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  1. Choice made! https://nypost.com/2022/12/01/senate-votes-to-impose-biden-rail-deal-on-unions-avoiding-strike/
  2. No longer a "pandemic of the unvaccinated". This trend started in APril, 2022 according to the CDC. This lends credence to the concept of natural immunity being more effective than the mRNA vaccinations. But you won't see this data advertised in the MSM https://www.theepochtimes.com/health/vaccinated-people-make-up-majority-of-covid-19-mortalities-cdc-data_4895167.html?utm_source=News&src_src=News&utm_campaign=breaking-2022-12-01-1&src_cmp=breaking-2022-12-01-1&utm_medium=email&est=73hx%2BX3S73SQQGWuDMKnuDxsoJYHTUyb3KxTjYJwprSieCBBpAA4rYM0e4Rzhg%3D%3D&fbclid=IwAR2_Lt4_RNBhd2Yonu9vISHj3gHntH8uMPJr_SuglhXgEgRWu09JOjaAKaM Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that vaccinated and boosted people made up most of the COVID-19 deaths in August. Of the total 6,512 deaths recorded in August 2022, 58.6 percent of the deaths were attributed to vaccinated or boosted people, and seem to be a sign of a growing trend where vaccinated individuals are increasingly becoming the majority in COVID-19 mortalities. In January 2022, COVID-19 mortalities in the vaccinated was still the minority with 41 percent of the data related to vaccinated or boosted individuals. However, analysis of the CDC data from June and July showed over 50 percent of deaths were being reported in vaccinated individuals, with 61 and 56 percent reported respectively. “We can no longer say this is a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” Cynthia Cox, the vice-president of the Kaiser Family Foundation told the Washington Post in an article dated Nov. 23. COVID mortality data from September 2021 to August 2022 (Courtesy of the Kaiser Family Foundation) Cox, while in support of COVID-19 vaccination, gave three reasons that may explain why. One was that the majority of Americans have at least been given the primary series. Her second reason is that elderly, who have the greatest risk of dying from COVID, are also more likely to take up vaccinations. Cox’s final reason was that the potency of the vaccine will wane over time and as variants become more resistant, and therefore recommended more booster uptake. COVID-19 vaccinations has been shown to wane dramatically over the period of a few months, sometimes falling into negligible efficacy. Professor Jeffrey Townsend from Yale University, biostatistician, and lead author to a research study evaluating natural and vaccinated immunity against COVID-19, wrote in an email to The Epoch Times that at this stage in the pandemic, rather than comparing the vaccinated against the unvaccinated, it is more helpful to look at an individual’s time since last exposure instead, with exposures meaning vaccinations or infections. “Most people have had some kind of exposure, the time since last exposure, along with what the last exposure was, dictates the level of immunity and can explain most variation in susceptibility, morbidity, and mortality,” Townsend wrote. Long term studies on immunity against COVID-19 have shown that whether a person is vaccinated or infected with COVID-19, their immunity wanes over time, though research that compared natural immunity with vaccinations often showed that vaccination tend to wane at a much higher rate than that of natural infection. Some scientists also posited that mRNA vaccines may interfere with the body’s natural immune response. Since the current technology used in mRNA vaccines may “hide the mRNA from cellular defenses and promote a longer biological half-life and high production of spike protein,” according to a June 2022 paper published in Food and Chemical Toxicology. The spike protein is the main pathogenic part of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Clinicians Question ‘Pandemic of the Unvaccinated’ Narrative Internal medical physician and cardiologist Dr. Peter McCullough told The Epoch Times that the pandemic was only driven by the unvaccinated in 2020, where there were no vaccines available, and from 2021 it was mostly the vaccinated people who were dying from COVID-19. He reasoned that it is simply because the vaccine did little to control mortality. “[The CDC data] is far too late in drawing that conclusion, [the vaccinated] probably assumed the majority sometime during 2021,” said McCullough. In 2020, more than 385,000 COVID deaths were documented by the CDC, whereas in 2021, when vaccinations were rolling out, there were more than 463,000 COVID-19 deaths. By June of 2021, around 53 percent of the U.S. population had received their first dose and 44 percent were fully vaccinated. Yet there was little difference in COVID-19 mortality cases between the first half of 2021 and the second half, with over 244,000 cases (more than 50 percent of the whole year) reported from July to December. “It certainly can’t be a situation where we blame the unvaccinated for COVID deaths. And we certainly wouldn’t conclude that the vaccines made any impact on us as the majority of