BRILLIANT: Florida will fine any business or school $5,000 each time it requires a ‘vaccine passport’ or proof of COVID-19 vaccination

Awesome governor. Imagine what America would be like if every state were governed like Florida. #DeSantis2024.

Senate OK needed to send Florida vaccine passport ban to DeSantis’ desk

By Washington Examiner, May 3, 2021

Florida will fine any business or school $5,000 each time it requires a “vaccine passport,” or proof of COVID-19 vaccination, for entry or participation under a bill bound for Gov. Ron DeSantis’ desk.

The House Wednesday passed Senate Bill 2006 in a 76-40 vote and sent it to the Senate to endorse a newly added amendment before the session ends Friday.

Sponsored by Sen. Danny Burgess, R-Zephyrhills, SB 2006 was passed by the Senate on April 22 in a 27-9 vote.

The 49-page SB 2006 amends the state’s Emergency Management Act to place limits on local emergency powers and installs fines for businesses or institutions that require vaccine documentation. The relatively technical amendment added Wednesday clarifies COVID-19 screening protocols.

Under SB 2006, violating the state’s vaccine passport ban would be punishable by fines up to $5,000 per violation.

Under another provision, local government emergency powers would be limited to 10 or 30 days. To extend the emergency order beyond 30 days, a vote needs to take place with a majority of voters approving the emergency order extension.

Opponents argued the bill infringes on business owners’ property rights and would impair the travel industry and the state’s cruise line operators, who say their customers want fellow travelers to be vaccinated.

“What about the cruise ship industry? What about the hospitality industry? They can’t make those decisions?” asked Rep. Michael Grieco, D-Miami Beach.

Rep. Omari Hardy, D-Lake Worth, said Republicans support for a vaccine passport ban undermines their pro-business claims, especially when it comes to the state’s $8 billion cruise industry and overall $90 billion tourist/hospitality economy.

“If you care about our business community as certain elected officials in this state say that they do, why would you prevent people from enacting policies that give their customers the assurance, the confidence, that they can walk into a business, and that they’ll be safe?” Hardy asked.

Rep. Tom Leek, R-Ormond Beach, who carried SB 2006’s House companion, said forcing people to be vaccinated to go to work or to patronize a business discounts legitimate concerns about the shots.

“We have vaccines, through some miracle of science, that work. We also must recognize that COVID-19 vaccines don’t have the same proven history as the same vaccines we require our schoolchildren to get,” Leek said. “We must recognize that vaccine hesitancy is real and understandable.”

Leek said the ban also prevents discrimination of minority communities with lower rates of vaccination.

“Let’s return to normal, but recognize that it is fair for certain segments of our community to be hesitant about getting the vaccine,” he said. “And it is absolutely true that the largest segment of our community that is vaccination hesitant is our minority population.”

Wednesday’s floor debate on SB 2006 occasionally evolved into a referendum on Gov. Ron DeSantis’ pandemic policies.

The governor – a leading 2024 GOP presidential candidate not named Donald Trump – has been promoting his open policies during the pandemic against “lockdown states” on national media circuits for months.

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VIDEO: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis STOPS Covid Restrictions

There are not enough superlatives to describe the performance of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. DeSantis has rejected (despite enormous pressure) the lockdown policies of the Left. Today, Florida is prosperous, safe, and free. This is why millions of Americans are flocking to the Sunshine State. If President Trump decides that he is not going to run for POTUS in 2024, then Governor Ron DeSantis is unquestionably our candidate.

Gov. DeSantis discontinues COVID restrictions

By Saracarter.com, May 3, 2021

After more than a year since the global pandemic began, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis held a press conference just before signing an executive order to discontinue COVID restrictions across the state Monday. State legislators also set precedent for future emergency management in a bill DeSantis also signed at the conference.

Both the order and the bill go into effect July 1st. In the meantime, the governor suspended all emergency orders.

“The legislation creates a default legal presumption that during any emergency our business should be free from government mandates to close and our schools remain open for in-person instruction for our children,” DeSantis explained. Later on, he called these mandates “abuses.”

DeSantis held the conference at The Big Catch, a waterfront restaurant in St. Petersburg. Previously, local ordinances fined this restaurant for not following COVID regulations. The governor remitted outstanding fines for individuals and businesses in March. So, the restaurant never had to pay up. DeSantis said he will continue to remit fines in the future.

