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CDC issues new guidelines, launches probe after 1000s negatively-affected following COVID-19 vaccination

Thousands of people have been unable to work or perform daily activities, or required care from a healthcare professional, after getting the new COVID-19 vaccine, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

As of Dec. 18, 3,150 people reported what the agency terms "Health Impact Events" after getting vaccinated.

The definition of the term is: "unable to perform normal daily activities, unable to work, required care from doctor or health care professional."

As The Epoch Times' Zachary Stieber reports, the people reporting the negative effects reported them through V-safe, a smartphone application. The tool uses text messages and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins and allows users to quickly tell the CDC if they are experiencing side effects.

The CDC and Pfizer, which produces the vaccine with BioNTech, didn't respond to request for comments.

Comment: What should one expect from a super-rushed vaccine - that isn't even really a vaccine - but designed to ameliorate symptoms and not prevent the virus?!

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"Lockdown kills": LBC radio host argues 'public is being scared into backing another lockdown'

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FILE PHOTO: Protesters take part in a march against coronavirus lockdown restrictions, in London, Britain.
LBC radio host and anti-extremism activist Maajid Nawaz has urged Brits not to be "scared" into supporting another coronavirus lockdown, arguing they do more harm than good - and then received widespread praise online.

On his LBC show on Monday, Nawaz - better known in the UK as an anti-Islamism activist and counter-extremism adviser - declared:

"Lockdown kills. It's as simple as that."

Questioning why the UK government has refused to release data on how many lives lockdowns are responsible for taking versus how many they save, Nawaz complained that it's a "simple question that should be quite easy to respond to."

Comment: See also: Estimating the True Magnitude of the Pandemic and Lockdown Deaths


Rare Russia-US collaboration cracks drug smuggling network

Russia Federal Security

The headquarters of Russia's Federal Security Service (file photo)
Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) says it has cut off an international drug-smuggling network through a collaboration with the United States, culminating in the seizure of about 1 billion rubles ($13.6 million) worth of cocaine.

The FSB said in a statement on its website on December 29 that the drug network stretched from South America to Russia, before the drugs were trafficked around Europe.

Video released by the FSB to Russian media showed plainclothes agents dragging suspects from cars as well as boxes of confiscated cash and drugs.


Are micro-aggressions really a human rights violation?

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The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has addressed a letter to the principals and presidents of universities and colleges across the province after reports of racism and other human rights violations. Service providers in Ontario have obligations to their patrons under the Ontario Human Rights Code, and the Chief Commissioner of the OHRC is concerned that these obligations are not being met on campus.

The Commissioner points to several trends, procured from media reports, which point to the need for "more respectful, equitable, and inclusive" learning environments. The examples which are given include threats of violence, "Zoom-bombing" online meetings hosted by racialized students, the posting of racist images and comments in chat rooms, gratuitous use of the "N-word", and faculty microaggressions towards students.

Many of these problems appear to be stimulated not by a toxic academic environment but rather by a toxic online environment. It is effortless to conceal one's online identity, and anonymity gives bullies the courage to do and say what they like without fear of reprisal. If there have indeed been threats of violence on campus, racially motivated or otherwise, universities and colleges should condemn those actions and work with the police to ensure perpetrators are punished accordingly. Universities and colleges are not, however, in a position to regulate the internet. "Zoom-bombings" occur because faulty security mechanisms are easily bypassed by internet trolls. Again, online anonymity allows pathetic bullies to disrupt virtual meetings which their cowardice would not allow for in person.


Saudi women's rights activist sentenced to nearly 6 years

Loujain al-Hathloul
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In this Nov. 30, 2014 image made from video released by Loujain al-Hathloul, al-Hathloul drives towards the United Arab Emirates - Saudi Arabia border before her arrest on Dec. 1 in Saudi Arabia.
One of Saudi Arabia's most prominent women's rights activists was sentenced Monday to nearly six years in prison, according to state-linked media, under a vague and broadly worded counterterrorism law. The ruling nearly brings to a close a case that has drawn international criticism and the ire of U.S. lawmakers.

