Mixed Emotions Over Continued School Shutdowns

Continued shutdowns of schools across the US have caused an alarming decline in learning. In St. Paul, Minnesota, 40% of public high school students are failing; in Houston, 42% of students are failing at least two classes; in Fairfax, Virginia, there has been an 300% increase in middle school failures. Remote virtual learning on computers is not working. Special needs students are paying the highest price as they cannot get the extra help they need. Teachers’ unions have lobbied to keep schools closed. Joe Biden said that it will cost $150 to $200 billion to reopen schools across the US. [A counter current to this, not mentioned in the article, is that keeping kids out of the radicalizing influence of public schools has a bright side in that illiteracy is better than radicalization. Homeschooling is on the rise, and that may be the ultimate solution.] -GEG




Supreme Court Judge in UK Slams ‘Totalitarian’ COVID ‘Control Freaks’ In Government

Lord Sumption, a British Supreme Court judge from 2012 to 2018, wrote an opinion piece slamming the UK government as ‘control freaks’ for attempting to control people’s lives under the guise of COVID, and labeled it “morally and constitutionally indefensible”. He was responding to the government’s proposal to allow people to spend 5 days in the company of their relatives over Christmas, but with the caveat that in January they will have to pay back the privilege with 25 days more lockdown time. His comments come in the wake of reports that the government is planning to issue ‘freedom passes’ for people who agree to vaccination or twice testing negative for the virus in one week. -GEG

A British Supreme Court judge has slammed the UK government as ‘control freaks’ for attempting to control people’s lives under the guise of COVID, and labeled it “morally and constitutionally indefensible” to define what freedoms the public should and shouldn’t have.

In an op-ed published Sunday, Lord Sumption noted that the “debate about whether to let us have a family Christmas perfectly sums up what is wrong with this Government’s handling” of the crisis.

Sumption wrote that there are “many different answers to the dilemmas of a Covid Christmas”, yet the crux of the matter is “whether we should be allowed to make the choice for ourselves, instead of having it imposed on us by law.”

“But for the Jacobins of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) and the control freaks in the Department of Health, theirs is the only answer,” Sumption urged.

The British government has posited allowing people to spend 5 days in the company of their relatives over Christmas, but with the caveat that in January they will have to pay back the privilege with more lockdown time, specifically another 25 days.

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Trump Lawyer Giuliani Presents Evidence of Election Fraud to Pennsylvania Legislature

The Pennsylvania state legislature held a hearing on the 2020 election irregularities on Wednesday. Trump attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said that 1.8-million mail-in ballots were sent out, but 2.5 million were counted. He further stated that 672,770 votes that were not inspected by anyone were secretly stuffed into the ballot box. A witness described the huge “spikes” in Pennsylvania ballots that went 600,000 to Joe Biden vs 3,200 for Trump. Witness Gregory Strenstrom, a forensic computer scientist, described how he personally observed dozens of USB cards being uploaded to voting machines which resulted in 50,000 votes for Joe Biden in a short period of time. He said he reported it to the sheriff and filed an objection with the clerk of elections. -GEG

The Pennsylvania state legislature on Wednesday held a hearing on the 2020 election issues and irregularities.

One very credible witness described how he personally observed dozens of USB cards being uploaded to voting machines which resulted in 50,000 votes for Joe Biden in a short period of time.

The witness introduced himself: “My name is Gregory Strenstrom, I am from Delaware county, former Commanding Officer in the Navy, veteran of foreign wars, CEO of my own private company, a data scientist & forensic computer scientist & an expert in security and fraud.”

“I was told that every election they leave a couple of USBs in the voting machines…after talking to law enforcement I found out that was not the case, that more than two [USBs] is unusual — so, they denied they did it but as of today, 47 USB cards are missing and they’re no where to be found…so I was told personally that these cards that were uploaded…they didn’t update the vote live in real time,” Strenstrom said.

He continued, “They only uploaded about once every 2 or 3 hours. I demanded they updated the vote so I could see what the result was and it was 50,000 votes — and as a computer scientist, an American and a patriot it doesn’t matter who those 50,000 votes were — I’ll tell you they were for Biden but what was shocking to me as an American and someone who has gone to sea, gone to war that could even happen.”

