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Kentucky lawmakers vote to lift statewide mask mandate for public schools

Kentucky senator Max Wise
© AP/Timothy D. Easley
Senator Max Wise • Kentucky State Legislature
Kentucky lawmakers voted to lift a statewide public school mask mandate late Thursday after an emotional debate. Republican state Sen. Max Wise, the bill's sponsor, said during debate:
"This bill will give local control back to the districts — not mandating they do, not mandating they don't. They make the decision of what they think is best for their constituents in their communities."
Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear vetoed portions of the bill, which gives local school boards the authority to make masking decisions, but was quickly overridden by the Republican-led legislature. The bill also affects childcare centers.

Its passage came at the end of a special session called by the governor to address a coronavirus surge that has overwhelmed hospitals in the state. Democratic Sen. Reggie Thomas claimed during the debate:
"This bill ... is really a life-and-death bill. If we eliminate mask mandates, then we are putting all children and all school personnel at severe risk."
Republican Rep. John Blanton said the bill removes a "one-size-fits-all" approach:
"We are not taking masks away from your children today. Masks are still part of the tools that's provided for each and every school district across this state."
The bill also aims to keep children in the classroom as much as possible by limiting remote instruction to a particular school or classroom - instead of the entire district - when there's an outbreak. Another bill passed Thursday night bans statewide mask mandates, also leaving that power to local governments and businesses.

Briefcase

Pennsylvania Republicans to hold a hearing on election integrity, 2020 investigation

Mastriano/Dush
© Sam Dunklau/WITF
State Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-Adams) and State Sen. Cris Dush (R-Cameron)
Nearly 10 months after the November 2020 election, Pennsylvania Republicans will hold a public hearing on their investigation into the election results, a state Senate committee announced Thursday.

The Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee will hold its first public hearing for a probe into election "irregularities" on Sept. 9 at the state Capitol, Chairman Sen. Cris Dush (R) said in a statement.

The committee is inviting Pennsylvania Department of State officials to testify "regarding last-minute guidance provided to counties and its impact on the 2020 General Election." Dush said the hearing will be part of a broader inquiry into Pennsylvania's election system. The time and location of the hearing is still being determined.

In addition to testimony from officials, the committee is requesting sworn testimony from the public "regarding problems they have personally experienced with the state's election system."

Yoda

Shapiro on Fox: Daily Wire 'staffing up' to fight Biden's 'tyrannical and authoritarian order'

ben shapiro fox news biden vaccine mandate
© Fox News
Ben Shapiro announces The Daily Wire's intention to defy Biden's coporate vaccine mandate on September 10, 2021
On Friday, appearing on Fox & Friends to respond to President Biden's statement requiring businesses with over 100 employees to "ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or require any workers who remain unvaccinated to produce a negative test result on at least a weekly basis before coming to work," Daily Wire Editor Emeritus Ben Shapiro stated that his company would "use every method and resource at our disposal to defy the president's unconstitutional order."

"I think that he's made a huge tactical legal blunder here," Shapiro said. "I think that there's every possibility that something like this goes to the Supreme Court level, and suddenly we see a complete rewriting of the administrative state because Joe Biden couldn't get his act in order," and blasting, "Joe Biden couldn't get his act in order, and so he decided to issue a tyrannical and authoritarian order here."

Comment: Good luck with that: Biden to require COVID-19 vaccines, tests for millions of private workers


NPC

Google & BBC staff face an onslaught of woke indoctrination, but it won't work... normal people can spot bulls**t a mile away

google people line staff
© Elijah Nouvelage / AFP / File
Bosses at Google are pushing training that suggests babies are racist, while BBC workers are playing games to 'assess their privilege'. While employees pay lip service to it all, you can bet many think it's utter madness.

I have some gut-wrenching, terrible news for the wokeys trying to bend and hammer and shape society and culture to their will: it doesn't work.

For example, any employee with half a dozen fully operational brain cells knows that they must emit positive noises after sitting through an unconscious bias or diversity awareness training course.

Comment: Lobaczeski calls it again. From Political Ponerology:
Normal people must develop a level of patience beyond the ken of anyone living in a normal man's system just in order to explain what to do and how to do it to some obtuse mediocrity of a psychological deviant who has been placed in charge
of some project that he cannot even understand, much less manage. This special kind of pedagogy - instructing deviants
while avoiding their wrath - requires a great deal of time and effort, but it would otherwise not be possible to maintain tolerable
living conditions and necessary achievements in the economic area or intellectual life of a society.

[...]

During the initial shock, the feeling of social links between normal people fade. After that has been survived, however, the
overwhelming majority of people begin to manifest their own phenomenon of psychological immunization. Society simultaneously starts collecting practical knowledge on the subject of this new reality and its psychological properties.

Normal people slowly learn to perceive the weak spots of such a system and utilize the possibilities of more expedient arrangement of their lives. They begin to give each other advice in these matters, thus slowly regenerating the feelings of social links and reciprocal trust. A new phenomenon occurs: separation between the pathocrats and the society of normal people. The latter have an advantage of talent, professional skills, and healthy common sense. They therefore hold certain very advantageous cards.



