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  • Blaylock: Face Masks Pose Serious Risks To The Healthy

    06/29/2020 9:57:36 AM PDT · by Grandpa Drudge · 36 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 · 217 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 ^ | 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.
  • Gavin Newsom gets power to withhold funds for counties that don’t follow COVID-19 rules

    06/24/2020 10:01:50 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 11 replies
    Modesto Bee ^ | JUNE 23, 2020 | SOPHIA BOLLAG
    California counties must comply with state and federal COVID-19 rules if they want part of up to $1 billion in funding through the state budget, according to details of a budget deal expected to win approval in the Legislature.
  • Peter Strzok notes from 1/4/17 released in Flynn case: (NEW)

    06/24/2020 8:06:54 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 68 replies
    Peter Strzok notes from 1/4/17 released in Flynn case: Discussion among Obama, Comey, Yates, Biden, and Susan Rice. Biden: "Logan Act" Obama: "Have the right people on" Flynn case. Comey: The Flynn/Kislyak calls "appear legit."
  • Whitmer Says “Limiting Government Power Is Irresponsible” [semi-satire]

    06/21/2020 3:11:54 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 June 2020 | John Semmens
    Still in the midst of the most wretched tyranny ever imposed on an American state, attorney Katherine Henry has authored the Restore Freedom Initiative, which would amend the Michigan State Constitution in order to avoid a repeat performance by any of the state’s future governors. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) called the effort to clarify the separation of powers, foundations and functions of government to enhance government accessibility, transparency and accountability, “irresponsible. In times of crisis there isn’t time to debate. A strong leader needs to take action immediately. Fussing over whether laws are passed by the legislature or decreed by...
  • Court Says California City Can Keep Churches Closed Over Coronavirus, But Massive Protests are OK

    06/19/2020 7:20:15 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Life News ^ | 6/17/20 | Pacific Justice Institute
    A federal court in the San Francisco Bay Area has determined that churches do not contribute to a vibrant and fun atmosphere and therefore may be excluded from Salinas’ downtown area. New Harvest Christian Fellowship has rented space along Main Street in Salinas for more than 25 years. Their growing congregation prompted leaders to recognize several years ago that the church needed a larger facility. In the meantime, the church has had to limit or even discontinue some ministries because of the space limitations. In 2017, it seemed the church’s prayers were answered when a larger building just across the...
  • Sacramento Sheriff, other capital agencies won’t enforce Newsom’s mask order. Here’s why

    06/19/2020 6:37:40 PM PDT · by rintintin · 37 replies
    The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office will not be enforcing the statewide order Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday requiring masks and face coverings in public as coronavirus cases continue to increase in California. In a statement Friday, the Sheriff’s Office recommended people should be “exercising safe practices” during the pandemic, including wearing masks, but said it would be “inappropriate” to criminally enforce the governor’s order, or target people and businesses for failing to do so. “Due to the minor nature of the offense, the potential for negative outcomes during enforcement encounters, and anticipating the various ways in which the order may...
  • Only one Pa. county is not given approval for green phase: Lebanon County

    06/19/2020 10:24:37 AM PDT · by lightman · 16 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 19 June A.D. 2020 | Ron Southwick
    Lebanon County is the only county in Pennsylvania that is not being given approval from Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration to move to the green phase. The Wolf administration said Friday 12 more counties will move next week to the green phase, the least restrictive in the governor’s plan to reopen Pennsylvania amid the coronavirus pandemic. Those counties include Philadelphia and all of its suburbs. Earlier Friday, eight counties, including Dauphin, moved into the green phase. As of Friday, 54 counties are now in the green phase, with 12 more headed there next Friday. On June 26, Lebanon County will stand...
  • Water, Power Cut Off And Locks Changed At Oxford Gym That Defied Massachusetts Shutdown

    06/19/2020 3:25:57 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 30 replies
    OXFORD (CBS) – An escalating standoff with the town of Oxford and a local gym owner came to a head as the town moved in and changed the locks and ordered any members inside to leave. This week a judge ruled the town could use whatever means necessary to close the facility and took the first step overnight by turning off the water and electricity. In the afternoon, a constable posted a copy of the court order and soon after the locks were being changed. “I understand shutdown laws and rules but enough is enough,” said Prime Fitness owner David...
  • Free Speech is Under Full Assault

