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Media Matters' electioneering against Larry Elder broke IRS rules, complaint says

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Candidate for California Governor Larry Elder
The Iowa-based conservative watchdog group Patriots Foundation filed a new complaint with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Monday against Media Matters for America (MMFA) arguing the tax-exempt group has violated its agency agreement with illegal electioneering.

Founded in 2004, the leftist non-profit was given 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status under IRS code which prohibits explicit campaign activity on behalf of any candidate or candidate's party. In a supplemental complaint added to an existing referral over last year's election, however, the Patriots Foundation argues the group's interference in the California recall race violates IRS terms for tax exemption.
"MMFA has, from inception, operated as a thinly veiled partisan political organization supporting Democratic candidates for office and engaging in other improper activities,"
The group outlined four parameters groups must follow in order to maintain their 501(c)(3) status with the IRS. They include:
Avoidance of unnecessary references to any election; Avoidance of unnecessary references to individuals' candidacies; Objective, factual analysis of candidates when they are referenced; and Avoidance of candidate characterizations which may endorse or oppose them in the race.

Comment: It seems, more and more the gloves are off, rules are ignored, protocol be damned - and those who infract just don't give a flippin' hoot. Elder, articulate and noteworthy, is the latest victim of corrupt political journalism.


Calendar

Army sets deadline for troops to receive COVID-19 vaccine

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US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin gives a news briefing at the Pentagon
The Army rolled out its mandatory COVID-19 vaccine deadline and refusal procedures Tuesday, giving active-duty soldiers three months to get vaccinated or face discharge.

According to a statement from the Pentagon, all active-duty soldiers have until Dec. 15th to get fully vaccinated, while reservists and National Guard members have until June 2022.

Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. R. Scott Dingle said in the release:
"This is quite literally a matter of life and death for our Soldiers, their families and the communities in which we live. Case counts and deaths continue to be concerning as the Delta variant spreads, which makes protecting the force through mandatory vaccination a health and readiness priority for the total Army."
The military's largest branch issued its mandate after the other services announced similar timelines.

The new guidance follows Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's order that all uniformed service members are required to get vaccinated. Austin issued his directive in late August following the Food and Drug Administration's full approval of Pfizer-BioNTech's version of the shot.

Target

US lawmakers offer last-ditch effort to reverse Biden's waiver of Nord Stream 2 sanctions

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A group of bipartisan lawmakers is seeking to undo U.S. President Joe Biden's decision to waive sanctions on the Russian-owned operator of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in a last-ditch effort to stop it from pumping gas to Europe.

An amendment introduced on September 14 by Representatives Michael McCaul (Republican-Texas), Marcy Kaptur (Democrat-Ohio), and about eight other lawmakers orders the president to impose sanctions on any entity responsible for the planning, construction, or operation of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. It also authorizes new mandatory sanctions to foreign entities and individuals responsible for the planning, construction, and operation of Nord Stream 2.

Completed just last week after Biden waived mandatory congressional sanctions in May, the Baltic Sea pipeline will bring Russian gas directly to Germany, bypassing land routes through Ukraine, Belarus, and other countries. However, it must first receive certification, a process that can take several months, holding out hope for some lawmakers that it can be stopped.

Critics say Nord Stream 2 is designed to deprive Ukraine of lucrative transit fees and will further strengthen Russia's influence over Europe's energy industry.

Arrow Up

NY state judge blocks imposing vax mandate on religious workers in NY hospitals, nursing homes

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A federal judge temporarily blocked New York from imposing a COVID-19 vaccine requirement on health care workers.
A federal judge temporarily blocked New York from imposing a COVID-19 vaccine requirement on health care workers. Robert Miller More On: COVID vaccine

A federal judge on Tuesday granted workers in New York's hospitals and nursing homes a reprieve from mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations based on their "sincere religious beliefs."

The temporary restraining order issued by Utica federal Judge David Hurd came in response to a religious-freedom suit filed Monday by 17 healthcare workers, almost all of them Catholic, who said they opposed the available vaccines because they "employ aborted fetus cell lines in their testing, development, or production."

Comment: Kudos to the judge for stemming the tide against an individual's right to self-determination.


Snakes in Suits

"Frightening" shortfall of 50,000 doctors for UK's NHS this winter, healthcare staff 'quit over the summer' - BMA

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With flu season on the horizon and a backlog of cases because of the Covid pandemic, there are concerns over whether the health service will cope. Photograph:
Number of medics in England fell further behind comparable EU countries over summer, as more consider quitting due to burnout

The NHS may be unable to cope this winter because of a "frightening" shortfall of more than 50,000 doctors, the head of the British Medical Association has warned.

The number of medics in England has fallen further behind comparable European countries over the summer, ahead of what is predicted to be one of the worst winters in the 73-year history of the health service, Dr Chaand Nagpaul said.


Comment: Indeed, with 'naive' and compromised immune systems, a backlog of critical care, in addition to mounting injection injury, this winter could prove to be many, many times worse: Lockdowns blocked flu spread, what happens when it returns?


