Free Eastsider To Host Town Hall January 15th: Press Release

Freedom

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” The Declaration of Independence

As one of several individuals who have been mentioned in comments on a recent Facebook post regarding the Town Hall Meeting occurring on January 15, I am responding to encourage open discussion and find common ground in these unprecedented times.

As a sovereign being with body autonomy, the freedoms and rights given to me by nature and solidified by the governing documents of The United States of America are being stripped from me in nearly every aspect of my life for the past 22 months. For over a year, I felt I was alone in this thinking. Talking with a few others in town, however, I realized that many people were feeling the same as me, but our voices were not being heard, our beliefs were not being respected, our way of life was being taken from us, and we had no say in the matter.

As more and more people heard others felt this way, the group grew and we became known as Free Eastside. We are a group who gather together to discuss what is happening in the world at large and then direct our attention to local level circumstances and how they pertain to our livelihoods, our families, our health, and our individual freedoms.

We have the unalienable right to stand up for ourselves and for each other when we are forced to do something against our will. We have been forced and coerced, with no discussion or concern for differing opinions or views, to follow rules, mandates and orders that we do not agree with.

Isn’t inclusion about seeing and validating other individual’s viewpoints, rights and liberties? We don’t have to agree on everything, and we won’t as that is not how we as humans behave, but we can respect diverse opinions and work together to find solutions and common ground.

There is no hate in our group. There are opinions and thoughts that differ in more ways than not. As the group has grown, we have asked for guidance in all areas that impact our lives. Many people with a variety of knowledge have talked with us about their areas of expertise regarding our rights and liberties, as well as what is happening in various areas in Inyo County. We are trying to make sense of what has happened over the past 22 months while learning the proper way of restoring our individual freedoms and the right to choose for ourselves and our families as we maneuver through the current situation.

We have been asking for information. We have been asking for discussion with our local elected officials who are our civil servants. We have been asking for our voices and concerns to be considered and taken seriously, and we wish to be treated with respect as human beings muddling through the whirlwind of events the past 2 years.

We are interested in learning what we can do as citizens to have our voices heard. We have been ignored and scoffed at when we ask for discussion and discourse regarding votes and actions by the various organizations and local governing boards that impact our livelihoods in nearly every aspect of our lives. We have the right to ask for information and justification for the orders and mandates that have shifted the way we live our lives so drastically.

We have the right to disagree with the rules and orders being forced upon us. When we are not heard and are ignored, we feel jilted and disrespected. As free citizens, when our rights are infringed upon and we are forced to change nearly every aspect of the way we live our lives, we must stand up for ourselves, our families, and our communities.

County Councilwoman Jennifer Roeser has been wrongly attacked for speaking with our group, as well as being willing to speak at the Town Hall Meeting. She is one of the only elected officials to genuinely respond to our comments at board meetings, and our many emails and inquiries requesting open discussion, and she graciously accepted our invitation to spend some time with us. She is not a part of our group and only attended one meeting when she was asked to share about the roles of county supervisors. Councilwoman Roeser will be doing the same at the Town Hall Meeting and will be discussing the roles and responsibilities of elected officials. There is no controversy with that.

The Town Hall Meeting on January 15th is taking place at Calvary Baptist Church. Why? Because we need a place that can facilitate a few hundred people of all aspects of life to join us to learn about the laws regarding masks, vaccinations, vaccine passports, mandates, and closures. The fairgrounds were our first choice for the event. Unfortunately, the facility was not available on the dates the primary speaker could travel to Bishop. Several large venues were offered and all were in churches as they have the capacity to accommodate the number of people we hope will attend.

The speaker that was asked to share with us was one of many lawyers and firms our group has reached out to over the past few months to educate us on the ever-changing orders, mandates, rules and laws, as well as our Constitutional Rights and Freedoms. This was the only lawyer and organization that would even talk with us without requiring a rather large retainer. Some legal education is better than none and we appreciate his willingness to talk with us and discuss our questions.

Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings and all are welcome to have a voice at these meetings. We are comprised of individuals who are very faith-based along with people who haven’t attended a church or practiced a ‘faith’ in decades. All political views are appreciated as long as the focus remains on fighting for our rights to maintain our freedom to choose. People have attended our meetings in masks. There are many of us who wear masks in businesses in town. Most of us do not and we support and encourage the rights of both groups to do as they choose without discrimination. While many who attend our meetings are not vaccinated, others are vaccinated and boosted. That is their choice, both vaxxed and unvaxxed.

Do we discuss masks? Yes. Do we discuss vaccinations? Yes. Do we discuss the rights we have as individuals to the autonomy of our own body? Yes. Do we discuss the legal and illegal aspects of the mandates and rules that have forcibly changed, and continue to change, our day to day activities, including but not limited to our employment, our ability to provide for our families, and our children’s health and well-being? Yes. Have we asked on multiple occasions for intellectual discussions with various organizations and civil servants who are imposing these mandates and rules? Yes.

Nothing about Free Eastside has anything to do with anything other than our freedom to choose during this troubling time when our freedoms are being stripped away from us. What others believe and perpetuate is their business and not relevant to us or our reason for meeting. We have diverse personalities and opinions, as does any group of individuals, and we welcome that.

Join us at a meeting. Join us at the Town Hall. Wear masks, be fully vaccinated and boosted if you choose. Do whatever you feel is needed to feel safe. We have no problem with that. Let us each, individually, do what we each feel we need to do in order to stand in our sovereignty. We can find mutual ground to walk on. We can work through this difficult time as a community. We cordially invite all individuals in a leadership capacity to attend. We are grateful to have a venue large enough to invite the public from up and down the Eastside to come to the Town Hall, and we hope our local civil servants will join us.

Rather than jump to conclusions, attacking the group and various individuals who have attended the meetings, please talk with us. There are many who attend our meetings that are more than willing to have an intelligent, rational, and respectful conversation. I have been doxed in the Facebook thread and many have already looked into who I am. Feel free to reach out to speak with me. I stand firmly in my conviction to have the first and foremost say over what happens to my body and in my life, and I stand firmly for your right to do the same. My choice. Your choice. Freedom to Choose.

