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At the moment, I’m glad that I’m not a Florida employer. As I understand it, the federal government has issued various vaccine mandate policies that would require some Florida employers to require their employees to be vaccinated.  For purposes of this discussion, I’ll assume that I’m one of these employers, and that I face significant […]

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My understanding is that the Justice Department has a general guideline to not start actions just before federal elections which could sway them. That was violated when Cap Weinberger was indicted four days before the 1992 election. And it appears that FBI intervened multiple times last year on behalf of the Biden campaign. They instigated […]

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Join Jim and Greg as they welcome the egregiously overdue end of the travel ban to the U.S. for vaccinated people from the UK and the European Union. They also shudder after finding out Loudoun County, Virginia, schools have failed to reported abuse incidents for years and that Democrats in the Virginia legislature made it easier to cover up these problems just last year. And they react to the news that Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg has been on leave for the past two months while the supply chain crisis grew worse.

 

‘A Thousand Different Habits and Instincts … ‘

 

I no longer carried a badge but I still carried a thousand different habits and instincts that came with the badge. Like a reformed smoker whose hand digs inside his shirt pocket for the fix that is no longer there, I constantly found myself reaching in my pocket for the comfort of the badge. – Michael Connelly through Harry Bosch.

I still have some habits that I carry from my time on the streets. I still stand to the side of the door when I knock on a friend’s door. I didn’t think too much about that until a friend mentioned it to me. When I go to any store, large or small, I watch people. Does everything look normal? I look for all the exits as I walk through the store. When I walk out to the parking lot, I scan the lot. Training and observation is still a constant routine.

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In May, the Atlanta Hawks announced that “point guard Brandon Goodwin’s season ended early last year due to a minor respiratory condition,” according to a report in MSN. In the video below, however, Goodwin claims that, in reality, complications from the COVID-19 vaccine forced him to end his season early. After taking the vaccine, he said, […]

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Illegal Mandates and NBA Stars

 

One thing that I can’t get out of my mind is that vaccine and mask mandates across the country are profoundly illegal. The Supreme Court decision used to justify them is the Jacobsen v. Massachusetts decision regarding a Smallpox vaccine mandate by that State during a Smallpox outbreak at the end of the 19th Century. One of the features of the decision was that the action mandated by the State had to be well-founded, and achieve the effect for which the mandate was issued. That certainly applied to the smallpox vaccine in Massachusetts at the end of the 19th century. At that time, the vaccine had been used for over a hundred years and was, indeed, established science. A person once vaccinated had almost no chance of dying from the disease, acquiring it, or transmitting it. That has proven not to be the case at all with our current vaccines, and certainly not with masks.

Of course, the decision applied to States, and not the Federal Government, which does not have the public health power to issue the vaccine mandate that Biden imposed. Biden averred that his mandate was likely not constitutional, and it is likely to be challenged in court. But, it can’t be until the rules are issued by OSHA, which is taking its time doing so. Everyone is aware that as soon as those regulations are promulgated, there will be attempts to obtain injunctions, and the mandate will be challenged, and will likely move quickly to the Supreme Court.

Victor Davis Hanson: We’ve Never Had a Presidency Like This; Predicts a Reckoning in 2022

 

A recent stay at my sister’s home presented a microcosm of American life under the Biden regime — the new normal.

My niece told me that some of her unvaccinated friends had dined outdoors at a Manhattan restaurant. One young man entered the restaurant to use the restroom only to find an employee stationed outside the door asking patrons to show proof of vaccination before they could use the facilities.

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Click here to listen to the podcast! On this episode of the Resistance Library Podcast, Sam and Dave discuss Charlton Heston. Charlton Heston is a singular figure in American history and consciousness. During the early period of his acting career, he was known for historical and Biblical epics. Preview Open

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About Those Vaccine Mandates . . .

 

justice and COVID-19The airline executives, and other cowards and Lexus leftists in corporate leadership, are either getting bad advice by Big Law (a leftist stronghold) or leveraging the deep state’s lawless tyranny to dominate their workforce. Unless they have received proper contract modifications on federal contracts, they face no federal compulsion.

The executives know that there is no executive order purporting to compel private sector businesses to impose vaccination mandates on their employees. Rather, on the same day two executive orders were issued against the federal workforce and federal contractors, there was only a passage in an “action plan” claiming to direct the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to develop and issue an emergency temporary standard.

Requiring All Employers with 100+ Employees to Ensure their Workers are Vaccinated or Tested Weekly
The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is developing a rule that will require all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or require any workers who remain unvaccinated to produce a negative test result on at least a weekly basis before coming to work. OSHA will issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to implement this requirement. This requirement will impact over 80 million workers in private sector businesses with 100+ employees.

