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Rules for thee, but not for me: Maskless 2021 Emmys defended by Los Angeles County after criticism over lack of COVID-19 safety protocols

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Seth Rogen commented o the lack of coronavirus safety measures taken by the Television Academy while presenting an Emmy Award on Sunday night.
The Department of Health explained that because of the nature of the event, the crowded venue was not in violation of any suggested safety guidelines.

Despite online backlash and a bit from presenter Seth Rogen, the 2021 Emmy Awards did not violate coronavirus safety protocols, the Los Angeles Department of Health says.

The Sunday night broadcast caught flack online as the packed ceremony seemed to toss safety precautions to the wind. Very few - if any - masks were worn and social distancing was not in place between groups of people.

When he presented an award early in the night, Rogen compared the event to being in a "hermetically sealed tin." Host Cedric the Entertainer later explained, however, that all attendees were vaccinated.

Comment: Covid measures are for the plebs.

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Inalienable Rights - A Suggested Solution To The Covid Coup d'état & How To Resist It

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Inalienable rights
, founded upon the principles of Natural Law and natural justice, offer us a potential solution to the COVID coup d'état, or pseudopandemic as I call it. Exercising our inalienable rights, in observance of Natural Law, and collectively acting in peace to undermine the objectives of the conspirators, is the best way to resist it.

The objective of the global public - private - partnership of stakeholder capitalists, and their government agents, is to establish centralised global control. If our intention is to resist the imposition of this new world order the solution will not be found in any other form of centralised control. We must construct a society based upon decentralised freedom.

I have challenged the official COVID narrative. However, as many have pointed out to me, quite forcefully on occasion, it is easy to criticise. So here I offer a suggested remedy.

This is my opinion, I am sure there are many alternative ways to peaceably resist and we should use any and all. However, as yet, I haven't heard any political theory that makes more sense to me than the one I am about to suggest. I do not claim any great insight or knowledge. I claim nothing other than my inalienable right to speak freely.

Freedom is the unrestricted freedom to exercise our inalienable rights. It is the freedom to do all that is right whenever or wherever we choose. No one on this Earth has the authority to deny, remove or redefine any of our inalienable rights. They are immutable and ours from birth.

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Democrats mistake horse reins for whips to accuse Border Patrol of cruelty to Haitian migrants crossing from Mexico

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection mounted officers attempt to contain migrants as they cross the Rio Grande from Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, into Del Rio, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021.
The US Border Patrol has been accused of "cruelty" toward Haitian immigrants crossing into Texas, as an activist claimed its agents used "whips" against them. The agency says mounted agents used reins to control their horses.

Amid the ongoing drama with migrants crossing the US-Mexico border at a stretch of the Rio Grande near the small Texas town of Del Rio, a Democrat activist claimed that mounted BP agents were "rounding up Haitian refugees with whips."

"This is unfathomable cruelty towards people fleeing disaster and political ruin. The administration must stop this," tweeted Sawyer Hackett, director of People First Future, a political action committee set up by Democrat Julian Castro.

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Major agriculture group New Cooperative hit by ransomware attack, 40% of grain supply chain under serious threat

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Agriculture group New Cooperative group was hit by a ransomware attack over the weekend, potentially endangering operations of a company key to the agricultural supply chain.

A spokesperson for New Cooperative confirmed the attack to The Hill on Monday, noting in a statement that the company "recently identified a cybersecurity incident that is impacting some of our company's devices and systems."

"Out of an abundance of caution, we have proactively taken our systems offline to contain the threat, and we can confirm it has been successfully contained," the spokesperson said. "We also quickly notified law enforcement and are working closely with data security experts to investigate and remediate the situation."

Comment: It's particularly notable that, whilst various businesses have suffered ransomware attacks and hacks of late, the food supply seems to be a particular target, with a meat processor, grocery stores and now an agricultural company. These vulnerabilities are even more concerning because the global food supply has already taken a beating in various other areas including the nearly 18 months of lockdowns, many years of crop failures due to increasingly extreme weather events, as well as disease and viral outbreaks resulting in mass culls, which, taken together are wreaking havoc on supply chains, farmers, and devastating already depleted stocks.

It's worth bearing in mind that, shortly after an announcement by the the Build Back Better bunch that hacks could disrupt the world's supply chain, there seems to have been an uptick in these kinds of incidents: For more on the ominous situation, check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Winter is Coming - Signs of Impending Economic Disaster




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1.5 years behind bars for a tweet: Belarusian court sentences Russian woman to jail time after 'defaming' Lukashenko on Twitter

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A court in the Belarusian city of Brest has sentenced a Russian woman to a year and a half in a penal colony after she was found guilty of defaming the country's embattled president Alexander Lukashenko in a post on Twitter.

According to the human rights center Vesna, Irina Vikholm was arrested after publishing a tweet linking to her LiveJournal blog, on which she reprinted a BBC report about the detention of Belarusian opposition journalist Roman Protasevich in Minsk.

