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An Iron Dome rocket launched to intercept a missile fired from the Gaza Strip in May.
* The House passed the Iron Dome bill in an overwhelming 420 to 9 majority
* Rep. Rashida Tlaib went after the bill because its text expresses a US endorsement of the Israeli military's rocket campaign against Gaza in May
* Rep. Ted Deutch, a moderate Democrat, condemned Tlaib on the House floor
* Tlaib is the only Palestinian-American elected official in Congress
* She called Israel an 'apartheid state' that the US was 'enabling' Wednesday night
* $1 billion was originally allocated toward the Iron Dome in Democrats' continuing resolution to avert a partial government shutdown
* It was swiftly removed from the bill after progressives threatened to tank it
The House approved sending Israel $1 billion for its Iron Dome defense system by an overwhelming 420 to 9 majority after Progressive Rep. Rashida Tlaib was accused of anti-semitism by a member of her own party in a stunning rebuke on the House floor Thursday.
Among the 'no' votes were Tlaib and her fellow Squad members Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was one of two 'present' votes.
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WNU Editor: Progressive Democrats are voicing their objection to their funding .... Rashida Tlaib denounces Iron Dome funding bill for ‘apartheid’ Israel (Times of Israel).
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Athletes and entertainers help The Weldon Project remind President Biden about cannabis expungements and campaign promises.
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US President Joe Biden is about to get the Covid-19 booster shot and he’ll be doing so on TV, White House press secretary Jen Psaki told the media on Monday. Biden has been determined to get Americans to embrace the jab.
The booster shot has been approved by the FDA, only for high-risk patients and the elderly. Despite the protestations of Biden’s top medical adviser Anthony Fauci, however, who insists Americans will need three shots for “full vaccination,” the agency refused to approve Pfizer shot boosters for everyone. However, the oldest-ever US president falls into a high-risk group.
The third shot has already been rolled out in Israel, where some are approaching their second booster shot already – their flagging immunity and hospitalization with Covid suggesting the shot’s immunity might not last as long as initially hoped. Others have blamed the Delta variant, which supposedly is easier to catch especially among children.
But no matter how many reasons they’re given to accept the jab, a relatively large segment of the US population has declined to go gently to the needle. A September poll found that most Americans believe Biden’s vaccine mandates set a bad precedent that might be abused in the future.
The president’s vaccine evangelism is well-known, as he has previously accused unvaccinated Americans of supposedly keeping everyone else from returning to pre-pandemic ‘normal’ – already an impossibility, at least according to medical superstars like Fauci. Mask mandates remain the law of much of the land even as supposedly herd-immunity-adjacent amounts of people get the shot, leading many to question when they and their children might ever get to remove the now-ubiquitous disposable face covering.
The news that vaccinated and unvaccinated people carried similar viral loads, meaning each was just as likely to infect someone else, has also led some to wonder whether re-upping with the same vaccine formula that failed to prevent the Delta variant from emerging is the best idea.
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Fully vaccinated comedian Chris Rock, 56, said he has a “breakthrough” Covid infection and told people to get vaccinated.
“Hey guys I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don’t want this. Get vaccinated.” Chris Rock tweeted on Sunday.
Hey guys I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don’t want this. Get vaccinated.
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) September 19, 2021
Earlier this year Chris Rock said he received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
When a fully vaccinated person gets Covid, it’s ‘proof the vaccines work.’
When an unvaccinated person gets Covid, they are mocked and told they are sick because they didn’t get vaxxed.
This specific book references 10-year old fourth-graders engaging in homosexual actions and using language like “his little salamander between my fourth-grade fingers rapidly engorging with blood”.
It also used the word “f*ck” 44 times and “sh*t” 41 times before page 66, according to the mom.
This is my son, Cameron. He attends Leander High School and I’m going to explain to you the book that he received but Mr. McKay, I pray you are a man of your word. Last week I asked my children if I could check the books that they’ve picked up from the school. My son picked up this brand new book from the shelves in class, “Lawn Boy”. He was under the impression it was about a kid that ends up with a gig mowing the grass at Disneyland. I’d like to share a few quotes with you.
