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  • How Does All of This End?

    02/24/2021 5:14:06 PM PST · by george76 · 72 replies
    American Institute for Economic Research. ^ | February 23, 202 1 | Jeffrey A. Tu cker
    here is a sense in the air that the pandemic is winding down, and the toxic culture of division, fear, and hatred along with it. Cases are down dramatically. Deaths too. Hospitalizations are no longer irregular. Restrictions are being repealed. You can follow all the action daily at the CDC’s new and unusually competent landing page on the virus (it only took them a year to build this). Despite all the talk of a new normal and infinite mandates, there is hope that it could all unwind quickly, pushed by force of public impatience and frustration with restrictions, and a...
  • Judge tosses Republican challenge to Gov. Kate Brown’s emergency authority

    02/24/2021 12:43:31 PM PST · by alphabeta · 45 replies
    Oregon OPB ^ | 02/19/2021 | Dirk Vanderhart
    Excerpt: A Multnomah County judge has become the latest Oregon jurist to reject a challenge to Gov. Kate Brown’s sweeping emergency powers, dismissing a lawsuit filed last year by three Republican state lawmakers and a Washington County business owner.
  • Why aren’t school districts giving taxpayers their money back?

    02/18/2021 6:53:42 PM PST · by george76 · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 11, 202 1 | Stephen Moore
    In Naperville, Illinois, the school board announced it would distribute $10 million back to taxpayers this year. Yes. A tax refund. In a news release, Superintendent Dan Bridges told residents that he "understands the great burden many of our families have faced during the COVID-19 Pandemic and hopes that this reimbursement lessens that burden." The typical family will receive a refund of $200 to $500. Good for Naperville. The 10-month pandemic shutdown generated a savings of roughly $20 million, or about 6.5% out of a $300 million school budget. The Naperville Sun reported that the district's expenses for everything from...
  • Calling BS on the alleged drop in flu cases from 400,000 last season to 165 this season ( Great Reset )

    02/20/2021 5:10:55 AM PST · by george76 · 73 replies
    NOQ ^ | February 19, 2021 | JD Rucker
    The cognitive dissonance required to accept these numbers is stunning. This is all part of a narrative supporting an agenda to keep the masses in the dark, compliant, and terrified. Conning people into conceding control to our "betters" is how they keep us in line.. Flu season came and went without ever actually existing this year. Doctors and mainstream media are putting forth every possible excuse for why it went from 400,000 hospitalized cases and 22,000 deaths last season to an infinitesimal 165 hospitalized cases this season, but very few of them are stating the most obvious reason. They claim...
  • Covid Therapies versus Covid Vaccines: Who Benefits?

    02/19/2021 3:57:43 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 19 Feb, 2021 | Carrie Lynn Caoili
    Yes, they were feverishly working on a vaccine. But why were they not as frantically looking for a cure or treatment? And why were they continuous knocking down every possible treatment that was suggested? I knew something was amiss when the pandemic hit. I have four degrees in the field of psychology including a PhD. My years of training and experience were telling me something wasn’t right. My BS detector as all the best psychologists would call it kept going off. I just kept wondering why our National health leaders kept putting the burden of handling the spread on us?...
  • No Lockdown Sweden Sees COVID Deaths Plummet Quicker Than Lockdown UK: Media still asserts “lockdown is working!”

    02/18/2021 9:27:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Summit News ^ | 02/18/2021 | Paul Joseph Watson
    While the media in the UK is asserting lockdown measures caused COVID-19 deaths and cases to plummet, Sweden saw an even greater drop off in deaths despite enforcing comparatively minor restrictions.This morning, UK broadcaster Sky News declared “Lockdown is working! COVID-19 infection rate plummets in England.”“One of the largest and most authoritative coronavirus surveys has found that infections are quickly falling in England, confirming that lockdown is working to suppress the virus,” states the report.The report claims that vaccines aren’t a factor in the reduction in deaths and cases because they are observed across all age groups.However, as Dr. Eli...
  • Mom, kids fined $18K, sent to Canadian quarantine site for presenting 2-hour-expired COVID test at border

    02/17/2021 2:05:30 PM PST · by george76 · 47 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Feb 17, 2021 | Pete Baklinski
    The mother, almost crying as she spoke, said that everyone in her family has been traumatized by what unfolded.. A Canadian mother along with her four children and the children’s grandmother were each fined $3,000 and hustled into a government-run COVID quarantine facility after Canadian border agents refused to accept the results of their COVID tests because the results were 2 hours expired. The mother, who spoke to LifeSiteNews today by phone under condition of anonymity from her designated quarantine facility (DQF) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, said that she, together with her children and the children’s grandmother had traveled to the...
  • Do Lockdowns Work? Only If You Lock the Borders Down, Too