In summary: * Non-political * Non-religious * Non-discriminatory * Not Anti-Mask *
* Not Anti-Vaccine * Open to Discussion * Freedom to Choose *

Choose Freedom, Not Fear

Kristin Ostly
[email protected]

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HCW
HCW
8 months ago

When Sierra Wave keeps posting these unsigned, misguided, but oh-so-politely worded opinion pieces it makes me SO GLAD I no longer pay to advertise with them every month anymore. It’s so sad that they bend to the violent tendencies of our right-wing community members. Like Vons and other stores that… Read more »

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MAURICA ANDERSON
MAURICA ANDERSON
8 months ago

How sad. Used to be that letters-to-the-editor had to be signed by real names. I think comments would be a lot more civilized and restrained if that were the case now. I’m sure most of the people commenting here would not talk this way face to face.

Suzanne Larson
Suzanne Larson
8 months ago

Kristin, thank you for taking the time to post this! SierraWave… thank you for posting this! The event went smoothly and all the untrue postings about hate groups were addressed. It was a peaceful event and great legal information was given. Thank you to all who attended! Those who missed… Read more »

Bishop resident
Bishop resident
8 months ago
Reply to  Suzanne Larson

Of course the event went well. It was an echo chamber where you controlled the narrative and discussion or concerns from the other point of view were not allowed. You held a possible super spreader event and you want to be applauded. This was so irresponsible and reckless and those… Read more »

Stic Zadinya
Stic Zadinya
8 months ago

Bishop resident do you have any hair left on your head? Or did it all burn off? To label this this event a superspreader is ridiculous. Come out of your cave and realize that most of the population doesnt seem to care anymore about the dreaded covid. Tell us how… Read more »

Bishop resident
Bishop resident
8 months ago
Reply to  Stic Zadinya

Again you are part of a loud minority that doesn’t represent most of the community. But if you have some credible information that has been cited and peer reviewed along with your credentials to to show us that you are capable of understanding this information then please share, but in… Read more »

Stic Zadinya
Stic Zadinya
8 months ago

Whether a loud minority or overwhelming majority, the fact is you chose to complain about this meeting, calling it “reckless”. If that is your criteria, then what about a sporting event, a restaurant or bar? Heck, all you have to do is visit Mammoth Mountain on any given day and… Read more »

Ijustcant
Ijustcant
8 months ago

Are non maskers even sick? Who here is really sick? Are vaccinated getting covid? Yes vaccinated are getting covid. New masks are being sent because it’s been proven cloth masks do nothing. And hey climate changers why are so called preventative masks littering our streets. Why don’t I see you… Read more »

Carol Trainor
Carol Trainor
8 months ago

Man all of this hate is sad

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Heather Edwall
Heather Edwall
8 months ago

For what my opinion is worth… I heard PJI/Brad Dacus was going to speak about shot mandates (which I am against but not because I am anti-shots). He’s a lawyer, and I am not. Therefore, I figured he knows more about law than I do, and I might learn something… Read more »

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Rhonda
Rhonda
8 months ago
Reply to  Heather Edwall

Thank you for your insight. Hopefully we will all be able to understand each other better someday. There is a recording of the meeting which Sierra Wave will post.

Suzanne Larson
Suzanne Larson
8 months ago
Reply to  Heather Edwall

Heather, I do not know you, but I appreciate you taking the time to give such a thorough picture of the event. Thanks for a great overview.

Choose Freedom Not Fear
Choose Freedom Not Fear
8 months ago
Reply to  Heather Edwall

Heather I am one of the leaders of Free Eastside and I can tell you that we had very good reasons not to stream it live or allow certain folks from the media to record it and deceptively edit it, as has been done in the past. I’m not sure… Read more »

quacque
quacque
8 months ago

It sounds like you went out of your way to attempt to infect everyone who attended, graciously reaching out to masked people with your unmasked and potentially lethal self. The effort you and your crew are taking to spam this venue with your feeble efforts at relevance are such a… Read more »

Kelli
Kelli
8 months ago
Reply to  Heather Edwall

Thank you Heather for a thoughtful and reasonable comment on this meeting. I appreciate hearing from others who may have differing views on issues, who don’t jump to negative conclusions before finding out who people are for themselves. I too, learned some things from the speakers, and that was the… Read more »

P ite
P ite
8 months ago
Reply to  Heather Edwall

Here’s a question inyo county has a lawyer on the payroll why hasn’t he spoken up an tell us what’s going on

Dark Watcher
Dark Watcher
8 months ago

I don’t like speed limits on roads and highways. Speed limits infringe on my freedom to drive the way I want to. I know, I know, some say speed limits are for our common safety. But if you don’t like the speed at which I drive, just get out of… Read more »

Lynette McIntosh
Lynette McIntosh
8 months ago
Reply to  Dark Watcher

Choose freedom…not fear!!!

Choose Freedom Not Fear
Choose Freedom Not Fear
8 months ago
Reply to  Dark Watcher

Then there are comments like this from Dark Watcher. Who is clearly deranged and cannot think coherently.

Lorax
Lorax
8 months ago
Reply to  Dark Watcher

Hey Dark, I get your point that freedom includes the responsibility to behave in a civilized manner and is limited by the needs of others in our society. Unfortunately, your message is too subtle for folks who think their freedumb trumps other people’s rights.

Tinner
Tinner
8 months ago

What is everyone afraid of? It’s a discussion.

Lynette McIntosh
Lynette McIntosh
8 months ago
Reply to  Tinner

Yes…open discussion IS FREE SPEECH!

Gina Thomas
Gina Thomas
8 months ago

Americans supporting Americans!

VillageWitch
VillageWitch
8 months ago

Shame on you Sierrawave! Since when has someone’s antivax rant on Facebook become newsworthy.

RandyK
RandyK
8 months ago
Reply to  VillageWitch

Sierrawave has published opinion pieces as long as I’ve been following them. We can disagree with a person’s opinions without questioning their right to express them. Maybe exposing ourselves to different viewpoints is a good thing.

