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    Daily Digest 9/3 — GM, Ford Halt Some Production as Chip Shortage Worsens; China’s Alibaba to Invest $15.5 Bln for “Common Prosperity”…

    by Whitney

    Friday, September 3, 2021, 10:48 AM

Economy

GM, Ford halt some production as chip shortage worsens – ABC

The global shortage of computer chips is getting worse, forcing automakers to temporarily close factories including those that build popular pickup trucks.

General Motors announced Thursday that it would pause production at eight of its 15 North American assembly plants during the next two weeks, including two that make the company’s top-selling Chevrolet Silverado pickup.

China’s Alibaba to invest $15.5 bln for “common prosperity” – Reuters

China’s Alibaba Group (9988.HK), will invest 100 billion yuan ($15.5 billion) by 2025 in support of “common prosperity”, it said, becoming the latest corporate giant to pledge support for the initiative driven by President Xi Jinping.

Beijing has been encouraging companies to share wealth as part of the effort to ease inequality in the world’s second-largest economy. Other companies that have made similar announcements include Tencent Holdings (0700.HK), which also pledged 100 billion yuan, and Geely Automobile (0175.HK).

Gold & Crypto Jump As Dollar, Bonds, & Stocks Dump After Big Jobs Miss – ZeroHedge

The dismally disappointing payrolls print has prompted some serious kneejerk moves in the market.

Environment

The “solar cavalry” is coming to the rescue in New Orleans – Quartz

Utility workers are slowly bringing electricity back to Louisiana and Mississippi after Hurricane Ida wiped out much of the region’s power grid in the dawn hours of Aug. 30. But much of the region remains in the dark: 843,000 homes and businesses were without power as of the evening of Sept. 1, only about 11% less than immediately after the storm.

The meager progress so far is attributable to the restarting of a new natural gas-fired power plant in New Orleans which began operating in March 2020. It was designed as a backstop when a storm like this cut the city off from the regional power grid. Although offline for two days after Ida, the power plant is now a few thousand utility customers in the city. But for those in New Orleans across the region reliant on the thousands of power transmission poles knocked down by the storm, full restoration of electricity could take weeks or longer.

German carmakers reject environmental groups’ climate demand – Star Tribune

German automaker Daimler on Friday dismissed a “cease and desist” demand from two environmental groups to commit to ending the sale of combustion engine vehicles by 2030.

Lawyers for Greenpeace and the group Deutsche Umwelthilfe have threatened to sue Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen unless they sign a legal pledge not to put new gas-fueled vehicles onto the market from the end of this decade.

Health

Regulatory Capture in the Age of COVID-19 – Liam Cosgrove

Our healthcare system is broken, a fact nobody would have disputed in pre-COVID days. Regulatory capture is a reality, and the pharmaceutical industry is fraught with examples. Yet we trusted private-public partnerships to find an optimal solution to a global pandemic, assuming a crisis would bring out the best in historically corrupt institutions.

Teachers Not At Increased Risk From COVID-19: New Study Finds – ZeroHedge

Teachers are not at greater risk of hospitalisation as a result of COVID-19 infection than the rest of the population, a newly published study in the UK suggests.

“Compared with adults of working age who are otherwise similar, teachers and their household members were not found to be at increased risk of hospital admission with COVID-19 and were found to be at lower risk of severe COVID-19,” concluded the study that was published in the medical journal BMJ.

Researchers from Public Health Scotland and the University of Glasgow examined data on the pandemic in Scotland from March 2020 to June 2021, and found no evidence that the risk of hospitalisation with COVID-19 was higher among teachers than among other adults of working age in the general population.

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  • Fri, Sep 03, 2021 - 1:48pm

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    thc0655

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    Is it “My body, my choice” or not? Vaccines vs abortions





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  • Fri, Sep 03, 2021 - 5:55pm

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    MsSmith

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    Early warning sign of war

    Quote from video regarding where this information was published (CCP driven propaganda news media), "It is something the Chinese govt wants everyone to read, and everyone to absorb."

    Ton of information in this video put out by Serpentza.  Both this channel and LaoWhy86 are the go to places if you want to know what is really happening over there.

    Praying for peace.





     

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  • Fri, Sep 03, 2021 - 9:53pm

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    thc0655

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    Hundreds of WAvstate troopers facing termination over vaxx mandate

    https://policetribune.com/wa-denies-all-religious-exemptions-to-vaccine-mandates-hundreds-of-troopers-face-termination/

    Washington State Patrol (WSP) employees who refuse to comply with Governor Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate will be fired, according to his office.

    WSP employees who interact with the public must be fully vaccinated by Oct. 18 if they want to keep their jobs, KTTH reported.