    02/16/2021 1:15:47 PM PST · by karpov · 5 replies
    Quillette ^ | February 15, 2020 | Noah Carl
    For almost a year, the central policy debate in most Western countries has been whether—and for how long—to impose lockdowns. Advocates of stringent lockdowns argue that measures such as stay-at-home orders and forced closures of businesses are necessary to save lives and prevent health-care systems from being overwhelmed. So-called “lockdown sceptics,” on the other hand, argue either that such measures are ineffective, or that their benefits are outweighed by the associated social and economic costs; and that a focussed protection strategy is preferable. (The term “lockdown,” as I am using it, does not encompass all non-pharmaceutical interventions. In particular, I...
  • WATCH: Police Show Up At Woman’s Door After She Posts Anti-Mask Joke On Facebook

    02/16/2021 9:45:29 AM PST · by A.M. Smith · 58 replies
    A Florida mother got a late-night knock on her door from Palm Beach County police after making an anti-mask joke with a friend on Facebook. Angelique Contreras, a mother of three and a daughter of Cuban refugees, was left stunned when the officers showed up at her door in the middle of the night. She was even more shocked to find out the reason for their visit — a joking post on Facebook. In a video posted online, Contreras verbally confirmed with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office that it was a sheriff’s officer who made the house call.
  • Woman Gets Late-Night Police Visit For Anti-Mask Facebook Posts ... [FL]'I know what Communism is and we have been living in it for the past year'

    02/16/2021 9:47:51 AM PST · by Red Badger · 47 replies ^ | February 16, 2021 | Patrick Howley
    Florida hair and makeup artist and mother of three Angelique Contreras received an intimidating late-night knock on the door from a law enforcement officer in Palm Beach County after she published anti-mask posts on Facebook. NATIONAL FILE has obtained video footage of this disturbing 10:30 PM encounter. Contreras verbally confirmed with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office that it was a sheriff’s officer who made the house call. According to Contreras, Palm Beach County is trying to send citizens who can’t wear masks due to medical exemptions into a parking garage basement while County Commission meetings take place. Local press...
  • An Emerging and Tragic Side Effect of COVID Has Hit San Francisco: Kids are becoming depressed at exponential rates. They’re also not learning.

    02/15/2021 7:46:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/15/2021 | Matt Vespa
    As lazy teachers and their unions continue to fight going back to school in an effort to extend their summer vacation, kids are dying. They’re committing suicide at alarming rates due to the lack of in-person learning, social interaction, after-school activities, and sports. It's causing kids to become depressed at exponential rates. They’re also not learning.I think parents have known this for months, but now there’s solid data to reinforce this commonsense point. Little kids cannot sit still in front of a computer screen. Also, not everyone has Internet access. To liberal America and the elites, you know this undercuts...
  • Business Owners Say Kansas Counties That Ordered Pandemic Shutdowns Should Refund Property Taxes

    02/15/2021 12:58:31 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    KCUR ^ | 2/11/21 | Stephen Koranda
    The pandemic caused counties across the state to issue varying levels of business shutdown orders meant to slow the spread of a life-threatening virus. Now businesses that lost their ability to make money during the pandemic want a tax refund for the time they were forced to hang “closed” signs. Lawmakers heard competing arguments about property tax rebates this week. Businesses say the closures put them on the brink of shutting down for good. Local governments warn they don’t have the resources to be offering mass tax refunds. A pending bill is a first step in a larger discussion looming...
  • Public Employee Unions Are Having a Fine Old Lockdown

    02/13/2021 10:04:32 AM PST · by karpov · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 12, 2021 | Carol Platt Liebau
    As part of his proposed $1.9 trillion relief bill, President Biden wants to send $350 billion in unrestricted cash to state and local governments to fill their budget holes. But while Covid-19 has depressed state tax revenue, the prospect of federal aid has encouraged many of these supposedly blameless states to keep piling on costs. Nowhere has that been more evident than with the pay raises dished out in recent months to government employees. As private businesses hold on by their fingernails, public-sector labor unions have their hands out, demanding the pay raises set forth in labor contracts negotiated before...
  • Three outspoken Canadian doctors who condemn lockdowns as causing more harm than good

