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Navy SEALs seeking religious exemptions to vaccine mandate face intimidation and harassment

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The Navy is threatening demotions, pay cuts and a ban on travel for SEALs who have religious objections to the vaccine

A growing number of U.S. Navy SEALs who are seeking a religious exemption to the Defense Department's COVID-19 vaccine mandate are being threatened and, in some cases, harassed into submission, Fox News has learned.

A series of new directives by the Navy are promising severe punishment, including demotions, pay cuts and a ban on travel for SEALs, and other Navy service members, who do not comply with the vaccine mandate. For some SEALs who are in the process of seeking a religious exemption to the mandate, the process is nearly impossible to successfully complete to get a waiver, Fox News has been told.

Michael Berry, First Liberty Institute's general counsel and Lt. Col. U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, who is representing approximately 34 active-duty SEALs and two reservists, told Fox News that the Navy's new directives are illegal and infringe upon an individual's First Amendment freedoms.


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Louden County coverup: 'Gender fluid' student accused of raping teen in restroom was transferred to another school

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Parents protest at a Louden County school board meeting
School administrators at Virginia's Loudoun County Public Schools reportedly allowed the alleged 'gender fluid' perpetrator behind the rape of a female student in the girls' bathroom to move to a new school without warning anyone.

The supposedly gender fluid teen, who stands accused of raping a female classmate in the girls' bathroom, may have had other hunting grounds, parents claimed during a fraught board meeting after learning that the student was already on electronic monitoring.

Comment: Fox News provides footage of the meeting:

Yellow Vest

Hundreds of MI residents attend election integrity rally in capitol: Demand GOP-controlled legislature begin forensic audit

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Protests at the Michigan state capitol building, October 13, 2021
Michigan residents are not giving up on their fight for a forensic audit in their state, where Trump trounced Hillary in the general election in 2016. But, unfortunately, Michigan's legislature is controlled by a spineless GOP majority who are more concerned about their next job than representing the will of the people who hired them.

Michigan residents have been demanding a forensic audit in their state ever since hundreds of GOP and Independent poll challengers submitted affidavits with stunning stories of voter fraud, abuse, and intimidation at the TCF Center in Detroit, where a large majority of the state's absentee ballots were processed and counted.


Appeals court allows Texas abortion law to remain in effect

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A federal appeals court on Thursday evening ruled that Texas' restrictive abortion law can remain in effect even as it is litigated over its constitutionality.

The 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals voted 2-1 to reject a U.S. Justice Department appeal.

The decision means Texas can enforce its new law barring most abortions as early as six weeks after conception.

The decision marks the third time since October that the appeals court has sided with Texas, and it moves the case one step closer to reaching the Supreme Court.


Deadly explosion hits Shia mosque in Afghanistan's Kandahar, ISIS-K claims responsibility

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Aftermath of the blast at Bibi Fatima mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan on October 15, 2021
ISIS-K claims responsibility for attack that killed at least 47 people inside a mosque in southern city during Friday prayers.

At least 47 people have been killed and 70 others wounded after an explosion went off inside a Shia mosque in Afghanistan's southern city of Kandahar, according to a Taliban official.

The explosion on Friday afternoon took place in the Bibi Fatima mosque, the largest mosque for Shia worshippers in the city.

Hafiz Sayeed, the Taliban's chief for Kandahar's department of culture and information, reported the number of dead and wounded.

Interior ministry spokesman Sayed Khosti said on Twitter: "We are saddened to learn that an explosion took place in a mosque of the Shia brotherhood in the first district of Kandahar city in which a number of our compatriots were martyred and wounded."

Comment: Russia has been warning of the build-up of ISIS terrorist numbers in Afghanistan since 2018. Qui bono?


Loudoun County: Family of alleged rape victim is suing school district

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The family of a girl who was allegedly raped in her school bathroom is pursuing civil action against Loudoun County Public Schools under the provisions of Title IX after the release of The Daily Wire's blockbuster report, alleging that Loudoun County Public Schools covered up the sexual assault.

As The Daily Wire exclusively reported, the victim's father, Scott Smith, said that a boy allegedly wearing a skirt went into a girls' bathroom at a local high school where he sexually assaulted Smith's ninth-grade daughter.

Comment: More from Breitbart:
Parents in Loudoun County, Virginia, were livid Tuesday night over an alleged coverup of sexual assault as debate rages over a transgender policy allowing male students to use female facilities such as restrooms and locker rooms.

Tuesday's Loudoun County school board meeting, which has been a national hotbed of controversy over the implementation of radical Critical Race Theory and transgender policies, was dominated by parents speaking up about the alleged coverup of a sexual assault by a student who identifies as a transgender woman, according to an explosive report. Many parents called for the resignations of school board members.

