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  • Joe Biden: I Will Force Americans to Wear Masks in Public

    06/26/2020 6:27:57 AM PDT · by maggief · 166 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 26, 2020 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Former Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that he would compel Americans to wear masks in public if elected president. In an interview with Pittsburgh CBS affiliate KDKA, Biden said that he would use federal power to “mandate” masks. Q: I know you have been critical of the president’s handling of the pandemic in the past. But let’s look ahead. If you became president tomorrow, what would you do differently regarding the pandemic and getting these surging cases now under control? Biden: I would go back to making sure that everybody had masks, that you had PPE [personal protective equipment]...
  • NYPD Eliminating Plainclothes Anti-Crime Units in Move Toward More Community Policing

    06/16/2020 7:37:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    NBC New York ^ | June 15, 2020
    The NYPD will transition its anti-crime units into other assignments including detective work and neighborhood policing, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said Monday. The change will affect roughly 600 plainclothes officers, he said, with officers in every precinct being reassigned as the department switches focus to community-based efforts. Some officers could also be put into school detective roles or other positions. “Thankfully, here in New York City, angry demonstrations have turned peaceful. Thoughtful discussions about reform have emerged,” Shea said at a Monday afternoon news conference. “We welcome reform, but we also believe that meaningful reform starts from within.” The commissioner...
  • NYC COVID-19 Contact Tracers Not Asking About George Floyd Protest Participation, Despite Fears of New Virus Wave

    06/15/2020 6:20:09 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 22 replies
    The City . nyc ^ | JUN 14, 2020, 5:30PM EDT | Y GREG B. SMITH
    Over the two last weeks, Mayor Bill de Blasio and others have voiced concerns that packed police brutality protests across the city could trigger a new wave of COVID-19 infections. Whether or not that’s the case, however, remains unknown — and de Blasio’s team won’t be directly trying to find out. The hundreds of contact tracing workers hired by the city under de Blasio’s new “test and trace” campaign have been instructed not to ask anyone who’s tested positive for COVID-19 whether they recently attended a demonstration, City Hall confirmed to THE CITY. “No person will be asked proactively if...
  • The TRACE Act and the Rule of Law

    06/01/2020 7:36:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | June 1, 2020 | Spencer P. Morrison
    On May 1, 2020, Democratic congressman Bobby Rush introduced bill H.R. 6666, otherwise known as the “Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone Act” (“TRACE Act”). Ostensibly, the TRACE Act will limit the spread of COVID-19 by creating “mobile health units” that will “conduct diagnostic testing… trace and monitor the contacts of infected individuals” and then “support the quarantine of such contacts.” The TRACE Act allocates $100 billion in federal funds to facilitate this project. Rush says "increased testing and contact tracing is the only way we will get back normal and safely reopen our economy." Basically, Rush’s position is that America...
  • Obama's national civilian security

    Looks like Obama's promise of a civilian security force just as strong and just as well funded is taking action across the nation in major cities.
  • Dont let Totalitarian Socialists anywhere distort Western traditions and institutions to build police states.

    05/30/2020 8:11:08 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 1 replies
    If I am not mistaken, the two great Catholics in Australian history, in terms of seniority as Catholics, are Cardinal George Pell and St Mary of The Cross. I don’t think what was done to Pell was as bad as what the English and their fellow travelling freedom haters did to Joan of Arc., but there are interesting parallels. If you know the story of Ned Kelly, you will know how Victoria Police have always had an English anti freedom streak deep within them. The police force of the Socialist Left Government of Premier Daniel Andrews elevated the corrupting PC...
  • L.A. seeks help from National Guard as lootings, vandalism worsens

    05/30/2020 8:15:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 48 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 30, 2020 | Kevin Rector, Alex Wigglesworth, Laura J. Nelson, Dakota Smith, Kevin Baxter, Leila Miller, Emily Ba
    Mayor Eric Garcetti has asked Gov. Gavin Newsom to mobilize the National Guard to help Los Angeles deal with worsening looting, vandalism and violence on the streets. The move comes less than an hour after the mayor expanded expanded a curfew, first set for downtown, to the entire city from 8 p.m. Saturday to 5:30 a.m. Sunday. Sheriff Alex Villanueva said he is also seeking help from the National Guard. The decision came as the situation in the Fairfax District deteriorated, with shops, including Nordstrom and the Apple store, vandalized and looted. A small police kiosk in the mall was...
  • New Study Shows Riots Make America Conservative

