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Cook County follows Chicago with COVID-19 vaccination mandate for patrons of restaurants, gyms and other businesses
Chicago Tribune ^ | DEC 23, 2021 | Alice Yin

Posted on 12/23/2021 9:38:28 AM PST by Salman

Cook County will follow Chicago in imposing a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for patrons 5 and older of restaurants, bars, gyms and an assortment of other businesses, officials announced Thursday.

The mandate for suburban Cook County takes effect Monday, Jan. 3, as does Chicago’s.

The indoor establishments that will be required to ask for proof of vaccination status also include gyms and anywhere else food and drink are served, according to a copy of the COVID-19 order from the Cook County Department of Public Health. That encompasses movie theaters, concert venues, arcades, sports arenas and more.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: biden; chicago; cookcounty; illinois; lorilightfoot; mayorbettlejuice; poopypantsbiden; pritzker; prizkser
Note that direct enforcement is up to the businesses, but there will undoubtedly be undercover government snitches to make sure.

Middle class: Little or no direct resistance but people will stop going out.

The ghetto: Lots of unorganized non-compliance leading to violence.

Prognosis: Even more businesses will close. Government will step up plunder.

1 posted on 12/23/2021 9:38:28 AM PST by Salman
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To: Salman

Show me your papers!!

2 posted on 12/23/2021 9:40:41 AM PST by neverevergiveup
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To: Salman

We were at a small martini bar in far west Cook County last night. The place was full and not a single mask in sight.


3 posted on 12/23/2021 9:41:46 AM PST by Lurker (Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Stop pretending that it is.)
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To: Salman

The more people they force out of public spaces, the fewer will be slaughtered by thugs. What are people who choose to live in a place like that missing out on at this point?

4 posted on 12/23/2021 9:42:30 AM PST by Iowa Slim
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To: Salman

Waiting for this sort of nonsense in Pima County, AZ. Surprised they haven’t reinstated mask mandates yet, but I expect that soon.

5 posted on 12/23/2021 9:48:10 AM PST by HartleyMBaldwin
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Eat at home! Shut them all down.

6 posted on 12/23/2021 9:50:30 AM PST by JonPreston (Q: Never have so many, been so wrong, so often)
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To: Salman

There will be an army of unpaid Karen citizens snitching too

7 posted on 12/23/2021 9:56:11 AM PST by cableguymn
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To: Lurker
Everywhere I've been the past week has been completely ignoring the "mandate" by Governor Fat & Stupid. The signs on the entrance doors are for show only. No one pays them any mind, typically including the wait staff and servers too.

There aren't enough "health department" inspectors to enforce the so-called "mandate" and any Karen that calls and complains is just wasting their time.

8 posted on 12/23/2021 9:59:00 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Iowa Slim

“The more people they force out of public spaces, the fewer will be slaughtered by thugs. What are people who choose to live in a place like that missing out on at this point?”

Which is why there appears to be a massive dislocation of non ferals from Chicago 2+ hours away on I80 or I57.

The 24/7 violence/insanity in Chicago is driving people to look for housing and sanity far away from Chicago.

My wife got a Christmas card from a cousin, a widow, who will be relocating/moving totally from Illinois into Kentucky to her son’s farm property. They are preparing a widow’s house near their Kentucky home. Her current home is close to 3 hours out of Chicago.

9 posted on 12/23/2021 10:25:36 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Nietzsche: “Everything the State says is a lie, and everything the State has. It was stolen!”)
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To: Salman
So fully vaxxed congressfolk, athletes, and CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS all dropping like flies, but ...
10 posted on 12/23/2021 10:34:01 AM PST by AT7Saluki (No cejar, no ceder)
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To: Salman

Cook County is a pretty big area. I’d like to see how they’re going to enforce it.

I live on the fringe of north Cook County and only a mile from Lake County. Besides not having any restrictions Lake also has a lower sales tax. Guess where I’ll be going.

11 posted on 12/23/2021 10:40:21 AM PST by twoputt
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To: twoputt

I’m in SW Lake. Some mask signs in the windows of a few stores and restaurants. They are largely ignored. Gas and sales tax more favorable here than Cook. Much lower crime ( as in “hardly any”.)

12 posted on 12/23/2021 11:19:21 AM PST by libertymaker
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To: Lurker

**We were at a small martini bar in far west Cook County last night. The place was full and not a single mask in sight.**

I was talking to a friend last night that lives in Warren County. He said people wearing mask there is rare, unless you step on campus at Monmouth College, (I can imagine how patheticly liberal that place is).

