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Universities are now more interested in indoctrinating students to accept diversity than in teaching them about their history

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A new study has found that diversity staff now outnumber history academics at many American universities. This is the inevitable consequence when erasing cultural heritage to promote inclusivity becomes non-negotiable.

In higher education, diversity first emerged as a desirable value. It then became a dogma. On campuses, it has finally turned into a veritable industry.

A new report on the promotion of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), titled 'Diversity University: DEI Bloat in the Academy' provides compelling evidence that the advocacy of diversity has become a central concern of higher education.

The authors of the report found that DEI operatives make up 3.4 positions for every 100 tenured academics. That may not sound like a big deal. However, when you drill down the stats, it becomes evident that these numbers are startling. In the 65 universities across the US surveyed by the report, DEI staff levels were 1.4 times larger than the "number of professors in these universities' corresponding history departments."

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CDC releases study showing 3/4 Delta cases are among the vaccinated, says masks are the answer

People wearing masks
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People wearing face protective masks walk on Hollywood Blvd in Los Angeles, California, March 29, 2021
The CDC has released a study backing up its decision to recommend indoor masking for both vaccinated and unvaccinated Americans. The study examined one outbreak and found three-quarters of people testing positive were vaccinated.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised its masking guidelines on Tuesday, urging all Americans in areas with high Covid-19 transmission to mask up when indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Mask mandates in companies, government departments, and certain local jurisdictions followed, as CDC Director Rochelle Walensky insisted the decision was made on the back of fresh scientific evidence.

The CDC released that evidence on Friday. In a study of 469 cases of Covid-19 that broke out in the resort town of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, earlier this month, 74% occurred in "fully vaccinated persons." Four out of five patients hospitalized were fully vaccinated, and on average the inoculated had completed their two rounds of doses only 86 days before infection.

The cases studied occurred in people vaccinated primarily with Pfizer and Moderna shots, with a smaller number having received Johnson & Johnson's one-dose jab. No one vaccine was singled out as providing better or worse protection, and none appeared to prevent symptoms from developing. Some 79% of vaccinated patients were symptomatic, the study noted.

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Eye 2

Authoritarians drunk on power: It is time to recalibrate the government

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"The executive power in our government is not the only, perhaps not even the principal, object of my solicitude. The tyranny of the legislature is really the danger most to be feared, and will continue to be so for many years to come. The tyranny of the executive power will come in its turn, but at a more distant period."― Thomas Jefferson, Democracy in America
It is time to recalibrate the government.

For years now, we have suffered the injustices, cruelties, corruption and abuse of an entrenched government bureaucracy that has no regard for the Constitution or the rights of the citizenry.

By "government," I'm not referring to the highly partisan, two-party bureaucracy of the Republicans and Democrats. Rather, I'm referring to "government" with a capital "G," the entrenched Deep State that is unaffected by elections, unaltered by populist movements, and has set itself beyond the reach of the law.

We are overdue for a systemic check on the government's overreaches and power grabs.

We have lingered too long in this strange twilight zone where ego trumps justice, propaganda perverts truth, and imperial presidents — empowered to indulge their authoritarian tendencies by legalistic courts, corrupt legislatures and a disinterested, distracted populace — rule by fiat rather than by the rule of law.


Compulsory workplace vaccination rules cannot apply to vegans in the UK

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A woman receives a jab at a Covid-19 vaccination clinic in London. The vaccines approved for use in the UK do not contain any animal-derived ingredients, although animal-derived materials may have been used in the production process
More than half a million vegans will be exempt if companies introduce compulsory vaccination rules in Britain because their beliefs are protected by employment law, legal experts have said.

So-called ethical veganism was ruled to be a protected characteristic at a tribunal last year, meaning employers would risk legal action if they order staff to be vaccinated.

Other people in protected categories are also likely to be protected by human rights laws, including some religious groups as well as people with certain disabilities or medical conditions.

A spokesman for Lewis Silkin, a law firm, said: "Some ethical vegans may disagree with vaccinations on the basis that they will inevitably have been tested on animals. Ethical veganism has previously been found by an [employment tribunal] to amount to a belief, capable of being protected."

Yellow Vest

Demonstrators take to streets of Slovakia's capital, blocking roads to protest against Covid vaccination law

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Hundreds flocked onto Bratislava's streets and obstructed traffic in the capital, to protest against a recently passed law granting fully Covid-vaccinated people easier access into public venues than non-inoculated citizens.

