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Why are so many Californians dying?

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Covid has claimed about 105,000 lives in California since 2020.

In that same time period, 82,000 more Californians died from everything else than is typical.

Adjusted for the decline in population, that non-Covid 'excess death' figure becomes even more concerning as the state has seen its population drop to about the same as it was in 2015.

In 2015 - obviously there was no Covid - 260,000 of the then 39 million Californians died. In 2023, not including November and December, 240,000 people died not from Covid (6,000 additional people died of Covid).

Extrapolating the year-to-date figures for 2023 creates a final year-end figure of 280,000 - 20,000 more people than died in 2015. That's a non-Covid, population-neutral jump of 8%.

In other words, despite the protestations of certain officials, the state's death rate has not returned to 'pre-Covid' levels - in 2019 the year before the pandemic, 270,000 people died with a population at least 400,000 greater than today.



Chemicals that may cause cancer, infertility 'widespread' in packaged products like Cheerios: report

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Potentially dangerous levels of plastic chemicals have become "widespread" in popular grocery products including Cheerios, Coca-Cola and Gerber cereals, according to a report.

Consumer Reports, the non-profit advocacy group, tested 85 food items sold at supermarkets and by fast food chains — finding some level of plastic chemicals in 84 of them.

The chemicals, called "plasticizers" or phthalates, seep in mainly through packaging materials and can cause cancer, infertility, birth defects, obesity and other significant health problems, the report said.

The group is calling on the feds to ban the use of phthalates.

Products that had among the highest levels of plastics were Yoplait's Original Low Fat French Vanilla; Ben & Jerry's vanilla ice cream; Wendy's crispy chicken nuggets; Burger King's Whopper; General Mills' original Cheerios; Perdue ground chicken breast and Del Monte sliced peaches, according to the report.
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None of the levels exceeded US limits deemed unsafe by regulators, but scientists say any level of plastics in food can be dangerous, according to the report.


Deaths tied to 'fake Xanax' street drug are increasing

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Three twenty-somethings in Chicago took a street drug they thought was a harmless form of Xanax. All three were found collapsed and unresponsive eight hours later by one of their mothers, who had them rushed to the hospital. After multiple seizures, fever and heart damage, all three are thought to have recovered, but not before spending many days hospitalized.

According to a new report, the drug they actually took was an unapproved benzodiazepine sedative called bromazolam, with street names like "fake Xanax" and "dope." It's increasingly being distributed illicitly online or on the street, and when mixed with fentanyl, is also fueling a rising number of deaths.

Law enforcement drug seizures in the United States involving bromazolam have soared from only a handful in 2018 to more than 2,900 by 2023, according to researchers led by Dr. Paul Ehlers, a toxicologist at Cook County Hospital in Chicago.


Best of the Web: The borax conspiracy: How the arthritis cure has been stopped

You may not be able to imagine that borax, this humble insecticide and laundry detergent, has the potential of singlehandedly bringing down our entire economic system. But you do not need to worry, the danger has been recognised and the necessary steps are already being taken to defuse the situation. I will start with the basics and you will understand what I mean as the story unfolds.

Borax is a naturally occurring mineral commonly mined from dried salt lakes, and is the source of other manufactured boron compounds. The main deposits are in California and Turkey. Chemical names are sodium tetraborate decahydrate, disodium tetraborate decahydrate, or simply sodium borate. This means it contains four atoms of boron as its central feature combined with two sodium atoms and ten molecules (or sometimes less) of crystallisation water - decahydrate means 10 water molecules, pentahydrate 5, and anhydrate or anhydrous borax means no crystallisation water; chemically it is all the same.

Comment: It seems like borax is just another in the long list of natural cures that end up unfairly maligned by health agencies due to the threat they pose to the bottom line of pharmaceutical companies. While it's frustrating, it's completely unsurprising.

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Bill Gates finally tells the truth about COVID vaccine inneffectiveness, after selling BioNTech mRNA shares for 10x profit

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Bill Gates, long recognized as one of the world's foremost proponents of vaccines, raised some eyebrows at a recent talk in Australia when he admitted there are "problems" with current COVID-19 vaccines.

Speaking at Australia's Lowy Institute as part of a talk entitled "Preparing for Global Challenges: In Conversation with Bill Gates," the Microsoft founder made the following admission:

"We also need to fix the three problems of [COVID-19] vaccines. The current vaccines are not infection-blocking. They're not broad, so when new variants come up you lose protection, and they have very short duration, particularly in the people who matter, which are old people."

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New FOIA'ed data reveal NY vaccine clinics called ambulances to be "on standby"

Right before the recent Christmas holiday, I received a call from a friend and colleague named Louis Conte regarding a "contact" of his with knowledge of the inner workings of Emergency Medical Services in Westchester County, New York.

Louis's contact had been monitoring EMS dispatches in Westchester County and saw, subsequent to the jab rollout in early 2021, what he felt was a frightening number of calls from vaccine clinics or homes where general or specific "vaccine reactions" were cited as the cause of the need for an ambulance.

Last year, the contact decided to submit a FOIL (Freedom of Information Law) request — similar to a FOIA — to the Westchester County EMS (and the adjoining Dutchess County EMS) asking for a record of all calls whose transcripts mentioned either the word "vaccine" or "Covid-19 vaccine" in 2021.

Louis asked me to look at the documents. As difficult as it is at this point to further distress me with data on the toxicity and lethality of the mRNA platform, this dataset still managed to do this.

Before I review the data, let's review what we know about ambulance calls timed with the rollout of the vaccination campaign, because this issue is NOT new.

