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  • Four years on, COVID damage remains while Fauci & Co. pay no price

    04/13/2024 6:33:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 18, 2024 | Glenn H. Reynolds
    We just passed the fourth anniversary of “15 Days To Slow the Spread,” the start of the COVID lockdowns that did damage from which we still haven’t recovered. ... Anthony Fauci, Nancy Pelosi and Bill de Blasio were telling us not to worry, to take cruises and go visit Chinatown ... They reversed course like a week later. ... Neither the lockdowns nor the masking requirements did any good, though they caused a lot of trauma, inconvenience and colossal economic destruction. ... Then there were the deaths caused by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s program of moving still-contagious COVID patients into old-folks’...
  • Charges dropped against restaurant that refused to shut down or use vaccine passports during COVID lockdowns

    11/18/2023 12:46:44 PM PST · by Twotone · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 16, 2023 | Andrew Chapados
    A restaurant that refused to shut down during COVID-19 restrictions and didn't require documentation of vaccination had its charges dropped after finally getting its day in court. The crown dropped charges against Jesse Johnson, owner of Without Papers Pizza, after just 10 minutes of action in the courtroom, Media Bezirgan reported. The Calgary, Canada, business faced shutdowns and charges from the Alberta provincial government after it refused to close while also declining to participate in Canada's vaccine passport program, which required two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to eat indoors at restaurants. "These bastards, they literally tried to break me...
  • Biden handed huge loss in 1st Amendment fight

    09/14/2023 6:58:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    WND News Center ^ | September 13, 2023 | Bob Unruh
    A federal appeals court has agreed with a lower court that the Biden administration likely can be proven to have pressured Big Tech to censor Americans whose views did not align with the Democrat talking points. And the result is that leftists en masse are trying to deny it, a sentiment expressed by the White House, which stated, “This administration has promoted responsible actions to protect public health, safety, and security when confronted by challenges like a deadly pandemic and foreign attacks on our elections. Our consistent view remains that social media platforms have a critical responsibility to take account...
  • Do not let scientists rewrite Covid history. Lockdowns in America were a disaster

    07/12/2023 8:41:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 23 June 2023 | Dr Scott Atlas, Steven Edginton
    As the UK Covid inquiry continues, we must not forget lockdowns failed and destroyed the lives of millions.. America stands for freedom, yet we had one of the most acquiescent populations in the world during the pandemic. There were protests about the lockdowns, if you remember, in the UK, in Spain, in Italy, in France, in Germany and in the Netherlands. Generally speaking in America there was a shocking lack of pushback. America is the beacon of freedom in the world and if America does not push for freedom, it’s over; Not just in the US, it’s over everywhere. The...
  • Pastor acquitted after being arrested when police helicopter found church gathering outside during pandemic. ( Canada )

    11/01/2022 9:30:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 1, 2022 | Jon Brown
    'What has happened to me has only furthered the cause of Christ, and for that I rejoice,' said Pastor Tim Stephens ... Canadian pastor who was arrested twice in 2021 for continuing to congregate with his church in Calgary, Alberta ... The Provincial Court of Alberta tossed out charges against Pastor Tim Stephens alleging he violated provincial public health orders regarding physical distancing .... Stephens was imprisoned twice last year for keeping his Fairview Baptist Church open. .... Stephens' acquittal comes weeks after Danielle Smith, Alberta's new premier, promised a plan to pardon COVID offenders in the province. Her administration...
  • Police drop anti-lockdown incitement charge against Ballarat woman Zoe Buhler (Australia)

    08/30/2022 4:49:08 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    ABC News Australia ^ | 8/30/2022 | Lexie Jeuniewic, Laura Mayers ABC Ballarat
    A Ballarat woman who was charged with inciting others to breach a lockdown has had her case thrown out of court. Zoe Buhler was arrested in her Ballarat home in September 2020 while pregnant. The mother of three livestreamed her arrest showing police handcuffing her in a video that later went viral and sparked concerns from the Australian Human Rights Commission... In a statement Victoria Police said they withdrew the single charge following an assessment of the case, determining it was "not in the public interest to continue with the prosecution". Ms Buhler, now 30 years old, said she was...
  • With inflation at historic highs, Biden is still trying to make it worse