As Breitbart News reported, the father of an alleged Stone Bridge High School victim, Scott Smith, "claimed a boy who was wearing a skirt had entered the girls' bathroom at the high school and sexually assaulted his ninth-grade daughter." Subsequently, "the boy was charged with two counts of forcible sodomy, one count of anal sodomy, and one count of forcible fellatio that day at school."

According to ABC7 News, "the same juvenile suspect was charged with a second sexual assault at another Loudoun County school after the May 28 incident."

At Tuesday's school board meeting, members were questioned heavily on how this could happen in their county, with speaker Monica Sadeghi saying, "How do you expect parents across this county to drop off their kids and entrust you all to keep them safe when you've shown on more than one occasion you are not up for the job?"

ABC7 also noted that the school "cannot comment on" how the incident with Smith's daughter "didn't cause the discipline to rise to the level of immediate expulsion."

To the point, speaker Theresa Lieberman noted that, "When the Catholic Church passed predator priest from parish to parish the walls came eventually crashing down on them. And they were finally held accountable for the abuse. When is doctor [Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Scott] Ziegler and this board going to be held accountable?"

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Project Veritas: Pfizer scientist admits Covid antibodies transfer during pregnancy "through the umbilical cord"

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Project Veritas on Friday released undercover video of a Pfizer scientist admitting natural Covid antibodies transfer during pregnancy through the umbilical cord.

Nick Karl, a scientist at Pfizer said of pregnant women: "it's either you get antibodies naturally or vaccinated you pass it through."

Meanwhile, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky has completely ignored natural immunity and continues to push the Covid vaccine on pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Comment: In all the history of vaccination it has never been a policy to inject pregnant women until now. Why the upending of one of the cornerstones of immunology by the CDC, and against the WHO's recommendation? We are more than nine months in to the vaccine push now. The tragic fallout of the mandated vaccine campaign will be upon us soon.


Workers at Los Alamos nuclear lab in New Mexico sue over vaccine mandate

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Workers at a nuclear laboratory in New Mexico filed a lawsuit Thursday attempting to stop a vaccine mandate from taking effect.

According to The Hill, more than 100 workers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory are alleging that the laboratory's vaccine exemption policy is too strict and that their exemptions were wrongfully denied.

The New Mexico laboratory is best known for creating the atomic bomb and is one of the largest employers within the state.

Comment: See also: Milestone case: Italian court sides with nurse wrongly suspended for refusing COVID-19 jab:
The lawyer encouraged workers in similar situations after resisting pressure to take the vaccine to sue not only for lost wages but also for damages. Sandri described the scare-tactics and threats used by some employers who pressure their workers into getting vaccinated as a form of "bullying."

"The same principle can be applied in many other situations where there is a vaccine mandate," he said.

"Anyone employed at a company who has been unduly pressured to get vaccinated and perhaps suspended for not doing so thus becomes a victim of bullying."

Airplane Paper

Duke of Cambridge's pot-shot at Bezos: Focus on fixing Earth instead of space race

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The Duke of Cambridge has warned that the "world's greatest brains" should focus on repairing the planet rather than "trying to find the next place to go and live".

His comments came hours after Jeff Bezos, the billionaire Amazon tycoon, sent Star Trek's William Shatner into space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket.

Shatner, 90, stepped out of the space capsule in a West Texas desert having become the oldest human to leave Earth's atmosphere, declaring the experience as "extraordinary" and "profound" while adding: "Everybody in the world needs to do this."

Comment: This just comes across as billionaires insulting each other over how they've chosen to waste their money.

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Better Earth

Uzbekistan may rent Russian farmland in deal that could insure supply for years to come

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A wheat field in Samarkand (file photo)
As one of the top wheat importers in the world, Uzbekistan might have found an answer to some of its agricultural shortages by renting farmland in Russia.

Uzbek Agriculture Minister Jamshid Hojaev discussed the topic via videoconference with Deputy Agriculture Minister Sergei Levin in early October, Uzbek and Russian media reported.

Uzbekistan is hoping to rent up to 1 million hectares of land in Russia to grow wheat, soy, and oilseeds there.

Comment: With world shipping in disarray, and with no resolution coming anytime soon, coupled with rising crop failures due to the increasingly erratic and extreme weather, much of the world is looking for ways to supplement the very real and looming food shortages threatening the planet: Below is some insight into just some of the issues farmers are facing:

Also check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Is The Government Hyping Shortages? And is 'Vaccination Shedding' Really a Thing?