Employers Offering COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives Including Paid Time Off, Cash, and More

BY AMANDA WILKE

SEE: https://blog.ifebp.org/index.php/employers-covid-19-vaccine-incentives;

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Most employers are encouraging, rather than mandating, employees to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Organizations are taking a variety of actions to encourage vaccination. According to the Littler COVID-19 Vaccine Employer Survey Report, 11% of employers plan to provide cash awards to employees who receive the vaccine, through a company wellness program or otherwise. Thirty-three percent of employers are planning to offer paid time off to employees who get a COVID-19 vaccine once available. Regardless of what they choose, employers want clarity on the rules surrounding vaccination incentives.  

Employers Offering COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives Including Paid Time Off, Cash, and More

Last month, over forty business groups and associations sent a letter to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) seeking guidance on what is and is not allowed when offering incentives to employees who receive the COVID-19 vaccination.  The groups wanted EEOC guidance in two areas:

  • A definition of what qualifies as a permissible incentive. Employers want the definition to be as broad as possible to ensure the process is efficient and effective.
  • An explanation that allows COVID-19 vaccine incentives to be distinguished from wellness programs. The groups thought by removing vaccine incentives from wellness program standards, employers would be more likely to participate in this type of plan.

At this time, there has been no guidance issued by the EEOC or any other governmental agency on vaccine incentives. As employers have been left to navigate this on their own, some are choosing to follow wellness program rules, which have become less clear too.

The latest proposed rules by the EEOC related to wellness programs under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) included guidance on the level of wellness incentives that could be offered.

The proposed rules targeted participation-only wellness programs, limiting incentives offered in connection with such programs to a “de minimis” standard. Examples of de minimis incentives generally include items such as a water bottle or a gift card of modest value. However, in light of the Biden administration’s memo freezing new and pending regulations, the EEOC withdrew the proposed wellness rules until the new administration has time to review and approve them. For now, we must wait to see whether the EEOC will issue new rules.

Here are some examples of what we see employers offering as COVID-19 vaccine incentives:

Cash Incentive or Gift Card

  • Bridgestone: $100 support payment (i.e., missing work, childcare, transportation costs) to make it easier for employees to get vaccinated without requiring vaccination
  • Publix: $125 gift card to the store if they get a COVID-19 vaccine
  • Kroger: $100 payment for getting full manufacturer-recommended doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Workers unable to get vaccinated for health or religious reasons can get the payment if they take an educational health and safety course.
  • Lidl supermarket chain: $200 to all U.S. employees who get vaccinated
  • Instacart: $25 stipend to get vaccinated
  • AutoZone: $100 for completing vaccinations

Paid Time Off (PTO) to Get Vaccinated

  • New York state-wide mandate for public and private employers: Four hours per vaccine injection unless a longer timeframe has been agreed to pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement
  • Wells Fargo: Up to eight hours PTO
  • Target: Up to four hours of pay (two hours for each vaccine dose) to hourly employees to get vaccines
  • Chobani: Up to six hours of time for employees to get vaccinated—three hours for each of the two COVID-19 vaccine doses
  • Bank of America: Option to use two half days, for up to four hours each, for vaccination appointments
  • JPMorgan Chase: Up to eight hours of time off to accommodate a COVID-19 vaccine appointment
  • Citigroup: Whatever paid time away from work is reasonably necessary to travel to and get the vaccine
  • Tyson Foods: Up to four hours of regular pay for employees who wish to be vaccinated off site
  • Starbucks: Up to two hours of paid time off to receive each dose of the vaccine, up to two doses
  • Krispy Kreme: Up to four hours of paid time off to get vaccinated

Payment Incentive for Getting Vaccinated

  • Aldi: Two hours of pay for hourly workers for each dose they receive, totaling up to four hours. Aldi will work with salaried employees who want to receive the vaccine and will cover any costs associated with the administration of the shot.
  • Trader Joe’s: Two hours of pay per dose for getting the vaccine
  • McDonald’s: Four hours of paid time to corporate employees and workers at its corporate-owned restaurants
  • Dollar General: Four hours’ regular pay to front-line, hourly employees
  • Marriott International: Equivalent of four hours pay upon completion of the vaccination
  • Darden Restaurants (Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, and more): Two hours of pay for each dose of the vaccine—up to four hours of total pay for complete vaccination
  • Amtrak: Two hours of pay for each vaccine with proof of vaccine record

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Other Incentives for Vaccination

  • Best Buy: Four hours PTO for part-time employees, eight hours for full-time employees as a “thank you” for getting vaccinated. The PTO is to use how employees want after vaccination. If employees experience side effects after vaccination, they will receive additional sick time: four hours for part-time employees and eight hours for full-time employees.
  • Target: In addition to the PTO incentive above, Target is providing all U.S. employees with free Lyft rides (up to $15 each way) to get to and from their appointments if they need it.
  • Amtrak: In addition to the payment incentive above, Amtrak employees who miss work due to vaccine side effects will have their absence excused and pay protected for up to 48 hours after vaccination. Pay will also be protected for employees who are unable to work more than 48 hours after vaccination with medical documentation.   

Next Steps for Employers and COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives

  • Use caution before offering significant financial incentives to encourage worker vaccination due to the lack of clarity in regulatory and agency guidance on what is permissible.
  • Consult with your legal counsel before implementation if considering offering vaccination incentives as part of a wellness program.
  • Stay tuned to the International Foundation for the latest guidance on the use of incentives.

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SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/n-y-hospital-to-halt-delivering-babies-due-to-staff-quitting-over-covid-jab-mandate/

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Muslim Afghan ‘Refugee’ Stabs Female Gardener Several Times in Neck – Angry She Was Allowed Work

BY AMY MEK

SEE: https://rairfoundation.com/muslim-afghan-refugee-stabs-female-gardener-several-times-in-neck-angry-she-was-allowed-work/;

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Why is Germany welcoming Islamic migrants who believe women are not allowed to work and should be punished or even killed for doing so?

In Berlin, Germany, on Sunday, September 5, 2021, a 29-year-old Afghan refugee repeatedly stabbed a 58-year-old landscape gardener in the neck because he was angry that a woman was allowed to have a job. A 66-year-old who came to her aid was also seriously injured and stabbed in the throat by the self-appointed enforcer of sharia.

The Muslim Afghan who came to Germany in 2016 as a refugee approached the landscape gardener at around 1.30 p.m. He first tried to engage her in conversation and then suddenly pulled out a knife and stabbed her over and over again in the neck. The Muslim also seriously injured a man trying to rescue the critically injured woman by stabbing him several times in his neck. Both victims of the attack were rushed to the hospital and had to be operated on.

Police officers arrested the Afghan at the scene. The refugee was charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault. 

Motivation: Islamic Terror or Mental Illness

The Berlin Public Prosecutor, and the State Security Service of the State Criminal Police, are reportedly investigating the reasons for the violent attack. However, both departments and the media quickly led the public to believe mental illness probably played a role in the attacks.

The media downplayed the police announcement that they would be investigating the stabbings “from the perspective of a possible Islamist-motivated attack.” Also that the refugee tried to convince his neighbors to follow Islam and proselytized from his balcony and on the street. The terrorist repeatedly tried to convert his roommates and lectured them that they “should learn Arabic, the true language of the prophet.”

Islamic attacks in Germany are part of a new normal in a country struggling with mass illegal migration since 2015. Germany has the second-largest Muslim population of any European Union country, following France. Muslims make up more than 6.1 percent of the population. Islam has become the country’s fastest-growing religion as Church memberships, and church tax revenues have decreased significantly.

As reported at RAIR Foundation USA, this is part of the United Nations (UN) and European Union’s (EU) “Great replacement” scheme. EU elites, along with the UN, are using mass migration to replace the Western population. The illegal migrants are helping the left in their fight to dilute host cultures, ensure more votes, and consolidate their power.

Media Deplays Formula For Protecting Muslim Supremacists

German left-wing media quickly deployed their formula for protecting Islamic supremacists. First, they reported that the attack: “was most likely not terror-related,” despite police announcing they do not yet know the migrant’s motives. Next, they suggested the migrant could be suffering from “psychological issues.” And finally, they paint the terrorist as a poor, exhausted migrant suffering from discrimination and stress from his racist host country.

This dangerous media narrative doesn’t allow any healthy discussion or reasonable policy concerning mass Islamic immigration to Europe or the West. Instead, the media consistently acts as an attorney to defend jihadis and, Islamic ideology that motivates these attacks.

As reported several times at RAIR Foundation USA, those who question Islamic doctrine, Muhammad, their holy books, or even the nature of sharia law will be harmed by Muslim supremacists and the left.

Throughout Europe, accusations of alleged Islamophobia by the left and from Muslims have resulted in citizens being slaughtered, living in hiding, losing their careers, and living every day of their lives with targets on their backs.

Western Women Under Threat By Islamic Migrants

The driving impulse of the Islamic migrant to harm a woman who is employed outside the home is religious in nature and not the act of an “extremist.” His behavior and actions are part of and encouraged by his Islamic belief system, allowing him to slaughter unbelievers and punish women he may see as violating the Sharia.

Refugee workers in Europe have continuously reported that Muslim Afghans commit more crimes than other refugees. Moreover, the crimes are often extremely violent and sexual towards women.

According to the Pew Research Center: In 2013, 99% of Afghans were for the establishment of sharia, 85% of them for the stoning of unfaithful women.

 

 

Now that the Taliban has seized control of Afghanistan and implemented Sharia, women are not allowed to work again. Men are in charge of women, according to the words of Muhammad and the Quran.

For years in Afghanistan, women have lived under Sharia. They were not allowed out of the home without a male chaperone. They could not enter a taxi without a chaperone, and bus services were segregated male and female only. Women were required full burqas (covering everything, including a mesh for the eyes)

Any women who disobeyed the rules in Afghanistan, even if they did not have a male relative to go outside with them, were flogged in the street or stadiums and town halls. There is also no due process for women. Often, accusations were enough to warrant a death sentence.

Despite the potential dangers Afghan refugees pose to citizens and especially women in the West, German Chancellor Angela Merkel continues to flood her country with Afghans. Why is Germany welcoming Islamic migrants who believe women are not allowed to work and should be punished or even killed for doing so? At what point with Merkel’s left-wing government be held accountable for importing threats to women?

