Sidney Powell has been reinstated on Twitter after being kicked off two years ago.
Sidney’s first tweet: Thank you @elonmusk
I’m back!! Freedom of speech is crucial to our survival as the beacon of freedom for the world. I & a great team have been working hard in my absence from Twitter.
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1- More scientific proof to help ward off new efforts to force people into masks.
New Study Confirms That Masks Likely Don’t Work To Stop COVID
QUOTE: Anyone paying attention over the past few years has known that masks don’t work.
The evidence base on masking has grown substantially as global governments have imposed mandates with the full support of the public health “expert” community.
Real world data has accumulated from dozens of countries, U.S. states, counties and other jurisdictions showing that mask mandates don’t work.
Now, the gold standard of journal evidence reviews has synthesized the available evidence in a comprehensive update on the impact of masking to stop COVID.
And if experts, politicians and public health agencies were willing to be intellectually honest, it would put a permanent end to any remaining debate.
2- When you have leaders who are strong enough to stand up to nonsensical bullies, you can stop the leftist indoctrination.
College Board Bends The Knee To DeSantis, Drops CRT and BLM From AP African American Studies, Adds “Black Conservatives”
QUOTE: NYT laments: “The College Board purged the names of many Black writers and scholars associated with critical race theory, the queer experience and Black feminism. It ushered out some politically fraught topics, like Black Lives Matter, from the formal curriculum. And it added something new: “Black conservatism” is now offered as an idea for a research project.”
DeSantis previously had rejected the Advanced Placement African American Studies curriculum because it was too radical, pushing Critical Race Theory and promoting Black Lives Matter, among other things. Contrary to the lying media, he did not oppose the course, but objected to the leftist curriculum and wanted improvements.
3- Who knows if any of this is passable but we like the direction.
Cruz introduces 7 bills to block government COVID mandates
QUOTE: Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz introduced seven bills to block current and future federal government COVID mandates by taking aim at mask and vaccine requirements and other similar measures.
“President Biden has stated that the COVID-19 pandemic is over, but he continues to wield powers granted during the pandemic, and he continues to desire draconian restrictions and mandates for the American people,” Cruz said Tuesday.
Cruz’s bills include the No Vaccine Passports Act, the No Vaccine Mandates Act and the No Mask Mandates Act.
“We cannot allow the unprecedented actions taken by the federal government to set a new normal in which politicians and unelected bureaucrats force mandates upon the American people at the drop of a hat,” Cruz said.
He also introduced the GIVE LIFE Act, also known as Doss’s Act, named after a teenager in his state who was denied a kidney transplant because he had not received the COVID vaccine. The bill would prohibit denying a person an organ transplant based on their COVID vaccination status.
Another of Cruz’s bills, the Ending Discrimination in COVID-19 Treatments Act, would mandate for the Department of Health and Human Services to not consider race, religion, sex, age or other factors when distributing COVID-19 treatments. The proposed legislation comes after the Food and Drug Administration issued guidance last year for doctors to consider “race or ethnicity” when rationing out monoclonal antibody treatments.
Cruz’s other two bills focus on children, with one prohibiting groups that receive federal funds from imposing a COVID vaccine mandate on minor children while requiring parental consent for minor children to receive the COVID vaccine. The other bill specifically attempts to repeal Washington, D.C.’s public school COVID vaccine mandate.
4- The effort to silence and remove medical professionals who may have opinions differing from the government, has been halted, for the time being.
California’s Medical Misinformation Law Struck Down
QUOTE: The law, known as Assembly Bill 2098, which was signed into law last October, required medical licensing boards in the state to take disciplinary action against physicians who were involved in so-called “dissemination or misinformation or disinformation” related to COVID-19.
Senior U.S. District Judge William Shubb in Sacramento ruled on Wednesday that Assembly Bill 2098, which was signed last October by California Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, was too vague for doctors to know what kind of statements might put them at risk of being penalized.”COVID-19 is a quickly evolving area of science that in many aspects eludes consensus,” he wrote.
The preliminary order means that the law cannot be enforced while Shubb hears two lawsuits brought against the law shortly after its passage last year – one by a group of five doctors, and another by a doctor and two advocacy groups including Robert F. Kennedy Jr’s Children’s Health Defense.
Doctors found violating the law wouldn’t just be faced with a slap on the wrist. A report from The New York Time’s Steven Lee Myers noted that expanding medical licensing boards in such a way “could lead to a suspension or revocation of a doctor’s license to practice in the state.”
5- Good to see this effort against wokeness and this bad agenda.
25 states sue Biden administration over federal ESG policy
QUOTE: Twenty-five attorneys general and several other plaintiffs have sued the Biden administration asking the court to halt a federal ESG policy that could negatively impact the retirement savings of 152 million Americans.
The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court Northern District Amarillo Division naming Secretary of Labor Martin Walsh and the U.S. Department of Labor as defendants.
It alleges the U.S. Department of Labor created a rule prioritizing “woke” Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing that jeopardizes the retirement savings of 152 million workers, or two-thirds of the U.S. population.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has also taken action, including prohibiting the state’s retirement fund from investing in funds that prioritize ESG.
Co-leading the lawsuit is Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes; joining them are the attorneys general representing the states of Louisiana, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wyoming and the commonwealths of Virginia and Kentucky.
6- Good news for the gun industry.
Court blocks New Jersey law that allows state to sue gun industry
QUOTE: A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a New Jersey law authorizing the state’s attorney general to sue gun manufacturers and sellers for endangering public safety, finding it ran afoul of a federal law protecting the gun industry from such claims.
The preliminary order by U.S. District Judge Zahid Quraishi in Trenton, New Jersey, means the law cannot be enforced while the judge considers a legal challenge by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), a gun industry group. It comes a day after a different judge struck down parts of a separate gun control measure in the state.
7- This may be our favorite story of the week. We hope that more donors to universities will sue to get their money returned.
University Removes Slave-Owning Benefactor’s Name, His Family Demands Their $51 Million Back
QUOTE: If your name isn’t good enough for a college, is your money? Such a question has been raised over a now-deleted donator in Virginia.
The situation dates back to 1846, when a man named Thomas C. Williams attended Richmond College. In the 1880s, he served as a trustee.
After his death, his family made a gift to [the college] that helped establish the law school. When Richmond College became the University of Richmond in 1920, it began referring to the law school as the T.C. Williams School of Law.
That was then, this is now. In September of 2022, the University of Richmond board voted unanimously to change the name to the University of Richmond School of Law.
He may have played an important part, but according to tax records, T.C.’s successful tobacco business owned 25 to 40 slaves.
On March 26th, a new policy was instated:
No building, program, professorship, or other entity at the University should be named for a person who directly engaged in the trafficking and/or enslavement of others or openly advocated for the enslavement of people.
Out with the old, in with the new. But T.C.’s family wants their man’s old money back: If he’s unworthy of recognition for his efforts, they figure, his cash should be no good as well.
T.C.’s great-great-grandson explained in a letter to the president.
If suddenly his name is not good enough for the University, then isn’t the proper ethical and, indeed, virtuous action to return the benefactor’s money with interest? … [I]s it not a form of fraud to induce money from a benefactor, and then discredit the benefactor after he is long dead? Surely the Williams family would not have given a penny to the University knowing that the University would later dishonor the family.
At a six-percent compounded interest over 132 years, [T.C.’s] gift to the law school alone is now valued at over $51 million, and this does not include many other substantial gifts from my family to the University.
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