“This Was A Big Time Mind-F*ck”

On Monday October 24, 2022, 16 New York City Department of Sanitation Workers won a lawsuit against NYC, The Health Commissioner and the Mayor.

These people were fired from their jobs (and lost their pensions) for declining the covid vaccine mandated by the city a year ago. A NY Supreme Court Judge ruled that the vaccine mandate imposed on them was unconstitutional, arbitrary and capricious.

The Judge ordered that these workers be reinstated to their jobs immediately and stated they were entitled to back-pay starting from the date they were terminated.

A reporter named Aimee was the only journalist there to cover the reactions of these workers outside the courtroom, immediately after the ruling came down.

Below is a YouTube video she made of the Workers’ reactions after the ruling. I have excerpted some of their words below. (I don’t have their names, but all 16 Workers’ names are on the Judge’s Ruling on their case.)

This was a Big Time Mind-Fuck. It completely disrupted our lives but we knew we’d be on the right side of history. They went way too far. As the judge said, so arbitrary and capricious, they were literally making shit up as they go.

They isolated us. It was really cruel. It really was. It changed my life forever. I’ll never trust the city again, the Department again, the union. They showed their true colors. The union’s job is to protect my job. And the union was nowhere to be found. The Union dismissed us because of our small number but what about the 1,000-1,500 who would never have taken it except for the threat of losing their jobs. You screwed them. “You made a choice.” No. You get to keep what you already have (the job) if you turn your medical decisions over to us? That’s coercion. That’s illegal.”

Two of the workers discuss how they felt “disposable” because by them being fired and replaced, it would be cheaper for the city.

“Tell us we’re selfish….for what? It doesn’t work. Everyone knows it doesn’t work. In December 2021 my garage of 180 guys. There was maybe 50 guys, all vaxxed and out with Covid. And they still terminated us. Are you kidding me? Evil. Pure evil….You give exemptions to athletes and performers and you continue to lay off city workers? Sick, evil shit. Evil people.”

They explained that they before they were terminated, they were on unpaid leave with health benefits. Then, the city suddenly presented them with a document to sign: It said they could keep their benefits but only if they gave up their right to sue the city.

“We were given 24 hours to sign the waiver, to make a life-altering decision. And there were no Union delegates.”

A Worker who moved to Georgia, but came back for the hearing said he felt like he was up against “a machine,” that there was “no human element.” He had put in 19 years as a city worker and had a rent stabilized apartment which he eventually could no longer afford. So he moved south. This father of three said, “This was the most stressful situation of my life, my wife and I cried a lot of tears.”

Mention was made of the $500 and 8 hours of comp time Workers were offered to take the shot. “I thought bribes were illegal.

Another worker discussed how the city gets his body in terms of picking up the trash only, and only during work hours:

I get to keep my body. What happens when I go home from work? What if I had a side effect? They act like that doesn’t exist! Hey, sweep it under the rug! People are getting hurt from this. If there is a risk of death, adverse reactions of any kind, how do you sit there and support this? It’s sinister. It’s demonic. And you take people’s jobs.”

(According to the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System–a voluntary reporting system known as VAERS–there were 1, 341,608 Adverse events among all age groups following covid vaccination, including 29,460 deaths and 243, 466 serious injuries between December 14, 2020 and July 8, 2020)

He goes on:

“How can I work amongst these people? I’m traumatized. This is the hardest thing I had to do in my life. It took a lot of courage and faith and listening to my intuition, my faith, ok? “There’s something wrong here. Stay away from this. It’s gonna be hard for you but you’re gonna find your way.”

And that’s what I did. I followed the thing inside me. I didn’t follow the TV, the media, the lie. I just listened to my inner voice. Everybody here probably did the same thing. I stuck to my convictions, my principles and my morals and my faith. “

And you were victorious. Congratulations.

NYC Employee Vax Mandate Ruled Unconstitutional, 16 Fired Workers Entitled to Jobs and Back-Pay

In a hearing yesterday at the Staten Island Supreme Court, NY Supreme Court Judge Ralph Porizo ruled in favor of 16 Department of Sanitation employees who sued the City (as well as Health Commissioner Dave Chokshi and Mayor Eric Adams) after losing their jobs for not complying with the city’s covid vaccine mandate.

