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Los Angeles to reportedly require bargoers be vaccinated

Los Angeles Tiki-Ti bar
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Patrons enjoy tropical cocktails in the tiny interior of the Tiki-Ti bar as it reopens on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. Public health officials in Los Angeles County will begin requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for patrons and workers at indoor bars, wineries, breweries and nightclubs next month.
Los Angeles County is set to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination at indoor bars, and other nightlife destinations, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The new health department edict will be issued Friday and will require customers and workers to have at least once dose by Oct. 7 and be fully vaccinated by Nov. 4, the report said.

Additionally, lawmakers are considering a law requiring gym-goers to also have had at least one dose, according to the article.

Health officials drew up the mandate to fight the surging Delta variant, even as the county has seen a nearly 50 percent decline in cases over the past month, health statistics showed.

Eye 1

Twitter denies Nicki Minaj was suspended, White House denies she was invited to discuss enlarged testicles

Nicki Minaj
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Twitter did not suspend rapper Nicki Minaj, despite her claim on Instagram that she had been. On Wednesday night, a spokesperson for the company told Mediaite, "Twitter did not take any enforcement action on the account referenced."

Minaj said she was suspended from Twitter on Wednesday, shortly after she posted a series of tweets regarding her claims about Covid-19 vaccination side-effects. In one of the Wednesday tweets, Minaj said she had been invited to the White House to discuss her concerns.

The rapper has faced criticism this week for claiming that the friend of her cousin in Trinidad became "impotent" and "his testicles became swollen" after taking the vaccine.

When asked about the rumor, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious diseases expert, said they were baseless.

"There's no evidence that it happens, nor is there any mechanistic reason to imagine that it would happen," Fauci said.

Trinidad's health minister was also forced to dispel the rumor. He lamented that "so much time" was wasted fact-checking the claim.

Comment: See also: 'Lying homophobic c**n!': Rapper Nicki Minaj unloads on MSNBC's Joy Reid after vaccine tweet about swollen testicles


Grotesque conflicts of interest on NIH ivermectin non-recommendation

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The National Institutes of Health provided a non-recommendation for the use of ivermectin in COVID-19, stating that there was:
"insufficient evidence ... to recommend either for or against the use of ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19."
The process for reaching that non-recommendation, however, is opaque. The Panel members responsible for therapy recommendations are disclosed and also that:
"... working groups propose updates to the Guidelines based on the latest published research findings and evolving clinical information."
However, NIH has gone to extreme efforts to avoid stating whether a vote was held to endorse the ivermectin non-recommendation. This includes fighting a Freedom of Information Act request in federal court. A deceptive non-vote would constitute an atrocity. NIH has also been secretive about the composition of the working group that proposed the ivermectin non-recommendation. The names of those individuals were redacted by the NIH from a document obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request for the agenda of a meeting considering ivermectin.

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Bizarro Earth

A lament as children are enrolled into Operation Cliff Edge

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It has been clear for years that our society has been rapidly degenerating, but it really is now plumbing new depths. On the say-so of the Chief Scientific Officer, Chris Whitty, this country is to start the mass injections of dangerous experimental products into the arms of children aged 12-15, with or without their parent's consent. There is absolutely no scientific or medical reason for children to be given a "vaccine" for this illness since, according to possibly the world's leading epidemiologist, John Ioannidis of Stanford University, the Median Infection Fatality Rate for SARS-CoV-2 for 0-19 year-olds is 0.0027%, or a Survival Rate Estimate of 99.9973%.

Once in their arms, Messenger RNA will be carried around their bodies, causing their cells to become production factories for billions of synthetic Spike Proteins from the original virus — a virus which is no longer in existence, having been superseded by variants. These Spike Proteins are known to be pathogenic, and the cause of blood clotting far more than has been acknowledged, as a study using the D-Dimer test appears to have shown (details here). They will end up in organs throughout the body, with the long-term effects entirely unknown since long-term effects cannot possibly have been studied. What is known, however, is that in the short-term they can be exceedingly dangerous, with the MHRA, VAERS and EUDRA reporting systems in the UK, US and EU showing a clear link to tens of thousands of deaths across the world, and millions of adverse reactions, many of which are extremely serious (check out this excellent analysis of VAERS data for confirmation).

Snakes in Suits

Shocking: Underhanded CDC reporting methods now list vaccinated deaths as "unvaccinated"

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A Covid PCR test kit
While public health officials and mainstream media claim the COVID-19 pandemic is now "a pandemic of the unvaccinated,"1 we now know this claim is based on highly misleading statistics.

