All posts tagged: lockdown

Five states lift facemask requirements

With Texas taking the lead stating it was lifting its COVID facemask requirements and allowing businesses to function at 100% capacity, four other states have followed suit stating they will end the need for facemasks when out in public. This was in response to rising vaccination rates and declining numbers of COVID cases. In addition, the Democrat Governor of Connecticut, Ned Lamont, has announced that stores can return to 100% capacity, but its facemask requirement remains in place. CBN explains: Meanwhile, a number of states are lifting restrictions as new cases and hospitalizations have plunged. Gov. Ned Lamont (D) of the blue state of Connecticut announced he’s lifting nearly all limits on businesses – returning to full capacity at restaurants, hair salons, and gyms. Five states: Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, Montana, and Texas have all lifted their mask mandates. “Texans have mastered the safe strategies – they don’t need an order from Austin, Texas telling them what to do,” says Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX). READ: 5 States Lift Mask Mandates and Even This Blue State Lifted …

65% of Austrians say lockdown worse than virus

According to a recent Gallup Poll, 65% of Austrians believe that the country’s lockdown is causing more damage than the virus. This is up from the 41% of Austrians who had that same sentiment last year. As the lockdowns continue, the Austrians are seeing two things. First, the lockdowns are clearly not working. If they did, the virus should have been stopped in its track last year. Secondly, they are seeing first hand the damage the lockdown is doing to the economy and people’s lives.

COVID lockdown turns into free speech lockdown?

With one of the world’s most successful vaccination programs, Britain is on the verge of ending its lockdowns that were among the most restrictive in the western world. But recent access to information request revealed that with its lockdown soon to end, the government wants to extend its law banning protests. Some are calling it a blatant attack on freedom of speech. Breitbart explains: The British government is reportedly seeking to extend powers granted to police to crack down on protests even after lockdown restrictions are lifted, raising concerns about the state of freedom of speech in the country. A freedom of information request has revealed that Home Secretary Priti Patel wrote to the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS), questioning how the government could continue to limit protests. In the September letter, reported by The Observer on Sunday, Patel said that while protesting is “a cornerstone of our democracy”, she inquired as to how the Home Office could prevent protests from impacting upon “the rights of others to go about their …

Video: Interview with wife of jailed Canadian pastor

James Coates, pastor of GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta Canada was arrested for violating the province’s lockdown orders and holding church services. He has not been released from jail because he refuses to abide by the court’s bail conditions. In an interview with Faytene Grasseschi, Pastor Coate’s wife, Erin, explains the church’s side of the story.

The union demanded teachers be vaccinated first, then …

The Oregon teachers union demanded that the state vaccinate teachers before they would return to work. Democrat Gov. Kate Brown agreed believing that the kids needed to get back to school. So, the Governor pushed teachers to the front of line ahead of the elderly and those most vulnerable to the virus. The teachers got vaccinated, but now, with the support of the union, they are still refusing to turn to work.

Pastor’s wife being held in a secret government facility in Canada?

When a young pastor’s wife got off the plane, she was immediately confronted by a police officer and government official and taken away to a secret government facility. The distraught pastor has no idea what happened to his wife, and the police refused to tell her husband where she is. The only twist of this story is that it didn’t happen in Communist China, it happened in Calgary, Canada. Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s lockdown rules requiring two week isolation for anyone travelling in from another country at a government facility have not even been announced yet and already police are enforcing it. They have basically imprisoned Chris Mathis’s wife and won’t tell him where they have locked up his wife. The pastor’s wife also had a form stating that she had just tested negative for COVID, but let’s not confuse the story with unnecessary facts. The Western Standard reports: The new [Trudeau] rules weren’t even announced yet Thursday night, but it appears officials at YYC were ready. “(My wife Nikki) arrived in Calgary tonight …

