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  Happy Thanksgiving All!
Posted by: Charon - 11-25-2021, 01:06 AM - Forum: The Lounge - Replies (5)

I am very thankful I got a rental house. It had not even hit the market yet. Was posted on a Church door. And I am very thankful that a cat seems to have come with the house.

And I am thankful that God has this world in His Hands. In HIs Plans.

Enjoy your families this week.

Just make sure you have shared The Lord of heaven and earth with your family. What if it is the last thing you get to say to them? Make it count.

Be blessed. Maybe check on a neighbor. Esp if their house seems very quiet. You never know if your neighbor has food and warmth or could maybe use some kindness this holiday.

Be a blessing. HAPPY THANKSGIVING. ENJOY.

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  Safe foods to share with Your Cat on Thanksgiving
Posted by: Charon - 11-24-2021, 10:06 PM - Forum: World News - Replies (1)

   

I hear more and more about very large animals moseying on thru this land round here. The coyotes went to attack a deer drinking water. We ran out and so did our neighbor with weaponry. But coyotes are attacking people walking dogs in suburbs. Grabbing the dogs cuz the coyotes don't have food it seems. Animals are dying at the water source, deer esp, for reasons unknown.

Keep your fur babies safe. They shoot off fireworks round here. Yeah, cats love that. sighs.

If you cook, and you make turkey or such, follow the rules. Me mother gave food poisoning to the family probably the first year after me father passed. She would get so nervous. Don't put stuffing in the dead animal. Just remember the germs that one can run across. Thank God my good sis whom was pregnant and I are vegetarian forever so we were A OK.

Forget any anger toward any family members. Now is a glorious time to forgive all whom have ever hurt you. Learn to forgive people as they hurt you. Tis easier that way.

Make wonderful memories. Follow the science and your spirit on the V A X

But we learned how so many were taken from us for quite a long time. Treasure your loved ones. What if you don't see them again? Make sure you don't have regrets. Tell people how much you love them. How much they mean to you.

Okay. And all of the above is safe to do with your catz as well.

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  Bitcoin?
Posted by: fishfarmer - 11-23-2021, 04:56 PM - Forum: IOP General Discussion - Replies (7)

Looked back at the Bitcoin help thread from a year or so ago. I am questioning whether or not I have the technical abilities to pull off a transaction using this currency. Has it gotten easier? I would like to try as the challenge would be fun but would hate to loose the $ if I made a mistake. Any advice Friends? FF

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  Kyle Rittenhouse Acquitted on All Counts
Posted by: IceWizard - 11-20-2021, 02:27 PM - Forum: World News - Replies (5)

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Kyle Rittenhouse ® reacts after he is found not guilty on all counts
at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis.,
in a still from video taken on Nov. 19, 2021.
(Pool via CBS, Reuters/Screenshot via NTD)




Kyle Rittenhouse Acquitted on All Counts



BY JACKSON ELLIOTT AND ZACHARY STIEBER
November 19, 2021
Updated: November 19, 2021



KENOSHA, Wisconsin
Jurors acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse on all counts on Friday.

The jury reached the verdict just after 12:10 p.m. local time and the foreman
read it aloud in the Kenosha County Courthouse shortly afterwards.

Rittenhouse, 18, sat quietly before the verdict was read. Afterwards, he started
shaking and breathing heavily. He hugged his lawyer.

“You were a wonderful jury to work with,” Kenosha County Circuit Judge
Bruce Schroeder told jurors.

Schroeder also told the court not to react, “no matter how strongly” they feel
about the decision.

Rittenhouse faced up to life in prison for five charges, including first-degree
reckless homicide. A sixth charge was dropped on Monday.


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Kyle Rittenhouse’s mother, Wendy Rittenhouse, reacts as her son is found
not guilty on all counts at the Kenosha County Courthouse in
Kenosha, Wis., on Nov. 19, 2021.
(Sean Krajacic/Pool via Getty Images)


Rittenhouse shot three men in Kenosha on Aug. 25, 2020. The first man,
Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, was advancing on him. Rosenbaum’s hand was over
the barrel of the rifle Rittenhouse held, according to expert testimony during
the trial. The closest witness said Rosenbaum lunged for the weapon.

Rittenhouse began running towards law enforcement officers but was attacked
by several people, including Anthony Huber, 26, who struck Rittenhouse’s head
with a skateboard. Rittenhouse shot Huber.

The third man who was shot, Gaige Grosskreutz, now 28, was pointing a handgun
at Rittenhouse when he was fired upon.

