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    11/30/2021 11:02:10 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 28 replies
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  • Whitmer loses control of virus, U.S. military stepping in as situation grows 'dire'

    11/29/2021 6:39:04 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 36 replies
    WND ^ | 11/28/2021 | Andrew Jose
    The Biden administration is sending 44 medical personnel from the U.S. military to support two hospital systems in the state of Michigan, state officials said Wednesday.The U.S. Department of Defense will send two medical teams, each comprising 22 doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists, who are expected to arrive next week, according to a Michigan Department of Health and Human Services news release.The teams will assist health care workers at Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn and Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids in dealing with the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the state, as hospitals across Michigan suffer from a lack of...
  • FBI And Other Agencies Paid Informants $548 Million In Recent Years With Many Committing Authorized Crimes

    11/27/2021 10:00:10 PM PST · by GraceG · 34 replies
    Forbes ^ | Adam Andrzejewski
    Federal agencies paid out at least $548 million to informants working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), in recent years, according to government audits. A few informants became millionaires, with some Amtrak and “parcel” delivery workers making nearly $1 million or more. Many informants were authorized to commit “crimes” with the permission of their federal handlers. In a four-year period, there were 22,800 crime authorizations (2011-2014). The FBI paid approximately $294 million (FY2012-2018), the DEA paid at least $237 million (FY2011-2015), and ATF paid...
  • Fines, citations but no compliance: How some restaurants have defied L.A. County on COVID-19

    11/27/2021 2:17:14 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | NOV. 26, 2021 | Emily Alpert Reyes
    Again and again, public health inspectors returned to the Italian restaurant at the Westlake Village shopping center. They found Novo Cafe serving diners indoors and out, despite a Los Angeles County order forbidding it during the worst wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to county records. Over and over, they handed out citations with a $500 fine. In February, the county revoked the restaurant’s public health permit. Novo Cafe stayed open. This summer, co-owner Massimo Forti told an NBC4 news crew who filmed unmasked workers in the restaurant that he saw adhering to mask requirements as a “sign of submission.”
  • The Biden Crackdown on Thought Crimes

    11/26/2021 1:14:54 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    Based Underground ^ | November 26, 2021 | Jim Bovard
    The Biden administration is seeking to radically narrow the boundaries of respectable American political thought. The administration has repeatedly issued statements and reports that could automatically castigate citizens who distrust the federal government. We may eventually learn that the new Biden guidelines spurred a vast increase in federal surveillance and other abuses against Americans who were guilty of nothing more than vigorous skepticism. Biden is Nixon on steroids The Biden team is expanding the federal Enemies List perhaps faster than any time since the Nixon administration. In June, the Biden administration asserted that guys who are unable to score with...
  • Germany mulls full lockdown, vaccine mandate

    11/24/2021 7:29:12 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/24/2021 | CAMERON JENKINS
    German officials are mulling the possibility of enacting stricter coronavirus restrictions across the country amid a surge in daily infections. Chancellor Angela Merkel called on German state heads to decide whether to opt in to a full lockdown and vaccine mandate by Wednesday, according to CNBC. On Tuesday, health minister Jens Spahn starkly warned citizens that “pretty much everyone in Germany will be vaccinated, recovered or dead" by the end of this winter while calling for more restrictions to be put in place. He also called for more public places to implement the "3G rule," or to limit access to...
  • How Deep Chinese Influence Pushed Australia Into Astonishing Covid Tyranny

    11/22/2021 10:48:10 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | NOVEMBER 22, 2021 | Carina Benton
    A compromised political elite is responding to a virus likely juiced up in a Chinese bioweapons lab by adopting scientifically unprecedented, Communist-style social controls. When Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison called last year for an investigation into the origins of COVID-19, China retaliated with tariffs. Domestically, a cohort of Beijing-friendly former ambassadors, foreign and defense ministers, and state premiers dutifully reminded the public that China’s status as Australia’s biggest trading partner makes antagonizing the regime a risky business. Beijing sycophants have recycled versions of this talking point for years, rationalizing China’s contempt for Western universal values, territorial aggrandizement, repression of...
  • Breaking: Australian Army Begins Transferring Contacts of COVID-19 Positive Cases To Quarantine Camps