Lynette McIntosh
Lynette McIntosh
8 months ago
Reply to  RandyK

Agree 100% Our right to our opinions …THAT IS WHAT FREE SPEECH IS! Thank you Sierra Wave for opening the airwaves to different viewpoints! YOU ROCK!,

Tinner
Tinner
8 months ago
Reply to  VillageWitch

There’s been plenty of pro vax rants on this site, did you shame SW then too, or do you only choose to silence those who don’t agree with you?

Lynette McIntosh
Lynette McIntosh
8 months ago
Reply to  Tinner

Yes Listen to all information…don’t shame those you don’t agree with! CHOOSE FREEDOM

Telco worker listening
Telco worker listening
8 months ago
Reply to  VillageWitch

Try having a thoughtful conversation with a 4 year old or just bang your head against the wall. It would be better just to take a deep breath and enjoy life. When there is nothing left but smoke and ash what will matter most is how much love was in… Read more »

Lynette McIntosh
Lynette McIntosh
8 months ago
Reply to  VillageWitch

Many thanks to Sierra Wave Radio and Mc and Bill Snyder for covering our Town Hall meeting…. THE TRUTH WILL SET US FREE!

Pam Mitchell
Pam Mitchell
8 months ago

If this had actually been a true “Town Hall” public meeting, it could have been done so people could attend, and comment, via internet. We do it all the time, works great – especially for people who don’t want to be sitting in an enclosed area with people who may… Read more »

Albert
Albert
8 months ago
Reply to  Pam Mitchell

@ Pam You have just proven to everyone that you don’t follow science or current facts. Your “solution” of vaccination doesn’t stop you from getting and spreading COVID any better than an unvaccinated person! And that’s facts from CDC, NIH and WHO in addition to what many countries are experiencing.… Read more »

Kay Kramer
Kay Kramer
8 months ago
Reply to  Albert

Albert, If you go here: https://www.inyocounty.us/covid-19/data-resources there are several power point presentations put together by Inyo County, that proves your statement #2 above is incorrect. Vaccination protects against Covid better than being unvaccinated. Being vaccinated + boosted protects against Covid significantly than being unvaccinated. There is not data on spread.… Read more »

Dan
Dan
8 months ago
Reply to  Albert

Albert- Are you a member of a religion that frowns on lying? Does it excuse willful ignorance? Either you are in such a media bubble that you don’t think vaccination effects infection rates; you are lying about people claiming the vaccine means you can’t catch and spread it (I haven’t… Read more »

Dan jackson
Dan jackson
8 months ago
Reply to  Pam Mitchell

That sounds like you are leaving no room for discussion. The fact that people would have to get vaccinated and were a mask to be able to discuss a topic is wrong. Do you take in to account people with health issues that doesn’t allow them to get vaccinated? Are… Read more »

Choose Freedom Not Fear
Choose Freedom Not Fear
8 months ago
Reply to  Pam Mitchell

Pam, you seem to be the close minded, anti science, cult member we are talking about thanks for popping up and making yourself known.

eric hein
eric hein
8 months ago

clip from one of your earlier posts “It looks like doxxing people you disagree with. It looks like making threats.” so what are you insinuating with “thanks for popping up and making yourself known.”

eric hein
eric hein
8 months ago

Thought you’d like to know, this morning I was at Von’s and saw several people shopping not wearing masks. I asked one of the managers if Von’s still had a mask policy and he said yes but due to the high level of violence shown by unmasked customers all employees… Read more »

Bishop resident
Bishop resident
8 months ago

@choosefreedomnotfear.Seems to me that you only have to offer insults and tantrums. Your behavior makes you and the entire free eastside look like a bunch of sefish brats. I see nothing in your arguments that shows any compassion for anyone except yourselves. Now you bring religion into our as an… Read more »

Kelli
Kelli
8 months ago
Reply to  Pam Mitchell

Pam, your “basic steps toward solution” seem to be “Do what I say”, regardless of personal choice. Just because you think everyone should be vaccinated and masked, there is just as much science and data opposing that view as what you believe in. Maybe, look outside the mainstream media box.… Read more »

Kay Kramer
Kay Kramer
8 months ago
Reply to  Kelli

Hi Kelli, can you share the equivocal science and data that you are referring to? Seems like whenever I ask someone to share the opposing data, they always hand me a print-out with a link to Tucker Carlson. I’ve yet to have someone actually provide citations of clinically based, randomized… Read more »

Telco worker listening
Telco worker listening
8 months ago

Choose Freedom to be as stupid as you want to be. Misplaced patriotism, disrespecting the American flag by improper displaying of it. The decline of human civilization. The Empire is burning. Ignore the whiners.

Choose Freedom Not Fear
Choose Freedom Not Fear
8 months ago

Again another Branch Covidian cult member.

Greg
Greg
8 months ago

“Please stop saying you trust in me. I don’t work well with trust. I thrive among questions and when you stop asking, I CEASE TO EXIST. Please do your research and realize that I change and have changed over the years. Blindly following today what may change tomorrow only shows… Read more »

Albert
Albert
8 months ago

@Kay Kramer What does a raise have to do with science? Science is not listening to the View or CNN or MSNBC. It’s reading the true science presented in studies and journals. And guess what? Your experimental vaccine and booster will not stop you from getting and spreading COVID-19 –… Read more »

Kay Kramer
Kay Kramer
8 months ago
Reply to  Albert

NIH was coerced into giving 12% raises to ALL nursing staff, by the nursing union. Including those who are crying about having to work according to the rules of the institution and the institution that pays their wages. So, I’m guessing she happily took this raise, but somehow is having… Read more »

Dan
Dan
8 months ago
Reply to  Albert

No one claims the vaccine keeps you from getting Covid. It’s all about lowering odds. You keep pretending that’s the claim you’re fighting against, but it is a lie that anyone has ever claimed otherwise. My kid got a Chicken Pox vaccine. And got chicken pox… as a could of… Read more »

Concerned Resident
Concerned Resident
8 months ago

Is the commenting system still having problems?

