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  • San Francisco jails on lockdown, request help from National Guard amid attacks on deputies

    04/15/2024 1:26:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/14/24 | Stepheny Price
    Two San Francisco County jails were placed on lockdown Sunday afternoon and a request for help from the National Guard was issued as officials reported that attacks against jail deputies are on the rise. "Recent incidents have shocked the community, including a sharp rise in prisoner fights, attacks on prisoners by other inmates, and injuries to both civilian employees and deputy sheriffs. These dangerous incidents underscore the pressing need for intervention to ensure the safety and security of all within the jails," The San Francisco Deputy Sheriff's Association (SFDSA) said in a statement on Sunday. Sheriff officials reported that since...
  • 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’...
  • Australian freedom activist Monica Smit sues Victoria police over COVID lockdown enforcement

    04/11/2024 4:43:22 AM PDT · by xoxox · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 11, 2024 | David James
    The most high-profile opponent of Australia’s brutal COVID-19 lockdowns, vaccine mandates, and violent suppression of public criticism has been Monica Smit. Her resistance is continuing. She has announced that she will be suing the Victoria police. The court case is scheduled for July 23 and is expected to take 15 days.
  • Two Weeks to Flatten Became Eight Months to Change the Election

    04/01/2024 9:40:39 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 9 replies
    Brownstone Institute ^ | April 1, 2024 | Brownstone Institute
    Two Weeks to Flatten Became Eight Months to Change the Election In 1845, Congress established Election Day as the Tuesday after the first Monday of November. The Act sought “to establish a uniform time” for Americans to cast their ballots for president. Historically, voters needed to provide a valid reason – such as illness or military service – to qualify for absentee ballots.But Covid served as a pretext to overturn that tradition. Just 25% of votes in 2020 occurred at the polls on Election Day. Mail-in voting more than doubled. Key swing states eliminated the need to provide a valid...
  • '15 Days to Slow the Spread'

    03/20/2024 7:44:40 PM PDT · by lightman · 53 replies ^ | 20 March A.D. 2024 | John Stossel
    Four years ago, government officials told us, "Stay home!" We have "15 days to slow the spread." Days turned into months and then years, while officials chipped away at our freedoms. I have long been wary of politicians, but even I was surprised at how authoritarian many were eager to be. Some demanded police to go after people surfing. They took down the rims of basketball hoops. Children's playgrounds were taped up like crime scenes. They told people in rural Utah and Wyoming to stay in their homes. In the name of safety, politicians did many things that diminished our...
  • Report Criticizes ‘Catastrophic Errors’ of COVID Lockdowns, Warns of Repeat

    03/18/2024 6:51:37 PM PDT · by lightman · 19 replies
    epoch times ^ | 17 March A.D. 2024 | Kevin Stocklin
    It was four years ago, in March 2020, that health officials declared COVID-19 a pandemic and America began shutting down schools, closing small businesses, restricting gatherings and travel, and other lockdown measures to “slow the spread” of the virus. To mark that grim anniversary, a group of medical and policy experts released a report, called “COVID Lessons Learned,” which assesses the government’s response to the pandemic. According to the report, that response included a few notable successes, along with a litany of failures that have taken a severe toll on the population. During the pandemic, many governments across the globe...
  • The Prophets: D.A. Henderson

    03/16/2024 5:21:01 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 4 replies
    The Free Press ^ | 16 Mar 2024 | Joe Nocera
    >Years before Covid, the scientist credited with eradicating smallpox warned against shutting down the world to combat an epidemic.,p>In 2006, ten years before his death at the age of 87, the legendary epidemiologist D.A. Henderson laid out a plan for how public health officials should respond to a major influenza pandemic. It was published in a small journal that focused mainly on bioterrorism—and was quickly forgotten.As it turns out, that paper, titled “Disease Mitigation Measures in the Control of Pandemic Influenza,” was Henderson’s prescient bequest to the future. If we had followed his advice, our country—indeed, our world—could have avoided...
  • Excessive drinking caused nearly 500 deaths per day during pandemic, CDC says

