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  • Schumer: "Fight Inflation By Raising Taxes" [semi-satire]

    05/01/2022 10:14:51 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 May 2022 | John Semmens
    Claiming that "the inflation we are seeing now is due to the unwarranted prosperity inflicted on the country by former President Trump's tax cuts," Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) called for "the repeal of those cuts and the implementation of additional levies as needed." "Inflation occurs when too much money is in the hands of consumers," the Senator contended. "Flush with cash they have little incentive to economize. They feel free to indulge their whims and selfish desires. Taking this money away from them via higher taxes will stifle these anti-social spending habits. With more money safely in the hands of...
  • KILLING THE YOUNG: Millennials, Gen X and Gen Z Experience Record 84% Excess Mortality in Fall of 2021, After “Vaccine” Mandates Were Rolled Out

    04/22/2022 10:38:13 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 65 replies
    Conservative Playlist ^ | April 22, 2022 | Lance D. Johnson
    In the Fall of 2021, jobs, education opportunities and entire careers were on the line, as governments, corporations, colleges, hospitals and other institutions implemented multiple vaccine mandates. These punitive, discriminatory vaccine mandates were rolled out illegally, in violation of personal beliefs and body autonomy rights. By the time these “life-saving” vaccines were forcefully rolled out, they had a REVERSE effect on mortality. From September to December 2021, the vaccine mandates rapidly increased EXCESS mortality rates for Gen X (ages 40-55), Gen Z, and Millennials (ages 25 to 40). According to mortality data from the fall of 2021, the Millennial generation...
  • If They can MAKE YOU Believe This 🤡

    04/10/2022 4:15:28 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | 4/10/22 | Odins Men
    Mainstreaming delusion on an Epic Scale is the New Normal. But Why?
  • Ubiquitous nutrients suppress appetite and promote movement (Non-essential amino acids)

    04/02/2022 8:06:19 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 11 replies
    Medical Xpress / ETH Zurich / Current Biology ^ | Apr. 1, 2022 | Fa­bio Ber­ga­min / Paulius Viskaitis et al
    Researchers show that non-essential amino acids act as appetite suppressants and promote the urge to move. A protein-rich diet can help people lose weight. Researchers have now demonstrated a new mechanism by which the building blocks of proteins curb appetite. Specifically, it involves non-essential amino acids. Of the 21 amino acids our bodies require, there are nine they are unable to produce on their own. They are called essential amino acids. Because we must obtain these through our diet, they have long been the focus of nutrition research. The other 12 amino acids are considered non-essential. The body can produce...
  • Can weekly prednisone treat obesity? (Apparently “yes”)

    04/02/2022 3:51:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 20 replies
    Medical Xpress / Journal of Experimental Medicine / Journal of Clinical Investigation ^ | Apr. 1, 2022 | Mattia Quattrocelli et al / Isabella M. Salamone et al
    Obese mice that were fed a high-fat diet and that received prednisone one time per week had improved exercise endurance, got stronger, increased their lean body mass and lost weight, reports a new study. The mice also had increased muscle metabolism. The once-weekly prednisone promoted nutrient uptake into the muscles. Investigators also found these mice had increased adiponectin levels, a fat-derived hormone that appears to play an important role in protecting against diabetes and insulin resistance. The scientists also showed mice that were already obese from eating a high-fat diet also had benefit after once-weekly prednisone, experiencing increased strength, running...
  • If everyone on Earth sat in the ocean at once, how much would sea level rise?

    03/31/2021 7:16:35 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 59 replies
    The Conversation ^ | 31/3/21 | Tony E. Wong
    ..... Scaling up You can think about the oceans as a gigantic bathtub. More than 70% of the Earth’s surface is ocean, giving this bathtub an area of about 140 million square miles. To figure out how much the water will rise, we need to know the volume of people sitting in it and divide it by this ocean area. Currently, there are almost 8 billion people on Earth. Human beings come in all sizes, from tiny babies to large adults. Let’s assume the average size is 5 feet tall – a bit bigger than a child – with an...
  • McDonald’s will temporarily close 850 restaurants in Russia, nearly 2 weeks after Putin invaded Ukraine

    03/08/2022 10:23:21 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 40 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3/8/2022 | Amelia Lucas
    McDonald’s announced Tuesday it will temporarily close 850 locations in Russia, nearly two weeks after Russian forces invaded Ukraine. CEO Chris Kempczinski wrote in a letter to franchisees and employees that the chain will pause all operations in Russia. However, it will continue to pay its 62,000 Russian employees, and its Ronald McDonald House Charities will continue to operate. In recent days, the fast-food giant has drawn criticism for staying silent on the war, given its relatively large Russian footprint. McDonald’s restaurants in Russia and Ukraine account for 2% of its systemwide sales, roughly 9% of its revenue and 3%...
  • Couch potatoes gain weight without eating