    11/22/2021 1:39:29 PM PST · by ransomnote · 142 replies ^ | NOVEMBER 22, 2021 | PATRICIA HARRITY
    In an appalling breach of human rights, 38 indigenous Australians in the Northern Territory have been hauled into quarantine camps by the army.The Australian army has begun forcibly removing residents in the Northern Territories to the Howard Springs quarantine camp located in Darwin after nine new Covid-19 cases were identified in the community of Binjari. The move comes after hard lockdowns were instituted in the communities of both Binjari and nearby Rockhole on Saturday night.Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner announced today that the “Residents of Binjari and Rockhole no longer have the five reasons to leave their homes,.” The...
  • 220 House Democrats Vote for IRS Surveillance of Americans' Bank Accounts

    11/22/2021 9:40:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/22/2021 | Spencer Brown
    Democrat members of the House of Representatives killed a Republican motion on Sunday aimed at protecting Americans from IRS surveillance of their private finances in the latest instance of Nancy Pelosi's caucus seeking to give government a larger and more intrusive role in Americans' lives. The motion to recommit, brought to the House floor by Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), would have stripped funding Democrats included in President Biden's budget bill to increase IRS enforcement and also prohibited the creation of an IRS program to spy on Americans' bank accounts.Speaking on the floor in support of his motion, Rep. Brady —...
  • No Gasoline Without 'COVID Papers'? It’s Already Happening in Some Parts of the World

    11/21/2021 5:44:36 PM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | November 18, 2021 | Jon Miltimore
    Slovenia's regulation forbidding people without 'COVID certificates' from pumping fuel shows governments are getting increasingly creative in their coercion. It’s hard to know what’s real and what’s fake on the internet these days. So when I stumbled on a Twitter post that claimed automobile drivers in Slovenia were forbidden from pumping gas without a COVID certificate, I was skeptical. All the tweets I found were screenshots of a single story published by TV N1 Zagreb, a news partner of CNN. Attempts to find information of this alleged regulation on the Slovenian government’s website didn’t go well (I don’t read Slovenian!),...
  • COVID has cost Canadians their freedom. It must be restored [The Free North Declaration]

    11/21/2021 7:46:20 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 18 replies
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Nov. 20, 2021 | Bruce Pardy
    Late last week, three colleagues and I launched the Free North Declaration , a call to defend civil liberties in this country, which lawyers and members of the public are invited to endorse. So far more than 6,000 have done so, including over 100 lawyers. The declaration outlines the ways in which legal authorities — legislatures, governments, public health officials, professional regulators, administrative bodies and public institutions — have restricted Canadians’ liberties during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have done so shrewdly, to attempt to remain inside the strict letter of the law and to avoid triggering protections in the Charter...
  • Build Back Better-Funded IRS Would Be ‘Nightmare’ for American Families: GOP Memo

    11/20/2021 9:21:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 11/21/2021 | Naveen Athrappully
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Cali.) distributed a memo (pdf) to GOP lawmakers Thursday claiming that the expanded provisions in President Biden’s social spending bill will result in an additional 1.2 million IRS audits each year.Nearly 50 percent of the audits—over 583,000—would be targeted at families earning less than $75,000, and 25 percent—over 313,000—at those earning up to $25,000 per year. According to the memo penned by Republican members of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, $80 billion is allotted in mandatory funding towards the IRS, which will help in recruiting 87,000 new agents who will target Americans at...
  • Vaccine mandate "incredibly dangerous path to go down" says civil liberties expert

    11/20/2021 4:17:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    People who are fully vaccinated will be rewarded with more freedoms after the state reaches that 80 percent double dosed rate. But this approach is drawing criticism from civil liberties activists with warnings of risks of Government encroaching on rights to freedom. Angus Murray, Vice President of the Queensland Council for Civil Liberties, spoke with Sarah Howells.
  • How Did Ordinary American People Become Domestic Terrorists in The Eyes of The Deep State

    11/20/2021 7:58:46 AM PST · by MNDude · 58 replies
    Barack Obama and Eric Holder did not create a weaponized DOJ and FBI; the institutions were already weaponized by the Patriot Act. Instead, what Obama and Holder did was to take the preexisting system and retool it so the weapons of government only targeted one side of the political continuum. This point is where many people understandably get confused. In the era shortly after 9/11, the DC national security apparatus was constructed to preserve continuity of government and simultaneously view all Americans as potential threats. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence...
  • Why the Pandemic Will Not End

