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Many vaccine mandates, though unnecessary and tyrannical, allow people to provide proof of a recent negative COVID test — usually within two weeks — instead of getting the vaccine. But New York City has announced a new vaccine mandate with no testing option. This means that there are even fewer ways to avoid getting the jab while keeping one’s job.

This new vaccine mandate affects 160,000 city workers, all of whom are required to get the COVID vaccine if they want to stay employed and be able to provide for their families.

“The vaccine is what has allowed us to fight back against COVID and save tens of thousands of lives. And there’s still a lot of city employees who are not vaccinated,” de Blasio told CNN on Wednesday. “I want to protect them. I want to protect their families. I want to protect all the people that they come in contact within this city.”

“Law enforcement has borne the brunt of COVID. In this nation in the last two years, 460 law enforcement officers have been lost to COVID. We’ve got to protect them,” he says. “This vaccine mandate allows us to do that.” Currently, neither the city’s police or firefighters have reached a 75 percent vaccination rate.

NBC New York reports:

The new rules affect more than 160,000 workers (including police, firefighters and correctional officers), 70% of whom already had at least one shot. The NYPD’s largest union already warned it will take legal action to block the mandate, while the FDNY-Uniformed Firefighters Association plans a media briefing later Wednesday.

Nearly 45% of FDNY firefighters are unvaccinated, the union president said.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has said those who serve the city also have a responsibility to protect the people and communities within it from all scourges, COVID-19 included.

Unvaccinated employees must get at least one dose of the vaccine by October 29 or be placed on unpaid leave. Uniformed Department of Corrections employees have until December 1. This could be a disaster for the city if people stand up for their rights.

“We don’t want that for anyone,” de Blasio claims. “We just want people to get vaccinated.” Currently, 46,000 city employees are unvaccinated.

“That’s a lot of people, and think about their families, think about everyone they come in contact with,” de Blasio says. “We’re fighting this war against COVID still, let’s not kid ourselves. And the difference now, if we get people vaccinated, we’re going to save tens of thousands of lives. If we don’t, we’re going to lose a lot of people who could have been saved and we’re not going to get out of this morass.”

It will be interesting to see what happens if the deadline approaches and employees stand their ground.

“Show me your papers” is a phrase you might expect to hear in Communist China or Russia. But it’s happening right now in California, where San Francisco’s Department of Health closed a burger joint for refusing to comply with the state’s vaccine mandate. Right now, residents are forced to show their vaccine papers or be excluded from necessary parts of society like bars, restaurants, or movie theaters.

On Thursday, the city closed an In-N-Out Burger for serving customers who didn’t have the right documentation on them. The company’s chief legal and business officer Arnie Wensinger says in a statement:

“On Thursday, October 14, the San Francisco Department of Public Health closed our restaurant at 333 Jefferson Street because In-N-Out Burger Associates (employees) were not preventing the entry of Customers who were not carrying proper vaccination documentation.

“Our store properly and clearly posted signage to communicate local vaccination requirements. After closing our restaurant, local regulators informed us that our restaurant Associates must actively intervene by demanding proof of vaccination and photo identification from every Customer, then act as enforcement personnel by barring entry for any Customers without the proper documentation.”

“We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government,” Wensinger says, calling the city’s attempt to “Seregate customers” through this “unreasonable, invasive, and unsafe” policy.

San Francisco is the first major city to adopt these totalitarian measures intended to shame and torment those who choose to make their own decisions where they and their families’ health are concerned.

Fortunately, this policy has not yet caught on — but with Joe Biden tossing around vaccine and mask mandates and Blue states leaning toward this sort of tyranny, we can expect to see more of it. How many more lives and businesses must be ruined because of the Left’s overreaction to this virus?

Former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell tragically passed away on Monday despite having gotten the vaccine. Liberals have been pushing the jab on the rest of us, claiming that it prevents the virus from affecting people very badly and, notably, from killing its victims.

The 84-year-old, who helped lead America following the 9/11 attacks before turning around and endorsing Barack Obama twice (and Biden once), shows that claims that the vaccine works some sorcery that protects completely against the virus are overblown.

“We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American,” his family said in a statement.  “We want to thank the medical staff at Walter Reed National Medical Center for their caring treatment.”

Powell served as national security adviser to Ronald Reagan and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under George H.W. Bush, as well as in the “W” Bush Administration during one of the toughest times our country has faced.

“Laura and I are deeply saddened by the death of Colin Powell,” George W. Bush said in a statement. “He was highly respected at home and abroad. And most important, Colin was a family man and a friend. Laura and I send Alma and their children our sincere condolences as they remember the life of a great man.”