Outside the courtroom, Attorney Chad Laveglia said, “We just defeated the vaccine mandate for every single city employee…The Supreme Court of Richmond County made a Constitutional decision that affects every single borough, city-wide.”

He went on to say that the mandate was ruled arbitrary, capricious and unconstitutional. “A city agency can’t make law, that’s what our elected representatives do,” Mr. Laveglia said. “The separation of powers was violated by these mandates.”

The Judge wrote that the Health Commissioner “violated the [workers’] procedural due process” and “lacked the power and authority to permanently exclude [the workers] from their workplace.”

The Mandates were also Arbitrary and Capricious because when Mayor Adams exempted Athletes and Performers from the mandates in March 2022, workers’ Equal Protection under the law was violated (the Mandate on all private sector workers is due to be lifted November 1, but not for city workers).

The 16 DSNY workers were reinstated to full employment status as of October 25, 2022 and are “entitled to back-pay in salary from the date of their termination.”

Here is a Re-Cap of some of NYC’s Covid Vaccine Mandates:

  • On August 16, 2021, the “Key to NYC Vaccination Mandate” announced, which mandated that both customers and workers at Restaurants, Gyms and Indoor Entertainment venues be vaccinated.
  • On August 23, 2021, it was mandated that all Department of Education Employees had to be vaccinated to keep their jobs. Also, unvaccinated parents are not allowed inside school buildings.
  • On October 20, 2021, it was mandated that all city Employees (NYPD, FDNY, DSNY etc) had to be vaccinated to keep their jobs.
  • On December 4, 2021, it was mandated that every Employee in the private sector had to be vaccinated and that private employers could be fined for not complying.

As you consider these mandates, keep in mind that recently a Pfizer spokesperson “admitted” to a European parliament that the Covid Vaccines were never tested for transmission. “Admitted” is in quotes because that word implies Pfizer was hiding something, and fact-checkers were quick to say that Pfizer never claimed that the vaccines prevented transmission of the virus.

As this article in Tablet Magazine states, “Vaccine mandates were mainly rationalized through the belief that the higher the rate of vaccination, the less the virus would spread. For example, during oral arguments for Biden’s health care worker mandate, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Elena Kagan claimed that health care workers had to get vaccinated “so that you’re not transmitting the disease.””

So who is responsible for spreading this belief, this misinformation?

Media outlets paid to promote the vaccines (as revealed by a FOIA request made last March), and government officials, including Anthony “Vaccinated People Become Dead Ends for the Virus” Fauci and Joe “Pandemic of the Unvaccinated” Biden and CDC Director Rachelle “Vaccinated People Do not Carry the Virus and Do Not Get Sick” Walensky.

Last year, when vaccinated people began to get Covid, we were told these were rare, “breakthrough” infections. Breaking through what? The vaccines do not stop infection. On July 22, 2022, former White House Covid Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx even said, “We knew the Covid vaccines were never going to protect against infection.”

We don’t hear our Health Leaders using that misleading and inaccurate phrase, “breakthrough infections” anymore, for obvious reasons. Will the mis-informers be punished?

California Assembly Bill 2098 was recently passed by Governor Newsome in October. This bill describes “the dissemination of misinformation or disinformation related to the Sars-CoV-2 virus, or Covid-19, as unprofessional conduct.” Such “conduct” could result in a doctor being suspended from practicing or losing their medical license altogether.

So when do Drs Fauci and Walensky get brought up on charges of “misinformation”?

The clear implication of this Bill is that doctors will be punished for questioning the government’s decisions regarding Covid, as though the CDC/FDA are the sole arbiters of “truth” and “settled science”. Yet, haven’t we just witnessed errors and misinformed statements made by the Government agencies with regard to Covid?

We deserve to have ALL sides of the medical story so we can make up our own minds as to what is best for ourselves. Uncensored. You know, like we did in 2019?

In my next blog post, I will have quotes from these DSNY workers who spoke to this independent reporter after Judge Porizo’s Ruling yesterday.

You probably won’t hear what they had to say on the mainstream “news.”