    03/02/2024 12:22:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    ktla ^ | 03/01/2024 | Jas Kang
    Loneliness, depression, and mental health issues also spiked during a time when most people were asked to self-isolate. Alcohol consumption and deaths also went up during that time, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A new report by the CDC found that there were roughly 488 deaths per day during the pandemic due to excessive alcohol drinking in 2020-2021. “Stress, loneliness, and social isolation; and mental health conditions might also have contributed to the increase in deaths from excessive alcohol use during the Covid-19 pandemic,” During 2016 and 2017, there were 137,927 alcohol-related deaths nationally. For 2020...
  • More proof that COVID killed medical ethics

    thousands of elderly COVID patients in the United Kingdom were secretly euthanized in April 2020 ... This disturbing claim came from an investigation directed by Wilson Sy, director, Investment Analytics Research Australia, and ... The alleged euthanasia claim seems unlikely because in the U.K., it is regarded as either manslaughter or murder by the National Health Service ... Having had a career in analytics, I was skeptical. I reviewed the ResearchGate investigation documentation fully expecting to find fake news. Instead, I found that the report was exceptionally well researched and documented, and the claim appears valid. The truth was buried...
  • Not wearing a mask during COVID-19 health emergency isn’t a free speech right, appeals court says

    02/07/2024 9:03:20 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 75 replies
    abcnews.go ^ | 02/06/2024 | MIKE CATALINI
    TRENTON, N.J. -- A federal appeals court shot down claims Monday that New Jersey residents' refusal to wear face masks at school board meetings during the COVID-19 outbreak constituted protected speech under the First Amendment. The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling in two related cases stemming from lawsuits against officials in Freehold and Cranford, New Jersey. The suits revolved around claims that the plaintiffs were retaliated against by school boards because they refused to wear masks during public meetings. In one of the suits, the court sent the case back to a lower court for consideration. In...
  • Florida COVID grand jury releases findings, says Biden administration stonewalled efforts

    02/04/2024 4:17:58 AM PST · by EVO X · 15 replies
    Florida's Voice ^ | Feb. 2, 2024 | Eric Daugherty
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The 22nd Statewide Grand Jury on Friday released its first interim report a little more than a year after Gov. Ron DeSantis petitioned its formation. While the governor was primely targeting COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers and their advertisement of vaccine efficacy, the first report drew conclusions mainly on lockdowns and masks, and the grand jury said the issue of the vaccines was far more nuanced and could not be answered in a “vacuum.” It also said that the Biden administration did not cooperate with efforts to obtain testimony from officials representing agencies like the CDC, FDA and U.S....
  • Epidemic Forecasting Models Overestimated Potential Infection Numbers Amid COVID-19 Lockdown Debate

    01/23/2024 7:47:46 PM PST · by lightman · 15 replies
    epoch times ^ | 21 January A.D. 2024 | Naveen Athrappully
    A new study has shown that flawed epidemic modeling techniques can lead to overestimating the number of people who could get infected during a pandemic—resulting in unnecessary measures such as lockdowns and mass vaccination campaigns. The peer-reviewed study, published in the Journal of Physics Complexity on Jan. 9, associated existing models of forecasting epidemics with the structure of social networks among people. The most widely used forecasting method is a “compartmental model,” which usually makes an assumption of “random mixing,” meaning that any individual can infect any other person. However, this is a flawed assumption that can lead to “greatly...
  • THE EVE OF DESTRUCTION ---- (about when the great C19 panic began)

    01/11/2024 4:14:14 AM PST · by dennisw · 33 replies
    MARK OSHINSKIE ---Substack ^ | JAN 11, 2024 | MARK OSHINSKIE
    The night before the lockdowns began, I laid alone in bed, listening to National Public Radio affiliate WNYC-FM in the dark. A newscaster grimly announced that New York Governor Cuomo would, the next day, issue a 15 day “Shelter in Place Order.” I couldn’t believe this was happening. Put a state of 22 million on house arrest? Over a respiratory virus that was linked to deaths of a tiny fraction of old Italians and Spaniards? Over a hokey video of some Chinese guy laying on the sidewalk scissoring his legs? When had healthy people ever been locked down? What made...
  • It’s the power, stupid

