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  • C.S. Lewis: the most oppressive tyranny

    “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult....
  • Newsom orders closure of indoor activities across California as coronavirus cases increase

    07/13/2020 4:28:41 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/13/2020 | Andrew O'Reilly
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday ordered a halt to indoor activities at certain businesses statewide as cases of coronavirus surge in the country’s most populous state. Newsom, a Democrat, announced during a press briefing that all bars across the state must close up shop and that restaurants, wineries, tasting rooms, family entertainment centers, zoos, museums and card rooms must suspend indoor activities. The governor also announced that all gyms, places of worship, malls, personal care services, barbershops, salons, and non-critical offices in counties on the state’s “monitoring list” had to shut down under the new order. The order affects...
  • unlockmichigan.com The Unlock Michigan petition drive

    07/12/2020 7:48:52 AM PDT · by WhoisAlanGreenspan? · 15 replies
    Since March 23rd, Michigan has been under one of the strictest lockdowns of the country due to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s abuse of power and the use of an outdated, World War II-era law. Using this obscure, antiquated law, Governor Whitmer has issued a blizzard of over 100 executive decrees, with no accountability to your elected representatives, no public input – and no end in sight.
  • Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Signs Sweeping Mask Order Threatening Violators With $500 Fine

    07/11/2020 10:08:35 PM PDT · by lightman · 143 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 10 A.D. 2020 | Tristan Justice
    Michigan’s Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Friday that goes into effect Monday mandating face masks in public indoor and crowded outdoor spaces. It introduces a misdemeanor charge with a $500 fine for violators who refuse. “The heroes on the front lines of this crisis have gone hours without taking their masks off every day, doctors, nurses, child care workers, grocery store workers. We owe it to them to wear our masks when we’re on a trip to the grocery store or pharmacy,” Whitmer said in a press release. “For the sake of your loved ones, let’s all...
  • Stages of Genocide, Alinsky Rules for Radicals That is what is happening. Conservatives are Targeted for Elimination

    07/10/2020 5:40:08 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 45 replies
    07.10.20 | chickensoup
    Stages of Genocide The Ten Stages of Genocide By Dr. Gregory H. Stanton[1] © 2016 Gregory H. Stanton Genocide is a process that develops in ten stages that are predictable but not inexorable. At each stage, preventive measures can stop it. The process is not linear. Stages may occur simultaneously. Logically, later stages must be preceded by earlier stages. But all stages continue to operate throughout the process. ➔ 1. CLASSIFICATION: All cultures have categories to distinguish people into “us and them” by ethnicity, race, religion, or nationality: German and Jew, Hutu and Tutsi. Bipolar societies that lack mixed categories,...
  • Conservative Mama Puts Together Outstanding Video of What It Will Be Like to Teach While Following CDC Guidelines

    07/10/2020 8:12:44 AM PDT · by skimbell · 7 replies
    GWP ^ | July 8, 2020 | Joe Hoft
    Link Only https://twitter.com/conmomma/status/1280970321885970433?s=20
  • Scott Circuit Judge grants statewide temporary restraining order against Gov. Beshear

    07/09/2020 8:50:39 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies
    WLEX-18 News ^ | 7/9/2020 | Web Staff
    (LEX 18) — Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced on Thursday that a Scott Circuit Judge ordered Gov. Andy Beshear to cease issuing or enforcing executive orders related to COVID-19 unless the orders meet specific criteria for an emergency as outlined by state law. The Judge stated that, in order to issue and enforce executive orders related to COVID-19, the Governor must specify the state of emergency that requires the executive order, the location of the emergency, and the name of the local emergency management agency that has determined that the emergency is beyond its capabilities. “The Governor cannot issue broad,...
  • Students, adults in schools must wear masks, Pa Department of Education says

    07/08/2020 6:29:52 AM PDT · by lightman · 37 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 8 July A.D. 2020 | Steve Marroni
    When students go back to school, they will be required to wear masks. The Pennsylvania Department of Education released guidance Monday detailing when and where students are required to wear face coverings – and when they can take them off. The guidance follows last week’s order from the Department of Health requiring people to wear masks when they leave their homes to help control the spread of the coronavirus. According to the Department of Health, all people in school buildings must wear masks. The order is effective immediately and applies to all people who are 2 years old and older....
  • Coronavirus expert says Americans will be wearing masks for ‘several years’