"Another crime of Lukashenko: an act of state air piracy," the offending tweet said, alongside a photo of the president. According to the authorities, this is "slanderous information," which has a maximum penalty of five years.


Comment: Someone might wish to tell Lukashenko that thin skin is not a good look. Just make sure not to do it on LiveJournal.


Vesna also reported that Vikholm pleaded not guilty, and during the trial stated that the case was "clearly politically motivated."

The Russian woman, who has lived in Belarus for almost a decade, was arrested in May. Her detention was relayed to Moscow earlier this month, and the Consulate General in Brest met with her in pre-trial prison.

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Crazy birds! Calling women 'birds' is 'plainly sexist', judge rules as Barclays banker wins discrimination claim

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A UK judge has ruled that calling women "birds" is "plainly sexist," and even using the term jokingly is "foolish" in a landmark discrimination case.

The ruling came following a tribunal brought by a Barclays investment banker after her boss repeatedly called women "birds."

Anna Anca Lacatus said her boss, James Kinghorn, continued to refer to her as a "bird" despite requesting that he stop and warning that the term was making her feel uncomfortable, the hearing at the East London Employment Tribunals Service was told.

Mr Kinghorn still defended his use of the word as "lighthearted", but judge John Crosfill ruled against him stating it was "foolish" to think anyone would find the remark funny.

Ms Lacatus is set to receive compensation following the ruling.

Ms Lacatus worked as a £46,000-a-year analyst with Barclays, her first job in investment banking since completing an investments and finance master's degree at Queen Mary University in London.

In a statement, she said her boss Mr Kinghorn referred to a female employee as a "bird" in February 2018.

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Auckland extends Covid-19 lockdown

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Deserted streets of Auckland's central business district, September 16, 2021.
New Zealand's largest city Auckland will remain in a Covid-19 lockdown for at least another two weeks, although some restrictions will be eased, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday (Sept 20).

Ms Ardern said the city of two million would move down to level three on New Zealand's four-tier coronavirus response system by late Tuesday, even as the authorities remain committed to eliminating a Delta variant outbreak.

"We're moving now because the advice we have is that we do not have widespread, undetected transmission in Auckland," she told reporters. She added that if everyone continues to play his part, "we can continue stamping out (the virus)".

The change means stay-at-home orders will remain in place but some businesses, such as takeaway food outlets, can open using contactless delivery.

New Zealand imposed a nationwide lockdown on Aug 17 when the first case of the highly transmissible Delta variant was found in the community. The cluster has been concentrated in Auckland, and the rest of the country moved out of lockdown earlier this month.

Dominoes

The vaccinated may enter: Alberta's COVID-19 vaccine passport system begins today

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The Alberta government has released more details about which businesses and institutions come under its new proof-of-vaccination program that allows some to operate without capacity limits and other public health measures.

Retail stores, libraries, hotels and post-secondary institutions don't have to take part in the United Conservative Party's so-called Restriction Exemption Program. Nor do worshippers at a church, employees on a worksite or students on a school trip.

Some restrictions will still apply. Stores must limit shoppers to one-third of normal capacity, for example.

Entertainment facilities from restaurants to nightclubs to art galleries are all eligible to participate in the program. They can operate normally as long as they require patrons to show proof of vaccination.

Eligible facilities that don't participate must work under public health rules that include capacity limits and mask requirements for indoor public spaces.

The program was announced last week by Premier Jason Kenney. Retail stores and libraries were initially on the list of eligible organizations but were removed over the weekend.


Comment: Another domino tips, soon to be a chain reaction.


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Germany: Gas station employee killed over a face mask

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Police said the victim died after a fatal shot to the head
A gas station worker in the town of Idar-Oberstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, lost his life after a dispute with a customer over COVID-19 measures, police said Monday.

According to the police report, a 49-year-old man is suspected of having shot the gas station employee Saturday evening, over a mask-wearing requirement at the establishment.

What happened at the gas station?

The man is said to have entered the gas station to make a purchase without wearing a face mask and the 20-year-old employee asked him to comply with the regulation. The two allegedly got into an argument, which prompted the maskless man to leave.

But according to police, the man is said to have returned roughly an hour later. This time, he was wearing a mask but he took it off and the two men started another argument. The suspect then pulled a concealed revolver out of his pocket and shot the 20-year-old.

Senior public prosecutor Kai Fuhrmann told DPA that the victim died after a fatal shot to the head. After the incident, the suspect is said to have fled on foot.

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Federal Nurse Goes Public: "Government Doesn't Want People to Know That The Covid Vaccine is Full of Sh*t"

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'Shove' adverse effect reporting 'under the mat'

Project Veritas released the first video of its COVID vaccine investigative series today featuring an interview with U.S. Health and Human Services [HHS] insider, Jodi O'Malley, who works as a Registered Nurse at the local Indian Medical Center.

O'Malley told Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe about what has been going on at her federal government facility. She recorded her HHS colleagues discussing their concerns about the new COVID vaccine to corroborate her assertions:

Comment: Instagram was quick to lead the way in banning Project Veritas' latest expose: