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Victoria, Australia will 'LOCK OUT' unvaccinated people from its economy

Woman code phone
© Reuters/Sandra Sanders
Woman scans QR code to enter store in Melbourne
The Australian state of Victoria will "lock out" unvaccinated people from participating in the economy, Premier Dan Andrews has announced.

Victoria is currently under draconian lockdown restrictions, with residents of Melbourne - who make up the vast majority of the state's population - living under a 9pm to 5am curfew, forbidden from leaving their homes except to work, buy groceries, or get a Covid-19 vaccination. When the lockdown is lifted, Premier Dan Andrews said on Sunday, future restrictions will apply only to those who are unvaccinated.
"There is going to be a vaccinated economy, and you get to participate in that if you are vaccinated. We're going to move to a situation where, to protect the health system, we are going to lock out people who are not vaccinated and can be.

"If you're making the choice not to get vaccinated, then you're making the wrong choice."

Comment: Another brilliant scheme: Pitting businesses against their customers by power-hungry politicians. The virus resides in 'the hive mind' of the government.


Gaming company CEO ousted after tweeting support for Texas law protecting unborn babies

John Gibson
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Former CEO Josh Gibson
Tripwire, a video game development company, announced on Monday that its CEO Josh Gibson "stepped down" due to his pro-life comments on a personal Twitter account. Tripwire statement said:
"The comments given by John Gibson are of his own opinion, and do not reflect those of Tripwire Interactive as a company. His comments disregarded the values of our whole team, our partners and much of our broader community. Our leadership team at Tripwire are deeply sorry and are unified in our commitment to take swift action and to foster a more positive environment."
Shortly after Texas' newest pro-life law went into effect on Sept. 1, the CEO tweeted his support of the U.S. Supreme Court for declining to block the law. Gibson wrote on Sept. 4 from his personal account:


California church wins legal battle over lockdowns, receives $800K in settlement with LA, state

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Megachurch pastor John MacArthur
After months of legal battles, Pastor John MacArthur's Grace Community Church of Sun Valley has settled with the City of Los Angeles and the State of California for $800,000.

When the health authority mandated lockdowns of churches in the spring of 2020, MacArthur and his church complied. He acknowledged that at the outset of the pandemic the projections of high death tolls warranted a response and that it was "enough to make anybody with common sense" act carefully.

After being closed for a time, the church resumed with in-person worship services. After streaming online services for a number of weeks, MacArthur said that people started showing up again.

As the church openly defied imposed mandates, MacArthur was threatened with jail time for his actions.

Comment: The September interview with Laura Ingraham:

Brick Wall

Klobuchar on abortion: Solution for 'so many' things is abolishing the filibuster

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Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) once again called for the end of the filibuster Sunday, this time implying that it would be the solution to so many policy problems, including the recent dispute over abortions in Texas.

Speaking to CNN State Of The Union host Dana Bash, Klobuchar hammered the Texas "heartbeat" law, which bans most abortions at around six weeks and empowers private parties to sue those who "aid and abet" illegal abortion procedures, and suggested that the solution to stopping the law and similar laws was to enshrine Roe v Wade at the congressional level.

Klobuchar said:
"My solution to this — which is my solution for voting rights and so many other things, including climate change, where one side of the country is in flames and the other side of the country is flooded with people dying submerged in their cars — I believe we should abolish the filibuster."
She derided the filibuster, which allows for the Senate to require 60 votes to pass bills, as an "archaic rule" that prevents them from "taking action" on important issues. Notably, Klobuchar is one of a number of Senate Democrats who have embraced making changes to the filibuster or outright eliminating it.

"The challenges that are facing our country right now — now and over the next years — we just will get nowhere if we keep this filibuster in place."

Comment: The bench mark for senators has become exceedingly low.

Eye 1

Teacher accused of taping masks to 4th graders' faces

teacher taped masks to students faces
The parent of a Las Vegas fourth grade student has alleged that a substitute teacher taped a face mask to her son's face during class at a Clark County, Nevada elementary school.

The mother spoke to a local Fox affiliate on the condition of anonymity about the alleged incident at Reedom Elementary School in Las Vegas. The mother filed a police report about the incident.

"I was furious, furious. I was scared for my son on what kind of long-term effect it is going to have on him socially, the fact that the entire class was laughing," the distraught woman told Fox 5 Las Vegas in an interview.