Rosenbaum and Huber died from their wounds. Grosskreutz survived with a
gunshot wound to his right bicep.

Defense lawyers and Rittenhouse said all three shootings were in self-defense.
Prosecutors said Rittenhouse was negligent and reckless in his handling of the
weapon and should have surrendered to those attacking him.



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People are seen outside the Kenosha County Courthouse after Kyle Rittenhouse
was acquitted of all counts, in Kenosha, Wis., on Nov. 18, 2021.
(Jackson Elliott/The Epoch Times)




Wisconsin National Guard troops were stationed earlier this week about 60 miles
outside of Kenosha in case riots started in response to the verdict.

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, had called for peace no matter
what the jury decided.

“I urge folks who are otherwise not from the area to please respect the community
by reconsidering any plans to travel there and encourage those who might choose
to assemble and exercise their First Amendment rights to do so safely and peacefully,”
Evers said in a statement.

Authorities in Kenosha said Tuesday that nothing had happened yet to trigger road
closures or other crowd control measures. They did not immediately respond
to the verdict.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said during a briefing just before the verdict
that the White House would issue a statement after it was issued.

“We have been in close contact with officials on the ground through law enforcement
channels to ensure we are supporting any efforts toward peaceful protest,” she said.



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Susan Hughes ©, Anthony Huber’s great aunt, and Hubers girlfriend
Hannah Gittings, (L), leave the Kenosha County Courthouse after hearing
a not guilty verdict in the Rittenhouse trial in Kenosha, Wis., on Nov. 19, 2021.
(Nathan Howard/Getty Images)



Outside the courthouse, pro- and anti-Rittenhouse protesters gathered, as they have
been all week as the jury deliberated.

Vaun Mayes, who lives in Milwaukee, told The Epoch Times that the verdict wasn’t correct.

“It sends a message to the rest of the nation that folks can come down and agitate them,
and if anyone reacts you can shoot them,” he said. “Kyle did everything he was not
supposed to do and this was the result. He gets to claim self defense and walk away.”

Another man, who declined to be named but said he was from Los Angeles, said the verdict

“meant the Second Amendment survived.”


“Kudos to the court,” he said.



Quote:Who did he shoot?

Rosenbaum, 36, was released the day of the shootings from a
Milwaukee hospital where he had been treated for a suicide attempt.
It’s not clear why he was on Kenosha’s streets the night of the protests,
though he had a fiancé who lived in the city. His background includes a
conviction for sexual conduct with a minor in Arizona in 2002.


Huber is seen on video swinging a skateboard at Rittenhouse
before he was shot. He was known around Kenosha’s skateboarding
community, and his girlfriend, Hannah Gittings, said skateboarding was
his life. Huber served a pair of prison stints stemming from family conflict,
including choking his brother in 2012.


Grosskreutz previously said he attended several protests following
Floyd’s May 2020 death. With training as a paramedic, Grosskreutz had carried
medical supplies and was doing so the night of the Kenosha shootings.
He was also armed with a pistol and had it in his hand when he approached
Rittenhouse, who shot him in the arm.



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  Grounded by Vaccine Exemption: Married United Pilots Feel Betrayed
Posted by: IceWizard - 11-16-2021, 01:00 PM - Forum: World News - Replies (1)

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Stephanie and Kyle Atteberry, both United Airlines pilots,
with their son Aaron, 4, attend a medical freedom rally in
Harrisburg, Pa., on Nov. 9, 2021.
(Beth Brelje/ The Epoch Times)





VACCINES & SAFETY

Grounded by Vaccine Exemption:
Married United Pilots Feel Betrayed



BY BETH BRELJE
November 15, 2021
Updated: November 15, 2021



Diversity, equity, inclusion; this has been the mantra of United Airlines.
United pilots Stephanie and Kyle Atteberry thought the company meant it.

“United has been great to us,” Kyle, 45, told The Epoch Times. He recalls
receiving blankets from the company as gifts when their six children were born.
“Our expectations were, United would honor our faith.”

Kyle and wife Stephanie, 40, live in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Their jobs,
flying Boeing 767 and 757 aircraft, routinely took them around the world until
Oct. 1, the last day United allowed them to fly.

The couple is not getting the COVID-19 vaccine. They are among the 2,000
United employees who requested reasonable accommodations through medical
or religious exemptions from the vaccine mandate. As an accommodation,
United placed them on unpaid leave indefinitely. The 2,000 employees are part
of Airline Employees 4 Health Freedom, a group legally challenging being placed
on unpaid leave.

