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Google faces complaint from NLRB alleging surveillance of employees and other labor violations

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The National Labor Relations Board today issued a complaint against Google after investigating the firing of several employees last November. The complaint alleges Google violated parts of the National Labor Relations Act by surveilling employees, and generally interfered with, restrained and coerced employees in the exercise of their rights guaranteed by Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act.

The NLRB also alleges Google discouraged "its employees from forming, joining, assisting a union or engaging in other protected, concerted activities," the complaint states. Laurence Berland, one of the fired Google employees, said in a statement:
"This complaint makes clear that workers have the right to speak to issues of ethical business and the composition of management. This is a significant finding at a time when we're seeing the power of a handful of tech billionaires consolidate control over our lives and our society. Workers have the right to speak out about and organize, as the NLRB is affirming, but we also know that we should not, and cannot, cleave off ethical concerns about the role management wants to play in that society."

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L.A. County must show scientific evidence for outdoor dining ban, judge orders

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Supporters and Business owners of area restaurants watch news conference by CA Coalition for Safe Reopening
A judge on Wednesday ordered Los Angeles County public health officials to show scientific evidence justifying the outdoor dining ban imposed last week amid soaring coronavirus cases. Outdoor dining had offered a lifeline for struggling restaurants during the pandemic. The California Restaurant Assn. sued to stop the ban, with a downtown L.A. restaurant, Engine Co. No. 28, filing a similar suit.

The county must return to court Tuesday to present evidence supporting the ban, L.A. County Superior Court Judge James Chalfant said at a hearing Wednesday morning. "You have to do a risk-benefit analysis for public health. You don't just talk about the risk of spreading disease. You have to talk about the benefit of keeping restaurants open," Chalfant said.

Chalfant expressed some skepticism about the ban. Based on the studies he has reviewed, the risk of spreading the coronavirus from outdoor dining appears minimal, he said. But the county should have a chance to "answer those questions and fill those holes," the judge said.

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An anti-gay Hungarian politician has resigned after being caught by the police fleeing a 25-man orgy through a window

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József Szájer has resigned as a member of the European Parliament.
A member of the European Parliament representing Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz party has resigned from his position in Brussels after he was caught leaving what reports described as a 25-man orgy on Friday.

Jozsef Szajer resigned on Sunday after he admitted to breaching Belgium's strict lockdown rules to attend a sex party, Politico reported on Tuesday. The police found 25 naked men at the gathering, including Szajer and some diplomats, the Belgian newspaper La Dernière Heure reported. The newspaper quoted a local police source as saying, "We interrupted a gang bang."

Comment: Мany politicians who have strong anti-gay views are actually part of the gay population.


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US doctor pushing masks caught partying on boat with maskless, bikini-clad women

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‘Hot Doctor’ Mikhail Varshavski (center, in black cap) has come under withering fire from his millions of followers after pictures of him ignoring his own advice by partying maskless on his birthday emerged
'Hot Doctor' Mikhail Varshavski has come under withering fire from his millions of followers after pictures of him ignoring his own advice by partying maskless on his birthday emerged.

Varshavski — who has found Internet fame as Dr. Mike — has been in the vanguard of stressing the importance of wearing a mask to stop the spread of Covid-19.

But he appeared to break all his own rules when it came to his 31st birthday party, for which he flew from New York to Miami on November 12 to celebrate.

A picture of Varshavski on a boat in Sunset Harbor surrounded by 14 other people — most of them bikini-clad women — has since done the rounds with his fans calling him out for hypocrisy.

Comment: He's just one of many that have been exposed: 'Hypocrites of 2020': Los Angeles store celebrated for blasting Hunter Biden, Pelosi, Fauci, & more with unusual holiday window decorations


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LA Mayor bans 'unnecessary walking' as part of new COVID-19 restrictions

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
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Democratic Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued a new emergency order Wednesday that bans unnecessary "travel on foot" as he warns the city is nearing a "devastating tipping point" in their fight against COVID-19.

"Our city is now close to a devastating tipping point, beyond which the number of hospitalized patients would start to overwhelm our hospital system, in turn risking needless suffering and death," Garcetti wrote in the order. "These unfortunate facts about the spread of COVID-19 in our City mean that we must resume some of the more restrictive measures we instituted in the Spring."

The order prohibits "all travel, including, without limitation, travel on foot, bicycle, scooter, motorcycle, automobile, or public transit," with limited exceptions.

Comment: This is true insanity! Unnecessary walking?! Maybe this string of mysterious jet-packers in LA have the right idea.


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Wales to roll out coronavirus vaccine ID cards

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The card will show which coronavirus vaccine people have received, when they had it and allow them to report side effects
People who have received a coronavirus vaccine in Wales will be given a card detailing the date and type of the vaccination.

The announcement came from health minister Vaughan Gething after Pfizer/BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine was approved by the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

In a written statement Mr Gething said: "Those receiving a COVID-19 vaccination will be given a credit card-sized NHS Wales immunisation card which will have the vaccine name, date of immunisation and batch number of each of the doses given handwritten on them.


Comment: This information is already stored on our medical records, just like every other vaccination, and there has never been a need for an ID card before. This chilling move tells us that this is about normalizing the idea of some kind of 'vaccine passport', without which we will become 2nd class citizens - or worse. Wales has proven itself to be quite the testing ground for these totalitarian policies.


Comment: RT reports that UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock has agreed to have the Pfizer vaccine on live TV - anyone would think that they need to persuade the public that the vaccine is safe.

Lest we forget that there are many things politicians get up to nowadays that the average citizen wouldn't dream of doing:
'Sickening PR stunt'?

Hancock appeared on 'Good Morning Britain' shortly after the government announced on Wednesday that it had given the green light to the jab, developed in collaboration between US-based Pfizer and Germany's BioNTech.

