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  • GUEST COMMENTARY: The left's mixed messaging during pandemic

    05/09/2021 8:57:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    NWI Times ^ | 5/9/2021 | Scott Shellady
    Just last week I was invited to speak in front of a group of people. It was the first time I had that kind of opportunity since March of last year. It was in a meeting room of a larger restaurant. We had permission for 50 people. About 30 showed up as it was a cold and rainy morning in Northwest Indiana — a typical lovely spring day. I didn’t know what to expect except it was to be in front of a group of like-minded conservatives to discuss the various topics of the week. I love to speak in...
  • Wokism and COVID

    05/07/2021 4:15:34 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7 May, 2021 | Josh Kantrow
    Aren't we supposed to all have the common identity of being citizens of this country? Yesterday, I listened to a podcast in which three "women of color" discussed their struggles resulting from the lockdowns. It was sobering and I was moved by their stories. But one thing bothered me -- two of the women, one Black and the other Latina -- referred to how they were doing things to help "my people." This illustrates one of the problems I have with the Left's obsession with Wokeness and Identity Politics -- they are divisive. Aren't we supposed to all have the...
  • SC Governor says pandemic-related unemployment programs ending in June

    05/06/2021 4:32:48 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies ^ | 5-7-2021 | AMANDA SHAW
    (GREENVILLE, SC/FOX Carolina) - On June 30, South Carolina will return to its pre-pandemic unemployment program. On Thursday, Governor Henry McMaster directed the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) to end the state's participation in all federal unemployment benefit programs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor said the decision is in response to labor shortages. DEW Director Dan Ellzey said there are over 81,600 open job positions across the state. Ellzey said the agency believes reemployment is the best course of action for economic recovery. ------ "What was intended to be a short-term financial assistance for the...
  • COVID leads to erosion of fundamental rights and freedom

    05/05/2021 8:09:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 05.05.2021 | Lisa Hänel
    The “Atlas of Civil Society” report is full of examples of restricted freedoms: overcrowded prisons in the Philippines, arrested journalists in Zimbabwe, threatened human rights defenders in Mexico. For the fourth time, the organizations Bread for the World and Civicus published a comprehensive report on the situation of civil society organizations and their members in almost 200 countries. “2019 was a year of protests,” said Dagmar Pruin, chairperson of Bread for the World. “Worldwide, people took to the streets. And this mobilization continued in 2020, for example in the US, or in Belarus.” There were also protests in connection with...
  • Utopia (Amazon Prime Pandemic Dystopia Series)

    05/05/2021 12:32:38 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    Youtube Amazon Prime ^ | Mar 8, 2021 | Amazon Prime
    Utopia (6 min video) Utopia: "Watching Utopia in the midst of a pandemic is a surreal experience. That’s because the series was filmed in 2019, before the emergence of COVID-19. Despite this fact, Utopia is mind-bogglingly timely (or untimely according to some) in 2020 as its story revolves around a pandemic, a rush for a vaccine, and a massive conspiracy by a big pharma company. The nefarious plans of the villains are however thwarted by a ragtag group of nerds who discovered that an underground graphic novel has been predicting the emergence of several viruses through enigmatic symbols. What’s mind-boggling...
  • The pandemic ended their jobs for good. One Bay Area toll collector looks back

    05/03/2021 7:24:04 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 47 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 4/30/2021 | By Tessa McLean
    Larry Collins has met quite a few celebrities over the years at his job. Niners Hall of Famer Joe Montana stopped by with a trailer full of horses once. NBA legend Bill Russell was the nicest, stopping to chat with him for a few minutes. Another NFL Hall of Famer, Ronnie Lott, even gave him an autograph. Collins said he’s probably met many more famous people without even realizing it. But Collins doesn’t work at a fancy restaurant or in the VIP area of a concert venue — he was a Bay Area toll collector for 23 years on the...
  • Man stabbed repeatedly until dead for not wearing a mask, killer claims self-defense (Seattle)

