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Cuomo says to get vaxxed so you don't kill Granny, ironic coming from him!

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Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo
Now he cares about the elderly catching COVID-19.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo — whose administration infamously ordered the state's nursing homes to accept coronavirus-stricken patients at the height of the pandemic last year — tried to guilt young people Monday into getting vaccinated by warning they could kill their grandparents if they don't. The governor said at a press briefing, referring to young people:
"There is an attitude that they'll be fine, why should they take the vaccine? My argument is, yeah, maybe you'll be fine, and by the way, you don't know that either. Maybe you will get a long-haul syndrome that we're not really be sure what it is yet but a lingering consequence of COVID. Or maybe you'll go home and kiss your grandmother and wind up killing your grandmother. So show some civic responsibility."
His comments come just over a year after the state Health Department's controversial edict that sent nursing home residents who tested positive for the virus back to the facilities — even though the elderly are among the most vulnerable to COVID-19.


"We were never terrorists': Proud Boys Canada dissolves itself, denies white supremacy beliefs

Proud Boys
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Proud Boys at MAGA rally in Tampa, Florida • October 9, 2020
Targeting the Canadian chapter of the Proud Boys with anti-terror legislation has led to the group's apparent demise, but a leading expert says it might have little effect on the broader far-right movement.

The development could simply harden the resolve of former members, prompt them to join other groups or spawn an increase in individual online activity, said Barbara Perry, director of the Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism at Ontario Tech University.

Proud Boys Canada announced Sunday it was dissolving after the Liberal government listed it as a terrorist organization following the January assault on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Being on the list means the group's assets and property are effectively frozen and subject to seizure or forfeiture.


23 dead, 79 injured in Mexico City metro collapse

Rescuers work at a site where an overpass
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Rescuers work at a site where an overpass for a metro train partially collapsed, in Mexico City, Mexico, May 3, 2021.
Twenty three people including minors died and around 79 were injured after a portion of an overpass carrying a metro train collapsed on a busy road in a southern suburb of Mexico City on Monday night.

The number of fatalities in the rail overpass disaster has climbed to 23, Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said, adding that some minors were among those killed. The city's civil protection agency reported that around 79 were injured.

A short CCTV video published by Milenio TV channel shows a section of an overpass suddenly collapsing on a road packed with vehicles.

Russian Flag

Culture shift: Social media backlash sees bust of Stalin taken down FOUR DAYS after being erected in southern Russia

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"In Russia, residents demolished a bust of Stalin donated to the Communist Party of the Russian Federation: "We were disgraced to the whole world.""
A bust honoring Soviet leader Joseph Stalin was taken down a few days after its instalment in a southern Russian city sparked backlash on social media. Local communists vowed to bring it back as soon as possible.

The golden-colored bust was erected on April 29 in Dagestanskiye Ogni, a city of 30,000 in the multiethnic Dagestan region in Russia's northern Caucasus. The small monument stood near a bus stop on a rural street that bears Stalin's name.

The memorial to the controversial Soviet leader was erected at the behest of the local chapter of Russia's Communist Party. Party official Ruslan Lugovoy told local media the bust was going to be officially unveiled on May 8, a day before Russia celebrates its victory over Nazi Germany and her allies during WWII. Stalin had led the Soviet war effort as commander-in-chief.


Heart - Black

Court rules worker virtually 'enslaved' by manager of SC restaurant awarded $546,000 for wages, overtime and delays

Bobby Paul Edwards; John Christopher Smith cafateria slave south carolina

Bobby Paul Edwards (L), John Christopher Smith (R)
A former Conway restaurant manager serving a 10-year prison sentence for forcing a man with intellectual disabilities to work more than 100 hours a week without pay owes the former employee double the amount in restitution — $546,000, a court ruled.

Bobby Paul Edwards was ordered to pay John Christopher Smith $273,000 in back pay as part of the sentencing in pleading guilty to a forced labor charge in 2019.

But the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this month that Smith should get the extra money because of federal labor rules that entitle him to double the pay and overtime he was owed. The final decision about how much to pay Smith was sent back to the district court.


CNN makes ludicrous case for trusting 'anonymous source' echo chamber despite eating crow on Giuliani reporting: 'Unfortunate human error'

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BLM protesters stand in front of a vandalized CNN logo in Atlanta, Georgia, US, May 29, 2020
CNN took a holier-than-thou approach to explaining away mainstream media's penchant for telling anonymously sourced stories that later prove to be false, saying that unlike "MAGA media," it tries to get the news right.

"There are safeguards in place," CNN media reporter Oliver Darcy told Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter on Sunday. "Unfortunately, human error is still at play, and news organizations sometimes do get burned like this."