During their discussion, Morgan volunteered to receive the jab live on television, suggesting that it would help relay to the general public that the vaccine was safe and effective.

"I'll take it with you, Piers," Hancock replied.


Morgan then proposed that he could meet up with the health secretary "anytime next week" and receive the inoculation "together live on air," adding that the stunt would be "powerful" and "have an impact."


It's probably a good sign for humanity that even after nearly a year of endless fearmongering and manufactured hysteria many citizens remain suspicious as to the governments motivations.


Hancock noted that "there's a prioritisation according to clinical need" for the drug, but that he supported the idea as long as it was approved by the UK's health authorities. However, he said that, as a "healthy, middle-aged man," Morgan probably wouldn't be a candidate to receive the jab in the first roll-out.


And the effects of the experimental vaccine on a wealthy middle aged man may be very different to that of a vulnerable person in a care home - a study of one of the vaccine showed that it was actually much less 'effective' on older people.


The proposal has split social media, with observers expressing a colorful range of views about the potential televised vaccination.

Many expressed support for the idea while pointing out, as Hancock did, that neither men were health workers or in the at-risk groups that have been given priority to receive the jab.

One popular theory was that Morgan was motivated by personal interest rather than public health, and the television host was accused of trying to "queue jump."

The on-air shot would be nothing more than a bad publicity stunt, others argued, urging the two "inflated egos" to stop making the health crisis about themselves.


The gimmick would be welcomed, but only if the pair were administered a truth serum, joked one snarky comment.


The Pfizer jab is said to be 95 percent effective, but some have argued that the vaccine's rushed development makes it impossible to know if there are any long-term adverse health effects associated with the drug.
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Minnesota witness: Mentally handicapped individuals forced to vote for Biden

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Stealing the elderly and mentally disabled vote is a well-documented and fraudulent election practice taking place across the nation. Specifically, voting "handlers" have been known to register to vote on behalf of these vulnerable citizens or force them to vote for the candidate they are representing.

On November 2, 2020, in Otsego, Minnesota, a retired construction worker, developer, and land investor made one such declaration.

In a sworn affidavit, this person witnessed "a busload of Severely Mentally Handicapped People who were forced by handlers to vote for Joe Biden." In great detail, the witness describes being at the Sherburne County Office and standing right next to a line of severely mentally handicapped people who were there for early voting, and watching them being taken, one by one, up to vote, with someone else (caretaker/handler) holding their hand and forcing them to make voting choices. The witness notes that "the caretakers were the ones making the voting choices for these handicapped people." They literally held the handicapped person's hand in theirs and marked the ballot for them. The witness was close enough to see they were forced to vote for Joe Biden, and indicated that many of them could not even hold a pen by themselves and appeared unable to make voting decisions.

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For just $58! AOC's 'Tax the Rich' sweatshirts combine socialist slogans with a capitalist price tag

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, seen alongside a shirt available on her online store
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is known for her fiery invectives against the billionaire class. But it turns out that 'AOC' isn't above a little capitalism of her own, selling 'Tax The Rich' sweatshirts online for a princely sum.

New York's Ocasio-Cortez is a self-described "democratic socialist," and probably the best known face of the Democratic Party's progressive wing. She's proposed hitting the wealthiest Americans with a whopping 70 percent income tax to fund massive environmental and social spending, and led a campaign to drive Amazon from taking advantage of generous tax breaks to set up its second headquarters in the Big Apple.

As of late, however, she's been engaging in a little capitalism of her own, selling tshirts, sweatshirts, and all manner of merchandise on her official web store. The latest additions to her line, on Twitter by Ocasio-Cortez, include clothes promoting the 'Green New Deal' and the cancellation of student debt, as well as sweatshirts reading 'Drink Water and Don't be Racist' and 'Tax The Rich.'

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'Yes, we can - but no, we shouldn't': Radical leftists furious over Obama's claim that 'Defund the Police' is a vote-losing slogan

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People take part in 'Defund the Police' protest.
The former US President has criticized 'snappy slogans' for alienating ordinary voters. Their irate response to his criticism is exactly why the left lost so much ground in the election.

If 2008 and 2012 are any evidence, Barack Obama knows how to win an election. Though I'm admittedly nowhere near being his biggest fan, I will say he has a talent for wordsmithing. Easily the most radical president that we've had in my lifetime, Obama was able to package all of his ideas under the banner of "Hope and Change." He defeated two seasoned Republican politicians because of it.

You would think that when Barack Obama comes out and criticizes bad slogans and messaging that people would listen. However, members of the progressive wing of the Democrat party seem to be offended by what he's saying. He specifically criticized the idea of defunding the police, and went on to discuss the issues with that kind of messaging:

Comment: If Ocasio-Cortez's goal is to make people uncomfortable, she's doing a bang-up job. If her goal is to win hearts and minds, and more importantly, votes, she should consider the advice Obama is giving. But ideologically possessed nut-jobs rarely take advice, no matter how sensible.

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California 11-year-old kills himself during virtual class on Zoom as health experts warn depression is increasing amid lockdowns

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An 11-year-old boy in California shot and killed himself during a virtual class this week.

Local authorities confirmed that the boy shot himself when his camera and microphone were off during a virtual class on Zoom in San Joaquin County on Wednesday. His sister, who was also home learning remotely, found him and alerted a neighbor and her teacher.

Authorities found the boy with a head injury and took him to the hospital, where he later died.

Comment: Is anyone surprised by this? Forcing children into confinement and only allowing them to see their peers and other members of the community through 'virtual' chat applications is a recipe for depression. We're likely seeing the beginnings of an epidemic if these lockdowns aren't ended soon.

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