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  • Smoking and Covid masks in the movies - recent observations

    01/17/2022 10:49:42 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 23 replies
    Recent movies | 17 January 2022 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    I've watched a few online streaming movies recently and have noticed a big change in on aspect. A LOT of the actors/actresses are now smoking again. Apparently the tobacco industry has gone woke enough for the film industry to begin supporting them again even though we DO know that smoking can cause cancer. I find that ironic since the movie business at one time was rabidly anti-smoking. Why the change? Has to be something with the money flow. Another point. I have yet to watch a movie where any of the general public are wearing Covid masks. Maybe I'm vision...
  • NFT Group Buys Copy Of Dune For €2.66 Million, Believing It Gives Them Copyright

    01/17/2022 10:02:25 AM PST · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    https://www.iflscience.com ^ | January 17, 2022 | James Felton
    A group of crypto enthusiasts has made an unusual purchase: a rare copy of Dune, by science fiction writer Frank Herbert, for a staggering €2.66 million ($3.04 million). It's an odd occurrence when a book expected to fetch €25,000 goes for 100 times that amount, but the stranger part is that the buyers – a collective called SpiceDAO – appear to believe that owning an early copy of the hit sci-fi about space worms gives them the copyright, to do with what they will. "We won the auction for €2.66M," SpiceDao wrote on Twitter. "Now our mission is to: 1....
  • No pandering to snowflakes here! Motivational posters from the 1920s that taught workers to pull their socks up

    01/17/2022 7:58:08 AM PST · by mairdie · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 January 2022 | Jessica Green
    A fascinating collection of 1920s 'life-coaching' posters which were designed to encourage good behaviour in the workplace have come to light. They were produced by the now-defunct print company Parker-Holladay who created the well-dressed character Bill Jones to dispense pearls of wisdom and have emerged for sale for £3,000 with Ewbank's Auctions, of Woking, Surrey. The 'productivity at work' posters were placed in factories and offices across Britain and carried messages about self-control and avoiding confrontation. They were so successful that they were used in America and Canada.
  • 👍TMS Live Stream TODAY!- 💥3 PM EST SUNDAY January 16th 2022

    01/16/2022 11:37:17 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    youtube ^ | 16 Jan, 2022 | FERFAL
    The Modern Survivalist With Fernando Aguierre.
  • Doctor forced to undergo psych exam after losing license for COVID 'misinformation'

    01/15/2022 6:38:47 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 29 replies
    WND ^ | 01/14/2022 | Art Moore
    A Maine medical licensing board has temporarily suspended the license of a veteran physician for allegedly spreading "misinformation" about COVID-19 as it conducts a 30-day investigation that will require her to undergo a psychological examination.Dr. Meryl Nass, who been a board-licensed internal physician for more than 40 years, was the subject of two complaints based, among other things, on her statements that the vaccines have serious safety issues and are ineffective at stopping infection and transmission of the virus. She called the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention a "criminal agency," pointing out that federal health officials have suppressed the...
  • Danish newspaper apologizes for ‘hypnotically’ following gov’t narrative on COVID: ‘We failed’

    01/15/2022 4:41:43 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 01/14/2022 | Jack Bingham
    One of the largest news outlets in Denmark apologized to its readers for “hypnotically” trusting the government’s COVID narrative for the past two years.In a shocking admission of failure to uphold the standards journalistic integrity, Denmark’s Ekstra Bladet newspaper ran a story titled “We failed” on Tuesday, admitting that the paper was hoodwinked by the mainstream COVID narrative and complicit in misleading the public and fostering undue fear.For ALMOST two years, we — the press and the population — have been almost hypnotically preoccupied with the authorities’ daily coronavirus figures,” read the article’s introduction. “WE HAVE NOT been vigilant enough...
  • 'After-School Satan Clubs' coming to an elementary school near you

    01/15/2022 4:39:14 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 15 Jan, 2022 | Eric Utter
    Seriously, this happened...and you wouldn't want your school to get sued, would you? An Illinois school district recently received some heat from parents for allowing flyers from the Satanic Temple to be placed in the lobby of Jane Addams Elementary School. The flyers invited students between the ages of 6 and 11 to attend an "after-school Satan Club" program being offered by The Satanic Temple. Not to worry, however. Lucien Greaves, the Satanic Temple's co-founder, says the Satan Club won't try to convert children to Satanism or force them to worship the devil. Greaves told WQAD: "This actually isn't a...
  • Tenured Michigan university professor, 74, who wore a 'space helmet' AND mask for Zoom class is placed on leave for calling students 'vectors of disease' for wanting to attend in-person learning