 

Nurses Are Being Fired for Refusing the COVID Vaccine. Read Their Heartbreaking Stories

BY LINCOLN BROWN

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/lincolnbrown/2021/09/03/nurses-are-being-fired-for-refusing-the-covid-vaccine-n1475934;

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To vax or not to vax? That is the question. As you know by now, that is a question many people are considering in conjunction with “to work or not to work.” Depending on your location, chances are that you, or someone you know or know of, has been given the choice to take the jabs or take the walk of shame out of the building with a box full of personal effects. It is a tough choice, and even healthcare workers are not exempt. In fact, the Oregon Nurses Association reported on Wednesday that 111 nurses for PeaceHealth have been placed on unpaid administrative leave. August 31 was the deadline for employees to provide proof of vaccination or an exemption.

I know, that’s exactly the kind of thing we would expect out of Oregon. But it is not just limited to the Beaver State. It’s happening in other places, and before you think that all healthcare providers are of one mind regarding COVID-19, please think again. Nurses around the nation are starting to post personalized versions of the following on Facebook under #unitedwestanddividedwefall:

“I’m an RN of 10 years and I am being fired December 1. I’m not political. I don’t watch the news. I do my job and I go home to my family. I love caring for others from every single walk of life and I take that responsibility seriously. Last year I worked the floor no one else wanted to. I have my own medical issues, but I willingly worked that floor. I sat face to face with your loved ones without fear because I trust science when it says the survival rate is greater than 99%. However, I don’t judge anyone who is scared. If I hadn’t seen all the things I’ve seen with my own eyes, I would probably be scared too. Most of my patients walked out the front door💜Yes it is real, some became extremely ill and have long-lasting effects, some succumbed, but most people walked out the door!!! This year I’m working in the ER and will be fired December 1st for refusing a shot How is it possible that I worked the entire past year, most shifts on said floor, many times without the proper equipment, and without the shot , but today I am expendable??? I stand for FREEDOM! You have the right to disagree with me and I will still support your right to your opinions. I will NEVER agree to force anything on anyone. I support your right to choose the shot for you and your family. My choice, after what I have personally witnessed, is to abstain until long-term studies have been conducted. I could share story after story about adverse effects I have personally witnessed, but I am not because it is your choice and you’ve most likely already chosen. If you haven’t, I encourage you to research and dig deep. Talk to people who are on the front lines. I am here today asking you to stand for freedom for us all. If this is forced, what is next? Then after that? What freedoms will our children have to fight for? Don’t let this fall on them. This is simply about freedom! Much love”

Another posted:

“I never thought I would witness and then be forced to chose between my livelihood, how I provide for my family, and taking this COVID vaccine. The personal opinions on why, or if you have been vaccinated or not; all irrelevant to me- it should ALWAYS be a CHOICE. This is the most difficult decision I have ever had to make..

“I will be walking away from a career that I worked so hard to obtain, dedicated over 13 years of my life to, and I have student loans I am still paying..

“Not ANY part of this is RIGHT..

“I am completely heartbroken”

At some hospitals, employees are leaving their shoes at the doors as a sign of protest.

The group America’s Frontline Doctors is urging nurses and healthcare employees not to bow to pressure to be vaccinated or quit, stating: “As the mandates are increasing and the “deadlines” fast approach, YOU SHOULD NOT QUIT YOUR JOB. Do not be fooled if your boss says you must resign. Make your boss fire you and do not sign anything or agree to anything that says otherwise. Do not agree with ‘voluntary resignation.’ If you are fired, you are eligible for unemployment. Anything else and you are not.” The group also offers resources to health workers who object to or cannot receive the vaccine. Their site also includes the statement “We are at the ‘delta’ variant. The last variant is totalitarianism.” I’ll let you make up your own mind on that one.

As nurses are let go and reports come in about overloaded ICUs, the true irony of the situation is that the American Nurses Association is asking the Department of Health and Human Services to declare a national crisis over the nursing shortage. And as the deadlines roll in and nurses are sent packing, the ones who remain will be forced to shoulder heavier loads, leading to more burnout and possibly even more shortages. And so it continues. And not all nurses are the same. A labor and delivery nurse has some things in common with an ICU or trauma nurse, but the reality is that they are very different fields with entirely different skills sets, and you cannot just swap them out like parts for a ’65 Mustang. And when we have burned through our supply of skilled nurses, with whom shall we replace them? Your friend’s daughter who just got her phlebotomy certificate from a community college?

There are undoubtedly a few trolls and uber-progs who are reading this muttering, “Well they are nurses so they should know better.” One, shut up. Two, thank you for helping me make my next point. Three, shut up. Who do you think knows the disease better than the people who deal with it and treat it every day? A high-paid government wonk in a luxury office with a fat tax-payer-funded pension? When I have a question about COVID-19, I don’t ask Fauci, Cuomo, Whitmer, Newsom, or the CDC. And I certainly don’t ask the Whitehouse press office or the idiots at CNN, but I repeat myself. I ask an ER or ICU nurse. They are the ones who have been donning and doffing the PPE. They are the ones who see the symptoms. They are the ones who know how the disease is spreading and who is getting it. They are the ones rolling patients on ventilators. They are the ones who understand the comorbidities.  They are the people who have been actually with this since Day One.

For the record, my wife and I both received the vaccine. It was our choice and it was based on multiple factors. Some experienced nurses made different choices. And because of those choices, they no longer have jobs. And we have a nursing shortage. People who know how to treat COVID-19 are being fired because they are making their choices based on their knowledge of COVID-19.

It’s like a freaking Vonnegut novel.

Pa. state Senate President Jake Corman fires Sen. Mastriano’s entire staff OVER ELECTIONS AUDIT

Rumble — We are following developing news out of Pennsylvania where state Senate President Jake Corman (R) just reassigned Sen. Doug Mastriano’s (R-Pa.) entire Harrisburg staff. This comes after the Republican also blocked Mastriano’s efforts to hold an election audit. One America’s Christina Bobb has more.

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A Pennsylvania lawmaker’s effort to launch a forensic election audit is “stopped for the time being” he said Thursday, citing “betrayals” from unnamed groups that have been working with him. In a Facebook live video that was later deleted from his page, state Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin County, also lamented that his plan to have the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee, which he chairs, meet to approve subpoenas for three counties to provide access to their voting machines has been blocked. “The powers that be made sure that didn’t happen,” Mastriano said. But, Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman laid the blame squarely on Mastriano in a Friday statement in which Corman also said he has asked another state senator to lead the election audit effort. “It is deeply disappointing that Senator Mastriano has retreated from conducting a forensic investigation of the election in Pennsylvania, and it is discouraging to realize that he was only ever interested in politics and showmanship and not actually getting things done," Corman said. Corman said he has tapped Sen. Cris Dush, R-Clinton County, to oversee an audit. "We need someone to lead this effort who is more interested in real results than grandstanding at rallies," Corman said. Corman noted in his statement that Dush is an Air Force veteran who has led military investigations and also visited Arizona, along with Mastriano, to review its audit process. “We remain committed to an open, honest review that will lead to positive changes to restore the public’s faith in our elections," Corman said. Throughout his video, Mastriano seemed resigned that the audit had hit a dead end. “I’ve been stopped for the time being,” he told the audience, which shared inspirational Bible verses in the video chat. “If there’s a way I could do it without being stopped, a way around this obstacle, this momentary impediment, you know I would find it.” A visibly dejected Mastriano repeatedly talked about honor and loyalty, and he referred to supposed “like-minded” groups that he had introduced to people at “the highest levels of government” only to see them sidetracked by their newfound political power. “It’s really hard to overcome that when groups start betraying their benefactors,” Mastriano said. “Politics is disgusting.” Mastriano said it was “very discouraging” because these group members have professed to be Christians, but have acted otherwise. “Just pray that we get it done and pray that we stick together,” he said. “I would say we’re not in a very good spot right now.” Mastriano’s office did not respond to questions after the video was deleted later on Thursday. Asked about Mastriano's cryptic comments about the "powers that be," Senate Republican spokesperson Erica Clayton Wright said, “As chair of the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee, Sen. Mastriano has the authority to carry out his duties, including asking the committee to issue subpoenas under the rules of the Senate of Pennsylvania.

Afghanistan: Taliban shot, stabbed, and gouged out eyes of pregnant woman because she had a job

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/08/afghanistan-taliban-shot-stabbed-and-gouged-out-eyes-of-pregnant-woman-because-she-had-a-job;

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“Women, under Sharia law, are not permitted to work.”

Sharia also sanctions violence against women: the Qur’an teaches that men are superior to women and should beat those from whom they “fear disobedience”: “Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because Allah has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them.” — Qur’an 4:34

Muhammad’s child bride, Aisha, says in a hadith that Muhammad “struck me on the chest which caused me pain, and then said: ‘Did you think that Allah and His Apostle would deal unjustly with you?’” — Sahih Muslim 2127

An another hadith states: “Rifa`a divorced his wife whereupon `AbdurRahman bin Az-Zubair Al-Qurazi married her. `Aisha said that the lady (came), wearing a green veil (and complained to her (Aisha) of her husband and showed her a green spot on her skin caused by beating). It was the habit of ladies to support each other, so when Allah’s Messenger came, Aisha said, ‘I have not seen any woman suffering as much as the believing women. Look! Her skin is greener than her clothes!’” — Sahih Bukhari 7.77.5825

“Shot, stabbed Afghan woman whose eyes were knifed out by Taliban says they ‘torture us,’ feed remains to dogs,” by Sarah Taylor, The Blaze, August 19, 2021:

An Afghani woman by the name of Khatera says that the Taliban will not respect or honor women’s rights despite the terrorist group’s assertions otherwise.

In a Monday interview with India’s News18, Khatera, 33, recalled the horrific attack that took place in 2020 when her father — a former Taliban fighter — tipped off the Islamist militant group that his daughter was employed.

Women, under Sharia law, are not permitted to work.

In October, Khatera said that her father, who remains unnamed at the time of this reporting, purportedly conspired with the Taliban to stage an attack on her as she returned home from work one day.

During the attack, Khatera — who worked for the police at the time — was shot at least eight times, stabbed, and had her eyes knifed out of their sockets before Taliban fighters left her for dead.

She was pregnant during the horrific attack.

“It’s tough for the world to imagine what we built in the past 20 years,” she told the outlet. “We built dreams. Now they are gone. It’s all over for us. Women who work with the government or police were being hunted and threatened even before the Taliban had taken over the country. Now, the concern has gone beyond letting women work. At this point, I am scared if they would leave these women alive. They don’t just kill women — they make animals feed on their bodies. They are a blot on Islam.”