    05/03/2021 5:05:12 AM PDT · by Morpheus2009 · 82 replies
    Essex Daily Voice ^ | April 30, 2021 | Jillian Pikora
    A Pennsylvania native was stabbed to death near his Seattle-suburb home on Sunday, according to police in Washington. John Huynh, 29, formerly of Ephrata, was stabbed in the heart following a disagreement with a neighbor -- over wearing a face mask -- according to charging documents filed in King County Superior Court.
  • Dr. Fauci just revealed when the U.S. will reach a ‘turning point’ in pandemic

    04/30/2021 7:04:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    deseret ^ | 04/28/2021 | Herb Scribner
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House chief medical adviser on the novel coronavirus, recently updated the timeline on when we might see the end of the coronavirus pandemic, and we may know more soon.
  • House Chamber Will Be 12.5 Percent Full for Joe Biden Address During Coronavirus Pandemic

    04/28/2021 11:31:13 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/28/2021 | Charlie Spiering
    President Joe Biden will deliver his first address to Congress on Wednesday evening, but only about 12.5 percent of the seats will be filled due to coronavirus pandemic restrictions. Two hundred people will attend Biden’s speech on Wednesday night, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has limited attendance.
  • Fauci’s NIAID Scientists Attended Wuhan Lab Summit Now Scrubbed from Internet

    04/27/2021 7:03:27 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    The New American ^ | April 27, 2021 | Luis Miguel
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), not only funded groups that collaborated with the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), but he approved his subordinates’ attendance at a conference sponsored by China’s Wuhan lab, which is widely believed to be the source of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19.Although the 2016 Conference on Viral Infection and Immune Response, hosted by the Nature science journal, has been scrubbed from the publication’s website, archived versions of the site show that two researchers from NIAID were in attendance.At the time of the conference, attendee Kanta...
  • Harris tells UN body it's time to prepare for next pandemic

    04/27/2021 2:36:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/26/21 | Aamer Madhani
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Kamala Harris told United Nations members on Monday that now is the time for global leaders to begin putting the serious work into how they will respond to the next global pandemic. The virtual address, Harris' second to a U.N. body since her inauguration, comes as the United States makes progress on vaccinating the public and much of the world struggles to acquire vaccines. “At the same time that the world works to get through this pandemic, we also know that we must prepare for the next,” Harris said in remarks released by her office....
  • Did this ghoul just spill the beans??

    04/26/2021 5:34:07 AM PDT · by TrueMIGirl77 · 23 replies
    Wayne Dupree Media ^ | April 25,2021 | Missy Crane
    Bill Gates is not a doctor, or a scientist, or a politician.Yes, I am sure you already know this, but in this day and age, where he’s treated like all of the above, it’s worth repeating.Gates is a really, really rich nerd who makes computer software, and mosquito nets, yet somehow he’s been hailed a “scientific doctor politician” who has an awful lot to say about our nation’s health and politics.It seems like whenever there’s a discussion on COVID and vaccines and how to properly handle this “pandemic,” Mr. Gates is in the middle of that convo. Many people find...
  • DEATH ROW India vows to HANG officials for delaying Covid oxygen supplies to desperate hospitals in devastating 2nd wave ‘tsunami’

    04/26/2021 2:35:10 AM PDT · by blueplum · 19 replies
    The Sun UK ^ | 25 Apr 2021 | Imogen Braddick
    INDIA has vowed to "hang" anyone who delays the delivery of oxygen supplies as the country buckles under a devastating second wave of coronavirus. A high court in New Delhi today warned it would use the death penalty after brazen local officials intercepted and diverted oxygen tanks to desperate hospitals in their areas. Tanks of oxygen are being shuttled across the country to hotspots to keep up with the demand - but local officials in several states have disrupted movement of tankers and diverted supplies to their areas. A tanker-truck carrying oxygen supplies in Delhi’s neighboring state of Haryana went...
  • As India hits a million Covid cases in three days, ASHISH SRIVASTAVA's harrowing first-hand account says: Babies are sick and pregnant women dying. I saw bodies outside a hospital