“They’ve already shown us what a reasonable accommodation looks like, because
we’ve been doing it for a year and a half,” Kyle said.
“Now they say I’m unsafe to come to work?”

While President Joe Biden announced in September mandatory vaccines for
certain workers, United was already signaling in May that it was moving to a
mandatory vaccine program.

In May, the company sent employees a letter with an incentive offer: pay for
13 hours of flight time, amounting to $2,600, for those who got vaccinated.
And there was a penalty: those who did not get the shot would not be able to
fly to as many international destinations. That means less work available for
the unvaccinated. From there, the list of countries unvaccinated pilots could
not fly to grew, until Germany was the only international place where the
Atteberrys could fly.

Now they are both on unpaid leave.

“I feel betrayed by the airline that says it is all about love and respect, and
yet here we are being sidelined. And seeing other airlines accommodating
their employees—it’s frustrating,” Kyle said.

The stress of working through the situation has loomed over them for months.

“It’s like a decay in my bones—like a shakiness in my soul,”
Stephanie told The Epoch Times. “But that has gone away as the Lord has
provided an amazing sense of peace for me.”



Career and Family Intertwined



Stephanie’s mother is a United flight attendant with 44 years of experience.
She is also on leave without pay. Growing up, Stephanie’s family traveled frequently,
using the benefit of her mother’s free travel.

“I told my mom at 14, ‘I love your job. I want to be a flight attendant so I can travel
for free for my whole life,’ and she [responded], ‘Why would you be a flight attendant
when you can fly the plane?’ and I was like, sold!”

From 14–16, Stephanie begged for flight lessons and finally, at 16, she got her first
flight lesson. She recalls driving down the Lancaster runway with tears of joy running
down her face. By the time she graduated high school, she had a private pilot license
and went on to Baylor University to attend flight school.

Kyle is a second generation airline pilot. His father flew the F-4 in the Marines and
then flew for Continental Airlines (which merged with United in 2012)
until retiring in 2005.

Kyle attended Baylor on a football scholarship, which afforded him the opportunity to
take their aviation program. He graduated and was a flight instructor at Baylor when
he met Stephanie in her sophomore year.

They married, and their careers grew from flight instructors to commercial pilots,
often working wacky hours. Sometimes they saw each other at home just two nights
a month. Other times they would meet at a mutual destination away from home.

When she was 24 and he was 29, they were hired at Continental (now United) and
now, thanks to their seniority, they have flexible schedules. One of them is always
home with the children, ranging in age from 23 months to 13 years.

“The flexibility in scheduling is a huge blessing,” Stephanie said.

“As you gain seniority, you will be working the holidays and weekends,” Kyle said.
“That is one of the main reasons we would not want to go fly somewhere else.
We would lose all that flexibility.”

“We cannot do that again,” Stephanie added. “We both cannot go get an airline job.
My career is essential over.” And that breaks her heart, because the thrill of take-off
still inspires her like it did when she was 16.

“My first flight back after 20 months off from my maternity leave—I really wasn’t
looking forward to coming back because of how much more difficult traveling had
become because of COVID and all the measures. But as we took the runway in EWR
(Newark Liberty International Airport) and started down the runway, I got that same
joyful feeling that made my eyes well up with tears,” Stephanie said.
“And as we climbed out, I thanked God that flying still brought me so much joy,
even in the midst of all the difficulties of the operation.
I just want to be allowed to fly as I honor my God.”



Faith Is Their Flight Plan



“We don’t expect everybody to understand fully where we are coming from,”
Kyle said. “As your faith grows, your understanding changes.”

Some of their older children have vaccines, but their younger ones do not.

“We feel strongly about being good stewards of what God has given you, including
your body,” Stephanie said. She chose natural childbirth to avoid medicine. They
make intentional decisions about how they exercise and they eat thoughtfully.

When Stephanie learned that some vaccines are made from cells obtained from
aborted babies, vaccines were no longer an option.

“I am so strongly pro-life, I can’t have anything to do with abortion,” Stephanie said.
“By taking the vaccine, we would be participating in the abortion industry.

“Part of being a pilot is being healthy and fit,” Kyle said. “Every flight we go on,
we must certify we are fit for flight. That places the responsibility of fitness for
flight on us. Nobody can tell us how the vaccine is going to affect us down the road,
and there is evidence of negative short term effects. Not only does it violate my
sincerely held religious beliefs, but it violates my conscience. I don’t know how
it will affect me.”

