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Federal judge grants preliminary injunction, blocking Iowa ban on school mask mandates

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A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction Friday to continue to block Iowa's ban against school mask mandates until a court has officially ruled on the law signed by Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) in May, NBC News reported.

District Judge Robert Pratt granted the preliminary injunction Friday, just before a temporary restraining order against the law was set to expire next week, according to the Des Moines Register.

Pratt noted in his ruling "the important public interests at stake," as he mentioned the "the current trajectory of pediatric Covid cases in Iowa since the start of the school year," according to NBC News.

Comment: It seems like a tricky issue, until you realize that 1) masks don't do anything to protect against infection (literally nothing) and 2) to force children to wear masks that may hinder their own health to appease the deluded parents of disabled children is criminal.

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School boards, bastions of local democracy, persecute dissident parents

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Shelley Slebrch and other angry parents and community members protest after a Loudoun County School Board meeting was halted by the school board because the crowd refused to quiet down, in Ashburn, Virginia, June 22, 2021.
American parents are organizing to fight racist critical race theories being taught in their kids' schools. Attorney General Merrick Garland, once touted as a moderate, has responded by asking the FBI to treat them as domestic terrorists.

As befits the Biden administration, this over-the-top authoritarianism is accompanied by the stench of corruption, as it turns out that Garland's son-in-law is in the business of selling educational materials on CRT.

Garland's self-dealing and thuggery are grounds for resignation. But that isn't the worst thing that's happened. Bad as it is, the Biden administration's poisonous combination of graft and authoritarianism can be remedied by getting rid of the administration — something that, if polls are any indication, is eminently doable.

The bigger problem is that school boards all over America seem to be growing ever more authoritarian themselves. Instead of serving as bastions of small-scale representative democracy, boards seem to regard themselves as above accountability to the voters and parents.

Comment: Labelling people as "domestic terrorists" because they disagree with government policy opens a huge new door to totalitarian rule.

Supporting CRT, means that you can't or you don't want to see the reality as it is. It doesn't mean that you are fighting the racism as they are telling you, it means you are supporting it, whether conscious or not.

People must wake up from this evil psychopathic spell, fear nothing and fight for their children and their own rights and lives.

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Met Police has DROPPED investigation into claims Virginia Roberts was 'sex-trafficked into London and forced to have sex with Prince Andrew'

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Virginia Roberts Giuffre has sued Prince Andrew.
Scotland Yard has abandoned its review of sex abuse allegations surrounding Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein, it was revealed tonight.

After its officers reportedly spoke with accuser Virginia Roberts, the force has decided to take no further action over her allegation that she was trafficked to London as a 17-year-old and forced to have sex with Andrew.

Scotland Yard has also decided to take no further action over claims that billionaire financier Epstein groomed and abused other young women in Britain.

Comment: The news comes just 10 days after it was revealed the Queen 'is spending millions privately funding Prince Andrew's fight against Virginia Giuffre sex assault lawsuit'. See also:


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'F*ck Joe Biden!' chants erupt during Ole Miss-Arkansas game

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College football country hasn't been kind to President Joe Biden since the season kicked off. The trend of anti-Biden chants from fans continued amid an offensive slugfest between the Ole Miss Rebels and Arkansas Razorbacks. Despite the dismissiveness of the establishment press, who tried to play off chants at a NASCAR XFinity event as "Let's Go Brandon!", it has taken root in true American fashion in student sections and stadium bowls up and down the country.


While the thunderous chants originated in southern states where the president is deeply unpopular, from Auburn to Indiana to Texas A&M, and now at Ole Miss, it's spreading to sports arenas across the nation; anti-Biden chants were heard at the most recent iteration of the "Subway Series" between the New York Mets and the New York Yankees.

With playoff baseball kicking off, plenty of exciting college football still on the schedule and the start of the NHL and NBA seasons just around the corner, it remains to be seen whether this is just a blip of discontent, or a titantic, grassroots rejection of Biden's presidency.

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Ontario health sector braces for worse staff shortages as vaccine mandates come due

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Hundreds of Ontario workers in hospitals and long-term care could be off the job in the coming weeks because they did not get vaccinated against COVID-19, further complicating what advocates call a "perfect storm" of staff shortages.

The president of a union representing workers in long-term care, hospitals and retirement homes said the staffing problem, driven by low wages, lack of full-time jobs and poor work conditions, predates the pandemic, and vaccine mandates will likely add to it.

"It'll have an impact on staffing levels that are already at a critical point," Sharleen Stewart of SEIU Healthcare said in an interview. "It's kind of stirred up the perfect storm now."

A deadline of Nov. 15 has been set for Ontario long-term care staff to get immunized or lose access to their workplaces. It's up to the homes what happens after that, but many operators had already set dates to place unvaccinated people on leave, citing the devastating impact of COVID-19 and the risk of the highly transmissible Delta variant.

