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Moderna vaccine causes "severe" side effects in up to 10 people prompting California to call for pause of roll out


California official calls for pause on Moderna vaccine lot after possible allergic reaction
Dr. Erica S. Pan, the California epidemiologist, issued a statement Sunday recommending a pause in the distribution of a specific lot of Moderna vaccine after "fewer than 10 individuals required medical attention over the span of 24 hours."

She said the Moderna Lot 041L20A is in question, but she insisted that she called for the pause "out of an extreme abundance of caution," according to Fox 11.

The report said more than 330,000 doses from the lot already have been distributed throughout the state to 287 providers. Fox 5 San Diego reported that the California Department of Public Health said fewer than 10 people appeared to be experiencing "a possible severe allergic reaction during the standard observation period" following the vaccinations at Petco Park.

Comment: It's highly likely that some of the side effects will only become apparent after the 'standard observation period'.

Comment: The Moderna, Pfizer and BioNTech vaccines may be similar, and that may be why we're seeing similarly severe reactions, including death, wherever these highly experimental vaccines are being rolled out: For critical information on how best to prepare for the roll out, see: COVID Mass Vaccination Experiment: Prepare For The Worst With This Health Protocol


Hypocrisy: When the Left refuses service, they're preventing violence. When the Right denies service, they're bigots

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Jack Phillips owns Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado and was in the middle of a legal battle following a lawsuit from a same-sex couple in 2017.
Leftists love discrimination when it means nuking dissenters out of their businesses and off their platforms — but they'll gladly drag you to court if you politely decline to serve them.

One of the most shocking developments in the days following the latest Capitol riot has been the ease with which left-wing corporations and tech behemoths have been able to deny service to people on the right.

This is surprising not because of some conservative delusion that the increasingly progressive corporate world is friendly to our views. We know better. No, this blatantly belief-based discrimination is astounding because of the holy war that erupts any time a conservative attempts to deny services to another person based on constitutionally protected and deeply-held religious beliefs.

When the left refuses service due to an arbitrary standard or "civic integrity," they're preventing violence. When the right denies service, they're bigots. Consider the degree to which the left has rapidly denied its services to those on the right.

Comment: Silicon Valley giants aren't the same as Christian bakeries


Man arrested for living at Chicago's O'Hare airport for three months without detection

Aditya Singh
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Aditya Singh
A man with a fear of COVID-19 was arrested for living at a secure area of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport for nearly three months, according to a report.

Aditya Singh, of California, was hiding out in the airport from Oct. 19 — when he arrived from Los Angeles — to Saturday, when two airport workers confronted him, the Chicago Tribune reported, citing prosecutors.

Singh was found wearing an airport ID badge that was reported stolen on Oct. 26, the report said.

Comment: Maybe he was afraid to leave the airport because of the Mothman.


Facebook censors Mexican Cardinal for denouncing 'New World Order'

Cardinal Juan Sandoval Íñiguez
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Cardinal Juan Sandoval Íñiguez
Facebook has censored a video of Cardinal Juan Sandoval Íñiguez, archbishop emeritus of Guadalajara, for suggesting that globalist leaders are exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to bring about a new world order.

In place of the cardinal's weekly video, Facebook exhibited a greyed-out screenshot emblazoned with the banner "False information." Underneath, Facebook added, "This publication repeats information about COVID-19 that independent fact checkers deemed false."

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Brick Wall

Italy on brink of 'civil disobedience' as public defies 'absurd' coronavirus rules

Italy's PM Giuseppe Conte
Italy's PM Giuseppe Conte has been facing criticism about the Covid restrictions.
ITALY businesses have begun to act out against the Government's coronavirus regulations with small acts of "civil disobedience".

Italy adopted a three-way system of restrictions shortly before Christmas and has since been changing up measures on a regional basis depending on the latest coronavirus infection rate data. Restaurants and cafes in several regions have been forced to shut down or operate as takeaways only to avoid people assembling in large groups indoors. But several businesses across the country have begun to protest demanding "clearer" and fairer rules from the Government.