Their children attend a Christian school that rotates between classroom and
home school hours. One child has special needs so they pay extra for a tutor.

With no income, they may have to pull the kids out of school and drop piano lessons,
soccer and cross country.

“Our older children are well aware of what is going on. It’s the hardest thing to see
my children suffer emotionally,” Kyle said. “We’ve got our thermostat turned to 55
and haven’t turned the heat on yet.”

They are living off savings for now, and trying to figure out how to replace
two pilot incomes.

Last year, they were considered essential, frontline workers.

If he could talk to President Biden, Kyle would ask, with all the science and data
at your disposal, how can you honestly tell the American people that these COVID
injections are the only scientific and ethical answer moving forward? And he would
ask Biden to reaffirm the law that protects Americans seeking religious and medical
accommodation so that their jobs and livelihoods would not be penalized with unpaid leave.

“If we give up our religious freedom—our bodily autonomy, we are slaves,”
Stephanie said. “If we don’t say no, it’s never going to stop.”

A United spokesperson told The Epoch Times in an email: “We know that the best
way to keep everyone as safe as we can is for everyone to get vaccinated, as nearly
all United employees have chosen to do. We are working to identify non-customer
facing roles where accommodated employees can apply and continue working until
it is safe for them to their return to their current positions.”

The company says it is reviewing science-based metrics every 30 days to return
employees to active status, including community transmission rates and
national case rates.



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  Pentagon Responds to Oklahoma National Guard’s Rejections of Vaccine Mandate
Posted by: IceWizard - 11-16-2021, 12:51 PM - Forum: World News - No Replies

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A member of the U.S. Air Force receives the Moderna COVID-19
vaccine at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, on Dec. 29, 2020.
(U.S. Air Force/Jordan Garner)





EXECUTIVE BRANCH

Pentagon Responds to Oklahoma National Guard’s
Rejections of Vaccine Mandate



BY JACK PHILLIPS
November 14, 2021
Updated: November 14, 2021



The Department of Defense (DOD) has indicated that it will respond to Oklahoma
Gov. Kevin Stitt after his state’s National Guard suggested that it would reject a
Pentagon COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all service members.

“We are aware of the memo issued by the Oklahoma Adjutant General regarding
COVID vaccination for Guardsmen and the governor’s letter requesting exemption.
We will respond to the governor appropriately,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said
in a statement to media outlets on Nov. 13.

Without elaborating on how the DOD would respond, Kirby said Secretary of Defense
Lloyd Austin “believes that a vaccinated force is a more ready force” and that it’s
“why he has ordered mandatory vaccines for the total force, and that includes our
National Guard, who contribute significantly to national missions at home and abroad.”

Kirby’s remarks came after the newly appointed Oklahoma National Guard commander,
Army Brig. Gen. Thomas Mancino, issued a Nov. 11 memorandum indicating that he
would decline to implement the Pentagon’s vaccine mandate.

The first military vaccine mandate deadline was Nov. 2, although each branch has set
different deadlines by which members should get the vaccine for the CCP virus. The
Pentagon set a June 30, 2022, deadline for all Army reservists and the National Guard
to get the shot, according to a September statement from the federal Military Health System.

“I hereby order that no Oklahoma Guardsmen be required to take the COVID-19 Vaccine,
notwithstanding any other Federal requirement,” Mancino wrote in his memo.
“Oklahoma Command will continue to process Federal vaccine waivers in accordance
with DoD policy.

“Additionally, no negative administrative or legal action will be taken against Guardsmen
who refuse the COVID-19 Vaccine.”

Stitt, a Republican, previously asked Austin and other Pentagon leaders for waivers
regarding the COVID-19 vaccine mandate, and he’s still waiting for a decision,
according to Mancino’s memo.



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Pentagon press secretary John Kirby speaks during a press briefing
at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., on Sept. 3, 2021.
(Drew Angerer/Getty Images)



The memo was issued just a day after Mancino was appointed commander of the
Oklahoma Army and Air National Guard, replacing Maj. Gen. Michael Thompson,
who had been a proponent of COVID-19 vaccines and said Guard members would
face consequences.

“The governor had been exploring making a change for a number of months, and
[Gen.] Thompson had submitted his resignation,” Stitt spokesperson Carly Atchison
said in a statement to The Epoch Times. “Once the governor selected [Gen.] Mancino
as his replacement, the governor decided to move up the timeline.”

