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Watercooler National: Kids forced to state vaccination status in front of class/ Ivermectin cuts mortality in half/ DeSantis proposes to relocate illegal immigrants

Citizens for Legitimate Government (CLG) provides links and brief excerpts from news reports in the national media.

Worse than a Mao ‘struggle session’: Ritual Humiliation of Children in Germany: Kids Are Forced to Go to Front of the Class and State Their Vaccination Status – The Vaccinated Are Applauded | 10 Dec 2021 | Children in Germany are put through the ritual humiliation of going to the front of their classroom and stating their vaccination status. The vaccinated are applauded. The unvaccinated have to explain why they haven’t taken the jab. Journalist Alex Story reported on the ritual humiliation of children in Germany.


Navy destroyer second-in-command relieved of duty over refusal to take COVID-19 vaccine –Commander Lucian Kins applied for a religious exemption, which was refused by the Navy | 10 Dec 2021 | A top-ranking officer for U.S. Navy destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill was relieved of duty Friday night over his refusal to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Speaking to Fox News, a senior US Navy official familiar with the situation said Commander Lucian Kins, the Arleigh Burke-class Navy ship’s number-two officer, refused to get vaccinated or tested. Sources tell Fox News that Kins applied for a religious exemption, which was refused by the Navy, and that he later appealed that decision. In a statement issued to Fox News, LCDR Jason S. Fischer, a Navy spokesman, claimed that Kins was relieved of duty “due to loss of confidence” in his ability to perform work duties.


4 States Call in National Guard to Deal With Health Care Staffing Crisis | 12 Dec 2021 | At least four states in recent weeks have called in members of the National Guard to deal with health care staffing issues amid COVID-19 vaccine mandates for hospital and nursing home workers. Late last week, Indiana became the latest state to deploy the National Guard to hospitals. The Indiana Department of Health confirmed to local media that Guard members were sent to 13 facilities after officials with Indiana University Health, the state’s largest hospital system, made the request. Indiana University officials said it’s dealing with “all-time highs” of both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients. Earlier this year, about 125 Indiana University health care workers were fired for not complying with the system’s vaccine mandate, although the hospital said at the time that most fired workers were part-time.


29 US States Have Confirmed Omicron Variant Cases, Most Among Vaccinated | 11 Dec 2021 | Ohio and Rhode Island on Saturday became the 28th and 29th states to report cases of the Omicron virus variant. Ohio officials said two cases were detected, both of which were among persons who were fully vaccinated more than six months ago. Rhode Island officials confirmed one case. The patient is fully vaccinated and recently returned from New York… Across 29 states, 110 cases have been reported as of Saturday. Officials disclosed the vaccination status of 66 of the infected individuals. Of those, the vast majority, or 52, were fully vaccinated. Some had even gotten booster shots.


Hospitalizations, Mortality Cut in Half After Brazilian City Offered Ivermectin to Everyone Pre-Vaccine | 12 Dec 2021 | Early on in the pandemic, before the vaccines were available, the Southern Brazilian city of Itajai offered Ivermectin as a prophylaxis against the disease. Between July and December of 2020, roughly 220,000 people were offered a dose of 0.2mg/kg/day (roughly 18mg for a 200lb person) as an optional treatment for 2 days, once every two weeks. 133,051 people took them up on it, while 87,466 did not. After analyzing the data, a team of researchers spanning several Brazilian institutes, the University of Toronto, and Columbia’s EAFIT concluded in a December pre-print study that hospitalization and mortality rates were cut in half over the seven month period among the Ivermectin group.


Pennsylvania Supreme Court Ends School Mask Mandate –-Department of Education hosts mask-free event as state battles to keep masks on kids | 11 Dec 2021 | The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Friday affirmed a Commonwealth Court decision that said Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam did not have the authority to issue a mask mandate for everyone indoors at schools and childcare centers. It means, effective immediately, school mask mandates are no longer mandatory, although many schools have a local rule that students who wish to wear a mask may still do so. The suit was brought by Pennsylvania Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, a Republican who is running for governor. It was filed personally, as a parent, along with other parents, and not as part of a Senate action.