    07/06/2020 7:48:19 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 104 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/6/20 | Shawn M. Carter
    Health experts won’t ask Americans to take off their masks any time soon. That’s the take of Eric Toner, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. He has been preparing for an outbreak like the novel coronavirus as part of his work for years. [cut] “I think that mask wearing and some degree of social distancing, we will be living with — hopefully living with happily — for several years,” he said. “It's actually pretty straightforward. If we cover our faces, and both you and anyone you're interacting with are wearing a mask, the risk of...
  • At UN Human Rights Council, 53 countries back China's draconian Hong Kong crackdown

    07/05/2020 5:27:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | Adam Shaw
    Chinese state media Xinhua reported that the Cuban statement said the law was beneficial for Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability, and guarantees that Hong Kong residents can exercise their freedom in a “safe environment.” The law criminalizes anti-government movements, and is targeted at pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong who have pushed back against Beijing’s incursions on freedoms in the territory -- which is supposed to be ruled on the principle of “one country, two systems.” The law punishes crimes of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces with up to life in prison. It also establishes a national security...
  • Now Even the WHO Is Saying You Shouldn't Wear a Mask in Public All the Time

    07/03/2020 9:18:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    Western Journal ^ | July 2, 2020 | Jared Harris
    As political forces in the United States push for strict mask mandates to fight the spread of the coronavirus, new guidance issued by the World Health Organization undermines the left’s claim that people must be forced to wear the protective equipment in public. The WHO posted the updated recommendations in a Wednesday tweet. This most recent change, which outlines when people should not wear a mask in public, follows months of inconsistent information from the group about face coverings. ... “People should NOT wear masks when exercising,” the WHO’s update reads, “as masks may reduce the ability to breathe comfortably.”...
  • Mollie Hemingway: Media Has ‘Overstated Their Confidence’ In Mask-Wearing, Using It As ‘Political Cudgel’

    07/05/2020 2:49:33 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 05, 2020 4:16 PM ET | Scott Morefield
    Fox News contributor Mollie Hemingway cited the lack of concrete scientific evidence to support widespread mask-wearing to contend that the media has “overstated their confidence” in the practice and are using it as a “political cudgel” against skeptics. Fox News anchor Howard Kurtz introduced the topic on Sunday morning’s “Media Buzz” by pointing out prominent Republicans who are now encouraging mask usage, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and former Vice President Dick Cheney. “Why are the pundits so rankled that President Trump is not a leading proponent of mask-wearing?” Kurtz asked Hemingway. WATCH:
  • Rulers of Darkness

    07/05/2020 11:02:52 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 15 replies
    RR ^ | 7/5/2020 | Daymond Duck
    According to the Bible, there are rulers of darkness (satanic or demonic spiritual forces) influencing the citizens and events on planet Earth (Eph. 6:12). Many U.S. citizens have never seen a time when this was more obvious. Those that have not accepted Jesus as their Saviour are called the children of disobedience (lawlessness) and the children of darkness (Eph. 2:2; I Thess. 5:4-7). Satan is using them; they are living by his rules and doing his work. They do not like America’s Judeo-Christian heritage, the Ten Commandments, public prayer, freedom of religion, what Christians say about abortion, LGBTQ, just one...
  • Ohio lawmaker says she refused to wear mask, was asked to leave Gettysburg Visitor Center

    07/03/2020 7:52:06 PM PDT · by lightman · 25 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 3 July A.D. 2020 | Teresa Bonner
    A Republican Ohio state official is claiming in a video shared to Facebook Thursday that she was asked to leave the Gettysburg Visitor Center and Museum for refusing to wear a mask. In a Facebook video, first reported by The Hill, Rep. Candice Keller, after reading Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address in front of the Soldiers National Monument, said she and her husband were asked to leave the Gettysburg Welcome Center on Thursday because they would not wear face masks. "This is not a law in Pennsylvania or in Ohio, where I come from, and it is an unconstitutional idea that our...
  • Blaylock: Face Masks Pose Serious Risks To The Healthy

