazmat Cops for ‘Surfing with Coronavirus’

    09/09/2020 6:43:20 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/09/2020 | Oliver JJ Lane
    Remarkable footage has revealed the moment police officers — dressed head-to-toe in hazmat suits — frogmarched a young woman up a beach in handcuffs after she went surfing after being diagnosed with coronavirus. A professional lifeguard was reported to police by her own colleagues in San Sebastian, in the Bay of Biscay in Spain’s Basque country on Monday after she was spotted surfing while placed on medical leave by her employer following a positive coronavirus test.
  • Tommy Robinson flees to Spain with family and is considering leaving UK for good

    08/16/2020 6:07:05 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Mirror ^ | 28/7/20 | Matthew Dresch
    The former EDL leader said he was looking into permanently relocating his family after an alleged arson attack on his wife's property a few weeks ago. Mr Robinson is thought to be in Spain after he told his followers he would be unable to attend a protest in the UK if he returned due to a change in quarantine rules. Many Twitter users have mocked Mr Robinson for seeking shelter overseas given his strong pro-Brexit and anti-immigration views. In a video shared online, he said he fled the country in his car and accepted an offer of a place to...
  • Spain’s former king Juan Carlos goes into ‘forced exile after being caught up in corruption scandal’

    08/04/2020 8:35:33 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 16 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | 4 Aug 2020 | Kiro Evans
    SPAIN'S former King Juan Carlos I has fled the country after becoming embroiled in a corruption scandal. The ex-head of state, 82, made the announcement in a letter to his son Felipe, the current king, amid an investigation by the Spanish Supreme Court into his alleged dealings in Saudi Arabia. It is an embarrassing exit for the monarch who reigned for almost 40 years until 2014, when he voluntarily handed over the reins to King Felipe.
  • Who's to blame for Columbus setting sail anyway? Why did he travel West to go East? (What blocked the ancient land routes to India & China?)

    08/04/2020 7:42:03 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    American Minute ^ | August 3, 2020 | Bill Federer
    Columbus set sail on his first voyage AUGUST 3, 1492, with the Nina, Pinta and the Santa Maria. He explained how the Spanish monarchs approved his plan: "... And ordained that I should not go by land (the usual way) to the Orient (East), but by the route of the Occident (West), by which no one to this day knows for sure that anyone has gone." Why did he seek to find a sea route to India and China? Because 40 years earlier Islamic Ottoman Turks closed off the land routes. The background to Columbus' voyage goes back to the...
  • Barcelona Cardinal Holds Mass in Defiance of Government Order

    07/27/2020 6:36:16 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Crux ^ | 7/27/20 | Ines San Martin
    Ignoring a warning from the government of Catalonia, a Spanish cardinal on Sunday led a funeral Mass for the victims of the COVID-19 coronavirus, hours after threatening to take “legal action” against civil authorities for the “arbitrariness” with which the right of religious freedom and worship is being treated. Up until Friday, the archdiocese hoped the government of Spain’s northeastern Catalonia region would raise the 10-person cap for religious events that was announced July 17 after a second wave of cases hit the region. This announcement came after the invitations for the funeral Mass had already been sent. However, Cardinal...
  • Prednisone, Hydroxychloroquine Best Among COVID-19 Treatments, Claims Large Spanish Study

    07/23/2020 7:18:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    News Medical Life Sciences ^ | 07/23/2020 | Dr. Liji Thomas, MD, Reviewed by Emily Hender
    The COVID-19 pandemic has taken the lives of several hundred thousand people across the world. In Spain, a brief but intense outbreak took a toll of over 28,000 lives. Hazard ratio with 95% confidence intervals and Cohen’s d for various treatments before and after propensity-score matching, for their effect on composite critical event Many different treatments have been attempted to contain the disease, including steroids and antivirals. However, evidence of their efficacy is lacking, since many therapies have been given together. A new study published in the preprint server medRxiv* in July 2020 reports that, of the 16 drugs currently...
  • Spain 'is on the brink of being declared UNSAFE for Britons' due to growing 'second-wave' spike in coronavirus cases - potentially forcing thousands into quarantine when they come home from holiday there

    07/22/2020 5:05:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 22, 2020 | Jemma Carr and Rita Sobot
    Britons soaking up the sun in Spain may be forced to quarantine when they land back home as the popular holiday destination sees a sharp spike in coronavirus cases. Spain is on the list of 59 quarantine-exempt countries that Britons can travel to without needing to isolate for 14 days when they get back home. But just this weekend 4,581 further cases were reported in the country - bringing its total to 264,836. More than 28,000 people have died.
  • Kids Playing at Museum Break World’s Largest Glass-Blown Sculpture