This comes after widespread vaccinations across the state. About 9 million Floridians have been vaccinated according to the governor. DeSantis admitted that lately, the old emergency orders were “unjustifiable.”

“My message is: the vaccines protect you, get vaccinated, and then live your life as if you’re protected,” DeSantis said. “You don’t have to chafe under restrictions ad infinitum.”

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DEMOCRAT CHILD ABUSE: White House Balks At Reopening Schools

COVID presents no threat to children. There hasn’t been one case of a child giving COVID to a teacher. COVID is the club which Democrats mean to beat us down, into submission. Once the children are under their complete, insane control, the rest is child’s play.

The Democrats have already destroyed the Millennial generation, now the final blow, the death stroke, will be the Coronialls — a paranoid, panicked, generation of socialist zombies. That is the goal.

White House Now Not So Sure About Reopening Schools

From the CNN tweet: Anita Dunn, an adviser to the President, says that schools should probably reopen in September if people continue to get vaccinated, adding that it is not absolute because “it’s an unpredictable virus” (Twitter). From Mark Hemingway: Kids have been in-person at private schools all year. We know plenty about the risks. This is about teachers unions, not kids (Twitter). From Karol Markowicz: While much of grown-up America moves on, our children are trapped in the forever pandemic. She goes on to blister the dishonesty coming from many of the so-called experts (NY Post). From Tim Carney: I think the lockdowns and Trump broke millions of brains. We know solitary confinement is crazy-making. We know being too online is bad for mental health. The outdoor vaccinated masking is an insanity symptom caused by this (Twitter).

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Ditch Abortion-Funding Disney Parks For Kentucky Kingdom Vacation

The Walt Disney Company (1.67) is known for their branded amusement parks and resorts (1.83), which typically draw millions of families each year. Unfortunately, they’re also known for being a top supporter of Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the United States – literally, the largest killer of family members. OpenSecrets.org listed Disney as Planned Parenthood’s 17th largest donor in 2020, which means that despite getting hit hard with the pandemic, Disney still chose to financially support the murder of unborn babies.

Through donating to Planned Parenthood, Disney tries to show that they stand with women’s “reproductive health”, yet leave out the disturbing evidence about what goes on behind the scenes at Planned Parenthood facilities: promoting contraceptives with negative health effects, committing medical fraud, and even covering up underage rape. Disney is also shortsightedly supporting an organization that reduces its potential for new customers, staff, and leadership – slowing its growth, reducing its net profit, and possibly reducing the quality of its large team.

Disney will probably not stop their donations to Planned Parenthood anytime soon, so cut the summer trip to Disney World and spend your money at Kentucky Kingdom, which we rate a neutral 3.00 out of 5.00. They have lots of thrilling coasters, a waterpark, and a whole section designed specifically for kids. An added bonus: the tickets are much cheaper than Disney’s, and because Kentucky Kingdom doesn’t market itself nationally, the parks are likely not as crowded.

Make your 2ndVote heard. Ditch the Disney destination and tell them you won’t be back until they stop donating to companies that hurt women and children. Then, spend your vacation dollars at Kentucky Kingdom, where your family can enjoy a vacation that goes easy on both your conscience and your pocketbook.

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Unaccompanied Alien Children Taking Spaces from American Kids in Foster Care

But, at least in some states Republican governors are saying NO!

“I do not want our kids harmed as the result of President Biden’s bad policies.” – Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts

One Republican Governor who apparently doesn’t mind helping Biden out of the border crisis mess is never-Trumper and Jeb Bush pal Republican Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland.

Or, does he even know that an organization in our state, which received $55 million in the last 12 months from the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement specifically to care for the UAC kids, is using Maryland’s foster care system to place the mostly teenaged ‘children’ (who have so-far found no relative in America willing to take them) into Maryland homes?

Makes me wonder what Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is doing with $55 million (75% of their federal boodle) that is for the children if they are simply placing them in other taxpayer-funded foster care as this news at CBS suggests.

From CBS Baltimore:

For months now, we’ve seen images of federal facilities packed with thousands of unaccompanied minors at a time when there are a record number of children reaching the southern border, most coming from Central America. The sheer volume of children is overwhelming the federal government’s resources with thousands of children packed into facilities never meant to handle this amount.