    11/19/2021 6:16:56 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 76 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | November 19, 2021 | Dr. Joel S. Hirschhorn
    Americans may not be mentally prepared to hear the really bad news. The COVID pandemic is not going to end. What the government is doing (and not doing) will ensure no end to the pandemic. Just released is a new forecast of the coming COVID death toll on March 1, 2022. It comes from the group that has been doing the most thorough studies and modeling of the US pandemic. It is the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), an independent global health research center at the University of Washington. It forecasts a total of one million COVID deaths...
  • Rioting erupts in Rotterdam over coronavirus restrictions

    11/19/2021 6:12:10 PM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Minneapolis Red Star Tribune ^ | 11/19/2021 | Mike Corder
    Police fired warning shots, injuring an unknown number of people, as riots broke out Friday night in downtown Rotterdam at a demonstration against plans by the government to restrict access for unvaccinated people to some venues. Police said in a tweet that "there are injuries in connection with the shots" during the violent unrest. Riot police used a water cannon in an attempt to drive hundreds of rioters from a central street in the port city. Video from social media shown on Dutch broadcaster NOS appeared to show a person being shot in Rotterdam, but there was no immediate word...
  • Former FBI agent: SWAT Team Raids on Homes of Non-Violent Patriots is to Intimidate the American People

    11/19/2021 6:54:42 AM PST · by george76 · 51 replies
    WVW Foundation ^ | 17 November, 2021 | Leo Hohmann,
    Brian Shephard had a long and storied career in the Federal Bureau of Investigation. From 1972 to 2006 he worked cases involving both domestic criminals and Soviet spies in the United States. One of the cases he worked on involving a whistleblower at Archer Daniels Midland Co. in Decatur, Illinois, served as the basis of the 2000 nonfiction book The Informant, which in 2009 was made into a movie starring Matt Damon, But some of the activities of the FBI in recent years have shaken him to his core. In an interview with WVW TV, Shephard pointed to two FBI...
  • Australia calls for global action to fight online misinformation [global censorship]

    11/18/2021 10:54:34 PM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 11/19/2021 | Byron Kaye
    Australia on Friday called for governments around the world to agree on "rules of the road" to fight the spread of misinformation and state-backed disinformation online. Foreign Minister Marise Payne said blocs like the Quad group - the United States, India, Japan and Australia - and global bodies like the United Nations were already working to strike a balance between harmful content and free expression online. But time was running out to agree on rules of what was permissable. "We should be starting yesterday," Payne told a panel at the Sydney Dialogue virtual event alongside Facebook Inc's global affairs boss.
  • COVID Mandates In Victoria, Australia, Have Unexpected Consequences: With a few brave fighters leading the charge against the state’s draconian measures, there are signs that people will, finally, push back

    11/18/2021 7:56:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/18/2021 | Craig Edwards
    If Lockdowns were an Olympic sport, Victoria, Australia would be hard to beat. It’s been described as the most locked-down place in the world under COVID-19. Sadly, it’s also become the location where a once free society now targets civil liberties. A perfect example is Monica Smit, of Reignite Democracy Australia, who served 22 days in jail in solitary confinement after being charged with incitement. Her crime? Organizing a protest against lockdowns. In the United States, our Constitution recognizes our inherent rights to free speech, a free press, and peaceable assembling to air grievances towards our government. So, it comes...
  • New Zealand Tells Schools to Phone the Police if Unvaccinated Staff Show Up

    11/12/2021 7:19:17 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    Summit News ^ | 12 November, 2021 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Unjabbed who try to get on school premises face fines.. Authorities in New Zealand have told schools to phone the police if unvaccinated staff show up for work. Yes, really. “The advice, published in the Ministry’s gazette on Thursday, tells school leaders that if they, or any education staff, turn up to work on Monday unvaccinated against Covid, they will be committing an offence,” reports the Mail Australia. Any staff member who hasn’t had the COVID vaccine by November 15th who tries to enter school grounds will be subject to a fine as part of the country’s “no jab, no...