Monday, January 10, 2022

Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
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115 Responses to Monday, January 10, 2022

  1. DeniseVB says:

    For those interested,

  2. jadzia1971 says:

    One of my favorite places. I’ve always wanted to cross-country ski Yellowstone in winter.

  3. DeniseVB says:

    Is anyone else asking this question, lol,

    • Miranda says:

      She just got back from mask-free partying in Florida. There are pictures. Not that I think the mask would have helped, necessarily, but she was certainly in crowds.

    • 1539days says:

      Yes. Let’s encourage everyone to get their apparently worthless booster that is supposed to grant super duper immunity or whatever made up BS Fauci called it last month.

  4. Dora says:

    Good Morning.

    Be careful what you say about Fauci!


    A professor of pediatrics and molecular virology at Baylor College of Medicine is urging that criticisms of Dr. Anthony Fauci and other government scientists be prosecuted as hate crimes.

  5. elliesmom says:

    At first I was put off by Trump’s exuberant support for vaccines that were put out there to be injected into people in a timeframe that said there was absolutely no way they had been properly tested. If someone suggested using concrete that wasn’t properly cured to save time and get one of his buildings built sooner, the hair on the back of his neck would have signaled him that something was wrong. But then I realized Trump is part of an age group that has reverence for doctors and scientists and is most likely to do what their doctors tell them to do. He came of age at a time when the polio vaccines were seen as wonder vaccines. I’m enough younger much of the fear of polio was past before I was old enough to be aware.

    Fauci and friends were able to bypass most of the third round of testing by using the excuse that when a therapeutic proves overwhelmingly effective and has passed preliminary safety tests, it would be immoral to deny it to the control group. Once they had vaccinated the control group, further testing was meaningless. Of course, it would turn out the vaccines are nowhere near as effective as the three companies claimed, and if the real numbers had been known, there is no justification for vaccinating the control group before all of the trials had been completed. My question for Trump is does he know he was duped, and if he does, when did he figure it out? I understand why he can’t say the vaccines are bogus for lots of reasons that make a lot of sense, but if he’s still of the belief releasing them on the public was a good idea, I’d find it hard to support him again. It would make me question whether he’d use faulty concrete if it got him short term benefit.

    • Trump was also being hammered by the media no matter what he did. “Follow the experts” was his path of least resistance.

      But the experts were wrong.

    • Somebody says:

      According to Peter Navarro, I’ve heard bits and pieces of the early discussions. I got Navarro’s book for Christmas, just haven’t read it yet. I’ve seen Navarro in interviews and he says wide vaccination was never the plan. Getting vaccines for the elderly and vulnerable was. According to him there were 3 tracks for vaccines I believe he said, including a traditional attenuated virus which they knew would take years.

      The mrna technology was presented to them early in the game as the quickest way to get something out there for the vulnerable. The WH consulted with Dr. Steven Hatfill, Dr. Malone and many others in those early days. Navarro has insisted the WH wanted the primary focus to be on therapeutics so I’ve heard him say multiple times. However, the only way to ensure a viable vaccine would be available for any American was to lock up any potential vaccines via contracts. I’ve never heard what the plan was for the excess. I assume availability for anyone that wanted it? Beyond that gifts? Sales?

      Navarro gets visibly angry at the mention of Fauci and some other names at NIH, FDA and CDC. His book supposedly details the year 2020 at the Trump WH. I think between his book and perhaps Mark Meadows book we might get quite a but of insight into Trump’s thoughts.

      I agree with you about Trump’s age and reverence toward the medical community, particularly vaccines. Add to that, he’s a known germaphobe.

    • lateblum says:

      I agree about people growing up with a reverence for doctors and scientists and I’d add academics. My mother came from a family of seven kids. 3 were physicians, 1 was a priest, she was a nurse. The other two worked to put their siblings through medical school, the seminary, and nursing school. There was a serious respect for the medical profession and as a result many of my cousins are physicians or have followed various adjunctive professions i.e. optometrists, physical therapists, medical social workers, etc.

      I used to question my mother’s almost blind obedience to follow whatever her doctors said. She was never fearful of having surgical procedures. She would say, “They’re doctors. They know what they’re doing.” I used to work with doctors who would prescribe medications that they, themselves refused to take. Once, a doc had prescribed a medication for a patient of mine. The patient refused to take that med, and described a severe reaction to it only a short time earlier. When I spoke to that doctor – a resident – about the pt’s objections, the doc threatened to have me fired for questioning her judgment. I asked this doctor whether she had ever tried taking the medication herself, she said “Are you kidding me? Why would I ever do that? Do you know what that medication does to the brain?”

      That was all I needed to know about doctors in training. Or at least *that doctor in training. I followed up by paying a visit to the doctor’s supervisor who also happened to be the head of my program as well as the dept head. Of course it resulted in the patient getting the medication changed and the resident having to do some soul searching about her ability to listen to patients and work *with patients rather than to dictate to them. It also resulted in my ongoing mantra to “question authority” even more.

