5th Circuit Court of Appeals, in shutting down OSHA mandates, also challenged the validity of the pandemic and government restrictions


SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-01-06-5th-circuit-shuts-down-osha-mandates.html;

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(Natural News) Not only did the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals shut down the OSHA workplace mandates, but the court also challenged the validity of the pandemic and all subsequent emergency orders and physical restrictions that governments have imposed under its premise.

On page 10, the court states: “The natural first step in enacting a lawful ETS (emergency temporary standard) is to show that employees covered by the ETS are in fact exposed to the dangerous substances, agents, or hazards at issue—here, COVID-19.”

OSHA cannot prove that covid-19 represents a “grave danger” to everyone in the workplace

The court affirmed the definition of emergency temporary standards, that they “are an unusual response to exceptional circumstances.” Throughout history, the courts have unilaterally ruled that OSHA’s authority under § 655(c) is an “extraordinary power” that should be “limited” and “delicately exercised.” In other words, OSHA cannot flagrantly establish emergency temporary standards, and the agency cannot be used as a political weapon to force people to give up their body autonomy for some concocted idea of “safety.”

Therefore, the 5th Circuit Court of appeals ruled that the Biden administration’s vaccine, mask, and PCR testing mandate (with all its threats of coercion and extortion) are “anything but a “delicate exercise” of this “extraordinary power.”

“Quite the opposite, rather than a delicately handled scalpel, the Mandate is a one-size-fits-all sledgehammer that makes hardly any attempt to account for differences in workplaces (and workers) that have more than a little bearing on workers’ varying degrees of susceptibility to the supposedly ‘grave danger’ the Mandate purports to address,” the court ruled.

OSHA cannot prove that exposure to airborne viruses is a workplace hazard when exposure is the key to immunity

The Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) failed to properly define “covid-19” and prove that all employees are in “grave danger” to a new causative agent. Under OSHA’s own rules (Int’l Chem. Workers, 830 F.2d at 371), the agency cannot propose a new ETS if the agency is unable to properly identify and isolate a substance of “grave danger’ at such levels that warrant hazardous exposure in the workplace.

A new OSHA ETS cannot be legally enacted unless it:

  1. Addresses “substances or agents determined to be toxic or physically harmful.” Airborne viruses do not fall under this definition because they are endemic, and exposure cannot be veritably traced with current diagnostic standards, especially across the entire workforce.
  2. Shows that workers are exposed to these “substances,” “agents” or “new hazards” in the workplace. There is no accurate method to properly trace exposures to airborne viruses.
  3. Proves that the exposure places workers in “grave danger.” Exposure and natural immunity to airborne viruses can be considered the opposite of a “grave danger.”
  4. Provides evidence that it is “necessary” to alleviate employees’ exposure to this “grave danger” in the workplace. There is no medical necessity to justify widespread interference of people’s lives, their breathing, their interaction, and immune function, all to promise “workplace safety.”

Instead of providing a burden of proof that covid-19 is a “grave danger” for all workplaces with over 100 employees, the federal government provided examples of “clusters” and “outbreaks” to purport there is “evidence of workplace transmission.” However, the court reiterated that these examples “miss the mark” because “OSHA is required to make findings of exposure —or at least the presence of COVID-19—in all covered workplaces.”

OSHA relies on non-specific symptom reporting and diagnostic test results that are provably fraudulent for sequencing a specific causative agent. Restrictions are completely unnecessary in the workforce and are extraordinarily cumbersome. There are NO instances in American law where the rights of one person supersede the bodily autonomy rights of another. Moreover, the federal government failed to prove that exposure to covid-19 is a workplace hazard because there is mounting evidence that natural immunity improves the safety of the working environment.

Sources include:

CA5.USCourts.gov [PDF]



The End of Privacy: PayPal, Venmo, Cash App to Report $600 in Total Transactions, Require Your Tax Info



SEE: https://pjmedia.com/vodkapundit/2022/01/07/the-end-of-privacy-paypal-venmo-cash-app-to-report-600-in-total-transactions-require-your-tax-info-n1547739;

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Starting this month, third-party payment vendors will report $600 in total annual transitions to the IRS. That’s not every transaction of $600 or more. That’s if you do more than $600 worth of business with any of them over the course of an entire year.

Vendors will also need to see your tax information, comrades.

PayPal, Venmo, and others are acting in compliance with the American Rescue Plan Act, passed by Democrats on a strict party-line vote in both houses, and signed into law last year by Presidentish Joe Biden.

Are you feeling rescued yet?

PayPal told users:

You may notice that in the coming months we will ask you for your tax information, like a social security number or tax ID, if you haven’t provided it to us already, in order to continue using your account to accept payments for the sale of goods and services transactions and to ensure there aren’t any issues when these changes take effect in 2022.

Affected most might be struggling families making a little on the side via Etsy and similar sites. Privacy advocates like Yours Truly aren’t too please, either, that once-convenient transaction vendors are now forced to stool for the guards.

Biden had promised not to raise taxes on anyone making less than $400,000, but to be totally fair, he never said a damn thing about not using the IRS to stamp down on “deadbeats” who failed to report that commemorative spoon collection sold on eBay for $650.

Compliance costs, it’s easy to predict, will be passed right along to those very same users who might have some ‘splainin to do to the IRS.

You didn’t think Biden needed those 80,000 new IRS agents to cover a few hundred billionaires, did you?

Easy call: The “report $600” rule will be a minor boon to the cash and the underground economies — as always happens when big government gets snoopy about small, private matters.