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Toxic "forever chemicals" found in common household products may promote cancer growth

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Per- and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFAS) may accelerate the progression of colorectal cancer, according to a study by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health.1 The finding could even explain why firefighters, who regularly come into contact with PFAS in firefighting foam, are also more likely to develop and die from cancer, including colorectal cancer.2

PFAS are known as "forever chemicals" because of their persistence in the environment and ability to bioaccumulate in people and wildlife. In the human body, PFAS have half-lives of two to five years.3 Due to their ability to repel oil, dirt and water, they're widely used in consumer products including nonstick cookware, stain-resistant fabric and firefighting foams.

Comment: To learn more about the toxic effects of these so-called "forever chemicals", see the following articles:


Snip or Skip? The complicated debate over circumcision

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© kairoinfo4u/FlickrA wall carving from the Tomb of Ankhmahor in Saqqara, Egypt, possibly depicting male circumcision. It’s one of the world’s oldest surgeries and remains one of the most common procedures today.
FOR YEARS, Ron Low took pride in his ability to give his wife multiple orgasms in a single sexual encounter. This was possible, in part, because his erections lasted up to an hour. By the age of 38, though, he found himself wishing he could climax sooner. After one particularly unsatisfying night with his wife, he turned to the internet, where he soon found information that persuaded him that his troubles had a clear explanation: His penis was circumcised.

"I was missing the capability to experience the sexual sensations to the fullness that nature has seemingly designed us for," Low recently told Undark in an email. In the early days of his research, he found material suggesting that circumcision affects penile sensitivity and sex. Then he discovered forums where circumcised men were discussing techniques for regrowing the foreskin.

Soon, Low was taking steps to reverse the surgery that had been performed on him as an infant — too young, he pointed out, to give informed consent.

Some men, meanwhile, have had a different journey. Lee Caddick was not circumcised as a child. He decided to get the procedure at age 48, after decades of suffering from a too-tight foreskin that made erections and sex both painful and embarrassing. Growing up in England, there had been few opportunities to talk earnestly about penises and sexual function. "I wish I had got it done earlier," he said. "It might have made a big difference in my life."

Male circumcision is one of the world's oldest surgeries and remains one of the most common procedures today. It involves the removal of all or part of the foreskin, known as the prepuce, and can be carried out at any age for religious, medical, or other reasons. Rates of the procedure vary widely by country: from 71 percent of males in the United States to 21 percent in the United Kingdom, from 92 percent in Israel to less than 1 percent in Ireland, according to a 2016 estimate.

Some religions practice infant circumcision, but in the U.S., religious reasons account for just a tiny percentage of all newborns who get circumcised. Most parents arrange for their child to have the procedure for medical reasons. The American Academy of Pediatrics, or AAP, currently states that families should be given access to the surgery, on the grounds that it may reduce the risk of acquiring certain infections. Complications are infrequent and generally minor, according to the AAP, particularly when the procedure is performed on newborns.

Yet the AAP did not issue a blanket recommendation, stating that the procedure's "health benefits are not great enough" to warrant one. In fact, claims that circumcision improves health are increasingly the subject of heated, and occasionally acrimonious, debate. When Andrew Freedman, a California-based pediatric urologist, agreed to contribute to the AAP's policy statement, a friend who had worked on the previous task force warned him against it. The topic was too fraught.

"He said, 'Don't do it. You'll get death threats.'"

The friend was not far off, Freedman said. After the policy statement was released, angry messages flooded his inbox: "Twenty thousand people sent me emails suggesting I get cancer and die," he recalled.

That anger stemmed in part from the fact that circumcision's medical benefits are not clear-cut. And for many men, being circumcised — or, for that matter, being uncircumcised — is not merely a question of medicine, but one of aesthetics, consent, bodily autonomy, and sexual pleasure.

"There's a lot of mythology around it," said Caddick, referring to circumcision's influence on sex. "You know, there are people who say their orgasms are more intense, which I think could be true. And there are other people who say you lose like 90 percent of your sensitivity." Scholarly research, it turns out, supports Caddick's impression that men's experiences with circumcision and sexual function vary widely.

"I think everybody's experience is different," he said.


Author of study used to vilify unvaxed had ties to Pfizer- New peer-reviewed research shows why the study was flawed

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, politicians, scientists and media organizations vilified unvaccinated people, blaming them for prolonging the pandemic and advocating policies that barred "the unvaccinated" from public venues, businesses and their own workplaces.

But a peer-reviewed study published last week in Cureus shows that a key April 2022 study by Fisman et al. — used to justify draconian policies segregating the unvaccinated — was based on the application of flawed mathematical risk models that offer no scientific backing for such policies.

Dr. David Fisman, a University of Toronto epidemiologist was the lead author of the April 2022 study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), which the authors said showed that unvaccinated people posed a disproportionate risk to vaccinated people.


Why do so many people hate VAERS?

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Since vaccines were first invented, governments and the medical profession have had a compulsive need to defend the products, regardless of how much they hurt people, how much they fail to work, or how unnecessary they are (e.g. because the disease in question is unlikely to ever harm people or a safe and effective treatment for it already exists).

My best guess to explain this phenomenon is that the vaccination meme is extremely appealing to the ruling class because it provides a simple solution (injecting everyone) for a complex problem (ensuring the health of the nation), and is relatively easy to implement since all it requires is a leader doubling down using the force of the state against anyone who does not comply (which leaders often default to doing for a variety of problems).

Unfortunately, since life is not that simple, this approach always falls short and requires leaders and governments who commit to it to then cut a lot of corners as problems inevitably arise. As a result, some of the recurring themes you see in the forgotten vaccine disasters include: