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Wednesday, January 25. 2023
The Sullivan brothers - the real story
Whatever Happened to Light Verse? A paean to a disappearing and misunderstood literary tradition.
The Vindication of Cheese, Butter, and Full-Fat Milk. A new study exonerates dairy fats as a cause of early death, even as low-fat products continue to be misperceived as healthier.
Dr. William Beaumont and the human gut
The Epidemic of #DiedSuddenly - Why is the public turning to ominous explanations for tragedies like Damar Hamlin’s collapse? Two doctors explain.
Real Climate data
Formerly Respected Organizations; Now Just Foot Soldiers Of Leftist Orthodoxy Enforcement
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That would explain why the troll hasn’t told us how wrong whatever information the linked content is.
I've been following the low-carb/high-fat diet for a few years now. I'm leaner, my skin and hair are healthier and I hardly ever get sick.
I don't trust our government. Something is wrong and it goes well past the vaccine issues. The borders for example. That is a disaster that will be with us for generations. Tens of thousands will die because we allowed unvetted people in. Our national budget will be broken for generations because these people are all on welfare and will soon choose to be on welfare forever. Our actions concerning Ukraine are incredibly stupid. Our fetish with throwing billions and trillions around the globe is incredibly stupid. Our fake climate change beliefs and efforts is incredibly stupid. Our homeless problem is self inflicted and we only take actions that waste money and make it worse. At this point the odds that anything our government says or does is 100% wrong are overwhelming. It all appears to to be intentional. Grooming our children, attacking white people, Jan 6th protestors being crucified while actual criminals are released immediately. The only logical reason I could imagine is that our leaders have been seduced and taken over by our enemies. They used to be more circumspect on what they said and how they acted in public but now they are saying the secret part outloud. That leads me to believe that the end is near. They are over confident for a reason.
It seems Joe Sixpack has more in common with the ancient Romans than our current Enlightened Leaders, believing "falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus."
The interesting things about "died suddenly" are:
1. The speed and zeal that left wing supporters and government rises to declare it is NOT because of the vax.
2. The effort by the MSM and government to hide or lie about sudden deaths so that it is hidden from the public.
3. Of course the massive increase in "sudden death syndrome" especially of young healthy people.
4. The symptoms of the cause of death which are scary strange as morticians and doctors show long worm like blood clots that were never seen before in autopsies.
5. Something very strange is happening and the very people who you would think would be at the forefront of investigating this are in fact at the forefront of covering it up.
6. The frequent connections between what is said at the WEF and what happens and what government chooses to do in response is kinda creepy.
Anon: The interesting things about "died suddenly" :
For context, several thousand young adult Americans die suddenly every year, mostly due to undiagnosed heart problems. However, there has been an increase in acute myocardial infarction-associated mortality during the pandemic, including among young adults. The increase began before the vaccine was available and is timed to surges in COVID infections. See Yeo et al., Excess risk for acute myocardial infarction mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic, Journal of Medical Virology 2022.
“The speed and zeal…”
Did you write that specifically for the zbot? Haha
B. Hammer: “The speed and zeal…”
If the increase in sudden deaths occurred before the vaccine was available, the vaccine could not be the cause of the increase in sudden deaths.
Re: Box hoarding
Your kids will be glad you saved them when clearing out your stuff after you achieve pax aeterna!
Box hoarding entry miss-posted. Sorry
Really meant to agree with your certainty re: sudden death comments.
No doubt we all remember the on-air collapse of reporters, lecturers, politicians and others that happened so frequently in the past!
Video can be so hard to refute, but I’m sure you’re right.
On the contrary. If the change is caused by the effects of the spike protein on sensitive heart tissue. Then the cause is both/and not either/or. Many studies have shown that mRNA vaccine produces order of magnitude larger numbers of the spiked protien into the body than a natural cover infection - and the production of the proteins are longer lived. Nobody alive knows the short term or long term effects of these spike proteins. Of course we have the assurance of Pfizer and their apologists that they are harmless.
Louis Miller: Video can be so hard to refute, but I’m sure you’re right.
Evidence could refute the study.
Maypo: On the contrary.
The vaccine cannot explain an increase in sudden deaths before the vaccine was available. Nor would it explain why sudden deaths track with surges in COVID cases. The vaccine could possibly be responsible for a smaller number of sudden deaths than those caused by COVID.
I swore off answering you, but this is to egregious. You're whole shtick is to tell half truths. Whether it is the 'vaccine' or Covid, we are not being told the whole truth on the rise in sudden deaths. People like you confuse the issue even further. Your willingness to participate in the coverup gives all us a look into your soul. It isn't pretty.
From your citation:
By the second year of the pandemic, the “observed” compared to “predicted” rates of heart attack death had increased by 29.9% for adults ages 25-44, by 19.6% for adults ages 45-64, and by 13.7% for adults age 65 and older.
-There are several potential explanations for the rapid rise in cardiac deaths in patients with COVID-19, yet still many unanswered questions,” said Yeo
Ironic isn’t it that while they can’t yet say what the causes are they can say with certainty what’s it’s not?
Ironic that while they can’t yet tell what the causes are but they can tell us with certainty what’s it’s not
Quibble-DickZ please note.
The former Milwaukee County chief medical examiner conducted a careful review of some 4,000 COVID-19 deaths reported during the pandemic there. His research revealed that nearly half had no link to COVID or in some cases only a “marginal” association, such as end stage cancer patients whose demise was possibly hastened by a few days or weeks, from catching the disease. An analysis of LA County and national data collected during the more recent waves of the highly contagious (but considerably less deadly) Omicron variants suggests that COVID-19 deaths are now likely being overcounted by at least fourfold. A newly published investigation from Denmark documented that, following the emergence of Omicron a year ago, an astonishing 65-75% of deaths officially attributed to COVID-19 have been merely incidental to the coronavirus, consistent with the above hypothetical exercise. Yet even if only half the currently reported deaths in the U.S. are not really caused by the virus, that would mean an actual daily COVID-19 toll of around 200, roughly the number dying during a bad flu season.
