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    NeedleinA got a reaction from mirkwood in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
    Anyone notice how the influenza numbers have pretty much been non-existent ever since the start of Covid? Why is this?
    The CDC is now telling testing sites to stop using the rapid PCR test to detect Covid and begin switching to an alternative test that can distinguish between Covid vs. the flu: 
     
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    NeedleinA reacted to Colirio in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
    I agree with everything you said in your whole post, but wanted to use this one statement to make a point. 
     
    To clarify my point, I am not arguing for or against vaccinations, but my point is simply that these issues are not as cut and dried or as definitive as we might believe. Again, WE are not the ones testing, doing the research in a lab, or gathering the data to report. Instead this information changes hands multiple times and then is parroted, slanted, skewed and even stifled by the time it reaches the public. 
     
    This point you made is absolutely valid. The difficulty is in HOW to state the death with absolution. I will give a personal example to illustrate. 
     
    My father’s cousin and cousin’s wife both caught COVID-19 and both went to the hospital last year. They were both in their 70’s. My father’s cousin’s wife was sent home the same day, but he was not. He passed away a few days later. He had pre-existing breathing problems. 
     
    So, how should the hospital report his death? He clearly had pre-existing breathing problems. He technically passed away from those breathing problems. But would those problems have been so exacerbated to the point of death without having caught COVID? So, the hospital called it a COVID related death. (Right or wrong, this is what they did.) 
     
    So, hypothetically, how would the news media cover this story? Some news agencies might report it how the hospital did and call it a COVID related death. Some might have reported that he died of breathing complications/old age. Some might have reported that half of all the people in this story (two) died of COVID. 
     
    So, which hypothetical news agency reported it correctly? Well, they all did in a way. And they reported it according to the political narrative they wanted to push. And when we, the hypothetical news consumers, watch these reports we come here to discuss and even argue about it. 
     

    So, what is my point? My point is that there is no definitive authority except God on this issue due to the nuances of thousands (millions?) of individual cases and circumstances. And this is what happens with every single issue that becomes political, from the “science” of climate change to the evils/virtues of capitalism. So, when I hear the numbers, see the graphs, and hear the explanations of these statistics being reported, I can’t help but roll my eyes at the “definitive” conclusions being reached based on third, fourth, and fifth hand information that is presented. Especially considering the amount of silencing/cancelling of information we are experiencing and how heavily it skews our perceptions. 
     
    President Nelson - “If we are to have any hope of sifting through the myriad of voices and the philosophies of men that attack truth, we must learn to receive revelation.” 
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    NeedleinA reacted to Anddenex in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
    We agree on this. I'm not anti-vaccination and I am also not pro-vaccination. I am solely against exploits to try to make something appear more successful than it really is. I have shared this before (please note I am not referencing you in this -- want to make that clear) regarding the intellectual dishonesty from our medical professionals. If there were more honesty and less specious explanations, less dictator issues, etc... we would already be moving past this. Let me clarify once more:
    1) In the beginning with Covid we know the a lot of people (if not the majority) were dying of heart attacks, cancer, diabetes, or some form of pre-existing condition. All these deaths were counted as a Covid death. This resulted in fear mongering and inflated death reports from Covid. Now look at this from the Texas article with regards to the vaccinations deaths:
    "The agency said nearly 75% of the 43 vaccinated people who died were fighting a serious underlying condition, such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer or chronic lung disease."
    Notice how they seek now to use "underlying conditions" as a way to say the vaccination is working, these people were dying anyway from a pre-existing condition. Where as in the beginning of Covid it was exactly the opposite. This is specious information coming from medical professionals.
    2) Numbers can be manipulated to specify what an organization or entity wants them to mean. Thus my questions. How do they know that any of the vaccinated people are doing better because they are vaccinated? These vaccinated people could have survived anyway. If they would have survived anyway -- without a vaccination -- then it doesn't support the argument. Can you prove that these people who were vaccinated would have died if they weren't? If not, then there leaves a big hole in the argument for vaccination.
    3) This is the type of assumption I have a hard time with, "COVID would probably take half or more, and kill a percentage of everyone else, more of the older, fewer of the younger." If we take the Spanish Flu as a example, it should have killed a heck of a lot more people then, but it didn't. With no vaccination.
    4) I have shared this before, my whole family received the flu vaccine, except me, and I was the only one that didn't get the flu. When my family received the flu vaccine it was the worst flu case to go through my house. My wife was down for three days. My children were down for three days. I was down 0 days. Am I against my family receiving vaccines -- heavens no. It is their choice.
    Understand, I'm not arguing against the validity of vaccines. I'm arguing against supporting arguments. I'm all for people with high risk voluntarily receiving the vaccine. There are talks of forcing children to receive the vaccine who are nearly immune to the virus (if you are nearly immune the vaccine won't help, it is a placebo). This is where I argue against vaccines, especially when statistics which have major loop holes, are used to force something upon someone.
     
