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Posted in: War crimes prosecutor seeks arrest of Israeli and Hamas leaders, including Netanyahu See in context

I'm glad they included Hamas in this warrant. So now they will finally investigate and discuss what exactly happened on Oct 7, and the reasons behind that attack.

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Posted in: Slovak authorities charge 'lone wolf' with assassination attempt on the prime minister See in context

Urge people to track down his interviews and watch them. No wonder the MSM smear and label him. Hard to find candid people these days.

Yeah, but all we hear is that Fico is pro-Russian and divisive...

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Posted in: Slovak authorities charge 'lone wolf' with assassination attempt on the prime minister See in context

There should be no negotiating over a country's independence.

Ukraine stopped being independent when the US carried out a coup in 2014. Fico knows this and he was one of the few western leaders who refused to go along with the West's agenda...

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Posted in: Slovak authorities charge 'lone wolf' with assassination attempt on the prime minister See in context

Fico’s pro-Russia views

Fico is against the war, and wants the two sides to negotiate for peace. That does not make him or his views pro-Russian.

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Posted in: Teenager referred to prosecutors for using smart glasses to cheat on university entrance exam See in context

According to the university, those who provided the answers were unaware that the test questions were from actual entrance exams.

Really? I think the image provided by the glasses is very different from what would normally be sent if he was not actually taking the exam.

BTW, how did his "tutors" provide answers? During the exam, or between the two exams (hoping the questions were similar)?

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Posted in: Measures are needed to accommodate people who are suffering from long-COVID, such as proposing flexible work styles in accordance with their symptoms. See in context

Oh, now I get it. Doctors were saying their patients were faking it.

I assumed you were referring to "social and traditional media ... allowing people to spread disinformation ... trying to convince others ... people are just faking.

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Posted in: Dining out in Japan for diabetics: Tips from a Tokyo dietitian See in context

Both protein and fiber have been shown to slow the rise of one’s blood sugar after eating, leading to a more balanced glycemic response.

Yeah, fiber is helpful in reducing the insulin spike from carbs. But no need for fiber if you avoid carbs completely.

The konnyaku noodles are better (for diabetics) than regular noodles, but they don't really provide anything, other than filling your stomach.

Personally, I would go for the yaki niku with fatty meats, avoiding the rice completely and minimizing the sweet dipping sauce.

Whenever I'm in Shizuoka pref., I make an effort to go to Sawayaka!

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Posted in: Shionogi says COVID treatment did not meet endpoint in late-stage trial See in context

That might be true if immunity was achieved immediately after injection

No it does not, a vaccine recieved 1 hour before the infection means the person have one hour of advantage producing immunity

Yeah, just enough to place some selection pressure to mutate, but not enough to prevent or slow down infection or replication. Just like giving an extremely small dose of antibiotic and gradually increasing it.

Note that the variants are highly mutated in the area targeted by the vaccine....

And the area targeted by natural immunity as well, that is the point of all adaptive immunity and escape mutants,

Natural immunity targets much more than just the spike protein. But whenever they describe the mutations in the new variants, they generally (exclusively?) fall within the area targeted by the shot.

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Posted in: Measures are needed to accommodate people who are suffering from long-COVID, such as proposing flexible work styles in accordance with their symptoms. See in context

Strange, I've never read or heard anyone saying they were just faking it.

Willful ignorance do not refute the systematic downplaying antiscientific propaganda have done for sufferers of long covid,

OK, so perhaps you could provide some examples of people saying they are faking it. I'm just saying that I have looked at lots of COVID-related information and I have never noticed it. There are plenty of valid criticisms of the narrative you support, but claiming that they are faking it is not one of them.

even trying to misrepresent the acute infection as if it was not specially risky compared with other infection.

We're talking about "long COVID", and according to Queensland's chief health officer their research found COVID post-viral syndrome indistinguishable from seasonal influenza and other respiratory illnesses one year after infection. He's not saying people are not affected in the long term from the infection, just that the effects are not unique to COVID.

