December 13, 2021 3:25 pm

Nearly half of Bay Area employers expect 3-day in-person workweek post-pandemic, survey finds

Nearly half of Bay Area employers expect employees to work in person on three days a week post-pandemic, a market shift that could result in roughly 1.1 million fewer commute trips per day… The survey, conducted monthly since April, found that an ave…

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December 13, 2021 3:22 pm

Business leaders reject plan to test them for HIV & syphilis

A law due to take effect by the end of the year requiring nearly all foreigners in Russia to be regularly screened for a range of diseases with blood tests, as well as X-rays, will make the country less appealing for talent. That’s according to …

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December 13, 2021 3:20 pm

Female UPenn Swimmers Demoralized: “No Matter How Much Work They Put In, They’re Going To Lose”

Female UPenn Swimmers Demoralized: “No Matter How Much Work They Put In, They’re Going To Lose”

Authored by Jennifer Kabbany via TheCollegeFix.com,

Two female University of Pennsylvania swimmers have recently voiced their frustrations to …

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December 13, 2021 3:18 pm

Liberal New York Times columnist claims US 'edging closer' to another civil war

Liberal New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow claimed over the weekend that the U.S. was “edging closer” to another civil war. In a Saturday op-ed, Blow argued that the ongoing debate over Texas’ recently passed abortion law, and the invoking of former Vice President John C. Calhoun by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, reminded him of the debate over states’ rights and slavery, both of which Calhoun was a proponent, in the decades leading up to the American Civil War. A key component of women’s rights and body autonomy is being snatched away as we watch,” Blow wrote, referencing…

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December 13, 2021 3:17 pm

The Babylon Bee Presents: COVID Christmas Carols

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December 13, 2021 3:13 pm

1945: The Belsen war criminals

On this date in 1945, British hangman Albert Pierrepoint executed eleven guards of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp and two other Nazis in occupied Hameln. Liberated only eight months before these hangings, Belsen provided the to-us-familiar store …

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December 13, 2021 3:10 pm

Could a "Point of Order" defeat BBB legislation?

Could a "Point of Order" in the US Senate defeat the "BBB" ("Build Back Better") legislation? According to the US Constitution, on a split 50-50 vote, the Vice President controls a tie-breaker vote in the Senate. Could a s…

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December 13, 2021 3:04 pm

Bomb injures 12 at Russian school; ex-student suspected

– A homemade bomb went off in a school attached to an Orthodox Christian convent and wounded 12 people, while an 18-year-old former student was identified as a suspect in the explosion, Russian authorities said Monday. The bomb detonated at the Vladych…

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December 13, 2021 3:03 pm

Jill Biden to meet with families, victims of parade crash

First lady Jill Biden is planning to meet with families of victims and others who were at a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee where six people were killed and dozens were injured after an SUV plowed through the crowd. Biden’s final stop wil…

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December 13, 2021 3:00 pm

Hillary Warns ‘End Of Democracy’ If Trump Wins In 2024; MSNBC Gets Even More Dramatic With Biden Overthrow

Hillary Warns ‘End Of Democracy’ If Trump Wins In 2024; MSNBC Gets Even More Dramatic With Biden Overthrow

In today’s episode of ‘divide and be afraid,’ dramatic Democrats are sounding the alarm over ‘the end of Democracy as we know it’ if…

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December 13, 2021 2:58 pm

Senator's aid request for tornado damage faces backlash

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is facing criticism for requesting federal aid for his home state despite his long track record of opposing aid for other regions recovering from disasters. Kentucky was one of several Midwestern states rocked by tornadoes over …

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December 13, 2021 2:58 pm

California to re-institute statewide mask mandate amid rise in COVID cases(WTF?!!!)

California will impose a statewide mask mandate in all indoor public spaces as COVID-19 case rates soar, state Secretary of Health and Human Services Mark Ghaly said on Monday… The mandate, which will take effect on Wednesday and last one month… In…

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December 13, 2021 2:56 pm

Daughter Being Denied Clinicals Over Vax Mandate

My daughter, who got straight A’s at UIUC and grad school at ISU, is struggling to complete her doctor of physical therapy degree because her last clinical keeps getting cancelled over vax mandates. Do any of you FReepers know of a physical therapist organization that would allow a bright student to do a 10-week clinical with them, even if she refuses the jab? She needs a PT clinical with a neuro component.

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December 13, 2021 2:53 pm

Supreme Court Says No Religious Exemption from Covid Vaccination for N.Y. Health Workers

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court turned down emergency requests by New York healthcare workers for a religious exemption from state requirements to vaccinate against Covid-19. A federal appeals court in New York previously denied the workers’…

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