NeedleinA

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    NeedleinA got a reaction from clbent04 in Where Are All the White-American NBA Superstars?   
    Fun FYI:
    Interesting documentary you might enjoy: 'Generation Iron 3'. Currently on Netflix if you have it. Goes into Body building around the world, specifically in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. 
    The pinnacle of body building is the Mr. Olympia. The 2020 winner was Mamdouh Mohammed Hassan Elssbiay (lower center pic) from Egypt. Past winners have been from Lebanon and Cuba. 6 of the last 10 winners were Black.  Fun fact, the first winner ever was Larry Scott a member of the Church. 


     
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from mirkwood in Queer Mormon Theology Book?   
    Sure. 
    Look at the author, who is she and what are some of the things she actually stands for? Are they in harmony with the gospel and are they going to draw readers closer or further to the Savior and his Church?
    Some already dangerous and inharmonious opinions from the author:
    and 
    If people are willing to voluntarily consume her content, then they shouldn't be surprised when they eventually find themselves with damaged testimonies. 
    This is a "You are what you eat" concept. 
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from Anddenex in Where Are All the White-American NBA Superstars?   
    Clearly it was the 'shoes'. 
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from Anddenex in Where Are All the White-American NBA Superstars?   
    Fun FYI:
    Interesting documentary you might enjoy: 'Generation Iron 3'. Currently on Netflix if you have it. Goes into Body building around the world, specifically in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. 
    The pinnacle of body building is the Mr. Olympia. The 2020 winner was Mamdouh Mohammed Hassan Elssbiay (lower center pic) from Egypt. Past winners have been from Lebanon and Cuba. 6 of the last 10 winners were Black.  Fun fact, the first winner ever was Larry Scott a member of the Church. 


     
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    NeedleinA reacted to Anddenex in Where Are All the White-American NBA Superstars?   
    It makes sense to me having seen a lot of different types of players, and at the same size the average Black person I played against were always more athletic than their Caucasian counterparts. I am speaking averages not your elite few.  The easiest example is jumping. On average if you take a Caucasian male who is 6'3" and a Black male who is 6'3" both playing the same sport. It is most likely the Caucasian is not able to dunk, or barely can dunk. The average Black male at 6'3" put the average Caucasian male to shame with jumping. Understand, at 5'9" in high school I was able to grab rim two hands, so I could jump, and at my high school we had a Black male who was 5'8" who could do a 360 and dunk. He was dunking in middle school (7th grade) at 5'5". I have never seen any other race have such an ability.
    Both. If they have the genetics but not the willingness to hone their craft they won't perform. But if they have the genetics and hone their craft they have better performance than their counterparts. Example is Shaq. If I am remembering correctly, it was someone who saw the talent in Shaq, which made him believe it was possible. Due to this he began to hone his skills for a big man.
    They dominate because probably 90% that play hockey are Caucasian. Look at the Olympics with running from America. We know we have Caucasian runners who compete but how many have gone to the Olympics? Why is the short speed race dominated by Black males? We know the Olympic runners are training, working hard, and doing all they can to compete, but the race that dominates are Black males.
    Here is a good example: At a 2010 meet, Lemaitre became the first white European or American to run 100 meters under 10 seconds. How many Black male runners have run the 100 meter in under 10 seconds? That is both training and genetics, or as Carl Lewis said -- which I partly agree with -- “The blacks, physically, are made better.” —Carl Lewis, nine-time Olympic gold medal winner in track and field.
    Professional body building champions is all genetics and hard work (and some steroids for some 😉 ). Genetics plays a role as to body makeup. What the chest looks like. How the chest develops and what shape. Biceps shape. Tricep shape. Back shape. My best friend in high school had one of the best tricep shapes I have ever seen. I was jealous. His genetic makeup, shape of muscles and tone, were better than mine. If we trained together, lifted weights together for competition. No matter how hard I would try I wouldn't beat him because of the genetics handed to him. His muscle definition and shape I wouldn't be able to compete against.
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from Just_A_Guy in Queer Mormon Theology Book?   
    I am very concerned about it, and have been - sorry I didn't expressly say... I think that book and it bleeding into the Church is a bunch of horse crap, it is.
    I am saddened by it all and by those woke members especially in leadership. 
    You may have missed the Queer sister thread from about 3 months ago... many of us expressed our concerns then, this thread is just another example of the turd brownies we are being fed lately.
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from person0 in Queer Mormon Theology Book?   
    I am very concerned about it, and have been - sorry I didn't expressly say... I think that book and it bleeding into the Church is a bunch of horse crap, it is.
    I am saddened by it all and by those woke members especially in leadership. 
    You may have missed the Queer sister thread from about 3 months ago... many of us expressed our concerns then, this thread is just another example of the turd brownies we are being fed lately.
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    NeedleinA got a reaction from NeuroTypical in Queer Mormon Theology Book?   
    Sure. 
    Look at the author, who is she and what are some of the things she actually stands for? Are they in harmony with the gospel and are they going to draw readers closer or further to the Savior and his Church?
    Some already dangerous and inharmonious opinions from the author:
    and 
    If people are willing to voluntarily consume her content, then they shouldn't be surprised when they eventually find themselves with damaged testimonies. 
    This is a "You are what you eat" concept. 
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    NeedleinA reacted to mirkwood in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
    *sigh*
     
    This is wrong on either side of any issue.
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    NeedleinA reacted to Traveler in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
    His efforts over the last decade may be responsible for the loss of lives due to COVID.  This virus is not new to the Dr.  There was a reason the Dr. was deeply involved in the study of the virus from the beginning and why the Obama administration cancelled the study in the USA.  Do you know why the Dr. facilitated moving the study of this particular virus to China?  I don't.  I also do not understand why efforts to make the virus transmittable to humans is not gain of function.
     
    In most cases, when mistakes have been made, the greater evil results from attempts to cover up how the mistake was made.  My biggest question is why the CDC and Dr. Fauci refuse to recognize that natural immunity is better than the vaccine?  Or to even address that question.  When that question is answered - Honestly and in the full light of day and open to scientific scrutiny - I will have more faith in both.  The longer that question is ignored the less faith I have that they are not involved in a conspiracy to hide something. 
     
    The Traveler
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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 NeuroTypical 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.