[….]But one Baltimore based organization, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, is working to move kids out of those facilities and into the homes of families eager to help.

“Our focus is getting these children out of Customs and Border Protection facilities,” said Krish O’Mara Vignarajah***, CEO of LIRS.

[….]

LIRS pairs kids with foster families across the country, including dozens here in Maryland.

[….]

But in the meantime, Vignarajah says the need is still great as the children continue to arrive at the southern border. “We have seen unprecedented numbers of children coming across the border and so we need more parents than ever before and so if anyone out there is willing to open up their home and hearts, these children could use their care,” she said.

More here.

Other state leaders ARE putting American children first!

From Pew Trusts:

(Just so you know, until a few short weeks about the ‘children’ illegally crossing our borders were referred to as Unaccompanied Alien Children, however a Biden administration edict now directs all media to refer to them as Unaccompanied Migrant Children, or simply Unaccompanied Children! Here Pew does what they are told!)

Republican Governors Block Unaccompanied Migrant Children

FORT WORTH, Texas — The federal foster care system was unprepared to house the record nearly 19,000 unaccompanied children who came to the United States in March, so the Biden administration asked some states to temporarily house them.

Republican governors in Iowa, Nebraska, South Carolina, South Dakota and Wyoming said no.

The governors claim that unaccompanied children would displace those already in state foster care or limit states’ ability to make new placements.

“Nebraska is declining their request because we are reserving our resources for serving our kids,” Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts said in an April 13 news release. “I do not want our kids harmed as the result of President Biden’s bad policies.”

Who is paying?

But federal officials note that care providers for unaccompanied children are paid via federal grants and operate separately from state child welfare systems.

Is LIRS paying the families directly out of their federal payola?  If so, they need to explain it!  And, explain who is monitoring the care the illegal alien kids are getting once placed in foster care homes.

Of course as Pew admits there are still costs to state taxpayers:

Caring for unaccompanied children does require some limited state resources, because states license and monitor foster care providers contracted by the Office of Refugee Resettlement, the federal agency in charge of housing unaccompanied minors.

However, there currently are no federally funded foster care providers for unaccompanied minors in any of the five states where Republican governors have expressed concerns, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services records analyzed by Stateline show.

Pew goes on and on consuming many column inches on the subject of bed space and how much, or how little, Trump left us with when the Dems stole the 2020 election.

Contractor middlemen….

Pew reports something we already knew (at least for LIRS and the USCCB).

Foster care providers who care for unaccompanied children include the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, BCFS Health and Human Services, Upbring, and Urban Strategies.

But, still unclear is how does this contract system work? And, why are middlemen even necessary?  Couldn’t the feds just send money directly to state agencies willing to participate?

I wondered where Endeavors is in all of this? That is another give-or-take $500 million for housing the ‘children.’

There is much more at Pew.

I guess we can conclude that our tax dollars (to care for the illegal alien kids) go through a bunch of contractor middlemen masquerading as non-profits (skimming off generous salaries and office overhead) as they go about looking for states willing to put unaccompanied alien children into their state’s foster care system thereby displacing needy American kids.

As I have been saying all along, federal refugee contractors put Americans Last!

Is that what your governor is doing as well?

*** I just had a look at a recent IRS Form 990 for LIRS, and Vignarajah is pulling down an annual salary and benefits package of a quarter of a million (apparently a pay cut from the previous CEO who left under a cloud).

Since LIRS is about 87% federally funded, they are a fake non-profit.  LOL! You can be assured that this ‘religious’ federal contractor is not passing the plate on Sundays to pay for their ‘charitable’ work.

See this post I wrote a year ago at RRW about Krish and her hubby, the Washington DC Leftie power couple, working another angle—we must welcome more migrants of all stripes due to global warming!

And, somehow that is going to help America’s wildlife and our great outdoor spaces—say what?

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Humanizing the Victims of Abortion

One of the great blessings of the United States is that written into our national birth certificate, the Declaration of Independence, is the acknowledgement that we are endowed by our Creator with the right to life.

But the right to life is under assault today through the widespread practice of abortion—and has been for decades.

Amazingly, through the years, there have been a few that actually survived an abortion attempt. In a previous piece, I mentioned the existence of about 300 or so survivors of abortion in modern America, including Claire Culwell. She has now written her story in a powerful newly-released book, Survivor. Christian apologist Josh McDowell says of the book, “It’s a story of beauty, pain, regret, redemption, and encouragement.”