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Posted in: Shionogi says COVID treatment did not meet endpoint in late-stage trial See in context

By mass vaccinating during a pandemic you are encouraging the emergence of escape mutants through mutations in the area targeted by the vaccines.

Any links to scientific consensuses that agree with this supposition, or is this one of those things you made up again and expect us to accept as science?

It was proposed by Geert Vanden Bossche, a leading vaccination expert. Plus, it makes perfect sense to anyone with any understanding of immunology. Also, the outcome of the pandemic ended up supporting his warning.

Note that the variants are highly mutated in the area targeted by the vaccine....

By mass vaccinating during a pandemic you are encouraging the emergence of escape mutants through mutations in the area targeted by the vaccines

That is of course false, any immunity means an advantage

That might be true if immunity was achieved immediately after injection, which is far from what actually happens (you're only considered vaccinated 2 weeks after injection). Its like treating a bacterial infection with an extremely low antibiotic concentration and then very gradually increasing it -- perfect way to encourage escape mutants!

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Posted in: Measures are needed to accommodate people who are suffering from long-COVID, such as proposing flexible work styles in accordance with their symptoms. See in context

For every article about how dangerous and crippling covid can be on the long term there are dozens of people trying to convince others that this is false and people are just faking.

Strange, I've never read or heard anyone saying they were just faking it.

I have however heard many wondering why they was so much mention in the MSM about long COVID, but no mention about vaccine injury. Or even some saying that what people describe as long COVID is actually probably vaccine injury.

Also, according to Queensland's chief health officer, they should stop using the term "long COVID", because according to their research they found COVID post-viral syndrome indistinguishable from seasonal influenza and other respiratory illnesses one year after infection.

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Posted in: Shionogi says COVID treatment did not meet endpoint in late-stage trial See in context

That's right, the vaccines promoted the appearance of variants.

No they did not, that is a completely mistaken idea born from not understanding basic immunology, vaccines reduce the risk of variants of importance appearing, that has been known for years already.

No, actually WP is spot on. And this was predicted by Geert Vanden Bossche who warned us about mass vaccination during a pandemic, and he has an advanced understanding of immunology.

By mass vaccinating during a pandemic you are encouraging the emergence of escape mutants through mutations in the area targeted by the vaccines. That is on of the reasons why the variants have multiple mutations in the spike protein.

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Posted in: Shionogi says COVID treatment did not meet endpoint in late-stage trial See in context

A problem with Covid drug trials carried out later in the pandemic (e.g. this one and IVERMILCO study) is that they were done at a time when the virus was much milder.

In great part thanks to vaccination, and also because good treatments are already available,

Nah, it was widely acknowledged to be a milder virus, even among the unvaccinated who did not take any of those "good treatments".

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Posted in: Shionogi says COVID treatment did not meet endpoint in late-stage trial See in context

For me this is refreshing.

Props to Shionogi for taking the honest route!

Yes, such honesty in a pharma company is extremely unusual. Perhaps they realized they did not have the same level of influence on the regulators as the larger pharma companies...

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Posted in: Shionogi says COVID treatment did not meet endpoint in late-stage trial See in context

Nothing ever changes in Japan. Just the methods and the subjects but corruption drives the nation

True, but it ain't any worse than in the US, Canada, Europe...

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Posted in: Shionogi says COVID treatment did not meet endpoint in late-stage trial See in context

A problem with Covid drug trials carried out later in the pandemic (e.g. this one and IVERMILCO study) is that they were done at a time when the virus was much milder. So they need an extremely large number of participants to see any significant effect. Smaller studies cannot show any effect that is statistically significant, so they cannot that the drugs are effective. But they do not show that they are ineffective.

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Posted in: 77% of Japan's COVID-19 oral drugs set to be destroyed: estimate See in context

Problem is that such studies need tremendous funds, and those with the funds intentionally carry out those studies in such a way as to fail (low dose, starting treatment too late, and other dirty tricks).

That and similar conspiratorial arguments go out the window when even studies bankrolled by ivermectin manufacturers, launched with the goal to get ivermectin approved as a Covid treatment, failed to prove its effectiveness.

