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Veteran Newscaster Says She Was Fired After Mandate, Posts the Jaw-Dropping Rules She Was Required to Follow

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Tyrannical mandates originating with the federal government have become commonplace during the Biden administration. And anyone who hasn’t submitted to these mandates has been lambasted for their own private medical decisions.

That’s exactly what Kim St. Onge said happened to her.

In a Facebook post Sunday, St. Onge, a television reporter for KMOV-TV in St. Louis, said she requested a religious exemption from a vaccine mandate instituted by the parent company of the station, Meredith Corporation. She said her exemption was granted only after she obtained a letter from her pastor.

Yet after the approval, she said Meredith told her she must follow three invasive policies if she wanted to keep her job.

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First, she said the company required her to wear an N95 mask at all times. Next, St. Onge would have to subject herself to COVID-19 testing twice a week and provide a time-stamped picture to prove she had tested negative.

Last but not least, St. Onge alleged the company would require her to attend any onsite meetings virtually while sitting in a different room on the premises. She said this final illogical requirement pushed her over the edge.

“#3 is where I really drew the line and proves this is not just about health,” St. Onge wrote. “So, I’m testing TWICE weekly and wearing an N95 mask, but can’t sit in the same room as my vaccinated colleagues who we now know can not only get Covid, but still pass it to others?”

St. Onge said she told her union representative she would not submit to these restrictions, at which point she was let go. She added that she had turned down “a non-disclosure agreement worth several thousand dollars” because she felt her story was important to tell.

“Some of you will staunchly disagree with my decision,” she wrote. “I understand some of you may even feel personally offended by my choice.

“But, this is too big to stay quiet. Our freedoms are being stripped away… freedoms our parents, grandparents, and so many others fought for.”

Even amid this discrimination against her, St. Onge said her faith in the Lord kept her going. She told CBN News she trusts the next step for her and her career is in God’s hands.

“I have Scripture that I would repeat in my head when I was feeling discouraged,” she said. “When it’s all said is done… I only answer to God. Our Savior already went through all this and he’s got it.”

In particular, St. Onge said Joshua 1:9 had given her strength throughout her struggle “countless times.”

“‘Be strong and courageous. Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you where you go,'” she recited to CBN.

St. Onge is far from the only person to experience a similar hardship. As she pointed out, even people who were considered heroes toward the beginning of the pandemic are now being fired because of their refusal to comply with vaccine mandates.

“I refuse to stand for a company dictating medical decisions for its employees, especially when it comes to an experimental vaccine,” she wrote on Facebook. “I want my future kids to know their mom stood up for her beliefs, her morals, even though it cost their mom her job.”

Many people were quick to point out that St. Onge chose not to comply with the restrictions, which means she “opted out” instead of being fired.

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“Your employer instituted a workplace policy,” one commenter wrote. “You requested a religious accommodation. They provided the legally required reasonable accommodation that would have still allowed you to do your job and fulfill your religious obligation. You didn’t agree to it. Bottom line. They did nothing illegal. You are the one who opted out.”

While it is technically true that St. Onge chose not to comply with the restrictions her company offered, those restrictions were far from “reasonable.”

Requiring an N95 mask and twice-a-week testing is arguably unnecessary, but St. Onge may have been able to live with those restrictions. However, requiring someone to sit in a different room because of their vaccination status is nonsensical, and even more so if that person is wearing a mask and ensuring their negative test results.

This faulty logic is increasingly being used by leftists attempting to justify firing people for making personal medical choices. While giving someone alternatives to the vaccine is a step in the right direction, it is not a viable solution when those restrictions are nearly as reprehensible as the vaccine mandate itself.

Americans should be able to make their own medical decisions, and they shouldn’t face more tyrannical rules for doing so. Despite the left’s attempt to diffuse responsibility, St. Onge and those like her are the victims of mistreatment, not the perpetrators.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Philadelphia Train Passengers Who Stood by and Watched Alleged Rape Will Not Be Charged

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A group of passengers stood by and watched while a man allegedly raped a helpless woman on a Philadelphia train, with some even holding up their phones toward the apparent assault.

Not a single person intervened.

Now, the passengers who stood gawking during the alleged attack have learned their probable fate.

“It’s still an open investigation, but there is no expectation at this time that we will charge passengers,” Delaware County District Attorney’s office spokeswoman Margie McAboy said, according to The Associated Press.

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As a half-hearted explanation for this statement, District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer said prosecutors want witnesses to step forward themselves, rather than fearing charges against them. “Pennsylvania law does not allow for the prosecution of a passenger who may have witnessed a crime,” Stollsteimer added.

Police reports from the initial attack paint a gruesome picture.

The alleged assault happened in October of last year. Investigators say security cameras caught part of the encounter, and that the suspect ripped off the victim’s pants before raping her for six to eight minutes.

Surveillance video also shows bystanders seemingly doing nothing during the incident.

Philadelphia 911 never received a call about the attack.

Despite taking place on a train with passengers aboard, it took an observant Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority employee to finally alert police to something amiss.

Upper Darby police jumped in immediately and arrested 35-year-old Fiston Ngoy.

Ngoy, reportedly an illegal immigrant from the Congo, has been charged with rape, aggravated indecent assault and other counts.

The severity of the crimes and the fact that a transportation worker instantly knew something was wrong when he saw the situation hints that passengers should have known they needed to act.

Instead, it seems an infectious bout of apathy swept the crowd.

Requests for the footage to be released have been denied, with authorities citing the ongoing investigation.