B. Hammer: From your citation:
That's not from the citation. It's apparently from an interview of the lead author of the study, Yee Hui Yeo. From the study:
Louie Miller: Ironic isn’t it that while they can’t yet say what the causes are they can say with certainty what’s it’s not?
We can generally rule out causes that occur after the effect.
What do you do when the people employed as experts on a given subject refuse to discuss matters that fall under their expertise, and refuse to make public commitments to get to the bottom of the matter? The first thing they should be doing is providing a timeline of delivery: "We will present the findings in 3 months", that sort of thing. Instead, there is no engagement at all.
Instead, we are presented with an endless barrage of horrifying anecdotes and left to draw uninformed conclusions, or criticized for not doing our own research and digging.
What COVID seems to have revealed is a modern society with a population of experts in resume-writing and career advancement, and little practical knowledge to offer on their chosen field. It has been a pageant of spokespeople, a public policy disaster, with authority being granted to the professional ladder-climbers and subject-matter dilettantes. And the rarefied few that really do understand the situation are already employed - seemingly, by the prime suspects.
Really! Using Damar Hamlin's collapse for an anti-vax screed!
With no medical evidence!
(No clinical report of the reason for Hamlin's collapse, nor if he were even vaccinated).
This is not respectful of your blog.
NO! You missed the point. Before the ambulance tool him off the field the left wing talking heads were declaring that it was NOT the vax. THAT was the point. You got it entirely backwards.
re The Sullivan brothers
They were no angels.
Amazed they haven't been taken down by the Left.
As kids, the brothers beat up blacks for the fun of it.
People have been canceled for far less.
I grew up in a medium size city right next to a big city and as a kid the blacks would beat up whites for the fun of it. Based on the news the only thing that has changed is now blacks have added rape to their list of hate crimes committed against whites.
Non-Violent J6 Protester Faces Life in Prison
feeblemind: on-Violent J6 Protester Faces Life in Prison
47 years, but sentencing guidelines are about 15-21 months, though the government has yet to weigh in.
DC is currently working to lower penalties for carjackers, robbers and armed felons in the name of fighting “systemic racism” but Bigo and other J6 protesters are getting the book thrown at them.
Apples and oranges. Barnett was convicted under federal law, not DC law.
Wait, what? Maybe you missed something when you translated from Russian to English. Explain again why a person exercising his 1st amendment rights deserves the gulag...
I mean, normally your Englis is pretty good you must have gone to the best schools that your communist country provides but your Russian snuck in on that last propaganda post.
OneGuy: Explain again why a person exercising his 1st amendment rights deserves the gulag...
Barnett wasn't convicted of exercising his 1st amendment rights. He was convicted of eight federal counts, including obstructing an official proceeding and entering the Capitol with a deadly or dangerous weapon.
The official proceeding had stopped for procedural reasons before the capitol demonstration ever began. His "deadly" weapon was a walking staff bought at Bass Pro shop.
OneGuy: The official proceeding had stopped for procedural reasons before the capitol demonstration ever began.
The Speaker gaveled the joint session of Congress to order at 1:05 PM—not that it's relevant. If you prevent Congress from convening, that is also obstructing an official proceeding.
OneGuy: His "deadly" weapon was a walking staff bought at Bass Pro shop.
Barnett carried a ZAP Hike N Strike 950,000 Volt Stun Gun Walking Stick, certainly meeting the definition of a dangerous weapon, and illegal to possess in the Capitol building.
There is no debate in my house about keeping a Really Good Cardboard Box. Any such (readily identifiable) box is immediately broken down, folded flat, and added to the stack of folded boxes on an upper shelf in the garage. Saves time and money when you need a box of that certain size.
Around Christmas time we save a bunch for wrapping or mailing presents. The rest of the time we break the small ones down as kindling for the fireplace or the outdoor firepit, and break the large ones down for sheet mulching.
As much as we rely on mail-order, we'd have no room in the trashbin for anything else if we tried to discard all the cardboard boxes.
Here's a nice concise little video on the subject of Excess Deaths by Dr. John Campbell, who's been in it for the long run and has only recently started to get a slight bit more acerbic in his talks, out of frustration. With references provided as always
Did you ever notice that a lot of pro-abortion activists are vegans. Because they don't want to kill animals!
It is way past time for the Supreme Court to rule clearly and state in no uncertain terms that you cannot make laws or rules that favor one group over another. And that every one of those laws is either unconstitutional OR it applies to everyone in the U.S. equally. The law of the land is the constitution and it is supreme and any law passed in contradiction to it can be ignored.
OneGuy: It is way past time for the Supreme Court to rule clearly and state in no uncertain terms that you cannot make laws or rules that favor one group over another.
When it is shown that an organization has caused damages to a group, redress can be sought.
Since it's already in the Constitution, you wouldn't think they'd have to, but obviously the current majority needs to issue a series of rulings cleaning the issue up at long last.
Texan99: Since it's already in the Constitution, you wouldn't think they'd have to, but obviously the current majority needs to issue a series of rulings cleaning the issue up at long last.
Accountability for organizations that racially discriminated can't be avoided by appeal to the Equal Protection Clause. Indeed, that would be contrary to equal protection. It would mean organizations, such as Texas, could discriminate until they were caught, then not have to make redress.