You're referring to Merck, right. Thing is, that ivermectin's patent ran out a while ago, and they had a new (expensive!) product in the pipeline, so obviously they "concluded" it was not effective.

But interestingly, Merck's new product (Molnupiravir), was terrible. I actually watched the online FDA discussion that lead to its approval. During that meeting, they described the data, consisting of two equally sized trials, the second one showing that it actually performed slightly worse than placebo! And it's toxic as ....! And yet it received an EUA!

So no, the "conspiratorial arguments" did not go out the window. In fact, at each step, these arguments are strengthened...

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Posted in: 77% of Japan's COVID-19 oral drugs set to be destroyed: estimate See in context

And no number of multi-regional, multicenter, placebo-controlled, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group studies will convince them otherwise.

Problem is that such studies need tremendous funds, and those with the funds intentionally carry out those studies in such a way as to fail (low dose, starting treatment too late, and other dirty tricks).

Also, the generic drug makers do not have the same level of influence on regulators and researchers as big pharma does.

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Posted in: 77% of Japan's COVID-19 oral drugs set to be destroyed: estimate See in context

various repurposed drugs that were already proven to be safe, effective, and very cheap.

Your favorite "repurposed drug" (whose name you don't dare to say) is only one of those three. Too bad it's the "cheap" part.

I didn't bother mentioning them because there are several, and I've mentioned them already many times. But since you're somewhat new here: ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine + azithromycin, quercetin + zinc, vitamin D...

These should all have been recommended from the very start.

Ivermectin was initially offered (off-label) by some doctors in Japan, with great success, but were soon forbidden to do so. So I ordered it online for me and my family.

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Posted in: 77% of Japan's COVID-19 oral drugs set to be destroyed: estimate See in context

Such a big waste of money. They should have made available from the very start (spring 2020) various repurposed drugs that were already proven to be safe, effective, and very cheap. Instead, they initially offered nothing, and then later stocked up on new, expensive drugs of questionable effectiveness, some of which are very toxic.

I would like to see some real journalist follow this money, Who ordered the drugs? Who benefited? What if any are the connections?

Yes! That is the only way we can prevent the same thing happening again.

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Posted in: Can yogurt reduce risk of Type 2 diabetes? See in context

For REALLY delicious yogurt, boil the milk to reduce it by about 50%, then cool it down to body temperature and add yogurt. The creamiest yogurt you've ever tasted!

Oh, sounds good, I certainly will give it a try. Thanks!

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Posted in: Can yogurt reduce risk of Type 2 diabetes? See in context

If it's real yogurt, it may have this benefit. Unfortunately most of the mass produced "yogurt" on supermarket shelves is laden with sugar and worse. Yogurt is so easy to make. Make your own and you know what's gone into it.

Yeah, I noticed in the US supermarkets, most of the yogurts have lots of sugar; and the low-fat ones advertised as "healthy" contain some pretty nasty stuff.

I agree yogurt is very easy to make, and you don't even need a yogurt maker. I've been making it for years simply using a big glass jar in a Styrofoam box filled with warm water.

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Posted in: Israel says it reopened key Gaza crossing after rocket attack but U.N. says no aid has entered See in context

Before Israel, there was a British mandate -- not a Palestinian state.

Hmmm, but interestingly, the Balfour Declaration, issued by the British government in 1917, mentions:

"His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people"

And it also mentions:

"it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine"

That part was immediately ignored...

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Posted in: Healthy teeth are wondrous and priceless – a dentist explains why and how best to protect them See in context

Yes, but a lot more care is needed because today because of the crappy food most are eating.

What evidence do you have that following a proper diet the teeth are as easily to keep for 40 years than for 80? saying that bad eating habits can affect dental health in no way refutes that even with proper diet much more hygienic care is necessary when you double the time the teeth need to be taken cared for.

I wasn't refuting your comment; I was just adding to zibala's comment:

A lot more care is available now than what was present when humans appeared on the planet.