    06/29/2020 9:57:36 AM PDT · by Grandpa Drudge · 37 replies
    Technocracy News & Trends ^ | May 11, 2020 | Dr. Russell Blaylock, MD
    Keep in mind, no studies have been done to demonstrate that either a cloth mask or the N95 mask has any effect on transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Now that we have established that there is no scientific evidence necessitating the wearing of a face mask for prevention, are there dangers to wearing a face mask, especially for long periods? Several studies have indeed found significant problems with wearing such a mask. This can vary from headaches, to increased airway resistance, carbon dioxide accumulation, to hypoxia, all the way to serious life-threatening complications. While most agree that the N95 mask...
  • The Science is Conclusive: Masks and Respirators do NOT Prevent Transmission of Viruses

    06/26/2020 8:50:20 PM PDT · by Grandpa Drudge · 218 replies
    SOTT Signs Of The Times ^ | April 20, 2020 | Dr. Denis G Rancourt, PhD
    (excerpt copied from this article) Conclusion regarding masks that do not work No RCT study with verified outcome shows a benefit for HCW or community members in households to wearing a mask or respirator. There is no such study. There are no exceptions. Likewise, no study exists that shows a benefit from a broad policy to wear masks in public (more on this below). Furthermore, if there were any benefit to wearing a mask, because of the blocking power against droplets and aerosol particles, then there should be more benefit from wearing a respirator (N95) compared to a surgical mask,...
  • Sheriffs object to Washington’s COVID mask mandate ( state. not DC )

    06/25/2020 6:39:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Northwest News Network ^ | June 25, 2020
    Gov. Inslee was “disappointed in any law enforcement officer who would encourage illegal behavior.” ... At least two sheriff’s in Washington are objecting to Gov. Jay Inslee’s statewide mandate for people to wear masks in public to slow the spread of coronavirus. On Tuesday, Lewis County Sheriff Robert Snaza told a crowd: “Don’t be a sheep.” Snaza was talking about Inslee’s face-covering directive, which the governor announced earlier this week. ... Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer also blasted Inslee’s order in an interview with Oregon Public Broadcasting. Songer called the governor an “idiot” and said he’s “overstepping his bounds, violating...
  • Conservative Principles Never Require You to Submit to Tyranny

    06/25/2020 4:18:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2020 | Kurt Schlichter
    There’s a basic rule that far too many conservatives ignore: if some alleged conservative principle makes you less free, then it’s not a good conservative principle and you should toss it in the trash. After all, principles are merely shorthand for the best practices of a just society. When some alleged principle helps leftists enserf-ify you, then it’s a pretty Schiffy principle, isn’t it? Weaponizing principles is one of the left’s favorite tactics, and it’s right out of Alinsky 101. Rule for Radical No. 4 is "Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules." And it...
  • Rep. Andy Biggs: The American crossroads is symbolized by mask mandates

    06/24/2020 9:53:50 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 14 replies
    Washinton Examiner ^ | June 19, 2020 | Andy Biggs
    America, and my home state, Arizona, are at a crossroads. We have two roads we can take. One is a return to the path of freedom; the other is totalitarianism. This is not necessarily a partisan issue or even a left/right problem. It is a potential permanent alteration of who we are as a people. Nothing typifies this more fully than the mandates to wear masks that some governors and mayors are imposing on their citizens. That so many in our country are immediately acquiescent in the broad implementation of mandated masks reveals that we may have lost our way,...
  • Bell County, TX to Require Face Masks

    06/24/2020 4:54:26 PM PDT · by rfreedom4u · 38 replies
    KWTX News ^ | 6/24/2020 | Megan Vanselow
    BELL COUNTY, Texas (KWTX)—Bell County Judge David Blackburn issued orders Wednesday that direct all businesses to require the use of face coverings by employees, customers, contractors and vendors on premises where physical distancing isn’t possible and “strongly encourage” residents wear face coverings in public places “where it is difficult to maintain social distancing.” Any law enforcement agency can enforce the business directive, which goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday and remains in effect at least through July 13. Violations may be reported by calling (254) 933-5203. Violators may be fined as much as $1,000.