deaths happened during the era of vaccinations,” said McCullough. Data from other countries have also demonstrated higher rates of vaccinated patients being hospitalized with COVID as vaccination rates overall rose. As early as January 2022, hospitalization data coming out from the state of New South Wales (NSW) in Australia showed that a greater proportion of hospitalized patients were vaccinated. The vaccinated contributed to 50.3 percent of ICU presentations as compared to the 49.1 percent who were unvaccinated. NSW was the only state that continued to track and publicize the vaccine status of the people being hospitalized in Australia. It is one of the most vaccinated places; by Nov. 24, over 80 percent of people over the age of 16 received their first boosters. The most recent weekly data from NSW continued to show that the vaccinated make up the majority of COVID hospitalizations, ICU admission, and deaths. The most recent report, dated to Nov. 12, showed that unvaccinated patients contributed to 21 percent of COVID deaths, and less than 1 percent of hospitalizations and ICU admissions. However, it should be noted that there was only 24 cases of COVID deaths reported in the report, with 440 hospitalizations and 40 ICU admissions, suggestive of a decline in disease severity. Mortality data from Manitoba in Canada in the week July 31 to Aug. 6, 2022 also showed that while the boosted population made up 70 percent of all COVID mortalities, the unvaccinated contributed to less than 10 percent of deaths. This is with 43 percent of the population boosted. Reports out of the UK also showed similar findings. A report (pdf) published on March 31, 2022 showed that almost 73 percent of COVID mortalities were in boosted individuals while 10 percent were attributed to unvaccinated people. At the time, over 57 percent of the population received a booster shot and 73 percent received their primary doses. Unvaccinated Mortality Rates May Not Reflect the Whole Picture McCullough added that with the decrease in overall disease severity with Omicron, the data may not present an accurate understanding on COVID deaths. “The CDC death data has to be interpreted with caution, because they’re not adjudicated as dying of COVID. They can actually die with COVID.” The CDC’s website currently estimates that only 5 percent of COVID-19 deaths have COVID as the sole cause of deaths. Therefore, there may be cases counted as a COVID mortality even if COVID was not the primary driver for the death. McCullough gave the example that a person may be admitted to the hospital for a heart attack and test positive on the COVID test from having contracted the disease 6 months ago. This could imply that, for some deaths, “whether they’re vaccinated or unvaccinated is relatively irrelevant,” said McCullough. McCullough said that studies that assess COVID hospitalizations but do not adjudicate for COVID diseases or respiratory illnesses may also not be directly reflective on the prevalence or significance of COVID diseases. “Patients can be intermittently positive for COVID for many months after the illness. So if a patient comes in for an ankle sprain or unrelated problem, they can count it as COVID hospitalization.” McCullough also warned that hospital studies on disease outcomes between vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals often collected vaccine data that was unsynchronized with the U.S. vaccine administration record. “The hospital electronic medical records assume that the patient is unvaccinated unless the patient really makes the case that they are indeed vaccinated. Many patients who are on the ventilator are in the ICU, they can’t produce their vaccine card.” The CDC’s MMWR reports list people who were vaccinated but received their two primary shots less than 14 days before the initial infection as unvaccinated; another report wrote that unvaccinated also included people who could not be matched to the registry. SF is not anti-vax, just anti-mRNA vax. But the MSM is quick to point out just because data today shows more vaccinated people are dying with Covid than non, that's not a reason to avoid the new mRNA vaccinations......... https://www.politifact.com/article/2022/nov/30/more-deaths-among-vaccinated-americans-not-reason/ The "new" mRNA vaccinations were the forerunner to Covid, lest anyone forgets...... https://www.c-span.org/video/?465845-1/universal-flu-vaccine
  3. Sooooo, if the current Senate party counts are 48 Democrats, & 49 Republicans, & 2 Independents, how is it that the Democrats are automatically handed the majority before the Georgia Senate runoff? According to the numbers, IF Walker wins the GA runoff, the Republicans would then technically hold 50 seats to the Democrat's 48. According to my addition, that would make the Republicans the majority even with the VP's vote. Since when did "caucus" become the avenue that allows independents to actually choose a side? Especially when one of those Independent Senators ran as a Democrat for his Presidential campaign. If your an independent - be independent.