I have had the privilege to interview Claire Culwell for a television segment for D. James Kennedy Ministries and my radio program. What follows is her story, based on what she said in those interviews and what she writes in her book.

Claire was adopted and grew up in a godly home in Austin, Texas, surrounded by Christian love. As far as she was concerned, abortion had zero impact on her—until she was about 20 and learned the background of her birth. She notes, “I never imagined that I would meet my birth mother and find out that I survived something that was literally meant to take my life.”

Her birth mother (Tonya) says that her own family life had been very difficult, with little love in the household. So she sought attention outside the home. At age 13, Tonya eagerly welcomed the fickle affection of a boy whom she described as a “young, good-looking jock cowboy.”

Soon she was pregnant. Tonya shares, “The most frightening day of my life was to tell my mother, and so I got up the courage and I told her. It didn’t go well, you know. Here come the beatings, the telling me how worthless I was, how horrible I was, I was going to ruin the [family] name.” And so on.

Tonya’s mother forcibly took her to an abortion clinic to take care of the problem—against her will.

When it was over, says Tonya: “I remember going in that bathroom and just crying, just throwing up, you know. I’ll never forget turning my head and seeing my baby and just staring at that canister….So in my mind I thought, ‘With my mom’s help, I just murdered my baby.’”

But as a couple of weeks passed, Tonya realized she still was somehow pregnant.

Now Claire’s grandmother was really mad. They returned to the abortion clinic to find out how this could be. Claire says the clinic told her birth mother and grandmother that the “abortion had been successful on one baby, but they didn’t know there were two; and so I had survived my birth mother’s abortion.”

Claire’s grandmother didn’t take well this news that there were twins—and only one had been aborted. But at that point it was too late to abort Claire. The pregnancy was too far along.

“And so I was delivered at 30 weeks,” observes Claire, “and I weighed 3 lbs. 2 oz. I was ten weeks premature, and I had a dislocated hip, club feet. My visible signs are my every day reminder of being a twin. But miraculously the abortion instruments never touched my body.” Thankfully, she was placed in a wonderful home. Today Claire is married, has children, and enjoys a wonderful life.

When Claire first learned of the circumstances of her birth, she was shocked. But she chose to forgive her birth mom, Tonya.

Later, they even got to speak at some pro-life venues together. Both Claire and Tonya, writes Claire in her book Survivor, are indeed survivors of abortion, and “by Christ alone” has their story been redeemed: “Death had tried to drive us apart, but love brought us together.”

Claire adds, “God uses things that were meant for evil and turns them into things that are beautiful and fruitful, like he did with me. Bad things have been transformed into beautiful things in my life.”

She told the D. James Kennedy Ministries television audience, “I share my story because I want to put a face and a name and a story with the unborn child, and I saw how abortion hurt my birth mother, and it has hurt and wronged so many women that regret their abortion. And so I believe that abortion takes the life of a human being just like me and just like you.”

Life is a precious gift. Just as America’s founders recognized that the Lord has granted us the right to life, may America once again cherish the God-given right to life. I know of one happy survivor in America who cherishes that right.

©Jerry Newcombe. All rights reserved.

Wuhan Virus: Joe Biden Is Missing In Action

PRESIDENT BIDEN HAS MISSED EVERY WEEKLY COVID-19 CALL WITH GOVERNORS SINCE TAKING OFFICE.

Anonymous staffers note that the time, 11AM, is difficult for the president as his medication takes time to become effective.

Every Tuesday, usually at 11 a.m. EST, all 50 governors dial in to the same conference call to coordinate federal and state responses to the coronavirus crisis.

But Biden is not here.

The Trump White House hosted a total of 40 COVID conference calls. Pence led 39 of them, according to that administration’s final COVID report first obtained by RCP (1). Trump participated in eight.

Things are different now, said Pete Ricketts.

“President Biden hasn’t been on any of them,” the Nebraska governor told RCP, “and Vice President Harris has only been on one, but that was for about five minutes and she didn’t take any questions.”

“It’s been a real frustration, I think it’s safe to say, for all 50 governors,” New Hampshire’s Chris Sununu told RealClearPolitics.

