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  • Students, adults in schools must wear masks, Pa Department of Education says

    07/08/2020 6:29:52 AM PDT · by lightman · 37 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 8 July A.D. 2020 | Steve Marroni
    When students go back to school, they will be required to wear masks. The Pennsylvania Department of Education released guidance Monday detailing when and where students are required to wear face coverings – and when they can take them off. The guidance follows last week’s order from the Department of Health requiring people to wear masks when they leave their homes to help control the spread of the coronavirus. According to the Department of Health, all people in school buildings must wear masks. The order is effective immediately and applies to all people who are 2 years old and older....
  • Coronavirus expert says Americans will be wearing masks for ‘several years’

    07/06/2020 7:48:19 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 104 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/6/20 | Shawn M. Carter
    Health experts won’t ask Americans to take off their masks any time soon. That’s the take of Eric Toner, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. He has been preparing for an outbreak like the novel coronavirus as part of his work for years. [cut] “I think that mask wearing and some degree of social distancing, we will be living with — hopefully living with happily — for several years,” he said. “It's actually pretty straightforward. If we cover our faces, and both you and anyone you're interacting with are wearing a mask, the risk of...
  • At UN Human Rights Council, 53 countries back China's draconian Hong Kong crackdown

    07/05/2020 5:27:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | Adam Shaw
    Chinese state media Xinhua reported that the Cuban statement said the law was beneficial for Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability, and guarantees that Hong Kong residents can exercise their freedom in a “safe environment.” The law criminalizes anti-government movements, and is targeted at pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong who have pushed back against Beijing’s incursions on freedoms in the territory -- which is supposed to be ruled on the principle of “one country, two systems.” The law punishes crimes of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces with up to life in prison. It also establishes a national security...
  • Now Even the WHO Is Saying You Shouldn't Wear a Mask in Public All the Time

    07/03/2020 9:18:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    Western Journal ^ | July 2, 2020 | Jared Harris
    As political forces in the United States push for strict mask mandates to fight the spread of the coronavirus, new guidance issued by the World Health Organization undermines the left’s claim that people must be forced to wear the protective equipment in public. The WHO posted the updated recommendations in a Wednesday tweet. This most recent change, which outlines when people should not wear a mask in public, follows months of inconsistent information from the group about face coverings. ... “People should NOT wear masks when exercising,” the WHO’s update reads, “as masks may reduce the ability to breathe comfortably.”...
  • Mollie Hemingway: Media Has ‘Overstated Their Confidence’ In Mask-Wearing, Using It As ‘Political Cudgel’

    07/05/2020 2:49:33 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 05, 2020 4:16 PM ET | Scott Morefield
    Fox News contributor Mollie Hemingway cited the lack of concrete scientific evidence to support widespread mask-wearing to contend that the media has “overstated their confidence” in the practice and are using it as a “political cudgel” against skeptics. Fox News anchor Howard Kurtz introduced the topic on Sunday morning’s “Media Buzz” by pointing out prominent Republicans who are now encouraging mask usage, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and former Vice President Dick Cheney. “Why are the pundits so rankled that President Trump is not a leading proponent of mask-wearing?” Kurtz asked Hemingway. WATCH:
  • Rulers of Darkness

    07/05/2020 11:02:52 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 15 replies
    RR ^ | 7/5/2020 | Daymond Duck
    According to the Bible, there are rulers of darkness (satanic or demonic spiritual forces) influencing the citizens and events on planet Earth (Eph. 6:12). Many U.S. citizens have never seen a time when this was more obvious. Those that have not accepted Jesus as their Saviour are called the children of disobedience (lawlessness) and the children of darkness (Eph. 2:2; I Thess. 5:4-7). Satan is using them; they are living by his rules and doing his work. They do not like America’s Judeo-Christian heritage, the Ten Commandments, public prayer, freedom of religion, what Christians say about abortion, LGBTQ, just one...
  • Ohio lawmaker says she refused to wear mask, was asked to leave Gettysburg Visitor Center