Gov. Hochul’s Quarantine Camp Regulation

Rule 2.13 was first “adopted” by the New York State Health Department on March 9, 2020. It gave the NY State Health Commissioner complete and total power to remove, isolate and quarantine a person if the State “had evidence” or “suspected” a person of having a communicable disease (no evidence of illness or contagion needed). Whether or not there was a “declared emergency.”

This regulation kept renewing every 90 days and was due to expire on July 20, 2022. NY Governor Kathy Hochul sought to make it permanent. She was immediately challenged in a lawsuit by NY State Senator George Borello and two other Assemblymen.

People in Australia have been force-quarantined for weeks (without even testing positive for covid). That means taken away by police and forced to stay in a “camp” (or pay a $5,000 fine).

Just last month in China, “health officials” tried to lock customers in an Ikea store, because a 6 year old, covid-positive (and asymptomatic) boy had recently visited. There was a stampede to the doors and the “flash lockdown” was unsuccessful. But thanks to contact tracing, everybody at the store was forced to quarantine at home for two days, and 80,000 were ordered to undergo PCR-testing.

A few more highlights from Rule 2.13:

  • Quarantine locations include homes, hospitals, temporary housing supplied by the state, hotels and other residences owned by private individuals.
  • “If the location of the isolation or quarantine orders is owned by a landlord, hotel, motel or other person or entity,” those owners lose the right to go onto their property unless they have permission from the State.
  • The duration of the quarantine is determined by the State, with no time limit.
  • A person under a quarantine order could “seek judicial review” after-the-fact, but in the meantime, was “subject to all civil and criminal penalties” if they resisted the order or failed to comply. In other words, the detainee would be denied due process of law (a Constitutional right enjoyed by all Americans including criminals).
  • State and local health authorities were expected to coordinate with local law enforcement to ensure the public’s compliance with the orders.

A lawyer named Bobbie Ann Cox successfully overturned this regulation in a Judgement made on July 8, 2022.

Governor Hochul and NY Attorney General Tisch James are appealing the decision of Judge Ronald Ploetz of Cattaraugus County. They would like Rule 2.13 reinstated.

Judge Ploetz wrote in his decision, “The Commissioner (of the New York State Department of Health) has unfettered discretion to issue a quarantine or isolation for anyone, even if there is no evidence that person is infected or a carrier of the disease. Further, the Commissioner sets the terms, duration, and location of the detention, not an independent magistrate as required by PHL 2120.” (PHL 2120 is an existing law that allows for a process of isolation and quarantine, and does not circumvent Constitutional due process.)

Michael Kane of Teachers for Choice and other Medical Freedom advocates held a Rally and “Educational Protest” last month in Harlem to inform New Yorkers of this unlawful regulation, and that their Governor would like to reinstate it.

Nobody they spoke on the street knew about it, and almost everyone was shocked and even scared once they did know.

Follow the teachersforchoice.org blog to keep up to date on lawsuits challenging NYC’s illegal (and illogical and unscientific) vaccine mandates, and their efforts to educate the public about the ongoing threats to our freedoms.

Virginia Alleyne Sues NYC Mayor Over Elitist, Discriminatory Mandate

A 57 year old waitress named Virginia Alleyne, who was fired from her job at Legends Restaurant in Yankee Stadium after 17 years for being unvaccinated, has sued NYC Mayor Eric Adams.

On Opening Day at Yankee Stadium, Mayor Adams took the podium to announce an exemption to his covid vaccine mandate: unvaccinated professional athletes may now play with their teams at home games. Also, unvaccinated fans can (for now) enter stadiums to watch them.

However, unvaccinated WORKERS still can’t work at these places–or anywhere. As I described in my last post, if you do not submit to medical coercion, you cannot hold a job in the City of New York.

If you were fired for not taking an injection with 1,291 known side effects (as reported by Pfizer itself) and does not even stop you from getting and spreading the virus, you will remain unemployed.

Illogical, Unjust, Unscientific and Elitist are just a few words to describe this situation, which privileges the wealthy, famous and well-connected over the common working man and woman. It is an obvious and egregious double standard.