Former Vice President Dick Cheney released a statement, saying he was  “deeply saddened to learn that America has lost a leader and a statesman.” Cheney says Powell “had a remarkably distinguished career” and “was a man who loved his country and served her long and well.” 

It’s unclear what this means for claims that the vaccine prevents one from dying of COVID, but America lost a great leader who has accomplished much to make America a better place.

An ESPN reporter quit over the company’s vaccine mandate, citing discrimination she has faced after skipping the COVID jab. Reporter Allison Williams says she was advised by her doctor last month to skip the COVID vaccine because she was trying to get pregnant. Then, she found herself unable to work college football games — a major part of her job.

Williams said on Instagram that her “request for accommodation” was denied, leaving her forced to choose between her efforts to build a family and getting the jab so she could do her job.

“Belief is a word I’ve been thinking about a lot lately, because in addition to the medical apprehensions regarding my desire to have another child in regards to receiving this injection, I am also so morally and ethically not aligned with this. And I’ve had to really dig deep and analyze my values and my morals, and ultimately I need to put them first,” she says. “And the irony in all this is that a lot of these same values and morals that I hold dear are what made me a really good employee, what helped with the success that I’m able to have in my career.”

Williams is firm that she will not “put a paycheck over principle.” Williams has shown more fortitude than fellow ESPN personality Sage Steele, who caved to pressure and got the jab.

“I don’t know what the future holds, obviously, for any of us. I’m trying to wrap my head around the thought that the largest game I’ve worked in my career, the national championship game, might be the last game I work. But I’m going to focus on what I have to be thankful for,” she says. “I’m going to hold on to my faith. I’m going to pray that things get better, and that I can see you on the television set in some capacity, in some stadium, covering some game soon. Until then, God bless, and I’m going to go hug my baby.”

This is the utter insanity of vaccine mandates. This woman simply wanted to build a family and try for a second child. She has a legitimate medical reason from a trained professional to back up her decision not to get the jab. Yet she was forced to give up her livelihood anyway.

Without us even mentioning the identity of the “weird creepy old man” referenced in the headline, you knew it was Joe Biden, didn’t you? Once again, Biden’s handlers dropped the ball and allowed him around children — and it went about as well as you’d expect, with him fondling kids at a child care center he visited when promoting his “Build Back Better” agenda.

“We can’t go back to the way things were before the pandemic, we have to build back better,” Biden said in a tweet prior to his visit. “The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal and my Build Back Better Agenda will lower everyday costs and build an economy where everyone has a fair shot—not just the wealthy,”

Maskless, Joe Biden walked into a day care center and into a crowd of unvaccinated children — and it was a trainwreck. “I like kids better than people,” Biden said to an astonished crowd during his visit. “Fortunately, they like me. That’s why maybe I like them.”

It’s no secret that Biden likes kids. Biden has spent his presidency and the decades before sniffing, groping, flirting with, and creeping out children — including one little girl (who is now a teenager) who recently confirmed that Biden pinched her nipple during a famously disgusting incident in 2015.

During his stop in Hartford, Connecticut, Biden was back at it, hugging, sniffing, and acting generally creepy with the kids unfortunate enough to attend that day care.

Outside, protesters chanted “traitor” and “f*ck Joe Biden.”

Biden included child care in his agenda, but it’s creepy that he decided to show it off by talking about how much he loves little kids and once again acting like an old creep instead of the President.

Weird traitor and “Never Trumper” Liz Cheney has threatened Trump aides with criminal charges if they ignore subpoenas to testify before the House select committee in sham hearings related to the peaceful protest at the Capitol on January 6.

Recently, it was reported that Trump’s White House chief of staff Mark Meadows as well as deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino, Steve Bannon, and defense department aide Kash Patel, all of whom have been subpoenaed, are defying their subpoenas and refusing to testify:

The select committee had issued the subpoenas under the threat of criminal prosecution in the event of non-compliance, warning that the penalty for defying a congressional subpoena would be far graver under the Biden administration than during the Trump presidency.

But increasingly concerned with the far-reaching nature of the 6 January investigation, Trump and his legal team, led by the ex-Trump campaign lawyer Justin Clark the former deputy White House counsel Patrick Philbin, are moving to instruct the attorneys for the subpoenaed aides to defy the orders.

The basis for Trump’s pressing aides to not cooperate is being mounted on grounds of executive privilege, the source said, over claims that sensitive conversations about what he knew in advance of plans to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory should remain secret.

“We will fight the subpoenas on executive privilege and other grounds, for the good of our Country,” Trump has said.