    05/28/2020 10:23:46 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 30 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | May 21, 2015 | Jonathan Chait
    The recent spate of protests against police brutality have changed the way the left thinks about rioting. The old liberal idea, which distinguished between peaceful protests (good) and rioting (bad), has given way to a more radical analysis. “Riots work,” insists George Ciccariello-Maher in Salon. “But despite the obviousness of the point, an entire chorus of media, police, and self-appointed community leaders continue to try to convince us otherwise, hammering into our heads a narrative of a nonviolence that has never worked on its own, based on a mythical understanding of the Civil Rights Movement.” Vox’s German Lopez, while acknowledging...
  • Catholic Bishops Pander To Washington State Politics Rather Than Defend Their Faith

    05/28/2020 8:34:30 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 26, 2020 | Carina Benton
    Catholic Bishops Pander To Washington State Politics Rather Than Defend Their Faith Washington state Catholic leaders would rather stick it to the president than let him defend their right to celebrate Mass. Following President Donald Trump’s direction on Friday for states to allow houses of worship to reopened and to declare public worship as essential, Gov. Jay Inslee immediately thumbed his nose, and Washington bishops quickly follow suit.In a disappointing response, the bishops demonstrated that rather than stand up for their flock and acknowledge the president’s commitment to religious freedom, they prefer hand-wringing and waffling while they wait for the...
  • Governor Walz Signs Executive Order Activating National Guard

    [ST. PAUL, MN] — Governor Tim Walz today signed Executive Order 20-65, activating the Minnesota National Guard to help protect Minnesotans’ safety and maintain peace in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Local leaders have requested National Guard resources after extensive damage to private property occurred and peaceful protests evolved into a dangerous situation for protesters and first responders.
  • Gov. Tim Walz Activates National Guard In Response To George Floyd Protests

    05/28/2020 5:06:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    WCCO ^ | May 28, 2020 | WCCO
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gov. Tim Walz has signed an executive order activating the Minnesota National Guard “to help protect Minnesotans’ safety and maintain peace in the wake of George Floyd’s death.” The executive order also declares a peacetime emergency, activating the State Emergency Operations Center. Protests in South Minneapolis turned violent and destructive Wednesday night near the Minneapolis Police Department’s 3rd Precinct. “It is time to rebuild. Rebuild the city, rebuild our justice system, and rebuild the relationship between law enforcement and those they’re charged to protect. George Floyd’s death should lead to justice and systemic change, not more death...
  • German official invites Twitter to relocate headquarters to Europe amid Trump feud

    05/28/2020 4:52:35 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 28 2020 | J. Edward Moreno
    A German government official appeared to court Twitter to relocate its headquarters to Europe as the social media giant faces tensions with President Trump. “Hey @Twitter & @jack, this is an invitation to move to Germany! Here you are free to criticize the government as well as to fight fake news,” tweeted Thomas Jarzombek, who oversees tech affairs for Germany’s Economic Affairs Ministry. “We have a great startup and tech ecosystem, your company would be a perfect fit and I will open any doors for you!” he added, tagging President Trump. SNIP
  • Contact Tracing is Orwellian: Government Will Track You and Everyone Near You – For the Greater Good

    05/28/2020 3:06:58 PM PDT · by A44MAGNUT · 56 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/28/2020 | Joe Hoft
    They will track you and tell you what you can and cannot do. You will be a puppet of the state. You must do what they say for the greater good. Freedom will be lost forever.
  • Drastic Coronavirus Lockdowns Are The Most Regressive Policies Since The Draft

