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  • The Number of Small Businesses Destroyed by COVID Lockdowns Will ASTOUND You

    06/13/2021 9:16:47 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    PJ Media ^ | JUN 13, 2021 | VICTORIA TAFT
    COVID shutdowns championed by U.S. governors and D.C. bureaucrats are responsible for destroying nearly 40% of small businesses since the virus was unleashed on the world—and we know now that it was for little to no damned good reason. A study by the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences revealed recently that shutdown orders made little to no difference in COVID’s impact. ... While bureaucrats gave Walmart, Costco, Lowe’s, and other big-box stores “essential” status, allowing them to stay open during the COVID pandemic, 38.9% of America’s small businesses, the providers of most of the country’s jobs, were forced...
  • If COVID Was Man-Made In A U.S.-Funded Lab, What Are You Going To Do About It?

    06/07/2021 5:57:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 7, 2021 | Max Morton,
    The question Americans should ask is not just what else may emerge from this cover-up, but what are we prepared to do about what we now know.The past several weeks have witnessed an unraveling of the COVID-19 narrative potentially indicating a massive cover-up of the virus’s origin. Two distinguished researchers released a study that refutes claims by the World Health Organization (WHO) that the virus had a natural origin.The study, to be published in the Quarterly Review of Biophysics Discovery, indicates the virus that causes COVID-19 was man-made — engineered in a lab by creating unique spike proteins and attaching...
  • Ransomware attacks are closing schools, delaying chemotherapy and derailing everyday life

    06/06/2021 4:10:11 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 27 replies ^ | 6/5/21 | Heather Kelly
    It can feel abstract: A group of organized but faceless criminals hijacking corporate computer systems and demanding millions of dollars in exchange for their safe return. But the impact of these ransomware attacks is increasingly, unavoidably, real for everyday people. These crimes have resulted in missed chemotherapy appointments and delayed ambulances, lost school days, and transportation problems. A ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline in May led to gas shortages and even dangerous situations caused by panic buying. This past week, hackers compromised the JBS meat processing company, leading to worries about meat shortages or other key food providers being at...
  • EXCLUSIVE: DeSantis Says Conservatives Must Gain Ground, Not Just Lose It More Slowly

    06/02/2021 7:04:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 2, 2021 | Elle Reynolds
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — In an exclusive interview with The Federalist, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis challenged the right to take a proactive stance on cultural issues, not just a defensive one. “Do you want to be the Harlem Globetrotters or do you want to be the Washington Generals? D.C. Republicans, a lot of them are my friends, but they’re like lovable losers,” he said. “They let the corporate media define the narrative and it’s like trying to fight your way out of a wet paper bag. You have to reject these narratives.”Recognizing Americans who “aren’t captive to the Acela corridor or...
  • The rich and powerful thrived as the rest of us suffered in the year of lockdowns

    05/27/2021 11:06:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 20, 2021 | Glenn H. Reynolds
    Small businesses shut down during the pandemic while "essential" big-box stores remained open... It’s been over a year since “two weeks to slow the spread,” and the pandemic is finally dragging to a finish. Cases are down, herd immunity has more or less arrived, and even in deep-blue Boston, Stop & Shop has announced it will end mask requirements before the month’s out. The pandemic saw a huge amount of power and money transferred to what Michael Lind calls the “overclass” of politicians, corporate managers and bureaucrats. Small businesses shut down while big-box stores deemed “essential” remained open. The laptop...
  • It’s Time For Christians To Stand Up And Proclaim We Will Never Stop Worshipping

    05/13/2021 9:10:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 13, 2021 | Sean Feucht
    Let's shake off the influence of those who would have us shrink back and stay silent. Let’s follow Pastor Pawlowski’s lead and be a bold church unafraid to serve God in a hostile culture.Last weekend the world saw a fearless man of God, Pastor Artur Pawlowski, arrested for leading a church service. This faithful pastor, who escaped the iron fist of communist rule in Poland as a child, was handcuffed on the streets of Canada and thrown in jail for refusing to shutter his church. Not too long ago, this shocking display of repression would be unheard of in the...
  • How American Small Businesses Are Being Coerced To Help Build The Oligarchy

    04/22/2021 6:45:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 22, 2021 | Christopher Bedford
    While corporations are leading our government by the nose, small business is more often an unwilling victim, pleading for any path they can to survive their rulers.WASHINGTON, D.C. — In big cities across America, we have seen some laugh-out-loud-ridiculous “COVID-prevention” measures in bars and restaurants. No menus allowed. Masks off when you’re at a table. Masks on when you go to the bathroom. Disposable cups only. “Hold a minute while we wipe down the chairs.” Leave your name and your phone number (even though no mythical “contract tracer” would call were you to turn into a literal COVID cyclone). To...
  • Supreme Court Slam On California COVID Rules Also Burnishes Religious Liberty Protections

