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Denmark will not be vaccinating people under 50 years of age

An odd thing is happening in Denmark. Though the government is expecting an increase in the number of COVID cases this fall in line with the upcoming flu season it will not be vaccinating anyone below the age of 50, unless they have underlining health issues. The reason is that healthy people under the age of 50 are not particularly vulnerable to the virus. The Government of Denmark explains: With the autumn vaccination programme, we aim to prevent serious illness, hospitalisation and death. The risk of becoming severely ill from covid-19 increases with age. Therefore, people who have reached the age of 50 and particularly vulnerable people will be offered vaccination. We expect that many people will be infected with covid-19 during autumn and winter. It is therefore important that the population remembers the guidance on how to prevent infection, which also applies to a number of other infectious diseases. People aged under 50 are generally not at particularly higher risk of becoming severely ill from COVID-19. In addition, younger people aged under 50 are …

Taxes and the Bible

According to a recent report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2021, the average American family spent more money paying their taxes, than they did to buy such essentials as food, clothing and medical care. According to the reports, that year the average American family handed over $16,729.73 for their federal, state, and municipal taxes while only paying $15,495.28 for their food, clothing and medical bills. Taxes, unfortunately, are a necessary part of government. And in the Gospels, we have an odd collaboration taking place when the Herodians and the Pharisees joined up to try to attack Christ on the issue of taxes (Matthew 22:15-22). The Herodians were a group of Jews who actually supported Herod and Rome, while the Pharisees were on the opposite end of the political spectrum. They believed in a national Israel, free from Rome. But that old saying my enemy’s enemy is my friend rang true here. The two had one common enemy, Jesus, and because of that, they could be friends for a few minutes. And the two …

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Pharmaceutical bribery?

The Blaze provides details on a court case involving a doctor who was found guilty of allegedly accepting bribes from a pharmaceutical company to prescribe fentanyl. The Blaze writes: Randall Halley, a Missouri physician, was sentenced on Tuesday for accepting bribes from a drug manufacturer in exchange for prescribing fentanyl to his patients. The 65-year-old who pleaded guilty in 2021 was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison. […] Halley overprescribed fentanyl for kickbacks from the pharmaceutical company so often that he ranked highest in Missouri and 38th in the nation for sales of the drug. The physician admitted to lying on Medicare pre-approval forms to secure insurance coverage. He also admitted to providing staff with his DEA registration number so they could prescribe medications in his absence. The drug manufacturer made it appear that Halley was being paid as a speaker at various events. In reality, the physician was collecting bribes for prescribing the company’s fentanyl to his patients. Authorities discovered a direct correlation between the payments from the company and …

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Did Democrat Senator issue a call to arms against the pro-life movement?

Some are accusing Hawaii’s Democrat Senator, Mazie Hirono, of issuing a call for violence against pro-life groups in a speech in the US Senate on Wednesday, Sept 14, 2022. The Blaze provides the details: Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii said she was issuing “literally a call to arms” against the pro-life movement in a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday. “When I hear my colleagues talking about how, you know, it should be states’ rights, or government should not be telling us what to do, the word ‘hypocrites,’ it doesn’t even go far enough to call them out on what they’re doing,” said Hirono during her speech. “This is an outright attack on women in this country. That is how I see it.” […] Hirono ended her speech with the odd call to arms. “Madam president, I yield the floor, but clearly, you know, this is a — literally call to arms in our country, I yield the floor,” she concluded. READ: Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono issues ‘literally a call to arms’ against pro-life …

Oberlin College will pay $36.6 million for calling bakery racist

Oberlin College has finally agreed to pay a $36.6 million judgment to a bakery it labelled as racist. Nearly six years ago, the son of the owner of Gibson’s Bakery in Oberlin, Ohio confronted a young black man for allegedly stealing a bottle of wine from the bakery. The young man and two of his friends who also became involved eventually pled guilty to misdemeanor charges over the incident. However, the three were also attending Oberlin College in the small town. The school has a long history of political activism, and students at the college accused the owners of the bakery of being racists and organized demonstrations and boycotts against the small business. School officials also became involved. This included providing food and cold weather clothing for the student demonstrators. The college’s former Dean also distributed a flyer accusing Gibson’s Bakery of racial profiling. The College’s Student Senate sent an email to its students condemning the Bakery and as well the college discontinued purchasing goods from the bakery. In 2017, the owners of Gibson’s Bakery …