NeedleinA

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    NeedleinA reacted to clbent04 in Where Are All the White-American NBA Superstars?   
    You could have answered that it’s a cultural issue. And really it is. The lack of white American superstars in the NBA is due to the false but popular stereotype that white players simply don’t have what it takes. 
    How should we rectify the lack of white American players in the NBA? Should the NBA commission mandate a set percentage white Americans in the NBA and reform the draft process?
    If America is looking for equity for all, should all disparities including these be addressed? 
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    NeedleinA reacted to Traveler in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
    And yet we have learned that this particular virus has been studied in labs for at least a decade - the excuse for this type of study made by our own Dr. Fauci is so we can prevent a global pandemic. 
     
    The Traveler
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    NeedleinA reacted to Traveler in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
    It would seem that our main stream media, plus Fox News, is currently evolving in their coverage of the CDC and the virus.  Even CNN is saying that the messaging coming from the CDC is confusing.  A study of the outbreak of the virus in Provincetown Mass (early July of this year) indicates that over 75% of those involved in being infected and speeding the virus were fully "vaccinated".   This is why the CDC is recommending that we wear a mask in public - both indoors and outdoors.  But it is interesting what the reporter for the NY Times (Dan Hodges) tweeted and it is also interesting that the tweet was not blocked because of False and irresponsible content?  It appears to follow from the CDC study that if there are to be charges of murder it must be upon the fully "vaccinated" because they are the more responsible than the "unvaccinated" for spreading the virus according the the Science of the CDC study.
    But there is something else that is being left out of the discussions (though I am seeing the argument being raised by a few - doctors and reporters).  This is that there is data showing that there is a percentage of our human population that is naturally immune to the virus.  This demographic, from all accounts, remain mostly asymptomatic and do NOT spread the virus.  From the onset of the initial outbreak in China - science has turned to this demographic to reverse engineer the "vaccine" in the first place.  Because the "vaccine" is reversed engineered from natural immune responses is why there was an early release without long term trails.  Little by little it would seem that the world is waking up to the fact that not only do individuals with natural immunity do not need to be vaccinated but they and perhaps the rest of the world would be "Safer" (especially long term)  if they were not "vaccinated".   It appears obvious to me that something is missing in our rush to create the "vaccine".
    Two thing stand out to me.  First - I wonder why there is no testing for natural immunity and why this demographic is so ignored (except to create the vaccine)?  I will be honest in saying that this looks like a conspiracy to me - both nationally and internationally.  Because it appears that I fall into this category of natural immunity I have developed an opinion why.  I think my diet and exercise habits have an impact - but I have learned that any criticism of personal choices resulting in obesity is considered hateful (evil) in our current social climate.   And yet - being overweight may be the factor of greatest risk in this pandemic.  As a side note this would account for why the USA was hit harder (under Trump) than anywhere else?  Would we (like Dan Hodges) dare say those that are overweight are murders worthy of punishments?  I hope not!!!  Why is such hate allowed?  We all can make choices - if we make correct choices it is better for everybody - if we do not make good choices it is always to our own detriment and those that are closest to us.  It would seem that the greatest protection from bad choices by others is to make good choices for yourself.   It also seems logical to me that generally speaking - younger people are generally in better shape and bad habits have greater effects as we age.
    The second thing - is that it appears to me that there needs to be more criticism of our politics and science - not less.  I hope that after a year and a half of this pandemic that this is obvious to everybody that those in the media - especially social media - have utterly failed.  To me this failure looks a lot like a criminal conspiracy. 
     
    The Traveler
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    NeedleinA reacted to SpiritDragon in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
    I think for many this is problematic. As others have mentioned it seems entirely possible that seeking to listen to the spirit and seeking to listen to a doctor can be at odds with each other, so who to listen to? I'd choose the spirit, but on such a heated topic that may be problematic in and of itself because people may convince themselves the answer they "want" is from the spirit whether that is for or against the treatment.