    01/14/2022 12:16:02 PM PST · by Trillian · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14 January 2022 | Andrea Cavallier
    A tenured Michigan university professor has been placed on leave after he told students in a profanity-laced video that he didn't want to know anything about them because they were 'just vectors of disease.' Barry Mehler, 74, a tenured history professor at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, posted the 14-minute video on Sunday, a day before the Spring 2022 semester began. In the video, he told students that it didn't matter how hard they worked in his class because he randomly predetermined their grades prior to the semester. 'None of you… are good enough to earn an A...
  • School personnel shouldn’t use handcuffs on students, lawmaker proposes

    01/14/2022 9:43:42 AM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    floridaphoenix.com ^ | January 13, 2022 | Danielle J. Brown -
    In Florida’s public school system, school personnel can use handcuffs, zip-ties, straightjackets or other devices on students who are acting out or misbehaving in a way that poses a threat to themselves or others. But legislation filed in the 2022 legislative session would prohibit school personnel from using those methods — potentially sparing students, especially those with disabilities, from a traumatic experience. Only school resource officers, school safety officers, school guardians, or school security guards would still be able to use these restraints on students in grades 6 through 12 — but not younger children. “The younger the child, the...
  • Omicron, Delta, common cold or flu? Comparing the symptoms

    01/14/2022 8:32:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | 14 JANUARY 2022 | Staff
    Mini The Delta and Omicron variants of COVID-19, common cold and flu share some common symptoms as they all affect the upper respiratory system. It is of course always advisable to get tested if the symptoms persist. ************************************************************************************* Omicron, Delta, common cold or flu? Comparing the symptoms Currently, India is in the middle of the third wave of COVID-19. To add to the two dominant COVID-19 variants, Omicron and Delta, the cold wave across large swathes of the country has led to an increase in cases of flu and common cold. This is leading to a lot of confusion as...
  • How can you tell if your symptoms are a cold, the flu or the coronavirus?

    01/14/2022 8:14:57 AM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    https://www.pennlive.com ^ | Jan. 07, 2022, 7:02 a.m. | By VICTORIA MILKO
    How do I know if I have a cold, the flu or COVID-19? Experts say testing is the best way to determine what you have since symptoms of the illnesses can overlap. The viruses that cause colds, the flu and COVID-19 are spread the same way — through droplets from the nose and mouth of infected people. And they can all be spread before a person realizes they’re infected. The time varies for when someone with any of the illnesses will start feeling sick. Some people infected with the coronavirus don’t experience any symptoms, but it’s still possible for them...
  • Was the Late Archbishop Desmond Tutu Anti-Israel Or An Anti-Semite? Can a person dislike Israel yet like Jews?

    01/14/2022 6:57:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/14/2022 | Steve Apfel
    If Willie Sutton, the bank robber, would instantly have known the answer if asked “Was Archibishop Desmond Tutu anti-Israel or an anti-Semite?” After all, when asked why he robbed banks, Sutton explained, “That’s where the money is.” The iron logic of this bold answer holds the clue to Desmond Tutu’s well-known antipathy to Israel. Why hate Israel rather than any other country? Willie Sutton would say because that’s where the Jews are. If he’d heard that, Tutu’s beloved grin would melt into a grimace. Tugging at his crimson Episcopal cape, he would pontificate that, “The government of Israel is placed...
  • Apple releases iOS 15.2.1 and iPadOS 15.2.1

    01/13/2022 10:05:07 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 6 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Wednesday, January 12, 2022 2:02 pm | MacDailyNews
    Software Update Apple on Wednesday released iOS 15.2.1 and iPadOS 15.2.1 to the public with minor bug fixes and other improvements.Wesley Hilliard for AppleInsider:Apple says that the release addresses a HomeKit denial of service issue, a problem where third-party CarPlay apps may lose touch sensitivity, and a bug where Messages may not load photos sent using an iCloud link.The HomeKit DDoS attack was revealed by a researcher on January 1 and could be executed by entering a device name of over 500,000 characters. Devices that tried to load the device name could be placed into a reboot cycle and made...
  • Professor Ehud Qimron: “Ministry of Health, it’s time to admit failure”