With officials remaining tight-lipped on how much these passengers saw and knew, it’s unlikely that we will get a clear answer on the district attorney’s decision anytime soon.

Is this justice? If anything, it seems this decision will only encourage the inaction of people towards heinous crime happening in their own communities.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

A group of passengers stood by and watched while a man allegedly raped a helpless woman on a Philadelphia train, with some even holding up their phones toward the apparent assault. Not a single person intervened. Now, the passengers who stood gawking during the alleged attack have learned their probable fate. “It’s still an open investigation, but there is no expectation at this time that we will charge passengers,” Delaware County District Attorney’s office spokeswoman Margie McAboy said, according to The Associated Press. As a half-hearted explanation for this statement, District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer said prosecutors want witnesses to step forward themselves, rather than fearing charges against them. “Pennsylvania law does not allow for the prosecution of a passenger who may have witnessed a crime,” Stollsteimer added. Police reports from the initial attack paint a gruesome picture. The alleged assault happened in October of last year. Investigators say security cameras caught part of the encounter, and that the suspect ripped off the victim’s pants before raping her for six to eight minutes. Surveillance video also shows bystanders seemingly doing nothing during the incident. Philadelphia 911 never received a call about the attack. Despite taking place on a train with passengers aboard, it took an observant Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority employee to finally alert police to something amiss. Upper Darby police jumped in immediately and arrested 35-year-old Fiston Ngoy. Ngoy, reportedly an illegal immigrant from the Congo, has been charged with rape, aggravated indecent assault and other counts. Fiston Ngoy, 35, has been charged with subjecting a woman to a 9 minute rape on a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority train. Not one person came to her aid but got out their smartphones to film it. https://t.co/Sn6lxaKb6O pic.twitter.com/4chyDfBv3p — David Atherton (@DaveAtherton20) October 24, 2021 The severity of the crimes and the…

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Olympic Athlete Reveals Chilling Side Effect of COVID Booster Shot

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Professional athletes fine-tune their bodies in an effort to be the best in the world — but what happens when something goes wrong with a medical procedure?

That’s the unfortunate position Swiss sprinter and Olympian Sarah Atcho found herself in after having a severe reaction to a COVID-19 booster vaccine.

The 26-year-old who competed in the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games took to social media on Monday to share her experience with the world, giving a matter-of-fact account of a possibly life-changing event.

“Obviously as you know, I’m trying to be as transparent as I can and now is more important than ever,” she began her lengthy post.

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“On December 22 I got my booster vaccination because I didn’t want to struggle with this when the season started. I was told that it was safer to get Pfizer (even though I had Moderna the first time) to avoid cardiac side effects,” she wrote.

A recent study found that Moderna’s vaccine is four times more likely to cause heart inflammation than Pfizer’s. Sweden and Finland have both halted its use.

“On December 27 I felt a tightness in the chest and started feeling dizzy while walking up the stairs,” the young athlete continued.

“This happened a few more times until I decided to check with a cardiologist who diagnosed me with pericarditis (inflammation of the thin membrane surrounding the heart).”

Atcho went on to say she would have to take time off from activities that increased her heart rate.

“I have to admit that I am upset at the situation because we don’t talk enough about the side effects. I feel helpless since this is completely out of my control,” Atcho disclosed.

“I am glad the vaccine helped avoid many deaths and reduce the pressure on the hospitals and hospital staff however I am frustrated that myself as well as other young and healthy people are suffering from these heavy side effects,” she added.

There have been other anecdotal accounts of young athletes experiencing serious side effects such as myocarditis and pericarditis after receiving COVID-19 vaccines, but officials still insist this occurrence is rare.

Of course, it’s hard to tell, since even talking about vaccine side effects or expressing skepticism about the jab is enough to get a person de-platformed.

Dr. Robert Malone, who was instrumental in inventing the mRNA technology used in the COVID-19 vaccines, was thrown off Twitter for expressing his concerns that the vaccines may be doing more harm than good.

Regardless of whether Malone is correct or not, any treatment or procedure should be able to withstand the scrutiny that comes with speaking about its potential side effects.

Perhaps Atcho is a one-in-a-million case — who knows? But the fact that vaccine injury is a subject too taboo to discuss in public raises major red flags.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Professional athletes fine-tune their bodies in an effort to be the best in the world — but what happens when something goes wrong with a medical procedure? That’s the unfortunate position Swiss sprinter and Olympian Sarah Atcho found herself in after having a severe reaction to a COVID-19 booster vaccine. The 26-year-old who competed in the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games took to social media on Monday to share her experience with the world, giving a matter-of-fact account of a possibly life-changing event. “Obviously as you know, I’m trying to be as transparent as I can and now is more important than ever,” she began her lengthy post. “On December 22 I got my booster vaccination because I didn’t want to struggle with this when the season started. I was told that it was safer to get Pfizer (even though I had Moderna the first time) to avoid cardiac side effects,” she wrote. A recent study found that Moderna’s vaccine is four times more likely to cause heart inflammation than Pfizer’s. Sweden and Finland have both halted its use. “On December 27 I felt a tightness in the chest and started feeling dizzy while walking up the stairs,” the young athlete continued. “This happened a few more times until I decided to check with a cardiologist who diagnosed me with pericarditis (inflammation of the thin membrane surrounding the heart).” Atcho went on to say she would have to take time off from activities that increased her heart rate. “I have to admit that I am upset at the situation because we don’t talk enough about the side effects. I feel helpless since this is completely out of my control,” Atcho disclosed. “I am glad the vaccine helped avoid many deaths and reduce the pressure on the hospitals and hospital staff however I…

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