    06/13/2022 11:04:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 11, 2022
    All he had to do was end the COVID-19 lockdowns and let the economy recover on its own. Instead, President Joe Biden spent trillions trying to “transform” the country, and now, everyone, especially the nation's poorest, is paying the price for his hubris. The Labor Department reported Friday that inflation rose to 8.6% in the 12 months ending in May, its highest level in more than 40 years. Virtually no sector of the economy was left untouched. Gas is up 48.7% from a year ago, electricity 12%, groceries 11.9%, and rent 5.9%. These price increases are not, as White House...
  • Pastor Arrested For Holding Church Services Preaches To Police Force At Officer's Funeral

    06/12/2022 7:11:35 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 17 replies
    Caldron Pool ^ | 6/13/2022 | Staff Writer
    "I am thankful that I met Jason as a result of our church's stand during COVID lockdowns" Pastor Tim Stephens of Fairview Baptist Church has preached at the funeral of one of Calgary's police officers a year after he was arrested for conducting worship services in violation of Alberta's health orders. Police arrested Pastor Stephens at his home last June and offered him bail on the condition that he abide by all public health orders. Pastor Stephens refused to agree to the stipulated conditions, as doing so would prevent him from caring for the church that has been entrusted to...
  • Data shows Jews in Montreal targeted during Quebec's strict COVID curfew

    05/23/2022 7:10:17 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    Rebel News ^ | 5/23/2022 | Yaakov Pollak
    Rates of tickets issued per 100,000 residents show that the city's Hasidic Jewish community faced severe curfew enforcement by Montreal police. For five months during Quebec's COVID curfew, Rebel News was out sounding the alarm about the targeted harassment from Montreal police towards the city's Hasidic Jewish population. Organizations that claim to stick up for Jews were silent. The only time the public heard from these so-called Jewish groups was when they decided to condemn Jews for calling a police officer a Nazi as he was harassing Hasidic Jews at a synagogue, targeting them for observing their religious obligations. Well...
  • CCP Blocks Line of Its Own Nat'l Anthem Online Used by Anti-Lockdown Protestors

    04/20/2022 10:25:46 AM PDT · by CatSalgado32 · 8 replies
    Pro Deo et Libertate on Substack ^ | April 20, 2022 | Catherine Salgado
    Shanghai, China has become a dystopian hellscape under the latest Chinese Communist Party (CCP)-imposed Covid-19 lockdown. Reports and videos testify to people starving to death because they are not allowed to leave home, Covid-positive children (even infants) separated from their parents, pets murdered by government officials, and people jumping to their deaths in despair. Yet the CCP continues to lie—and not be called on it in any major way by American government and media. Even a line from China’s own national anthem is reportedly being blocked on Chinese social media platform Weibo (Reclaim The Net: "China’s Weibo blocks lines of...
  • China: Shanghai to lock down for testing as COVID surges

    03/27/2022 9:06:44 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 21 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 3/27/2022 | Reuters
    The financial hub of 26 million people has become a testing ground for Chinas 'zero-COVID' policy China's financial hub of Shanghai says it will lock down the city in two stages to carry out COVID-19 testing over a nine-day period, after it reported a new daily record for asymptomatic infections. Authorities said on Sunday they would divide Shanghai into two for the exercise, using the Huangpu River that passes through the city as a guide. Districts to the east of the river, and some to its west, will be locked down and tested between March 28 and April 1. The...
  • Hong Kong’s Zero-Covid Disaster

    02/21/2022 5:34:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | February 22, 2022 | Scott Morefield
    As Covid-19 reaches endemic status in much of the world, it almost seems absurd to even discuss the preposterous, unworkable, unsustainable “zero-Covid” strategies employed by countries like Australia, New Zealand, China, and others. After all, anyone with half a brain knew full well that a highly contagious respiratory virus like Covid-19 wasn’t going to be stopped and that efforts to stop it at all costs would lead to more human suffering than the virus could have ever inflicted, and yet highly intelligent people went full throttle with this strategy, wrecking their people and their economies in pursuit of a Quixotic...
  • The Land of the Free

    02/18/2022 6:07:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | February 18, 2022 | Erick Erickson
    I'm not really a protester, but I support the right to protest. I just tend not to show up at those events. I'm glad others do. I don't like crowds. I supported the protests of small business owners during COVID-19. I supported the George Floyd protests. I do not support the violence, looting and rioting within protests. I condemned the violence at former President Donald Trump's inauguration. I condemned the violence during the George Floyd protests. Too many people deploy situational ethics. When rioters stormed the Wisconsin State Capitol to stop the legislature in 2011, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended...
  • Doxing Day in Canada