Ricketts complains that

“high-level access to the decision-makers who can move the bureaucracy” is now missing, adding that “It really is not the type of bipartisan partnership that the president promised when he came into office in his inaugural address. It really is much more of a top-down, we-are-going-to-do-what-we-are-going-to-do thought process.”

Some governors have concerns.

“Communication is not the administration’s strong point, but it’s still important. Transparency is the foundation of public trust, especially during a crisis,” New Hampshire’s Chris Sununu said.

To me, it looks like Biden is doing nothing, the governors are doing everything, but the media make sure Biden is receiving all the credit.

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MIT Study Finds That We are ‘No Safer at 60 Feet than at Six Feet’

It was never about health, it was ALWAYS about Democrats seizing control, defeating Trump and imposing draconian totalitarian measures to humiliate and break the American People.

MIT Study Finds that We are ‘No Safer at 60 Feet than at Six Feet’

A major study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that all this mythic social distancing does absolutely nothing whatever.

By Warner Todd Huston on April 26, 2021:

A major study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that all this mythic social distancing does absolutely nothing whatever to keep us safe from the coronavirus.

Since the fools running the CDC first bean making their baseless proclamations about the virus, we have been told that standing six feet away from other people — what they have called “social distancing” — will save us all from getting the coronavirus.

This claim has always been absurd. But, for some unfathomable reason, millions of people fell for this line of nonsense. And now MIT has blown the claim out of the water.

MIT chemical engineering Prof. Martin Bazant and applied mathematics Prof. John Bush, found proof that “characterize[s] the evolution of the concentration of pathogen-laden droplets in a well-mixed room, and the associated risk of infection to its occupants.”

The study notes that the respiratory droplets posited to be the primary transmitters of COVID-19 come in numerous sizes from large to small. “In the presence of a quiescent ambient, [smaller droplets] settle to the floor; however, in the well-mixed ambient more typical of a ventilated space, sufficiently small drops may be suspended by the ambient airflow and mixed throughout the room until being removed by the ventilation outflow or inhaled.”

According to models of “closed, well-mixed” spaces, the authors claim, pathogens are “distributed uniformly throughout” the local environment. “In such well-mixed spaces, one is no safer from airborne pathogens at 60 ft than 6 ft,” the study states.

Reached for comment, Bush told Just the News that their study indicates “that one cannot make sweeping statements about reopening.”

“Each space must be assessed on a case by case basis,” he said. “Our study provides a rational means of making such an assessment. Most importantly, it indicates that one must limit the time spent in a given indoor space, to an extent determined by the relevant physical parameters.”

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Biden WEARS MASK for Zoom call with world leaders on ‘climate change’

America is a global laughingstock with this husk, this enfeebled puppet, supposedly at the helm. Apparently those who manage the “president” told him that covid can be transmitted through Zoom now, so he has to mask up even when he is babbling about “climate change” alone in a room talking to a screen. How Xi must be laughing.

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Covid Vax: Largest Human Biological Experiment in World History with Unknown Long-term Consequences

The truth about the vaccines for the Wuhan Coronavirus is not being told to the American people. And the truth is this is not a true vaccine; it is a synthetic medical device that is being injected into more than 200-million U.S. citizens. The facts behind the vaccines are being blocked by your government, the mainstream media and big tech (social media). Graham Ledger peaks with Dr. Bryan Ardis, CEO of Ardis Labs, about the truth behind these experimental vaccines.

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Planned Parenthood Recommits to Founder’s Eugenicist Mission

Alexis McGill Johnson, president and chief executive of Planned Parenthood, recently wrote an op-ed in the New York Times titled, “I’m the Head of Planned Parenthood. We’re Done Making Excuses for Our Founder. We must reckon with Margaret Sanger’s association with white supremacist groups and eugenics.”

Yet this title proves to be more than a little misleading, when several lines into the article Johnson states, “whether our founder was a racist is not a simple yes or no question.”

Well, Margaret Sanger spoke at a Ku Klux Klan rally, she said, “We don’t want the word to get out that we want to exterminate the Negro Population,” and she referred to birth control as, “nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or of those who will become defectives.” So maybe the answer is not simple to Johnson, but Sanger’s actions and words speak for themselves.