Democrats argue that Trump’s executive privilege argument has no legal basis. “In general, people are going to have to appear, or, you know, we will move contempt charges against them,” Cheney says, echoing a threat made on Sunday by Democrat Adam Schiff to “go forward and urge the Justice Department to criminally prosecute anyone who does not do their lawful duty.”

“We’ll see if they show up. If they show up, we’ll be prepared,” Cheney says. The Biden Administration has previously warned of harsh penalties for defying subpoenas, so it’s unclear what is in store for these men when they defy their subpoenas — but we can fully expect them to be punished for purely political reasons, that’s for sure.

A Florida county is in hot water after it instituted a vaccine mandate for its 714 employees. Offering very few exemptions, Leon County, Florida followed Joe Biden’s example and — in violation of an executive order from Governor Ron DeSantis — required employees to get the jab. But now, this Florida County has been fined for its illegal vaccine mandate.

DeSantis’ executive order makes it clear that vaccine passports and mandates are not allowed. But that didn’t stop Leon County Administrator Vince Long from bringing vaccine tyranny to his county. The deadline to get the jab was October 2 and 14 workers have lost their jobs after they, in accordance with DeSantis’ order, chose not to get vaccinated. But on October 6, the Florida Department of Health sent county officials a letter announcing the fine, which must be paid within 30 days. The Tallahassee Democrat reports:

“Leon County government is assessed a total fine of $3,570,000.00,” Woodlief wrote. “Payment must be made within 30 days of the final order in this matter,” indicating check or money order was acceptable.

In mid-September, DeSantis said he would not let Floridians be fired because of a vaccine mandate and announced he would begin leveling $5,000 fines per employee.

“It is unacceptable that Leon County violated Florida law, infringed on current and former employees’ medical privacy, and fired loyal public servants because of their personal health decisions,” he said in a statement Tuesday through spokeswoman Taryn Fenske. “Governor DeSantis will continue fighting for Floridians’ rights and the Florida Department of Health will continue to enforce the law.”

“It’s obvious to me that the governor’s position here is political strategy which has nothing to do with the positions we’ve taken,” Long says. “The governor’s response to that is unfortunate, and we plan to assert our legal rights to support the actions we’ve taken, which we believe are not only completely legally justifiable but are the most responsible thing we could do in this case in keeping with all of the public health guidance.”

DeSantis, however, will continue to fight for Floridians. “No one should lose their job because of COVID shots,” he says. “We must protect the jobs of Floridians and preserve the ability of Floridians to make their own decisions regarding what shots to take.”

It’s unclear how this will all turn out, but it’s good to see Florida working to protect its citizens from vaccine tyranny.

At this point, we can confidently say that mask and vaccine mandates have passed “ridiculous” and moved on to “dangerous.” We have seen people denied medical treatment because they were unvaccinated, removed from flights because they weren’t wearing masks, and more. Now, a school has been placed on lockdown after a 16-year-old girl didn’t put on a mask.

Grace Smith has been bravely taking a stand against mask mandates, refusing to put on a mask and comply with ridiculous and unnecessary school mask mandates. Because of this, she faces quite a bit of punishment — and is on the way toward expulsion if she continues to get suspended for not wearing a mask. Recently, Grace was arrested — and the school placed on lockdown — because she continued to defy orders. RT reports:

A 16-year-old high school girl was arrested and her entire school locked down, all over her refusal to wear a face mask. Her arrest caused outrage on the right, and conservatives have started chipping in to her legal defense.

Video footage captured on Thursday showed 16-year-old Grace Smith met with school officials and a police officer when she turned up at the doors of Laramie High School in Wyoming. Smith had already served two consecutive suspensions for refusing to wear a face mask in class – per school board requirements – and again attempted to enter the building unmasked.

She was given a $500 citation by a police officer, then was handcuffed and arrested when she refused to voluntarily leave the school. As Smith refused to leave, a loudspeaker announcement informed students that “we are in a lockdown, please stay in your rooms.”

“I’m growing up in a country where I’m supposed to have my God-given rights to protect, and they’re being taken away,” she told the Laramie Boomerang. “Everybody has the freedom to wear a mask if they choose, but I believe everybody also has the right to not wear a mask if they choose.”

Grace’s family has retained an attorney to fight back. The high school junior is being harassed, intimidated, and denied an education simply because she won’t bow down to the weird, liberal pro-mask agenda. A GiveSendGo fundraiser has raised more than $36,000 toward protecting this child from legislative harassment.

“Grace has endured suspensions and was arrested for not wearing a mask. She has also been targeted by peers and school staff members for exercising her rights,” the fundraising description says. “Grace is raising funds to help with the legal cost of defending her civil liberties and the civil liberties of other students in Wyoming who are enduring the same unlawful treatment. By supporting this fight for their liberties, you are helping ensure the rights of every citizen of the state of Wyoming.”