John
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John
8 months ago

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Jackson
Jackson
8 months ago

What I am reading is that we have a lawyer giving up his time (free of charge) to come and give information to concerned citizens of this county. If those of you with the negative thoughts and comments are against this, then don’t participate and please put up the $10k… Read more »

Dan
Dan
8 months ago
Reply to  Jackson

So, you’d be in favor of a free speaker if they were from the Satanic Temple?

Jackson
Jackson
8 months ago
Reply to  Dan

Yes, if they were providing facts and answering questions about the law and my rights as an American citizen. Again, it would my freedom of choice to listen and participate or not, and to and go about my business as I choose.

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Choose Freedom Not Fear
Choose Freedom Not Fear
8 months ago
Reply to  Dan

I wouldn’t go listen to the drivel coming out of his mouth, but yes he has the right. In fact, I have listened to Satanists outside of Abortion clinics in West LA, in Hemet, CA, in San Francisco, in Colorado Springs they aren’t usually very intelligent. Kinda boring too unless… Read more »

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Lynette McIntosh
Lynette McIntosh
8 months ago
Reply to  Jackson

Listen to Brad Dacus’ on Sierra Wave Radio this week…PACIFIC JUSTICE INSTITUTE HELPS EVERYONE WITHOUT CHARGE REGARDLESS OF YOUR OPINIONS, VIEWPOINTS, OR POLITICAL AFFILIATION !

Concerned
Concerned
8 months ago

So they would help a transgender child defend their rights at school and protect them from discrimination and harassment?

Firefly
Firefly
8 months ago
Reply to  Concerned

Why not call PJI and ask them that? If you have questions, go to the source. More than likely, they have had this type of inquiry before and are willing to provide you with an answer.

David Dennison
David Dennison
8 months ago
Reply to  Jackson

Jackson So a “lawyer” is supposed to be an “expert”.. And “free of charge” ?…I’m highly doubting that. The trial I’m watching on T.V. right now says it all about lawyers. Defending a 23 year old man with a ton of evidence against him (not a child,as he’s trying to… Read more »

Yes to freedom
Yes to freedom
8 months ago

Very beautifully stated. I am so excited to hear from Mr Dacus about our rights and liberties when it comes to the overreach of our government using this “plandemic” to infringe our freedoms.

Pam Mitchell
Pam Mitchell
8 months ago
Reply to  Yes to freedom

It is very clear, from the last two years, that our freedoms are infringed upon by those who insist on spreading covid.

Norma Brady
Norma Brady
8 months ago

Thank you for this . We should all have the choice to make our own health decisions. I have friends, family and acquaintances who are double vaccinated and are still catching and spreading covid . And yes, a few have died. I know and have read of several people having… Read more »

Kay Kramer
Kay Kramer
8 months ago
Reply to  Norma Brady

Wait, I thought the Free Eastside group supported individual rights and freedoms granted under the constitution ? That’s what Ms. Ostly’s letter implies. Is this incorrect ?

Suzanne Larson
Suzanne Larson
8 months ago
Reply to  Kay Kramer

Yes, you are correct. The Free Eastside group supports individual rights and freedoms granted under the Constitution.

William
William
8 months ago
Reply to  Suzanne Larson

Freedoms are not granted by the constitution they are god given or natural rights. The constitution is simply a document designed to declare these natural/god given rights and make sure our government doesn’t violate them. Which by the way the government has done many times because it is a criminal… Read more »

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Bishop resident
Bishop resident
8 months ago
Reply to  Suzanne Larson

So you support a woman’s right to choose what is right for her own body?

Kay Kramer
Kay Kramer
8 months ago
Reply to  Suzanne Larson

Your self-proclaimed “leader” protests at abortion clinics.

Norma Brady
Norma Brady
8 months ago
Reply to  Norma Brady

For those that gave the “dislike” on my post above, I’m curious what you don’t like about what I wrote? Is it the fact that I know people who are vaccinated that are sick with covid right now? Is it that some of my friends that were vaccinated have died?… Read more »

mono resident
mono resident
8 months ago
Reply to  Norma Brady

Well, I down voted your post because you are either ignorant, repeating the hogwash you’ve heard from someone else or you are lying – and I’ll include an “all of the above”. The ingredients of the vaccinations are available: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/Pfizer-BioNTech.html And VAERS does not state that 22 thousand people have… Read more »

Norma Brady
Norma Brady
8 months ago
Reply to  mono resident

You just proved my point, hateful name calling and insulting person who’s too afraid to post their real name. I didn’t lie and I’m not ignorant . Just because you have not seen the court ruling that shot down Pfizer’s request to wait 75 years to explain if it’s safe… Read more »

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Norma Brady
Norma Brady
8 months ago
Reply to  mono resident
Bishop resident
Bishop resident
8 months ago
Reply to  Norma Brady

Please find a credible site to source for you information. By using sources like this you have discredited any arguments you have made in this thread.

David Dennison
David Dennison
8 months ago
Reply to  Norma Brady

Norma Brady With your reasoning,let’s repeal the seat belt law set back in the 70’s. Is that a “freedom and rights ” violation brought on by the Government,or was it because of stupid people with not enough sense to do it on their own,or maybe a danger to others,if losing… Read more »

Norma Brady
Norma Brady
8 months ago
Reply to  David Dennison

We’ll thank you for at least not calling me names or being rude. I agree and it’s a proven fact that seatbelts save lives , but it is not a proven fact that these “vaccines” work or save lives . People who are vaccinated are still getting covid and spreading… Read more »

Kay Kramer
Kay Kramer
8 months ago
Reply to  Norma Brady

The last documented case of WPV-associated paralysis in a US resident traveling abroad occurred in 1986 in a 29-year-old vaccinated adult who had been traveling in South and Southeast Asia. A Polio booster is recommended if you plan to travel to a polio-virus affected or endemic region.

