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  • Singing In Houses Of Worship Banned Under New Order From Newsom As Pandemic Worsens

    07/02/2020 5:59:57 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 64 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | 07/02/20 | Dale Kasler
    Californians are still free to attend their house of worship. But they’re forbidden from singing or chanting.Updated COVID-19 guidelines issued Wednesday by the state Department of Public Health require churches and other houses of worship to “discontinue singing and chanting activities.”In previously allowing religious organizations to reopen in late May, the state merely said these institutions should “strongly consider discontinuing singing, group recitation, and other practices and performances.”  Health agencies such as the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say shouting or singing can spread the coronavirus just as easily as coughing or sneezing.California’s health department agrees, and as Gov. Gavin Newsom begins...
  • Ban This! No, Never Mind!

    05/06/2020 4:28:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | May 6, 2020 | John Strossel
    Recently, many politicians were in such a hurry to ban plastic bags. California and Hawaii banned them, then New York. Then Oregon, Connecticut, Maine and Vermont passed laws against them. More than 400 cities did, too. Why? Because plastic bags are evil, didn't you know? "Look at the damage done by plastic bags! It is everywhere!" complained New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. A Washington state senator cited "videos of animals choked by plastics, tangled in garbage!" So what should we use instead of plastic? Cloth bags! They're reusable! "Certainly the way to go!" said New Jersey's assembly speaker. But now,...
  • 12 Ways To Save Millions Of Vulnerable American Lives By Banning More Things

    04/07/2020 7:25:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 7, 2020 | Joy Pullman
    Just think of that: We can save nearly 2 million lives every year with these personal and collective sacrifices. In addition, we can prevent an estimated 100 million sicknesses and injuries! Those of us who have raised concerns about the tradeoffs of shutting down the nation indefinitely based on speculative models lacking essential data have been told we’re heartless, pro-death, un-Christian sickos who should be ejected from society and banned from all platforms.How dare we worry about things like money, the next generation’s education, the carnage of a destroyed economy, the deliberate wreckage of all non-pandemic medical services, the desolation...
  • Here's a List of All the Stuff 'Nanny' Bloomberg Has Tried to Ban

    02/21/2020 5:26:37 AM PST · by WWG1WWA · 30 replies
    PJMedia ^ | February 20,2020 | VICTORIA TAFT
    Here's a list of things Nanny Bloomberg tried to ban or succeeded in banning while he was the mayor of New York. Imagine what havoc he could wreak if he were president. Trans fats: Recipes for cannolis, cheesecake, burgers, French fries had to be changed to accommodate Bloomberg's distaste for trans fats.
  • How Conversion Therapy Bans Hurt Kids

    02/19/2020 6:33:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 18, 2020 | Andrea Jones
    Utah recently codified an administrative rule that bans any practice or treatment that seeks to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of a patient or client under the age of 18. This made it the 19th state to ban the practice, frequently labeled conversion therapy. Some call this a milestone in protecting vulnerable children, but the reality is more complicated. Advocates describe so-called conversion therapy as a discredited practice linked to physical abuse, drug use, and suicide, and they point to politicized statements from medical associations and activist groups to support these claims. Although it is possible to find...
  • Russia Temporarily Bans Chinese Nationals From Entering Country Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

    02/18/2020 1:20:12 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 2 replies
    Euro News ^ | 02/18/20
    Russia has decided to ban Chinese nationals from entering its territory amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. The ban will be implemented from February 20. It was announced by the office of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Tatyana Golikova, following a meeting on preventing the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Russia. "From 00:00 local time on February 20, 2020, the passage of citizens from the Peoples Republic of China across the state border of the Russian Federation is temporarily suspended," the statement said. The ban will affect Chinese citizens travelling for private, educational, working and tourist purposes,...
  • Washington state seeks to ban sale of 'assault weapons,' high capacity magazines

    12/12/2019 6:40:02 PM PST · by Farcesensitive · 60 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 12, 2019 | Dan Whitcomb
    The state of Washington on Thursday proposed bans on the sale of "assault weapons" and high capacity magazines, part of a package of gun laws meant to address a rising wave of U.S. mass shootings. If successful, Washington would become the seventh U.S. state to ban assault weapons, which it defines as semi-automatic rifles with at least one military feature, and the ninth to limit the capacity of ammunition magazines.
  • Bag ban selective, not that effective (Mass.)

