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COVID truth bombs

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CDC is at it again: Mask up!


We are entering the 2024 presidential election season, with state primaries beginning on January 15 at the Iowa caucases, followed by the New Hampshire primary on January 23.

So, of course, the CDC and the legacy (old) media are back to their scare tactics about a new virulent COVID-19 variant, BA.2.86!!!

We must mask up again, despite a review published in late January at the Cochrane Library, which said there was no evidence to prove the spread of COVID-19 infection could be reduced by the use of face masks. Even former CDC director Anthony Fauci admitted that face masks may not be effective on populations when looking at the “pandemic as a whole” — whatever that means — but persists in his stance that people need to follow authorities’ recommendations and wear them. (Epoch News)

Worse than being ineffective, a German study published in March 2023 found that extended mask use increased exposure of children and pregnant women to high levels of Toxic Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOCs). According to the American Lung Association, TVOCs have been shown to cause irritation in the eyes, throat, and nose, and linked to breathing difficulty and damage to the central nervous system and organs like the liver.

Even more perversely is the fact that, according to study after study, COVID-19 vaccines provided only at best short-term or no protection against the virus. Moreover, people who had gotten COVID-19 vaccine boosters were more likely to contract COVID-19 than people who had received no COVID-19 vaccine doses. The latest study is one of prisons in California.

All those studies have not stopped some schools, colleges, and hospitals from reinstating the mask mandate.

Thankfully, some states are fighting back, their governors and legislatures vowing to ban mask mandate and lock down. They are all red states: Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah. (Newsweek)

Will you mask up?

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New York City, failed city

Another democrat-run American city going to the rats. Literally.

Professional virtue-signaling expert NYC Mayor Adams

New York City has many, many problems: An influx of illegal aliens sleeping on the streets (they are a sanctuary city), a dangerous subway system, open-air drug use and large numbers of drug overdose deaths, as well as other issues that affect our large, democrat-run American cities.

The city also has a major rat problem. So much so that in April of this year Mayor Adams appointed a “rat czar,” Kathleen Corradi (earning a salary of $155,000/year), to reduce the rat population and “help deliver an equitable quality of life experience for all New Yorkers. ”

NYC Rat Czar Kathleen Corradi

So seven months later how’s that lofty equitable goal working out?

Turns out it’s working very well for entrepeneurs who are finding a way to make a buck by offering tour guides of NYC’s rodent-infested areas. There are also tens of thousands ‘RatTok’ – TikTok channels taking viewers through the city showing how many rats are living alongside New Yorkers. Read about the rat tour guides (and see photos from “RatTok”) here. Or watch below:

New Yorkers must be so proud.

DCG

Tuesday Truth Bombs

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Why were Pfizer employees given a “special batch” of Covid vaccine?

On August 2, 2023, the Australian Senate’s Education and Employment Legislation Committee conducted a hearing, in which two officers of the pharmaceutical company Pfizer (Pfizer Australia’s Country Medical Director, Dr. Krishan Thiru, and Head of Regulatory Sciences, Dr. Brian Hewitt) admitted that:

  1. Pfizer employees received a different “special batch” of COVID vaccine.
  2. Pfizer didn’t understand the mechanism by which the COVID vaccine causes myocarditis and pericarditis.

Australian Senator  Gerard Rennick forced Pfizer to admit that they didn’t understand the mechanism by which the vaccine causes myocarditis and pericarditis. (H/t Tim Shey)

And why did José María Fernández Sousa-Faro, the founder and president of PharmaMar, a pharmaceutical company that creates and distributes drugs to treat coronavirus, fake paperwork that stated he was fully vaccinated?

Isn’t it high time our Congress investigate Pfizer and other COVID vaccine manufacturers?

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Hit ’em where is hurt$: Two “detransitioners” sue doctors who mutilated them

Scars left after double mastectomy for “top surgery.”

Scars after phalloplasty surgery (construction of a penis) using skin from a forearm.

“Gender-affirming care” is anything but healthy, especially for minors who have yet to go through puberty.

Delaying puberty (through use of puberty blockers) can result in problems with one’s chromosomes that can affect normal growth processes resulting in Turner Syndrome or Klinefelter Syndrome.

A study from the UK Tavistock and Portman National Health Service Foundation Trust showed that children’s bone density and normal growth flatlined with puberty blockers as compared to their peers, and participants reported no improvement in their psychological well-being.

Also, the majority of children who take puberty blockers do not resume puberty.

The only way to stop the castration and mutilation of minors is to fight back and hit the “doctors” where is hurts: Financially. Two young women are taking that step: Prisha Mosley and Soren Aldaco.

Prisha Mosley

Prisha, who lives in Michigan, developed Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria at age 12. Her dysphoria was aggravated at age 14 when she was sexually assaulted. Reports the NY Post:

“I literally hated every aspect of who I was and what I was and what I looked like,” Prisha said. “I spent some time being a girly girl and being a tomboy and being a smart girl and being this [other] girl, but none of those different hats fit me. And so I was like, I guess I’m just not a girl.”