    06/19/2020 6:44:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    American ^ | June 19, 2020 | J. G. Carter
    Increasingly, we see people holding unpopular views being attacked and refused a forum in which to speak. Through the threat of force and censorship to control people's speech, free speech is under full assault. History is replete with others using similar tactics. As in the times before the Nazi rise to power, the Soviet gulag era, and Mao's revolution, similar trends are prevalent today. Freedom of speech is engaging in unrestricted speaking of one's mind without fear of retaliation or censorship. It is the freedom to use one's natural rights to engage in complex thought and speech. This is not...
  • Surgeon General says wearing masks will give Americans ‘more freedom’

    06/14/2020 8:50:57 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 75 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 14, 2020 | Mark Moore
    Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Sunday encouraged people to wear a mask to stop the spread of the coronavirus — saying the face coverings don’t infringe on Americans’ “freedom” and will help to get the economy up and running. “Some feel face coverings infringe on their freedom of choice- but if more wear them, we’ll have MORE freedom to go out. Face coverings [leads to] less asymptomatic viral spread [leads to] more places open, and sooner!” Adams wrote on Twitter. “Exercise and promote your freedom by choosing to wear a face covering!” The surgeon general had originally said in February...
  • Here’s a detailed summary of Obama’s IRS scandal, explaining how his administration illegally used the IRS to harass conservative organizations.

    06/14/2020 12:10:34 PM PDT · by grundle · 38 replies
    Wordpress ^ | June 14, 2020 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Here’s a detailed summary of Obama’s IRS scandal, explaining how his administration illegally used the IRS to harass conservative organizations. In May 2013, the Washington Post reported that the IRS had illegally targeted conservative groups for additional reviews. Organizations with the words “tea party” or “patriot” were singled out for harassment, such as requiring them to provide a list of donors, details about their internet postings on social networking websites, and information about their family members.When this was first reported by the media in May 2013, Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS division that had conducted these illegal activities, claimed that...
  • Oregon Supreme Court rules against Baker County judge, upholds governor’s orders

    06/12/2020 1:49:47 PM PDT · by An Appeal to Heaven · 45 replies, Channel News 21 ^ | June 12, 2020 | By KTVZ news sources
    (Update: Adding Kevin Mannix comment) High court rules against churches challenging COVID-19 restrictions, says executive orders did not violate 28-day time limit SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) -- The Oregon Supreme Court ruled Friday that a Baker County judge erred in ruling that Gov. Kate Brown’s executive orders relating to the coronavirus pandemic violated a 28-day statutory time limit and had therefore expired. Friday's decision directs Circuit Judge Matthew Shirtcliff to vacate the preliminary injunction he'd issued while the Baker County case – seeking a declaratory judgment and permanent injunction – was pending (which the Supreme Court had previously stayed). The governor’s...
  • Cops bust White Wolf's Black Lives Matter rally

    06/12/2020 4:52:36 AM PDT · by Tai_Chung · 8 replies
    Taiwan News ^ | 2020/06/12 17:07 | Keoni Everington
    TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A protest rally led by a former Taiwanese gang leader and pro-China figure on Friday (June 12) to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement was cut short by police, as they said he did not have the proper permits. Chinese Unity Promotion Party (CUPP, 統促黨) head Chang An-le (張安樂), aka the "White Wolf," on his Facebook page on Monday (June 8) wrote: "In order to protest against the serious violation of human rights and provoking of ethnic antagonism by the U.S. government, the Chinese Unity Promotion Party will issue a solemn statement. We sincerely...
  • Washington State: Residents Who Refuse COVID Test to Be Placed Under House Arrest [Gates backyard]

    06/11/2020 11:30:49 AM PDT · by · 16 replies ^ | May 20, 2020 | 21wire
    As many US states struggle to roll-back their highly damaging lockdown policies, various complex technocratic ‘gating’ systems are now being devised by public health officials – all of them presumable designed to prevent a theoretical “second wave” of coronavirus infections and deaths. One such precondition is the call for “mass testing and contact tracing” for COVID-19. This is being proposed as a requirement for the lifting of lockdown restrictions, supposedly until a vaccine or effective treatments arrive which are meant to rescue the public from the alleged unprecedented global pandemic. Most Americans have yet to question what this system of...
  • Loretta Lynch to advise New York attorney general in probe of NYPD clashes with protesters

    06/10/2020 1:12:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    NBC "News" / Comcast ^ | June 10, 2020 | By Allan Smith
    New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Wednesday that former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch will advise her office's fast-moving probe of the New York Police Department and its clashes with protesters at demonstrations sparked by the fatal arrest of George Floyd. James announced that Lynch and Barry Friedman, a New York University professor who serves as faculty director of the NYU Law Policing Project, will join the investigation as special advisers. "The right to peacefully protest is one of our most basic civil rights, and we are working without rest to ensure that right is protected and guarded," James...