13 posted on 12/23/2021 11:21:50 AM PST by Zuriel (Acts 2:38,39....Do you believe it?)
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To: Salman

All Together Now, in Australia, NZ, UK, and many other places.

Sing everywhere in the USA before their fate becomes ours.

It’s closing in.

Stick Your Vaccine Mandate Up Your A**’ Anthem Spreads

To the tune of
“She’ll Be Coming Round The Mountain When She Comes”

14 posted on 12/23/2021 12:16:52 PM PST by Norski (Luke 22:36)
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To: neverevergiveup; Salman; Lurker

Swedes Are Implanting Microchip Vaccine Passports. It Won’t Stop There
The Federalist ^ | 12/23/2021 | Joe Allen

Posted on 12/23/2021, 8:45:30 AM by Signalman

“Last week, the world glimpsed a future in which vaccine passports are implanted under the skin. A viral video from South China Morning Post profiled a Swedish start-up hub, Epicenter, that injects its employees with microchips.

“Right now it is very convenient to have a COVID passport always accessible on your implant,” its chief disruption officer, Hannes Sjöblad, told the interviewer. Oddly enough, he repeatedly spoke of chipping “arms” when we clearly see a woman opening doors with her hand.

Two years earlier, Sjöblad told ITV, “I want us humans to open up and improve our sensory universe, our cognitive functions. … I want to merge humans with technology and I think it will be awesome.”

Naturally, some Christians see the Mark of the Beast. In a sane world, the idea of having your hand chipped to access public goods or private property—to receive a mark in order to “buy, sell, or trade”—should alarm anyone, regardless of religious persuasion. The same goes for using an implanted brain-computer interface to access the digital realm, as Elon Musk plans to do with Neuralink.

Yet for a growing fringe, this invasive tech isn’t just desirable. It’s already normal. Presently, some 5,000 Swedes use implanted radio frequency identification (RFID) chips to open doors, pay cashless, present medical records, access concert venues, and ride public transportation. According to Ars Technica, as of 2018 an estimated 50,000-100,000 people worldwide have microchip implants, primarily in their hands.

A 2019 analysis in Nature reported about 160,000 people have deep brain stimulation devices implanted in their heads. Currently, this is only done out of necessity to treat disorders like epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease, or even addiction and depression. Of these devices, only 34 are true brain-computer interfaces. However, with current advances in technology, enormous injections of capital, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) recent approval, that number will rapidly climb.

Hurtling Toward a Hybrid Humanity Enthusiasts say they aim to propel these technologies from healing to enhancement. In 2018—the same year Biohax gained international attention for chipping thousands of Swedish hands—MIT Technology Review boosted it with the fawning headline: “This company embeds microchips in its employees, and they love it.”

Since the first human-grade RFID implant was patented in 1997, followed by FDA approval in 2004, subdermal microchips have become just another device in a growing cyborg toolkit. Drawing on that cache, the Internet of Bodies paradigm has gained enormous traction among the medical establishment. At the extreme end, the concept of natural-born humanity is to be abolished.

For more than six decades, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has funded Human 2.0 projects, with particular interest in brain-computer interfaces. Citing these and many other human-machine hybrids, the World Economic Forum’s chairman Klaus Schwab recently spelled out his vision of civilizational transformation. His widely read books—“The Fourth Industrial Revolution” (2016) and “The Great Reset” (2020)—both describe inexorable progress toward total technocracy.

The same idea emerges in a 2019 government analysis by Policy Horizons Canada, entitled “Exploring Biodigital Convergence.” According to the authors, “Digital technology can be embedded in organisms [and today] biotechnology may be at the cusp of a period of rapid expansion—possibly analogous to digital computing circa 1985.” Its success will hinge on sweeping surveillance.

The document goes on to describe tracking chips, wearable bio-sensors, internal organ sensors, Web-connected neurotech, swallowable digital pills—merging body and brain with the digital beehive.

Last spring, the UK’s Ministry of Defense published the jarring study, “Human Augmentation: The Dawn of a New Paradigm.” The authors promise this “will become increasingly relevant, partly because it can directly enhance human capability and behaviour, and partly because it is the binding agent between people and machines.” Surveying today’s cyborgs, they write, “Once inserted, these ‘chips’ can…replace many of our keys and passwords, allowing us to unlock doors, start vehicles, and even log onto computers and smartphones.”

