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Major health groups call for COVID-19 vaccine mandates for 17M health care workers

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A staff member at St. Barnabas Hospital, New York, NY.
Health care professionals from over 50 organizations representing millions of workers called for mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations among all health care and long-term care employees Monday as infections climb nationwide due to the highly transmissible delta variant.

Unvaccinated health care workers put vulnerable patients at risk of infection, like unvaccinated kids, older adults and those with weakened immune systems, the joint statement reads, citing already required vaccinations for the flu, hepatitis B and pertussis.


Unvaccinated students will not be able to attend lectures under government plans

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New rules for students
"Like something out of Huxley's Brave New World where people with vaccine passports will be engineered into social hierarchies"

The UK Government is considering banning students who have not been fully vaccinated with two shots from attending lectures in person, effectively denying them their education for not taking the vaccine, according to reports.

The London Times reports that Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is reportedly "raging" at the fact that young people are not taking the vaccine en mass, is preparing to force students to get the shots in return for unfettered access to their lectures.

Students would also face compulsory vaccinations if they want to live in halls of residence, according to the report.

The Times report states that the Department for Education doesn't believe the plans are legal, however, because universities are independent of the government and offers they have made to students to study are legally binding.

Comment: The net is tightening its stranglehold on humanity to degrees no one would have thought possible except its creators.

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Israel bans entry of fuel for Gaza power plant

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The Karm Abu Salem (Kerem Shalom) crossing, which is the economic lifeline of Gaza, has now been closed for 33 days.
Israel on Sunday prevented the entry of fuel trucks allocated for Gaza's sole power plant via the Kerem Shalom crossing, the territory's main commercial trade route, Anadolu Agency reported quoting a Palestinian official.

"The [Israeli] occupation authorities barred the entry of 25 trucks loaded with fuel for the Gaza power plant," Rami Abu Elreish of Gaza's Ministry of Economy told Anadolu Agency.

He said Israeli authorities did not clarify the reason behind the move.

There was no comment from the Israeli authorities on the report.

Last month, Israel allowed the entry of fuel for Gaza's power plant after a suspension of 49 days following the 11-day military offensive on the Palestinian territory in May, in which 260 Palestinians were killed and thousands injured. Thirteen Israelis were also killed by Palestinian rocket fire from Gaza.
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Gaza Power Plant


Orwell would weep: Brits' desire to ban 'offensive' books shows they haven't learned the horrifying lessons of the past

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A shocking report reveals that 40% of British adults would support the state banning books deemed to contain sexist, homophobic, or racist content. This paints a worrying picture for the future of free speech in the UK.

According to research conducted by public opinion firm Redfield & Wilton Strategies, a plurality of adults in the UK would like to see the government censor books that are judged to contain content of a sexist, homophobic, or racist nature. The basis of this valuable piece of research, which has been largely ignored by the UK media, was the polling of 1,500 adults of all ages.

Unsurprisingly, young people are the most eager supporters of more censorship, while the older generations are more likely to be opposed. The report shows that 53% of 18 to 24-year-olds would support the government's banning of certain books, but this is down to 31% for 55 to 64-year-olds, with 28% of that category being "strongly opposed" to more censorship. Proof, I would argue, that wisdom does indeed come with age.

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Small victory: Canada's Pearson Airport reverses decision to separate arrivals by vaccination status

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Toronto's Pearson airport has scrapped having two customs lines based on vaccination status, at least for now.
Toronto Pearson Airport has reversed a decision made last week to separate arriving international passengers based on vaccination status.

On Saturday, Senior Advisor of Communications at Toronto Pearson Beverly MacDonald told CTV News Toronto that the airport was separating arrivals into vaccinated and unvaccinated queues prior to going through customs.

The airport said the decision was made to help streamline border clearance, as there are different entry requirements for vaccinated and non- or partially-vaccinated travellers.


PayPal will share info with ADL to 'research' funding to 'extremist' groups

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PayPal Holdings Inc is partnering with non-profit organisation the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to investigate how extremist and hate movements in the United States take advantage of financial platforms to fund their criminal activities.

The initiative will be led through ADL's Center on Extremism, and will focus on uncovering and disrupting the financial flows supporting white supremacist and anti-government organizations.

It will also look at networks spreading and profiting from antisemitism, Islamophobia, racism, anti-immigrant, anti-Black, anti-Hispanic and anti-Asian bigotry.