    While I have had heard of some doctors giving advice to certain people not to get vaccinated, I think others will be afraid to give such counsel even if they feel it is the correct course of action. I believe it was @Vort who mentioned how doctors generally carefully follow standard of practice guidelines set forth by governing health bodies, so for one they are discouraged from thinking for themselves outside of the decided upon approved treatments that aren't always the best options available. They also need to fear losing jobs over making perfectly reasonable assessments that go outside of what the governing organizations want to push. This article shows an example of a professional being "cancelled" for daring to speak out on the topic of informed consent and vaccines https://sharylattkisson.com/2021/06/censored-pro-vaccine-doctor-francis-christian-over-covid-19-vaccine-safety-concerns/. Informed consent should be a cornerstone of any doctor/patient treatment transaction and should not be controversial. But for reasons that seem to come down to greed (power, control, money) even a fundamental principle such as this comes under attack if it could possibly stop people from lining up and rolling up sleeves. It seems to be the same reason that other treatments have to be attacked as well, because otherwise the emergency use authorization of the vaccines would be pulled and money would be lost for vaccine manufacturers:
     https://www.biznews.com/thought-leaders/2021/05/12/mailbox-ivermectin?fbclid=IwAR1wMMcth7nZ2pZcc_V2NaLt4BFamAIcclnMPQs-51kMV_O95mmyZNbzyhM (just one example)
     
    So the problem comes down to not really feeling great about putting trust in the arm of flesh when so much of the medical-industrial complex and the bought off media continue to push narratives in one direction only while censoring and grasping for any reason to naysay anything that goes contrary to that narrative regardless of what evidence shows. And even there, an appeal to "science" is really convoluted as a stand alone argument because it still comes to a religious belief in what "science" is valid science and what is not. Take nutrition for instance, It seems clear to me that a close to fully whole food plant-based diet is closest to the word of wisdom and best for overall health and there are many experts who would agree with me with plenty of data to back it up. However, in religious fashion there are also many low-carb believers who also have what appears to be evidence on their side (I personally don't think it's great evidence, but many of them do) Both sides can get into big arguments over why the other's science is wrong and using cherry-picked data. 
     
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from LDSGator in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
    Try as they may, they'll never fit into polite society.

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    NeedleinA got a reaction from Vort in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
    I'm going to Photoshop your suggestions in the picture,  but first I have to find the perfect caption for my creation.

    Option 1: "Trust the science" says the party who thinks men can have babies.
    OR
    Option 2: If you've been vaccinated, please stay six feet away from me and wear a mask.
    We're all in this together.
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    NeedleinA reacted to SpiritDragon in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
    Naturally, it's the Ministry of Truth and the thought police...

    A reasonable person voicing reasonable concerns about the only treatment we're supposed to know about and want is intolerable and must be censored.
     
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    NeedleinA reacted to Traveler in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
    A lot of my attitudes changed when I researched an article on archeological evidence of the Book of Mormon.  I started with the references in the article.  My research lasted about 5 years.  I discovered two trends.  The first I will call circle references.  This is where an assumption is made based on a reference - but when I traced down the initial reference that paper (or article) made its conclusions based on another reference.  After checking each reference for an original source, I found myself circling back to an article written by the initial author - in essence quoting themselves indirectly through others of the exact same opinion and through the entire cycling back there was no original source material or data.
    The second trend was to misquote the referenced source.  The referenced source in this case does include the subject but the referenced source data does not support the premise of the referencing article.  I was very disappointed that this was done by my fellow LDS but I was soon to discover that such tactics is very common and I will add that I discovered these trends before the advent of the internet that has perfected these two trends to a whole new level.
    I have also discovered other elements necessary to be known whenever one is doing research (fact checking).  That is to find out who is overseeing and publishing the information and where is the funding coming from for the research.  I was doing research on the AIDs virus when I discovered that much of the research used by the CDC in reference to AIDs was funded by Big Pharma and without government oversite.  I had thought that the CDC was government run meaning dependent on government subsidies and not beholding to private interests.
    In short, my friend @LDSGator it would seem that I have gone completely the opposite direction to your journey.  I use to believe conspiracy buffs were kind of nut cases trying to swim in the deep end and not knowing what they were doing.  I have come to a very different conclusion.  If money and the government are somehow involved in any information; there is no chance that there is not a conspiracy involved in it.  The conspiracy buffs may be way off track (as per the UFO and extra terrestrials) but something is being covered up and hidden from the public - and that by definition is a conspiracy.
     