Suzanne Larson
Suzanne Larson
8 months ago
Reply to  Norma Brady

I’m so sorry to hear that you have had to walk through the experience of having friends die or have adverse reactions! I’m sure that is heartbreaking! If you’ve not read or listened to Dr. Peter McCullough, you should add him to your list.

Norma Brady
Norma Brady
8 months ago
Reply to  Suzanne Larson

Thank you! i appreciate that and I listen to him and Dr Robert Malone ( inventor of mRNA technology and Dr Michael Yeadon, (Former Vice President of Pfizer) along with others who are trying to warn people about these “vaccines “. If only people would start researching for themselves .… Read more »

Kay Kramer
Kay Kramer
8 months ago
Reply to  Norma Brady

Norma, What has/have been the source(s) of your research ? Robert Malone is not the “inventor” of mRNA Technology. He is one of over 14 scientists that together were involved in the research development that helped to frame this technology. There are only 3 articles in which he is listed… Read more »

Norma Brady
Norma Brady
8 months ago
Reply to  Kay Kramer

He was listed and on Wikipedia as the inventor with a patent, but because he’s trying to warn people, big tech censored and they removed this fact from Wikipedia to try to discredit him. Fortunately, it’s still in the archives . They also banned him from Twitter and YouTube, so… Read more »

Bishop resident
Bishop resident
8 months ago
Reply to  Norma Brady

So are you saying that public heath decisions should be made based on conspiracy theory information you found on Wikipedia. Do you understand what goes into scientific research or are you just recycling what you saw on Facebook. While you are able to make decisions for you you are not… Read more »

David Dennison
David Dennison
8 months ago

Bishop resident The conspiracy theories seeming to get crazier than ever,like many are saying,harder and harder to feel sorry for those that rant and rave with them,and then get sick. Yesterday while shopping in Bishop,at the entrance at the S and F market,there was a guy having a full blown… Read more »

Kay Kramer
Kay Kramer
8 months ago
Reply to  Norma Brady

Wikipedia. Of course.

Kay Kramer
Kay Kramer
8 months ago
Reply to  Norma Brady

I’m also wondering if there is some kind of relationship between Robert Malone’s “anti-vax” stance, and his current outspoken track, and the fact that he is (or was) involved in “FastVax Consortium” proposing methods of rapid DNA-based vaccine development, that perhaps didn’t pan out – jealous ? angry ? resentful… Read more »

InyoNative
InyoNative
8 months ago

I don’t see why Sierra Wave is giving this group a platform. Ridiculous!

Norma Brady
Norma Brady
8 months ago
Reply to  InyoNative

It’s called America . It’s called Freedom of Speech. In America not everyone has to have the same opinion, that’s the beauty of it and we’d like to keep it that way .

Dan
Dan
8 months ago
Reply to  Norma Brady

Freedom of Speech means that the government can’t take away your speech. Not that businesses and churches need to give a voice to their BS. Nor that people can’t think less of those who would attend such a thing.

Norma Brady
Norma Brady
8 months ago
Reply to  Dan

You’re entitled to think whatever you like , again, freedom . My idea of freedom is that we might not agree but we’re free to say and think what we like. That includes others who don’t agree with your idea of what BS is. You don’t get to pick who… Read more »

Lynette McIntosh
Lynette McIntosh
8 months ago
Reply to  Dan

245 people came to hear a message of truth and hope…it was everyones freedom of choice NOT TO ATTEND THE TOWN HALL…it is everyones FREE SPEECH to call it BS…it is everyones FREEDOM to come listen to information provided about what our Constitutional Rights to choose freedom is really all… Read more »

Choose Freedom Not Fear
Choose Freedom Not Fear
8 months ago
Reply to  InyoNative

Ok, well lets have a little Constitutional minute here. Hopefully you wont continue in ignorance. The First Amendment guarantees these five rights that come from God not government. 1. Freedom of speech. 2. Freedom of religion, restricts the government from making a state religion. 3. Freedom of the press. 4.… Read more »

Dan
Dan
8 months ago

If those rights actually came from God, wouldn’t they be universal? Or are you asserting that God’s power is limited to some countries?

Though I do believe it would take you a full minute to read this misinformation.

Kay Kramer
Kay Kramer
8 months ago

I’m pretty sure you’re wrong. Unless of course you’re Roy Moore, then you’re still wrong. Nowhere in the U.S. Constitution nor the Bill of Rights (which you are presumably referencing here) is there a statement that these rights are given to you by “a god.” While your friend Kristin cites… Read more »

Lynette McIntosh
Lynette McIntosh
8 months ago
Reply to  InyoNative

MY Guess IS Sierra Wave believes in FREE SPEECH …

Choose Freedom Not Fear
Choose Freedom Not Fear
8 months ago

For almost two weeks I’ve read disparaging remarks, libelous statements, and I cannot count how many “hateful” comments on certain people’s Facebook pages, in the Inyo Register and elsewhere. I know what hate looks like. I’ve seen it levied at good people, churches and businesses in our community for two… Read more »

eric hein
eric hein
8 months ago

You mean like the school board meeting where the anti mask contingent shouted down anybody that spoke in favor of science? This is being repeated all over the country, there are crazies on both sides but I’m curious, where were you after the school board meeting?

Choose Freedom Not Fear
Choose Freedom Not Fear
8 months ago
Reply to  eric hein

I was in Spokane WA. Read my comment to Kay.

Lynette McIntosh
Lynette McIntosh
8 months ago
Reply to  eric hein

Were you at that August school board meeting? Have you been to EVERY school board meeting in the past 6 months? THE CHOOSE FREEDOM GROUP HAS BEEN THERE MONTHLY!!! The local school district has received $4.5 Mil in government Covid cash to enforce mandates….180 parents were there to voice their… Read more »

FCB
FCB
8 months ago

Freedom of speech does not imply any one has to listen to you.

