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This Coming Friday . . ., by Eric Peters

This Friday the Supreme Court hears arguments on the Biden administration’s vaccination mandates. Either way the decision goes the consequences will be enormous. From Eric Peters at ericpetersautos.com:

This coming Friday could be the tipping point – and either way will be a good way.

The nine people who – somehow – have acquired the absolute and arbitrary power to impose their will on 330-plus million people will decide whether the federal government has the constitutional power to apply force to those 330-plus million, in order to compel them all to submit to medical procedures many of them object strongly to being forced to submit to.

This is plain language – as opposed to the opaque language used by government to mask the true nature of itself and its actions.

“Government” – itself – being an example of this.

It sounds vaguely benign. It is force – lethal force, when carried to its inevitable conclusion. If you do not obey government – which isn’t an entity, by the way but rather just a relative handful of people who have acquired the power to force you to do things – you will be punished. Probably – initially – expected to hand over money as a corrective.

This being extortion. If you fail to hand over the extortion money, ultimately, you will be “arrested” – another one of those words – which in fact means you’ll be kidnapped by force and taken into custody. Which is to say, caged – no differently than if you’d been kidnapped by a serial killer. If you attempt to “resist” – that is, to defend yourself, to get away – the government (those people) will then resort to the ultimate violence.

Maybe well before then, as happens commonly.          

Well, these nine people who wear the black garb of executioners are about to decide whether that other group of people – the “government” – can “constitutionally” force all of the people to submit to medical procedures – plural, mark that –  they oppose submitting to, by using the force of government to force employers to un-employ any employees who “resist” – i.e., continue to refuse to submit.

Of course, the government already has the power to do this. The angels-dancing-on-the-head-of-a-pin question to be “ruled” upon (another one of those words) by the nine people – which is actually just a majority of the nine, so only five of the nine will rule as regards the use of force against 330-plus million people – is whether the use of this force is “constitutional.”

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Panic? US Mega-Corporations Rush to Abandon Vax Mandate, by Daniel McAdams

The get-along-go-along corporate crowd has a real dilemma now that courts are overwhelmingly rejecting Biden administration vaccine mandates. From Daniel McAdams at ronpaulinstitute.org:

 
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This week’s nationwide annihilation of Biden’s Federal Contractor vaccine mandate at the hands Georgia Federal Judge R. Stan Baker has resulted in a landslide retreat of cowardly mega-corporations from their so-confident bullying of American workers. 

Biden’s illegal gamble, the nationwide Federal contractor vaccine mandate, has like his previous Medicare mandate and OSHA if-you-have-100-workers-mandatory-vax mandate been ripped to shreds early on in the courts.

Biden’s mandates have always been a bullying gamble, an admission that they knew they were engaging in illegal acts but that they would continue to use the not-insignificant weapons of the executive branch to blast as much harm as possible until the courts stepped in and noted the obvious: “You can’t do this!”

Cynics – and I sympathize – will say that the courts could have ruled either way so don’t get too excited.

That’s the lesson of the past two years: There is nothing below us as we look down. It takes our breath away. We now understand that our civilization has been built on a pile of sand and any determined entity could tunnel under us as we are distracted by the human necessities of providing for our families and living our finite lives as best as possible.

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Expect More . . . And then, Less, by Eric Peters

The Biden administration is hell-bent on destroying the U.S. economy. From Eric Peters at ericpetersautos.com:

If you had any doubts about what this is all about, here’s a news item to dispel them:

The Biden Thing has just decreed that truck drivers coming from Mexico – and (soon, inevitably) American truck drivers returning from Mexico – will be Jabbed by January 22 else be fired. Else their employers will be brutally fined, by OSHA – which the courts have ruled (so far) that OSHA lacks constitutional authority to do.

The Biden Thing proceeds, regardless, with the grim obsessive pertinacity of the deranged.

Interestingly, it doesn’t apply the same or even any obsessive pertinacity regarding  Mexicans and whoever else crosses the border illegally. That they be Jabbed – or returned. Just the truckers.

And the legal people crossing the border.

It tells you much about what it’s all about.

Hint: It isn’t about “stopping the spread.” Certainly not of illegal aliens – whoops, undocumented migrants and refugees – into this country, along with whatever they may be carrying.