      This most likely has more influence in my decision r/t taking the vaccine – or not – than anything. I’m betting that if my mother were alive today, she would have already had the vaccine as well as the booster and would be urging me to do the same. I would still be questioning the authority that tells me the vaccine is safe and effective.

    • 1539days says:

      Most people wanted a vaccine and Trump knows how to deliver. The FDA does a crap job way too often (look at Oxycontin) and side effects can take years to develop. I think the vaccine saved a lot of older people who will probably never deal with long-term effects of the vaccine, if any. I imagine Trump is pro-vaccine for those who want it and pro-freedom for those who don’t. For his part, releasing the vaccine was a good thing (and it would have been released anyway). The fact that Democrats are trying to force jab everyone isn’t Trump’s fault.

      • taw46 says:

        All true. Trump never wanted to force the vaccine on anyone, he just wanted it available to people. And he wanted treatments for covid. Never forget how he brought up Hydroxychloroquine and was viciously attacked by the left. And then pharmacies refused to fill any prescriptions from doctors, if they were using it to treat covid. I will never get over how politicians stopped doctors from treating their patients. And then people were kicked off social media for even talking about it. And monoclonals. Once Trump took those still experimental antibodies when he had covid, he then pushed to have them made available for everyone.

  6. Watch this video and take note of how many people were trying to break windows and how many people were trying to stop them.

  7. Dora says:

    Disgraced FBI No. 2 Andrew McCabe Calls For Feds To Treat ‘Mainstream’ Conservatives Like Domestic Terrorists

    Have you ever wondered what disgraced former deputy FBI directors do after trying to stage a coup and lying under oath? Apparently, they give talks about “protecting democracy” at top-rated institutions of higher learning. Indeed, this last Thursday the University of Chicago invited former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe to join a panel of partisans to discuss the Jan 6 “insurrection.”

  8. Dora says:

    It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy!

  9. helenk3 says:

    NYC Mayor Eric Adams really is a Trojan Horse. Will he have bid-on send all the illegals to NYC for the voting rights?

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    h/t Angie

  13. Mothy67 says:

    I asked my PCP if MRNA had any adverse effects for people with transplants or artificial parts. He confessed that he knows nothing about vaccines. We googled together. The results all say vulnerable should get the shot. The first few pages are propaganda. He was brutally honest about his understanding. He basically said he knows as much as me. My Uncle John was healthy other than having a kidney from his son. He got the shot and was dead from a massive stroke in three days. he had no signs that he was going to leave. This healthy 64 year old was suddenly dead. He took anti rejection meds but was not ill. I wondered if the shot might have played a part. It is virtually impossible to find any raw data. It’s fauci blah blah blah or Alex Jones cray. No middle ground. Did MRNA effect his meds. Brat has been barred from school twice over exposure. I am pretty sure I have been in contact with the bug. As far as I am aware I is not dead. Two years into kung flu why should I risk an experimental drug. I have tried very hard to find info on stats for transplants. My valves are pig and one wall of my ♡ is teflon. I cannot, do not understand anything about MRNA. I searched nothing makes sense. I talked with my doc he thinks I know more than him. I have had a runny nose since I was two but I have never been sick. Who knows I had hundreds of blood transfusions. Maybe I got everyones immunity. I think the last thing I need is a fauci shot

    • elliesmom says:

      At this point whether or not to get the vaccine is a crap shoot. None of us knows which is the right decision until after we roll the dice, and even then we might not know. It’s like getting up in the morning with a headache so you take a Tylenol. Forty-five minutes later your headache is gone so you credit it to the Tylenol, but you can’t go back and not take the Tylenol to see if the headache would have disappeared on its own. We know the vaccine doesn’t stop the spread of the virus so the only reason to get vaccinated is to lessen the severity of covid. Maybe it does. Maybe it doesn’t. Even if you get covid, you’ll never really know what difference being vaccinated or not made in how sick you got. So you have to do whatever will give you the most peace of mind, and you’re the only one who can decide that.

    • taw46 says:

      Tim, I agree with em. Even though I’ve had the shots, I also know we don’t know long term effects. Like she says, it is a crap shoot. I hope you can find some information to help you make your decision, but really, there isn’t much out there to address unique situations like yours.
      I am sorry about your uncle. It does seem related, but remember, thousands of supposedly healthy people died suddenly from heart attacks and strokes prior to covid. I just hope one day we know.
      Whatever you decide, be ok with it.