    Some staff members received emails on Thursday warning that there would be “no accommodation” for those who make “religious exemption requests,” according to the news outlet.

    The decision was made after the human resources division consulted with the state attorney general’s office and came at the directive of Inslee’s office, according to the email.

    Troopers and staff members who have submitted religious exemption requests should expect to have them denied in the next several days, KTTH reported.

    “I wish I had better news on this as I know many of us have been waiting to hear back regarding accommodation requests,” a high-ranking member of the WSP said in the email, according to the news outlet. “I know this is hard news to hear for many of us. I wanted to share this with you directly as soon as I found out instead of waiting for the daily bulletin to come out.”

    Another email written by a WSP captain on Friday morning noted that he is seeking clarification on why the vaccination mandate is the only option for employees who “have been working in this Covid environment for the past 17-months utilizing the appropriate PPE, and social distancing protocols to complete our mission,” KTTH reported.

    The status of medical exemption requests remains in limbo, according to the email.

    Employees who are seeking medical exemptions “will have to take leave during that waiting period until they can come back to work fully vaccinated,” the email read, according to KTTH.

    If the medical and religious exemptions are not granted, the unprecedented staffing crisis will cripple the agency, WSP Trooper Phillip Berg told KTTH.

    Inslee unveiled his mandate on Aug. 9, the Associated Press reported.

    The directive applies to hundreds of thousands of long-term care and private healthcare employees, as well as nearly all Washington state workers.

    Even those working remotely must comply.

    Employees must provide physical proof of their vaccination by Oct. 18 if they want to keep their jobs.

    Inslee said weekly COVID testing is not an acceptable option, the Associated Press reported.

    According to an internal WSP poll conducted between Aug. 9 and Aug. 17, only 19 troopers said they agree with mandatory vaccinations, KTTH reported.

    A staggering 499 troopers said they do not agree with vaccine mandates.…

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  • Fri, Sep 03, 2021 - 11:03pm

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    Hundreds of WA state troopers facing termination over vaxx mandate

    We should all fervently hope that the troopers band together in brotherly solidarity and tell Governor Inslee where to stick his mandate.

    If they do, they will send a much needed message to bureaucratic tyrants everywhere that we are many and they are few. Because it is our numbers which give us the power to resist tyranny. But only if we stick together, speak with one voice and loudly say NO!

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  • Sat, Sep 04, 2021 - 11:24am

    Mike Anderson

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    WA State troopers

    If they do stick together, perhaps a federal authority will step in to restore "order." I think this is designed to be a traumatic experience to get more people aligned for a predetermined outcome.

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  • Sat, Sep 04, 2021 - 12:07pm

    thuber

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    The news has it wrong.

    They don’t understand, Religion isn’t a “request”.  You don’t request for that.

     

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  • Sat, Sep 04, 2021 - 2:22pm

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    hail said:

    I have family in public service.  I am willing to contribute to any legal action their Unions take.  I've been discouraged that Unions aren't pushing back in court.  Makes me wonder what is going on behind the scenes?

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  • Sat, Sep 04, 2021 - 5:06pm

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    thc0655

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    Toronto police join huge crowd protesting against vaxx passports

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/huge-crowds-as-toronto-police-officers-join-rally-for-freedom-against-vaccine-passports/

    On Thursday September 2, in a show of “united non-compliance,” hundreds of police officers and citizens held a rally in front of Toronto Police Service Headquarters in downtown Toronto, to protest against vaccine passports and mandates.…

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  • Sat, Sep 04, 2021 - 5:38pm

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    thc0655

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    Oregon police and firefighters sue Governor over vaxx mandate

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/oregon-police-and-firefighters-sue-governor-over-covid-19-vaccine-mandate_3981727.html?utm_source=newsnoe&utm_medium=email2&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-09-04-2&mktids=e6d186cc5d5c5a3aaf8981451334f09b&est=bDFJKVCvUUmslUS42ndk0ob10s1ESOkXlycjnay%2BWoMPM0gKq0JqDtG17fa4tMs%3D

    A coalition of Oregon police officers and firefighters have sued Gov. Kate Brown over a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for state employees.

    The plaintiffs—including the Oregon Fraternal Order of Police and the Kingsley Firefighters Association—argued in a lawsuit filed Friday in a Jefferson County court (pdf) that Brown’s executive order violates a number of laws and want it blocked.

    “Plaintiffs seek an order declaring EO No. 21-29 is unenforceable because it conflicts with Oregon statutes, would result in a common law wrongful discharge of the Plaintiffs, conflicts with the Oregon Constitution’s guarantee of free expression, and conflicts with the United States Constitution guarantee of equal protection, free exercise, and due process,” the complaint states.