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from Colirio in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
    Anyone notice how the influenza numbers have pretty much been non-existent ever since the start of Covid? Why is this?
    The CDC is now telling testing sites to stop using the rapid PCR test to detect Covid and begin switching to an alternative test that can distinguish between Covid vs. the flu: 
     
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from Anddenex in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
    Anyone notice how the influenza numbers have pretty much been non-existent ever since the start of Covid? Why is this?
    The CDC is now telling testing sites to stop using the rapid PCR test to detect Covid and begin switching to an alternative test that can distinguish between Covid vs. the flu: 
     
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    NeedleinA reacted to Vort in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
    Well, that pretty much eviscerates my argument.
    I will answer this if you will first tell me what I wrote, anywhere, at any time in this or any other discussion, that indicates that I think vaccines in general or the COVID vaccines specifically are not effective.
    PS You also have to tell me why you think that what I wrote means I think vaccines are not effective.
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    NeedleinA reacted to mirkwood in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
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    NeedleinA reacted to Vort in Is this a glitch in the Matrix?   
    I noticed a similar thing a few weeks ago. It's easily explained by assuming a massive conspiracy, so I've taken that route.
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    NeedleinA reacted to Anddenex in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
    This is in part why I am always concerned when anyone starts throwing numbers without more information provided. If you look at New Jersey and the age groups who have received the vaccine the vaccinated in comparison to death rate is what Facebook fact checkers would call missing context.
    1) The age groups that have shown to be more immune to the virus add up to 2,358,386 (more than half) of the vaccines received. This tells me the percentage is skewed and isn't accurate because you have age groups that is already showing that if they receive Covid they will survive anyway.
    2) The death for unvaccinated individuals is reporting the number of deaths since Covid pandemic started, which we know many have died with pre-existing conditions. Once again skews the Covid death percentage provided because these people actually were dying of something else.
    3) With over a year, humans have already shown to be resilient as time passes with a virus. The easiest example is the Spanish Flu. With no vaccine the rate of death decreased, and the Spanish Flu was much more severe to humans (of all ages and health) than Covid (there were no arguments of having pre-existing conditions with the Spanish Flu. It took the healthy and unhealthy equally according to what I have read about it.). So, how do these numbers reflect the natural immunity that builds within the human species? According to every thing I read and hear about the Spanish Flu should have never ceased with the way people talk about Covid. So, when we say only 50 died, is that a direct result of the vaccine, or is there more to it? I am going to say there is more to it then just being vaccinated. The Spanish Flu and the natural herd immunity seems to give evidence to this.
    Caveat. I was hoping to find the actual death statistics broken down by age groups for New Jersey. I couldn't find anything that would specify the deaths by age of the 26k given.
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    NeedleinA reacted to NeuroTypical in Landlords Still Cannot Legally Evict Those Who Do Not Pay Rent   