    04/12/2021 6:01:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 12, 2021 | Margot Cleveland
    The court’s unsigned order in Tandon v. Newsom signifies the reemergence of religious liberty as a valued jurisprudential principle to the Supreme Court.On Friday, for the fifth time the U.S. Supreme Court slapped down a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision upholding anti-religious COVID restrictions established by California’s embattled Gov. Gavin Newsom. The court’s unsigned order in Tandon v. Newsom represents much more than a victory for the plaintiffs who sought to host Bible studies in their homes on equal footing with analogous commercial activities: It signifies the reemergence of religious liberty as a valued jurisprudential principle to the Supreme...
  • ’60 Minutes’ Ignores Democrat Governors’ Scandals, Invents One About DeSantis

    04/05/2021 5:37:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 5, 2021 | Mollie Hemmingway
    As with the pushing of anti-Bush forgeries, CBS News continues to push partisan propaganda at the expense of the truth.Rather than cover actual scandals involving Democrat governors and their botched responses to COVID, CBS’ “60 Minutes” tried to invent a scandal involving Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ distribution of vaccines. To push the false narrative and protect its favored governors, “60 Minutes” refused to interview people who disputed its false narrative, selectively edited video to hide facts, and omitted data that debunked its thesis and accurately describe Florida’s success. It’s not that “60 Minutes” couldn’t have reported on real scandals involving...
  • Did The Shutdowns Save Lives? A Year Later, Statistical Analysis Suggests Not

    03/12/2021 6:30:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 12, 2021 | Chuck DeVore
    There is no evidence shutdowns did anything but deepen the economic suffering, increase suicides, and prevent lifesaving medical tests and treatments.The government response to COVID-19 has mostly been a failure. Theatric, yes—see New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Emmy. Symbolic, yes. But there is no evidence shutdowns did anything but deepen the economic suffering, increase suicides, and prevent lifesaving medical tests and treatments.With the exception of former President Trump’s effort to speed research, approval, and rollout of a COVID vaccine through Operation Warp Speed, and efforts to discourage the spread of the virus through border restrictions (now abandoned by President Biden),...
  • Democrats Are Sacrificing American Kids’ Lives To Get More Power

    03/12/2021 5:08:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Joy Pullman
    If a child doesn't have to die to save grandma from coronavirus, why would we ever let that child die? A heartbreaking longread from ProPublica challenges the nation.One year ago, when lockdowns began, Americans were told we had to make a terrible choice akin to the climax of the superhero movies in which a villain threatens two things the hero loves, forcing him to choose which to save and which to sacrifice. We were told that millions of Americans were going to die from a Chinese supervirus, and the only way to reduce that death toll from inflating even higher...
  • The First Step Towards Righting America Is Refusing To Believe The Left About Anything

    02/18/2021 6:19:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 18, 2021 | Jesse Kelly
    The weakness and stupidity of America’s right has allowed false narratives to cement in the minds of the public. It’s killing our freedoms. It’s killing our jobs. It’s killing our families.Did you know that you can see The Great Wall of China from outer space? Is that not absolutely incredible? I heard this cool little fact from a friend some time ago and began telling everyone I knew about this cool trivia nugget.What really blew me away was how almost everyone I told had already heard this and agreed with me that it is a very cool fact. A man-made...
  • Andrew Cuomo’s COVID Reign Has Been Devastating, And It’s Time For A Reckoning

    02/15/2021 6:44:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    the federalist ^ | February 15, 2021 | Mike Lawler
    We need a full, thorough, and independent investigation with subpoenas to Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, the governor’s staff, and the governor himself.A few weeks ago, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, without a hint of self-awareness, said, “Incompetent government kills people. More people died than needed to die in COVID.” Sadly, I couldn’t agree more. While many in corporate media glorified Cuomo’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, helping create a cult of personality for him among Democrats across the country, an examination of his decision-making reveals that he failed New Yorkers on many fronts. Cuomo was given near-unilateral emergency...
  • A Day In The Life Of A Brewery Being Crushed By LA’s Ever-Shifting COVID Rules