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Supreme Court Rules Against NY Governor Cuomo’s Limits on Religious Services

The US Supreme Court ruled in favor of the a Catholic diocese and Orthodox Jews who were seeking to block New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s limits on attendance at houses of worship. Justice Neil M. Gorsuch wrote:”…while the pandemic poses many grave challenges, there is no world in which the Constitution tolerates color-coded executive edicts that reopen liquor stores and bike shops but shutter churches, synagogues, and mosques.” -GEG

The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Catholic Diocese and Orthodox Jews who were seeking to block New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s authoritarian attendance limits on houses of worship.

On Wednesday evening, the Supreme Court voted 5 to 4 in favor of religious freedom, with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and the court’s three liberal members dissenting.

The court decided that Gov. Cuomo’s restrictions violated the First Amendment’s protection of the free exercise of religion. The New York Times reports that Justice Neil M. Gorsuch said Cuomo had treated secular activities more favorably than religious ones.

“It is time — past time — to make plain that, while the pandemic poses many grave challenges, there is no world in which the Constitution tolerates color-coded executive edicts that reopen liquor stores and bike shops but shutter churches, synagogues, and mosques,” Justice Gorsuch wrote.

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Grocery Store Closures, Unemployment, and Evictions Are Signs of an Impending Economic Crash

Youtube personality Jeremiah Babe, a Palm Springs real estate agent, warns people to prepare storing food and water. Some grocery stores in south east New Mexico were shuttered by the state after workers tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this month. This has resulted in people waiting for hours in lines to get food. He said 16.5-million people will no longer receive CARES Act benefits and he warned of an increase in homelessness. He said there will be a rental apocalypse, 52% of young Americans are living with their parents, student loan debt is more than $1-trillion, Americans hold $1-trillion in credit-card debt, four-million homes are in delayed foreclosure, 11-million people are in rental moratorium that could lead to eviction, 45-million people are unemployed, and an enormous housing crash will occur when the bubble bursts. -GEG

A dozen grocery stores around the state have been forced to close for two weeks because of a public health order issued by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham at a time when the state’s residents are suffering from record high unemployment and food insecurity, critics say.

The order requires businesses with four or more rapid responses of COVID-19 cases reported within in a 14-day period to close for two weeks.

More than 25 essential businesses were shut down as of Monday afternoon, including a number of grocery stores and major retailers.

The closures include two Walmarts in Albuquerque and one in Santa Fe, an Albertson’s in Roswell, a Smiths Food & Drug Center in Albuquerque and New Mexico Food Distribution Center in Albuquerque.

The state’s environment department has published a complete list of businesses that have been closed due to employees testing positive for COVID-19, as well as a watch list, and FAQ about the watch list.

Access to purchase food is now limited because of another order issued by the governor requiring capacity limitations at all stores. New Mexicans are now waiting outside, standing in line for up to two hours, local news reports indicate, which the governor’s office has disputed.

The governor’s office said, “The state is not forcing anyone to stand in a crowded line, as you suggest,” in response to requests for comment from KOB4 News TV.

But John Block at PInon Post says the governor’s office claims are “untrue and easily disprovable.” He posted photos of New Mexicans waiting in long lines outside of grocery stores with dates and time stamps. The photos were taken between Nov. 13 and Nov. 23.

“Upon the news that limits of 75 people inside each store, retailers pre-emptively began limiting capacities to begin compliance with the mandate,” Block said.

The governor’s office issued a statement to KOB4 News TV, saying, “There is no community in the state of New Mexico where COVID-19 closures have closed off all food and water or medicine options for any community or group of people. Every single community where the virus is forcing closures has alternate stores, alternate resources. Moreover, stores are only ordered closed for the protection of public safety when the store’s staff members have an abundance of COVID-19 infections among them – surely you and everyone in New Mexico can agree that not one of us would like to be shopping among staff that are contagious.”

But Larry Behrens, Western States Director for Power The Future, disagrees. He told The Center Square, “Our state currently suffers from high unemployment brought on by the same governor who passed a controversial energy law that will kill jobs and raise electric rates. The fact she will keep cashing her taxpayer-funded paycheck while her constituents stand in line for food should surprise no one.”

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