Comment: It has been revealed numerous times that the intentions of the establishment is to privatise the NHS, and, whilst the mismanagement and underfunding has been going on for at least a decade, this manufactured crisis has provided the perfect cover for these plans:


Eye 2

Candace Owens says COVID-19 testing lab denied her service

Candace Owens
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Candace Owens is photographed on the set of her show, “Candace,” in Nashville, Tennessee.
Conservative analyst and author Candace Owens said in a tweet Wednesday that a COVID-19 testing lab refused her request for a test, citing her "spreading misinformation" about the pandemic.
"I just received an e-mail from a Covid testing facility that they are REFUSING to administer a test to me because they don't like my politics. INSANE," Owens wrote on Twitter.

Comment: She is attacked because she used her head to think, look at facts, make her own decisions and didn't comply with an official lie. Attacks on her are harsher because she is a public person and her voice can influence the decision of many more people.

Owens is right when she says: "when the "health employees" begin choosing who is allowed to determine if they have covid — we are no longer in a public health crisis".

It is a global tyranny and fascism disguised as public health care, over a virus that is no more dangerous than the regular flu.

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Attention

Facebook post from TV station accidentally reveals more people are dying from the vaccine than the media is reporting

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A local ABC news station accidentally opened up Pandora's Box with a recent and now viral Facebook post. Currently boasting 64k+ shares, the post asked for stories about people that lost a loved one because they *weren't* vaccinated....what ended up happening was a massive deluge of comments from people that had lost loved ones right after the vaccine instead.

The number of actual deaths and side effects from the vaccine is something many suspect the media, Big Pharma, this illegitimate administration, and the CDC are personally covering up.

Apparently the CDC doesn't consider anyone that dies within 2 weeks of the vaccine as an actual "vaccination death" and of this post is as telling as it seems to be.....a LOT more people are dying from this vaccine than anything else.

Igloo

'Precarious': Energy prices in Europe hit records as wind stops blowing amidst already soaring costs

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Natural gas and electricity markets were already surging in Europe when a fresh catalyst emerged: The wind in the stormy North Sea stopped blowing.

The sudden slowdown in wind-driven electricity production off the coast of the U.K. in recent weeks whipsawed through regional energy markets. Gas and coal-fired electricity plants were called in to make up the shortfall from wind.

Natural-gas prices, already boosted by the pandemic recovery and a lack of fuel in storage caverns and tanks, hit all-time highs. Thermal coal, long shunned for its carbon emissions, has emerged from a long price slump as utilities are forced to turn on backup power sources.

Comment: UK citizens will envy Germany and its access to cheap and reliable Russian gas via the now-complete Nord Stream 2 pipeline; more so when a cold snap occurs - as is occuring an increasing frequency as our planet enters a period of cooling - and people are forced to choose between 'heating or eating':


Light Saber

'Saturday Night Live' Alum Jim Breuer cancels performances over covid-19 vaccine mandates: 'I'm not going to be enslaved to the system'

Jim Breuer
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Comedian and former Saturday Night Live star Jim Breuer has cancelled two upcoming performances after the venues demanded that all ticketholders show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.

Jim Breuer announced on Facebook Live that he is withdrawing from stand-up engagements at the Wellmont Theater in New Jersey and the Royal Oak Music Theater in Michigan. "I'm not apologizing," he said. "I will not do a show where they force you to come out and laugh and the only way you can do that is that you need to get a shot? No!"

Breuer also called out virtue-signaling Hollywood stars.

"You may be a big celebrity," he said. "But you know what? That doesn't mean you're moral. It doesn't mean you're smart. It doesn't mean you're a good person. All that means is you're a slave to this [money]. You're a slave to vanity. You're a slave to the dictatorship to keep you on top of the mountain."

Syringe

Israeli anti-vaxx leader dies of COVID-19, claiming he had been poisoned by police

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Vials with Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine labels are seen in this illustration picture taken March 19, 2021.
Hai Shaulian, a well-known Israeli activist against coronavirus vaccines, died on Monday morning at Wolfson Medical Center in Holon due to the coronavirus. Shaulian called on his followers on social media not to get vaccinated against the virus under the headline: "There is no epidemic - the vaccine is unnecessary and dangerous."

Shaulian uploaded a video to social media from the time he was hospitalized. He said that "I am connected to an oxygen machine without which I suffocate. If I remove it and walk three meters - I faint. I cough hard and feel a lot of suffocation."

Later in the video, Shaulian complained about the treatment he received at the police station where he was arrested, saying that the policemen put their legs on his neck, and even claimed that "the Jerusalem police tried to poison me. I have never felt this way in my life. All week I struggled as if nothing had happened, but today I could no longer breathe and went to the HMO and from there I was evacuated to Wolfson Medical Center. If something happens to me - know that it's an assassination attempt."

Comment: It would be interesting to get more information about Shaulian's health before coming down with the disease (assuming he wasn't actually taken out). Coronavirus can certainly kill, but rarely if ever without some kind of underlying condition.

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