Prisha “socially transitioned” at 15 with the support of her parents. The online transactivists applauded her and guided her to transgender specialists. After much bullying and manipulation of her parents (“Do you want a dead daughter or a living son? Do you want to pick up your daughter’s hormones or her body from the morgue?”) she began “gender-affirming care” (testosterone treatment) at 15. At 18 she had a double mastectomy.

Fast forward three years later and Prisha realized the transition didn’t help the underlying issues. At 25, Prisha suffers vocal cord pain and severe vaginal atrophy from the testosterone treatment. She says she lost part of her nipples after they were grafted back on during her mastectomy. Because of her mastectomy she will never be able to breastfeed, and she doesn’t even know whether she is still fertile. Prisha is now suing the medical team that misguided her through this “gender-affirming” care.

Read the whole story about Prisha’s ordeal here.

Soren Aldaco (left)

Another woman who regrets her “transitioning” is Soren Aldaco, who lives in Texas. She is suing her doctors for $1 million.

Soren’s ordeal began at 17 when she began taking puberty blockers and says she was pressured into a botched double mastectomy. Soren says that the doctors and a nurse practitioner pushed her to transition. The result now is “irreversibly disfiguring and disabling” and the “professionals” ignored a host of mental health challenges she was struggling with at the time. From Fox News:

“Aldaco, who is autistic, said she was battling depression and anxiety as a teenager when she was hospitalized with a manic episode at 15. After a short meeting with a psychiatrist there, Aldaco said she was “coerced” into coming out as transgender. Two years later, Aldaco connected with Del Scott Perry, a nurse practitioner with Texas Health Physicians Group at a transgender support group. After sharing her mental health struggles and identity confusion with Perry, Aldaco said the nurse practitioner encouraged her to begin medically transitioning and wrote her prescriptions for “an outrageously large off-label dosage” of testosterone, the suit alleges.”

Read Soren’s whole story here.

The medical transitioning community has a lot to gain from continuing their practice of manipulation, castration and mutilation of minors. The cost for transitioning treatments is very, very expensive.

Hopefully one day sanity will make a return and adults will realize that physically altering (0therwise healthy) children for life is pure evil. Until that happens, the only way to stop this form of child abuse is to hit ’em where it hurts: In the wallet.

DCG

Extreme Heat: what it does to our bodies, and what to do

Large swaths of the United States, as well as European countries (Spain, France, Italy, and Greece), are in the grips of extreme heat.

If you’re in an area with extreme heat, here are some pics to lighten your mood a little.

On a more serious note, if you’re in extreme heat, you need to take caution.

This is what extreme heat does to the human body (source: The Telegraph):

Professor Mark Whiteley, venous surgeon and founder of The Whiteley Clinic in London, explains: “We have to keep a consistent internal body temperature of 98.6°F degrees otherwise the enzymes in our cells and cell walls start changing shape and that can cause irreversible damage. Think of an egg white – once you cook it you see that protein turn white, and it won’t go clear again even if it cools down. If you get too hot the processes in your cells don’t work; that’s what kills you. Everything else from dehydration to vein dilation are secondary issues with their own side-effects. Once you get over about 107.6°F internally you get heatstroke. Your mental functions start shutting down and your cells stop working. Everything else you might notice about getting unwell in the heat is just the systems that are trying to keep you cool, failing one by one.” 

Symptoms of heatstroke include a high body temperature (above 104°F), altered mental state, confusion, dizziness, hot and dry skin, rapid heartbeat, a loss of consciousness and, eventually, death.

High temperatures can place extra stress on the cardiovascular system, as the body works harder to cool itself down. This can lead to an increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure, and potentially exacerbate underlying heart conditions. In short, this means you’re much more likely to have a heart attack when you’re hot because when you get hot, your veins get very dilated, especially on your head and scalp, which is where you lose a lot of heat. This can cause veins to look bigger and the skin to look redder as the blood is diverted close to the surface to cool down. You’ll particularly notice this in your face because the body loses most heat from the head. More worrisome is the increased risk of blood clots when you’re very hot. When you’re dehydrated, water leaves the blood to be sweated out, so you get more cells in the blood, making it thicker and stickier, increasing the chance of a clot and a heart attack.

In extreme heat, the air can become dry, hot, and polluted. This can irritate the upper respiratory system and cause it to constrict and exacerbate existing respiratory conditions such as asthma. In extreme cases, this broncho-constriction can cause people to experience a shortness of breath because the irritation of the upper respiratory system is stopping the body from being able to transport as much oxygen to the lungs. In hot weather especially, the body trying to maintain a normal temperature requires extra oxygen, which can be dangerous, especially in people with asthma.

High temperatures can also impair cognitive function, affecting attention, memory, decision-making, and concentration. Heat-related cognitive impairment can lead to decreased productivity, impaired judgment, and increased risk of accidents or mistakes. As the body tries to divert blood to the skin to cool down, the brain is getting less than it needs. Sweating causes the body to lose vital minerals such as salt and electrolytes, which are required for sending signals to the rest of the body. If these nerves are less able to function, it can result in fatigue, decreased alertness, and overall mental and physical sluggishness.