It’s unclear what will happen with this case, but one thing is for certain: Grace deserves an education and this discrimination should be punished at every level.

Another jab is coming — are you ready for it? The CDC is reviewing booster shots for the COVID shot this month and Americans will, once they are approved, not be considered fully vaccinated until they go and get this new, additional jab in the arm. This is, of course, bad news for people who thought they had fulfilled the requirements of Joe Biden and various states’ vaccine mandates only to learn that they must now get another dose of the vaccine.

Meetings are scheduled October 20-21 when the CDC will make recommendations on dosage for Moderna and J&J’s booster shots. And on November 2 and 3, the agency will talk about further vaccinating children as young as 5.

Recently, an advisory panel to the FDA voted against Joe Biden’s plan to provide booster shots to everyone 16 or older six months after the initial shots. But that decision was overruled by CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, who insists that the fact that regulators have not approved booster shots yet is not a problem. Stat News reports:

Walensky insisted she made the call without consulting the White House, which had announced in mid-August a plan to give booster shots to all Americans 16 years of age and older, even though regulators had not yet approved any company’s booster shots. Currently only one booster jab has been authorized — the one made by Pfizer and BioNTech.

“I know that if I had been in the room voting, I would have voted to offer boosters to that group, and that’s ultimately where I laid,” Walensky said during a question and answer session with reporters hosted by the Health Coverage Fellowship, a training program for journalists.

“I consider myself part of the scientific community. I consider myself scientifically able to understand,” she said. “This was not Rochelle Walensky as a citizen, this was not Rochelle Walensky as a health care worker. This was Rochelle Walensky as a CDC director, public health servant to the United States of America. And I made the decision,” said Walensky, who was an infectious diseases physician at Massachusetts General Hospital before taking the CDC job earlier this year.

An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration that met on Sept. 17 voted against recommending all Americans 16 and older be offered a booster shot six months or longer after they had completed their primary Covid vaccination series, with an utter lack of data on the safety or effectiveness of a booster in 16- and 17-year olds clearly playing a role in the outcome.

As you can tell, the safety of you or your children does not matter to the powers that be. As long as you get the jab, whether you want it or not, the Biden Administration is satisfied. If you don’t get it, you’re Public Enemy Number 1.

Currently, booster shots are only offered to select groups. But that will soon change.

A Colorado woman may have just received a death sentence because she hasn’t been vaccinated against COVID-19. Leilani Lutali had finally found a donor, but she was told that her status on the wait list for a kidney transplant was “inactivated” for “non-compliance.” The reason? She had not gotten the COVID jab — a requirement she was not informed of until after she had found a donor.

Lutali is in stage 5 of renal failure. She was told in August that she would not need to get the jab in order to receive a kidney. But the hospital has since adopted a new policy requiring vaccinations. Lutali did not learn of this until after she found a donor. Lutali says there are too many unknowns, so she is being cautious with the vaccine.

“At the end of August, they confirmed that there was no COVID shot needed at that time,” Lutali told her local CBS affiliate. “Fast forward to Sept. 28. That’s when I found out. Jamie learned they have this policy around the COVID shot for both for the donor and the recipient.”

Yes, you read that correctly. A woman is being handed a death sentence and denied the life-saving transplant she needs to continue existing because she has not taken a shot that has yet to receive full approval from the FDA — because she has chosen not to risk the deleterious side effects of that shot.

“I said I’ll sign a medical waiver. I have to sign a waiver anyway for the transplant itself, releasing them from anything that could possibly go wrong,” Lutali says. “It’s surgery, it’s invasive. I sign a waiver for my life. I’m not sure why I can’t sign a waiver for the COVID shot.”

“Here I am, willing to be a direct donor to her. It does not affect any other patient on the transplant list,” her potential donor, Jaimee Fougner, says of the decision. “How can I sit here and allow them to murder my friend when I’ve got a perfectly good kidney and can save her life?” The pair met in Bible study 10 months ago.

“It’s your choice on what treatment you have. In Leilani’s case, the choice has been taken from her. Her life has now been held hostage because of this mandate,” Fougner says. Fougner is also unvaccinated for religious reasons.

Why is this woman with a willing donor, both of whom are willing to sign waivers for the vaccine, unable to convince people who pledge to “Do No Harm” to save a life? Vaccine tyranny is sweeping the nation. It started as a nuisance, but is quickly becoming deadly — a perverted form of eugenics that decides that those who will not inject a specific vaccine into their bodies are not worthy to live.

Leilani now has a choice: get the jab within 30 days and risk side effects, or die. Welcome to Biden’s America.