The Pentagon didn’t respond to a request for comment by press time.

Meanwhile, the DOD’s vaccine mandate for service members has faced numerous
challenges in court, including one filed earlier this month by a group of Navy SEALs
who are arguing that the Biden administration has denied them religious exemptions
to the vaccine mandate.

Their complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Texas,
argues that the plaintiffs sought a religious exemption to the Pentagon’s vaccine
mandate, but were denied the “fundamental right to the free exercise of religion
and protection from agency action,” which they said “is unlawful, contrary to law,
and arbitrary and capricious.”



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  FDA Alert: 2 Million At-home COVID-19 Tests Recalled Over False Positives
Posted by: IceWizard - 11-16-2021, 12:42 PM - Forum: World News - No Replies

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Ellume's COVID-19 coronavirus home test units are seen
at a digital diagnostics company in Australia, on Dec. 21. 2020.
(Patrick Hamilton/AFP via Getty Images)





AMERICA

FDA Alert:
2 Million At-home COVID-19 Tests Recalled
Over False Positives



BY JACK PHILLIPS
November 12, 2021
Updated: November 14, 2021



The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed Thursday it is recalling
some 2 million Ellume at-home COVID-19 testing because they can produce
“false positives” due to a manufacturing defect.

The firm first informed the federal regulatory agency about the defect in some
lots in October. But on Wednesday, the FDA said it identified additional lots that
were affected by the manufacturing defect, made between Feb. 24, 2021,
and Aug. 11, 2021.

To date, about 35 false positives from the COVID-19 tests were reported to
the FDA. No deaths have been reported related to the test, according to the
agency.

A “false positive” indicates that an individual has contracted the CCP
(Chinese Communist Party) virus, which causes COVID-19, when they
actually do not.

The FDA noted that false positives could lead to “delayed diagnosis or
treatment for the actual cause of the person’s illness, which could be
another life-threatening disease that is not COVID-19” or receiving
“unnecessary COVID-19 treatment from a health care provider,” which
may “result in side effects.”

Another problem, the FDA noted, is isolation, including monitoring household
or close contacts for symptoms, limiting contact with family or friends,
and missing school or work.”

Underscoring the severity of the issue, the FDA said it “identified this as
a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall … use of these tests may
cause serious adverse health consequences or death.”

The antigen test detects proteins from the CCP virus from a nasal sample,
and it’s available without a prescription for use by people aged 2 years and
older. It also comes with an analyzer that connects with a smartphone app
to show users to perform the test and understand the test results.

Ellume has recalled 2,212,335 tests in the United States to date.
Earlier this year, the Australia-based firm announced it had about
200,000 of its tests.

The Biden administration had signed a $231 million deal with Ellume,
which received approval to produce its tests under the Trump administration
last year.

In October, Dr. Sean Parsons, Ellume’s chief executive, announced that
the firm had created more safeguards to stop the problem from occurring again.

“I’m very sorry that this has happened,” he told the New York Times at the time.
“We’re all about chasing accuracy, and to have these false positives is disappointing.”

And a spokesperson said that the “root cause” of the issue was identified.
The company is already shipping new products inside the United States,
the spokesperson added to the NY Times.




The Epoch Times has contacted Ellume for comment.




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  Austria Orders Lockdown for the Unvaccinated, Directs Police to Carry Out Spot-Checks
Posted by: IceWizard - 11-16-2021, 12:36 PM - Forum: World News - No Replies

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A demonstrator holds a placard reading,
"No to compulsory vaccination,"
during a protest against COVID-19 vaccine lockdowns in
Vienna, Austria, on Nov. 14, 2021.
(Georg Hockmuth/APA/AFP via Getty Images)




EUROPE

Austria Orders Lockdown for the Unvaccinated,
Directs Police to Carry Out Spot-Checks


BY JACK PHILLIPS
November 14, 2021
Updated: November 14, 2021



Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg on Sunday announced the country
is placing millions of people who aren’t fully vaccinated for COVID-19 on lockdown
starting Monday.

About 65 percent of the Central European nation’s population is vaccinated,
according to government data. Under the measures revealed on Sunday,
unvaccinated people are ordered to stay at home except for limited reasons.

The rules, the government said, will be enforced by police officers who will be
out on the streets carrying out spot-checks on people who are in public.
Unvaccinated people are already excluded from entertainment venues, bars,
restaurants, and similar venues and businesses.