But the trucks carrying goods bound for Americans . . . that has got to be stopped.

The particular target in this case appears to be the independent trucker – who (until now) could exempt himself from the Biden Thing’s prior decree that employees of companies with 100 or more people working there must establish Proof of Jab else be fired (else the company be socked with fines by OSHA so extreme as to guarantee the company will insist upon Proof of Jab).

After all, he worked for himself – and for a company of one.

Intolerable, whisper-coughs the Biden Thing from the sound stage “Oval Office” in an undisclosed location.

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Great News: Biden’s Vaccine Mandate is Falling Apart! By Ron Paul

If at first your idiotic policies don’t succeed, extend and expand them. Only in government . . . .From Ron Paul at ronpaulinstitute.org:

The Biden vaccine mandate appears to be falling apart before it’s even in place. From first responders to truck drivers to everyone in-between, the message is clear: many thousands are willing to be fired from their jobs rather than be forced to take a medical procedure they do not want.

They have leverage and they are using it. We should support them.

Grocery shelves are bare, shipping containers continue to float offshore, firehouses in New York are shut down, the Los Angeles County Sheriff warns that, in the middle of a crime wave, half of his deputies may quit or be fired. Airlines are citing non-existent “weather problems” to excuse the fact that their employees are rebelling against forced covid shots.

The country is teetering on the edge of an economic abyss and the Biden Administration is doubling down. The only question is how far down the President is willing to drag his party and his own approval numbers to continue to push an unconstitutional, deeply unpopular, and thoroughly tyrannical forced vaccine on the population.

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The Mandate on Business Intensifies the Crisis, by Jeffrey Tucker

The Biden vaccine mandate is completely detached from rationality or science. As such, it will make things worse, not better. From Jeffrey Tucker at brownstone.org:

It’s hard to imagine that public confidence in everything could fall further, but it surely will.

This past week was emblematic. We saw Biden’s party face an electoral rout on Tuesday due mostly to pandemic policy – even the education controversies in Virginia trace to disastrous school closures – followed two days later by an intensification of those very policies with a vaccine mandate on companies with 100 or more employees. That was followed by an announcement from Pfizer the very next day that they have a new therapeutic pill that is 89% effective, in which case, why the vaccine mandate?

That’s more than enough to make one’s head spin. But then it got worse: on the same day, the head of the CDC claimed on Twitter that masks reduce “your chance of Covid-19 infection by 80%,” a claim without a shred of evidence in the scientific literature. At this point, it seems like they will say anything, knowing full well that the fact checkers will leave alone any high official in the federal government.

Let’s focus on the mandate on business.

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has thankfully issued a stay on the entire order pending a closer review, citing grave constitutional problems with the OSHA order. The Biden administration is being asked to respond by tomorrow evening as of this writing. The edict itself relies most fundamentally on the claim that “immunity acquired through infection appears to be less protective than vaccination,” which is unproven and likely false.

It is imposed in the midst of evidence all around us that the previous public-sector and contractor mandate has led to sickouts, resignations, and unpaid leave announcements hitting industrial sectors and cities all over the country, from airlines to fire departments to hospitals and academia. In Senate testimony, Anthony Fauci cited the fantastic success of mandates at United Airlines while failing to mention the hundreds of firings and the pilot and staff revolt at every other airline.

One would suppose that this mess would be enough to forestall more mandates but no: now all companies with 100 employees must force vaccines on its employees, or else pay fines of $13,600 per violation.

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No, It’s Not Legal, by Karl Denninger

The Biden Administration has tied itself in legal knots trying to craft its vaccine mandate so that it will pass Constitutional muster. If the Constitution still means anything, they’ve failed. From Karl Denninger at market-ticker.org:

Time to consider “When in the course of human events” yet?

It might be.

The Biden Administration’s “new issue” ETS out of OSHA is blatantly illegal.  That they issued it alone is just cause to immediately start drafting that document.  But — as soon as it publishes the lawsuits will fly, so let’s see if the “high priests” realize what comes next if they don’t drop an anvil on Der Fuhrer’s penis.