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Google and YouTube to prohibit advertisements on content with false information on climate change

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Google and YouTube will soon prohibit advertisements on content that "contradicts well-established scientific consensus around the existence and causes of climate change," Google announced Thursday. The decision will prevent the creators of such content from earning ad revenue from Google.

The advertisement ban, which will be implemented next month, targets "content referring to climate change as a hoax or a scam, claims denying that long-term trends show the global climate is warming, and claims denying that greenhouse gas emissions or human activity contribute to climate change," Google said. The platforms will also ban ads that promote that type of content.

"In recent years we've heard directly from a growing number of our advertising and publisher partners who have expressed concerns about ads that run alongside or promote inaccurate claims about climate change," Google wrote in a statement. "Advertisers simply don't want their ads to appear next to this content. And publishers and creators don't want ads promoting these claims to appear on their pages or videos."

Comment: Can't have anything that questions the official line out there. Next step will be for them to simply ban the content like they did with anything coronavirus.


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Poll: Majority of the unvaccinated say they will not get the jab

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A quarter of Americans indicated that they either are not getting the vaccine for the Chinese coronavirus, or they are not sure, and a majority of those who remain unvaccinated say they will not get the shot, a Yahoo! News/YouGov survey released this week found.

The survey, taken October 1-4, 2021, among 1,640 U.S. adults, asked respondents to describe their "personal situation" regarding coronavirus vaccines.

A majority, 64 percent, said they are fully vaccinated, while six percent said they are in the process of getting vaccinated and five percent said they are planning to get vaccinated. However, a quarter of Americans at least expressed hesitancy. Of those, 15 percent said they will not get vaccinated, and another ten percent said they are "not sure" about getting vaccinated.

The survey also asked the unvaccinated, specifically, if they plan to get the shot. Sixty percent said "no," they do not plan to do so, and one quarter said they are "not sure." Only 15 percent said "yes," they plan to get the shot.

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Florida vet gets 22 years for sexually abusing dogs, storing child porn

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Veterinarian Prentiss Madden was sentenced to 272 months in prison after he plead guilty to child pornography and animal cruelty charges.
A Florida veterinarian was sentenced Friday to nearly 22 years in federal prison for recording videos of himself sexually abusing dogs and for collecting child pornography.

Prentiss Madden, 40, was hit with a total of 272 months behind bars after pleading guilty in July to child porn and animal cruelty charges, prosecutors with the US Attorney's Office of the Southern District of Florida announced.

Prosecutors said the sicko vet made videos of himself engaged in sexual activity with dogs and shared them with other degenerates in online chats. Investigators discovered the disturbing videos, as well as chats about bestiality, on his cell phones.

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Cost of food in the world rising at fastest pace in 40 years, lockdowns largely to blame

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Global food prices have continued to grow substantially this year, with the price index shooting up 27%, according to the INFOLine information and analytical agency.

"This is one of the most dynamic price increases since the 70s. Then the price level was about the same, but then it was associated with global financial changes. For 40 years there has not been such a rise in prices that we are now observing," INFOLine CEO Ivan Fedyakov told URA.RU.

The analyst pointed to the fact that prices for various goods are related. "Prices are growing not only for fruits and vegetables or milk, but also for feed and fertilizers. This triggers a price spiral, and prices rise and will continue to rise, but the other question is that purchasing power is not unlimited."

Comment: All of the above issues are likely to get worse, more so with the disruption that the vaccine mandates are already causing. This is even before factoring in the devastating losses to the food supply due to the increasingly erratic and extreme weather in recent years.

Food shortages of a kind are already here, they've just been buffered by soaring prices and concealed by 'shrinkflation', but, soon enough, the reality of the situation will truly begin to bite: For more, check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Is The Government Hyping Shortages? And is 'Vaccination Shedding' Really a Thing?




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Maryland Navy engineer and wife charged with trying to sell submarine designs to foreign power

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(L) The USS Virginia (R) Accused spies Jonathan and Diana Toebbe
A Navy nuclear engineer with access to military secrets has been charged with trying to pass information about the design of American nuclear-powered submarines to someone he thought was a representative of a foreign government but who turned out to be an undercover FBI agent, the Justice Department said Sunday.

In a criminal complaint detailing espionage-related charges against Jonathan Toebbe, the government said he sold information for nearly the past year to a contact he believed represented a foreign power. That country was not named in the court documents.

Toebbe, 42, was arrested in West Virginia on Saturday along with his wife, Diana, 45, after he had placed a removable memory card at a prearranged "dead drop" in the state, according to the Justice Department. They're scheduled to have an initial appearance in federal court Tuesday in Martinsburg.