    11/20/2019 7:02:35 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 20, 2019 | Ediorial Staff
    It probably looked good on paper, but the plastic bag ban making its way through the State Legislature, as it is now, is not the planet-friendly panacea environmentalists proclaim, and will hurt the bottom line of consumers and small businesses. As the Heralds Mary Markos reported, under the bill, customers would pay at least 10 cents for a recycled paper bag at check out. The aim: to keep nasty plastic from polluting our environment. While Massachusetts may not be able to tackle the proliferation of plastics worldwide, we can take concrete action at home, Senate President Karen Spilka said.
  • City Bans Calling Someone An Illegal Alien Out Of Hate

    09/28/2019 11:40:01 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 61 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/26/19 | Rich Calder, Julia Marsh and Aaron Feis
    Its now against the law in New York City to threaten someone with a call to immigration authorities or refer to them as an illegal alien when motivated by hate. The restrictions violations of which are punishable by fines of up to $250,000 per offense are outlined in a 29-page directive released by City Halls Commission on Human Rights. Alien used in many laws to refer to a noncitizen person is a term that may carry negative connotations and dehumanize immigrants, marking them as other,' reads one passage of the memo. The use of certain language,...
  • Chicago Mayor Permanently Bans ICE From Accessing Police Databases Ahead Of Raids

    07/11/2019 8:02:52 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 63 replies
    Huff Post via Yahoo News ^ | 07/11/19 | Sanjana Karanth
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Wednesday that her city has permanently banned U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement from accessing the Chicago Police Department’s databases ahead of looming ICE raids to detain undocumented immigrants. Chicago police “will not team up with ICE to detain any resident,” the mayor said after meeting with business leaders and immigration rights advocates at Lurie Children’s Hospital. “They’re not going to be facilitating or otherwise providing any assistance in any raids ― whether it’s traffic stops [or] additional support. … We have also cut off ICE from any access from any CPD databases and that will...
  • Undercover video proves Google interfered in Irish abortion referendum

    07/09/2019 7:30:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 5, 2019 | Martin M. Barillas
    DUBLIN, July 5, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) Google admitted to interference in Irelands 2018 abortion referendum but claimed that it was merely to help voters. In revelations made by pro-transparency website Project Veritas, YouTube blacklisted a large number of videos on its platform in advance of the referendum while also interfering with search results. YouTube is wholly owned by Google. When voters searched for specific terms on YouTube, the results of their searches were manually altered by Google, thus assuring that the videos selected by Google reach the top of the search results. Among the searches affected by interference from Google...
  • THE TECH PURGE CONTINUES: Twitter Bans Conservative Legend David Horowitz and the Freedom Center

    05/07/2019 9:34:09 PM PDT · by bitt · 79 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 5/7/2019 | Jim Hoft
    Twitter suspended David Horowitz from the Freedom Center on Tuesday. The purge continues. We are witnessing the elimination of conservatism from the public square. And Republicans do NOTHING! The David Horowitz Freedom Center was founded in 1968. The David Horowitz Freedom Center is dedicated to the defense of free societies whose moral, cultural and economic foundations are under attack by enemies both secular and religious, at home and abroad.
  • The Many Things that Democrats want to Ban (Running List) 13FEB19 update

    02/12/2019 5:33:03 PM PST · by vannrox · 33 replies
    metallicman ^ | 13FEB19 | Editorial staff
    This is a compilation of the many, many things that American Democrats (often radical totalitarian communists wearing the mantle of progressive liberals) want to ban. This is a running tabulated list that originated from an earlier post about busybodies. There, I argued that Social Justice Warriors (SJW) was just another name for a busybody. This is a set aside list tabulated by request. It supersedes the extensive list on an earlier post about busybodies. Remember, boys and girls, all bans are a restriction on freedom. Go ahead and shake your head in disbelief. These people are friggin lunatics. The List...
  • The Many Things that Democrats want to Ban (Running List) - Metallicman