Kay Kramer
Kay Kramer
8 months ago

Local businesses in Bishop and Mammoth were able to get Covid-relief PPP loans, from our government, intended to help maintain payroll for their employees, due to the impacts of the 2020 Covid lockdowns and mask mandates For many of these entities, these loans were forgiven. Yet, some of these businesses… Read more »

Dan
Dan
8 months ago

If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them. In this formulation, I do not imply, for instance, that we should always… Read more »

Kay Kramer
Kay Kramer
8 months ago

I’m wondering if you happened to have these conversations with the protesters who were at the vaccine clinics being held at the Fairgrounds back in the Fall ? Most of them were holding “Choose Freedom not Fear” signs, and yelling at people peacefully waiting in line to get their vaccinations,… Read more »

Choose Freedom Not Fear
Choose Freedom Not Fear
8 months ago
Reply to  Kay Kramer

I’d love for you to provide proof of these allegations because I have been to some of those events and saw nothing of the sort. I do know of one emotional outburst at the most recent school board meeting. I was not in town when it happened, but I have… Read more »

Kay Kramer
Kay Kramer
8 months ago

I’d love for you to provide proof of your allegations. Were you at the vaccination events at the Fairgrounds ? why ?

Lynette McIntosh
Lynette McIntosh
8 months ago
Reply to  Kay Kramer

Yes …I was there with 6 other patriots…from 8:30am to noon? Where were you during that time! We spoke freely and one on one with very few people who CHOSE to engage us in conversation & debate….and we did exchange many ideas and words…FREE SPEECH IN ACTION AT THE VAX… Read more »

eric hein
eric hein
8 months ago

I was in the first group getting the booster and when I walked out you were very restrained, signs down next to your bodies. My first thought was that’s interesting, and then I saw the highway patrolman sitting in his car watching the protesters from about 50 feet away, hmmm.… Read more »

Kay Kramer
Kay Kramer
8 months ago

so, protesting.

FBC
FBC
8 months ago

What is a patriot? Is it unpatriotic to be vaccinated? If I take COVID seriously, does that mean I don’t love my Country? Is that what you’re implying?

Lynette McIntosh
Lynette McIntosh
8 months ago

Our elected officials are NOT LISTENING to their constituents…listening is a form of FREE SPEECH!!! Sometimes you have to yell to be heard….that’s freedom! Anyway… yelling is better than vandalizing , doxxing & social media bullying….I WILL CONTINUE TO YELL FOR THE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE !!!!

Concerned
Concerned
8 months ago

So you are saying that much like a spoiled child of your aren’t getting your way you are allowed do whatever you want until you get your way. So it’s appropriate got for you to harass public health work workers, spread misinformation and yell at people you don’t agree with?… Read more »

Kay Kramer
Kay Kramer
8 months ago

wait, why are you yelling at your own teammate ?

FCB
FCB
8 months ago

Last I checked – the majority of Inyo County residents are vaccinated, so the Supes are listening to their constituents, even if their constituents aren’t yelling at them…

Kay Kramer
Kay Kramer
8 months ago

The other day I decided to read the Inyo County Supervisors’ Meetings Minutes over the past several months, which actually does prove your elected officials are listening to you. These excerpts provide details on who the participants are at their meetings, and what those participants have said, including those members… Read more »

Lynette McIntosh
Lynette McIntosh
8 months ago
Reply to  Kay Kramer

I was part of that group…WE DID NOT YELL AT ANYONE…we were attempting to say…EDUCATE BEFORE YOU VACCINATE…we had prints outs of vax adverse effects for all to take and read before receiving their jab… I WAS THERE AND WE WERE NOT PROTESTING! Where were you?

eric hein
eric hein
8 months ago

So according to your previous comment you were yelling but now you weren’t yelling but booing loudly and that’s okay because it’s not protesting but Choose Freedom Over Fear says that only one person raised their voice but I heard lot’s of people booing and shouting people down but that’s… Read more »

Kay Kramer
Kay Kramer
8 months ago

You can’t even stop yelling at your own computer. Y’all were yelling; also, handing out misinformation in an attempt to dissuade people from pursuing their freedom of choice, is the definition of protesting.

FCB
FCB
8 months ago
Reply to  Kay Kramer

“You can’t even stop yelling at your own computer. ” omg hilarious lol

Numbers
Numbers
8 months ago

Forget the mandates…all we need is for insurance companies (and all of the government funded health plans that many anti-mask/vaccine folks take full advantage of, despite their claims of fearing “socialism “) to refuse to cover the cost of unvaccinated illness. Problem solved. Pandemic over.

Inyolocal
Inyolocal
8 months ago
Reply to  Numbers

Yeah that’s the spirit! Let’s load them all on trains and send them off to camps too. These unwashed masses that are not part of the master vaccinated race need to removed. Heil Fauci

Norma Brady
Norma Brady
8 months ago
Reply to  Numbers

What about other illnesses that cause death and high insurance payments caused from obesity, smoking, alcohol and drugs? CDC admits that over 75% of people who died from covid had at least four comorbidities . If you’re going to say health insurance should be denied, do people who willing choose… Read more »

mono resident
mono resident
8 months ago
Reply to  Norma Brady

The CDC did not say what you say they said. The 75% with co-morbidities pertains to those who have died from Covid after vaccination. https://healthfeedback.org/claimreview/cdc-directors-75-percent-covid-19-deaths-among-people-with-comorbidities-applies-to-vaccinated-people/

Norma Brady
Norma Brady
8 months ago
Reply to  mono resident

Didn’t answer my question. Hopefully you understand it . Are you super fit? Do you work out regularly, do you smoke, do you drink too much ? Do you eat crap and processed foods ? If so, should you have insurance for willfully living an unhealthy lifestyle when it catches… Read more »

Kay Kramer
Kay Kramer
8 months ago
Reply to  Norma Brady

Norma, Covid is debilitating our healthcare systems AGAIN, nationwide, and globally. In a mass casualty situation, such as 9-1-1, those injured were triaged for continued care and management based on likelihood of survival due to their acute injuries. The same discussions related to covid vaccinated vs not vaccinated are being… Read more »

Norma Brady
Norma Brady
8 months ago
Reply to  mono resident

Yes correct, I meant to say ….got covid….and died. The point is… CDC is saying people who are over weight and or having underlying conditions are much more likely to have complications or die from covid. Numbers said unvaccinated should be denied health care . My question is , if… Read more »

Kay Kramer
Kay Kramer
8 months ago
Reply to  Norma Brady

Norma, you’re right, nobody should be denied health care. Unfortunately, health care is not a constitutional right that has been granted in our country. And simply having insurance also does not give you the right to access healthcare.