This article, however, isn’t about voting by either General Strike (which is entirely legal, I remind you) or from the roof and the hilltop, neither of which is legal at all.  It’s about the ridiculous infirmities in having OSHA do this in the first place which the Biden Administration admitted to months ago and in fact bragged about.

So let’s go down the list of why any person in a black robe has exactly zero excuse for not immediately issuing an injunction and then politically throwing Biden into the Potomac.

  • OSHA claims this is an “Emergency” and requires immediate action.  However, it wasn’t an emergency 11 months ago. Nor was it one in September, when there were many, many more cases and deaths than there are today.  It also isn’t one now until January 2nd, directly after a number of industry groups complained about the impact of it on the holidays.  Note that the alleged “authority” that OSHA has to deal with workplace insults and risks when it comes to an ETS depends on it being an actual emergency.  OSHA cannot deliberately decide to sacrifice employees “up to a specific date because its inconvenient for their employers.”  Indeed that act alone invalidates the ETS as it makes clear there is no emergency at all and the claim of one is a pretext.
  • OSHA’s regulatory authority is limited to workplaces.  A risk that is diffuse and beyond the workplace in at least equal quality and severity is beyond their mandate.  A respiratory virus is in that category.  Can OSHA mandate asbestos regulations or concentrations of chemicals in the factory or other working environment?  Sure.  Can they mandate that which is in the outside air in the ordinary environment at the same level of risk?  No.  There is no specific and articulable risk within general employment that is not present everywhere else in ordinary life.  
  • OSHA is required to back up their findings and claims with actual science.  They can’t.  Specifically there is no evidence that being jabbed is superior to being infected — in fact, its the other way around.  Even if it is superior at some point in time the alleged “rule” does not differentiate and, in the instant case, the evidence is that those who were jabbed in January of last year either lost all protection or actually have negative protection .vs. someone who was never vaccinated at all.  This, incidentally, makes their entire argument pretextual (and which the administration has admitted.)

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Southwest Airlines Is Collapsing – A Glimpse Of The Future And Hope, by Charles “Sam” Faddis

The power of no. Only by exercising that power do we have a prayer of freeing ourselves from the tyranny descending across the world. From Charles “Sam” Faddis at andmagazine.com:

Joe Biden’s federal vaccine mandate is toothless. He cannot make it work. He cannot enforce it, and so the federal government has tried to ‘back door‘ a national vaccine mandate by pushing corporations to do their dirty work. Maybe the feds can’t really order you to take the jab, but if they can prevent you from earning a living without the vaccine, they can achieve the same objective.

It seems simple enough and strangely fitting for a government that is increasingly indistinguishable from giant multinational corporations, Big Tech, and the oligarchs that run the entire enterprise.

Except, a funny thing is happening. The people, those Neanderthals clinging to their Bibles and guns, who are supposed to do what they are told, pay taxes and fight the corporate wars are pushing back. Deserted by their elected representatives, who answer to their corporate masters, average Americans are refusing to comply.

Take a look at Southwest Airlines, and you will see exactly what this new civil disobedience looks like. You may also see the future.

The White House has pressed the airlines to adopt vaccine mandates using the leverage of federal contracts. United knuckled under first and announced a vaccine requirement. Southwest recently announced its employees had until December 8, 2021, to get vaccinated or lose their jobs.

The pilot’s union for Southwest Airlines responded to the mandate by filing suit and trying to block the action, but the pilots themselves are not waiting for court action to make clear where they stand. They have started using vacation and sick days and refusing to show up for work. Other employees have followed suit.

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Children’s Health Defense Responds to Biden’s ‘Declaration of War Against the Unvaccinated,’ by Mary Holland

Know what’s going on and fight back. It’s the only way we’ll stop this idiocy. From Mary Holland at Children’s Health Defense via lewrockwell.com:

President Biden’s speech last week was stunning. As the Associated Press aptly reported, the president pivoted from a war on the coronavirus to a war on the “unvaccinated.”

Coercing the “unvaccinated” was the president’s first and foremost point — the only way back to normal is through vaccination, testing and masks, he said.

But the president went much further — he vilified the unvaccinated. They are not “doing the right thing.” They are “keeping us from turning the corner.” They are “blocking public health.”