A Question for Mandated-Vaccination Advocates

 

How are you quantifying the public health risk represented by any given individual not getting vaccinated? Can you give it to me in units of, say, third-party life years lost per year by the decision to remain unvaccinated? Can you give me an estimated probability that the failure of individual X to get vaccinated will result in the COVID death of some individual Y?

No? Can you at least try?

Join Jim and Greg as they welcome a new CNN poll showing more and more Americans want nothing to do with the Democrats’ big spending plans on terrible programs. They also unload on President Biden for begging for help on energy prices from oil and gas companies after his policies to kill fossil fuels predictably sent prices soaring. And they discuss the appalling bias of Katie Couric, who admits in her new book that she heavily edited a quote from Ruth Bader Ginsburg to “protect” her after Ginsburg scolded the NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem.

This week on JobMakers, Host Denzil Mohammed talks with Dr. Bernat Olle, co-founder and CEO of Vedanta Biosciences, about his journey from Catalonia, Spain, to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he continued his Chemical Engineering studies at MIT. Navigating the complex immigration system while seeking purpose in his career, he eventually found his calling and was lucky enough to remain in the U.S. to see it through: designing a new class of medicines to modulate the human microbiome. They duscuss how everyone wins when foreign-born talent is welcomed into vibrant, entrepreneurial ecosystems like those in the U.S., when they’re able to collaborate with others from the U.S. and around the world and come up with incredible ideas to benefit all people. Bernat also expresses a sense of kinship with immigrants far removed from the labs and boardrooms. He knows that the same aspiration – opportunity – attracted those who came here with nothing but a suitcase and a dream, as you’ll discover in this week’s JobMakers.

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Dr. Bernat Olle is a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Vedanta Biosciences. He has been a member of the founding teams of several companies of the PureTech portfolio and served as a member of the Board of Directors of Vedanta Biosciences and Follica Biosciences. In 2013 Dr. Olle was named “Innovator of the Year” in MIT Technology Review Spain’s “Innovators under 35” awards. He also received the 2019 Barry M. Portnoy Immigrant Entrepreneur Award from The Immigrant Learning Center. He completed his doctoral work at the Chemical Engineering Department at MIT, where he developed a novel method for large-scale bacterial culture. During his graduate work, Dr. Olle was awarded the “la Caixa” fellowship. Dr. Olle received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Universitat Rovira i Virgili, in Catalonia, his M.S. and PhD. in Chemical Engineering Practice from MIT, and his M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He has published his work in journals including Nature and Nature Biotechnology.

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The National Border Patrol Museum captures the history and mission of the U.S. Border Patrol dating back to the creation of the agency in 1924. Mark Krikorian, the Center’s executive director and host of Parsing Immigration Policy, recently visited the unique museum, located in El Paso, Texas, and spoke with its president.

This museum, funded entirely by private donations, displays border surveillance and transportation equipment and other tools used on both the northern and southern borders by agents and by those attempting to illegally enter or smuggle people or drugs across the border. The museum also houses an extensive archival collection of Border Patrol documents, including a memo from WWII regarding the potential of entry of Axis agents through the southern border.

Federal Judge Rules DC Jail Warden in Contempt of Court

 

It seems that the Federal Judge has been asking the DC Jail Warden to supply documents relating to the medical treatment (or not) of one of the January 6 “rioters.” The judge has now ruled the DC Jail Warden in contempt of Federal Court and demanded an investigation of how those defendants who are confined to the DC jail have been treated for the past ten months. Judge Royce C. Lamberth, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan, has asked the Justice Department for a Civil Rights investigation to be instituted.

Now, I wonder how the Biden DOJ will treat that request. Might they stall, and stall some more, and come up with dozens of reasons why an investigation might not be a good idea? Might they, essentially, refuse to investigate themselves? If so, what can that Federal Judge do? Ricochet lawyers?

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I'll say it again.Watch the speech from Dr. Peter McCullough.He is on fire. And he is spot on. He summary of the data are precise and detailed.Please take the time to watch that video. And get outraged. — Robert W Malone, MD (@RWMaloneMD) October 5, 2021 Oh, that’s going to leave a mark. Preview Open

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“Tolerance will reach such a level that intelligent people will be banned from thinking so as not to offend the imbeciles.” Fyodor Dostoevsky LifeSite News reports that a healthy 16-year-old boy died after taking the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19. Preview Open

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