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A partial list of the things made from petroleum. Aka: how badly will we fuck ourselves over if we stop petroleum production.
Chinese purchase of ND farmland
Several NYC election sites couldn’t find their R ballots for the primary (but hey, its all good, no fraud here!)
We’re in the middle of a formula shortage that has people begging strangers on the internet to buy formula for them. But hey, lets send random people formula cause they bought something that indicated they might be pregnant!! Turns out its not a new practice either. Which is really creepy. I mean, I always new that store CCs and membership/discount cards were tracked, but somehow it never occured to me that they’d localize by the CC you used. I really want to go back to all cash now.
The UK is trying to convince farmers to retire.
NY Health Commissioner admits to exaggerating child risk in order to force vaccination
Twitter thread: looking at the various studies on heart damage risks from the various vax
Nope, no fraud here either
Aus wants children as young as 10yrs old to WORK to pay of Covid fines
Its going to take 3 to 5 years for children to recover from the learning loss damage of the pandemic. Assuming we stop playing games NOW with their schooling of course.
Children were already at least risk from Covid and its complications, but that risk is continuing to wane as immunity gains.
Meanwhile: the unvaccinated are contagious for LESS time than vaccinated peoples, published in the NE Journal of Medicine infact. I need to start a post of all the things that were conspiracy theories just a few days ago….
NOT AN OLD ARTICLE. China locks down Wuhan (approx 12 million people) over 4 cases of asymptomatic covid.
Twitter thread: What was your lowest point over the mess of the last 2 years? I’ve linked to one of the more heartbreaking posts. All anecdotal of course, and most of them not proveable, but I’ve seen enough evidence of similar to believe them.
Turns out that the current method of news coverage of mass shootings only incites more violence (gosh, what a concept….)
The world is WAY less populated than everyone thinks it is.
Sunscreen doesn’t stop melanoma in darker skinned peoples
Amsterdam airport so short handed they’re NOT ACCEPTING LUGGAGE on transfer flights. Meanwhile Iceland Air is sending baggage handlers along on every flight to the same airport in order to handle the luggage of their customers.
At least 181 educators charged with child sex crimes in 2022 so far.
I haven’t laughed so hard from the irony in I don’t know how long. NYC has LONG voted D, including being lax on illegal immigration, declaring themselves to be a sanctuary city, and at the same time shipping their own homeless off to other cities and states around the country. And now its being done to them and they’re all butthurt.
I imagine that this timing is a coincidence, but considering the goings on in NYC, maybe not. Biden administration decides to finish border wall.
Gosh, its not like shutting down hospital revenue streams off and on for two years was going to have any impact or anything….
Ok, I guess this links post is all about how I laughed at the irony of life
FCC trying to crack down on auto-warranty scam calls. Good luck with that, I had 3 yesterday alone.
So, while everyone is FREAKING OUT about CO2 levels being to high (and shutting down farms and the like), it turns out that plants actually NEED those higher levels in order to be healthy.
Oh hey, more fraud! The last 16 years of alzheimer’s research is useless
Twitter thread: How to read a research paper (this is what schools should be teaching, instead of gender studies ffs)
I’m going to stand here and scream I TOLD YOU SO at the whole goddammed world. You have no clue how much I wanted to be wrong. And now the kids are paying for it. And I’m quite confident that we’ve not seen the worst of it yet. Researchers figure out the cause behind weird hepatitis outbreaks. Study. Your immune system needs to work in order to continue to work properly. Deny it the experience and you fuck yourself over.
Maryland school guidelines on “preferred gender” and “right to use the bathroom and locker-room of your choice”. And any child who finds it uncomfortable to use such spaces while someone while someone of the opposite sex is present will be sent to counseling to teach them otherwise.
Nursing homes sueing friends and family over bills they aren’t liable for.
Fear of prosecution causes doctors to hesitate in treating patients. Also, Missouri requires all pregnancy terminations to be reported to the state (cause thats not going to put a damper on anyone…).
Can we NOT??? Scientists turn dead spiders into zombie robots.