    Just be careful. Colorado used to be a heck of a lot more red than it is now. Now look at us.
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from Anddenex in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
    Like Orr, Fauci is a rock star to many and a scientific demi-god to some.
    More and more Covid-19 looks to have come from the Wuhan Lab in China, the same lab Fauci helped fund.
    Rather than the Covid savior the media wishes him to be, he more likely played a role as the harbinger of death.
    The walls are closing down on him as his gain of function 'scheme' has more and more light cast upon it each day.
    Fauci has a deep vested interest to cover his own butt at this point.
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from Traveler in Landlords Still Cannot Legally Evict Those Who Do Not Pay Rent   
    About 8 months ago our home was in $550k range, now see it valued at around $700k.
    Makes me wish we would have had two homes. One to stay in and one we could be selling right now like @Traveler.
    Fact of the matter, even though our house is much higher, no point selling because we would be buying at equally high costs too.
    So... we do nothing and watch the frenzy before us. Homes under the $300k mark sell in about 1 day and with multiple offers.
    We are a Red state.
    Everyone is welcome here, just don't bring your blue state politics with you.
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    NeedleinA reacted to SpiritDragon in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
    Simply to showcase that concerns aren't unreasonable based on numbers people see I am sharing the following. I don't know what to make of the contrast of these numbers with what @NeuroTypical has presented for New Jersey, but Massachusetts appears to be telling a different story. Perhaps they have different metrics for collecting numbers, or different vaccines or dominant covid strains? I don't have the answers right now, but I totally understand people not simply buying into the narrative of vaccines are safe and effective when we get these kinds of conflicting results and one side tends to be censored so as not to alert the population of the concerns and failures.
    Based on the numbers presented by NT clearly vaccines appear to be making a huge difference in NJ and I wouldn't fault anyone for wanting to ascertain that protection. On the flip side we have numbers like this out of Massachusetts (Cued to the sound of the Beegees  :
    https://usafacts.org/visualizations/covid-vaccine-tracker-states/state/massachusetts
    https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/30/cdc-study-shows-74percent-of-people-infected-in-massachusetts-covid-outbreak-were-fully-vaccinated.html
    What we are seeing here is that in a population with around 72% who have one dose of vaccine at least and 64% are fully vaccinated, that same 64% who are fully vaccinated are making up 74-75% of the new covid cases. Of interest:
    With asymptomatic breakthrough infections being likely to be underreported that means almost certainly the actual percentage of cases is even higher still among the vaccinated than the unvaccinated. At the very least, one would hope to see that the new case percentage was lower than the vaccinated percentage in the population as this would still indicate protection, but this paints the picture of the vaccine being a statistical wash at best for preventing disease (and the spread of it as the vaccinated are still contagious to others)  and at worst making people more vulnerable to infection than they would be if not vaccinated because the documented percentage of new cases is 10% higher among the vaccinated population than it should be without intervention. Perhaps it's a statistical anomaly, but it is understandably concerning to those who would take a more cautious approach to injecting foreign matter into their bodies that haven't been fully vetted.