    07/03/2020 7:52:06 PM PDT · by lightman · 25 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 3 July A.D. 2020 | Teresa Bonner
    A Republican Ohio state official is claiming in a video shared to Facebook Thursday that she was asked to leave the Gettysburg Visitor Center and Museum for refusing to wear a mask. In a Facebook video, first reported by The Hill, Rep. Candice Keller, after reading Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address in front of the Soldiers National Monument, said she and her husband were asked to leave the Gettysburg Welcome Center on Thursday because they would not wear face masks. "This is not a law in Pennsylvania or in Ohio, where I come from, and it is an unconstitutional idea that our...
  • Blaylock: Face Masks Pose Serious Risks To The Healthy

    06/29/2020 9:57:36 AM PDT · by Grandpa Drudge · 37 replies
    Technocracy News & Trends ^ | May 11, 2020 | Dr. Russell Blaylock, MD
    Keep in mind, no studies have been done to demonstrate that either a cloth mask or the N95 mask has any effect on transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Now that we have established that there is no scientific evidence necessitating the wearing of a face mask for prevention, are there dangers to wearing a face mask, especially for long periods? Several studies have indeed found significant problems with wearing such a mask. This can vary from headaches, to increased airway resistance, carbon dioxide accumulation, to hypoxia, all the way to serious life-threatening complications. While most agree that the N95 mask...
  • The Science is Conclusive: Masks and Respirators do NOT Prevent Transmission of Viruses

    06/26/2020 8:50:20 PM PDT · by Grandpa Drudge · 218 replies
    SOTT Signs Of The Times ^ | April 20, 2020 | Dr. Denis G Rancourt, PhD
    (excerpt copied from this article) Conclusion regarding masks that do not work No RCT study with verified outcome shows a benefit for HCW or community members in households to wearing a mask or respirator. There is no such study. There are no exceptions. Likewise, no study exists that shows a benefit from a broad policy to wear masks in public (more on this below). Furthermore, if there were any benefit to wearing a mask, because of the blocking power against droplets and aerosol particles, then there should be more benefit from wearing a respirator (N95) compared to a surgical mask,...
  • Sheriffs object to Washington’s COVID mask mandate ( state. not DC )

    06/25/2020 6:39:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Northwest News Network ^ | June 25, 2020
    Gov. Inslee was “disappointed in any law enforcement officer who would encourage illegal behavior.” ... At least two sheriff’s in Washington are objecting to Gov. Jay Inslee’s statewide mandate for people to wear masks in public to slow the spread of coronavirus. On Tuesday, Lewis County Sheriff Robert Snaza told a crowd: “Don’t be a sheep.” Snaza was talking about Inslee’s face-covering directive, which the governor announced earlier this week. ... Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer also blasted Inslee’s order in an interview with Oregon Public Broadcasting. Songer called the governor an “idiot” and said he’s “overstepping his bounds, violating...
  • Conservative Principles Never Require You to Submit to Tyranny

    06/25/2020 4:18:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | June 25, 2020 | Kurt Schlichter
    There’s a basic rule that far too many conservatives ignore: if some alleged conservative principle makes you less free, then it’s not a good conservative principle and you should toss it in the trash. After all, principles are merely shorthand for the best practices of a just society. When some alleged principle helps leftists enserf-ify you, then it’s a pretty Schiffy principle, isn’t it? Weaponizing principles is one of the left’s favorite tactics, and it’s right out of Alinsky 101. Rule for Radical No. 4 is "Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules." And it...
  • Rep. Andy Biggs: The American crossroads is symbolized by mask mandates

    06/24/2020 9:53:50 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 14 replies
    Washinton Examiner ^ | June 19, 2020 | Andy Biggs
    America, and my home state, Arizona, are at a crossroads. We have two roads we can take. One is a return to the path of freedom; the other is totalitarianism. This is not necessarily a partisan issue or even a left/right problem. It is a potential permanent alteration of who we are as a people. Nothing typifies this more fully than the mandates to wear masks that some governors and mayors are imposing on their citizens. That so many in our country are immediately acquiescent in the broad implementation of mandated masks reveals that we may have lost our way,...
  • Bell County, TX to Require Face Masks

    06/24/2020 4:54:26 PM PDT · by rfreedom4u · 38 replies
    KWTX News ^ | 6/24/2020 | Megan Vanselow
    BELL COUNTY, Texas (KWTX)—Bell County Judge David Blackburn issued orders Wednesday that direct all businesses to require the use of face coverings by employees, customers, contractors and vendors on premises where physical distancing isn’t possible and “strongly encourage” residents wear face coverings in public places “where it is difficult to maintain social distancing.” Any law enforcement agency can enforce the business directive, which goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday and remains in effect at least through July 13. Violations may be reported by calling (254) 933-5203. Violators may be fined as much as $1,000.
  • Gavin Newsom gets power to withhold funds for counties that don’t follow COVID-19 rules