Khatera said that the Taliban does not view women as “living, breathing human beings,” but “merely some meat and flesh to be battered.”

“[The Taliban] first torture us and then discard our bodies to show as a specimen of punishment,” she said. “Sometimes our bodies are fed to dogs. I was lucky I survived it. One has to live in Afghanistan under the Taliban to even imagine what hell has befallen on women, children, and minorities here.”…

Video: Oliver North Warns Taliban Have Names, Addresses, Phone Numbers Of Everyone Who Worked With US In Afghanistan

BY STEVE WATSON

SEE: https://www.infowars.com/posts/video-oliver-north-warns-taliban-have-names-addresses-phone-numbers-of-everyone-who-worked-with-us-in-afghanistan/;

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Appearing on Hannity Thursday, Lt. Col. Oliver North warned that the Taliban has managed to obtain the personal details of everyone who worked with the US in Afghanistan, and are using the information to hunt down and execute people.

“They’ve got the bank records. They got it all thanks to the embassy… It is being reported that the Taliban has captured the payroll data from the American embassy and the Kabul banks showing the names, addresses and phone numbers for locals now being hunted down,” North stated.

North also warned that the Taliban have captured US weapons, including drones that can be sold off to and reverse engineered by Russian, Chinese and Pakistani intelligence, causing a major national security threat.

Watch:

North also revealed that Anti-Taliban resistance groups in the Panjshir Valley have called him appealing for help, prompting the Colonel to ask “is anyone in the US government answering the phone?”

North also warned that Communist Chinese agents are reported to be on hand in Afghanistan working with the Taliban against US interests.

North stated that “If Biden can’t figure out how to deal with these problems, he ought to step down.”

He continued, “The scary part of that is that in every case of a president not finishing his term, you know who becomes the president. That’s a scary prospect too.”

North slammed the administration, noting “the incompetence is at every level of this administration, it goes to the top of the Pentagon, the top of the State Department, the top of the CIA. The incompetence is extraordinary, I hate to say that.”

North’s comments come as it was revealed that, despite Biden’s claims that ‘chaos was always factored in’ to the withdrawal, officials at the Kabul embassy directly warned him about the imminent danger of the Taliban taking control in JULY.

The Wall Street Journal reports that embassy officials in Kabul sent a memo to Secretary of State Antony Blinken as well as other State Department officials on July 13th warning of the exact scenario that has unfolded.

The warning came five days after Biden told America that “The Taliban is not the North Vietnamese Army, they’re not. They’re not remotely comparable in terms of capability. There’s going to be no circumstance for you to see people being lifted off the roof of an embassy of the United States from Afghanistan.”

The Taliban is now in control of more of Afghanistan than it was in 2001:

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HOW MUCH DO CONGRESS PEOPLE EARN? Pelosi Announcement Means House Staffers Can Earn More Than Lawmakers

BY CHARLIE MCARTHY

SEE: https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/speaker-pelosi-house-staff-salaries/2021/08/13/id/1032214/;

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House staffers will be able to earn higher salaries than most of the chamber's lawmakers following a new order by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in an effort to help retain top talent.

Pelosi on Thursday announced that the new maximum staff pay rate will be $199,300 – a higher salary than the $174,000 earned by most members of Congress, Politico first reported. Lawmakers in leadership positions earn more.

"As Speaker, I have been proud to take steps to ensure a diversity of experience and talent among staff, so that the halls of Congress at every level, truly reflect those who we are honored to serve," Pelosi said in the letter, The Washington Post reported.

Pelosi also said the pay increase "helps ensure parity between employees of the House of Representatives and other employees of the Federal Government."

The move was made to help prevent experienced senior aides from leaving to accept higher-paying jobs in the private sector or executive branch. It also could assist entry- and mid-level staff who often have departed because they can’t afford to remain.

Top House staffer salaries – with the maximum salary having been $173,900 — have been more than four times what some entry-level colleagues earn. Politico said it was not clear whether the gains will trickle down to mid and entry-level staffers in member offices.

"We need to make sure entry-level staff see these funds as well," tweeted Kylie Carpenter, a Democrat aide for the House Administration Committee. "Nobody should have to work 60+ hour work weeks at $30k. Especially nobody working for Congress."

Pelosi earns $223,500 as speaker, while the majority and minority leaders each earn $193,400.

Staff salaries have remained stagnant since 2009 when lawmakers decided to turn down pay raises for themselves to show a message of solidarity with struggling Americans. Previously, members of Congress received annual cost-of-living adjustments to ensure their salaries kept up with inflation.

"Lifting the political staff pay ceiling and increasing funding for staff overall are two crucial steps taken by the House of Congress to ensure capable staff can afford to stay on the Hill,” Daniel Schuman, policy director for Demand Progress, told Politico.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., a longtime proponent of raising the salary cap, issued a statement praising the pay increase for "allowing hard-working Congressional employees to make higher salaries and improving Congress’ ability to retain the best and brightest staff serving the American people," the Post reported

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., tweeted in Dec. 2018 about seeing congressional staffers work supplemental jobs as bartenders and servers to afford living in and around Washington, D.C.

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Courageous Teacher BLASTS Notorious Loudon County School Board Over Trans and CRT Policies. Then She Refuses to Play Along

BY VICTORIA TAFT

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/victoria-taft/2021/08/11/courageous-teacher-blasts-notorious-loudon-county-school-board-over-trans-and-crt-policies-then-she-refuses-to-play-along-n1468681;

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A fifth-grade teacher went before the notorious Loudon County school board on Tuesday night to denounce proposed transgender policies and other “equity” issues such as Critical Race Theory (CRT), and did something unexpected: she quit.

The Loudon County, Virginia school board meetings have become notorious not because angry parents have shown up in droves to forcefully denounce the racially divisive and discriminatory CRT “equity” agenda. No, they’re not notorious because the school board cut off a public viewing area to spite parents. They’re notorious because the board is like that toddler who believes that if he juts out an arm, turns his head, and closes his eyes he doesn’t have to listen to you.

Tuesday night, Laura Morris, who says she’s taught for ten years, went before the board and elucidated the reasons why she differed with the board on its “equity” policies and its proposed transgender policies.

Morris pointed to materials sent to all teachers stating that Christian, white women were overly represented in the teacher corps in Loudon County and “this has to change.”

“Within the last year, I was in one of my so-called equity trainings that White, Christian, able-bodied females currently have the power in our schools and ‘this has to change,’” teacher Laura Morris said during the public comment period of the board meeting.

“Clearly, you’ve made your point. You no longer value me or many other teachers you’ve employed in this county. So since my contract outlines the power that you have over my employment in Loudoun County Public Schools, I thought it necessary to resign in front of you.”

And so she did.

“School board, I quit. I quit your policies, I quit your trainings and I quit being a cog in a machine that tells me to push highly politicized agendas on our most vulnerable constituents — the children,” she said. “I will find employment elsewhere.”

Then she urged parents to take their children out of public school and “flood the private schools.”

NBC Washington reported that the transgender policies include everything from pronouns the sports teams to bathroom access.

Proposed Policy 8040 on the rights of transgender and gender-expansive students would affect staff use of transgender students’ names and pronouns; transgender students’ access to sports, restrooms and locker rooms; and training for school mental health professionals.

The policy became national news after elementary school gym teacher Tanner Cross testified in May that he would not follow the policy because he believed it would harm children and violate his religious beliefs.

The school district placed Cross on paid administrative leave. A District Court judge ruled that Cross must be reinstated, citing his rights to speech and religious liberty. The school board is appealing the ruling.

Here’s the video of her resigning.

Fox reported on her resignation Wednesday:

Parents and concerned citizens, such as teachers, had to take a number and wait to be called before they could speak alone before the board members.

After four hours of testimony, the board chose to postpone the vote until later when there weren’t as many parents waiting outside to speak.

Parents in Loudon County, whose voices haven’t mattered to the school board, may wish to use their passion to induce the state to pass school choice legislation. This allows parents to use the money otherwise given to state-sponsored schools and use the money to send their children elsewhere.

Perhaps after such a move school districts would have to listen to parents.

Use that Joe Biden government cheese money and put a down payment on a private school near you.

Get out while you can.

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SEE ALSO:

Virginia Teacher Resigns After Ordered To Snitch on Dissenters of Woke Agenda

'Clearly, you've made your point. You no longer value me or many other teachers you've employed in this county.'

BY ADAN SALAZAR

SEE: https://www.infowars.com/posts/watch-virginia-teacher-resigns-after-ordered-to-snitch-on-dissenters-of-woke-agenda/;

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Fifth-grade Loudon County, Virginia, teacher Laura Morris emotionally announced her resignation during a school board meeting Tuesday, citing the district’s “woke” policy changes.

“I have struggled with the idea of returning to school knowing that I’ll be working yet again with the school division that, despite its shiny tech and flashy salary, promotes political ideologies that do not square with who I am as a believer in Christ,” Morris stated.

Morris acknowledged how the school board locked parents out of the meeting leaving them outside in the rain, as documented by journalist Justine Brooke Murray, and recalled how the superintendent encouraged teachers to snitch on each other.

“Emails sent by the superintendent last year [reminded] me that a dissenting opinion is not allowed even to be spoken in my personal life, going so far as to send a form to my colleagues and I encouraging us to fill it out if we hear one another speaking against the controversial policies being promoted by this school board and adopted in this county.”

According to updated school policy, teachers will be disciplined if they use the wrong pronouns when addressing students, “However, they ARE permitted to hide a child’s gender dysmorphia from their own parents,” reports Murray.

Morris says “equity training” teaching her that White, Christian females are overrated has also signaled to her that the school district does not value her.

“Within the last year, I was in one of my so-called equity training that White, Christian, able-bodied females currently have the power in our schools and ‘this has to change.’”

Morris says she’s forced to resign due to the new policies.

“Clearly, you’ve made your point. You no longer value me or many other teachers you’ve employed in this county. So since my contract outlines the power that you have over my employment in Loudoun County Public Schools, I thought it necessary to resign in front of you.”

“School board, I quit,” she stated. “I quit your policies, I quit your training, and I quit being a cog in a machine that tells me to push highly politicized agendas to our most vulnerable constituents – children.”


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Image: Woke Corporate America lining up to force their own employees to get vaccinated, placing them in imminent danger of vaccine injury or death

BY J.D. HEYES

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-08-04-woke-corporate-america-force-employees-get-vaccinated.html;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

(Natural News) Not long ago when patriotism was proudly displayed by a vast majority of citizens and our cultural and societal influencers weren’t Marxist haters, U.S. corporations grew large and wealthy on “Buy American” pledges.

