There will always be those who do evil. We need to increase the number of people who recognise it, call it for what it is and fight back,. That is, after all, the price of freedom. Constant alertness, constant willingness to fight back.
My elder daughter sent me this 11 years ago. Just saw it again and thought it worth reposting.
Did the US government and CDC have enough scientific evidence before recommending mRNA vaccines to pregnant and breastfeeding women? And did Facebook censor those who shared accurate information about it?
Did you ever wonder why there are no dead penguins on the ice in Antarctica?
Where do they go?
Wonder no more!
It is a known fact that the penguin is a very ritualistic bird which lives an extremely ordered and complex life. The penguin is very committed to its family and will mate for life, as well as maintain a form of compassionate contact with its offspring throughout its life.
If a penguin is found dead on the ice surface, other members of the family and social circle have been known to dig holes in the ice, using their vestigial wings and beaks, until the hole is deep enough for the dead bird to be rolled into, and buried.
The male penguins then gather in a circle around the fresh grave and sing:
“Freeze a jolly good fellow,
Freeze a jolly good fellow.”
You really didn’t believe that I know anything about penguins, did you?
Oh quit whining I fell for it, too!
There was a person on Facebook who commented the following under this post, “I speak it and nobody I speak it to wants to hear it. I post it and I’m censored and shadow banned.”
I replied, “Keep speaking your truth Eileen, you do not always know who reads your posts then goes away and thinks about them or who sees another post corroborating it and changes their view based on multiple exposures.
I read many years ago from marketing materials that it took 6 exposures of a message to get through to people.
In the intervening 50 years I cannot imagine it now takes fewer, probably many more.”
From our Founder
Project Director of Re:wild Your Campus
If you don’t know Lee Johnson’s story, I want to take a minute to explain how important this hero is to our organization.
Back in 2018, Lee Johnson took Monsanto (now Bayer) to court, claiming that his non-Hodgkin lymphoma cancer was caused by Monsanto’s herbicide, Ranger® Pro (containing the active ingredient glyphosate) during his time as a groundskeeper when he used the herbicide daily.
I attended many days of the trial, and on the day of the closing arguments, I was moved to tears, and wrote Lee a letter, telling him what an inspiration he is, and how Bridget Gustafson and I were trying to ban herbicides at UC Berkeley. I also told him that many people in my home state of Hawai’i were watching this trial, as Hawai’i is ground zero for pesticide-use and if he wins, there is hope that we can change regulations back home. I handed the note to one of the lawyers sitting in front of me (thanks Michael!) and asked if he could pass it to Lee. On the day of the verdict, after the judge announced that Lee had won the case, I introduced myself to Lee and congratulated him. He said he got my note and he was going to write me back, and that he wanted to get involved in what we were doing. Fast forward to today, and as I write this, I can’t stop smiling about all we have done together to advocate for change, and all we will continue to do.
Bridget and I brought Lee to UC Berkeley for a panel shortly after the trial for his first public appearance in the U.S. We worked with the Protect Our Keiki Coalition to bring Lee and his family to Hawai’i, and we got all herbicides banned from every public school in the state! This trial put the issue of pesticides in the public eye, and together we have catalyzed a movement of students and community members wanting to end the spraying of herbicides so that no other groundskeeper, landscaper, or agricultural worker has to go through what Lee Johnson continues to go through.
Lee, you have made a profound impact on my life, and all of our lives at Re:wild Your Campus. With this film, your story will get to impact countless others.
I really hope everyone reading this will join us in seeing the film on Tuesday.
Get tickets to a theater near you!
The risks of long Covid have been ‘greatly exaggerated’ with more than 200 symptoms linked to the condition, experts say.
Major flaws in research have distorted the real extent of the condition, leading to misdiagnoses and heightened public anxiety.
They blamed overly broad definitions and criticized a lack of appropriate comparison groups in studies looking at the incidence, prevalence, and control of the condition.
Kate Shemirani commented in Twitter:
A group of long Covid patients were treated with 7 mg nicotine patches for six days. All symptoms resolved and the patients remained symptom-free at six months and 12 months. The question that everyone should be asking is “Why did nicotine lead to recovery?” Because it displaces venom from nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs)! So where did that venom come from?!
Shirley Bell commented in Twitter:
I can personally say that after the third time I had covid, which is a virus (designed over many years of development and each strain made in a lab (as confirmed in a paper from Japan) and then released, I had severe brain fog.
I read as much as I could and found that nicotine does act on the ACE receptors which are one of the main targets for covid.
I took a half the lowest strength nicotine tablet and it was like someone wiped my brain to clear the fog.
It was bordering on miraculous.
NAC is also reported by others to have similar beneficial impact.
From the Facebook group Canning, Freezing, Dehydrating, Food Preserving and Homesteading
Saw some folks asking about freezing corn on the cob. Here is the way I’ve been doing it for many years, after a long time old farmer told me how to get the best tasting frozen corn.
Peel away a few of the outer layers of shuck skins. Trim each end of the cob.
DO NOT blanch the corn. Put the corn straight into freezer bags or vaccum seal them, and freeze. When you’re ready to eat it, put it under running water and remove the shucks and silks. Then boil it for approx 15 minutes. You can also steam it, put on the grill in the shuck wrapped in aluminum foil or even microwave it. Perfect corn on the cob!!! It will taste like fresh picked. I’ve been doing it this way for many years and its never been soggy or gummy. Just always cook it while frozen.