I could keep going, but I think thats enough depression for one day
But its not really a meme, and it deserves its own space
Note: I took the screenshot myself, not photoshopped
Edited to add: yes, I have a problem with the messaging, because $70 less is still twice what I was paying before. But my REAL issue with it? You’d think the White House could afford to have a proper editor look these things over for miss-spellings….
Canada sees no legal problem with denying an unvax’d person an organ transplant
Nope, that was another conspiracy theory. And frankly, untill they finish the ACTUAL study on it, which isn’t due for at least a year, I’m thinking that “no cause for concern” is a bit early to state.
Various areas of Cali are getting ready to reinstate mask mandates. At least one school system just DID reinstate it. Meanwhile a major medical system announced that they are NOT seeing a covid crisis or emergency at all.
Court puts hold on the discharge of vax refusers in the Air Force.
In the subgroup of children aged six months to two years, the trial found that the vaccine could result in a 99% lower chance of infection—but that they also could have a 370% increased chance of being infected. In other words, Pfizer reported a range of vaccine efficacy so wide that no conclusion could be inferred………Referring to Pfizer’s vaccine efficacy in healthy young children, one high-level CDC official—whose expertise is in the evaluation of clinical data—joked: “You can inject them with it or squirt it in their face, and you’ll get the same benefit.”
Denmark admits there wasn’t much point to vaccinating children.
Meanwhile so much damage done to children by lockdowns.
A look at Covid infections in Icelandic children
Analysis of a 4th shot for under 50yr olds.
Prior infection boosted immunity against Omicron better than the vax.
China limits future fertilizer exports
Railroad union authorizes strike
Chinese allow AI to overrule judges
Truckers protest in Cali
BMW starts selling heated seats as micro transactions
One sixth of the calls to the suicide hotline never get pickedup
Continuing freight problems in Cali
The learning disabled may be losing their right to having same sex carers.
FDA admits that its at least partially responsible for the formula shortage (which continues, especially for those who need speciality formulas).
The shut down formula plant is finally being allowed to re-open.
2nd largest LNG facility in the USA shut down
So, a running meme style is that every time someone big-named dies of unexpected causes its because “they had information on Hillary”. Apparently several big news sites were unaware of this fact.
Wisconsin supreme court decides unstaffed ballot drop boxes are illegal.
Nigerian senator on trial for organ harvesting.
Sri Lanka shows the USA what an ACTUAL insurrection and capital attack looks like
A fictional story on Reddit (well, I hope its fictional!)
I swear to god, can we have a quiet week so I can stop accumulating depressing links??
Biden administration appears to have sold barrels of oil to the Chinese
Dutch farmers are especially pissed, apparently some bigwig thinks that we can feed the world while cutting nitrogen by 50% in the world’s 2nd largest food importation district. We’ve already got reports of shots fired at the protestors (and video of the shots show that no, the police were not at risk of being run over, no matter what they claim).
Thanks to the Internet Archive: The UN thinks world hunger is a good thing
Some Dunkin Donuts have a shortage on some coffee syrups
No significant increase in myocarditis or pericarditis in un-vac’d post covid patients
Naturally won immunity beats out the vax, still going strong 15 months later
Reminder that those movies you didn’t actually buy the disk for aren’t actually yours
Secret Service Director moving to…..SnapChat??
Roe Vs Wade is so last week. This week: Not all your devices use the same style charger!!
Trials of randomized Universal Income (spoiler: doesn’t solve the problem)
In June NYS authorized Medicaid reimbursement assistance providers to work from home. Turns out this isn’t a good thing.
EU Parliament agrees to label nuclear and gas power as green (gosh, guess all those solar and wind farms weren’t so great after all huh? I seriously laughed out loud, and not happily, when I read this.)
I gotta say, regardless of whether you believe Biden or Trump won the 2020 election, we’ve got ample proof that there COULD have been fraud. And its not really making me happy about the future of the country. Everytime I turn around we’ve got more reports about things went wrong, audits weren’t done right, gaps in security, and so on. The 2020 election may have been entirely legit, but there are sure are a LOT of holes that need to be fixed.