    01/24/2012 1:00:12 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 27 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1-22-12 | JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
    Not just the eating but also the actual position of “couch potatoes” is harmful, new research shows. It has been known for some time that people who watch hours of TV a day tend to be at higher risk of becoming overweight or obese. The connection was thought to be because of munching junk food while watching. But Tel Aviv University researchers have found that not just the eating but also the actual position of “couch potatoes” is harmful. Being stretched out in front of the TV is considered to be “active inactivity” and causes viewers to gain weight. Such...
  • Brazilian berry recognized for effects against obesity and diabetes can also help to treat cancers (Camu-camu’s castalagin helps gut bacteria target cancer)

    02/03/2022 1:34:49 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 17 replies
    Medical Xpress / University of Montreal / Cancer Discovery ^ | Feb. 3, 2022 | Meriem Messaoudene et al
    Quebec scientists have discovered that the Brazilian camu-camu berry, already recognized for its protective effects against obesity and diabetes, can also help to treat cancers. Bertrand Routy, an Université de Montréal's medical professor, shows one compound from the fruit can have a positive role to play in immunotherapy. "With this research, we have proved that castalagin, a polyphenol acting as a prebiotic, modifies the gut microbiome and improves immunotherapy response, even for cancers resistant to this type of treatment," said Routy. "Our results pave the way for clinical trials that will use castalagin as a complement to medications called immune...
  • Obesity is likely to cause an increased risk of kidney disease (Weight loss reverses some “decline in kidney health”)

    02/02/2022 1:55:09 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 13 replies
    Medical Xpress / University of Manchester / Cardiovascular Research ^ | Feb. 1, 2022 | Michael Addelman / Xiaoguang Xu et al
    A study has revealed that obesity is likely to cause an increased risk of kidney disease. The findings suggest that tackling obesity could have a powerful impact on kidney health. Most of the previous studies have been unable to explain if the relationship between obesity and renal disease was little more than an association. However, through a technique called Mendelian Randomisation—which groups people according to a genetic code randomly assigned at birth and removes any bias—they found that increasing values of genetically predicted BMI and WC were causally associated with the measures of kidney function. The team were able to...
  • Human Fat Cells Host CCP Virus, ‘Dramatic Inflammatory Response’: Preprint Study

    12/12/2021 4:48:38 PM PST · by lightman · 8 replies
    epoch times ^ | 12 Decenber A.D. 2021 | Melanie Sun
    <p>According to the researchers mainly based at Stanford’s School of Medicine, studies have shown that fat cells can act as a reservoir for RNA viruses like influenza A and HIV. Their new research, which was released in an October preprint and is awaiting peer-review, suggests that the same is occurring with the CCP virus, which causes the disease COVID-19.</p>
  • CDC: 61% of Teenagers Hospitalized for COVID-19 Had Severe Obesity: A new study of 915 childhood COVID-19 hospitalizations found that most involved underlying conditions

    01/04/2022 8:10:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Reason ^ | 01/04/2022 | Robby Soave
    One of the only silver linings of the pandemic has been that young people are less affected by COVID-19 than the elderly. In fact, the most vital indicator of negative COVID-19 outcomes is age: Unlike the Spanish flu, which ravaged armies that were overwhelmingly comprised of otherwise healthy young people during World War I, COVID-19's death toll is dramatically skewed toward those who have already lived many years. (For context, the average age of death from Spanish flu was 28.)That said, about 600 Americans under the age of 18 have died of COVID-19 during the pandemic. A new study from...
  • 'Don't Weigh Me' Cards Aim to Reduce Stress at the Doctor's Office

    12/22/2021 2:45:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed December 22, 2021 | Allegra Goodwin
    A body positivity website has created free "Don't Weigh Me" cards for patients who find stepping on the scale at the doctor's office stressful. The cards, created by California-based, are available for free to individuals, excluding the cost of postage. There is also the option for businesses to purchase the cards, at $35 per 100 cards. The cards read: "Please don't weigh me unless it's (really) medically necessary," adding "If you really need my weight, please tell me why so that I can give you my informed consent," as shown in photographs on
  • Lightfoot wants to crack down on childhood obesity

    12/16/2021 1:13:15 PM PST · by Paul46360 · 40 replies
    Chicago Sun*Times ^ | 12-15-21 | Fran Spielman
    At a City Council meeting, Lightfoot introduced an ordinance that would prohibit Chicago restaurants from serving or marketing pop and other sugary drinks as the “default beverage” with kids meals. Parents would still be able to request sugary drinks for their children.Why can't parents have that SAME SAY for the VAXX????
  • Covid-19 Research: Reaction, Results, Reasons, Recommendation