Loujain al-Hathloul has already been in pre-trial detention and has endured several stretches of solitary confinement. Her continued imprisonment was likely to be a point of contention in relations between the kingdom and the incoming presidency of Joe Biden, whose inauguration takes place in January — around two months before what is now expected to be al-Hathloul's release date.

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Light Saber

Oregon Governor 'threatens to seize woman's kids' for keeping salon open during lockdown; salon owner suing

Lindsey Graham and family
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An Oregon woman and her salon corporation have filed a lawsuit seeking $100,000 in damages against Gov. Kate Brown and various other state officials for the governor's decision to sic social services on her and allegedly threaten to remove her children from home because she kept her business open during the coronavirus-pandemic lockdown.

The case brought in Circuit Court in Marion County by Lindsey Graham and her Glamour! company explains that the government "imposed heavy burdens on certain sectors of the economy, while other sectors of the economy - especially those that receive a paycheck from the government - have been let largely economically unaffected."

The burdens were the officials' reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To that end, the case claims, "In Oregon, the government forced small businesses [to] shut their doors and 'ride out' the [coronavirus] pandemic. The government imposed irrational and random restrictions on which businesses could remain open and which businesses had to close."


Pennsylvania's certified election result for presidential race is WAY off: The error is twice the size of the difference between Trump and Biden

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After nearly two months, the state of Pennsylvania is found to have certified votes that are in error. What a mess. Republican State Representative Russ Diamond uncovered and reported today that the results for President are way off in Pennsylvania. More ballots were cast than people voted by more than 200,000 votes. This is more than twice the difference between President Trump and Joe Biden.
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Laptop repair store owner who discovered Hunter Biden's emails sues Twitter for defamation

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Repair shop owner John Paul Mac Isaac • Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey
The computer repair shop owner who was paid to repair Hunter Biden's laptop and was the source for The New York Post story about Biden's emails, has filed a lawsuit against the social media platform for defamation, claiming it falsely labelled him as a hacker.

John Paul Mac Isaac was the owner of The Mac Shop, a Delaware computer repair business that was paid to repair the Biden laptop. He is seeking $500 million in damages and a public retraction from Twitter, after the Tech giant made the decision to "...communicate to the world that [Isaac] is a hacker."

In the suit, which was filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Isaac says he was forced to close his shop after Twitter blocked The New York Post's Hunter Biden reports in October, weeks before Election Day.

According to the suit, Isaac claims that his business began to receive threats and negative reviews after Twitter decided to censor the article and moderate posts of those that had shared the content. Isaac claims he is "...now widely considered a hacker" because of Twitter. The lawsuit claims that the "...plaintiff is not a hacker and the information obtained from the computer does not [constitute] hacked materials because Plaintiff lawfully gained access to the computer."

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Snow Globe

Save us, Big Brother! Ever-shifting Covid-19 guidance is designed to make you beg for dictatorship

Protesters COVID lockdowns
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While much of the US is succumbing to pandemic fatigue, caring less than ever about the latest scary numbers, a small but influential faction is demanding dictatorship for everyone to ensure compliance with "the rules."

"All I want for Christmas are Covid-19 mandates," Washington Post columnist Kate Cohen wrote as the holiday loomed on the horizon last week. Seemingly terrified that Americans' festive habits might overtake their pandemic-inculcated learned helplessness for a few days and unwilling to "allow" people to celebrate in peace, Cohen spoke for the burgeoning Snitch Nation, begging for more rules to follow — and an iron fist to enforce them on the disobedient.

Lamenting that Americans "have been left to regulate ourselves," Cohen whines "why don't we just follow the rules?" Even as she admits those rules have been changing rapidly and illogically for months, she demands more of them, embodying the threadbare old joke about how "the food was terrible - and such small portions!"

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72% of Republicans see Trump as a model for party's future

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US President Donald Trump
When the Republican Party reorganizes itself next year, GOP voters strongly believe President Trump should remain the role model, but most think the party should look for a new face to be its next presidential candidate.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 72% of Likely Republican Voters think their party should be more like Trump than like the average GOP member of Congress. Twenty-four percent (24%) see the average Republican in Congress as a better model. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Most Republicans have consistently identified more with Trump than the average GOP member of Congress in surveys for the last several years.