Walmart essentially grew its brand on such a pledge and ran commercials during the 1980s and 1990s touting, “Bring It Home To The USA.”

How times have changed.

Today, U.S. Olympians protest about “injustice” and being oppressed. Professional sports athletes take a knee or turn their back on the flag during the playing of the National Anthem. Hollywood is a cesspool of anti-American hate. Every white conservative who praises our country and loves freedom and liberty is branded by a thoroughly corrupt media as “nationalists” or “supremacists.”

And American corporations are now run by hypocritical Marxist shills who stump for tyranny while simultaneously making bank in a capitalist economy they claim to hate.

After the Biden regime announced in recent days that it would require all federal workers and contractors to get an increasingly ineffective and dangerous COVID-19 vaccine, U.S. corporations anxious to please their Democrat masters in Washington to avoid being regulated into oblivion are rushing to follow suit, requiring their workers to either get a vaccine or be endlessly hassled with weekly COVID tests and other mandates.

The Epoch Times reports:

The Walt Disney Co. and Walmart announced new policies late last week that will require nearly every employee working for the companies in the United States to be vaccinated against the CCP virus.

Disney’s new measure will give both salaried and non-union hourly employees across the nation 60 days to be compliant, the company said in a July 30 statement. Newly hired employees will also be required to be fully vaccinated before beginning employment.

“Employees who aren’t already vaccinated and are working on-site will have 60 days from today to complete their protocols and any employees still working from home will need to provide verification of vaccination prior to their return, with certain limited exceptions,” said a Disney statement, adding that negotiations are already underway with various union leaders that represent employees regarding a vaccine mandate.

“Vaccines are the best tool we all have to help control this global pandemic and protect our employees,” Disney claimed, which, of course, is complete nonsense.

Nevertheless, the livelihood of some 203,000 employees throughout Disney’s theme parks and media companies are going to be affected.

“Disney’s policy was announced as several big-tech companies, including Google and Facebook, said in July that every American employee must get a shot before stepping back into offices,” The Epoch Times added.

“We’re hoping that will influence even more of our frontline associates to become vaccinated,” said Scott Pope, a Walmart spokesman.

CNN reported on the trend as well, noting, “Corporate America is getting serious about vaccines.”

But others are going further, including famous restauranteur Danny Meyer; he will require customers to show proof they’ve been vaccinated or they won’t be allowed inside his New York City and Washington, D.C., establishments.

In addition to these companies, other American corporations that have hopped on the COVID vaccine bandwagon include Netflix, BlackRock, Morgan Stanley, Saks Fifth Avenue, The Washington Post, Lyft, Twitter, Uber and Goldman Sachs.

No doubt more will follow because that’s what tyrannical CEOs do.

“This is an American tragedy. People are dying – and will die – who don’t have to die. If you’re out there unvaccinated, you don’t have to die,” Biden said during remarks at the White House last month. He continued the propaganda push with, “Read the news. You’ll see stories of unvaccinated patients in hospitals, as they’re lying in bed dying from Covid-19, they’re asking, ‘Doc, can I get the vaccine?’ The doctors have to say, ‘Sorry, it’s too late.’”

He added: “You present a problem to yourself, to your family and to those with whom you work.”

Remember when America used to be the “land of the free?” Marxist revolutionaries are using the COVID outbreak to steal our liberties and never give them back.

Sources include:

CNN.com

TheEpochTimes.com

NaturalNews.com

Ludlow Superintendent resigns after months of pressure. School Board members join him in vicious public attacks on parents.

SEE: https://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen4/21b/Ludlow-MA-middle-school/Supt-and-Board-attack-parents/index.html;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

An unbelievable display: Using all the leftist talking points to demean and demonize parents during consecutive School Board meetings - after complaints about radical agenda in middle school.

See two video clips below.

Part 10 in a series. (See entire series here.)

August 1, 2021
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The ringleaders against parents (left to right): Superintendent Todd Gazda, Board Chairman Michael Kelliher, "Chip" Harrington.
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Board members Jeffrey Lang, Charles Mullin, Sarah Bowler.

The vitriol that school officials unleash against parents who hold traditional values is truly chilling. But it is extremely common, though rarely displayed in public.

At the May 25, 2021 Ludlow, Mass. School Board meeting, Superintendent Todd Gazda announced his resignation. This followed more than a year of pressure and outrage from parents and members of the local community over a toxic agenda in the middle school. The resignation came less than a week after the Superintendent and Principal fired Bonnie, an outspoken teacher who supported the parents.

At both that School Board meeting and the following meeting two weeks later, Gazda and Board members publicly attacked, demeaned, and demonized the parents, community members, and even a student who had spoken out. Normal meeting procedures were blatantly set aside, allowing for these shocking attacks.

Background: Pushing a toxic agenda on middle school children

The outrages started in late 2019 when lurid pornographic books for teenagers appeared in the school library and classrooms of Baird Middle School in Ludlow, Mass. The books had been brought in by the school librarian, a strange cross-dressing woman.

In late 2020, the situation got much worse. Teachers and guidance counselors at Baird took advantage of the COVID disruption to introduce radical “transgender” ideas to children. They persuaded children as young as 11 that they were “transgender” – and the school staff purposely kept this from the children’s parents.

Bonnie, a Social Studies teacher, was upset at what she saw and raised the alarm in February 2021. Parents and even some teachers were shocked and demanded the books be removed. But the school officials refused to take any action. Then, as the word got out in the community, the pressure led to the librarian’s resignation in early 2021.

MassResistance helped parents inform the larger community through a flyer, and people in Ludlow were livid at the school officials. In May, the Superintendent and Principal retaliated against Bonnie by firing her. They had to concoct phony charges, since she had a spotless 20-year record as a teacher.

School Board disallows direct public comment at meetings

During the COVID shutdowns, most School Boards and other government bodies around the world held their meetings online via Zoom. Members of the public would still be able to speak directly to the school officials during the public comments part of online meetings.

But the Ludlow School Board did not want to hear from angry parents. So instead of using Zoom, they held their Board meetings in their regular meeting room (wearing their masks). But they did not allow the public into the meetings; the Board met before an empty room! As before, the meetings were broadcast on cable-TV and the videos were posted later.

If Ludlow citizens wanted to register comments, they had to email them beforehand. The Superintendent would decide which emails would be read aloud during the meeting. This outrageous restriction – not being able to address their officials in person – only added to the anger of the parents.

Changing meeting procedures to lash out at parents

With the news that the librarian had quit and the Superintendent was about to announce his resignation, the School Board was extremely angry at the parents and wanted to lash back publicly.

So, for their May 25 and June 8 meetings, the School Board decided to deviate even further from normal meeting procedures. Usually, School Boards just listen to the public comments without replying. But now, if there were emailed comments from critics of the middle school situation, the Superintendent and/or Board members would prepare a “rebuttal” beforehand (attacking that person’s remarks) and read it out loud. We have never seen that done before anywhere. It was shameful, childish, and simply vindictive.

At the May 25, 2021 School Board meeting: Superintendent’s resignation and angry attack

VIDEO: Clip from 5/25/21 Ludlow School Board meeting (6 min 12 sec)

Superintendent Todd Gazda started off by formally announcing his resignation, adding that he had accepted a job with a local non-profit organization. (Usually, Superintendents leave to take a job with a bigger school system – and a higher salary. We’ve never seen one leave to work for a non-profit.) With accumulated vacation, his last day would be June 17, he said.

Then, during “citizen participation,” the Board read aloud one email. It was from Alex, a 10th-grade student at Ludlow High School, who (like many parents) was outraged at the abuses of children at the middle school and particularly Bonnie’s firing for exposing it. He pointed out that parental rights were being disregarded.

Alex said that staff members were pushing extreme ideas to children 11-14 years old. “This agenda has been trying to convince them to change who they are, change their sexuality and gender at an age that many kids don’t fully understand either,” he wrote. “The school committee ignores the concerns of the parents. You ignore us. You won’t talk to us.”

He ended: “So I ask, who will finally listen to the parents of this district? When will this be fixed? When can we have a discussion about this? Or will you just continue to ignore the people in this town who should matter the most to this committee?”

Right after Alex’s email was read, the School Board Chairman, Michael Kelleher, blurted out, “Most of that’s just baloney.”

Then Superintendent Gazda read aloud his prepared “rebuttal” to Alex’s letter. It was a shrill, angry rant that largely repeated the LGBT movement’s talking points.

Gazda stated that the issues Alex was complaining about – sexual books, pushing transgenderism on children without telling parents, etc. – are really about “inclusion” and “making schools safe.” These help children to “be free to be themselves.” Rather than stop these programs, he said, “we do not do enough … and we need to do more.”

He made the disingenuous claim that this is “in compliance with the laws and regulations of our state and the guidance of the Department of Education (DOE).” (MassResistance is not aware of any Mass. state law or regulation that requires this, and he grossly misrepresented the DOE “guidance.”)

He stated that such complaints amounted to “intolerance of LGBTQ individuals” and were in fact “thinly veiled behind a camouflage of parental rights” and half-truths, misrepresentations, and false accusations. (In other words, the parents were lying.)

He claimed that the schools are the true “safe place” for students – not their homes with their parents. He said this controversy is about supporting children’s true “identity” (i.e., homosexual or transgender) and that the school supplies “caring adults” where students can discuss “problems they might have.” He said, “For many students school is their only safe place, and that safety evaporates when they leave the confines of our buildings.”

Gazda said that the middle school will absolutely continue to help the children “express who they are” despite parents’ wishes to the contrary.

With that, the Chairman adjourned the meeting. But there was much more to come at the next meeting.

The June 8 School Board meeting: more vile attacks on parents

VIDEO: Clip from 6/8/21 Ludlow School Board meeting (10 min 13 sec)

On June 8, 2021, the Superintendent attended his last School Board meeting.

In the “public comments” section, the Board again read aloud just one email. It was sent by a Ludlow father and mother of middle school children, and was signed by several other Ludlow parents.

The letter stated seven demands that the parents have regarding the middle school:

  1. Stop promotion of transgender and homosexual ideas to middle school children.
  2. Remove all destructive transgender and homosexual materials from the middle school library and classrooms.
  3. Establish a book review committee with parents, which would include library books, school websites. and textbooks.
  4. Stop retribution against teachers who expose these abuses to parents.
  5. Stop the hostility, intimidation, and harassment of parents who complain about these abuses.
  6. Instruct the Superintendent and school staff not to attack, shame, or demean parents and residents in the community because they criticize decisions by the School Board or school staff.
  7. Establish a policy that requires use of students’ given names and actual pronouns. We want all students treated with proper respect and dignity, with no attempt at coercion or manipulation.