In a July 16, 2021, White House press briefing,2 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Rochelle Walensky claimed that "over 97% of people who are entering the hospital right now are unvaccinated." A few weeks later, in an August 5, 2021, statement, she inadvertently revealed how that statistic actually came about.3

As it turns out, the CDC was looking at hospitalization and mortality data from January through June 2021 — a timeframe during which the vast majority of the U.S. population were still unvaccinated.4


California Governor Newsom survives recall election

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California Governor Gavin Newsom after polls close on recall election.
California voters overwhelmingly chose to keep Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom in office in a recall election on Tuesday. Newsom was spared after a projection by the Associated Press showed that a majority of voters opted against recalling him.

With 61 percent of the estimated vote in, early returns showed that 5.3 million voters supported keeping Newsom in office, while 2.5 million Californians voted in favor of his removal.

In remarks Tuesday evening at the California Democratic Party headquarters in Sacramento, Newsom said it "appears we are enjoying an overwhelmingly 'no' vote here tonight."


Media Matters' electioneering against Larry Elder broke IRS rules, complaint says

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Candidate for California Governor Larry Elder
The Iowa-based conservative watchdog group Patriots Foundation filed a new complaint with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Monday against Media Matters for America (MMFA) arguing the tax-exempt group has violated its agency agreement with illegal electioneering.

Founded in 2004, the leftist non-profit was given 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status under IRS code which prohibits explicit campaign activity on behalf of any candidate or candidate's party. In a supplemental complaint added to an existing referral over last year's election, however, the Patriots Foundation argues the group's interference in the California recall race violates IRS terms for tax exemption.
"MMFA has, from inception, operated as a thinly veiled partisan political organization supporting Democratic candidates for office and engaging in other improper activities,"
The group outlined four parameters groups must follow in order to maintain their 501(c)(3) status with the IRS. They include:
Avoidance of unnecessary references to any election; Avoidance of unnecessary references to individuals' candidacies; Objective, factual analysis of candidates when they are referenced; and Avoidance of candidate characterizations which may endorse or oppose them in the race.

Comment: It seems, more and more the gloves are off, rules are ignored, protocol be damned - and those who infract just don't give a flippin' hoot. Elder, articulate and noteworthy, is the latest victim of corrupt political journalism.


Army sets deadline for troops to receive COVID-19 vaccine

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US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin gives a news briefing at the Pentagon
The Army rolled out its mandatory COVID-19 vaccine deadline and refusal procedures Tuesday, giving active-duty soldiers three months to get vaccinated or face discharge.

According to a statement from the Pentagon, all active-duty soldiers have until Dec. 15th to get fully vaccinated, while reservists and National Guard members have until June 2022.

Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. R. Scott Dingle said in the release:
"This is quite literally a matter of life and death for our Soldiers, their families and the communities in which we live. Case counts and deaths continue to be concerning as the Delta variant spreads, which makes protecting the force through mandatory vaccination a health and readiness priority for the total Army."
The military's largest branch issued its mandate after the other services announced similar timelines.

The new guidance follows Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's order that all uniformed service members are required to get vaccinated. Austin issued his directive in late August following the Food and Drug Administration's full approval of Pfizer-BioNTech's version of the shot.


US lawmakers offer last-ditch effort to reverse Biden's waiver of Nord Stream 2 sanctions

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A group of bipartisan lawmakers is seeking to undo U.S. President Joe Biden's decision to waive sanctions on the Russian-owned operator of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in a last-ditch effort to stop it from pumping gas to Europe.

An amendment introduced on September 14 by Representatives Michael McCaul (Republican-Texas), Marcy Kaptur (Democrat-Ohio), and about eight other lawmakers orders the president to impose sanctions on any entity responsible for the planning, construction, or operation of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. It also authorizes new mandatory sanctions to foreign entities and individuals responsible for the planning, construction, and operation of Nord Stream 2.

Completed just last week after Biden waived mandatory congressional sanctions in May, the Baltic Sea pipeline will bring Russian gas directly to Germany, bypassing land routes through Ukraine, Belarus, and other countries. However, it must first receive certification, a process that can take several months, holding out hope for some lawmakers that it can be stopped.

Critics say Nord Stream 2 is designed to deprive Ukraine of lucrative transit fees and will further strengthen Russia's influence over Europe's energy industry.

Arrow Up

NY state judge blocks imposing vax mandate on religious workers in NY hospitals, nursing homes

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A federal judge temporarily blocked New York from imposing a COVID-19 vaccine requirement on health care workers.
A federal judge temporarily blocked New York from imposing a COVID-19 vaccine requirement on health care workers. Robert Miller More On: COVID vaccine

A federal judge on Tuesday granted workers in New York's hospitals and nursing homes a reprieve from mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations based on their "sincere religious beliefs."

The temporary restraining order issued by Utica federal Judge David Hurd came in response to a religious-freedom suit filed Monday by 17 healthcare workers, almost all of them Catholic, who said they opposed the available vaccines because they "employ aborted fetus cell lines in their testing, development, or production."

Comment: Kudos to the judge for stemming the tide against an individual's right to self-determination.