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Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton censored for tweet about mask study

Tom Fitton
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A Danish study released by 22 medical researchers questioned the effectiveness of masks against COVID-19. But Twitter doesn't want users to talk about it.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton tweeted on Nov. 18 that "Massive Danish study further confirms masks don't work and may be dangerous. #ConstitutionOverCoronavirus." In a screenshot shared to his Parler account, Fitton said, "I've been locked out of Twitter for 12 hours for posting this accurate tweet." He then said that Twitter required him to delete his tweet in order to regain access to his account.

The Annals of Internal Medicine published the study, "Effectiveness of Adding a Mask Recommendation to Other Public Health Measures to Prevent SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Danish Mask Wearers." It was about an experiment to measure the effect of wearing a mask. The study stated, "The recommendation to wear surgical masks to supplement other public health measures did not reduce the SARS-CoV-2 infection rate among wearers by more than 50% in a community with modest infection rates, some degree of social distancing, and uncommon general mask use."

Mr. Potato

Lock her up! 'Zero self-awareness': Hillary Clinton walloped by critics after saying 'one man's ego' has imperiled integrity of US 'democracy'

Killary
© Reuters/Carlo Allegri
Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton triggered an avalanche of mockery by declaring Donald Trump's ego a threat to the legitimacy of US democracy, proving her efforts to delegitimize the 2016 vote haven't been forgotten.

Clinton took to Twitter to grandstand on Friday, declaring "Protecting one man's ego is not worth damaging the legitimacy of our democracy."


The comment was presumably a reference to Trump, who has challenged the results of the presidential election earlier this month, refusing to concede to Democratic challenger Joe Biden. However, social media users did a double-take, pointing out that Clinton's tweet was an uncannily accurate description of her own behavior following her 2016 loss to Trump.

Eye 1

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's chilling admission

Senator Hawley Mark Zuckerberg
© Fox News
Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri grilled Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the big tech company's alleged coordination efforts with other Silicon Valley companies like Twitter and Google to censor users and content. While Zuckerberg skirted the question, again and again, he accidentally admitted the truth.

These totalitarians are monitoring our every move without our knowledge. They know everything about us, the websites we've gone to, our interests, the other social media platforms we used, and they use that knowledge to silence us.

The Internet Tool

Hawley heard about an internal tool Facebook employees use to share information with other Big Tech social media platforms.

He said the tool, known as "Tasks," allows Facebook's "censorship teams" to debate and review certain content such as users, links, and hashtags.


Health

Donald Trump Jr., self-isolating after testing positive for coronavirus

Donald Trump Donald Trump Jr
© Reuters/Carlos Barria
Donald Trump Jr. stands next to his father, President Donald Trump, during a campaign rally at Kenosha Regional Airport in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Donald Trump Jr. is self-quarantining after his test for Covid-19 came back positive earlier this week, his spokesman has confirmed. The eldest son of the US president has not shown any symptoms linked to the virus so far.

"He's been completely asymptomatic so far and is following all medically recommended COVID-19 guidelines," the spokesman said, as cited by Reuters.

Trump Jr, who as an Executive Vice President at The Trump Organization, has been holing up in his cabin after the diagnosis, he added.

A businessman and father of five, Trump Jr has been actively supporting his father's legal battle against what the Trump campaign argues was a widespread fraud that cost him the US presidential elections victory.

Arrow Up

South Australia revoke lockdown following admission that person lied to contact tracers about having coronavirus

Australia
© Reuters / Denis Balibouse
FILE PHOTOS: (L) The Woodville Pizza Bar in Woodville South, Australia Twitter screenshot; (R) Workers at a contact tracing facility track down coronavirus infections
A new lockdown over South Australia is set to be lifted after officials revealed the restrictions were brought on the basis of a deliberate "lie" told to contact tracers, prompting a "fuming" rebuke from the state executive.

South Australia Premier Steven Marshall announced the explosive finding during a Friday press conference, saying that the individual in question purposely misled contact tracers. Though he told them he had visited a pizza bar linked to a local outbreak only once, he in fact worked at the establishment and had spent several shifts there during the period in question.

"To say I am fuming about the actions of this individual is an absolute understatement," Marshall said, adding "The selfish actions of this individual have put our whole state in a very difficult situation" and are "completely and utterly unacceptable."

Comment: What's probably most shocking is that the state actually admitted it and partially reversed the lockdown, particularly in Australia which has become notorious for brutally enforcing its totalitarian lockdown restrictions:


Pistol

Reports of 'active shooter' situation at Wauwatosa, Wisconsin shopping mall, police and ambulances on the scene

Mall shooting in Wisconsin
© Facebook
Dozens of police vehicles and several ambulances have been dispatched to the Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, just west of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Officers were responding to "a very active" situation on Friday afternoon, police told the media without offering additional details. Local outlets spoke of several people injured, citing police scanner traffic, but there has been no official confirmation.