    Ahh but it's really just the serious cases we care about... 
    In this case, 80% of those being admitted to hospital were fully vaccinated (I'm curious if the other one was partially vaccinated or unvaccinated, but I don't see that info). This matches pretty closely with what would be expected from 3/4 of the cases had nothing been done. Now I can't explain the differences in what's going on in Massachusetts compared to New Jersey, but I think it's worth being aware of different data sets that people are seeing and clearly formulating opinions of which are better based on preconceived biases, which is human nature. 
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    NeedleinA reacted to Just_A_Guy in Landlords Still Cannot Legally Evict Those Who Do Not Pay Rent   
    You know, Just_A_Girl and I often toyed with the idea of getting a rental property to augment our income and as a savings vehicle; but after what I’ve seen the last year and a half—not a chance in Hades.  I shudder to think how many small-time landlords have been absolutely ruined by being compelled to keep up mortgage payments on properties that they aren’t allowed to collect money on.
    Do you like the housing shortage?  This is how you get more housing shortage.
    The really irritating thing is that many will call this a “market failure”, when in fact it’s a “kleptocracy failure”.
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    NeedleinA reacted to NeuroTypical in Landlords Still Cannot Legally Evict Those Who Do Not Pay Rent   
    From Charles Cooke: the CDC moratorium, which has no constitutional or statutory basis — and which has been rejected by the highest court in the country — isn’t a law. Among those who can safely ignore the moratorium are everyone: landlords, collection agencies, the police, state legislatures, governors, the media — everyone.
    There are, of course, an enormous number of laws that Americans do have to follow, but this isn’t among them, because unlike those laws, this isn’t a law. It doesn’t count. It isn’t authentic. It has no force. It’s a dead letter. At best, it’s a wish; at worst it’s theater; but what it is most certainly not is — yes, that’s right — a law (National Review).
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    NeedleinA reacted to Still_Small_Voice in Landlords Still Cannot Legally Evict Those Who Do Not Pay Rent   
    August 4th 2021 -- By Jen Golotko
    Fox News host Laura Ingraham slammed the Biden administration and Democrats for blatantly violating the Constitution by having the Center for Disease Control extend the eviction moratorium, Wednesday night on the "Ingraham Angle."
    "This week Joe Biden and his party erased all doubt as to whether they actually respect our Constitution, the Supreme Court’s authority, and the principle of separation of powers. Well, the short answer, they couldn’t care less. President Biden defied a clear directive from the Supreme Court on the question of whether the administration’s COVID eviction moratorium was unconstitutional."
    Ingraham accused the president of being so scared of the "Squad" that he was willing to violate the Constitution. Biden even admitted that several constitutional scholars said the move wouldn't pass muster.
    "On grounds that ‘several key scholars’ think it could survive constitutional muster. Is that the new standard for Democrats?  Several scholars can actually trump the Supreme Court? Really? I must have missed that in law school."
    The Center for Disease Control enacted moratorium will apply to 90% of rental properties in the United States, to which Ingraham said, "This is flagrant lawlessness and it’s brought us to a moment of real peril in this country. All because Democrats, again, are terrified of saying no to the Squad."
    Read more at:  https://www.foxnews.com/media/ingraham-democrats-terrified-squad
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    NeedleinA reacted to NeuroTypical in Utah Gasoline Prices Are Ridiculous   
    Don't eat Tide Pods, kids.
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    NeedleinA reacted to Still_Small_Voice in Utah Gasoline Prices Are Ridiculous   
    The problem with that list LDSGator is who consumes 5 gallons of Tide or Coca-Cola every four to five days?  That is quite normal for many people to use that many gallons of gasoline in that time frame.  Gasoline prices were around $2.25 per gallon in December 2020.  Prices are close to 70% higher than they were about seven months ago presently.
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    A man in spandex, a woman he does not make.
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    As our resident officer @mirkwood would say.... "This ^^^^ times a million". 
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    NeedleinA reacted to mirkwood in BYU Hawaii - vaccine required   
    "There is no 'conspiracy theory' in the Book of Mormon. It is a conspiracy fact." (Ezra Taft Benson)
     
     
    From the Introduction of the Book of Mormon:
     
     
    From President Ezra Taft Benson in a General Conference address:
     
     
    When the Book of Mormon was abridged, Mormon took those things he thought/was inspired, as most profitable to us.  This includes the book of Ether.    The heading for Ether 8:    
    The chapter tells us the story of Akish and his rise to power using murder and Secret Combinations.
     
    Moroni proceeds to tell us about the horrors of Secret Combinations.  In verses 23-26 he is speaking to us.  The modern church members.  Take particular note of verse 24.
     
     
    From the Introduction of the Book of Mormon:       From President Ezra Taft Benson in a General Conference address:    
        When the Book of Mormon was abridged, Mormon took those things he thought/was inspired, as most profitable to us.  This includes the book of Ether.    The heading for Ether 8:    
    The chapter tells us the story of Akish and his rise to power using murder and Secret Combinations.
     
    Moroni proceeds to tell us about the horrors of Secret Combinations.  In verses 23-26 he is speaking to us.  The modern church members.  Take particular note of verse 24.
     
     
     
    It dumbfounds me the lengths members of the LDS church will go to write off the dangers of modern SC's in our world.