On page 19, “Not that it really matters, in fourth grade at a church youth group meeting out in the bushes, I touched Doug Goebbels d*ck, and he touched mine. In fact, there was even some mouths involved.” Next one, page 91, “What if I told you I touched another guy’s d*ck? What if I told you I sucked it? I was 10 years old, but it’s true. I put Doug Goebbels’ d*ck in my mouth. I was in fourth grade, it was no big deal. He sucked mine too. And you know what, it wasn’t terrible.” Page 174, “he talked about all times at the church but never mentioned our penises, or the fact that he never said 10 words to me after our little foray in the bushes. Not a single reference to holding or tugging or sucking d*cks. All I could think about while he was chatting me up, was his little salamander between my fourth-grade fingers, rapidly engorging with blood.” Page 230, “Why won’t you admit we suck each other’s dicks? We shared a HERSHEY’s Bar, then you showed me your dick. The next thing I know it’s in my mouth. We suck each other’s dicks and you’re pretending it didn’t happen.” What sort of diversity are you intending to teach my child with material like this? In addition, I’ll share with you the exceptional quality of vocabulary, I stopped counting on page 66 After 44 f*cks, and 41 sh*ts. The depravity of the content on the shelves in our schools cannot be mitigated with policy.
At this point, I need you to know that according to policy FH, local sexual harassment is defined as unwanted sexual advances sexually motivated verbal nonverbal conduct, or other conduct or communication of a sexual nature, when the conduct is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it affects a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from an educational program or activity or otherwise adversely affects a student’s educational opportunities or creates an intimidating, hostile educational environment. What sort of educational environment do you think the plethora of sexually graphic books selections create for my children or for any child for that matter? I won’t go into my fourth-grade daughter but we don’t, this is not a thing for fourth graders. Who normalizes sex acts between fourth graders? I’ll tell you who. Pedofiles. So it’s fortuitous that you invited the Leander police department to visit tonight so that we can talk about…
Board Member: All right, we have Speaker Number 23.
They canceled Dr. Seuss but this is good for children?
A spokesperson for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s office said that more than half of those who are seeking monoclonal antibody treatment in the south of Florida are “fully vaccinated” individuals amid supply issues.
“More than half the patients getting the monoclonal antibody treatment in south Florida are fully vaccinated,” DeSantis spokeswoman Christina Pushaw wrote in response to a comment on Twitter that suggested that only unvaccinated people are the reason why there is a significant demand for monoclonal antibodies.
Florida, she wrote hours earlier, “is above average in vaccination rate” and that “more than half of the patients in south Florida getting monoclonal antibody treatment are vaccinated and have breakthrough infections. Vaccinated or unvaccinated - Denying treatment to Covid patients is wrong.”
Monoclonal antibodies are engineered immune system proteins that boost an immune response against an infection.
Earlier this week, the White House and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced plans to control the U.S. monoclonal antibody supply due to distribution issues. According to HHS’s website in a Sept. 13 update, the agency “will determine the weekly amount of mAb products each state and territory receives based on COVID-19 case burden and [monoclonal antibody treatment] utilization.”
A spokesperson for HHS told CNN that Florida, Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana are using 70 percent of the supply of the drug.
“Given this reality, we must work to ensure our supply of these life-saving therapies remains available for all states and territories, not just some,” the HHS spokesperson said, adding that a new system “will help maintain equitable distribution, both geographically and temporally, across the country … providing states and territories with consistent, fairly-distributed supply over the coming weeks.”
Before the change, states and hospitals could purchase the antibodies on their own without going through the federal government.
“More than 50 percent of the monoclonal antibodies that had been used in Florida were going to be reduced,” DeSantis said on Thursday, adding that “there’s going to be a huge disruption, and patients are going to suffer as a result of this.”
On Thursday, DeSantis’s office said the state would deal directly with GlaxoSmithKline, a maker of monoclonal antibody infusion treatments.
“The Biden administration and their allies in media have claimed that Florida is using too much monoclonal treatment because of a low vaccination rate,” Pushaw told The Epoch Times on Thursday, “and Biden has lashed out at Governor DeSantis for opposing the tyrannical federal vaccine mandate.”
This satellite photo from Planet Labs Inc., a uranium enrichment plant is seen at North Korea's main Yongbyon nuclear complex, Sept. 18, 2021. (Planet Labs Inc. via AP)