These “demands” express normal and obvious sentiments parents hold for their middle school children. But they prompted a nearly hysterical reaction against these parents from the Superintendent and Board members.

School Board Chairman Michael Kelliher started by reading aloud his prepared reply - a nasty hate-filled rant, using numerous time-worn LGBT talking points. First, he repeated the claim that what the school did is supported by “state and federal law,” but he didn’t identify which laws.

He then said that it was just a “small group of vocal parents” who were attacking books in the library and were now opposing “the inclusive policies of the Ludlow Public Schools.”  He said that “the staff are simply doing their jobs” being “welcoming and supporting” to the children.

Kelliher said the Ludlow parents are actually under the spell of “outside groups” including MassResistance and which are “recruiting members” in Ludlow. (Of course, he ignores the fact that the entire LGBT agenda in Ludlow is fueled by outside groups, and earlier this year the American Library Association became very active pushing the sexual agenda in the town’s schools.)

Whenever liberals have no substantive argument, they call the other side “bigots” or “haters.” So it was no surprise that Kelliher called MassResistance a “hate group,” mentioning our opposition to the LGBT agenda and what he called “marriage equality.” His name-calling only reveals his own childish anger.

Kelliher ended by making the ridiculous charge that it is “MassResistance [that] is trying to change people’s identities, not the school staff.” He said that our efforts to protect children constitute “hateful rhetoric” and that we are creating “divisive battles” in Ludlow.

Then the Superintendent read his prepared rebuttal to the parents’ letter. It was mostly a repeat of the absurd points he’d made at the previous meeting. But he added:

Myself [sic] and other members of our Ludlow staff have been called evil, sick, twisted, and deviant. We have been accused of grooming students, implying we are pedophiles – for supporting an inclusive environment in our schools where all students can feel safe and supported.

Harassing phone calls have been made to our personal home phones and cell phones all in a pathetic attempt to intimidate and harass.

Actually, the phone calls were attempts by parents to set up meetings. The school officials had ignored the emails and calls to their offices. However, the terms “evil, sick, twisted, and deviant” seem appropriate in this perverse situation.

Gazda ended by characterizing the parents’ complaints as “prejudice and bigotry.”

Then Board Member James “Chip” Harrington spoke up. While the previous officials made remarks that were hateful and offensive, Harrington’s were just plain stupid:

I am all in favor of giving parents the right to decide how they’re going to raise their children. But if they’re going to reach in and tell other parents how to raise their children because it’s not in line with how they feel, then shame on them. You raise your kid how you want. But don’t start dictating to other parents how they should raise their kids.

This is exactly the opposite of what’s really going on. The parents have no interest in how others raise their kids. They simply want their own children left alone by school personnel. It’s a little frightening that Ludlow trusts someone as dense as Harrington to decide on school policies.

And he didn’t stop there. Harrington ended by saying that the parents’ letter is “inaccurate” because “there already is a process in place” to decide these issues. Yes, that’s technically true. But it’s a phony process where a bogus “committee” of left-wing faculty members is created to make a decision, and it always rules against the parents.

This is what the parents are up against!

Final reflection

You need to watch the two videos above (especially the second one) to appreciate how unbelievably offensive and repulsive these officials are. The three who did not comment were silent because they had nothing to add – not because they disagreed in any way.

Regular people – especially conservatives – make the same mistake across the country. They assume that these kinds of school officials and School Board members are basically like the rest of us, but simply “misguided” and can be reasoned with. Without exception, our experience has been the opposite.

These people are not normal. Normal people do not do repugnant and immoral things that can cause immeasurable emotional and psychological harm to other people’s children. Normal people do not lash out with this kind of unhinged hostility, hate, lies, and anger when challenged on it by constituents. The education system attracts some very, very bad people. We need to understand that and act accordingly.

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Exposed: List of Dangerous Medical Associations Fighting to Mandate Covid Vaccine for Employees (Take Action)

Corruption in 'Public Health' and Beyond is Rampant, Warns Fed Turned Whistleblower

Corruption and criminality are rampant all through the federal government; former federal official turned whistleblower Nathan Gjovik tells The New American magazine's Alex Newman. The whistleblower, who worked for four different federal agencies and departments before exposing the lawlessness in his book "Netherworld: Reflections on Working for the U.S. Government," says he observed all sorts of corruption while serving as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service. Instead of dealing with the corruption, the federal government retaliated against him in various ways.

American Medical Association (AMA) is Full-On Woke

Rumble — "The Board of Trustee’s statement builds on an AMA Viewpoint, “Police Brutality Must Stop,” by AMA Board Chair Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, M.D., M.P.H. and AMA President Patrice A. Harris, M.D., M.A."

BY RENEE NAL

SEE: https://rairfoundation.com/exposed-list-of-dangerous-medical-associations-fighting-to-mandate-covid-vaccine-for-employees-take-action/;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

Demand answers! Does your Doctor belong to these medical organizations controlled by left-wing radical Ezekiel Emanuel?

Numerous medical associations have signed a statement demanding that health care professionals be forced to take the coronavirus vaccine as a condition of employment. Shortly after the letter was published, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that they would mandate vaccines for “front-line workers.”

The only thing that will stop this “pivot” to coronavirus vaccine mandates will be loud resistance from Americans. Does your doctor belong to any of the signing organizations? Does your doctor agree with forcing people to take the vaccine as a condition of employment?

Mastermind Ezekiel ‘Mandate’ Emanuel

Spearheaded by Ezekiel Emanuel, Obamacare architect, University of Pennsylvania bioethicist and senior fellow at the radical left, Soros-funded Center for American Progress, the statement calls for “all health care and long-term care employers [to] require their workers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.” Ezekiel Emanuel is also notably the brother of Rahm Emanuel, Chief of Staff to former President Barack Obama.

Dr. Zeke Emanuel Estimates U.S. Could Have 100 Million ...
Ezekiel Emanuel

Emanuel is quoted in the Washington Post:

“We have reached a confluence where health-care workers want vaccine mandates, and government is responding,” said Ezekiel Emanuel, a bioethicist at the University of Pennsylvania who organized the joint statement from nearly 60 medical groups, including the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association, urging every health facility to require workers to get vaccinated.

“I fully expect more health care employers — health systems, long-term care companies, pharmacies and others — will mandate their employees get vaccinated,” Emanuel added. “The nation will be better off for it.”

As a bioethicist, Emanuel and his peers are completely disregarding core tenants of biomedical ethics, such as those influenced by the Belmont Report and the Nuremberg Code (see below). Author Wesley J. Smith called out “Ezekiel ‘Mandate’ Emanuel” in an article at National Review:

If Ezekiel Emanuel thinks it is wise policy, the country’s preeminent bioethicist generally wants to mandate it. For example, he repeatedly called for mandatory national shutdowns. He has urged that all children be forced to have a flu shot every year. He also advocated that different levels of government impose vaccine mandates. He also believes that doctors should be required to perform abortions when asked, or find an abortionist for the patient if they have a conscientious objection. ‘Mandate’ should be Emanuel’s middle name.

Ezekiel Emanuel has been loudly calling for shutdowns and mandates since the beginning of the pandemic. In a shared OpEd at the New York Times on April 14, 2021, Emanuel wrote in part:

How can we increase vaccinations? Mandates.

Vaccines should be required for health care workers and for all students who plan to attend in-person classes this fall — including younger children once the vaccine is authorized for them by the Food and Drug Administration.

Employers should also be prepared to make vaccines mandatory for prison guards, E.M.T.s, police officers, firefighters and teachers if overall vaccinations do not reach the level required for herd immunity. Short of a mandate, these workers should be reminded that these vaccines have proved safe and are important not only for their health, but for the health of those they deal with in their jobs.

ALSO READ: Is your Doctor one of the 1500+ Physicians Fighting for the Cop Hating Lawyers who Bombed the NYPD?

A Quick Guide to Bioethics

The four principles taught to every bioethicist are autonomy, non-maleficence [do no harm], beneficence [Act in the best interest of the patient], and justice as detailed in Tom Beauchamp and James Childress’ book “Principles of Biomedical Ethics.” These principles were based on the Belmont Report: Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research. Bioethics students also learn about the Nuremberg Code.

The Nuremberg Code is the guiding principle for human experimentation developed in the wake of nazi atrocities. Before the 2020 pandemic, the Nuremberg Code was universally accepted among healthcare workers. The very first sentence of the Nuremberg Code says it plainly: “The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential.”

Here is the full text of the Nuremberg Code:

Nuremberg Code
  1. The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential. This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, overreaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion; and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved as to enable him to make an understanding and enlightened decision. This latter element requires that before the acceptance of an affirmative decision by the experimental subject there should be made known to him the nature, duration, and purpose of the experiment; the method and means by which it is to be conducted; all inconveniences and hazards reasonably to be expected; and the effects upon his health or person which may possibly come from his participation in the experiment. The duty and responsibility for ascertaining the quality of the consent rests upon each individual who initiates, directs, or engages in the experiment. It is a personal duty and responsibility which may not be delegated to another with impunity.
  2. The experiment should be such as to yield fruitful results for the good of society, unprocurable by other methods or means of study, and not random and unnecessary in nature.
  3. The experiment should be so designed and based on the results of animal experimentation and a knowledge of the natural history of the disease or other problem under study that the anticipated results justify the performance of the experiment.
  4. The experiment should be so conducted as to avoid all unnecessary physical and mental suffering and injury.
  5. No experiment should be conducted where there is an a priori reason to believe that death or disabling injury will occur; except, perhaps, in those experiments where the experimental physicians also serve as subjects.
  6. The degree of risk to be taken should never exceed that determined by the humanitarian importance of the problem to be solved by the experiment.
  7. Proper preparations should be made and adequate facilities provided to protect the experimental subject against even remote possibilities of injury, disability or death.
  8. The experiment should be conducted only by scientifically qualified persons. The highest degree of skill and care should be required through all stages of the experiment of those who conduct or engage in the experiment.
  9. During the course of the experiment, the human subject should be at liberty to bring the experiment to an end if he has reached the physical or mental state where continuation of the experiment seems to him to be impossible.
  10. During the course of the experiment, the scientist in charge must be prepared to terminate the experiment at any stage, if he has probable cause to believe, in the exercise of the good faith, superior skill and careful judgment required of him, that a continuation of the experiment is likely to result in injury, disability, or death to the experimental subject.
Vaccinate ALL Employees

The organizations that signed the statement ultimately want “all other employers” to require their employees to get the unapproved coronavirus vaccine.

