(FREE) PAINE IN THE MORNING: 10 things you need to know this Tuesday – August 17, 2021

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‘Take Back Your Pass’: Mass Protests Erupt Against COVID-19 Vaccine Passports in France – Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across France over the weekend to demonstrate against the government’s COVID-19 vaccine passport mandate that prevents unvaccinated individuals from entering restaurants and bars, as well as taking long-distance trips.  – READ MORE

NYC Rules Will Allow Non-Vaccinated Pick Up Takeout Food, Eating Outdoors – New Yorkers lacking COVID-19 vaccination will still be allowed to pick up food at restaurants for takeout and use outdoor seating despite new rules barring them from entering restaurants, gyms, and entertainment venues, according to a rule guide released by the city government.

The rules go into effect on Aug. 17, requiring the targeted businesses to demand proof of at least one vaccination dose from both staff and anybody entering their establishment over the age of 12. It exempts “individuals entering for a quick and limited purpose (for example, using the restroom, placing or picking up an order or service, changing clothes in a locker room, or performing necessary repairs),” according to the Emergency Executive Order signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio and released on Aug. 16 (pdf). – READ MORE

NIH Director Collins: Unvaccinated Americans ‘are sitting ducks’ as delta variant causes ‘world of hurt’ – National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins is warning unvaccinated Americans to get their shots and for everyone to go back to wearing masks as coronavirus case numbers have skyrocketed over the past month.

CDC records show that there are now 129,701 daily new cases of COVID-19, up more then 700% from early July, and Collins told “Fox News Sunday” that he sees it only getting worse before it gets better. – READ MORE

Fauci: Unvaccinated Need to ‘Put Aside’ Concerns of Personal Liberty – Chief White House medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that the vaccine-hesitant should “put aside” their concerns about personal liberty and recognize the “common enemy” is the  COVID-19 pandemic.

Fauci said, “What’s coming next is that we are going to have to continue to get people vaccinated so that right now, even in states in which you have a good relative proportion of people vaccinated, you have to get the overwhelming proportion of people vaccinated. But you also have to do mitigation. And that gets to the controversial issue of mask-wearing and the mandating of things mandating of vaccines, for example, for teachers and people in the personnel in the school, but also in situations as uncomfortable as we know and controversial as we know it is with regard to masks wearing, particularly in the situation in schools, we’ve just got to realize that we’re dealing with a public health crisis. And the more you get infections, the more spread you get, the greater opportunity the virus has to continue to evolve and mutate.” – READ MORE

Food Stamps Get a 25% Raise While Your Paycheck Shrinks – Food stamps get a 25% raise under a new bit of USDA largess just approved by the Biden administration.

You and I both realize that all spending must originate with Congress, but the federal government has been functioning on a “Whatevs” basis for decades. – READ MORE

Shoot Somebody and Get $1,000 Per Month to Play Nice. Way to Go, de Blasio. – Cap a thug and you’re hired! New York City Commissar Bill de Blasio is pushing a plan to pay young gun bruisers $1,000 a month to stop shooting people.

It’s called the “Advance Peace” program and here is how it works: a young “gun enthusiast” shoots someone—an opposing gang member, a cab driver or an innocent bystander, it doesn’t matter whom. The victim dies and the shooter will be paid $1,000 a month to stay out of trouble AND spend time with an older ex-jailbird, oops I mean “neighborhood-change agent” who will show the misguided youth how to live life without shooting people. – READ MORE

America’s Final Afghanistan Price Tag: $2.261 Trillion – America spent $2.261 trillion on the War in Afghanistan.

According to the Costs of War Project at Brown University’s Watson Institute, the United States federal government spent $933 billion on war operations, $443 billion on war-related increases to the Defense Department’s budget, $59 billion on increases to the State Department’s budget, and $296 billion on caring for Afghanistan veterans — not to mention $530 billion for paying interest on war borrowing. – READ MORE

US prepares to house thousands of Afghan refugees on American military installations –The Department of Defense is preparing to immediately house thousands of Afghan refugees on American military installations, Fox News confirmed late Sunday.

Documents obtained by Fox News show DoD plans to potentially relocate up to 30,000 Afghan SIV applicants into the United States in the immediate future. – READ MORE

Biden Goes Full America-Last, Won’t Prioritize Getting Americans Out of Kabul Over Afghans – Whatever the main concerns may be of the obscure, rudderless, far-Left muddle known as the Biden administration, acting to safeguard the well-being of the United States and its citizens most certainly isn’t one of them. Back in February, according to the Associated Press, “Joe Biden made clear in his first major foreign policy address since taking office that he rejected the ‘America First’ and transactional approach of his predecessor and urged cooperation among Western allies.” And so it comes as no real surprise that in determining who will be helped out of the pit of desperation and fear that is Kabul today, Biden’s handlers have announced that Americans will not be given priority.

According to Jacqui Heinrich of Fox News, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said: “Once we get more airlift out of Kabul, we’re going to put as many people on those planes as we can. There will be a mix…not just American citizens, but perhaps some Afghan SIV [Special Immigrant Visa] applicants as well. We’re going to focus on getting people out of the country, then sorting it out at the next stop. It’s not going to be just Americans first, then SIV applicants.” – READ MORE

Shocking & Dehumanizing Discrimination Against The Unvaxx’d Is About To Make Life Very Difficult – All over the world, the hot-button subject of the moment is the Covid vaccination. Many governments discuss making it mandatory, a terrifying concept for people who believe that the vaccine is unsafe. But perhaps even more appalling are the shocking things that people are saying about those who are unvaccinated.

This article isn’t about whether the vaccine is safe or not. I’m not urging anyone to get the vaccine, nor am I urging anyone to avoid it. I believe that my health decisions are my choice, and yours are your choice. – READ MORE