All the above authors fret over ethics in a perfunctory fashion, but most accept the “inevitable” fusion of man with machine. If military strategists, corporate elites, and government officials are taking this prospect seriously, so should we.

The New Normal Is Total Digitalization For people with any sense at all, the notion of having a microchip jabbed into your hand (or your head) triggers animal revulsion. Disturbing as it may be, a more immediate concern is the widespread use of non-invasive biometric systems.

Wherever the New Normal takes hold, access to society is granted or denied on the basis of arbitrary “health and safety” concerns. Today, it’s masks or vaccine status. Tomorrow, it could be ideology. Authorities don’t have to chip you if they can simply scan your smartphone and tell you to get lost, or lock you in your dwelling pod whenever “the numbers” rise.

To cite one common example among many, the biometric company Clear rode the Patriot Act to prominence. Today, Clear is contracting to provide biometric and QR code-based vaxxports to fully jabbed citizens on the go.

It won’t stop there. Not without a fight. As Clear’s CEO Caryn Seidman-Becker told CNBC last year, “Just like screening was forever changed post-9/11, in a post-Covid environment you’re going to see screening and public safety significantly shift. But this time it’s beyond airports. It’s sports stadiums, it’s retail, it’s office buildings, it’s restaurants.”

Taking a more cerebral angle, tech mogul Bryan Johnson founded Kernel to develop non-invasive brain-scanning helmets to enhance your health and happiness. The devices can also gather users’ neurological data. Last summer, Johnson told Bloomberg Businessweek that by 2030 he’d like to put his BCI helmets in every American household.

These people want to completely transform our mental and physical spaces. It isn’t even a secret. They want some form of transhumanism, whether they use the term or not. It’s past time to smash their devices.

America Cannot Let This Happen One by one across the globe, canaries are falling dead in the digital coal mine. We see implanted vaxxports in Sweden, lockdowns for the unvaccinated in Austria and Germany, and yes, quarantine camps in Australia.

The Untact program in South Korea is specifically designed to replace human interaction with social robots and the Metaverse. At the pandemic’s outset, American writers at The Atlantic and CNN urged U.S. leaders to adopt Chinese authoritarianism. Their wish is beginning to come true.

While I doubt any population will be forcibly chipped like wayward housecats—at least not in the near future—no nightmarish policy is truly off the table. In the past 21 months, the United States has seen mandated mRNA gene therapies, QR code-based vaccine passports, mass deletion of supposed “misinformation,” and even drone surveillance to monitor social distancing. Meanwhile, more young adults died from fentanyl overdoses than from any transmissible disease.

If the biosecurity state can force you to wear an obedience mask to buy groceries, what can’t they do? Resist their measures at every turn. Drag these people down from the seats of power. Dismantle the structures they’ve already put in place.

I’m no absolutist. Tools are tools, and every naked ape needs one. For the most part, I couldn’t care less if techno-fetishists chip themselves or refashion their appendages. Had their subculture remained on the fringe, I’d still find such people fascinating. But that’s not what’s happening.

Riding waves of germaphobia—the ultimate organic disruption—tech titans and their think tank ministers are establishing a secular religion. The world’s wealthiest men, wielding the most powerful tools on earth, are erecting inescapable systems of control. We can’t combat them if we don’t acknowledge what they are.

Scientism is their faith. Technology is their sacrament. Their cult is a cyborg theocracy. Even if they rain fire from the sky with the press of a button, never bend the knee to their silicon gods.”

15 posted on 12/23/2021 12:19:01 PM PST by Norski (Luke 22:36)
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To: libertymaker

I do most of my non-Cook County shopping and dining in Lake Zurich. I also ignore those mask signs in the windows, but it’s sad to see so many sheep still complying.

16 posted on 12/23/2021 12:34:28 PM PST by twoputt
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To: Salman

This is text book marxist totalitarianism. Not mere fascism.
Lying about the lethality of the malady and outlawing the gentle remedies.
Coercing the population into snitching on their fellow citizens.
Any business who follows this is courting satan.

17 posted on 12/23/2021 1:10:50 PM PST by Montana_Sam (Truth lives.)
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To: Salman

Pritzker is considering instituting this statewide, or just in the Chicago collar counties served by the RTA.

18 posted on 12/23/2021 7:39:50 PM PST by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: Salman

If anyone thinks this scamdemic wasn’t planned to bring down America ...........................the enemies within our gates are the infected pustules that are leading the charge

19 posted on 12/24/2021 3:22:25 AM PST by ronnie raygun
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