Comment: No surprise here. Paypal has long used its platform as a choke-point to weaken individuals and views it doesn't agree with.

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UK house prices now 30% higher than pre-2008 crisis peak

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The number of homes being put on the market for sale has dropped by 25% in the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2020.
UK house prices hit a new high in June and are 30% higher than the peak they reached before the 2008 financial crisis, according to the latest snapshot of the market.

The property website Zoopla said the average price of a home was £230,700 - as much as 5.4% higher than the same month a year ago.

It said the sharp increase had come as the number of homes being put on the market for sale had dropped by 25% in the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2020.

Comment: In the US some of this is being driven by financial institutions buying up houses as a store of investment and also the apparent intention of turning America into a country of renters; aka "you'll own nothing and you'll be happy": US investment giants buying up neighborhoods, MSM telling us we should rent - this 'new normal' spells the death of the American Dream

Comment: It's possibly a sign that people are aware, if even subconsciously, that we live in extremely volatile times and they realise that owning a family home is the safest and most practical investment; even if it means paying above the asking price. That said, well over a decade of government mismanagement and corruption, along with multiple property owning landlords, has led to a lack of homes available and has encouraged yet another bubble that has the potential to burst:


France warned the US about the Wuhan lab in 2015

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Between 2009 and 2019 USAID provided a total of $1.1 million to a group that subcontracted with Wuhan.

In 2015, French intelligence officials warned the United States that China had cut back on agreed collaboration when building and operating the Wuhan Institute of Virology with the French.

By 2017 the French were "were kicked out," and cooperation ended, with French officials warning the State Department they had grave concerns over Chinese motivations at the lab, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and former State Department official David Asher told The Daily Caller on Monday.

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Minnesota students told to hide 'equity survey' questions from parents

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Haylee Yasgar, a student at Riverview Intermediate School in Sartell, Minnesota, claimed students were told to not tell their parents about an “equity survey.”
A Minnesota student has claimed she and her classmates were told to keep the content of a so-called "equity survey" — including questions about gender identity — from their parents during this past school year.

Haylee Yasgar, a student at Riverview Intermediate School in the St. Cloud suburb of Sartell, told the local school board during a July 19 meeting that she was "very confused" by the survey.

"My teacher said that I could not skip any questions even when I didn't understand them. One question asked us what gender we identify with," Haylee told the board, according to video posted online by independent Minnesota outlet Alpha News.

Comment: Children being taught an 'equity' curriculum are being taught to hate. It is attempting to undo all the progress made in race relations over the past decades and again reduce people's identity to the level of race. While some parents are fighting back, the battle only seems to be heating up.

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Five people missing after explosion rocks German chemicals site UPDATE: Classified as an 'Extreme Threat'

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Smoke billows following an explosion in Wiesdorf, Leverkusen, Germany July 27, 2021, in this photo obtained from social media.
Five people were missing and several injured after an explosion rocked an industrial park in the western German city of Leverkusen on Tuesday, sending up plumes of smoke and prompting police to ask nearby residents to remain in their homes.

The explosion happened at 9.40 a.m. local time (0740 GMT), causing a fire at a fuel depot at Chempark, an industrial park for chemicals companies including Bayer (BAYGn.DE) and Lanxess (LXSG.DE), Chempark operator Currenta said.

Several staff were hurt, with at least two seriously injured, and five people were missing, Currenta said, adding it was not yet clear what caused the explosion and the subsequent fire.

Comment: UPDATE: From The Guardian:
An explosion at an industrial park for chemical companies has shaken the German city of Leverkusen, sending a large black cloud into the air. Several people were injured and five remain missing.

Germany's federal office for civil protection and disaster assistance classified the explosion as "an extreme threat" and asked residents to stay inside and keep windows and doors closed, the German news agency dpa reported.

Operators of the Chempark site in Leverkusen, about 13 miles (20km) north of Cologne on the Rhine River, said the cause of the explosion was unclear.

Currenta, the company operating the chemical park, said in a statement that several employees were injured, at least two of them severely, and five people remained missing.

Police in Cologne said they did not have any information on the cause or size of the explosion, but that a large number of police, firefighters, helicopters and ambulances had been deployed to the scene. They asked all residents to stay inside and warned people from outside Leverkusen to avoid the region.