Comment: The fear programming isn't working anymore and people have had enough! Hopefully this will catch on in other countries. They can't stop everyone!

See also: "I Am Open": 50,000 Italian restaurant owners plan to ignore lockdown


Big Tech and the Democratic Party are leading America to a fascist future

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Most Americans can probably still remember a time when U.S. companies were in business with one goal in mind - providing a product or service for profit. It was a noble idea, the bedrock of capitalism, in which everyone stood to gain in the process.

Today, the monopolistic powers now enjoyed by a handful of mighty corporations, which are no longer shy about declaring their political bent, have tempted them to wade into the deep end of the political pool with deleterious effects on democracy. Indeed, corporate power wedded to government is nothing less than fascism.

In presenting such a case, it is important to put aside the notion that fascism is a purely right-wing phenomenon, complete with a chauvinistic demagogue haranguing a frenzied crowd. The new dictator on the block is not some fanatical Fuhrer, but rather Silicon Valley, the fountainhead of technological advancement and the formidable fortress of liberal ideology. In other words, fascism is an ideology that moves fluidly along the political spectrum, although some say the ideology grew out of European progressivism.

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Feds walk back DOJ memo saying Capitol rioters sought to "capture and assassinate"

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A U.S. Capitol police officer talks to supporters of US President Donald Trump, including Jacob Chansley, also known as Jake Angeli (R), a QAnon supporter known for his painted face and horned hat, on Jan. 6.
The top federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C., said Friday that there is "no direct evidence of kill and capture teams" among Capitol rioters, walking back claims by federal prosecutors in Arizona, who said in court documents that rioters sought to "capture and assassinate elected officials," per USA Today.

The state of play: The prosecutors in Arizona made the claims in a detention memo late Thursday against Jacob Chansley — the man photographed wearing horns while standing at Vice President Mike Pence's desk in the Senate chambers. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Arizona told Reuters prosecutors plan to file an amended memo later Friday.
  • Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin said Friday that there may have been a "disconnect" between his office, which is leading the prosecution effort, and local offices on the evidence obtained so far in the cases, per Reuters.

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US takes back its assertion that Capitol rioters wanted to 'capture and assassinate' officials
Katelyn Polantz, Updated 0018 GMT (0818 HKT) January 16, 2021

Justice Department prosecutors have formally walked back their assertion in a court filing that said Capitol rioters sought to "capture and assassinate elected officials."

A federal prosecutor in Arizona asked a magistrate judge in a hearing on Friday to strike the line in a recent court filing about defendant Jacob Anthony Chansley, a man who is alleged to have led some in the crowd in the first wave into the Capitol with a bullhorn while carrying a spear and wearing a fur headdress.

The entire line the prosecutors want to omit from their court filing is: "Strong evidence, including Chansley's own words and actions at the Capitol, supports that the intent of the Capitol rioters was to capture and assassinate elected officials in the United States Government."

The stunning move comes a few hours after the Michael Sherwin, the acting US attorney in Washington, DC, said at a press conference there was "no direct evidence of kill and capture teams" at this time in the siege of the Capitol building.

In court, Todd Allison, a line prosecutor for the Justice Department in Arizona, said DOJ may want to argue that type of assertion if Chansley goes to trial, but cannot say that at the moment.

"We do not want to mislead the court by discussing the strength of any specific evidence" related to his intent, Allison said.

Chansley will remain in jail as he awaits trial, a judge decided on Friday, after the Justice Department portrayed him as a particularly belligerent leader among the rioters. Chansley's case eventually will move to the federal court in DC.

The line was a chilling description yet of rioters who seized the Capitol last week, writing in a court filing that the intention was "to capture and assassinate elected officials."

Justice Department lawyers have begun describing in more alarming terms what transpired.

In a separate case, prosecutors in Texas court alleged that a retired Air Force reservist who carried plastic zip tie-like restraints on the Senate floor may have intended to restrain lawmakers.

Chansley's attorney said he is not violent.

"He loved Trump, every word. He listened to him. He felt like he was answering the call of our president," Chansley's attorney Al Watkins, appearing on CNN Thursday night, said. "My client wasn't violent. He didn't cross over any police lines. He didn't assault anyone." Watkins said Chansley also hopes for a presidential pardon.