Johnson goes on to acknowledge that Sanger caused harm “to generations of people with disabilities and Black, Latino, Asian-American, and Indigenous people.” But sadly, she proves the first words of the op-ed, “we need to talk about Margaret Sanger” true when throughout the rest of the article, Johnson — who promised to reckon with Sanger’s actions — simply talks.

In all of her talking, Johnson promises not to ignore women of color, but not once does she mention that as the largest provider of abortions in America, Planned Parenthood targets people of color by locating 79 percent of their surgical abortion facilities within walking distance of African American or Hispanic/Latino neighborhoods.

Johnson commits to fighting dehumanization including the “dehumanization of transgender people,” but fails to confess that by becoming the second largest provider of cross-sex hormones in the country, Planned Parenthood is putting people who identify as transgender at risk of serious dangers including interference with brain development, inhibition of normal bone-density development, and sterilization.

Johnson concedes that Sanger caused harm to people with disabilities, but she fails to admit that in America, abortions — which in America are performed primarily by Planned Parenthood — target people with disabilities in the womb and that 67 percent of parents who receive a pre-natal diagnosis of Down syndrome abort their child, 63 percent of parents who receive a prenatal diagnosis of Spina Bifida abort their child, at least 65 percent of parents who receive a prenatal diagnosis of cystic fibrosis abort their child, and 83 percent of parents who receive a prenatal diagnosis of anencephaly abort their child.

Not surprisingly, among the many things Johnson fails to remember in her op-ed is that when Missouri tried to pass legislation banning abortion because of race, gender or prenatal diagnosis indicating Down syndrome, she responded on behalf of Planned Parenthood saying, “Let’s be very clear: these severe restrictions on abortion access do nothing to address disability rights or discrimination.” This statement identifies the root of why Planned Parenthood has not and will not “reckon with,” and depart from Margaret Sanger’s beliefs. Planned Parenthood believes that killing innocent babies in the womb because they are black, because they are a woman, or because they have Down Syndrome, is not a form of discrimination.

As Johnson said, “Margaret Sanger harmed generations with her beliefs. In our second century, Planned Parenthood has the chance to heal those harms.” Perhaps not dehumanizing and killing the most innocent among us, the unborn, would be a good place to start.

COLUMN BY

Mary Szoch

Director of the Center for Human Dignity

Mary Szoch serves as the Director of the Center for Human Dignity at Family Research Council. In this position, Mary researches, writes, and coordinates collaborative efforts with other pro-life advocates on policies surrounding life and human dignity.

Prior to joining Family Research Council, Mary was the Director of the D.C. Catholic Conference and the Manager of Catholic Policy and Advocacy for the Archdiocese of Washington. In her role, Mary led the Archdiocese’s public policy work in D.C. including the fight against the legalization of prostitution, the complete deregulation of the abortion industry, and limitations on the freedoms of religious organizations. Mary also directed the Department of Life Issues for the Archdiocese where she collaborated with churches and pro-life organizations to educate and raise awareness on the life issues including abortion, assisted suicide, and discrimination against people with disabilities.

Mary received her master’s in education through the University of Notre Dame’s ACE program where she taught history and English to high school students at an under-resourced school. In 2015, while teaching at St. Peter’s on Capitol Hill, Mary founded a non-profit, Teaching Together, that provides meaningful jobs in schools to adults with special needs.

Mary is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame where she majored in political science and philosophy. While at the University of Notre Dame, Mary played basketball for the Fighting Irish and lettered on the 2010-2011 National Championship Runner-Up team. A native of Altoona, Pennsylvania, Mary currently lives in D.C. with her husband, Ben.

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Democrats Furious Over Stanford Study that Found Masks are Useless Against COVID

Covid-19 Vaccine – Branding Humans Like Cows.

So much for leftists caring about “science.”

The Democrats have destroyed every respected institution in America.

Liberals Furious Over Stanford Study that Found Masks are Useless Against COVID

Stanford University quietly published a study that found that paper masks don’t help at all to prevent transmission of the coronavirus.

By: Warner Todd Huston, Flag and Cross, April 19, 2021:

Stanford University quietly published a study that found that paper masks don’t help at all to prevent transmission of the coronavirus. And leftist outlets such as Twitter are working hard to hide the study from the American people.

The study was posted on the the National Center for Biological Information government website.