The elderly, young children and individuals with medical conditions can be far more susceptible to extreme heat because they have a less efficient thermoregulatory system, which makes them more prone to dehydration.

What to do?

  1. Stay out of the heat! Stay indoors, ideally air-conditioned. And don’t be an idiot by actually exercising outdoors like this 71-year-old man who hiked 4 miles in 120°F Death Valley, and promptly dropped dead (video below).
  2. Stay hydrated by drinking water.
  3. Replenish your electrolytes by consuming foods naturally rich in potassium, magnesium, and sodium, such as bananas, avocados, coconut water, leafy greens, and natural sea salt.

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Meet Bobi: World’s oldest dog at 31 years!

Amazing story!

As of July 6, Bobi was still enjoying life in Portugal!

DCG

Never trust the media: “Body positivity” is not healthy

No it’s not!

Never trust the “woke” media.  Never.

They push an alternate reality upon the masses all in the name of “body positivity.”

This is woke code for obesity.

Obese singer Lizzo is promoted for her “body positivity” under the guise of “women’s empowerment” and “self love.”

Lizzo is an apparent icon of “body positivity.”

Random obese women (and men) make demands on social media under the guise of “discrimination” and “pain and vulnerability” due to their plump sizes. They are known on social media as “fat influencers.”

Pushing a narrative that is a lie.

Yet this “body positivity” movement to promote obesity is a lie. A dangerous one.

A new study  now reveals that being overweight is linked to 18 types of cancer. From the NY Post:

Being overweight or obese raises the risk of developing several different types of cancer, including breast, bowel, kidney and pancreatic.

In all, 13 types of the disease were previously known to be associated with overweight body types — but now, that number has climbed to 18 different cancers.

And the risk of developing cancer begin when people are young — between the ages 18 and 40.

The results of our study support a re-evaluation of the cancer burden associated with overweight and obesity, which currently is likely underestimated,” said Dr. Heinz Freisling, co-author of the study, as quoted in the Independent.”

Read the whole story here.

We all know that obesity causes many health risks. Yet many “influencers,” celebrities and media deny science all in the name of wokeness. Don’t fall for their false narratives.

Stay healthy my friends!

DCG

Research shows conservatives are happier than (il)liberals

Anti-Trump protester screams in agony as Trump was sworn in as President (source).

Ross Pomeroy writes for RealClear Science, August 27, 2022:

It may be one of the most surefire findings in all of social psychology, repeatedly replicated over almost five decades of study: American conservatives say they are much happier than American liberals. They also report greater meaning and purpose in their lives, and higher overall life satisfaction…. [T]he entire gap…equates to about a half-point on a four-point scale, a sizable happiness divide.

According to social scientists, here are four reasons why conservatives are happier than (il)liberals:

  1. Marriage: Conservatives are more likely to be married, and marriage tends to make people happier.
  2. Religious belief: Conservatives tend to be more religious, and religious people tend to be happier.
  3. Belief in a meritocracy: Social psychologist Jaime Napier, Program Head of Psychology at NYU-Abu Dhabi has conducted research suggesting that views about inequality play a role. Conservatives are less concerned with equality of outcomes and more with equality of opportunity. While American liberals are depressed by inequalities in society, conservatives are okay with them provided that everyone has roughly the same opportunities to succeed. The latter is a more rosy and empowering view than the deterministic former. Napier told PBS:”One of the biggest correlates with happiness in our surveys was the belief of a meritocracy, which is the belief that anybody who works hard can make it. That was the biggest predictor of happiness. That was also one of the biggest predictors of political ideology. So, the conservatives were much higher on these meritocratic beliefs than liberals were.” 
  4. Psychological health: In A Simple Theory of the Self, p. 79, psychiatrist David Mann, M.D., defined psychological health as the capacity “to confront oneself and others with the absolute minimum of subterfuge.” It turns out that by Mann’s and other measures, conservatives are psychologically healthier than (il)liberals:
    1. Two studies explored a more surprising contributor: neuroticism, typically defined as “a tendency toward anxiety, depression, self-doubt, and other negative feelings.” Surveyed conservatives consistently score lower in neuroticism than surveyed liberals.
    2. In 2011, psychologists at the University of Florida and the University of Toronto conducted four studies, aiming to find whether conservatives are more “positively adjusted” than liberals. They found that conservatives “expressed greater personal agency, more positive outlook, more transcendent moral beliefs, and a generalized belief in fairness” compared to liberals. They added: “The portrait of conservatives that emerges is different from the view that conservatives are generally fearful, low in self-esteem, and rationalize away social inequality. Conservatives are more satisfied with their lives, in general… report better mental health and fewer mental and emotional problems (all after controlling for age, sex, income, and education), and view social justice in ways that are consistent with binding moral foundations, such as by emphasizing personal agency and equity. Liberals have become less happy over the last several decades, but this decline is associated with increasingly secular attitudes and actions.”

Pomeroy concludes: “So if you need some cheering up, maybe turn to a conservative friend rather than a liberal one.”

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