    The Traveler
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    NeedleinA reacted to LDSGator in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
    This joke would be funnier if he had an oxygen tank and needed help going to the restroom. 
     
    😉
     
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from LDSGator in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
    Try as they may, they'll never fit into polite society.

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    NeedleinA reacted to Vort in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
    This is right in line with CDC guidelines for possible COVID vaccine side effects:
    Common side effect include:
    Pain Redness Swelling Tiredness Headache Muscle pain Chills Fever Nausea Nosebleeds Fever Nighmares Tooth loss Projectile vomiting Halitosis Baldness Insanity Temporary or permanent sex change Death Boils Blains Spousal abandonment Genetic changes to descendancy Looks like your symptoms are well within expectations.
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from mirkwood in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
    Don't ask questions @Traveler.
    Questions lead others to doubt. Asking questions is a form of misinformation. Misinformation will get you banned on all social media platforms.
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki:
    Of course... the real question...'who' actually wields the power to decide what is misinformation and what is not?
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    NeedleinA reacted to Traveler in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
    When I had COVID I had no symptoms.  It would be nice to know how many positive cases of COVID had no symptoms and the demographics.  I am not sure if there is even an effort to gather this data - when I ask the professions that were contacting me during my quarantine - none were able to answer my questions.   I am of the opinion that the high risk demographics are too broad.  For example, I am 75 and thus are considered a high risk but I am not overweight.  Overweight may be much more important than advertised. I do not believe we are getting the full range of what is actually known about COVID.  Also in my research I discovered that COVID kills it host via cytokine storm - which is in essence an overaction of the immune system but I have yet to see any COVID deaths that indicate the cause of death as a cytokine storm.  I wonder if deaths are way over reported.
    There is a lot of political talk about "The Science" but very little data published and explained.  But what troubles me the most is that no one can tell me why data is not made available and open to peer review and public discussion. 
     
    The Traveler
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    NeedleinA reacted to person0 in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
    I'm still in the age and health group where I'd honestly rather just risk getting COVID (assuming I haven't already).
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from SpiritDragon in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
    The CDC wants their cake and eat too, but they can't have it both ways.
    They want us to fully embrace their numbers when it comes to Covid deaths, but on the other hand completely ignore/discredit the numbers on VAERS Vaccine related deaths.
    Both stats derive their data from imperfect sources, so why are we told only to believe one and ignore the other?
    The VAERS database belongs to the CDC, but when/if the data doesn't support their narrative they want to distance themselves from it.
    The VAERS disclaimer states:

    The exact excuses (incomplete, inaccurate, coincidental, unverifiable, biases) are the same reasons their Covid death numbers can't be relied upon either (See Death Certificate post above). Again the CDC says, "We have no biases, believe us, trust us, our numbers are accurate, but only if those numbers agree with what we want them to say".
    Like my girl Padmé, I have a vote of "no confidence" in the CDC right now.