    02/18/2022 3:35:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | February 18, 2022 | David Harsanyi
    In Canada, first the doxing, then the struggle session. This week, one of the most popular small-donor fundraising sites for the Canadian truckers protesting the COVID vaccine mandates, GiveSendGo, was hacked. The names of donors were shared with the public. We know about this mostly because erstwhile news organizations, such as Reuters, have showered attention on the breach as if they were providing a public service. Indeed, many of the same outlets that refused to report specifics about the Hunter Biden email scoop in 2020 (though the story was obtained in a completely ethical journalistic manner) or share specifics from...
  • Freedom Is Worth the Effort

    02/17/2022 5:17:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | February 17, 2022 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    The political world is mired in must-watch political theater in Canada, where the government announced this week that banks could freeze the personal and corporate accounts of those who they believe to be involved in the trucker protest without due process. In Washington, the Senate is debating whether to impose sanctions against Russia due to a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Senate is also gearing up for another U.S. Supreme Court nomination process. And in San Francisco, three school board members were recalled. But with these sideshows going, the world continues to spin. People get up and go to...
  • Reclaiming Our Country and Our Individual Agency

    02/17/2022 4:43:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | February 17, 2022 | Laura Hollis
    Americans are basically good and decent people who tend to assume the best of others -- especially those in positions of leadership or trust. But millions of us realize now that that decency has been exploited. Those we have trusted have betrayed our trust; they have lied repeatedly; they are using their power for destructive ends. They are hobbling the economy, flooding the country with millions of unvetted migrants and crippling it with debt, and undermining the rule of law. Human beings are flawed, so there will always be liars, thieves, grifters, opportunists, greedy business owners and corrupt politicians. When...
  • Don't Shut Down Sports Again for COVID

    12/24/2021 3:59:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | December 24, 2021 | Josh Hammer
    In March 2020, when COVID-19 first exploded onto the scene, sports fans waited with bated breath to see which teams, and which leagues, would bow out on precautionary grounds. The answer quickly became clear: all of them. But actions that were more justifiable at that particular juncture, when we knew nothing about what was then called the "novel coronavirus," is now silly and perhaps inexcusable. As we approach 2022, and as the exceedingly contagious but exceedingly nonlethal omicron variant spreads like wildfire, sports leagues and organizations should all commit to resisting COVID hysteria and keeping their doors open. The initial...
  • Highest Yearly Increase of Alcohol Deaths in UK on Record During 2020 Lockdown

    12/10/2021 7:01:46 AM PST · by george76 · 3 replies
    Summit News ^ | 7 December, 2021 | Paul Joseph Watson
    18.6% increase compared with 2019... The UK recorded its highest ever year-on-year increase of alcohol-related deaths during 2020, with COVID-19 lockdowns playing a huge role in the rise. Figures released today by the the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that there were 8,974 deaths “from alcohol-specific causes,” an 18.6% increase compared with 2019. That represents the highest year-on-year increase since records began being collected in 2001. In an attempt to deflect the elephant in the living room, the ONS insisted that there are “many complex factors” to consider in explaining the deaths. However, the Alcohol Change charity warned last...
  • Crowd gathers outside Mt. Eden Prison in support of Tamakis (New Zealand)

    11/22/2021 8:04:04 PM PST · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    1 News New Zealand ^ | 11/23/2021 | Wilson Longhurst
    Followers of Brian Tamaki have gathered outside Mt. Eden Prison Tuesday afternoon after the pair's arrest. About 200 people are listening to a series of speeches protesting the arrests and other pandemic-related actions by the Government... Brian Tamaki has been charged with failing to comply with a Covid-19 order and breaching bail conditions, related to Saturday's anti-mandate rally at Auckland Domain. He'd been arrested after earlier rallies. Hannah Tamaki has been charged with two counts of failing to comply with a Covid-19 order... Brian Tamaki spoke to the crowd before entering the station with Hannah, where he took aim at...
  • Gladys Berejiklian can't remember why she supported grant proposal in secret boyfriend's electorate

    10/28/2021 8:40:19 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    ABC News Australia ^ | 10/29/2021 | Jamie McKinnell
    A corruption hearing has heard former NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian telling her secret MP boyfriend Daryl Maguire that a public servant's "head would be gone" but only after he "fixed" a grant proposal in his electorate. Ms. Berjiklian today began her evidence at the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) as it investigates whether she breached public trust due to the undeclared relationship with the disgraced Wagga Wagga MP Mr. Maguire.... Ms. Berejiklian told the commission she couldn't remember whether she indicated support before or after their advice, but "top of mind" was the potential repercussions of the Orange by-election. "Is...