    12/12/2021 6:19:46 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 9 replies ^ | Sun, 12/12/21 | daniel1212
    An on-going substantive Covid-19 research compilation, relative to the long-term, all-ages + conditions reactive response, mainly citing research and mainstream media via over 95 footnotes and or inline links, by the grace of God. New findings to be added continuously. Contents1. Case Fatality Rates per age classes 2. CDC Covid-19 case and death criteria 3. Conditions, Comorbidities and Cases4. Reactive Restrictions, Conditions, Causes and Cases5. Restrictions, economic, psychological physical effects.6. Vaccination and Prevention7. Recommendations 1. Case Fatality Rates per age classes COVID-19 is real and a serious threat overall to those in poor health, and especially the aged, as the...
  • One in five future thyroid cancers linked to excess weight (two in five for men, alone)

    12/11/2021 2:27:37 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 24 replies
    Medical Xpress / University of New South Wales / International Journal of Cancer ^ | Dec. 10, 2021 | Diane Nazaroff / Maarit A. Laaksonen et al
    The prevalence of obesity has doubled in Australia in the last two decades. As a result, overweight and obesity will be associated with 10,000 thyroid cancers in the next decade. Avoiding excess weight, especially obesity, should be a priority for thyroid cancer prevention, the first study to evaluate future thyroid cancer burden in Australia has found. The world-first study found that 1 in 5 future thyroid cancers in Australia is attributable to current levels of overweight and obesity. Dr. Laaksonen, a senior lecturer in Data Science, says this is concerning as the prevalence of obesity in Australia has doubled during...
  • Scientists May Have Discovered Why COVID Hits Fat People Harder

    12/09/2021 10:01:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 12/09/2021 | Tyler Durden
    p>Since the beginning of the pandemic, one of the most common denominators in deaths and severe Covid is obesity.A vicious cycle...Pre-vaccine, 73% of those who died of (or with) Covid-19 were either overweight or obese - which tracks with the percentage of overweight and obese Americans.Distribution of deaths among adults hospitalized for COVID-19 in the United States from March to December 2020, by body mass index In addition to having generally poor circulatory health, an obese person is more likely to have other conditions that are risk factors for severe Covid, including low-level inflammation, diabetes and lung disease.A September 2020...
  • Belgium Health Minister weighs at least 400 pounds… Photo of the day…

    12/06/2021 12:23:35 PM PST · by Red Badger · 139 replies ^ | Posted by Kane on December 6, 2021 2:35 pm
    The Belgian Health Minister — David E Brady (@davidebrady) December 5, 2021 Don’t skip the video at the top — In Belgium, government health policy consists of beating you over the head with a baton and using water cannons against Freedom Fighters in the winter. Meet the Health Minister of Belgium Maggie de Block — Wiki
  • Why do high-level officials use the term pandemic of the unvaccinated, suggesting that people who have been vaccinated are not relevant in the epidemiology of COVID-19? Isn’t this view too simple? [and how the ignored elephant of obesity fits in]

    11/29/2021 9:18:30 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 12 replies ^ | Mon, 11/29/21 | Daniel Hamilton
    Yes it is too simple, since to begin with there is a significant discrepancy between the numbers of “breakthrough” cases reported by the CDC and that of other nations with high rates of vaccination (early adopters).[1] [2][3] [4]While CDC Director Rochelle Walensky earlier said that “vaccinated people do not carry the virus” later the CDC published its findings on a huge cluster of COVID cases in Provincetown, Massachusetts, concluding that 74 percent of cases had occurred in vaccinated people, and soon headlines reported that the CDC said “Vaccinated People With Breakthrough Infections Can Spread the Delta Variant. But while vaccination...
  • Critical Link Discovered Between Dietary Fat and the Spread of Cancer TOPICS:CancerNutritionObesity

    11/10/2021 9:43:43 AM PST · by Red Badger · 11 replies ^ | November 10, 2021 | By WORLDWIDE CANCER RESEARCH
    The study, published in the journal Nature and part-funded by the UK charity Worldwide Cancer Research, uncovers how palmitic acid alters the cancer genome, increasing the likelihood the cancer will spread. The researchers have started developing therapies that interrupt this process and say a clinical trial could start in the next couple of years. Metastasis – or the spread – of cancer remains the main cause of death in cancer patients and the vast majority of people with metastatic cancer can only be treated, but not cured. Fatty acids are the building blocks of fat in our body and the...