    01/13/2022 8:40:06 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 17 replies
    Swiss Policy Research ^ | 01/10/2022 | Dr. Ehud Qimron
    Ministry of Health, it’s time to admit failureIn the end, the truth will always be revealed, and the truth about the coronavirus policy is beginning to be revealed. When the destructive concepts collapse one by one, there is nothing left but to tell the experts who led the management of the pandemic – we told you so.Two years late, you finally realize that a respiratory virus cannot be defeated and that any such attempt is doomed to fail. You do not admit it, because you have admitted almost no mistake in the last two years, but in retrospect it is...
  • Steve Bannon War Room, Morning show, 10am-NoonET

    01/13/2022 6:47:01 AM PST · by 4Liberty · 5 replies
    America’s Voice News ^ | 01/13/2022 | Steve Bannon
    Freep Mail 4Liberty, if you want On/Off this list. Tune in via Roku/AppleTV/AmazonFire with the America’s Voice App... https://pluto.tv/live-tv/americas-voicehttps://americasvoice.app On GETTR, go here & click “Live now” button: https://gettr.com/user/realamvoice On Rumble live & for past episodes: https://rumble.com/BannonsWarRoom
  • Climate authoritarians and the lessons of history

    01/13/2022 4:21:28 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 13 Jan, 2022 | H. Sterling Burnett
    History shows revolutions resulting in dictatorships typically eat their children and those who they overthrew alike. To their own peril as well as everyone else, climate alarmists are increasingly embracing authoritarianism. A rump group of the environmental movement has always been wedded to authoritarianism. Going back to the beginnings of the environmental movement, Progressive-era politicians such as President Theodore Roosevelt and Gifford Pinchot, the first head of the newly created U.S. Forest Service, believed democracy and markets were both ill-suited to manage natural resources. Progressives believed natural resources should be controlled, developed, and conserved by elite scientific managers and bureaucrats...
  • And Atlas continues to shrug

    01/13/2022 4:14:51 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 104 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 13 Jan, 2022 | Mark C. Ross
    For most of my adult life I’ve been told about Ayn Rand’s famous novel…but had no idea what it was about. It was particularly popular among my Libertarian buddies. So, I finally ordered a copy…and when it came, I had to update the prescription for my reading glasses, because it’s over a thousand pages in nine-point type. Early on I was able to kind of get a handle on what it was about. There are basically two kinds of people: problem solvers or innovators who are constantly trying to make things work better…and cronies, who have an overwhelming sense of...
  • We Shot a Moose, Class. There Will Be a Quiz.

    01/12/2022 5:58:36 PM PST · by Theoria · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10 Jan 2022 | Victoria Petersen
    A small group of Alaskan middle-schoolers get a hands-on lesson in hunting and processing food from the land. NIKISKI, Alaska — Before the sun rose on Nov. 11, 10 students from Nikiski Middle & High School had gathered with their teacher, Jesse Bjorkman, at a gas-station parking lot here in this small community on the Kenai Peninsula — to gear up for a moose hunt.Dispersed among five vehicles, the group drove about 10 miles to the Nikiski Escape Route, a gravel road connecting Nikiski to the city of Kenai. Inching slowly down the snowy road, the students peered out each...
  • Biden’s Education Secretary Solicited NSBA Letter Describing Parents as ‘Domestic Terrorists’

    01/12/2022 3:31:50 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 12 Jan, 2022 | Eric Lendrum
    n a bombshell new report, Joe Biden’s Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona appears to have solicited the infamous letter from the National School Board Association (NSBA) which falsely described conservative parents as “domestic terrorists.” According to the New York Post, newly-uncovered emails from October featured NSBA Secretary-Treasurer Kristi Swett explicitly saying that then-interim CEO Chip Slaven “was writing a letter to provide information to the White House, from a request by Secretary Cardona.” The email, dated October 6th, was obtained via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by the nonprofit watchdog group Parents Defending Education. In the original letter...
  • ‘Rhodes Scholar’ claimed she grew up poor and abused — then her story started to unravel

    01/12/2022 6:02:23 AM PST · by Red Badger · 80 replies
    https://nypost.com ^ | January 11, 2022 4:59pm | By Jerry Oppenheimer and Isabel Vincent
    In November 2020, when University of Pennsylvania graduate student Mackenzie Fierceton won the prestigious and highly competitive Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford — one of just 32 scholars selected from a pool of 2,300 applicants — she was praised by the Ivy League school’s president in a newsletter. “Mackenzie is so deserving of this prestigious opportunity,” declared president Amy Gutmann of the 23-year-old from suburban St. Louis. “As a first-generation [to go to college] low-income student and a former foster youth, Mackenzie is passionate about championing young people [and] dedicating herself to a life of public service.” But a...