    12/09/2018 4:46:49 PM PST · by vannrox · 22 replies
    metallicman ^ | 8DEC18 | editorial staff
    This is a compilation of the many, many things that American Democrats (often radical totalitarian communists wearing the mantle of progressive liberals) want to ban. This is a running tabulated list that originated from an earlier post about busybodies. There, I argued that Social Justice Warriors (SJW) was just another name for a busybody. This is a set aside list tabulated by request. It supersedes the extensive list on an earlier post about busybodies. Remember, boys and girls, all bans are a restriction on freedom. Go ahead and shake your head in disbelief. These people are friggin lunatics. The List...
  • Twitter Bans Prominent Pro-Trump Activists as It Fights Censorship Allegations

    07/28/2018 4:00:15 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jul 2018 | Allum Bokhari
    Twitter banned the account of a pro-Trump grassroots campaign with 15 state field directors along with another prominent Trump supporter, failing to reinstate the accounts on the same day that the company came under fire from the president himself for discrimination against conservatives. Eight days ago, Twitter banned the account of a pro-Trump grassroots organization called New Right US (@newrightus.) Co-founded by political activist Mike Tokes, the account represented an organization that mobilizes Trump supporters around the country. We have over 15 state directors and a team of social media influencers throughout the country said Tokes. It wasnt just some...
  • Turkish court again bans book on Kurdish history after 17 years

    07/27/2018 6:04:05 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    Stockholm Center for Freedom ^ | July 26, 2018 | SCF
    A Turkish court has ruled to ban a book titled “Kurdistan Tarihi” (The History of Kurdistan), whose first edition was confiscated by the State Security Court (DGM) in 2001 and pulled off the shelves. “The History of Kurdistan,” a Soviet academic volume published in Turkish by Avesta Publishing, was initially banned by the Ayvalık Penal Court of Peace and subsequently banned in 2001 by the İstanbul DGM. The publishing house was also given a fine and sentence by the same court. However, thanks to legal challenges, the ban was overturned. Edited by M.S. Lazarev and Ş.X. Mıhoyan and translated from...
  • Kentucky neighborhood bans Danes, Dobermanns, German Shepherds, St. Bernards and more

    04/09/2018 4:50:18 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 102 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | 4-9-18 | Morgan Eads And Cheryl Truman
    People living in a Lexington neighborhood were notified last week that several dog breeds, including pit bulls, Great Danes and huskies, were being banned. Homeowners in McConnells Trace were sent letters by the neighborhood developer detailing a change in an existing dog restriction, which previously referred only to unspecified aggressive breeds, said Josh McCurn, president of the areas neighborhood association. Now German shepherds, St. Bernards and chows are among the list of 11 dog breeds restricted from the neighborhood. McConnells Trace sits across Leestown Road from Masterson Station Park. McCurn said the homeowners association did not have a vote on...
  • Turkish army bans entry to Afrin

    03/20/2018 7:11:04 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    ANF News ^ | Tuesday, 20 Mar 2018, 12:08 | ANF
    The Turkish army has banned entry to the Afrin center after they invaded. Civilians trying to return to their homes are being arrested. With the invaders entering, looting and pillaging has taken hold in Afrin, while the same forces have banned entry to the city. Turkish soldiers and their collaborator gangs hold the entrances and exits of the city and are barring civilians from entering. Reports say young people who coulndnt leave Afrin or who wish to come back are forced to choose between two inhumane options, prison and joining the FSA. Many young men are being held on these...
  • Iran bans teaching English in primary schools as Islamic leaders warn it opens the way to a Western>

    01/07/2018 10:46:43 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 43 replies
    Daily Mail Company (UK) ^ | Scott Campbell For Mailonline and Reuters
    Mehdi Navid-Adham, head of the state-run High Education Council, said: 'Teaching English in government and non-government primary schools in the official curriculum is against laws and regulations."
  • Ohio Sheriff Prohibits Off Duty Details From Attending NFL Games

    09/27/2017 12:00:58 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    Imgur ^ | 09/25/17