Prosecutors describe those who took over the Capitol as "insurrectionists" and offer new details about Chansley's role in the violent siege last week, including that after standing at the dais where Vice President Mike Pence had stood that morning, Chansley wrote a note saying "it's only a matter of time, justice is coming."

Chansley later told the FBI he did not mean the note as a threat but said the Vice President was a "child-trafficking traitor" and went on a long diatribe about Pence, Biden and other politicians as traitors.

Before he was arrested, Chansley told the FBI he wanted to return to Washington for the inauguration to protest.

Prosecutors accuse Chansley of being a flight risk who can quickly raise money through non-traditional means as "one of the leaders and mascots of QAnon, a group commonly referred to as a cult (which preaches debunked and fictitious anti-government conspiracy theory)."

They also said Chansley suffers from mental illness and is a regular drug user, according to prosecutors' detention memo.


Reporter who tried to cancel NFL coaching candidate for anti-gay remark in college is outed for his own racist, homophobic tweets

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A reporter who delved deep into the past of Detroit Lions head coach candidate Dan Campbell to find an anti-gay comment made in college has been outed on Twitter for more recent remarks of his own that were homophobic and racist.

A Detroit Free-Press article on Friday detailed how Campbell, speaking at a pep rally in 1998 before his Texas A&M University team took on arch-rival the University of Texas, said he was proud to attend a school where "men like women and women like men." He later issued an apology, which was published in a local newspaper.

The resurfacing of an old controversy came at an inopportune time for Campbell, who, according to reporter Marlowe Alter, was the leading candidate to fill the Lions' vacant head coaching position. But it quickly came to light that Alter himself has a far more extensive and recent history of bigoted commentary.

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Negative Covid-19 test to become MANDATORY for Slovakians to go to work, visit countryside

Nurses prepare vaccines
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Nurses prepare the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines at the University Hospital, in Nitra, Slovakia January 11, 2021.
Slovakians will not be allowed to go to work or make a trip to the countryside unless they have recently tested negative for Covid-19. The rule comes into effect next week, with Bratislava hoping to ramp up testing by then.

The plan is broken down into two phases. The first, which begins on Monday and will last for a week, will see Slovakians flocking to Covid-19 testing locations, including regular and mobile testing sites, to take either an antigen or a PCR test.

From next Wednesday, January 27, Slovakians who have failed to obtain test results proving they are not infected will be effectively confined to their homes. Such routine things as traveling to the workplace, walking to the post office, or countryside trips (for those aged 15-65 years) will be off limits. Visits to the doctor and shopping for groceries are among the few exceptions from the regulations.

If the newly introduced rules are not tricky enough, those who live in one of the 37 districts with a higher rate of infections will have to go through a second round of testing. They will be exempted from the de facto curfew, to last from February 3 to February 7, only if they test negative twice. Those who live in the remaining 36 districts won't have to repeate the procedure.

Light Saber

Parler CEO 'confident' platform will return by month's end after weekend of positive developments

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Parler chief executive officer John Matze is "confident" that his social media platform will be back online in the near future after his team was able to launch a static website and recover the company’s data over the weekend.
Parler chief executive officer John Matze is "confident" that his social media platform will be back online in the near future after his team was able to launch a static website and recover the company's data over the weekend in a series of positive developments.

"I'm confident that by the end of the month, we'll be back up," Matze told Fox News during a telephone interview on Sunday night.

Parler chief executive officer John Matze is "confident" that his social media platform will be back online in the near future after his team was able to launch a static website and recover the company's data over the weekend.

Parler registered its domain with host sharing website Epik last week, following Amazon Web Services' decision to shut Parler down for failure to moderate "egregious content" related to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. The move was a tiny-yet-important step that helped Matze realize his aggressive timeframe for Parler's eventual return is realistic.

"Every day it changes wildly, but I feel confident now," Matze said. "We're making significant progress. When you go into Parler.com it doesn't go into the void now, it hits a server, and it returns just one piece of information"

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