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Top ICU doctor suspended after suing hospital for banning life-saving COVID treatments

icu doctor Dr. Paul Marik
A top critical care physician who filed a lawsuit against Sentara Norfolk General Hospital over its ban on administering life-saving drugs to treat COVID patients, has had his hospital privileges suspended.

Dr. Paul Marik, chief of pulmonary and critical care medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School and director of the ICU at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, learned about the 14-day suspension when he arrived to work on Saturday and found a letter on his desk.

The letter was dated Nov. 18 — the same day Marik appeared before a judge in Norfolk Circuit Court requesting a temporary injunction to lift the ban, Marik's attorney said.

Comment: What a hero! Thank goodness there are doctors like him around. He is potentially risking a 35-year career and his livelihood to honor the Hippocratic oath of 'first, do no harm'.


Yellow Vest

Cull, track and control

covid totalitarianism
The most salient feature of totalitarianism is control of movement, which entails tracking each citizen. Before the internet era, this could only be achieved roughly.

The state knew John Smith lived on Lumumba Street and worked on Stalin Avenue. If Smith wanted to spend a night at a woman's apartment, she had to register him at the neighborhood police station. Big Brother entered the bedroom, but not totally, for he couldn't hear all the sibilants, exhalations and squishes. Daytime movement was generally unmonitored, but the state always knew where you were at night.

Smith's ID card also prevented him from moving to the next city, much less getting a better job there, so he was stuck in Bidenstadt, his hometown.

Smith was free, though, to walk into any state store to browse, for as long as he wanted, its empty shelves.

Now, the state knows where Smith is all the time. At 5:51:15PM, this scowling man is again at Blather Bar, next to Red Levine, who, despite his name, also has alternative right tendencies. Vein-popping fans of Steve Sailer, each has left hundreds of fist-pumping comments, under "sigofnig" and "xxxxrabbi."

For the state, the whole point of tracking is to reward or punish, mostly the latter. In the past, you'd be invited to the police station, or just dragged off the street. Now, punishment can be much tidier, and instant, even for the tiniest sin. That's where the vaccine, green, access or health passport comes in.

Comment: You can follow the herd, you can fight the pied pipers, or you can renounce the whole thing and seek community with others who renounce it and ride this thing out. It won't last much longer...


Syringe

First EU country backs Covid jabs for 5 year olds

Covid Vaccination for children.
© REUTERS/Jon Cherry
The Danish National Board of Health has recommended that children aged between five and 11 should be able to get vaccinated against Covid-19, becoming the first EU nation to make the move.

On Friday, Helene Probst, Deputy Director of the National Board of Health, told the press that the decision came at a time of concern for the Nordic nation, as Covid cases continue to rise.
"We have seen a worrying infection in the hospitals, and that the number of hospitalizations has risen to over 400," she stated.

I am really happy that we now have an approval for children aged between five and 11 years old. We need that. We are still in the midst of an epidemic and a historic health crisis.

Comment: We have already seen that the European Medicines Agency is manipulating with the real data about the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines and they are probably doing the same again.

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Arrow Up

Ahmaud Arbery verdict: Three white men found guilty of murdering Black man as he jogged

Travis McMichael/Attorney
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Travis McMichael and attorney Bob Rubin at the Glynn county courthouse on 24 November.
The three white men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery have been found guilty of murder following his 2020 shooting death in south Georgia, which led to a wave of racial justice protest and a resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement in the US.

Travis McMichael, his father Greg McMichael, and their neighbour William "Roddie" Bryan were each convicted for murdering Arbery, who was unarmed, after pursuing him in February last year and claiming, without evidence, he had been involved in a spate of burglaries in their neighborhood.

On Wednesday the jury returned unanimous verdicts, convicting Travis McMichael, who opened fire on Arbery three times with a pump action shotgun, on all nine counts, including charges of malice and felony murder.

Greg McMichael, who carried a magnum revolver but did not open fire, was convicted on eight of the nine counts including felony murder. Bryan, who pursued Arbery in a separate vehicle and said he was not carrying a firearm, was convicted on six of nine counts, also including the charge of felony murder.

The three men each stood before the judge, Timothy Walmsley, who read the verdicts to the courtroom before remanding the defendants into custody. They face life in prison and will be sentenced at a later date with the court deciding whether any are eligible for parole.


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Bullseye

The Waukesha massacre is not a 'crash' and there's nothing 'accidental' about it

Darrell Brooks
© Reuters/Mark Hoffman
Darrell Brooks appears in Waukesha County Court • November 23, 2021
The idea that the murderous rampage that left six dead when career criminal Darrell Brooks plowed through a holiday crowd in his SUV was 'accidental' shows just how twisted and self-serving the world of woke has become.

Across the mainstream media, the incident in Waukesha, Wisconsin that left dozens more injured after sex offender Brooks drove through the parade is referred to as a 'crash'.

It wasn't a crash. It was a massacre. And if you take into account the content of Brooks' social media account, his admiration of Hitler and his loathing of white folk, Jews and even fellow black people, you'd be on safe ground calling it a domestic terror attack.