“As the health care community leads the way in requiring vaccines for our employees, we hope all other employers across the country will follow our lead and implement effective policies to encourage vaccination.”

One of the signatories, the American Medical Association (AMA), boasts over 240,000 members. They have lost all credibility by going full-on woke. Serious physicians should take a stand and drop out of this vile organization, as well as any other that signed the statement to force vaccines on healthcare workers.

Watch AMA Board Chair Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, M.D. lament about racism:

Here is the list of organizations that signed the letter:
  • Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
  • American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
  • American Academy of Nursing
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of PAs (AAPA)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • American Association of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinology
  • American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • American College of Preventive Medicine
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American Nursing Association (ANA)
  • American Pharmacist Association (APhA)
  • American Psychiatric Association (APA)
  • American Public Health Association (APHA)
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology
  • American Society for Hematology (ASH)
  • American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
  • American Society of Nephrology
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Association for Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
  • Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
  • Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS)
  • HIV Medicine Association
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)
  • LeadingAge
  • National Association for Home Care & Hospice
  • National Association of Indian Nurses of America
  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
  • National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
  • National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA)
  • National League for Nursing
  • National Medical Association
  • National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA)
  • Nurses Who Vaccinate
  • Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN)
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS)
  • Philippine Nurses Association of America, Inc (PNAA)
  • Society of Gynecologic Oncology
  • Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA)
  • Society of Hospital Medicine
  • Society of Interventional Radiology
  • Texas Nurses Association
  • The John A. Hartford Foundation
  • Transcultural Nursing Society
  • Virgin Islands State Nurses Association
  • Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society

Does your doctor belong to any of these organizations? Do they agree with forcing medical professionals to take the vaccine?

Read more of RAIR’s coverage on coronavirus vaccines:

LUDLOW, MASS.: Middle school teacher fired for informing parents that their two children had decided to become “transgender.”

SEE: https://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen4/21b/Ludlow-MA-middle-school/Teacher-fired/index.html;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

School staff facilitated the “trans” behavior – and kept it from the parents.

Teacher’s attorney debunks the phony “reasons” officials gave for her firing.

Part 9 of a series (See Parts 1-8 here.)

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How corrupt is the education establishment? Stacy Monette, the Principal who fired Bonnie using phony reasons, was named "Middle School Principal of the Year" in 2020 by the Massachusetts School Administrators Association.

School officials pushing the “transgender” agenda in middle schools have become hostile and brutal toward those who refuse to comply.

A Massachusetts middle school teacher with a spotless 20-year record has been fired by the Principal and Superintendent. Her “crime” was informing the parents of a boy and girl what the school staff was doing to their children. In their zeal to fire her, they concocted a list of phony reasons that were easily debunked by the teacher’s attorney. But the firing still went forward.

In our earlier posts we described Bonnie, a principled Social Studies teacher at Baird Middle School in Ludlow, Mass. who prioritizes the well-being of students over any adult agendas.

In late 2019, Bonnie raised the alarm over the sexually graphic and explicit books being given to the children to read. Parents were angry and outraged. The school lashed back at Bonnie. The librarian filed a formal “harassment, bullying, discrimination, and hate crimes” complaint against her. It was completely phony – meant as intimidation – and went nowhere. And Bonnie refused to be intimidated.

Bonnie informs parents about their children’s “transgender” issues in school

Starting in late 2020, teachers and guidance counselors at Baird took advantage of the COVID disruption to introduce radical “transgender” ideas to children. They told children to decide their “preferred pronouns” and persuaded them that they might have been born in the “wrong” sex if they have certain interests. As children’s confusion grew, teachers would give them opposite-sex names to use in class. All of this was purposefully kept from their parents. Teachers were specifically told not to tell parents about this in at least one email that we’ve published.

In late February 2021, Bonnie saw that a sister and brother (ages 11 and 13) in the same family were now claiming to be “transgender” and seeking “gender transition.” She became very upset and informed the parents.

Both parents were extremely grateful to Bonnie – and were furious at the school officials for hiding this from them. The parents approached the Principal and (with the help of MassResistance) met with the Superintendent and demanded that this indoctrination be stopped immediately – and the people pushing it not be allowed near their children. (The school officials refused to answer regarding those demands.)

Harsh retribution against Bonnie

Bonnie did what any normal person would do. But the people running the Ludlow schools see the world completely differently – so they sought to stop Bonnie; it didn’t matter how. They took the necessary bureaucratic steps to fire her even though they had no legitimate reason for doing so. No matter. They concocted some phony reasons.

Bonnie is put on paid administrative leave. On March 19, 2021, Bonnie received a letter from the Principal notifying her that she is “being placed on paid administrative leave effective immediately for conduct unbecoming a teacher related to your inappropriate communications with the parents of a student.” The student is the 11-year-old girl described in our previous post [LINK] (though not her 13-year-old brother about whom Bonnie also informed the parents). This is the first step in the bureaucratic termination process.

Bonnie attends “investigative interview.” On March 25, an “interview as part of the investigation” took place. It included the Principal, a Ludlow school “compliance officer,” Bonnie, and a local pro-family lawyer who accompanied her. The teachers’ union would normally be expected to supply a lawyer for Bonnie, but they came up with various excuses why they could not. (At the meeting Bonnie also learned that the termination process was instigated by the Principal and the Superintendent.)

The Superintendent, Dr. Todd Gazda, made the decision, along with the Principal, to fire Bonnie. As we saw in early posts, he had no problem with the explicit sexual books in the school that Bonnie had complained about.

Bonnie gets a full-time attorney. After the March 25 meeting, Bonnie got a prominent attorney to take on her case. Frank McNamara is a former U.S. Attorney for the Massachusetts district and is very skilled in dealing with government cases.

Bonnie receives official “letter of intent to terminate,” listing the reasons. On April 16, the Principal sent Bonnie a letter stating “I intend to terminate your employment.” The letter listed several reasons for Bonnie’s termination.

Bonnie’s lawyer refutes all the “intent to terminate” reasons.

On May 17, Attorney McNamara sent a strongly worded letter to the school's attorney refuting every one of the reasons the Principal gave for Bonnie’s intended termination. This letter is very thorough and worth reading. Here are some of the highlights (with the page numbers in his letter):

Accusation: The principal states that Bonnie shared “sensitive confidential information” about a student’s expressed gender identity. Her action was in contradiction of the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) guidelines.

The truth: The DESE guidelines only apply to students ages 14 years or older. (Page 4.) The student was 11 years old.

Accusation: Bonnie’s action was against the direction of the Guidance Counselor.

The truth: The Ludlow Public Schools have never written or communicated any policy or requirement for Guidance Counselor approval of parent-teacher communications. Moreover, the American School Counselors Association (ASCA) has published Ethical Standards for School Counselors that advise that in these decisions, the rights of parents are the “guiding voice in their children’s lives.” (p. 6)

Accusation: Bonnie’s action was against the wishes of the student.

The truth: Records show that on December 15, 2020, the student met with Bonnie to discuss her gender identity issues. (p. 5). She told Bonnie it was difficult to discuss this with her parents. Bonnie offered to talk to the parents, and the child gratefully accepted. The mother subsequently sent an email to some of the child’s teachers informing them that the parents are getting mental health help for the girl and to “please allow us to address this as a family…” The school clearly ignored those wishes.

Accusation: Bonnie should have brought this up at the [school staff] Mariners team meeting on March 3.

The truth: The March 3 Mariners meeting was characterized by “unprofessionalism, disorganization, and chaos.” Further, during the time Bonnie was in the meeting, neither the student, the email, nor notification of parents was ever brought up, contrary to the Principal’s inaccurate assertions. (pp. 6-7.)

Accusation: Bonnie was untruthful numerous times during the March 25 investigative meeting.

The truth: Bonnie had no reason to lie. The interrogation was clearly an attempt at entrapment. (p. 3). The questions were purposefully vague and misleading, using words that could have multiple meanings. Plus, Bonnie was not allowed access to her school records which would aid in her recollection of where she sent emails, etc. (Attorney McNamara addresses this in detail; pp. 7-10.)

Accusation: Bonnie “violated state law and regulations regarding student records/privacy.”

The truth: The Principal simply made this vague statement. She has never cited specifically which state law and regulations Bonnie has violated. (p. 10.)

Accusation: Bonnie violated the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

The truth: FERPA encompasses only an “eligible student,” defined as a person 18 years of age or older. Plus, the whole legislative thrust of FERPA is designed to extend rights to parents with respect to their children’s educational records. Its intent is not to enable school administrators to usurp those rights. (p. 11)

In sum, Attorney McNamara said that the parents had an absolute legal right to the student information conveyed to them by Bonnie.

The school administration goes forward anyway and fires Bonnie

On May 19, 2021, two days after receiving Attorney McNamara’s letter, the Principal sent Bonnie an official termination letter. The letter listed all the reasons included previously – which had been convincingly debunked by McNamara in his letter.

Obviously, the anger and zeal of the Principal and Superintendent to get rid of Bonnie was paramount in their minds. They clearly do not care about the cost of an expensive lawsuit that will be borne by the taxpayers of Ludlow – which the school system will surely lose.

Final reflection

The irrationality of this action against a good teacher – and the sloppy, juvenile way that these supposedly “professional” school officials are going about it – may surprise many parents. As Attorney McNamara observed, “This is not an illustration of first-rate minds at work.” But unfortunately, in today’s public education world, it is surely more the norm than the exception. And worse, as you will see, the Ludlow School Board is in full support of this lunacy.

We all need to stand up and resist this sort of action wherever we encounter it. The Ludlow parents and Bonnie are doing that!

Coming up: Another big resignation – and the ensuing fury against the parents by the School Board.

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GRANTS PASS, OREGON: Educators Fired for Opposing Transgender Orthodoxy

Oregon School Threatens Termination Against Teachers for Speaking Out Against Gender Confusion

BY TYLER O'NEIL

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/07/23/educators-fired-for-opposing-transgender-orthodoxy-and-the-equality-act-n1464267;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

Two educators in Grants Pass, Ore., lost their jobs amid outrage that they had the temerity to oppose transgender orthodoxy on bathrooms and pronouns. The teachers supported a compromise position, but students demanded their removal–and the school board obliged. The educators have already filed a lawsuit claiming the school board violated their First Amendment rights.