Assange suffered stroke in UK prison – fiancee | 12 Dec 2021 | WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange has suffered a ministroke due to the extreme stress of fighting extradition to the US from the UK’s maximum-security Belmarsh Prison, according to his fiancee Stella Moris. Assange was diagnosed with a transient ischemic attack following one of his High Court appeal appearances via video link back on October 27, the mother of his two children revealed to the Mail on Sunday. Also called a ministroke, TIA is often seen as a warning sign of a possible major stroke in future and requires medical attention. Assange has since had an MRI scan and is now reportedly taking anti-stroke medication.


U.S. Wins Appeal in Julian Assange Case, Bringing His Extradition Closer –Lawyers for the WikiLeaks founder said they would seek permission to appeal the ruling at the U.K. Supreme Court | 10 Dec 2021 | The U.S. government won an appeal in its bid to extradite Julian Assange, clearing an important hurdle in Washington’s years-long battle to put the WikiLeaks founder on trial on spying charges. The decision by the U.K. High Court to overturn a lower-court ruling isn’t the end of the case. Lawyers representing Mr. Assange said they would seek permission to appeal the ruling at the U.K. Supreme Court, setting the stage for weeks or even months of further legal wrangling, lawyers say. In their ruling, Lord Chief Justice Ian Burnett and Lord Justice Tim Holroyde said diplomatic assurances given by the U.S. that Mr. Assange wouldn’t be held under the strictest maximum-security conditions if extradited were sufficient to clear the path to extradition. The High Court said Mr. Assange should remain in prison while the process continues.


Leaked SoCal hospital records reveal huge, automated markups for healthcare By David Lazarus | 10 Dec 2021 | Ridiculous, seemingly arbitrary price markups are a defining characteristic of the 4-trillion U.S. healthcare system — and a key reason Americans pay more for treatment than anyone else in the world. But to see price hikes of as much as 675% being imposed in real time, automatically, by a hospital’s computer system still takes your breath away. I got to view this for myself after a former operating-room nurse at Scripps Memorial Hospital in Encinitas shared with me screenshots of the facility’s electronic health record system… Her screenshots, taken earlier this year, speak for themselves. What they show are price hikes ranging from 575% to 675% being automatically generated by the hospital’s software. The eye-popping increases are so routine, apparently, the software even displays the formula it uses to convert reasonable medical costs to billed amounts that are much, much higher.


Mayor Declares State of Emergency in Arizona City Rocked by Illegal Immigration | 11 Dec 2021 | The mayor of an Arizona border city that has nearly 100,000 residents declared a state of emergency this week due to the soaring numbers of illegal immigrants flooding in from Mexico. Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls said he issued the declaration “due to the unprecedented numbers of migrants entering the city prior to being processed and released by Border Patrol.” The action enables the city to receive state and federal funding to try to combat the crisis. Apprehensions of illegal immigrants in Customs and Border Protection’s Yuma Sector have shot up since Joe Biden took office in January. Border agents in the sector made about 8,800 arrests in fiscal year 2020, which ended in September 2020. They made over 114,000 arrests in fiscal year 2021 and 21,623 arrests in the month of October alone.


DeSantis Proposes $8 Million in Budget to Relocate Illegal Immigrants to Delaware, Martha’s Vineyard | 11 Dec 2021 | Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis set 8 million in his 2022-23 budget to transport illegal immigrants out of The Sunshine State. He proposed the spending in the Freedom First Budget to protect against harms resulting from illegal immigration. The spending may include the transportation of unauthorized aliens located within Florida to other states or the District of Columbia. “In yesterday’s budget, I put in 8 million for us to be able to transport people illegally [in the United States] out of the state of Florida,” he said during a press conference on Friday. The Republican governor listed Delaware, Joe Biden’s hometown state, and Martha’s Vineyard, where former President Barack Obama owns a mansion, as potential destinations to relocate the illegal immigrants. “If you sent [illegal immigrants] to Delaware or Martha’s Vineyard or some of these places, that border would be secure the next day,” he said.