    02/14/2021 1:25:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    the federalist ^ | February 14, 2021 | Christopher Bedford
    The county even regulates what meets the standard of a 'bonafide meal' each group of customers is required to buy if they would like to order beer. All this, we're told, fights COVID.Bart Avery started Bravery Brewing Company just 10 years ago, in 2011. Today, his son does the brewing, and it’s a full-on family business. You can find their beers in restaurants, liquor stores, gas stations, Whole Foods, and Trader Joes in the surrounding area, but the main profits come from happy customers enjoying beer on tap in the tasting room. And that’s where the problems start.With even New...
  • Supreme Court Stops California From Banning Indoor Worship While Allowing Indoor Shopping

    02/08/2021 7:50:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 8, 2021 | Libby Emmens
    ‘[I]f Hollywood may host a studio audience or film a singing competition while not a single soul may enter California’s churches, synagogues, and mosques, something has gone seriously awry.’In a Friday night 6-3 injunction responding to emergency petitions from two California churches, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion that California’s restrictions against worship services have gone too far. The court gave a short, unsigned opinion demanding California lift its restrictions on in-person, indoor church services while allowing California to keep banning singing and limiting attendance to 25 percent of church buildings’ capacity. The decision allows churches to present evidence...
  • If Democrats Keep Playing Games With School Closures, Voters Will Blame Them Instead Of Trump

    02/03/2021 7:33:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    the federalist ^ | February 3, 2021 | Scott J. Street
    Joe Biden is falling back into nakedly partisan politics in which teachers’ unions get what they want no matter what the evidence shows or common sense dictates.Outside of his family, few people believe Joe Biden will seek a second term in 2024, at age 82. Thus, he is uniquely positioned to rise above partisan politics, stand up to the special interests and put regular Americans first. But if the debate about re-opening schools is any guide, Biden is wasting that opportunity and falling back into nakedly partisan politics in which the Democratic Party’s biggest donors—here, teachers’ unions—get what they want...
  • Auto parts maker Edelbrock, with 270 employees, closing Torrance facility

    01/30/2021 10:23:03 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 100 replies
    Daily Breeze ^ | 1/29/21 | Kevin Smith
    Edelbrock Group, a Southern California-based manufacturer and distributor of aftermarket auto parts, will soon be shuttering its Torrance headquarters which employs 270 workers. In a recent notice sent to the state Employment Development Department, the company said employee layoffs would begin Jan. 15 and end March 31. The closure will affect 217 hourly workers and 53 salaried employees. The Torrance facility includes executive offices as well as sales, advertising and marketing departments. The facility also has a state-of-the-art research and development department, testing facilities and manufacturing operations. Neva Burke, Edelbrock’s vice president of human resources, didn’t give a reason for...
  • If Joe Biden Really Wants Unity, He’d Call For Lockdowns To End Forever

    01/26/2021 10:49:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    the federalist ^ | January 26, 2021 | Scott J. Street
    America welcomed a new president last week. As predicted, the theme of Joe Biden’s inaugural address was unity. That’s not surprising after five years of toxic political discourse, in which families splintered and relationships were broken off by the mere admission that somebody supported Donald Trump. But just talking about unity isn’t enough. President Biden needs actions to match those lofty words, and he needs to make sure others in his administration and party do the same. He can start by calling for an end to the lockdowns that governments have ordered since last March in response to COVID-19.As I...
  • Lockdown Measures Catastrophic for Recovering Addicts, Mental Health

    01/06/2021 3:11:34 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | January 5, 2021 | Charlotte Cuthbertson
    MINNEAPOLIS—Overseeing sober living homes for newly recovering drug addicts is difficult in the best of times. But the endless shutdowns have created conditions that are challenging for healthy people, let alone those who are fresh out of rehab, vulnerable, and still reeling. Matt Royce, 35, oversees seven sober-living homes in Minneapolis. All of his houses, each holding between 9 and 13 people, have been “pretty full the whole time.” No overdose deaths had occurred in his homes in almost three years, but last summer he lost two people, while another three were revived from overdoses with opioid-blocker Narcan. Depression has...
  • Teachers Unions Must Never Be Allowed To Ban Kids From An Education Again

    12/30/2020 9:38:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 30, 2020 | Daniel Buck
    As an adult who teaches, I got to choose an open school. Union politics have now barred millions of families from a similar privilege.I don’t blame schools for closing in March. Very little was known about COVID-19 then, so closures seemed the safest decision amid the uncertainty. Neither do I blame schools for a meager showing that semester. My own district threw together online curricula and instructional materials practically overnight. The results were dismal, but it’s the best many could have done given the situation. However, we’ve now had nine months to understand this virus, and all the evidence favors...