  4. Someone took my anti-depressant pills........ I hope they're happy.......
  5. Anyone else remember the Rose Garden ceremony in September? https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-reaches-tentative-agreement-with-rail-workers-strike-2022-09-15/ Delivering remarks in the White House Rose Garden, Biden called the deal a "big win for America" and promised more worker-company agreements in the future. Averting a strike helped the Democratic leader avoid fresh supply chain shortages and inflation hikes ahead of November's midterm elections. "I'm optimistic that we can do this in other fields as well," Biden said. "Unions and management can work together for the benefit of everyone." https://nypost.com/2022/11/29/biden-blew-it-railroad-workers-unions-lash-out-at-president/ Rail workers unions blasted President Biden on Monday after he pressed Congress to force the organized labor groups to accept a tentative agreement in order to avert a strike. “Joe Biden blew it,” Railroad Workers United treasurer Hugh Sawyer said in a press release hours after the president told House and Senate leaders that one of his top priorities is to stop the looming labor strike. “He had the opportunity to prove his labor-friendly pedigree to millions of workers by simply asking Congress for legislation to end the threat of a national strike on terms more favorable to workers. Sadly, he could not bring himself to advocate for a lousy handful of sick days. The Democrats and Republicans are both pawns of big business and the corporations,” Sawyer added. The White House argues that the impending strike threatens to unleash an economic nightmare on Americans before Christmas. Four out of 12 unions representing rail workers have refused to ratify a tentative agreement negotiated in September with the help of the Biden administration. POTUS is banking on nobody remembering his victory speech in September......Now he and his colleagues on the left have to make the decision to go against the unions who are not in agreement with the deal.
  6. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11481793/Bidens-non-binary-nuclear-waste-guru-claims-accidentally-picked-2-325-bag-airport.html He/She/They "Accidentally" took the suitcase from the airport in September (even though he/she didn't even check a bag on that flight) then (I guess) accidentally removed the ID tag from it and left the other person's clothes in a Minneapolis hotel. This dude(ette) "Non-Binary Drag Queen" is in a Senior position in the Department of Energy and is now charged with a theft crime. (That he/she then lied to the authorities about)
  7. The ever-charming and politically absent minded Alyssa Milano is in love with her VW EV since she turned her (formerly) politically correct Tesla due to her perception that Elon Musk is a "White Supremacist".......Conveniently overlooking the genesis of VW (ie - Hitler / Germany).... Poor girl - I'm sure she means well though....... https://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-volkswagen-nazi-origins-alyssa-milano-trades-tesla-2022-11 Elon Musk pointed to Volkswagen's Nazi links after actress Alyssa Milano said she was trading in her Tesla for a VW over "hate and white supremacy" on the platform. In a tweet on Saturday, the "Charmed" star suggested she traded in her car because of Musk, while challenging advertisers to leave the platform. "I gave back my Tesla. I bought the VW ev. I love it," Milano tweeted. "I'm not sure how advertisers can buy space on Twitter. Publicly traded company's products being pushed in alignment with hate and white supremacy doesn't seem to be a winning business model." Conservative comedians the Hodgetwins replied by pointing out that Volkswagen was "literally founded" by the Nazis, to which Musk replied with a laughing emoji and a "100" sign.
  8. You're American when you go into the bathroom, and you're American when you come out. What are you when you are IN the bathroom? Your - A - Peein......🤣
  9. Larry David may have been right all along on this one.......🤣 https://www.billoreilly.com/video/video-of-the-day?vid=912825731857123101&fbclid=IwAR2vkxcPj5GiNF76xKW3yPMejD7bE9ZbAwCNnzuFpL7qctJ03LMd0x2ynPg The now bankrupt FTX Crypto Company (founded in 2019) is embroiled in it's share of controversial issues including the founder being the 2nd largest donor to the Democrat Party Campaigns (2nd only to George Soros) and the question of how was this affiliated in any way with Ukraine, the World Economic Forum, Janet Yellen, more specifically "Why on earth was a country at war dabbling with cryptocurrency which everybody knows is shady?" https://www.foxnews.com/media/what-alleged-connection-sam-bankman-fried-ftx-democrats-ukraine https://www.themainewire.com/2022/11/sam-bankman-frieds-ftx-collapse-touches-ukraine-the-world-economic-forum-silicon-valley-and-both-sides-of-d-c/ Yeah, probably nothing to see here - Just a note from Nancy Pelosi's stock tracker.........SMH
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