“The refusal [of the unvaccinated] has cost all of us,” Biden said.

Addressing the 80 million refusers, the president said, as if speaking to unruly children, “our patience is wearing thin.”

He went further still, empathizing with the anger and anxiety of those who’ve been vaccinated and thus presumably protected. He threatened, “We cannot let the unvaccinated undo this progress,” although he muddled the words in delivery.

Biden also took a potshot at dissenting doctors, suggesting they are “conspiracy theorists,” not “real doctors.” His comments echoed the calls of others, including the Federation of State Medical Boards, to take away the medical licenses of doctors who dare to raise questions about vaccine safety.

The president’s speech was deeply disturbing. He exhorted medical coercion of an experimental gene therapy for a virus with a 99% survival rate for a large portion of the population, and for which no one bears financial liability in cases where injuries or deaths occur.

Furthermore, Biden misled the public on vaccine approval. He suggested that because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Pfizer Comirnaty vaccine on Aug. 23, there’s nothing more for the unvaccinated to “wait for.”

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Science Denied: The Biden Vaccine Mandate, by Jeffrey A. Tucker

Logic doesn’t come from philosophical savages (i.e. Democrats) and Joe Biden wouldn’t recognize science if it stole his ice cream. From Jeffrey A. Tucker at brownstone.org:

President Biden has decided to go hard on the virus. No more Mr. Nice Guy. Sadly for him, those tiny little pathogens don’t pay taxes, don’t vote, don’t have Social Security numbers, can’t be drafted, and don’t answer phone calls from poll takers, which is to say that he and his agencies cannot really control them. That must be frustrating, poor man.

Instead his plan is to control what he can control: people, and, most immediately, federal workers and the employees of large regulated companies. For him, the key to crushing the virus is the vaccine. Not enough people are obeying his demand for near-universal vaccination.

In a maniacal move of wild desperation – or as an excuse to try out the most extreme powers of his office – he is using every weapon that he believes he has to assure compliance with his dream of injecting as many arms as possible. Only then will we crush the virus, all thanks to his leadership, all the complaints about “freedom” be damned – and never mind that the realization of his dream did not work in Israel or the UK.

What are the immediate problems here? At least five:

1. The Biden mandate pretends that the only immunity is injected, not natural. And so it has been from the beginning of this pandemic, even though all science for at least a year – actually you can say centuries – contradicts that. Indeed, we’ve known about natural immunity since 400 B.C when Thucydides first wrote of the great Athens plague that revealed that “they knew the course of the disease and were themselves free from apprehension.” Biden’s mandate could affect 80 million people but far more than that have likely been exposed and gained robust immunity regardless of vaccination status.

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Admission Against Interest: White House Chief of Staff Admits Vaccine Mandate is a “Work Around” the Constitutional Objections, by Jonathan Turley

It’s obvious that using OSHA to enforce the vaccine mandate is a way to get around Constitutional objections and avoid Supreme Court invalidation. However, coming out and openly saying that was a stupid legal tactic. From Jonathan Turley at jonathanturley.org:

In the law, it is called an admission against interest or an out-of-court statement by a party that, when uttered, is against the party’s pecuniary, proprietary, or penal interests. In politics, it is called just dumb. White House chief of staff Ronald Klain offered a doozy this week when he admitted that the announced use of the authority of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for a vaccine mandate was a mere “work around” of the constitutional limit imposed on the federal government. The problem is that the thing being “worked around” is the Constitution. Courts will now be asked to ignore the admission and uphold a self-admitted evasion of constitutional protections.

Notably, before inauguration, Klain publicly assured the public that Biden would that, on “his first day in office, I will issue a nationwide masking mandate, requiring that people wear masks where the federal authority extends and then urging governors and other local officials to impose mask mandates in their states.” That statement was then walked back due to the lack of legal authority to issue such a mandate.

Klain retweeted MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle, who posted, “OSHA doing this vaxx mandate as an emergency workplace safety rule is the ultimate work-around for the Federal govt to require vaccinations.”

The “work around” was needed because, as some of us have previously during both the Trump and Biden Administration, the federal government does not have clear authority to impose public health mandates. Authority for such mandates has traditionally been recognized within state authority.

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