Rachel Damiano, the former assistant principal at North Middle School, and Katie Medart, a former science teacher at the same school, both supported the “I Resolve” movement, seeking a biology-based compromise solution to radical transgender demands. They opposed the Orwellian “Equality Act” and supported a resolution upholding the binary of biological sex, urging an anatomical designation for shared public-school restrooms and locker rooms (with private accommodation for transgender students), and free speech protections for teachers and staff regarding transgender pronouns.

“We recognize that, excepting very rare scientifically-demonstrable medical conditions, there are two anatomical gender presentations, male and female,” the resolution states.  “Shared public-school restrooms and locker rooms, previously designated by ‘gender’ (e.g. ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ designations) could be re-designated as ‘anatomically male or ‘anatomically female spaces to only be used by persons matching the anatomical designation of the spaces as consistent with the purpose for which the spaces are built.”

“For any person who is not comfortable using their anatomically correct space, they may request access to a private restroom or locker room space, including designated staff spaces, to the extent that such spaces exist and are available,” the resolution allows.

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The resolution also defends free speech while attempting to grant students who identify as transgender the right to request specific pronouns and name use.

“A student may, with parent permission, request to be called by a derivative of their legal name but it will not be mandated that students or staff be required to call the student by their preferred name,” the resolution states. “A student may, with parent permission, request to be referred to with preferred pronouns, but it will not be mandated that students or staff be required to use the preferred pronouns.”

Grants Pass School District 7 placed both Damiano and Medart on leave after they shared the resolution on social media in April. The district released a statement insisting that the social media posts “were not approved or endorsed” by the district.

“Grants Pass School District 7 is committed to providing a welcoming and safe learning environment for all students, including our LGBTQ students. In Grants Pass schools, we ALL belong, regardless of race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation or ability,” the district declared.

Damiano and Medart did not oppose a “welcoming and safe learning environment” for “LGBTQ students.” In fact, their compromise arguably better reflects both the diversity of student and staff views and the privacy concerns many students likely have. In a statement, the educators declared themselves to be in support of “ALL students,” in favor of “protecting each individual’s freedom of speech,” and supportive of “parental rights and involvement in their child’s educational and personal journey.”

Many transgender activists have dismissed or demonized bathroom and changing room privacy concerns, and many have undermined parental rights, encouraging schools to teach gender identity behind parents’ backs. Compromises like theirs represent an approach that takes many important variables into account, while activists often dismiss these and other concerns.

Yet Stephanie Eminowicz, an 8th-grade student and self-declared member of the LGBTQ community who has adopted she/her pronouns (suggesting that “Stephanie” may be a male who identifies as female), organized a student protest, demanding the school district fire the educators.

“I always thought that North was a place that allowed all genders and gender identities and sexualities and races and ethical backgrounds and religions,” Eminowicz said. “When I heard about it, it was just so shocking to me and I couldn’t believe that this was like the world that I was living in.”

So this LGBT activist can’t believe that people might disagree with transgender orthodoxy and present nuanced compromise positions? That says more about Eminowicz than it does about Damiano and Medart. The Equality Act, which Eminowicz appears to support, explicitly guts religious freedom protections, weakening the potential for the North to be “a place that allowed all… religions.”

In June, the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) filed a lawsuit, alleging that the school district violated Damiano and Medart’s free speech rights.

“The Supreme Court has made clear that educators don’t check their freedom of speech at the schoolhouse gate when they accept employment with public school districts – they have as much right to speak out against district policies they consider harmful as any other citizen. The school district erred egregiously here in punishing Rachel and Katie for daring to take the stand they did,” Ray D. Hacke, PJI’s Oregon-based staff attorney, said in a statement on the lawsuit.

“Educators, like everybody else, have ideas and opinions they should be free to express,” PJI President Brad Dacus insisted. “This expression is protected by our First Amendment. Advocating for solutions they believe in should stimulate conversation, not subject dedicated educators to disciplinary action.”

Unfortunately, the school district decided to terminate both Damiano and Medart after a third-party investigator examined complaints that the educators had violated district policies by pretending to represent the school board while “politically campaigning.” Superintendent Kirk Kolb recommended termination for both employees, and the school board voted 4-3 to terminate each educator.

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Around 65 people showed up to protest, supporting Damiano and Medart. Staff turned some protesters away from the meetings because of fire marshal capacity. Protesters chanted in support of Damiano and Medart from the front of Grants Pass High School, where the school board met.

These firings represent a gross miscarriage of justice, and PJI is right to take up this case. Perhaps Damiano and Medart will find some resolution in the courts.

VAXING THE RICH: Morgan Stanley to banish unvaccinated staff and clients from its New York offices

Image: VAXING THE RICH: Morgan Stanley to banish unvaccinated staff and clients from its New York offices

BY ARSENIO TOLEDO

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-06-27-vaccine-mandate-wall-street-morgan-stanley-unvaccinated.html;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

(Natural News) The employees and clients of investment bank Morgan Stanley who have not been fully vaccinated against the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) will be barred from entering the bank’s offices in New York.

“Starting July 12 all employees, contingent workforce, clients and visitors will be required to attest to being fully vaccinated to access Morgan Stanley buildings in New York City and Westchester,” read an internal memo signed by Chief Human Resources Officer Mandell Crawley. The memo added that the vaccine mandate was put in place to speed up the process of reopening its offices.

Crawley said any employee, client or visitor of Morgan Stanley properties in New York will lose their privilege to access the building if they remain unvaccinated. He added that the “overwhelming majority of staff” have already reported getting vaccinated.

Before the release of this memo, Chief Executive Officer James Gorman warned its employees who were hesitant about returning to its buildings. “If you can go to a restaurant in New York City, you can come into the office and we want you in the office,” he said during a conference.

The company has already implemented “vaccine-only” workspaces in some of its divisions, including its wealth management and institutional securities divisions. These workspaces supposedly “enhanced collaboration and productivity.”

While Morgan Stanley is adding restrictions to unvaccinated staff, it is loosening its rules for those who have taken the COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccinated individuals no longer have to fill up the daily health check form if they want to go to work in the office. This requirement was dropped on Wednesday, June 23.

Many Wall Street firms have already mandated that their employees return to the office. Morgan Stanley has not done so yet, but Gorman said if the offices weren’t filled up by Labor Day in September, “then we’ll have a different kind of conversation.”

To check the vaccination status of its employees returning to the office early, Morgan Stanley uses the VaccineCheck system. This vaccine passport currently operates on an honor system, but the bank may later decide to require proof of vaccination status using it. (Related: OBEY: New York becomes first state to launch “vaccine passport” for coronavirus jab recipients.)

Other Wall Street firms setting their own vaccination policies

Wall Street banks like Morgan Stanley have been at the forefront of pushing to convince workers to return to the office. Its own vaccination policies are the strictest yet among these large banks.

As of press time, only one other Wall Street firm – BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager – has banned unvaccinated employees from entering its offices. Bank of America has made a similar policy. It will prioritize the return of vaccinated staff to its offices by early September. The bank said it will make arrangements for unvaccinated employees at a later time.

Earlier this month, Goldman Sachs made it mandatory for staff to disclose their vaccination status. It did not go so far as to ban unvaccinated employees from entering the building. But unvaccinated staff do have to wear masks and practice social distancing at all times. At JPMorgan Chase, disclosure of vaccine status is voluntary.

Back in December, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said companies have the power to bar employees from their workplaces if they refused to get vaccinated, so long as these corporations provide medical and religious exemptions.

In a survey conducted in May by advisory and risk management firm Willis Towers Watson, about 72 percent of employers said they will not require vaccinations to return to the workplace. Instead, many plan to follow Goldman Sachs’ policy of requiring unvaccinated staff to wear masks indoors.

Learn more about the vaccination policies being implemented by companies like Morgan Stanley at Pandemic.news.

Sources include:

SHTFPlan.com

FT.com

Bloomberg.com

Tech giant Google removes its “diversity” chief because he’s a bigot, as he proved in a wildly anti-Semitic 2007 blog post

BY J.D. HEYES

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-06-23-tech-giant-google-fires-diversity-chief-massive-antisemite.html;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

(Natural News) For four years we heard the Democrat left lie to the country about how President Donald Trump was a racist, a bigot and an anti-Semite, all of which were easily disproven by the man’s acts, if not his words.

He hired and appointed persons of color to his administration; he kept his word to Israel and moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem (like every one of his predecessors dating back to Bill Clinton promised to do but didn’t); his administration struck historic peace deals between Israel and its Arab neighbors; even his daughter, Ivanka, is Jewish.

No, Donald Trump is no anti-Semite or bigot, but boy, many of his left-wing detractors sure are, as the tech giant Google just proved again.

The company recently was forced to dismiss its diversity chief over a 2007 blog post demonstrating massive anti-Semitism, Israel365 News reports:

Kamau Bobb “will no longer be part of our diversity team going forward,” tech giant Google announced Wednesday, after the surfacing of an antisemitic blog post its Global Lead for Diversity, Strategy and Research wrote in 2007. …

In the 2007 post, first reported on by the Washington Free Beacon, Bobb, then a research associate at Georgia Tech, shared his views on how Jews people should view the conflict in the Middle East.

“We unequivocally condemn the past writings by a member of our diversity team that are causing deep offense and pain to members of our Jewish community and our LGBTQ+ community. These writings are unquestionably hurtful. The author acknowledges this and has apologized. He will no longer be part of our diversity team going forward and will focus on his STEM [Science Technology Engineering Math] work,” Google said in a statement. “This has come at a time where we’ve seen an alarming increase in antisemitic attacks. Antisemitism is a vile prejudice that has given rise to unfathomable acts. It has no place in society and we stand with our Jewish community in condemning it.”

And yet…the company hired Bobb without checking his background? Come on.

In 2007, Bobb claimed that Jews have an “insatiable appetite for war” and an “insensitivity to the suffering [of] others” — failing to mention, of course, that Israel is constantly under attack and did not start any of the three major wars it has fought with its neighbors since coming into existence in 1947.

He went on to rip the Israeli government, which, at the time, was led by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, adding that Jews everywhere should be “tormented” by Israel’s actions.

“If I were a Jew today, my sensibilities would be tormented. I would find it increasingly difficult to reconcile the long cycles of oppression that Jewish people have endured and the insatiable appetite for vengeful violence that Israel, my homeland, has now acquired,” he wrote.