Comment: See also:


Joe Biden is not going to like college football's latest chant

joe biden
© AP Photo/Evan Vucci
College football is back. COVID panic porn peddlers are upset but are powerless. Sports are back. The fans are back. You can have a meltdown in your bunker. We're getting on with life. The season is back after our chaotic and humiliating withdrawal from Afghanistan where Joe Biden left Americans behind. The economy is in the toilet, with the August jobs report being utter garbage and way, way below expectations. Inflation is also rising. We're also dealing with a natural disaster in Hurricane Ida — and Joe Biden is at the helm for all of it. Seriously, 81 million people voted for this guy? Nope. You'll never convince me of that, especially after the chants of "f**k Joe Biden" were heard all over the country.

Our friends at Twitchy summed it up perfectly, "it's a movement"

Comment: It might be a bit early to call this a "movement," but let's see if this catches on.

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State Dept trying to steal credit for Afghanistan rescue, organizer says: 'Total lie'

American mother Mariam and her children
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American mother Mariam and her children were rescued from Afghanistan. Twitter
The organizer of a private mission to rescue an American mom, Mariam, and her three children from Afghanistan says the US State Department is now trying to insert itself into the story of her evacuation, despite playing little to no role for much of the rescue effort.

Senior State Department officials on Monday announced that the "U.S. has facilitated the safe departure of four US citizens by overland route from Afghanistan. Embassy staff was present upon their arrival."

But those actually involved in the dangerous rescue operation say the State Department deserves little to no credit for Mariam's escape from Afghanistan.

Quenelle - Golden

Never rile the moms: 'Antifa teacher' placed on leave as school board flees raging Sacramento parents

Gabriel Gipe
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Gabriel Gipe, former teacher at Inderkum Public Secondary School. Sacramento, California
A California high school "Antifa teacher" was placed on paid leave "for his actions in the classroom" after a fraught school board meeting. He admitted to working on turning kids "into revolutionaries" in a Project Veritas video.

Gabriel Gipe will be removed from his post as an AP government teacher at Inderkum High School, the school board announced on Wednesday. He was placed on paid leave that morning after allegedly violating the Natomas Unified School District's school policies regarding displaying political material and advocating for political outcomes. After a hidden-camera video emerged in which he boasted about turning Sacramento's children into mini-me revolutionaries, nearly half a million angry parents and viewers - either online or in person - turned out to air their grievances.

Comment: The entire school board meeting can be viewed here. The board decamps at 1:37:00

Gipe is taking heat from his comrades (pun intended) not for the message, but for not being sneaky enough in delivering it.

Pro-Antifa California teacher to be fired by school district after Project Veritas video emerges


Gaffe Machine: White House admits Biden's claim he visited Tree of Life in wake of massacre of 11 worshipers in 2018 is NOT true

Biden's word salad
© Ben Garrison
The White House has admitted that President Joe Biden's claim he visited the Tree of Life in the wake of the 2018 massacre that killed 11 congregants is not true after the synagogue revealed he called rather than visited in person.

Biden had told more than a thousand Jewish leaders during a virtual event to celebrate the start of the Jewish High Holidays on Thursday that he had visited the Tree of Life synagogue after the mass shooting.

'I remember spending time at the - you know, going to the - you know, the Tree of Life Synagogue, speaking with the - just - it just is amazing these things are happening - happening in America,' Biden, 78, said.

Biden's Gaffe
© Ben Garrison
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Eye 1

Vietnam jails man for five years for 'breaking quarantine & spreading coronavirus', April saw surge in cases despite harsh restrictions

Vietnam covid test
© Luong Thai Linh/EPA
Vietnam has jailed a man for breaking quarantine and spreading the virus.
A court in Vietnam has jailed a man for five years for breaking strict Covid quarantine rules and spreading the virus to others, state media reported.

Le Van Tri, 28, was convicted of "spreading dangerous infectious diseases" at a one-day trial on Monday at the people's court of the southern province of Ca Mau, the state-run Vietnam News Agency reported.

Vietnam had been one of the world's coronavirus success stories, thanks to targeted mass testing, aggressive contact tracing, tight border restrictions and strict quarantine. But new clusters of infections since late April have tarnished that record.

Comment: Is it possible, as has been documented elsewhere, that this recent 'outbreak' is actually a consequence of the experimental injections? Also check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: The Red Line? Governments Extend Vaccine Mandates to Children