Virginia Alleyne is fighting back against this injustice. She filed her suit on Opening Day too. It reads in part, “If an unvaccinated professional athlete can play in a baseball game, a bartender should be able to serve alcohol or a waitress should be allowed to serve food at the same venue.”

It is hard to overstate the pressure to vaccinate in NYC. It wasn’t JUST that the unvaccinated could not go where others could. It was that you would lose your job, your business, and the ability to earn a living anywhere in the five boroughs if you didn’t vaccinate. At one hospital, the unvaccinated not only lost their jobs but also paid time off was revoked as well as 401K employer distributions. While the “Key to NYC” has been suspended (for now), all New Yorkers (except for a special few anointed by King Adams) MUST be vaccinated in order to have a job.

Ms. Alleyne calls the mandates “despicable” and said, “I’ve been struggling. I can barely make ends meet. Everybody else folded. Everyone choose to make money. I chose to starve because of the principle.”

If you would like to support Virginia Alleyne and the class action lawsuit that has been filed in Manhattan Supreme Court on behalf of herself and “all other individuals similarly situated”, you can do so here.

Canadian Freedom Convoy: Holding the Line

Hundreds of thousands of Canadian citizens have clearly stated their desire for ALL Canadians to be permanently free of ALL Covid mandates and restrictions. They are peacefully protesting in Ottawa and in other areas. They would like the government to a show them a plan for the elimination of the mandates and restrictions. The Canadian Freedom Convoy 2022 protesters are willing to sit down with the country’s leaders to discuss such a plan.

Canadian leaders prefer to dangle the possibility that soon, in the near future, some mandates in some places will be lifted. It will depend, now and for the foreseeable future, on what the government-approved science experts say.

This isn’t going to cut it for the Canadian Freedom Convoy. They’d like something more definitive.

Justin Trudeau doesn’t want to meet with his constituents. Instead talking to people he would like keep avoiding them and invoke the Emergency Measures Act. For starters, this will enable the government to seize protestors’ personal bank accounts without a court order on the basis of suspicion alone, suspend the truckers’ insurance and tow their vehicles. Justin doesn’t expect to bring in the military. At the moment.

One of the lead Organizers, Tamara Lich, held a press conference with Brian Peckford, a founder of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Her statement is as follows:

“I am honored to be sitting next to the last surviving founder of our Charter Rights and Freedoms, the very document that is now being used against the people it was designed to protect. The federal government is planning to invoke the never before used Emergency Measures Act.

First of all, we are not afraid. In fact, every time the government decides to further suspend our civil liberties, our resolve strengthens and the importance of our mission becomes clearer. We will remain peaceful but planted on Parliament Hill until the mandates are decisively ended. We recognize that there is a democratic process within which change occurs. We have never stepped outside of that process or do we intend to. All Canadians should be surprised, no matter your political opinions, that such an extreme measure could be used against a peaceful demonstration.

We have countless vulnerable people in our crowd including children, the elderly and the disabled who cannot be met with force in a genuine liberal democracy. The right to peacefully protest is sacrosanct to our nation. If that principle is abandoned, the government will reveal itself as a true tyranny and it will lose all of its credibility.

In that unfortunate situation we have faith that those politicians, police officers and military will listen to their conscience. Remember, “I’m just following orders” has always been used as an excuse by those who ignore their moral intuition. But we have faith in you Canada, to do the right thing. Do not let this become a dark moment in our history.

I want to now address all Canadians. We love you all. Some of you might oppose our grievances, however democratic society will always have non-trivial disagreements and righteous dissidents. There are many reasons for us opposing the mandates. Some of us have been mistreated by our government, including many of our indigenous communities who have personally experienced medical malpractice. Some of us simply want bodily autonomy and oppose the mandates on principled grounds. No matter our reasons and opinions, it is how the government responds to its citizens that determines the fate of the country. Listen to your hearts, Canadians. Is the Emergency Act the right response to our demonstration of love and freedom?

Now I want to address the Prime Minister. No matter what you do, we will hold the line. There are no threats that will frighten us. We WILL hold the line.

Lastly, to our truckers and friends on Parliament Hill. Do not give in to fear and threats. Your courage has already exceeded all of our expectations and inspired an international movement. Be strong. Show kindness. Love will always defeat hate.

Hold the Line.”