Spokesman: 8 factory workers dead, 8 missing from tornado –Kentucky was the worst-hit state by far in an unusual mid-December swarm of twisters across the Midwest | 12 Dec 2021 | Workers on the night shift at Mayfield Consumer Products were in the middle of the holiday rush, cranking out candles, when a tornado closed in on the factory and the word went out: “Duck and cover.” Autumn Kirks pulled down her safety goggles and took shelter, tossing aside wax and fragrance buckets to make room. She glanced away from her boyfriend, Lannis Ward, and when she looked back, he was gone. Gov. Andy Beshear initially said Saturday that only 40 of the 110 people working in the factory at the time were rescued, and that “it’ll be a miracle if anybody else is found alive in it.” But on Sunday, the candle company said that while eight were confirmed dead and eight remained missing, more than 90 others had been located.


Death toll could exceed 100 following tornadoes, severe weather – Kentucky governor –About 110 people were in a Mayfield, Kentucky candle factory when the tornado hit. | 11 Dec 2021 | A monstrous tornado, carving a track that could rival the longest on record, ripped through the middle of the U.S. in a storm front that killed dozens and tore apart a candle factory, crushed a nursing home, derailed a train and smashed an Amazon warehouse. …Crews sifted through the wreckage of the candle factory in Mayfield, where 110 people were working overnight Friday when the storm hit In Kentucky alone, 22 were confirmed dead by Saturday afternoon. But Gov. Andy Beshear said upwards of 70 may have been killed when a twister touched down for more than 200 miles (320 kilometers) in his state and that the number of deaths could eventually exceed 100 across 10 or more counties… If early reports are confirmed, the twister “will likely go down perhaps as one of the longest track violent tornadoes in United States history,” said Victor Genzini, a researcher on extreme weather at Northern Illinois University.


Chris Cuomo sought to discredit Fox News’ Janice Dean for speaking out on brother’s nursing home scandal –The now-fired CNN anchor allegedly referred to Dean as ‘this Fox weather b—-‘ to the governor’s staff | 10 Dec 2021 | Disgraced CNN anchor Chris Cuomo reportedly leveled personal attacks against Fox News’ senior meteorologist Janice Dean, an outspoken critic of his brother’s nursing home scandal. Dean, who lost both of her in-laws last year after they had contracted the coronavirus in nursing homes, had placed blame on then-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s controversial policy ordering assisted-living facilities to accept COVID-positive patients in the early weeks of the pandemic. However, the New York Post reported that the “Cuomo Prime Time” host was in close contact with the governor’s office and expressed his desire to target the Fox News star, according to a source.


CNN producer, former Chris Cuomo staffer arrested for allegedly inducing minors for sex –John Griffin is a senior producer on CNN’s morning program ‘New Day’ | 11 Dec 2021 | CNN suspended one of its staffers following a federal indictment accusing him of coercing parents to allow their minor daughters to engage in sexual activity in his home. John Griffin, who according to his LinkedIn profile is a senior producer for CNN’s flagship morning program “New Day,” was arrested on Friday by the FBI after being charged by a grand jury in Vermont “with three counts of using a facility of interstate commerce to attempt to entice minors to engage in unlawful sexual activity.”


Mark Meadows Will No Longer Cooperate with House Jan. 6th Inquisition | 7 Dec 2021 | Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows will stop cooperating with the House January 6th Inquisition despite previous efforts to work with them. Meadows and his attorney, George Terwilliger, informed the committee Tuesday morning after Meadows could not come to terms with lawmakers on an arrangement to work with them. “We have made efforts over many weeks to reach an accommodation with the committee,” Terwilliger told Fox News.


White House officials push for favorable Biden coverage in secret meetings with news outlets | 8 Dec 2021 | The White House is reportedly unhappy with the media coverage of Joe Biden and has embarked on a mission to change that, according to a report late Tuesday. CNN reported that three top White House officials are secretly meeting with major news outlets to persuade them into more favorable coverage of the president [sic]. The officials also are seeking positive stories about job creation, the economy and the supply chain, arguing the economy is in better shape than it was last year, according to the report. The White House officials attending the meetings are said to be National Economic Deputy Directors David Kamin and Bharat Ramamurti along with Ports Envoy John Porcari. While CNN did not name any of the outlets they met with, it did say that they’ve spoken with anchors, producers and reporters.  

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  1. Are the police concerned if their parents are arrested at school board meetings or soliciting business on street corners or bars?

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