“We are not taking this step lightly but it is necessary,” Schallenberg told a news
conference announcing the new measures.

Schallenberg admitted that the government essentially “told one-third of the
population: you will not leave your apartment any more apart from for certain
reasons. That is a massive reduction in contacts between the vaccinated and
the unvaccinated.”

Now, unvaccinated people can only leave their homes for a limited number of
reasons like going to work or shopping for essentials. It’s not clear how that
would be enforced. Austria’s lockdown does not apply to the under-12s, to
people who have recently recovered from COVID-19, and will last 10 days,
Health Minister Wolfgang Mueckstein said.

On Friday, Schallenberg alleged that the country’s COVID-19 vaccination is
“shamefully low” and indicated the government should give the “green light”
for the sweeping restrictions over the weekend.




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A sign warns visitors about controls of their status—vaccinated or healed
from COVID-19—at the entrance to the “Christkindlmarkt,” Vienna’s classic
Christmas Market, on the square in front of the City Hall in Vienna, Austria,
on Nov. 12, 2021
(Georg Hockmuth/APA/AFP via Getty Images)



According to video footage posted online, crowds of people were seen demonstrating
against the vaccine mandate in Salzburg and other Austrian cities, criticizing the
“lying media” on Saturday. More protests occurred Sunday, footage shows.

Interior Minister Karl Nehammer said there will be thorough police checks and fines
of up to 1,450 euros ($1,660) for breaches, and all interactions with the police will
include checking people’s vaccination status. The move drew considerable condemnation
online, with some commentators noting that it would severely limit freedom of
movement for potentially millions of people.

“As of tomorrow, every citizen, every person who lives in Austria must be aware that
they can be checked by the police,” Nehammer told the news conference.

Showing an official COVID-19 pass proving that you have been vaccinated, recovered
from COVID-19, or recently tested has been required for months in various places
including restaurants, theaters, cafes, and hairdressers.

In nearby Germany, despite having its “2G” vaccine pass system in place for months
now, COVID-19 cases surged to their highest levels last week. More than 50,000 cases
were confirmed by health officials.

German Chancellor-in-waiting Olaf Scholz told Parliament on Thursday that new
measures are needed “to get through this winter … we must shelter our country
from the winter.” Also, government spokesman Steffen Seibert was quoted by
VOA News as saying that the virus is “spreading dramatically” and asserted that
a “quick and unified response” was needed.



Reuters contributed to this report.




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  NY BLM Leader Vows Riots, Fire and ‘Bloodshed’ if Mayor Cracks Down on Violent Crime
Posted by: IceWizard - 11-15-2021, 07:46 PM - Forum: World News - Replies (1)

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NY BLM Leader Vows Riots, Fire and ‘Bloodshed’
if Mayor Cracks Down on Violent Crime





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A Black Lives Matter leader said any effort to increase policing
in response to rising crime in New York City will be opposed.


Mayor-elect Eric Adams, who is black, has said he will recreate a unit
that will pit plainclothes officers against violent criminals.

That is not acceptable to Black Lives Matter co-founder Hawk Newsome,
according to the New York Post.

“If they think they are going back to the old ways of policing, then we’re
going to take to the streets again,” Newsome said after a meeting with Adams.

“There will be riots. There will be fire, and there will be bloodshed,” he threatened.

“To ignore that history and say you’re bringing it back means that he’s tone-deaf,”
Newsome said.

The unit was disbanded in 2020 amid concerns over high-profile cases and amid
protests against the police.



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Mayor-elect @EricAdamsforNYC says he won’t be intimidated by
Black Lives Matter leader Hawk Newsome’s threats.
Newsome vows there will be “riots,” “fire,” & “bloodshed”
if Adams follows through on his promise to bring back
plainclothes anti-crime cops.



Adams, a former captain in the NYPD, has said he wants to create a revised version
of the unit to tamp down crime, which began spiking last year.

Newsome said he was irked that during their meeting Adams “didn’t offer a comment
on police reform … he wouldn’t offer us anything concrete.”

“We will be at his front door, we will be at Gracie Mansion, we will be in the streets if
he allows these police to abuse us,” Newsome said.

“I am not threatening anyone. I am just saying that it’s a natural response to
aggressive oppression. People will react,” he said.

Adams said there was “no reason we cannot have both safe streets and racial justice
in our city.”

“If black lives truly matter, then we must address violence in our communities while
we address bias in policing. Yelling and not listening gets us nowhere,” he said.



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