    04/25/2021 4:09:54 AM PDT · by qwerty1234 · 95 replies
    No one in India is safe. This infection has seeped so deeply into the community that it is impossible to avoid the virus with its new, seemingly more infectious mutations, spreading through entire families like wildfire. Yesterday, India recorded a record coronavirus death toll for the third day running. Since Wednesday, there have been more than one million infections in what has now been described as the most deadly outbreak in the world. The worst affected areas, including New Delhi, Mumbai and the state of Maharashtra, have run out of hospital beds and oxygen, the lifesaver that Covid sufferers most...
  • God is French

    04/22/2021 11:10:22 AM PDT · by Fai Mao · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 2, 2021 | Loic Suberville
    In French Pandémie = pandemic Pain de mie = soft sandwich bread The only difference in pronunciation is a nasal a in pain vs an a+n in pan that is almost indistinguishable to us.
  • U.S. will boost 'Do Not Travel' advisories to 80% of world

    04/20/2021 12:44:10 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 20, 2021 | David Shepardson
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Monday it will boost its "Do Not Travel" guidance to about 80% of countries worldwide, citing "unprecedented risk to travelers" from the COVID-19 pandemic. The State Department already listed 34 out of about 200 countries as "Level 4: Do Not Travel," including places like Chad, Kosovo, Kenya, Brazil, Argentina, Haiti, Mozambique, Russia and Tanzania. "This update will result in a significant increase in the number of countries at Level 4: Do Not Travel, to approximately 80% of countries worldwide," the department said in a statement. Getting to 80% would imply adding...
  • Gov. DeSantis Says the CCP Should Be Held Accountable for Abetting Pandemic

    04/19/2021 9:58:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 04/19/2021 | Ivan Pantchoukov
    <p>The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) should be held accountable for its coverup and misfeasance which exacerbated the CCP virus pandemic, according to Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.</p><p>CCP officials were aware of a viral outbreak in Wuhan for at least six weeks before warning the world about the contagion. In the meantime, the regime arrested whistleblowers and censored online discussions about the outbreak. The CCP sealed off Wuhan from the rest of China while continuing to allow international flights in and out of the megacity.</p>
  • Cancer Research Could Be Delayed by 2 Years Due to Pandemic, Says Institute

    04/19/2021 9:44:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/19/2021 | Victoria Friedman
    Advancements in cancer research in the UK could be delayed by two years due to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, The Institute of Cancer Research, London, has said. The ICR, which is a member of the University of London, said on Sunday that while a survey of its researchers from last year estimated delays for cancer patients could be as long as 17 months due to the pandemic, that figure “was an underestimate” according to its chief executive, Paul Workman.
  • The New York Times Can Tell The Difference Between Men And Women With Vaccines But Not Pronouns

    04/13/2021 6:35:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 13, 2021 | Kylee Zemple
    The same science that explains why men and women respond differently to COVID vaccines also explains why eschewing sex in pursuit of gender fluidity is an exercise in futility.At any given time on The New York Times’ website, a quick search for “gender” will yield an array of articles on the ins and outs of sex personified and the endless ways biology teams up with political adversaries to oppress queer people.One recent so-called gender headline offered “A Guide To Neopronouns,” those nonsensical sounds like “ze” and “zir” that break from the sex binary and thus from reality. “Are you a...
  • The Four Black Deaths

    04/12/2021 12:19:17 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    The American Historical Review ^ | December 2020 | Monica H. Green
    The Black Death, often called the largest pandemic in human history, is conventionally defined as the massive plague outbreak of 1346 to 1353 C.E. that struck the Black Sea and Mediterranean, extended into the Middle East, North Africa, and western Europe, and killed as much as half the total population of those regions. Yet genetic approaches to plague’s history have established that Yersinia pestis, the causative organism of plague, suddenly diverged in Central Asia at some point before the Black Death, splitting into four new branches—a divergence geneticists have called the “Big Bang.” Drawing on a “biological archive” of genetic...