    06/24/2020 10:01:50 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 11 replies
    Modesto Bee ^ | JUNE 23, 2020 | SOPHIA BOLLAG
    California counties must comply with state and federal COVID-19 rules if they want part of up to $1 billion in funding through the state budget, according to details of a budget deal expected to win approval in the Legislature.
  • Peter Strzok notes from 1/4/17 released in Flynn case: (NEW)

    06/24/2020 8:06:54 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 68 replies
    Peter Strzok notes from 1/4/17 released in Flynn case: Discussion among Obama, Comey, Yates, Biden, and Susan Rice. Biden: "Logan Act" Obama: "Have the right people on" Flynn case. Comey: The Flynn/Kislyak calls "appear legit."
  • Whitmer Says “Limiting Government Power Is Irresponsible” [semi-satire]

    06/21/2020 3:11:54 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 June 2020 | John Semmens
    Still in the midst of the most wretched tyranny ever imposed on an American state, attorney Katherine Henry has authored the Restore Freedom Initiative, which would amend the Michigan State Constitution in order to avoid a repeat performance by any of the state’s future governors. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) called the effort to clarify the separation of powers, foundations and functions of government to enhance government accessibility, transparency and accountability, “irresponsible. In times of crisis there isn’t time to debate. A strong leader needs to take action immediately. Fussing over whether laws are passed by the legislature or decreed by...
  • Court Says California City Can Keep Churches Closed Over Coronavirus, But Massive Protests are OK

    06/19/2020 7:20:15 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Life News ^ | 6/17/20 | Pacific Justice Institute
    A federal court in the San Francisco Bay Area has determined that churches do not contribute to a vibrant and fun atmosphere and therefore may be excluded from Salinas’ downtown area. New Harvest Christian Fellowship has rented space along Main Street in Salinas for more than 25 years. Their growing congregation prompted leaders to recognize several years ago that the church needed a larger facility. In the meantime, the church has had to limit or even discontinue some ministries because of the space limitations. In 2017, it seemed the church’s prayers were answered when a larger building just across the...
  • Sacramento Sheriff, other capital agencies won’t enforce Newsom’s mask order. Here’s why

    06/19/2020 6:37:40 PM PDT · by rintintin · 37 replies
    The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office will not be enforcing the statewide order Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday requiring masks and face coverings in public as coronavirus cases continue to increase in California. In a statement Friday, the Sheriff’s Office recommended people should be “exercising safe practices” during the pandemic, including wearing masks, but said it would be “inappropriate” to criminally enforce the governor’s order, or target people and businesses for failing to do so. “Due to the minor nature of the offense, the potential for negative outcomes during enforcement encounters, and anticipating the various ways in which the order may...
  • Only one Pa. county is not given approval for green phase: Lebanon County

    06/19/2020 10:24:37 AM PDT · by lightman · 16 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 19 June A.D. 2020 | Ron Southwick
    Lebanon County is the only county in Pennsylvania that is not being given approval from Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration to move to the green phase. The Wolf administration said Friday 12 more counties will move next week to the green phase, the least restrictive in the governor’s plan to reopen Pennsylvania amid the coronavirus pandemic. Those counties include Philadelphia and all of its suburbs. Earlier Friday, eight counties, including Dauphin, moved into the green phase. As of Friday, 54 counties are now in the green phase, with 12 more headed there next Friday. On June 26, Lebanon County will stand...
  • Water, Power Cut Off And Locks Changed At Oxford Gym That Defied Massachusetts Shutdown

    06/19/2020 3:25:57 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 30 replies
    OXFORD (CBS) – An escalating standoff with the town of Oxford and a local gym owner came to a head as the town moved in and changed the locks and ordered any members inside to leave. This week a judge ruled the town could use whatever means necessary to close the facility and took the first step overnight by turning off the water and electricity. In the afternoon, a constable posted a copy of the court order and soon after the locks were being changed. “I understand shutdown laws and rules but enough is enough,” said Prime Fitness owner David...