    02/12/2021 4:14:18 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Feb 12, 2021 | Pete Baklinski
    We will be paying for lockdown — in lives and dollars for decades to come.'.. While there are likely many Canadian doctors who quietly agree that lockdowns as a cure for stopping the spread of coronavirus may be worse in the long run than the virus, some doctors have risked their reputations by publicly warning policymakers just how damaging lockdowns may prove to be. The following three doctors are especially noteworthy in this regard. Alberta heart surgeon.. Alberta retired heart surgeon Dennis L. Modry, BSc, MD, MSc, FRCS, FACCP, FACS, criticized Premier Jason Kenney in a Dec. 11 open letter...
  • A Tragic Day in Texas

    02/12/2021 4:44:22 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 20 replies
    dbdailyupdate ^ | David Blackmon
    A tragic day in Texas. – Below is a photo of a 133-car pileup that took place just south of Downtown Fort Worth on I-35W this morning. At least 6 people were killed and dozens were injured, as the entire north Texas/Central Texas region was plagued by below-freezing temperatures and freezing drizzle that turned roads into skating rinks. This is just heartbreaking. Pray for the families involved. This also happened in Texas Wednesday: From the story at the New York Post (because most Texas news outlets could not be bothered to report it): A 12-year-old Texas boy who felt “sad...
  • UC Berkeley Institutes Police-Enforced Lockdowns, Bans Outdoor Exercise

    02/11/2021 7:39:13 PM PST · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Feb 2021 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    The administrators at the University of California, Berkeley, have launched strict coronavirus lockdown rules that include a ban on outdoor exercise. The university announced that its lockdown would last at least until February 15, but that date is already an extension from the original February 8 end time. Shockingly, the school exclaimed that the police would monitor the lockdown. “Due to the 14-day incubation period of this virus, it is too early to be sure we have contained this current surge,” UC Berkeley told students, according to the Daily Californian. “We understand this extension is frustrating, but please understand this...
  • Florida is a beacon of liberty in a nation hijacked by COVID tyranny

    02/11/2021 6:34:49 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 50 replies
    The Dossier ^ | 9 Feb, 2021 | Jordan Schachtel
    Gov DeSantis has remained steadfast in the face of relentless smears and challenges. President Reagan famously touted America as a “shining city upon a hill whose beacon light guides freedom-loving people everywhere.” However, today in 2021, that beacon light has dimmed significantly, and most of America has become entirely consumed by COVID Mania, while the masses have surrendered their liberties due to a virus with a recovery rate of 99.8+%. Although most Americans and their elected leaders have failed to uphold our sacred principles, there are still pockets of brave, freedom-loving Americans who seek to continue abiding by our founding...
  • Pennsylvania Voters Fight Back Against Power-Hungry Governor Abusing Emergency Powers

    02/11/2021 7:31:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    the federalist ^ | February 11, 2021 | Charles Mitchell
    Following the disastrous shutdowns in states like New York and New Jersey, lawmakers may want to emulate Pennsylvania’s constitutional remedy.Before the COVID-19 outbreak, state sovereignty was viewed as a check on federal encroachment. Americans welcomed this limit on centralized power. But amid the ongoing panic, the coercive effects of unbridled executive authority are on display in the states themselves. This authoritarian streak is evident in New York, California, and Michigan, and my home state, Pennsylvania, where Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s shutdown orders—enforced through emergency powers—have flung economic shrapnel. Wolf’s restrictions, some of the most draconian in the country, have inflicted...
  • Germany Plans to Extend Lockdown Until March 14: Draft Document

    02/10/2021 1:49:29 AM PST · by knighthawk · 10 replies
    US News ^ | February 10 2021 | By Reuters, Wire Service Content
    BERLIN (REUTERS) - Germany plans to extend restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus until March 14, a draft agreement for talks between Chancellor Angela Merkel and leaders of the 16 federal states on Wednesday showed. The number of new daily infections in Germany has been falling, leading some regional leaders to push for a timetable to ease the lockdown, but concerns are growing about the impact of more infectious strains of the virus on case numbers. "We have a highly fragile situation," Winfried Kretschmann, Greens premier of the southern state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, told Spiegel Online. "We can see...
  • How a Virus Was Used To Transform a Free Country — Part 2

    02/09/2021 3:15:40 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    AIER. ^ | February 9, 2021 | Sandy Szwarc
    The extreme and continued Covid-19 government mitigation mandates are unprecedented for any respiratory virus in our history. The economic consequences of these directives – masks; social distancing; testing, tracking and quarantines; travel, school and business restrictions − have led to historic levels of job losses and failing businesses. People looking for work have been crippled from finding jobs. Tens of millions of Americans are at risk of losing their group health insurance. As Americans grow increasingly more desperate, the government continues to restrict peoples’ options. The CARES Act epitomized the tenet of redistribution of wealth, growing the numbers of Americans...