October 14th, 2021 3-5PM ET
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Sacred Fire of Liberty!
It’s that time of the week where we get to explore the political healing that this country needs so desperately! Jonathan Emord is back to help us dissect the latest political news that’s fit to print:
Garland Chills Parental Speech Garland acted with reckless haste to implement the anti-parent agenda demanded by the National School Board Association (NSBA). Without any investigation to establish the validity of NSBA’s claims, he accepted them as valid and issued an immediate order. Garland did so on October 4 just five days after the NSBA insisted that Biden have DOJ and the FBI act against parents protesting Critical Race Theory and mask mandates. The NSBA letter to Biden asks for parents to be treated like domestic terrorists and be investigated by DOJ and the FBI. In his October 4 memorandum, Garland responded by ordering the DOJ and FBI to coordinate with local law enforcement in all 14,000 public school districts. He ordered DOJ to employ “authority and resources” to identify parents who make “threats” against “school administrators, board members, teachers and staff” and prosecute them “when appropriate.” He thereby marched in near perfect lock step with the substantive demands of the NSBA.
Parent: School Board Association, DOJ Use Same ‘Communist Tactics’ I Saw Growing Up in Maoist China A Virginia woman says the National School Board Association (NSBA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are enacting similar strategies to the ones she experienced when she was a student during China’s Cultural Revolution before immigrating to the United States. “When I was in China, I spent my entire school years in the Chinese Cultural Revolution, so I’m very, very familiar with the communist tactics of how to divide people, how they canceled the Chinese traditional culture and destroyed our heritage,” Xi Van Fleet told Fox News. “All this is happening here in America.” “Now they are labeling parents and concerned citizens like me as domestic terrorists,” Van Fleet told Fox. “What that can do? You may lose your freedom.” Her comments come on the heels of Attorney General Merrick Garland’s October 4 memo, which announced the DOJ would be using federal resources to investigate “a disturbing spike in harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence against school administrators, board members, teachers, and staff.”
Joe Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Doesn’t Exist. It’s Just A Press Release Yes, we’ve heard all about Joe Biden’s alleged vaccine mandate for private companies employing 100 or more people. It was all over the news even before he announced it on September 9. His announcement has jeopardized the employment of millions of Americans and increased worker shortages in critical domains such as health care. There’s only one problem. It’s all a mirage. Biden’s so-called vaccine mandate doesn’t exist — at least, not yet. So far, all we have is his press conference and other such made-for-media huff-puffing. No such rule even claiming to be legally binding has been issued yet. That’s why nearly two dozen Republican attorneys general who have publicly voiced their opposition to the clearly unconstitutional and illegal mandate haven’t yet filed suit against it, the Office of the Indiana Attorney General confirmed for me. There is no mandate to haul into court. And that may be part of the plan. According to several sources, so far it appears no such mandate has been sent to the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs yet for approval. The White House, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Department of Labor haven’t released any official guidance for the alleged mandate. There is no executive order. There’s nothing but press statements.
Trump: ‘Republicans Will Not Be Voting’ in Future Elections Unless 2020 Fraud Resolved Former President Donald Trump appeared to suggest on Wednesday that Republican voters would boycott future elections unless the alleged voter fraud of the 2020 election is resolved. “If we don’t solve the Presidential Election Fraud of 2020 (which we have thoroughly and conclusively documented), Republicans will not be voting ’22 or ’24,” he said. “It is the single most important thing for Republicans to do.” Leading up to the Georgia senate election earlier this year, President Trump strongly pushed the voter fraud angle, which possibly led to Republicans staying home on election day, contributing to Sen. Raphael Warnock’s (D-GA) and Sen. Jon Ossoff’s (D-GA) victories. As the Washington Post noted: A historic Democratic sweep in Georgia’s U.S. Senate runoffs rested in large part on half a million voters who stayed home, and on black voters who did not, according to preliminary results. With control of the Senate at stake, following unprecedented campaign spending and with both President Trump and President-elect Joe Biden rallying for support, fewer people voted across the state. Runoffs often draw fewer voters, and this time the drop from the November general election amounted to about one voter in eight. But turnout in Republican strongholds dropped by more. And differences across the state highlight the key role of black voters who powered the sweep.
DeSantis Administration Fines County $3.5 Million for Firing Employees over Vaccine Mandate The Florida Department of Health (FDOH), under Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R) direction, fined Leon County over $3.5 million this week after it fired over a dozen employees over vaccine mandates. The FDOH fined the county $3,570,000 for an estimated 714 counts of violating a state statute, as DeSantis effectively banned the use of vaccine passports in the state. Yet, according to the governor’s office, Leon County proceeded with the requirement anyway. On July 28, the county announced that employees had to be fully vaccinated by October 1. While the vast majority, 700, complied, 14 did not submit proof, resulting in their termination. “It is unacceptable that Leon County violated Florida law, infringed on current and former employees’ medical privacy, and fired loyal public servants because of their personal health decisions,” DeSantis’s office said in a statement. “Governor DeSantis will continue fighting for Floridians’ rights and the Florida Department of Health will continue to enforce the law,” the statement added. DeSantis, who in May signed Senate Bill (SB) 2006 in May, banning the use of vaccine passports in the state, addressed the hefty fine directly on social media. “No one should lose their job because of COVID shots,” he declared, announcing FDOH’s move.