    Brown issued an executive order (pdf) on Aug. 13 that imposed a mandatory vaccine requirement on all executive branch employees. In the order, Brown said that, to date, around 70 percent of the state’s executive branch employees had taken the vaccine voluntarily, prompted in part by state efforts like organizing onsite vaccine clinics and financial incentives.

    Citing the rise in COVID-19 infections and noting that both private and public employers across the United States have imposed mandates, Brown said it was time for tougher measures in Oregon.…

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  • Sat, Sep 04, 2021 - 5:54pm

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    thc0655

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    CDC administering Ivermectin to Afghan refugees

    https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-cdc-endorsed-use-of-ivermectin-for-afghan-refugees

    Looking at 2019 CDC guidance, one has to wonder if one of the reasons why there is such a run on ivermectin is because our own government is using it. And no, not for horses, but for refugees. Yet these same government agencies are running a blood libel-style smear campaign against the drug and its users by misleading people into conflating it with a veterinarian version of the drug, leading many people to think it's some sort of poison for humans. In the process, they are leaving thousands of COVID patients without any other options for treatment.

    It's not clear whether the hundreds of thousands of Afghan refugees will be forced to get vaccinated like American international travelers, but one thing is clear: They will likely get the ivermectin that most Americans can no longer access. It turns out that in 2019, the CDC issued guidance for refugees from Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East to be given ivermectin pre-emptively for potential infections.

    Guess who is getting IVERMECTIN before they arrive. AFGHANISTAN REFUGEES! ht @narrtrek https://t.co/PbPkkxg2Uh

    — SCUBA MIKE🤿 (@SCUBA MIKE🤿)1630613772.0

    The CDC advises the International Organization for Migration (IOM) physicians who screen the refugees for departure, and U.S. doctors who treat them upon arrival, to prescribe "all Middle Eastern, Asian, North African, Latin American, and Caribbean refugees" with ivermectin and albendazole.

    "But that is for parasitic infection, not viral infection!" shouts the chorus of ignorant fools who have ignored the past 18 months of ivermectin saving countless lives. Putting this point aside for a moment, that is only a question about efficacy, not safety. Government agencies are slandering ivermectin as if it's not a safe drug and even convincing people that it's for animals. Do they consider refugees animals? The point is: People who are now getting COVID – both vaccinated and unvaccinated – are left without any options for outpatient treatment. Why would the government stand in the way of ivermectin treatment that it mass-distributes to refugees, even if the establishment bureaucrats personally believe it won't help for COVID?

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  • Sat, Sep 04, 2021 - 6:42pm

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    mikies123

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    CDC administering Ivermectin to Afghan refugees

    The dosing of Ivermectin 200mcg/kg for two days is not the same as the FLCCC protocol.

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  • Sat, Sep 04, 2021 - 6:46pm

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    thc0655

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    Guess

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  • Sat, Sep 04, 2021 - 6:53pm

    Arthur Robey

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    "There will be consequences"

    “Plaintiffs seek an order declaring EO No. 21-29 is unenforceable

    unenforceable? Is that it?

    The aliens use "There will be consequences" in order to get their abductees to co-operate. Let us use it against them. (The consequences  for the abductees for not co-operating is being thrown to the ground and being picked up by the hair, the breaking of bones, and a weird thumb pressed into cheek routine).

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  • Sun, Sep 05, 2021 - 10:21am

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    Rolling Stone Hit Piece on "Horse Dewormer" based on a lie

    Rolling Stone 'Horse Dewormer' Hit-Piece Debunked After Hospital Says No Ivermectin Overdoses
    The article quotes a Dr Jason McElya who reports the ERs are flooded with Ivm overdoses.

    The problem is that McElya hasn't worked there in months and that the hospital denies it is being flooded with ivm overdoses.

    Nobody at Rolling Stone called the hospital to confirm his employment or the validity of his claims.

     

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  • Sun, Sep 05, 2021 - 12:20pm

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    thc0655

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    “A healthy 16 year old” hospitalized with Covid! Oh my!!

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  • Sun, Sep 05, 2021 - 12:43pm

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    thc0655

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    Maybe there’s a depopulation agenda lurking somewhere

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  • Sun, Sep 05, 2021 - 1:16pm

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    wanman4 said:

    Makes you wonder how is or was treated by outpatient? Or when first hospitalized?

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  • Sun, Sep 05, 2021 - 1:23pm

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    LA firefighters against mandate

    https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-09-03/la-firefighters-police-push-back-against-vaccine-mandate

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  • Sun, Sep 05, 2021 - 9:24pm

    DaveDD

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    You make me feel like a bad person 😂

    Your posts made me laugh so hard I had tears in my eyes. Now I feel like a bad person, aaand, now I roflao😂🤣😂.

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