The Milwaukee County medical examiner denied they were summoned to the scene, saying they were responding to a murder elsewhere instead.


Arrow Up

Wisconsin to extend mask mandate as lawsuit seeks to strike down of COVID orders in state Supreme Court

Tony Evers
© RGA
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers said he will extend the state's mask mandate amid a surge in its coronavirus outbreak. Republicans filed a lawsuit in the state Supreme Court aiming to scrap the current order.

With the state's last emergency declaration set to expire later this week, Evers said he would soon renew the mandate until early 2021, including a rule requiring face coverings while indoors in public. Evers said at a Wednesday press briefing:
"It's clear based on where we're headed we can not afford to stop or have a gap in some of the only mitigation efforts we have in place. So today I'm announcing that I'll be declaring a new state of emergency this week and extending our public health emergency until January of next year."
The Democratic governor pointed to a steep spike in coronavirus infections and deaths, saying that, as of Tuesday, the state had tripled its seven-day average for new cases, which now stands at some 6,400 per day. Wednesday, moreover, set a new daily case record with just shy of 8,000 infections. Deaths are also on the rise, with weekly fatality averages jumping nearly fivefold since October, according to data compiled by the Associated Press.

Comment: Not to be outdone, New York is closing its schools, perhaps indefinitely:
Schools will suspend all in-person instruction on Thursday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed via tweet on Wednesday. The mayor's announcement came after schools chancellor Richard Carranza sent an email to principals warning them that New York had "reached [the three percent] threshold of test positivity citywide."

In-person classes are not expected to begin again anytime soon - de Blasio has said he doesn't want to "disrupt" the lives of children, parents and teachers by switching back and forth between open and closed every few days as the seven-day positivity average fluctuates.

"We know now that schools aren't super spreaders," one mother told the New York Times, begging de Blasio to "re-look at the data, and re-look at what contributes to the pandemic and prioritize accordingly." Even de Blasio has acknowledged that public schools are not spreading the coronavirus. However, he has championed the three-percent closure rate as a "symbolic" gesture intended to reassure parents - who don't seem to agree.

The closure is all but guaranteed to be another point of contention between de Blasio and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who set a nine-percent threshold for school closures - three times de Blasio's figure.
Then there is the Gov of California who broke his own rules along with health officials (more than 3 households worth!) and ignited outrage:
After issuing a statement warning Californians about letting their "guards down" when it comes to the pandemic, he announced that his family "followed the restaurant's health protocols and safety precautions." Pictures from the event reveal it was only partially outdoors and included people skirting mask-wearing, including Newsom, as well as a new report that California Medical Association officials were also in attendance.




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Michigan Republicans introduce articles of impeachment against Democratic Governor Whitmer

Whitmer/Capitol
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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer • Capitol dome in Lansing, MI
Republican members of Michigan's GOP-controlled House of Representatives have chosen to "rise up" against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and her controversial lockdown restrictions by plotting her impeachment.

Led by state Rep. Beau M. LaFave, on Wednesday the trio introduced four Articles of Impeachment against Whitmer for
"failing to respect the separation of powers by exercising power granted to the legislative branch, violating the constitutional rights of the people of Michigan, issuing executive orders against the interests of the people and state, and using state resources to reward political allies."

Attention

Leftists suggest 're-education camps', 'firing squads' and banning talk radio to deprogram 75M Trump supporters

barbed wire roll
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'Re-education' gulag
Leftists responded to a Twitter thread asking "how do you deprogram 75 million people?" by suggesting Trump supporters should be interned in "re-education camps" and that all conservative talk radio should be banned.

"No seriously...how *do* you deprogram 75 million people? Where do you start? Fox? Facebook?" asked David Atkins (pronouns in bio), a regional director for California Democrats. "We have to start thinking in terms of post-WWII Germany or Japan. Or the failures of Reconstruction in the South," he added.

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California judge rules strip clubs have First Amendment right to reopen, even as churches remain shuttered

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Religious liberty advocates in California are hopeful after a San Diego judge has ruled in favor of allowing strip clubs to reopen even as churches remain shuttered.

Superior Court Judge Joel R. Wohlfeil ruled that the state could no longer enact policies that forbid strip clubs from "being allowed to provide live adult entertainment." Wohlfeil said that such businesses engage in legally protected speech under the First Amendment.

While the case will still be given a full hearing at the end of November, the judge's ruling is binding until that time. That means even as other institutions like churches have to remain closed to indoor services, strip clubs will be permitted to reopen.

Rather than express frustration with the decision, however, Paul Jonna, special counsel for the Thomas More Society, which represents churches in California, said the judge's order is good news for his clients. He reasoned:
"If you're going to accept that argument that dancing nude is protected speech that's so significant that it overcomes the government's interest in regulating its citizens with COVID-19 orders, then obviously the divine worship of God, which is expressly mentioned in the First Amendment, should be held to a higher standard."