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Posted in: Japan saw over 16,000 deaths from COVID-19 in May-Nov 2023 See in context

We were shocked to discover the elderly father of a friend was vaccinated at the end of last year. After 5 hours could no longer move and died within a month.

Wallace, do you know whether his death was officially recognized and recorded as a vaccine death?

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Posted in: Japan saw over 16,000 deaths from COVID-19 in May-Nov 2023 See in context

Go see the FLCCC site, run by actual frontline doctors who actually deal with with this disease instead of taking my word for it. Doctors who risked everything in the face of tremendous slander to actually help their patients, and who have seen the adverse effect of the experimental jabs for themselves.

Yes, it's a great site, filled with safe/effective/cheap prevention and treatment protocols developed by experts who aren't in the pocket of big pharma... so the usual crowd will of course criticize them.

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Posted in: Healthy teeth are wondrous and priceless – a dentist explains why and how best to protect them See in context

Then again, the "lifelong" furation for which the teeth are designed is much longer now than what was naturally present when humans appeared in the planet, a lot more of care is necessary to keep them healthy until 80yo than just 40.

A lot more care is available now than what was present when humans appeared on the planet.

Yes, but a lot more care is needed because today because of the crappy food most are eating.

Also, the low average lifespan early humans had was mainly due to infant mortality. Many of them lived on to old age... with great teeth!

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Posted in: Midlife health is about more than a waist measurement. Here’s why See in context

the carnivore diet is known to come with an unhealthy excess of both unhealthy cholesterol and proteins,

It is not "known", it is just your opinion.

Plus:

https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/6/6/e010401?utm_source=TrendMD&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=BMJOp_TrendMD-1

(Lack of an association or an inverse association between low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol and mortality in the elderly: a systematic review)

And the "consensus" treatment for "high cholesterol" is statins:

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1586/17512433.2015.1011125

(Statins stimulate atherosclerosis and heart failure: pharmacological mechanisms)

No, I consider an institution captured if the experts in them are forced to promote their funders.

Something you have provided no evidence happens anywhere,

I provided one recent example above:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2024/apr/18/splenda-diabetes-lawsuit

(The American Diabetes Association fired a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified diabetes care and education specialist with 16 years of experience in the field of medical nutrition therapy, because she refused to promote certain recipes like a cucumber and onion salad made with a third of a cup of Splenda granulated artificial sweetener. Splenda gave more than $1m to the ADA in 2022!)

And I've provided several other examples over the past few years related to the pandemic...

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Posted in: Midlife health is about more than a waist measurement. Here’s why See in context

Also, the diets recommended by the captured institutes don't work

When the only argument you have to consider an institution "captured" is that they conclude something you don't want to accept you make it clear the problem is on your side, not on the world's consensus.

No, I consider an institution captured if the experts in them are forced to promote their funders. These captured institutes or individuals generally promote any expensive, risky, new product regardless of how useless it is; while disparaging any cheap and safe diet, supplement, or repurposed drug, regardless of how safe and effective it is.

Following the "consensus" from such institutes or individuals will almost guarantee going down the wrong path...

instead of truly following the path of real science and common sense...

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Posted in: Midlife health is about more than a waist measurement. Here’s why See in context

As already explained, the recommended carnivore diet is high fat, not high protein. Although some get 30% of their calories from protein, getting only about 20% of the calories from protein is recommended for added benefits.

According to your mouse study:

By designing specific diets modified in protein and leucine content representative of the intake in the general population, we confirm this threshold effect in mouse models and find ingestion of protein in excess of ∼22% of dietary energy requirements drives atherosclerosis in male mice.

So the recommended high fat carnivore diet is lower in protein than the threshold level observed in mice...

Meat provides all the nutrients we need

In a much less healthy way that diets that are actually recommended for people to lose weight.

Still no evidence carnivore is less healthy. Plenty of evidence carnivore is more healthy.

Also, the diets recommended by the captured institutes don't work. That's why obesity remains so rampant and people rely on drugs that are very risky and cause reduced lean body mass.

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