    05/28/2020 8:57:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 28, 2020 | J.T.Young
    The coronavirus lockdowns are America’s most regressive government actions since the draft. Even as liberals have quickly noted the virus’s disparate incidence, they have ignored the inequities of government responses. Ironically, these responses have been most regressive in states with the most “progressive” governments. In just four months, coronavirus has gone from takeoff to lockdown in the U.S. America’s first Wuhan virus case appeared on Jan. 21, and the first American died Feb. 12. California went into lockdown March 19, followed by New York the next day, and New Jersey on March 21. Two months later, America is only now...
  • Maryland county bans Eucharist in church reopening order

    05/28/2020 7:35:00 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 35 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | May 27, 2020 | Christine Rousselle
    Maryland county bans Eucharist in church reopening order Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 27, 2020 / 12:00 pm MT (CNA).- This story is developing and has been updated.An executive order issued Tuesday in Maryland’s Howard County outlines public health rules under which churches may reopen. The order prohibits the distribution and consumption of any food or drink as part of any religious service, effectively outlawing the distribution of Communion and the celebration of the Mass. Howard County Executive Order #2020-09 outlines the conditions and regulations that must be met for non-essential businesses--which in Maryland includes churches and other houses of worship--to resume...
  • Coronavirus shutdowns ordered by governors and mayors are unconstitutional

    05/27/2020 11:03:03 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27 2020 | Judge Andrew P. Napolitano | Creators Syndicate
    The governors of all 50 states and the mayors of many large cities have assumed unto themselves the powers to restrict private personal choices and lawful public behavior in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. They have done so not by enforcing previously existing legislation but by crafting their own executive orders, styling those orders as if they were laws, using state and local police to enforce those so-called laws and – presumably when life returns to normal and the courts reopen – prosecuting the alleged offenders in court. It is hard to believe that any judge in...
  • Snitch Line: What People Care More About Closing than Abortion Clinics During the Pandemic (Kansas)

    05/27/2020 7:31:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    OPERATION RESCUE ^ | May 13, 2020 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Wichita, Kansas – Reports to one Kansas county’s hotline and web form for reporting “violations” of Democrat Gov. Laura Kelly’s COVID-19 stay at home orders reveal several startling lessons about human nature and the priorities of those most likely to tattle. What soon became known as the “snitch line” was operated by Sedgwick County, Kansas, from late March through May 1, 2020. A listing of the 1,582 complaints made to the county was obtained by Operation Rescue. It showed complaints made from March 26 through April 27, 2020. It also revealed what people wanted shut down most. Among those complained...
  • It's time to checkmate run-amok COVID-19 states

    05/27/2020 5:18:34 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 26 May, 2020 | arey M. Golden
    Hopefully, many of the things that lay heavy upon the nation right now will be in our collective rear-view mirror in the near future. These things include constant mention of pandemic and crisis, hourly radio reports and TV news reports of coronavirus infections and deaths, face masks, the pronouncements of "experts" like the little gnome man and the scarf lady, and ubiquitous signs and messages that implore us to stay home and stay safe (OBEY!) All of this is aimed at creating and reinforcing a state of fear and panic because scared people are easier to manipulate. SNIP It is...
  • A Plague of Monsters

    05/27/2020 4:35:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | May 27, 2020 | Kurt Silverfiddle
    Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. — Friedrich NietzscheCriminal terrorists attacked us on 9/11, and nations of the world united to treat us all like criminals and turn the fun and exciting world of air travel into an experience redolent of herding livestock to market. Nineteen years later, a virus outbreak happens, and governments of the world — upon advice of the experts — treat us like infected patients, demanding we quarantine ourselves and cease all economic and social activities. Is this the first time democratic governments have quarantined...
  • Hertz, Car Rental Pioneer, Files for Bankruptcy Protection

    05/22/2020 8:15:29 PM PDT · by John W · 75 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 22, 2020 | Niraj Chokshi
    Hertz, which started with a fleet of a dozen Ford Model T’s a century ago and became one of the world’s largest car rental companies, filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday after falling victim to its mountain of debt. The coronavirus pandemic has devastated Hertz by grounding business travelers and tourists, making it impossible for the company to continue paying its lenders. A sharp drop in used car prices has also decreased the value of its fleet. “They were doing quite well, but when you turn off the revenues and you own all these cars and all of a sudden...