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Rutgers bars unvaccinated student from attending VIRTUAL classes

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Logan Hollar has applied to be exempted from Rutgers’ vaccine mandate because he is studying from home.
A New Jersey student has said he is barred from taking classes at Rutgers University because he has not been vaccinated — even though he is only studying virtually from home.

Logan Hollar, 22, told NJ.com that he largely ignored the school's COVID mandate "because all my classes were remote" from his Sandyston home, some 70 miles from Rutgers' campus in New Brunswick.

But he was locked out of his Rutgers email and related accounts when he went to pay his tuition at the end of last month — and was told that he needed to be vaccinated even though he has no plans to attend in person.

Comment: Welcome to the apartheid state. It doesn't matter whether the activity you're trying to engage in could not possibly expose anyone to Covid, if you're not vaccinated, you're not participating.


'This is fiction': Confused Stephen King makes claim about '1,200 dead' of Covid in Florida in ONE day, others eat up and spread

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Stephen King holds up a pink Amazon Kindle 2 electronic reader at a news conference in New York where the device was introduced.
Horror novelist Stephen King may pay his bills by inventing stories, but he was accused of taking creative license with health data, saying 1,200 Floridians died of Covid in one day - a claim that remains up despite being untrue.

"1200 dead of COVID yesterday in Florida," King, who lives in both Florida and Maine, tweeted on Friday. "Not the total for a week or a month, but ONE SINGLE DAY."
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Comment: Anyone who takes anything Biden does as a sign of an "intelligent mind" is clearly delusional. It would be wise to not take anything they say on any topic seriously. Of course, the highly partisan King has a history of tweeting rather moronic statements.
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Red Flag

NY hospital to pause baby deliveries after staffers quit over vaccine mandate

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An upstate New York hospital said it will pause the delivery of babies in two weeks because of a spate of resignations by maternity unit workers who are objecting to COVID-19 vaccination mandates.

Lewis County General Hospital, in Lowville, will temporarily stop delivering babies after Sept. 24, WWNY reported. During a news conference Friday afternoon, Lewis County Health System CEO Gerald Cayer said seven of the 30 hospital workers who resigned were from the hospital's maternity ward. He added that another seven maternity unit staffers were undecided about getting the vaccine, the television station reported.

The workers were objecting to a Sept. 27 deadline to receive a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Watertown Daily Times reported. Then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued the state mandate on Aug. 23.


Minnesota nursing home teenage aides caught having fun while STRIPPING & TWERKING in front of resident with dementia - media

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Police and health authorities in Minnesota, US are investigating a case of "emotional abuse" at a local nursing home. Teen girls who worked at the facility had been found apparently tormenting a resident with dementia.

Two aides at the Johnson Memorial Hospital and Home in the small town of Dawson, who are said to be around 17 years old, allegedly abused one of the female residents, the local Fox channel reported on Saturday.

One evening back in May, the girls danced in "a sexually provocative manner" in front of the elderly woman with dementia, who sat on a couch in a lounge, according to the now-revealed report from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

Comment: The lack of empathy in younger generations is striking in its prevalence. Whether its due to social media, a retarded education system, poor diet or a failure on the part of the parents (or a good old-fashioned character disturbance) can be speculated over, but its increasing pervasiveness seems undeniable.

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Book 2

College textbook blames COVID deaths on Americans who oppose lockdowns

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A textbook assigned to students at a North Carolina community college states that COVID-19 protocols "saved tens of thousands of lives" while Americans who disagreed with those restrictions caused deaths.

"Most Americans responded to the pandemic by limiting their social contact, covering their faces when going out, and washing their hands thoroughly after they did," the passage begins and then continues with, "yet lives were lost because some Americans held beliefs that were at odds with the facts."

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The textbook appeared in the POL 120: American Government course at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte.

This excerpt is drawn from a textbook titled "We the People: An Introduction to American Government," specifically from a chapter dedicated to critical thinking and detecting misinformation.


BioNTech to seek approval soon for Covid vaccine for 5-11 year olds, report says

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Bottles for the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are ready to be prepared before the opening of a mass vaccination site in the Queens borough of New York, February 24, 2021.
BioNTech is set to request approval across the globe to use its Covid-19 vaccine in children as young as five over the next few weeks and preparations for a launch are on track, the biotech firm's two top executives told Der Spiegel.

"Already over the next few weeks we will file the results of our trial in five to 11 year olds with regulators across the world and will request approval of the vaccine in this age group, also here in Europe," Chief Medical Officer Oezlem Tuereci told the news weekly.