      • Mothy67 says:

        My thing has always been William Shakespeare When in disgrace of fortune and William Wordsworth babbling The Lucy Poem. She dwelt amongst the springs of dove I bastardize but he wrote a violet half hidden from the eye she is in her grave now and oh the difference to me. Love love love Wordsworth and punch me in the head if you must but I be generic I would blow Walt Whitman and Henry David Theroux

        • elliesmom says:

          Henry David was a total fraud. 🙂 His little cabin was about a mile from downtown Concord. He took his laundry to his aunt’s place to get her “help” to do it for him. He owned multiple properties in town, including a cottage on the banks of the Concord River in sight of the Old North Bridge. Thoreau rented that cottage to Nathaniel Hawthorne and his bride Sophia for a honeymoon cottage. Sophia used her diamond ring to write love notes to Nathaniel in the window glass. You can still read them. The train from Concord to Boston passes by the opposite shore of Walden Pond from the site of Thoreau’s cabin. The train was there in his day, too. It’s about a 20 minute train ride into the city. His original cabin is gone, but a replica has been built in a more easily accessible spot. My daughter was doing a college research project, and we measured the cabin, and it was about the size of her dorm room.

          All of that being said, Walden Pond is a very beautiful spot. It’s about 5 miles from my old house, and I’ve walked its perimeter and swam at its beach many, many times. But Old Henry was hardly in the wilderness there. Although he didn’t make much money on writing while he was still alive, he wasn’t poor. He supported himself with a writing implement- he revolutionized how wooden pencils filled with graphite were made.

  14. Mothy67 says:

    Just want to say I have heard when you have spoken about having kids with cancer. I am on the other side. I was always dying I did not get Elliesmom or Somebody. I got broken bones. Lots of broken bones. I don’t know if I can. I wanted to a day ago check out. My mom punched Shay in the head. No one hits my baby. I will protect. I have no idea if I can do rehab again.
    I will kill for Shay but I don’t know if I can do this anymore

    • swanspirit says:

      Sending you love and strength. {{{{{{{Tim}}}}}}

    • elliesmom says:

      You can do it. Get up every morning with the attitude of today is going to be the best day I can make it. Not a perfect day, but the best it can be. Some days will be good days, and others maybe not. But even the not so good days will be better days if you are trying your best to make them better. The Jimmy Fund Clinic where my son was treated had a mural on the wall that said, “The past is in the past. The future is unknown. But today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.” Get some more help, please. Make today better, and the future will take care of itself. You need to be part of it. The story isn’t over.

      • Mothy67 says:

        I owe you a lot of thanks. When I was doing my spring detox you said just give it a year. that made more sense to me than 12 Steps. I have mad respect for AA but it does not work for everyone. This last time there was a social worker he was talking with me and he said he couldn’t speak because of my eyes. I have never touched another. It is the life I was given. I was always okay with being solitary. A person was actually attracted to me and the worst part was he thought I was funny. I could care less about baby blues. You find me funny I fall in love. I truly felt for Justin. I am not allowed to feel. I am 54, 55 on the 25th. It has always been like this. I did out patient, went to the gym everyday, went to AA meetings. I was a zombie. I refused to let me by chance feel. My fake life has always been about books. I dedicated myself to Dostoyevsky. God I love The Idiot.
        Right now I think I can get better. I don’t think I could have progressed if not for you. haha Olivia newton John. I love Olivia

      • Mothy67 says:

        thank you forever

  15. Dora says:

    This is not a joke. This is how people are starting to think these days.


  16. Dora says:

    INALLY: CDC Director Walensky Admits the Vast Majority of COVID Deaths Had Not One, Not Two, Not Three – But “At Least FOUR” Comorbidities

  17. Dora says:

    In 1st, US surgeons transplant pig heart into human patient

    In a medical first, doctors transplanted a pig heart into a patient in a last-ditch effort to save his life and a Maryland hospital said Monday that he’s doing well three days after the highly experimental surgery.

    • jadzia1971 says:

      Although I could have done without the “low T” stuff at the beginning, he makes a really good point about how so many of us are feeling gaslit because our observed reality (people not getting covid or getting covid and not being very sick) is SO different than the picture painted by the media (bodies in the streets, essentially).

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    Use silenced.

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      TheManWithNoBrain @Awareness_Sucks

      Pence will do whatever he calculates is beneficial to Mike Pence – just like every other DC politician. Let’s not pretend his decision to participate is based on some sort of principled stand.

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    Bwahaha …

  30. Mothy67 says:

    So my very bad girl is getting old. She sleeps with Shay on the floor unless there is a dark sky then she has to be with me in bed. I got an air mattress a few months ago. I have sciatica so air mattress was workable because Bella can’t climb up anymore. Air mattress is now dead Santa on a lawn. It is deflated by 2 am. I can’t even get up from it. I will spend whatever. Bella can’t get in a regular bed her hips are gone. I am thinking trundle. do they make adult trundles? I want a real bed. We can just use trundle on inclement days. I’d just inflate a mattress but the room is too small. I bought her tons of beds but when it storms she has to sleep on me. She literally lays on my back.
    I think I told you guys about my very bad girl before. she was a puppy. her owners tied her to a tree in the backyard. The police showed up because she wouldn’t stop barking during storms. Somehow I took her as the police removed her. We have been thrown out of doggy day care. Color me criminal I bought her a shock color and tried to use it. I hate her I couldn’t let her be zapped. it has been since 2007 that I get to hate her. My GIRL

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