Comment: OAN reporter Jack Posobic nails it:


Common sense: Florida gov. DeSantis eliminates remaining local emergency COVID-19 restrictions

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in Tallahassee
Florida governor Ron DeSantis signed an executive order Monday eliminating all remaining local COVID-19 emergency mandates.

He also signed legislation effective July 1 that allows the governor the authority to invalidate local emergency restrictions if they infringe upon individual liberties, bars state or local governments from temporarily closing businesses or suspending in-person school instruction, and increases the state's resources for future public-health emergency planning.

"What I'm going to do is sign the bill; it's effective July 1," DeSantis said. "I will also sign an executive order pursuant to that bill invalidating all remaining local emergency COVID orders effective on July 1. But then to bridge the gap between then and now, I am going to suspend, under my executive power, the local emergency orders as it relates to COVID. I think that's the evidence-based thing to do."

Comment: Florida's covid death numbers dropped on at a continuous rate, even as 'cases' went up as the state rescinded its lockdown. DeSantis put his faith in the human immune system to handle what is basically a nasty flu virus, and it has paid off.


If you think Covid decimated society, imagine what a worse (or real) pandemic would do

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Regardless of your thoughts on the Covid-19 pandemic, it's pretty difficult to argue with the fact that the very fabric of our society has changed over the past year. So many things that were perfectly normal in 2019, like going to the movies and grabbing some popcorn and a Coke, traveling, or meeting friends for lunch at a restaurant are now either different, difficult, or even impossible.

Add to this the economic crisis that began when our country shut down for "two weeks" just over a year ago.

Covid destroyed entire economies

Businesses have closed, never to reopen. Jobs have been lost, never to return. Once in a lifetime events like births, graduations, and sadly, even deaths, occurred in isolation. Personal finances have been destroyed and many people may never recover their former prosperity.

And this all happened for a pandemic that, while a truly miserable illness, was not overly fatal if you look at the percentages.

So what would happen if a worse pandemic occurred? The Black Death? Ebola? Something nasty we haven't even heard of yet?

Comment: Indeed, all indications support the probability that the new vaccines will not only lower immunity to various virus's - but also help incubate new and far more dangerous ones: But we can be proactive about not only vaccines but pandemics and plague-like diseases:


Red states are fighting back against 'The Reset' - What does this mean for the future?

David and Goliath
The past year I have been writing extensively about what I call the "great conservative migration"; a shift in US demographics not seen since the Great Depression. Approximately 8.9 million Americans have relocated since the beginning of the covid lockdowns according to the US Postal service, and a large portion of these people are leaving left-leaning blue states for conservative red states in the west and the south. States like California, Illinois, New York and New Jersey were at the top of the list of states people wanted to escape.

The response from leftist states has been amusing. California, for instance, has tried to obscure the data on population loss and has dismissed the existence of the migration. They claim that the state population is actually rising, but fail to mention that most of California's population "gains" have been from babies born along with an increase in illegal immigration. This has not offset the 267,000 individuals and families that left the state in the last three months 2020 alone. That's an entire city of people, gone in 90 days.

And where are these people going? Places like Idaho, Texas, Tennessee, Florida, etc. ALL red states that are fighting back against draconian covid mandates and other unconstitutional measures. The only outlier seems to be Oregon, which also has seen a population spike, and this indeed appears to be a migration of Californians to the north.

Red Flag

Pfizer caught engaging in illegal marketing practices & assessed billions in criminal convictions


The Facts:

A paper published in 2010 by Robert G. Evans, PhD, Emeritus Professor, Vancouver School of Economics, UBC titled Tough on Crime? Pfizer and the CIHnoutlines the immoral, unethical and criminal activities of Pfizer up until 2010.

Reflect On:

Is it hard to see why many doctors, scientists and citizens are hesitant to use products from this company? Is it hard to see why so many have lost their trust in these companies and government when it comes to doing what's best for our health?

What Happened:
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, recently known for their development of a COVID-19 vaccine, has been caught multiple times engaging in unethical and immoral behaviour. This is no secret, yet over the years this fact continues to be brushed under the rug and remain mostly unacknowledged by mainstream media. Since mainstream media has such a large influence over the perception of the masses, it's no wonder why so many people respond to the word "big pharma" with "conspiracy theory." If one takes a closer look it's not hard to see why there is actually great cause for concern.

Comment: "Cradle to Grave" vaccine schedule developed by Pfizer
It's no secret that vaccines are virtually unparalleled moneymakers for the pharmaceutical industry, and one of the biggest players, Pfizer, has reportedly set its sights on a "significant expansion" of its vaccine repertoire.

As reported by the New York Times, the company is taking steps to promote vaccines to be used "from cradle to grave, from shots for pregnant women to protect their babies from the moment of birth to vaccines for senior citizens with waning immune systems."

Few people know Pfizer is a business entity that actually merged with the former pharmaceutical division of Monsanto.