Over 40% of Americans Now Refuse Flu Vaccines as Awareness of Side Effects Spreads

A new study shows that more than 40% of Americans refuse to take the flu vaccine. The top three reasons include harmful side effects, fear of getting the flu from the shots, and conviction that the shots don’t work anyway. Those under the age of 45 are the most likely to reject vaccines. This report from Fox News attempts to convince readers that objections to vaccines are unfounded. -GEG

Have you gotten your flu shot this year?

If the answer is no – and I’m not getting one! – you’re not alone. A new study finds more than 40 percent of Americans have not been vaccinated and, in fact, don’t plan on it either.

This is despite the warnings, potential dangers, and last year’s record-number of flu deaths. The survey was done by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago.

People under the age of 45 were the least likely to report being vaccinated.

The top three reasons why they didn’t want the shot were: bad side effects; thinking they’ll get the flu from the shot; or thinking it doesn’t work.

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Speech Pathologist Files Lawsuit over Texas Law Prohibiting Israel Boycott

Texas: Bahia Amawi, a speech pathologist, lost her job at an Austin-area school district for refusing to sign a pledge required by the state not to boycott Israel.  She filed a First-Amendment suit in a Texas federal court in a bid to have the state law struck down and the anti-BDS (boycott, divestiture and sanctions) pledge removed from the school district’s employment contracts.  Amawi called it “baffling” that a law would “protect another country’s economy” at the expense of the constitutional right of free speech for US citizens.  Texas is one of 26 US states that have enacted legislation forbidding the state from contracting with anyone who supports a boycott of Israel. -GEG

A speech pathologist, who reportedly lost her job at an Austin-area school district for refusing to sign a pledge not to boycott Israel, is suing the state of Texas in a bid to repeal a law targeting the anti-Israel Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement.

According to a Monday report in The Intercept, Bahia Amawi filed the First Amendment suit in a Texas federal court, in a bid to have the state law struck down and the anti-BDS pledge removed from the school district’s employment contracts.

Amawi worked with the local Arabic-speaking community at the Pflugerville Independent School District since 2009, on a contract basis. She told the news site that the district renewed her contract each year without incident, but when she received the documents for the 2018-19 school year in August, Amawi said it included a new clause requiring that she “not boycott Israel during the term of the contract,” and refrain from any action “that is intended to penalize, inflict economic harm on, or limit commercial relations with Israel, or with a person or entity doing business in Israel, or in an Israel-controlled territory.”

Amawi, who is of Palestinian descent, told The Intercept that she could not sign the new contract “in good conscience.”

“If I did, I would not only be betraying Palestinians suffering under an occupation that I believe is unjust… but I’d also be betraying my fellow Americans by enabling violations of our constitutional rights to free speech and to protest peacefully,” she said.

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Agenda-21 Ordinance to Make People Pay for Their Own Prosecutions Passed in 80 Seconds

Agenda 21 is a blueprint created by the UN to eliminate private property in the name of environmentalism.  Code enforcement is the mechanism of Agenda 21 that is designed to remove people from their property, not by evicting them, which is unconstitutional, but by making it too expensive to stay.  There is a difference between codes and laws, Laws utilize courts of law, a presumption of innocence, and trial by jury where individuals can face their accuser, Code enforcement does not require a court and presumes guilt from the start.  Gary Gileno shows how all this is happening in Riverside County, California.

Gileno shows how tyranny is administered by local governments in meetings held in empty chambers in the middle of the day with no one present to object.  He went to a Riverside County Board of Supervisors public hearing and discovered an ordinance that makes homeowners pay all of the county’s expenses incurred for prosecuting you for code violations.  This easily can add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Most property owners cannot afford these costs, which is the reason they are doing this.

Property owners had better take an interest in this process and start showing up for city and county meetings and, above all, start running for office in these jurisdictions. -GEG