    07/19/2020 6:59:04 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    Oddity Central ^ | 0//17/200
    Spanish glassblower Miguel Arribas spent around 500 hours making the world’s largest glass-blown sculpture, a whimsical castle fashioned after Cinderella’s castle, but it took a couple of children just a fraction of a second to ruin it. Presented as a gift to the museum in 2016 to mark its fifth anniversary, Miguel Arribas’ record-setting masterpiece was created using around 500,000 glass loops, weighed 60 kilograms and featured spires made with 24-karat gold. It was made up of approximately 30,000 individual parts and weighed over 60 kilograms. Photo: CGTN/CFP According to sources from the museum, the unfortunate accident occurred on May...
  • Spain's exhausted doctors demand post-virus job security

    07/18/2020 11:32:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies ^ | 17 July 2020 08:56 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Spain hailed its doctors as heroes during the coronavirus crisis, but as infections fall many frontline staff have been left depressed and traumatized by their experience, fearful of an insecure future. With 36.3 percent of public healthcare workers without a permanent contract, according to one survey, demonstrations calling for change are growing. “We have to end this low-budget health system,” says Patricia Calvo, a 40-year-old doctor, who made her own protective gear out of bin bags at the height of the pandemic. “I finished specializing in 2010, but I’m still on a temporary contract,” says the doctor from the southern...
  • Nexrush Unplugged: Weekend Version DC 19 An "Independence Day"

    07/04/2020 7:47:23 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/4/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Hello, it is the Fourth of July 2020. "Independence Day" or "Another Day In The Dictatorship Of Covid-19" There was a bicentennial in 1976 and Bob Hope entertained us for that occasion along with lots of stars..... No Meaningful Republican Party Opposition To DC 19, Instead Distraction With Cultural Warfare.... Burning The Muzzles (Masks) In Boise No tea to throw in the harbor this time around like 200 years ago but how about a mask burning to protest the chains we are in. The protest yesterday Friday over the mask order of the mayor in Boise Idaho...... Newsdump Update: Two...
  • Coronavirus traces found in March 2019 sewage sample, Spanish study shows

    06/28/2020 6:39:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/26/2020 | Nathan Allen, Inti Landauro
    MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish virologists have found traces of the novel coronavirus in a sample of Barcelona waste water collected in March 2019, nine months before the COVID-19 disease was identified in China, the University of Barcelona said on Friday. The discovery of virus genome presence so early in Spain, if confirmed, would imply the disease may have appeared much earlier than the scientific community thought. The University of Barcelona team, who had been testing waste water since mid-April this year to identify potential new outbreaks, decided to also run tests on older samples. They first found the virus was...
  • Jewish settlers left strong imprint in the Rio Grande Valley

    02/06/2005 6:34:55 AM PST · by SJackson · 51 replies · 4,716+ views
    Brownsville Herald ^ | 12-7-05 | Travis M. Whitehead
    ROMA, February 6, 2005 — Stone offerings in cemeteries and candles on Friday nights have been a tradition for some local families for generations. Some of those traditions bear a lingering memory of the Sefardim — Jews who fled the Spanish Inquisition in the 15th and 16th centuries. Many settled in northern Mexico, practicing their religion in secret and changing their names to hide their heritage. Some even converted to Catholicism. “Eventually, the Inquisition got all the way up here,” said Noel Benavides, a local historian. “Some of them didn’t relinquish their religion; some were executed if they didn’t accept...
  • Spanish judge uses memos released by Barack Obama to pursue Bush officials

    04/29/2009 4:21:10 PM PDT · by fiodora · 8 replies · 551+ views ^ | Apr 29, 2009 at 19:11:43 | Gerald Warner
    Why draw the line at Spain - why not have Republican officials tried in Cuba for maintaining a blockade? Even if the worst that happens is that former President Bush, Vice President Cheney, and all those who served in their administrations find it advisable not to visit Spain or take international flights that stop off there, it is intolerable that persecution more appropriate to Robert Mugabe should be visited upon former public servants of the most powerful democracy on earth. If such infamy has already been achieved by President Pantywaist in his first 100 days, what further disasters can the...
  • Spain reports no new coronavirus deaths in past 24 hours for first time since March

    06/01/2020 10:35:03 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/01/20 12:46 PM EDT | PETER SULLIVAN
    Spain on Monday reported no new coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours for the first time since March, the Associated Press reported. The marker is a sign of progress in one of the countries hit hardest by the virus. Spain has the fifth most deaths of any country in the world, at 27,127, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
  • The 'Mustard Seed' that Grew to Liberate Christian Spain from Muslim Rule

    05/28/2020 6:28:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    American ^ | May 28, 2020 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Nearly thirteen hundred years ago today, on May 28, 722[i], a little known but profoundly important battle was waged that set the tone for the next eight hundred years of Christian-Muslim "coexistence" in Spain: the Battle of Covadonga. Ten years earlier, Arabs and Africans, both under the banner of Islam, had "godlessly invaded Spain to destroy it," to quote from the Chronicle of 754. Once on European soil, they "ruined beautiful cities, burning them with fire; condemned lords and powerful men to the cross; and butchered youths and infants with the sword." After meeting and beating Spain's Visigothic nobles at...