     
     
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from NeuroTypical in Taking Odds on the Election   
    Totally hear you and agree with this assessment. 
    I simply didn't read the Buzzfeed article further since that type of "Trump lies" bias is repetitive old news at this point. 
    If 'journalist' would give me something new that was biased I'd most likely read it. 
    I'm not opposed to hearing the other side, but once I've heard it, I don't need to hear it 99 more times to get the point. 👍
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    NeedleinA reacted to NeuroTypical in Taking Odds on the Election   
    Oh, you are not wrong to have a bad reaction at the transparently blinder-wearingly-one-sided bias here.   But something to consider:
    When you play golf, you think about the wind direction, and you swing to the left or right because you expect the wind will blow the ball towards the hole.  It's the same deal reading news - any news - from any source.   There is always a wind direction, the secret is to be able to tell which way the wind is blowing and adjust your information gathering appropriately.
    The buzzfeed article, for example - presents many useful facts (the hole).  The biased commentary is just the wind.  
    IMO, you do yourself a disservice when you refuse to expose yourself to known bias, just because it ain't your bias.  Because:
    - Sun Tzu's "know thy enemy" is good advice. 
    - The (probably fake) Ancient Native American wisdom to "walk a mile in a foe's moccasins" is good advice.
    - The Lord's commandment to "love thy neighbor" and "forgive thy enemy" are both much easier if you understand them.  And they're also good bits of advice.
     
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from dprh in Updates on renovations of the Salt Lake and Manti Temples   
    I've tried to figure out Eve's leg in the past. Best I can figure out is the following, which makes sense... BUT is nonetheless just awkward in the piece of art.

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    NeedleinA reacted to NeuroTypical in Taking Odds on the Election   
    A little more info: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/twitter-suspends-audit-accounts-trump
    I'm guessing Twitter's excuse may have been that these accounts tweeted photos of posts instead of actual posts, as a way to get around Twitter's AI.
    When did life become a chapter out of the book Neuromancer?
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from mirkwood in Taking Odds on the Election   
    Today, both official Arizona audit Twitter accounts have been suspended. 
    Suppose if you can ban a ex President, an election audit is nothing more than a minor speed bump to sweep under the rug. 

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    NeedleinA got a reaction from mirkwood in Taking Odds on the Election   
    Today, both official Arizona audit Twitter accounts have been suspended. 
    Suppose if you can ban a ex President, an election audit is nothing more than a minor speed bump to sweep under the rug. 

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    NeedleinA reacted to mordorbund in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
    Oldie but goodie.
     
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from Anddenex in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
    I'm not worried about things in the grand scheme of the eternities.
    Though I'm a good arguing buddy from time to time, and I get on my hobby horse like we all do occasionally, I'm not worried about the battles that are won by the 'other' side.
    I ultimately only care about the eternal perspective and find comfort in knowing the Savior wins the actual war.
    As much as vaccines, liberals, loss of freedoms, etc. pull me into the storm, I'll continue to do my best to focus on what matters.

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    NeedleinA got a reaction from mirkwood in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
    If 'voting' made a difference any longer in our country, you might have a point.
    IMO we are well past the 'Righteousness & Prosperity' stage of the pride cycle.
    Rather we are now simply transitioning from the 'Pride & Wickedness' stage into the 'Destruction & Suffering' stage. If my unvaccinated family and I are passed on and serving in the Spirit World,  while the mortal world is run by liberals and their champagne, I'll take it as a win.
     
    Side note: I just spent the weekend at Adam-ondi-Ahman, wonderful place. I'm 100% fine if the 2nd coming happens later today, or I'm even willing to wait until tomorrow. Just sayin.
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from mirkwood in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
    If 'voting' made a difference any longer in our country, you might have a point.
    IMO we are well past the 'Righteousness & Prosperity' stage of the pride cycle.
    Rather we are now simply transitioning from the 'Pride & Wickedness' stage into the 'Destruction & Suffering' stage. If my unvaccinated family and I are passed on and serving in the Spirit World,  while the mortal world is run by liberals and their champagne, I'll take it as a win.
     
    Side note: I just spent the weekend at Adam-ondi-Ahman, wonderful place. I'm 100% fine if the 2nd coming happens later today, or I'm even willing to wait until tomorrow. Just sayin.