“If I were a Jew I would be concerned about my insatiable appetite for war and killing in defense of myself,” he wrote. “Self-defense is undoubtedly an instinct, but I would be afraid of my increasing insensitivity to the suffering [of] others.”

He went on to make highly disturbing comments about the Holocaust — because of course.

He said that as a Jew, his reflections on “Kristallnacht,” also known as the “Night of Broken Glass” in Nazi Germany, which preceded the Holocaust, “would lead me to feel that these are precisely the human sentiments that I as Jew would understand; that I ought to understand and feel compelled to help alleviate.”

“It cannot be that the sum total of a history of suffering and slaughter places such a premium on my identity that I would be willing to damn others in defense of it,” Bobb wrote.

As a Jew, he continued, “I wouldn’t understand the notion of collective punishment, cutting off gas, electricity, and water from residents in Gaza because they are attacking Israel who is fighting against them. It would be unconscionable to me to watch Israeli tanks donning the Star of David rumbling through Ramallah, destroying buildings and breaking the glass.”

It’s incredibly ironic that the company which perfected the search engine couldn’t be bothered to look up its ‘diversity’ choice and learn more about him before putting him on the payroll.

Sources include:

Israel365News.com

EndGame.news

REPLACING THE DEAD: Corporations already planning to replace “vaccinated” employees who will likely die within a few years

Image: REPLACING THE DEAD: Corporations already planning to replace “vaccinated” employees who will likely die within a few years

BY ETHAN HUFF

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-06-15-corporations-planning-replace-vaccinated-employees-die-years.html;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

(Natural News) An executive who works in the oil and gas industry to strategize succession plans for large corporations has issued a warning that companies all around the world are already anticipating having to replace their “vaccinated” workers within the next few years.

In the following video from Brighteon.com, listen as the woman featured explains how the corporations she works with know full well that those injected for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) will more than likely die within the next three years, leaving employment holes that will need to be quickly filled:

“Companies need to plan for what’s going to happen as their staff move on … and succession planning is something that I help companies with, specifically recruitment services,” she explains.

“Executives are having their HR staff and their managers, superintendents, floormen, etc., go through and look at the staff that have received the vaccines, and they’re planning on having to replace them all within the next three years. What does that say to you?”

The woman does not name herself but does claim that she runs a company that works in succession planning. We are taking her word for it, but it does resonate with what French virologist and Nobel Laureate Luc Montagnier recently admitted about what will happen to jabbed people within the next few years.

“It’s got some of these guys literally in tears as they’re going through the company and literally checking off all of these individuals who have taken the vaccine, knowing that most likely within the next three years they’re going to have to replace that person,” the woman adds.

“This is a really big thing in the industry that I’m in. These massive gas and oil companies are looking to have to replace thousands of personnel.”

Injecting people with anything during a “pandemic” is unthinkable

Montagnier made similar comments during a recent interview, suggesting that once the injections run their course throughout a person’s body, death is pretty much certain. This could take weeks, months or years depending on the person.

“There is no hope and no possible treatment for those who have already been vaccinated,” Montagnier is quoted as saying.

Montagnier also railed on the idea of injecting people with anything at all during an alleged “pandemic,” calling it “unthinkable” because of the risks involved. Worse is what has been uncovered about how the injections function like a “slow kill” mechanism to end the recipient’s life on a time-delayed schedule.

In time, all the people who have been injected will start to see the effects of this when their immune systems are unable to ward off simple diseases like influenza and the common cold that become more prevalent yearly during the winter months.

Could it be that the effects of these injections will fully manifest in the fall and winter when the sun grows dimmer, temperatures grow colder, and sickness abounds? Many believe this will be the case, and there are only a few months that remain before we find out for sure.

“Once you realize that ALL vaccines are the head of pyramid schemes, everything begins to make sense,” a Natural News commenter wrote. “We are lied to about most everything. Vaccines and medications bring in tons of profits and power. All pharm products are dangerous and deadly.”

“The injected spike proteins destroy your immune system,” wrote another. “When the poisonous ingredients break down to their half-life in the body, they turn into other poisons. Side effects include fluid in the lungs, looks like covid and will be blamed on covid.”

More related news about Chinese Virus “vaccine” outcomes in the coming years can be found at ChemicalViolence.com.

Sources for this article include:

Brighteon.com

NaturalNews.com

Interview: Listen to NY pharmacist discuss his refusal to administer experimental biological agents without informed consent – America’s Frontline Doctors

Interview: Listen to NY pharmacist discuss his refusal to administer experimental biological agents without informed consent

SEE: https://americasfrontlinedoctors.org/frontlinenews/interview-listen-to-ny-pharmacist-discuss-his-refusal-to-administer-experimental-biological-agents-without-informed-consent/;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLDS) spoke to New York pharmacist Joel Wood about his dismissal for his refusal to administer experimental biological agents without providing his patients the ability to give their informed consent to receive them.

On May 5th, Wood called an anonymous ethics line at the Kinney Drugs corporation where he was employed to express concerns over both vaccine shedding and vaccination in youth. On May 9th he wrote an email to the corporation in which he stated: “I have been an employee for Kinneys for over 5 years. I have always felt that they have made safety for staff and patients a priority. However, I would like to know what the company is doing to address the safety concern of shedding of vaccine in the work place. It is a known phenomenon, and specifically mentioned in the Pfizer study on page 67 as a concern. It is possible to have contact thru both physical touching (which is not the concern at work) but also inhalation – this is a concern at work. The masks do not provide any safety. I would like to see this addressed in an email to the company by this weekend.”

Wood continued: “If there is not an email that addresses these concerns, I will forward my complaint to OSHA as a violation of safety.

“I am also concerned with the lack of patient safety and informed consent that involves the Moderna COVID-19 shot. I have heard from many staff and patients that they did not know that the shot was NOT FDA-approved. I know for a fact the staff who are administering this shot are not telling people that it is not an approved vaccine. This creates an issue when patients get their second shot and are informed that it is not approved and say, ‘Well, the first shot was’; no, it was not.

“I would also like to address the elephant in the room. I understand the need to follow advice from our regulatory governmental agencies. However when those agencies are wrong or make inappropriate recommendations, it is our patients that feel the brunt of this…

“I fear that Kinney is moving in a direction that is the opposite of our motto. Experience the difference means just that, if we do not change our behavior and inform the public the real science and health information that exists in the world, we do a disservice to the community and also ourselves as healthcare providers. We are now going to be administering a shot to children 12 and older for a disease that was called the common cold by the New York Times twice. We have no long-term data about this shot in children.”

Wood concluded his letter to Kinneys: “If there is not an email sent to the company that starts to address these concerns, I will be writing letters to OSHA and well as news organizations as a whistleblower for the crimes that are being committed. I do not believe that it is intentional, but we are acting against international human rights laws that discuss vaccines and discrimination. We have a responsibility to tell the public the reality about this shot, what it really does, that there is no pandemic, and that the numbers were inflated to make it appear like a pandemic. We need to inform them about the vaccine shedding that might be occurring.”

After receiving no answer to address his concerns, Wood addressed a formal complaint to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). On May 11th, he received an answer that read: “At this time OSHA has no standards or jurisdiction when it comes to COVID-19 concerns or complaints. We have been told to give all complainants these 3 numbers to contact if you so choose:”, listing the New York State Governor’s office, the New York State COVID-19 hotline, and the New York State Department of Labor COVID violation hotline. Wood was subsequently fired from his position at Kinney Drugs.

America’s Frontline Doctors spoke to New York pharmacist Joel Wood, who was fired after five years in his job for refusing to administer COVID-19 vaccines without informed consent.

$400 Billion Stolen in COVID Unemployment Fraud; 70 Percent by State-sponsored Criminal Organizations

BY C. MITCHELL SHAW

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/400b-stolen-in-covid-unemployment-fraud-70-percent-by-state-sponsored-criminal-organizations/;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

According to recent reports, as much as half of unemployment benefits paid out as part of government-issued COVID relief funds may have been stolen through fraud. And allegedly much of that money has left U.S. shores through the scheming of international criminals. In total, America may have been cheated out of more than $400 billion in fraudulent claims.

The reports — from fraud-detection services ID.me and LexisNexis Risk Solutions — are both shocking and damning. Blake Hall, CEO of ID.me told Axios that America has lost more than $400 billion to fraudulent claims. As much as 50 percent of all unemployment monies might have been stolen, says Hall. And Haywood Talcove — CEO of LexisNexis Risk Solutions — estimates that at least 70 percent of the money was hijacked by impostors who ultimately left the country, much of the wealth ending up in the hands of criminal syndicates in China, Nigeria, Russia, and elsewhere. “These groups are definitely backed by the state,” he said.

Unemployment scams were rare before the COVID outbreak and Big Government’s response, which crippled the economy and then served as a pretext for creating money out of thin air to pump into the economy in an artificial attempt to prop the economy back up. In those hard-to-recall “before” times, unemployment claims were both rare and short-lived. There was precious little margin from which criminal syndicates could carve themselves out a large enough profit to make these types of scams a worthwhile endeavor.

But with long-term unemployment payments now being issued on a massive scale, criminals are seeing an opportunity to cash in. Add to that the simple fact that — like nearly everything else related to government handling of COVID over the past year — states were unprepared for unemployment claims on a gigantic scale never before seen.

The sheer numbers of unemployment claims overwhelmed the system, and the typical checks and balances in place to weed out fraud — especially on any large scale at all — fell apart. The result is state-sponsored criminal organizations around the world cashing in on a financial stimulus plan Democrats told America we needed because of a financial crisis they created. But as this writer covered in a previous article, much of the “stimulus” was never necessary anyway.

As the earlier article shows, 65 to 70 percent of the past two stimulus payments are sitting — unspent and unneeded — in consumers’ checking and savings accounts.

And while unemployment is supposed to provide relief for those who, through no fault of their own, have lost their jobs, the principle still applies. Government created a crisis then produced money out of thin air to “solve” the crisis. Par for the course, government could not be bothered to keep up with that newly created money.

And while this will not immediately affect Americans, in the intermediate future, it will devalue the dollar. Things may be picking up right now, but that is because the market has not had time to adjust to all those trillions of newly created dollars. And as the stolen hundreds of billions makes its way back home for payment, Americans will see the true cost of printing money like mad men.

Perhaps the real crime is not that $400 billion in unemployment was stolen, but that it was created in the first place.

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