Nancy Pelosi to Reporters: You ‘Could Do a Better Job Selling’ Biden’s Radical Agenda House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), during her weekly press conference, lectured reporters, claiming they did not do a good enough job of “selling” President Joe Biden’s radical spending plan. Pelosi was pressed by a reporter, who pointed out a recent poll from CBS News showing that only ten percent of Americans can say they know a lot of specific items in the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, in which they have jammed as many far-left ideas as possible to make for a sweeping one-time bill passage. “Do you think you need to do a better job at messaging and going forward, how do you sell this?” the reporter asked, questioning Pelosi’s messaging skills. “Well, I think you all could do a better job of selling it, to be very frank with you,” Pelosi responded, sounding distraught that a member of the media asked such a question, casting doubt over the Speaker’s ability to explain a massive spending bill to the public. “Every time I come here, I go through the list … It is hard to break through when you have such a comprehensive package,” she added. “Whether [Americas] know it or not, they overwhelmingly support it.”
Special Guest Meryl Dorey
Back in 1994 we were feeling that the government and the medical community, in general, tended to exaggerate the safety and benefit profiles of vaccinations whilst downplaying their risks and true effectiveness.
For that reason, our group was formed with the express purpose of:
- promoting discussion about medically-referenced information on vaccine safety and effectiveness;
- lobbying to ensure that vaccinations are never made compulsory for Australian children; and
- supporting those who have chosen not to vaccinate or to vaccinate selectively.
From the beginning, we have operated as a volunteer-run community organisation. We used to be a membership and donation driven group whose only sources of funding were provided by our membership and sales of books, videos and DVDs in our web shop.
In 2009 however, an organisation was set up with the goal of forcing our organisation to close down. This group has filed dozens of complaints against us with various government departments and media outlets. They do not believe that freedom of speech or communication should be protected in Australia and want to close down the debate on this issue.
As a result of one of these complaints, the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) issued a public warning against the AVN. We fought against this warning and won our case in the NSW Supreme Court on the 24th of February, 2012. The HCCC were ordered to pay our costs and removed the warning. The Supreme Court stated that both the investigation and the warning were Ultra Vires (beyond their power) and their conduct of this investigation was illegal.
You can read more about both the complaints and the HCCC investigation here.
Australia has Fallen – NT to introduce $5k fines for Unvaccinated workers despite having ZERO local Covid-19 cases The Northern Territory Chief Minister, Michael Gunner has announced that tens of thousands of Northern Territory workers could be fined or blocked from their workplaces unless they get vaccinated against COVID-19. Chief Health Officer Hugh Heggie will introduce new rules that make it mandatory for many workers who interact with the public to have their first jab by November 12th. Second doses will need to be complete by December 24th, Chief Minister Michael Gunner told reporters on Wednesday 13th October. If they’re not, workers won’t be permitted to go to their workplace and could be fined $5,000 for failing to comply with a mandated health directive. Employees who must be vaccinated under NT law include those who come into contact with the general public. Chief Minister Gunner said that’s almost every worker in the NT. “If your job involves interacting with members of public you need to get the jab,” he said. “This is a very broad vaccination policy.” Workers involved in essential infrastructure, food and goods supply, and security and logistics roles are among those required to get fully vaccinated by Christmas Eve.
Massive change to vaccine rollout could be on the horizon for children aged 5 to 11 Australia’s medicines regulator has invited Pfizer to apply to have its coronavirus vaccine approved for use in five to 11-year-olds. The Therapeutic Goods Administration had already provisionally approved this vaccine for use in individuals aged 12 and over. The TGA on Tuesday issued a “provisional determination”, which means Pfizer is now eligible to apply to vary the provisional approval, for the vaccine to include children aged 5 to 11 years. Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said on Wednesday he had been speaking with the head of Pfizer Australia about expediting their application. Mr Hunt said Australia had the capacity to begin rolling out vaccines to under 12s pending approval from the TGA and a recommendation from the national expert immunisation group, ATAGI. “We’ve got the supply. We’ve got the distribution mechanism. Now, we’re very hopeful …” he told 4BC Drive. He would not give an exact date of when he expects the rollout to begin.