Pistol

Feds charge deputy mayor of NY town found with unregistered guns, fake FBI badges

airmont ny guns mayor fake id police
© Rockland County DA
The box of IDs included credentials from the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Prisons.
A deputy mayor of a New York village is facing state and federal charges after he was found with a cache of unregistered firearms and fake FBI badges, prosecutors said.

Brian Downey, deputy mayor of Airmont in Rockland County, was arrested at his home Thursday for purchasing a rifle suppression device over the internet. Department of Homeland Security agents had tipped off prosecutors to the delivery of the illegal device, Rockland County District Attorney Tom Walsh said.

Yoda

Women take their fight with Scottish leader online over SNP's gender self-identification plans: 'Shame on you Sturgeon'

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon
© Robert Perry/Pool via REUTERS/File
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon
Women in Scotland have taken their battle with the SNP and leader Nicola Sturgeon online after the nationalist party said that plans to reform gender laws in favour of self-identification were back on the table.

The Scottish government is once again coming under fire for its controversial positioning on gender identity. On Thursday, hundreds took to Twitter to voice their opposition to recent developments, including First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's announcement on Tuesday that reforms to gender identity law were back on the agenda, having been suspended during the pandemic.

She said the Gender Recognition Reform bill "will make the existing process of gender recognition less degrading, intrusive and traumatic. In other words, it will make life easier for one of the most stigmatised minorities in our society."

Comment: Scotland used to be considered a bastion of pragmatism and common sense. No more:


Red Flag

James Corbett: Red Alert: False Flag Incoming!

switzerland warns terror
What does it mean when intelligence services start describing the next terror attack . . . despite having no intelligence about it? And what does it mean when former cabinet officials start comparing bodily autonomy advocates to suicide bombers? There's a false flag coming. And don't you believe it when they pull it off.


Comment: Are the following explosions, fires etc. at Covid hospitals and vaccination sites what Corbett warns of in his video? It wouldn't surprise us one bit if they were. See also: Switzerland's vaccination centers could be targeted by terrorists, nation's intel agency warns

Its also interesting to note that Switzerland is the "home" of the World Economic Forum - the brainchild of the Great Reset agenda that stands to benefit most from the Covid con.


Quenelle - Golden

Whopping 70 percent of unvaccinated Americans would quit their job if vaccines are mandated

unvaccincated americans
More businesses are expected to require vaccinations following FDA approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

A new poll suggests a significant share of unvaccinated Americans may be resistant to COVID-19 vaccine mandates put in place by their employer.

A Washington Post-ABC News poll asked unvaccinated workers whose employers have yet to impose a vaccine mandate what they were likely to do if getting vaccinated was required to go into the workplace.

The poll found 16 percent of unvaccinated workers would get the shot, 35 percent would ask for a medical or religious exemption and 42 percent would quit their job.

When asked what they would do if they weren't given an exemption to opt out of the requirement, 18 percent of those surveyed said they would comply and 72 percent said they would quit.

Fire

Major factory fire in France forces residents to stay indoors amidst toxic smoke risk, small explosions reported

major fire at Aubert et Duval

The fire at Aubert et Duval
The fire brigade was on duty on Friday morning to put out a major fire at Aubert et Duval in Pamiers in Ariège. The fire broke out early in the morning at around 6:30 a.m. According to the prefecture, "the fire quickly spread throughout the building. The staff was evacuated immediately. No injuries were reported."

Aubert et Duval specializes in the industrial processing of iron. The Airbus supplier is the largest private employer in Ariège. According to the radio station France Blue an acid bath caught fire.

The prefecture wrote on Twitter: "Residents within 200 meters of the factory are asked to withdraw as a precaution. The rest of the population is asked not to move. The entrances to Pamiers are closed to traffic to allow the work of the Not to hinder emergency services. "

Comment: This is just the latest in a long list of fires and explosions to occur in recent months. Note that even though the list below is not exhaustive there have been multiple events even on the same day: See also: SOTT Exclusive: The growing threat of underground fires and explosions


Light Saber

Huron University College professor refuses to abide by school's vaccine mandate in the name of ethics

Julie Ponesse
A Huron University College professor is speaking out against the institution's vaccine mandate, questioning the ethics of "coercing people into medical procedures" for those refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The professor states in the video, which has since been removed from YouTube, that she fears for her employment.

Julie Ponesse, an ethics professor at Huron University College which is affiliated with Western University, describes it as "ethically wrong" to require staff and students to be fully vaccinated, despite the policy also being encouraged by Ontario health officials.

"I am facing imminent dismissal after 20 years on the job. Because I will not submit to having an experimental vaccine injected into my body," said Ponesse in the video.

"I don't work in a high-risk environment. I'm not a doctor in an emergency room. I'm a teacher. I'm a university professor," she adds.

This video comes amid a statement released Tuesday by Western University President and Vice-Chancellor Alan Shepard, after a "disturbing trend" involving several large gatherings near the campus in London, Ont., during frosh week.