So why the cop-out? Why is the MSM insisting on portraying a calculated and cold-blooded attack on an unsuspecting parade of regular people out enjoying themselves as some sort of 'accident'?

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Attention

Don't use the word 'looting', experts in US media warn

Looter
© Robyn Beck
Looting in progress
The latest string of smash-and-grab attacks on high-end stores in California should not be called looting as that would be racist, two criminal justice experts told the media and police.

The lecture on linguistics came after the San Francisco Bay area police departments had described a series of brazen thefts at luxury retail outlets over the weekend as looting. Lorenzo Boyd, a professor of criminal justice and community policing at the University of New Haven, told ABC7 news channel on Tuesday that the term has strong racial connotations and is typically used when "people of color or urban dwellers are doing something." Boyd, a former deputy sheriff in Boston, went on to claim that when people of different ethnicity "do the exact same thing," such criminal acts are rarely called looting.

Martin Reynolds, co-executive director of the Robert C. Maynard Institute of Journalism Education, concurred, saying that it "seems like it's an organized smash-and-grab robbery. This doesn't seem like looting."

Both experts concluded that the media ought to be careful in their choice of words. Reynolds opined:
"people draw their own conclusions, if the terminologies that you use are tethered to people's understanding of how they have been used in the past."
The two experts surmised that some outlets had chosen the word 'looting' intentionally, in a bid to link the crime spree to the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.

Comment: 'Looting' is a word for 'plunder' in a wartime scenario. It is not 'color' specific. A more accurate word in the above context is 'shoplifting'.
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Pistol

Canada's worst mass shooting helped push 2020 murder rate to 15-year high

Police block
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Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) block the entrance to Portapique Beach Road in search of Gabriel Wortman, a shooter of multiple victims.
The murder rate in Canada last year rose to its highest level since 2005, pushed up in part by the country's worst-ever mass shooting, in which 22 people died, Statistics Canada said on Thursday.

Statscan also noted societal stresses had been caused by lockdowns linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canadian police reported 743 murders in 2020, up from 687 in 2019. The murder rate increased to 1.95 per 100,000 people, the highest in 15 years.
"While homicide continues to be a relatively rare occurrence, representing less than 0.2% of all violent crimes in Canada in 2020, homicide rates are considered benchmarks for levels of violence."
By comparison, the overall U.S. murder rate in 2020 was around 6.5 homicides per 100,000 people, according to FBI data.

USA

Schools tell families how to 'decolonize Thanksgiving'

kids american flag
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The District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) has provided families with the resources needed to "decolonize" Thanksgiving, including guidance on indigenous land acknowledgement.

"Thanksgiving is a day that can be difficult for many to celebrate as we reflect on the history of the holiday and the horrors inflicted on our indigenous populations," DCPS Chancellor Lewis D. Ferebee said in an email sent to the families of students on November 18.

He added that, for those who did choose to celebrate, the equity team was sharing suggestions "for how you can consider decolonizing your Thanksgiving."

"If you host a Thanksgiving meal, consider doing a land acknowledgement," said Ferebee.


Comment: No, thank you. We would prefer to simply spend quality time with family and friends, and to be thankful for whatever small comfort there is in a world run by crazy people like you.


A link provided in the email led to tips on how to correctly support the indigenous people "to whom the land belongs."

"Don't sugarcoat the past. Use terms like genocide, ethnic cleansing, stolen land, and forced removal to reflect actions taken by colonizers," one of the recommendations read.


Comment: Make sure to drain every last ounce of joy and goodwill out of everything. Then you'll have nothing, and be happy.


The guidance states that indigenous people should not be treated as "a relic of the past" and that land acknowledgements should function as "living celebrations of Indigenous communities."

Comment: By all means, learn history. Just don't shove it down people's throats like some zealous school marm.


NPC

The Atlantic calls for Americans to use Thanksgiving to 'report conservatives to the FBI'

Thanksgiving dinner
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The Atlantic published an essay on the eve of Thanksgiving, calling on readers to utilize family Thanksgiving get-togethers to "deprogram" and sow doubt in conservative relatives, suggesting that one may even succeed in changing their mind or perhaps "need to report [them] to the FBI!"

In an essay penned by Daily Beast contributing editor Molly Jong-Fast titled "Deprogram your relatives this Thanksgiving," the left-wing pundit called the national celebration "terrible" and "no one's idea of a great time," though insisted using the time to "deprogram" relatives could make it worthwhile.

"Thanksgiving is terrible, and if you at least spend the time trying to deprogram your niece, you won't be bored or depressed," she wrote. "[T]hough you might be enraged that Fox News or Infowars has convinced her Trump can 'save America' from Joe Biden's radical agenda of giving people hearing aids and free pre-K."

Arrow Down

Police use tear gas to disperse Central Iranian farmers demanding drought aid

iran water crisis protest
© FATMEH NASR | AFP
Police have used tear gas to disperse hundreds of people demonstrating in the Iranian city of Isfahan to demand government action over a drought.

Video footage on social media appeared to show police and protesters clashing in the dry bed of the Zayandehrud River on November 26. Other videos showed similar unrest in nearby streets of Isfahan.

The gathering of some 500 people in Isfahan was ended by what the Iran's semiofficial Fars news agency said was a large security force.