The confident statements underscore the lead that BioNTech, which collaborates with Pfizer, holds in the race to win broad approval to vaccinate children below the age of 12 in Western countries.

BioNTech has said it expected to file its regulatory dossier on the five to 11 year olds in September. It has also laid out plans to seek approval in children aged 6 months to 2 years later this year.

Tuereci also told Spiegel that final production steps were being adjusted to bottle a lower-dose pediatric version of its established Comirnaty vaccine. It is currently approved for adults and youngsters at least 12 years of age.

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China fines 3 chip distributors for price gouging amidst shortage, carmakers see costs rise

An employee makes a chip at a factory of Jiejie Semiconductor Company in Nantong, in eastern China's Jiangsu province on March 17.
China's market watchdog fined three car chip distributors for driving up prices amid a global semiconductor shortage that has created a supply crunch for carmakers and pushed up costs.

The State Administration of Market Regulation (SAMR) fined Shanghai Cheter, Shanghai Chengsheng Industrial, and Shenzhen Yuchang Technologies a total of 2.5 million yuan (US$387,870), the regulator said in a statement on its website on Friday.

"SAMR will continue to pay close attention to the chip price index, step up our monitoring of prices, and crack down on illegal activities such as hoarding and driving up prices to maintain the sound order of the market," the regulator said.

Comment: With 17+ months' worth of lockdowns and a number of significant port closures, we can expect to see similar supply issues, price rises, price gouging, and hoarding, occuring for various other products; we're already seeing serious issues with the food supply:


'US misled me into joining Mujahideen, then tortured me for Al-Qaeda past': Gitmo survivor says US 'acted like fascists' post-9/11

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A former Islamist fighter who went to Afghanistan to fight the Soviets and later got caught up in the US War on Terror - spending 14 years in the Guantanamo prison as a result - spoke to RT as part of the Unheard Voices project.

In the early 1990s, Mohamedou Ould Slahi had a romantic notion of pursuing a noble cause, wanting to risk his life for something greater than himself. He traveled from Germany to Afghanistan with plans to join the Mujahideen. At the time, the Afghan Islamists were hailed as heroic freedom fighters, a 'David' who had defeated the 'Goliath' of the mighty Soviet Union and was on its way to topple the communist government in Kabul. The former fighter spoke to RT in Mauritania:
"Saudi Arabia, the Gulf countries, Germany, where I lived, supported Afghanistan. We used to watch movies. We used to watch news, documentaries about Afghanistan. And I decided to join the Mujahideen."


Texas AG Ken Paxton sues six school districts for defying ban on mask mandates

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Texas AG Ken Paxton
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) on Friday announced that he is suing six school districts for defying Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's (R) ban on mask mandates.

Paxton said in a statement:
"Not only are superintendents across Texas openly violating state law, but they are using district resources — that ought to be used for teacher merit raises or other educational benefits — to defend their unlawful political maneuvering. If districts choose to spend their money on legal fees, they must do so knowing that my office is ready and willing to litigate these cases. I have full confidence that the courts will side with the law - not acts of political defiance."
The following areas that opted to impose mask wearing requirements that have been hit with legal action are: Richardson, Round Rock, Galveston, Elgin, Spring, and Sherman Independent School Districts.

The Hill notes:
"Last month, the Texas Supreme Court ruled in favor of Abbott and blocked temporary restraining orders from district courts that had allowed local government entities to defy the governor's mask mandate ban."

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Eggs Fried

Larry Elder: Egg-throwing would be called a 'hate crime' if I was a Democrat

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Larry Elder is escorted by a security guard on Wednesday in Venice after a woman in the gorilla mask, at right, threw an egg at him.
California Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder claimed Thursday that an incident where a white woman wearing a gorilla mask threw an egg at his head would have been described as a "hate crime" if he were a Democrat. Elder told Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight of the episode, which took place while he was touring a homeless encampment in Venice ahead of next week's recall vote:
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Gorilla woman takes aim
"It was a very angry, ugly scene. You know, if I were a Democrat, obviously, this would be called systemic racism," he added. "They'd be calling it a hate crime. I don't like to play that game."
Elder, a longtime radio talk show host who is seeking to become California's first black governor, was hustled into an SUV and driven away after the attack. A member of his security team who confronted the woman received a punch for his trouble, as well as a slap from a second woman. There have been no reports of arrests in connection with the incident, which has received little coverage in the mainstream media.

In a separate interview with Fox News Digital, Elder claimed some people who were trailing his entourage yelled "racial epithets" during his visit to Venice. He added that the woman who threw the egg was likely an "outside agitator" and said "homeless advocates in the neighborhood" had told him they had "never seen that person before."

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