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https://unherd.com/thepost/the-scien...nst-facemasks/

This winter season, the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and Atlantic, among other outlets, have all published articles on the same theme. According to their advice, we should re-don masks to prevent seasonal spread of influenza, RSV, Covid-19 and run-of-the-mill colds. This seems poised to become a yearly occurrence, as with the accompanying post-holiday mandates in some schools, colleges, and elsewhere that these articles actively encourage.

However, while these articles are full of quotations from health officials and disease experts, glaringly absent is high-quality data to support claims that masking reduces spread of circulating seasonal viruses.

The reason for this omission may be that, three years into the pandemic, there are no rigorous studies showing masks to be an effective method of viral infection control. In fact the highest-quality scientific studies, randomised controlled trials (RCTs), show the opposite: that masks make little to no difference in controlling spread of influenza, SARS-CoV-2, or RSV.
 

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This is going to really affect average families. My wife and I can certainly afford the hit. We're not rich but this isn't going to really hurt us. But the majority of folks we know are not going to be able to pay this bill-------straight up, without making major adjustments to their lifestyle.

If this is going on nationwide and not just a California issue there will be serious economic reverberations/ waves affecting "discretionary" spending.
Sounds like a perfect excuse for a glorious insurrection.
Tell Gavin to run for dictator in Canada with Justin as CoDic.
 

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Newscum is certainly involved with the natural gas rate hikes. He appointed the 5 Public Utilities Commission, he has allowed these spikes to occur, because he is trying to force people to use non-existant electricity. He is now removing the tax benefits from installing solar on homes, charging every solar home a user feed for tying to the power grid, and making it illegal to remove yourself from the power grid. Yep, he'd be a fine "Little Hitler" as president of the USSR/USA. My $30 gas bill is expected to be $260 this month. Old people on social security will have only two choices. Either stay warm and not eat, or freeze to death and eat.
 

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A friend of ours is disabled and on SSI. She got a small increase in SSI the 1st. So they cut her food stamps more than what her check increase was. How are they supposed to make it?
 

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My $500 Social Security just went up to $588. In the same letter, my medicare insurance increased $29 per month, making me have a $59 increase in Social Security. Geez, I can now but 2 dozen eggs a month. I'm LIVING LARGE!
 

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My $500 Social Security just went up to $588. In the same letter, my medicare insurance increased $29 per month, making me have a $59 increase in Social Security. Geez, I can now but 2 dozen eggs a month. I'm LIVING LARGE!
Eggs are the #1 thing I'm supposed to cut back on to lower the cholesterol. I've always made myself egg dishes for breakfast on weekends and in a pinch for dinner. But last 18 pack of Large eggs I bought at Stater Brothers was $7.99. Makes it a lot easier to cut down. Yeah, I know............I got the egg white thingamabob in a carton. Yeah.........it's not horrible. But it's not EGGS either. Is it?
 

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Eggs are the #1 thing I'm supposed to cut back on to lower the cholesterol. I've always made myself egg dishes for breakfast on weekends and in a pinch for dinner. But last 18 pack of Large eggs I bought at Stater Brothers was $7.99. Makes it a lot easier to cut down. Yeah, I know............I got the egg white thingamabob in a carton. Yeah.........it's not horrible. But it's not EGGS either. Is it?
Some things just take time to get used to. I'm no health nut, but I bought a carton of artificial sweetener packets. I found that one little packet will do 3 cups of coffee if I'm careful. I just add enough so that I can tell it's there.
It didn't take long to get used to.
.........so then I pick up a box of doughnuts at the store. So much for healthy eating. 😁
 

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Do you guys remember the punk who ran over a woman and her baby (in a stroller) a couple years ago, on purpose? The judge gave him a few months of rehabilitation. Today he was walking down the street and someone shot and killed him. Oh, boo hoo
 

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Maybe he'll get an ivory coffin and people will say wonderful stories about his childhood. I join you in sadness.
.....would someone pass the mashed potatoes and butter?
 

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WTF?

Cherokee County Sheriff (North Carolina) press release

On December 12th 2022 at 11:00PM, CCSO received a call about gunshots. They arrived at 11:17 PM, and failing to make contact with the alleged shooter, they obtained a search warrant. According to the press release, and for unknown reasons, there was "potential for a hostage situation". As CCSO didn't have a tactical team, they requested the help of the Cherokee Indian Police SWAT team. Allegedly, at just before 5:00 AM, the SWAT team threw a robot equipped with lights and a camera (clearly seen on video motoring about), waking the residing couple. The man picks up the robot and proceeds to follow the SWAT orders to come outside with his hands up. When he does so unarmed and with full compliance, the SWAT team, possibly mistaking the SWAT robot in his hand for a gun, shoot the man. SWAT clears the building and pulls him out.

According to the press release, the man was charged with "communicating threats" and "resist, obstruct, delay", with more charges potentially following.
 

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I just find it funny that George Santos aka Anthony Devolder aka Anthony Zabrovsky was a drag queen & his drag name was Kitara Ravache.
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I personally don't care and have no problems with drag queens, but its interesting given the GOP's disdain for & even hatred of drag queens & trans people.
 

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