Numbers
Numbers
8 months ago
Reply to  Norma Brady

If there was a vaccine that made me drink, smoke and bacon less I would take it!

Norma Brady
Norma Brady
8 months ago
Reply to  Numbers

I have no doubt you would . So it sounds like you may not be the most fit and healthy person eh? Should you be denied health care like you say others should? Make it make sense

eric hein
eric hein
8 months ago
Reply to  Norma Brady

Thank you mono resident, such a little word “only” with such a big meaning. For those who don’t wish to go to the link Norma’s comment applies ONLY to the vaccinated, unvaccinated….not so much.

Stic Zadinya
Stic Zadinya
8 months ago

Wow, it seems like there are several previous posts about this meeting throwing shade at these people, and I can’t understand why. They are merely trying to defend their rights as US citizens, the same ones that all of us have. We all have our own opinions and political beliefs,… Read more »

What time is this event?
What time is this event?
8 months ago

First, let’s clarify: the speaker is Brad Dacus, the lawyer who sued the state of CA to 1. preserve the barbaric practice of Gay Conversion Therapy (!) and 2. prevent the legal protection of the equal right to marry. I’m sorry to hear the author was doxxed, that is unacceptable.… Read more »

Choose Freedom Not Fear
Choose Freedom Not Fear
8 months ago

Can’t have it both ways. “Sorry the speaker was doxxed” and “I would also encourage any local public servants to attend this public event- and for Sierra Wave to publish the list of attendees!” First off the speaker wasn’t doxxed he is a public figure and his name was on… Read more »

Dan
Dan
8 months ago

Doxxing encourages actual assaults and harassment of a person at their home. Publishing a list of elected officials dumb enough to attend this just gives people a voting guide. Do you really not see a difference?

Art la cues
Art la cues
8 months ago

Inyoart

Art la cues
Art la cues
8 months ago
Reply to  Art la cues

The above was incomplete and mistakenly forwarded.

Kay Kramer
Kay Kramer
8 months ago

I read this 3x and don’t see the word “science” in it anywhere. I don’t see the name of the public health expert that will be speaking. I don’t see the name of any infectious disease expert that will be speaking. There is nothing in this invitation that suggests your… Read more »

David Dennison
David Dennison
8 months ago
Reply to  Kay Kramer

Kay Kramer

And you WON’T see the word science in it,since it’s a group of “freedom fighters”,watching OAN and fox news while wearing their red hats,still angry over how the 2020 election was “stolen” from them..

Vaguely
Vaguely
8 months ago
Reply to  Kay Kramer

I read your comment 3x and didn’t see the terms “Constitution” or “liberty” in it. I saw the term “science” wielded as if science was always infallible. I saw the term “expert” used as if the experts have not been invariably wrong for two years. I saw the term “mask”… Read more »

Kay Kramer
Kay Kramer
8 months ago
Reply to  Vaguely

Wrong.
Texas and Florida have more new cases than California.

Choose Freedom Not Fear
Choose Freedom Not Fear
8 months ago
Reply to  Kay Kramer

Oh no they have a cold…Omnicold. no one is dying from Omnicron stop spreading irrational fear. Read the John’s Hopkins study that was just published. Seriously, your lack of knowledge and your wilful ignorance is just staggering.

Kay Kramer
Kay Kramer
8 months ago

A search of PubMed lists 810 results for published studies related to Omicron (one “n” by the way) and Covid. If you could provide the name of the lead author or even the journal in which it was published I’d be happy to read it.

Charles James
Charles James
8 months ago

“no one is dying from Omnicron stop spreading irrational fear.”
That’s interesting. My neighbor just across the street died from it on Sunday.

Verne
Verne
8 months ago
Reply to  Vaguely

If you look at the ‘deaths per million’, California is one of the lowest in the nation.

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Dan
Dan
8 months ago
Reply to  Vaguely

The irony of anti-mask, anti-vax movement members pretending to be confused about why there are Covid resurgences and why their older, unvaccinated members are the vast majority of the deaths. I guess we now know what was printed on those signs Bill Engvall was handing out. They say, “Freedom, not… Read more »

mono resident
mono resident
8 months ago
Reply to  Vaguely

Could you point out to me – anywhere – that anyone has claimed that science is “infallible”? And are you familiar with the definition of the word “novel” as an adjective? And would you mind sharing your source that California has among the highest covid spikes on earth?

Telco worker listening
Telco worker listening
8 months ago

Don’t give the whiners any attention. Keep distance from the plague rats.

Bummer
Bummer
8 months ago

Choose 847k Dead Americans, Not Fear

Brad Dacus is just a snake oil salesman. This superspreader event is just a fundraiser for his tax shelter PJI .

InyoArabians
InyoArabians
8 months ago

“I ain’t reading all that
I’m happy for you tho
Or sorry that happened”

disappointed resident
disappointed resident
8 months ago

wow! no mention of the hate group they’re hosting. or the hypocrisy of claiming to be supportive of people’s individual rights and freedoms while hosting a speaker who’s fought to limit exactly that from a segment of society. sierrawave, i’m disappointed in your coverage of “news”. do better.

daytripper
daytripper
8 months ago

Your “freedoms” evaporate when said freedoms put others at great risk. Wear a mask. Get vaccinated.

Tinner
Tinner
8 months ago
Reply to  daytripper

That is the most ignorant and anti freedom statement I’ve ever heard. The fact that you put the word -freedoms- in quotation marks indicates you’re prepared to surrender your freedoms. I will not surrender my freedoms for masks and vaccines that have been proven not to stop the virus. Our… Read more »

Dan
Dan
8 months ago
Reply to  Tinner

Here’s your sign.