One key part of the study notes: “The data suggest that both medical and non-medical facemasks are ineffective of viral and infectious disease such as SARS-CoV-2 and COVID -19.”

This is the same conclusion that nearly every mask study has ever come to — at least before “science” was corrupted by COVIDiots who wish to use the virus as a weapon to control the people.

The study added:

According to the current knowledge, the virus SARS-CoV-2 has a diameter of 60 nm to 140 nm [nanometers (billionth of a meter)] [16], [17], while medical and non-medical facemasks’ thread diameter ranges from 55 µm to 440 µm [micrometers (one millionth of a meter), which is more than 1000 times larger [25]. Due to the difference in sizes between SARS-CoV-2 diameter and facemasks thread diameter (the virus is 1000 times smaller), SARS-CoV-2 can easily pass through any facemask

In other words, the virus can just seep right through these absurd masks we are all wearing, and the masks can’t stop it.

What did Twitter do? This anti-science social media platform tried to suppress the study.

Former Trump adviser Steve Cortez tied to share the study, and Twitter suspended him for it.

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That means both Mick Jagger and Van Morrison remember when music was about promoting freedom and against a state narrative. Good on ya Mick. So happy to be a Stones fan today.

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Scientists Predict Death Spike in Vaccinated: Modelers are ‘following the science’ down a rabbit hole

WESTMINSTER, England (ChurchMilitant.com) – The most deaths in a third coronavirus wave will consist of people who have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, British scientists are warning in a new doomsday report.

“The resurgence in both hospitalizations and deaths is dominated by those that have received two doses of the vaccine, comprising around 60% and 70% of the wave respectively,” the study predicts.

To combat the spike in mortality, the scientists are calling for new vaccines in the medium-term as measures to extend the period of lockdown before new vaccines are deployed.

The pessimistic scenario modeled by scientists at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) foresees deaths and hospital admissions on a scale similar to January 2021 — despite a high uptake of the experimental jab.

The mortality surge is expected to occur in the later stages of the U.K. government’s roadmap out of the lockdown, beginning around mid-May and peaking in late July or early August, according to the study reported in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) last Wednesday.

The predictions studied by the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), warn that the gloom-and-doom scenario is conservative as it does not take into account the “growth of an immune escape variant or a more rapidly spreading variant.”

A large proportion of Britain’s population would be susceptible to B.1.351 — the South African variant of the SARS-CoV-2 — whether they have been vaccinated or not, the modelers warn.

Speaking to Church Militant, academic and mental-health ethicist Niall McCrae noted that “the report’s prediction that 70% of COVID-19 deaths will be of dual-vaccinated people is quite startling.”

“Clearly these pseudo-scientific modelers would like us to be locked down ad infinitum, but do they know something that governments and public-health authorities aren’t telling us?” Dr. McCrae asked.

The academic slammed the study’s “Alice-in-Wonderland logic, ‘following the science’ down a rabbit hole” since “the report states, ‘this is because vaccine uptake has been so high in the oldest age groups,’ and that ‘this is not the result of vaccines being ineffective, merely uptake being so high.'”

McCrae elaborated:

We already know that for two to three weeks after the injection, elderly and vulnerable people are at increased risk of serious respiratory infection, due to lowering of immunity. That’s why there was a surge in deaths after vaccination rollout, with the evidence most stark in countries with the highest vaccination numbers; such as Hungary, Israel, Serbia, Gibraltar and the United Arab Emirates.

The report, however, suggests a longer-term risk to the vaccinated. Will they be more prone to COVID-19 variants or to other viruses? In the old joke when someone asks an Irishman for directions, and he says, “I wouldn’t start from here,” I fear for those who took the jab and thought that the road ahead would be safe and straightforward.

A SAGE source told Britain’s The Telegraph that the vaccines were not efficacious enough to allow a return to normal social mixing “without a big epidemic,” despite the jabs significantly reducing illness and deaths.

Addressing the question of low vaccine uptake among ethnic minorities in Britain, the report notes that “even if vaccination successfully drives down mortality and morbidity overall, it is highly likely that outbreaks will still happen in some communities.”

SAGE also reviewed models from scientists at Imperial College London and Warwick University that assumed lower virus transmission after all restrictions are lifted and used higher vaccine efficacy to make predictions.