    12/19/2023 6:04:57 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 19 Dec, 2023 | Robert Arvay
    If a way were discovered to produce free material wealth, in unlimited supply, the initial result would likely be something that feels like utopia. With all material needs satisfied, what need would there be for conflict, for competition, for war? That initial phase, however, would be only temporary. That is because human greed is not restricted to money and material things. A far greater greed among humans is the greed for power — the lust to rule. Lucifer had everything he could have wanted, except for one thing: to be God. Pursuit of that “one thing” has plagued all of...
  • GOP Rep. Blasts Pandemic Treaty on House Floor, Rejects WHO Authority Over United States

    12/13/2023 3:29:22 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    The Politics Brief. ^ | December 13, 2023
    The World Health Organization has been urgently pushing a new Pandemic Treaty, officially known as the “Zero draft report of the Working Group on Strengthening WHO Preparedness and Response to Health Emergencies to the Seventy-fifth World Health Assembly.” A Republican Congressman, Dr. Rich McCormick from Georgia, slammed the need for such a pandemic treaty and specifically referenced the World Health Organization in a much-needed speech on the House floor. Much like other international organizations, the World Trade Organization, the United Nations, World Health Organization, is vying to gain more authority through pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response accord,” Rep. McCormick said....
  • A new ‘highly infectious’ COVID-19 variant is spreading across the US: What to know about HV.1

    11/24/2023 9:30:34 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 105 replies
    Click2houston ^ | 11/23/2023 | Erica Ponder
    97 HOUSTON – COVID-19 is continuing to make its presence known across the world as it adapts and evolves into a new strand. American Medical Association Vice President of Science, Medicine and Public Health, Andrea Garcia, JD, MPH, said HV.1 has become the variant responsible for most COVID cases here in the United States in just a few short weeks. According to an article from the TODAY Show, the omicron subvariant accounts for nearly one-third of cases nationwide and is “highly infectious.”
  • Disabled people were secretly given Do Not Resuscitate orders, Scottish Covid-19 inquiry hears

    11/23/2023 8:30:38 PM PST · by MNDude · 19 replies
    Disabled Scots felt like their lives were ‘not worth saving’ during the pandemic after Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders were secretly imposed on many of them, an inquiry has heard. As Covid began to spread, GP receptionists even called up those with disabilities to try to persuade them to sign up to the orders, which inform doctors that they do not want their lives saved in an emergency. Glasgow Disability Alliance chief executive Tressa Burke also told the Scottish Covid-19 Inquiry how some of her members were left so isolated during lockdowns they feared their bodies would not be discovered...
  • 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...
  • Gavin Newsom's French Laundry Moment, Part Deux

    11/16/2023 9:06:31 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | NOVEMBER 15, 2023 | VICTORIA TAFT
    Gavin Newsom is celebrating the second French Laundry moment of his governorship practically on the anniversary of the first one! In November 2020, all humanity in his fiefdom was supposed to be on lockdown. Californians .. be ready to answer waspish Where's your mask!! epithets, and not to eat with anyone outside their bubble — especially not for Thanksgiving because you'll kill Grandma! Three years ago this very week, LA reporter Bill Melugin posted photos showing Gavin Newsom, his wife, and all manner of lobbyists, including a health care lobbyist and California Medical Association lobbyist, collected at the French Laundry...
  • Exclusive: Healthy 21-Year-Old Given 3 Days to Live After Pfizer Shots Led to Rare Autoimmune Disorder

    11/08/2023 10:50:41 AM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    TTAC Publishing ^ | October 4, 2023 | Brenda Baletti, Ph.D.
    Cody Hudson was interning in a medical office near his home in Florida, taking a gap year before beginning college in Arizona, when the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns went into effect and ended his internship. Like many American families, Cody and his family took the recommended precautions around COVID-19. But when the vaccines became available, his parents were skeptical, Cody told The Defender in an interview. As he began planning for college and started a short-term job at a coffee shop where everyone was vaccinated, Cody started researching the vaccine online and talking to people around him. He concluded the vaccine...