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I know we disagree on the topic of abortion. However, consider that once a political party not only endorses, but celebrates (shout your abortion) the murder of the most vulnerable in our society, it is clear that they will sacrifice children of any age for power and control.

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Thank you for this, Alex. I spend some portion of every day wondering if I am possibly crazy - thinking there is something for sure that I've missed, that I'm not understanding - when I watch my friends post pictures of their kids getting this jab. I know they love their kids. I try to explain and justify why they're making this decision, even as people challenge my attempt to understand them -- sometimes harshly. And you know what? I'm reconciling myself with the fact that they may need to be judged harshly. For not opening their eyes to this information. For not seeing that other nations are doing the EXACT opposite of what they're doing. That maybe there is a sickness much more serious than Covid that would motivate them not only to give this to their 5 year olds unnecessarily but then to broadcast across their social media feeds to show their virtue. Thanks for what sometimes feels like my only toehold in reality!

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Just this morning.

Neighbor (really smart and kind): I wish you would get a vaccine so we could have you over for lunch every week the way we used to. We really miss you!

Me: Ah, well. Maybe in due time.

N: Grandson 1 is getting his first dose tomorrow, but grandson 2 is only three.

M: Oh.

M [inside]: Oh, Noooooooo!

Another 40,000 of them every day.

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Exactly. The heart injury from the COVID vaccines is not rare. It is to be expected to some degree or another in everyone who gets the COVID vaccines, and would be unlikely to avoid. Here's why: https://colleenhuber.substack.com/p/is-it-possible-to-avoid-heart-damage

The people you know who complain of more fatigue post-vaccination likely have some degree of this damage. The athletes who are now collapsing during games, of course.

Somebody please prove me wrong before children are injected.

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Today is one of those days where I have no hope for humanity. My child's school has a parent Facebook page. One post was celebrating the federal judge who overturned Governor Abbott's mask ban in schools. 43 parents so far have 'liked' this. Another post is from a common poster who seems to be really loving and actively involved in her children's lives. She suggested that other parents participate in the 6 months to 5 year old Moderna vaccine study and bragged about how her older two kids had participated in the 5-11 year old study. The fact that no one has called her out and rather 4 parents have 'liked' this post is... insane (which doesn't even seem an adequate description). Who are these parents who would ever offer their child(ren)'s body like that? How are they so uninformed? This is all so intellectually painful.

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Imagine that - a country that isn't as willing to sacrifice their children to the Covidian gods.

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We need some kind of revolution.

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Friend of a friend's 18 year old is in the hospital (not heart, but systemic inflammation, he can barely stay awake and high fever) after 2nd Pfizer shot. I wondered why he got it at this point and it was because in order to do an in person visit to a university he was looking at (UNC Chapel Hill ironically enough) he had to get the vaccine. I just don't even know what to say to the lunatics in my town anymore. Friend from college stopped by on Sunday and announced they were taking their three boys to get their first dose on Monday and I just nodded because what can you say. I was thinking about trying to slip into conversations "are you sure your child hasn't had Covid already" but I think most honestly believe vaccine immunity is superior.

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When the U.S. Surgeon General lies about the risk to children, medical science takes a back seat to political science.

He’s not a doctor. He’s a bureaucrat, who hopes you’re too lazy or dumb to find out the truth.

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Thalidomide seemed like a great thing, too.

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And yet over a million young children have already been vaccinated in our crazy country.

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It's simple. The hearts of the Taiwanese children are obviously different than those of American kids (sarcasm).

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We are friends with a neighbor couple whose daughter goes to school with our son, both 7 years old. I overheard that their daughter is thrilled that she’s getting vaxxed on Monday. Part of me feels like if I don’t warn them that I bear some responsibility for the coming health problems she will suffer, but at the same time recognize saying anything to her patents would be rebuffed and probably damage our friendship. Damned if you do damned if you don’t.

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Powerful stuff. What's so frustrating, as the father of a teen about to head to college, is that "they" make life so ****ing hard for anybody who isn't vaccinated, that it becomes easier for the young adult just to get the shot, rather than have to hope for accommodations, be shut out of much social/cultural activities (hoping for college in a pretty blue area -- great school, but very, very blue & scared part of the country), lose out on internships, and so much more. He's even had the real thing (like a mild cold) & has immunity. NO reason to get vaxxed, except that "it makes life so much easier." Which is real. And at 18, we're all invincible & willing to take a "1 in 3000" risk.

Worst of all, the J&J isn't actually available within hundreds of miles of us. So two shots of mRNA garbage or else fly somewhere far away to get the less dangerous garbage. Which we may have to do for him before long.

Healthy Skeptic has a great piece today on the rational way forward, reprinted at PowerLineBlog: https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2021/11/kevin-roche-time-to-get-on.php

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A colleague I spoke with recently appeared to be looking forward to her grandson turning five so he could be given the vaccine.

I said nothing. What's to be said?

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One of the, if not, worst outcomes of Covid mania has been the ruthless attack on childhood. I know it's difficult to imagine for those without kids but what the lockdowns have actually exposed is the true nature and vision for the future that the powers that be are attempting to install. Risking our children's mental and physical well being for the illusion of safety for grandma or ourselves(spoiler alert those shouting for you to be vaxxed to protect others are really scared for themselves, just masking it in virtue) will be something this younger generation never forgives us for. And they shouldn't. It is encouraging that some nations still value their youth, as they are the future.

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