Meanwhile, a new Israeli study involving 28 scientists has confirmed that those vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine were more likely to become infected with B.1.1.7 (Kent variant) or B.1.351 compared with unvaccinated individuals.

In fact, vaccine recipients infected at least a week after the second dose were disproportionally infected with B.1.351, while those infected between two weeks after the first dose and one week after the second dose were disproportionally infected by B.1.1.7, the study revealed.

Despite the Pfizer vaccine showing high protection levels, apprehension exists that several variants of concern can surmount the immune defenses generated by the vaccines, the Tel Aviv University researchers concluded.

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YouTube purges Florida Governor video for ‘Covid-19 medical misinformation’

 

Who has the authority to declare a ‘scientific consensus’?


At what point does Big Tech’s authority extend too far?

Last week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, whose state has faced the challenge of covid-19 considerably well despite media criticism, had a video removed by YouTube for allegedly spreading “medical misinformation”.

DeSantis had hosted a roundtable discussion in a video uploaded by the American Institute for Economic Research. In it, he and “a handful of medical experts questioned the effectiveness of having children wear masks to stop the spread of COVID-19,” according to The Wrap. A representative from YouTube confirmed to The Wrap that,

The video was removed due to multiple instances where the doctors said children didn’t need to wear masks. This position… violated the Google-owned video site’s “COVID-19 medical misinformation” policies.

The video was removed due to multiple instances where the doctors said children didn’t need to wear masks. This position… violated the Google-owned video site’s “COVID-19 medical misinformation” policies.

At the risk of stating the obvious, it is rather odd for a social media site to take a scientific stance on an issue where consensus is lacking and new data is constantly emerging.

Ironically, the World Health Organisation (WHO) itself advises that children under five should not be required to wear masks and that those between ages six and 11 need only wear masks in areas of “widespread transmission”.

Since when is an IT company better informed than the world’s peak health body? More to the point, even if YouTube’s guidance agreed with WHO, since when is it YouTube’s role to silence dissent? It seems that the proverbial Galileo affair, like so much else of Western history, has been cast aside in our giddy rush towards “progress”.

Far more certain than the efficacy of masks are basic facts of the universe like the law of gravity or that 2 + 2 = 4. That YouTube chooses not to censor dissent on these and yet targets a Republican Governor for a different stance on mask-wearing exposes much about the cultural revolution quickly enveloping us.

It is another reminder— in the unlikely case that we needed it—that in Wokeworld, everything is political. Science especially.

Consider also Facebook’s clampdown on vaccine dissent. Recently, Facebook announced, “we are expanding our efforts to remove false claims on Facebook and Instagram about Covid-19, Covid-19 vaccines and vaccines in general during the pandemic.”

Under this rubric, as recently as Monday, it was presumably a purgeable offence to post on Facebook suggesting, for example, that people could experience severe blood clotting if they took the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. But on Tuesday, we can only assume that this suddenly became permissible, once the US Food and Drug Administration recommended a pause in its use for precisely this reason.

Not only is Silicon Valley creating piddling dictatorships that threaten to chase off half their client base: they a forging a rod for their own back as this volatile pandemic requires a constant re-write of what constitutes the “scientific consensus” and what is to be condemned as “disinformation”.

The notion of consensus is in part what is causing so much confusion.

Consensus is a powerful factor when it comes to ascertaining scientific facts. But it is not everything. Again, ask Galileo, who was put under house arrest by the authorities of his day for discovering compelling evidence that the earth revolved around the sun. Eventually, he was proven right—but he had to challenge the Aristotelian consensus to achieve this.

We also do ourselves a disservice by lumping all “science” together, as though the law of gravity and our rapidly expanding knowledge of Covid-19 somehow hold the same authority. They don’t, and we’re only fooling ourselves if we pretend that they do.

A decade and a half ago, social media’s gift to the world was the democratisation of information. Anyone could post. Anyone could play journalist or commentator. Discernment was required—as it always is in thinking cultures. But the freedom afforded by these platforms created untold opportunity for media start-ups, everyday entrepreneurs, and global communication.

Now all of this is threatened as Big Tech steamrolls anyone who doesn’t agree with their subjective and ever-changing opinions. They are playing a game of petty postmodern tyranny, and it is hurting everyone.

It’s time to bring back dissent and robust debate in the public square. If we don’t, we will silence the next Galileo, and whom does that help?

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