JaneE
JaneE
8 months ago
Reply to  Tinner

You say that the masks and vaccines have not been proven to stop the virus. First, the masks only ever were said to reduce the risk of transmission of the virus. They do that, and the better the filtration on the mask the better they do that. Not perfection, but… Read more »

A Sane Person
A Sane Person
8 months ago

The only thing that we’re all being asked to do at the moment is wear a simple mask when in an indoor public space. Is that really so hard? Isn’t that burden worth it to keep the vulnerable members of our community healthy, to give our health care workers a… Read more »

Choose Freedom Not Fear
Choose Freedom Not Fear
8 months ago
Reply to  A Sane Person

Not true, my wife is a healthcare worker, she is being asked to do all sorts of things. Take an unproven and dangerous vaccine that isn’t really a vaccine, to have a job. Get tested 2 times a week because she us unvaccinated. Cover shifts for her vaccinated nurses who… Read more »

Kay Kramer
Kay Kramer
8 months ago

I bet she didn’t turn down that 12% raise that her nursing union just handed out.

Choose Freedom Not Fear
Choose Freedom Not Fear
8 months ago
Reply to  Kay Kramer

Unfortunately she has to be part of the union and the 12 raise us nothing compared to your Imbicel in Chief’s record high inflation. Not that your comment has anything to do with what we are talking about.

Kay Kramer
Kay Kramer
8 months ago

hmmmmm…… “Disparaging remarks” – you are turning to the dark side, my friend.

Concerned
Concerned
8 months ago

Sorry but your wife isn’t being forced to do anything and she is not the victim. She is being asked to comply with ethics and standards of care. She has made a choice not to get a vaccination and so the hospital has offered a reasonable accommodation up keep staff… Read more »

Kay Kramer
Kay Kramer
8 months ago
Reply to  Concerned

The rules actually are that all employees must wear masks. They can get a “religious exemption” for getting the vaccine by signing a form. Then, they still need to get tested 2x weekly. They’re still supposed to wash their hands but nobody checks on that, that’s on the “honor” system.… Read more »

Concerned
Concerned
8 months ago
Reply to  Kay Kramer

Your wife is a fine example of why the honor system can’t be trusted and why so many NIH employees feel unsafe . But the fact that you are bragging about it and wanting sympathy is over the top. Maybe your want to promote yourself so everyone knows which is… Read more »

Kay Kramer
Kay Kramer
8 months ago
Reply to  Concerned

You meant to reply to “Choose Freedom Not Fear” – 🙂

Concerned
Concerned
8 months ago
Reply to  Kay Kramer

My apologies you are correct.. I did not intend to respond to you

Alice
Alice
8 months ago

So very sorry to hear you have kids. Baby goats? Nope not planning to join your bleating foolishness. Sure hope your kids get some exposure to science and civics before it’s too late

Kay Kramer
Kay Kramer
8 months ago

She goes to work not wearing a mask ?

mono resident
mono resident
8 months ago

“unproven and dangerous” and “isn’t really a vaccine”? So – tell us what a “real” vaccine is. And then perhaps you could explain what it would take to “prove” whatever …… And ya know what? I go were I want and I do what I want to do – for… Read more »

Vaguely
Vaguely
8 months ago
Reply to  A Sane Person

We’re not being “asked” to wear a mask. We’re being commanded. When even the CDC admits that commonplace masks don’t work against Omicron – and they get everything last – you can rest assured that no sane person takes mask fanatics seriously.

Concerned
Concerned
8 months ago

Translation: We want to do whatever we want even if it puts others in danger and we want the freedom to promote conspiracy theories and misinformation. We want the freedom to violate public health guidelines that we don’t like. We have done our own research and we are smarter then… Read more »

Choose Freedom Not Fear
Choose Freedom Not Fear
8 months ago
Reply to  Concerned

I appreciate how you named yourself. I’d be “concerned” as well if I was as deluded as you are. You people are ridiculous.

Mono Person
Mono Person
8 months ago

YES!!!!

jenny
jenny
8 months ago

Too bad that your speaker Brad Dacus is from the Pacific Justice Institute which is listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center

BobK
BobK
8 months ago
Reply to  jenny

Check out SPLC’s hate group map. Not a far left group on it. Weren’t they accused of being politically motivated in the mid teens and fired some of their leaders for inappropriate use of donations????….

Dan
Dan
8 months ago
Reply to  BobK

“Most hate groups are right wing” is maybe not the flex you think it is.

BobK
BobK
8 months ago
Reply to  Dan

Yeah right! You and David should hook up.

David Dennison
David Dennison
8 months ago
Reply to  BobK

BobK
Yeah right !!
Just like with the Jan.6th,2021 Capital riot.
Most,if not all of those rioters were Democrats…right ?

Choose Freedom Not Fear
Choose Freedom Not Fear
8 months ago
Reply to  Dan

Ever been to a Pride parade? Lot of hate going on there.

Ihearttheowensvalley
Ihearttheowensvalley
8 months ago

Have you ever been to a pride parade?

Choose Freedom Not Fear
Choose Freedom Not Fear
8 months ago

In fact I have had the displeasure of living along the route of one and working at a building where I was right in the middle of it each year it took place.

Frankly speaking
Frankly speaking
8 months ago

Good move! Make sure LGBT+ people having a parade are haters! OMG! At best your tone-deaf. At best, you are an idiot!

FCB
FCB
8 months ago

There are a lot of things that go on at a pride parade. I can’t say I agree with all them. But hate is definitely not something I’ve seen. And I feel like pride parades are a place where one can really see it all out there….

Frankly speaking
Frankly speaking
8 months ago
Reply to  BobK

No, they were not accused if “inappropriate use of donations.” The following article explains the issues which they confronted and the efforts taken to fix it: https://www.npr.org/2019/04/17/713887174/after-allegations-of-toxic-culture-southern-poverty-law-center-tries-to-move-for

BobK
BobK
8 months ago

Does “Poverty Palace” ring a bell?