COVID vaccine deadline day arrives for around a million of Victoria’s essential workers The deadline for Victoria’s essential workers to receive at least one COVID-19 vaccination to work on site has ended, requiring employers to turn unvaccinated staff away. About a million workers from dozens of industries in the state will now have to show proof they’ve had at least one vaccine or an appointment booked before October 22 to be allowed to continue to work on-site, unless they have a medical exemption. The same group of workers must have received two doses by November 26. The Victorian government announced the mandate for workers both in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria earlier this month. It is a similar ruling to those in New South Wales and the Northern Territory. The Victorian head of peak employer association, Ai Group, Tim Piper said the deadline had created huge issues, especially for small businesses that only relied on one or two workers.
Man arrested in Riverland and three others at Adelaide hotel after alleged COVID-19 border breach Three people arrested at an Adelaide medi-hotel this afternoon were among four stopped after allegedly trying to get into South Australia from NSW and Victoria, police have said. Their car was stopped on a dirt road near Loxton, in the Riverland, about 5:30pm on Wednesday. South Australia’s borders are closed to NSW and Victoria because of COVID-19 outbreaks in those states. Police say one man in the vehicle — a 34-year-old from NSW — admitted having been in a “restricted area” and was arrested. He appeared in court today. Police said the other three occupants of the vehicle gave conflicting accounts of where they had been in the previous 24 hours and were taken to the Pullman Adelaide hotel while their movements were investigated. The trio was arrested at the hotel about 3:30pm today and charged with breaching the Emergency Management Act. A 50-year-old Victorian woman, a 31-year-old NSW woman and a 32-year-old NSW man were refused police bail and were expected to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on Friday.
Epidiolex Plus THC May Lower Seizures in Pediatric Epilepsy Children and young adults with epilepsy had fewer seizures after combination treatment with the drug Epidiolex, which contains the cannabidiol (CBD), and various doses of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the component of cannabis that makes people high in larger quantities, researchers reported. “THC can contribute to seizure control and mitigation some of the side effects of CBD,” said study coauthor and Austin, Tex., child neurologist Karen Keough, MD, in an interview. Keough and colleagues presented their findings at the 50th annual meeting of the Child Neurology Society. In a landmark move, the Food and Drug Administration approved Epidiolex in 2018 for the treatment of seizures in two rare forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. The agency had never before approved a drug with a purified ingredient derived from marijuana. CBD, the active ingredient in Epidiolex, is nonpsychoactive. The use in medicine of THC, the main driver of marijuana’s ability to make people stoned, is much more controversial. Keough said she had treated 60-70 children with CBD, at the same strength as in Epidiolex (100 mg), and 5 mg of THC before the drug was approved. “I was seeing some very impressive results, and some became seizure free who’d always been refractory,” she said.
Prehistoric Oktoberfest? Ancient poop reveals Austrians drank beer, ate blue cheese 2,700 years ago Ancient poop fossils are helping researchers uncover some surprising details about the lives of Europeans thousands of years ago. The new study has discovered that miners in what is now present-day Austria had a diet that many people might recognize today — 2,700 years later. An international team found two fungal species in these fossils which humans use to make beer and blue cheese. The human feces fossils come from the prehistoric salt mines of the Austrian UNESCO World Heritage area Hallstatt-Dachstein/Salzkammergut. “Genome-wide analysis indicates that both fungi were involved in food fermentation and provide the first molecular evidence for blue cheese and beer consumption during Iron Age Europe,” says Frank Maixner of the Eurac Research Institute for Mummy Studies in a media release. “These results shed substantial new light on the life of the prehistoric salt miners in Hallstatt and allow an understanding of ancient culinary practices in general on a whole new level,” adds Kerstin Kowarik of the Museum of Natural History Vienna. “It is becoming increasingly clear that not only were prehistoric culinary practices sophisticated, but also that complex processed foodstuffs as well as the technique of fermentation have held a prominent role in our early food history.”
1 in 3 men would give up watching football to get rid of their belly fat Watching college football every Saturday and NFL games every Sunday afternoon is an absolute must for millions of men across the country. And while throwing back some cold ones to wash down a plate of spicy chicken wings goes hand in hand with football, many fans are keenly aware that this simply isn’t good for their bellies. In a new poll of 2,000 American men over the age of 30, more than one-third (37%) would give up football games or other sporting events for two months if it meant they could sport a six-pack or a flat stomach. In all, 39 percent say their belly is the top physical attribute they’d change about themselves. Of course, football season makes it quite hard for gridiron-loving dudes to get rid of the stomach flab. Thirty-seven percent say they usually gain weight from September to January, with 53 percent claiming they gain 10 pounds or more. Football isn’t the only thing men would give up either. The poll, conducted by OnePoll and commissioned by Nutrisystem, also revealed that a quarter of men would give up their love life for two months for a flatter belly.