Protesters poured into Bratislava en masse on Thursday, blocking key roads and the presidential palace to demonstrate their opposition to the recent coronavirus vaccination law. Several of the protesters made demands from the government and president to give power back to "the people", with others warning that the law was creating a two-tiered society between the non-vaccinated and the fully inoculated.

The recent legislation, approved on Sunday by the parliament and signed by the president, Zuzana Caputova, immediately gave authorities the right to impose restrictions on non-vaccinated people should the coronavirus situation escalate.

Bizarro Earth

Canadian authorities toss woman's burnt body in dumpster after mistaking it for mannequin

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Police in Sherbrooke, Quebec have apologized after mistaking a woman's burned body for a mannequin and throwing it away.
Cops at the scene of a suspicious brush fire in Quebec last week mistook a woman's burnt body for a mannequin and placed it in a police station dumpster.

Officials in the town of Sherbrooke, just north of Vermont, apologized for the embarrassing mistake Thursday and explained that police and firefighters were somehow duped by a bystander, according to the CBC.

"When they arrived, witnesses declared that someone had lit a silicone mannequin on fire," Sherbrooke Police Chief Danny McConnell reportedly said.

"After discussions between the two departments, it was agreed that the mannequin would be disposed of in the container at the Sherbrooke police service, which cannot be accessed by members of the public."

Light Sabers

Texas Gov. Abbott threatens fines again against local officials and businesses that enforce mask mandates, vaccine requirements

Texas Governor Greg Abbott
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Thursday, reiterating his opposition to mask mandates, Covid-related business restrictions and vaccination requirements and issuing fines of up to $1,000 on those who fail to comply.

The governor also called on state hospitals to deliver daily reports on their capacity to the Texas Department of State Health Services to send to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"The new Executive Order emphasizes that the path forward relies on personal responsibility rather than government mandates," Abbott said in a statement. Abbott's order reiterates and extends previous orders he's issued penalizing local officials and others for enforcing various Covid safety protocols.


Florida county to require masks in schools, defying DeSantis

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A Florida county school board voted on Wednesday to require students, staff and visitors to wear masks inside its schools, directly conflicting with Gov. Ron DeSantis's (R) stance that schools should not impose mask mandates.

The School Board of Broward County held a special meeting on Wednesday where members voted to require indoor masking inside schools, social distancing protocol inside classrooms and seating capacity limits on school buses that would be implemented at the beginning of the school year, which starts next month.

According to WLRN, the move was made due to school board members' concerns over a rising number of COVID-19 cases in South Florida and in light of guidance recently issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that recommends even the fully vaccinated again wear masks inside in COVID-19 hot spots.


Did care homes use powerful sedatives to speed Covid deaths? Number of prescriptions for the drug midazolam doubled during height of the pandemic

Comment: Well color us surprised...

The number of prescriptions for a powerful sedative that can kill the frail doubled at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, raising fears it was used to control elderly residents in stretched care homes - or even to hasten their deaths.

Official figures show out-of-hospital prescribing of the drug midazolam increased by more than 100 per cent in April compared to previous months.

An anti-euthanasia campaigner last night said he suspected that the spike was evidence that many people had been put on end-of-life protocols or 'pathways'.

Whistleblowers also claimed to have witnessed misuse of sedatives, with staff told to give them to dementia patients to stop them wandering the corridors.

Comment: So the spiel that got this ball rolling - "two weeks to flatten the curve and save grandma" - was actually used to kill off grandma and provide statistics with which to 'justify' lockdowns.


LAUSD to require weekly COVID testing for all students, staff, regardless of vaccination status

Testing kindergarteners
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Kindergarteners tested for coronavirus now mandated for return to classrooms in L.A.
In a policy shift, the Los Angeles Unified School District announced Thursday it will require all students and district employees returning to in-person activities for the upcoming academic year to undergo "baseline and ongoing weekly COVID-testing," regardless of vaccination status. The district had previously required such testing only for those who are unvaccinated.

LAUSD Interim Superintendent Megan K. Reilly wrote in a message to the district community: "This is in accordance with the most recent guidance from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Baseline testing begins on Monday, August 2."

Comment: Covid insanity is up another notch in Los Angeles - a tribute to the success of this mass mindlock experiment.

Details of LSUSD testing program are available online at https://achieve.lausd.net/covidtestingappt.