How to manufacture a pandemic, $500 at a time

It seems that some bureaucrats are determined to keep this COVID pandemic going on forever. Why? Well, they are not affected. They often get to work from home, still get their paychecks, benefits and pensions, so, what do they care about the people suffering from the lockdowns. But one of the problems with pandemics is you need numbers. How can you extend and embrace more severe lockdowns, if the COVID numbers are starting to fall, as they are recently doing in Britain? READ: Britain’s coronavirus cases fall again amid ‘scaremongering’ row The solution: there are a bunches of people out there who are coming down with COVID, but are not getting sick. Many show no symptoms and if they do the symptoms are so minor they are confusing them with a cold or allergies. Of course, as a result, they are not getting tested. It is estimated that as many as 80% of the people fall into the asymptomatic category. And here is the thing, the chances of asymptomatic people spreading COVID is extremely low. …

Quebec’s 8 pm COVID curfew madness continues

On Jan. 8, 2021, the Canadian province of Quebec initiated a COVID curfew preventing people from leaving their homes after 8 pm unless of course, they are walking their dog. Apparently, dogs protect people from catching COVID after 8 pm. But the silliness doesn’t stop there. In December, the Calhoun family who live in Montreal, Quebec received permission from the New Brunswick government to travel to that province to provide care for their ailing father, 77, who was living alone and in and out of hospital. They were intending to return to Quebec on Jan 2, 2021, but it was delayed when their vehicle had problems and required parts to be ordered in from outside of Canada. The family, who was travelling with three small kids, decided to rent a car and return home on Jan. 8, 2021, the day the Quebec government initiated its 8 pm curfew. They were intending to be back before the 8 pm curfew hit, but travelling with three small kids derailed those good intentions. Global News explains what happened …

Union leader basks in the sun as she opposes schools re-opening

Many of the teachers’ unions are battling any attempts to have kids returning to in person teaching. Of course, they are citing fears of the COVID-1984 pandemic as the reason. One of those leading the charge against reopening schools is a left-leaning leader of the Chicago Teachers Union. I completely understand why she is opposed. I mean who wants to be in blustery Chicago in mid winter, when you could be relaxing at a pool in Puerto Rico?

Swiss court declares worship a human right and reverses the government’s ban on church services

In the midst of the COVID-1984 lockdown, many governments have been particularly keen on trying to stop Church services under the guise of stopping COVID. However, the Catholic News Agency is reporting that one of the most restrictive bans has come to an abrupt end in the Canton of Geneva in Switzerland when a judge ruled that the COVID-1984 ban on church services was unconstitutional. The government ban had stopped all church services and allowed only limited attendance at funerals and weddings. Several Christians in the Canton challenged the ban arguing it impinged on their religious freedom. The judge gave a temporary restraining order allowing services to restart until the case was heard at a later date. The judge noted the state would probably lose the case because its ban violated the Swiss constitution that guarantees freedom of worship. Switzerland has 26 Cantons, and the judge’s ruling means that services are allowed to restart in Switzerland’s capital city, Geneva. Switzerland has the reputation of supposedly being the “human rights capital of the world” but its …

The Covid Crisis: Are you ready for the virtual God?

We are living in strange times, and this is a very strange year. I don’t want to criticize the authorities who must make hard choices, but some restrictions are strange. Where I live, the government and the medical authorities are being cautious with social restrictions. We are mostly warned to be careful, and given good advice. I haven’t heard about fines or arrests for breaking the rules. My work, for the government, is high-risk, and I have a generous supply of spray cleaner and hand disinfectant. I also have training on how to use the cleaners and stay safe. A neighbor goes to a church near us and they are probably still refusing to wear masks in their services. No one is talking about this in the news, my neighbor told me when I met him in the back alley. Do you believe in God? If you are a believer, what tells you to believe? What are the signals that you need? Do you attend a church or a temple, a mosque or a synagogue, …

Canadian RCMP block a drive-in church service

RCMP in the town of Steinbach, Manitoba blocked people from attending a drive-in church service this past Sunday, where people would remain in their cars and listen to a service being broadcast by a shortwave FM. Apparently, Manitoba’s health officials are concerned that people listening to a service in their cars with the windows rolled up could transfer COVID to neighbouring vehicles. Like they say, we must trust the science.