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Thanks for continuing to post about the covid scam, it still almost all I think about when I am out and about, or meditating on how screwed we are. I still have such a hard time believing it all happened, and people are still all-in!
Went to a gardening event at the arboretum Saturday, followed by the farmers market. At both, there were still a few true believers, outside at the events, dutifully wearing their duck bill masks. Standing outside! Sometimes you’ll see a family, with their kids all masked. I just look at these people and just cannot believe it. What the hell is going on? I want to walk up to them and ask. In my new small town there was never more than about 50% compliance, a whole control group of people who never wore the masks. A local Christian school with several hundred students who have been going on like the pandemic never happened since the summer of 2020! It’s a story much like the Amish… On the note a community of people (anabaptists) about 30 minutes away never acknowledged the pandemic either, same story. No deaths anywhere out there. They serve thousands at their bakery and cheese making facility, they are world renowned for their cheese.
Can these people not see the truth with their own eyes?
Yesterday I had a meeting with an HR manager still working for the University of California. A job (and state) I escaped from 2 years ago this month. I asked about the vaccine mandates and was told they are changing the Flu shot to “opt out” (it’s no longer mandatory but you have to actively opt out) and they are doubling down on the Covid mandates, mandating the new booster. When this happens he said the numbers will go from 98% compliance to 10% compliance.
He thinks by next year they will likely change covid to “opt out” as well, just his hunch at this point.
So many lives destroyed over this. So many people’s physical and mental health. One can’t help but think this is a sick, coordinated, torture experiment.
anticlimatic, I often wonder the same thing. But I really do believe that Newsom had a reaction to the vaccine and disappeared for a couple weeks, remember that? The excuses were ridiculous as well, he just disappeared and didn’t attend events he was supposed to be at. It had to be medically related.
I know so many really smart people that not only gladly rolled up their sleeves, but are giddy about getting them, even now. It’s so weird. I really don’t know what to think.
Is anyone else freaking out about what will happen to “money” in the banks? I am really struggling with what is the best course of action, whether it’s better to have a mortgage and a balance in the bank, or no mortgage and little in the bank. It really feels like those 1s and 0s digitally recorded (yest worked for over so many years) could go poof at any moment. After living through the escalation of pure madness over the past 20+ years, anything seems possible.
What a mess. I don’t even know what to say anymore. Does any of this even seem real to anyone anymore?
I attended an event last night for the women’s group at my current job. Many were practically orgasmic while talking about the omicron version of the vaxx booster that’s now available, literally giddy about getting it as soon as possible. All were vaxxed, boosted multiple times, and several have also have covid..some more then once. It’s was really, really bizarre and frankly creepy. It’s a cult. I’m so totally confused.
“My Dinner With Andre” – 100% EXACTLY how I felt living in the SF Bay Area. All my friends are still stuck there, emotionally and mentally. I had lived other places for the first half of my life, including small western towns, and a Medieval village in Scotland. I wanted out within a year of arriving in San Francisco, and fell in love with in inmate, joining him in the prison for 25 years.
I guess I should be thankful for covid and the riots, it finally woke him up and we escaped.
We truly are building our own prisons.
Michael Reid, thank you for that link. I am not a scientist, not by a long shot. I have felt for a long time the real problem is that we are all being poisoned. Then the answer to that poisoning is more poison. I can feel it in the air, and when I get far enough away from it all I feel better. Lately, when I try to watch a video on my laptop with it on my lap, I start to feel ill, I can’t watch more than a couple minutes. When I hold my phone up to my head to talk, I feel sick as well (so I only talk on speaker now). Same with wearing headphones. I wonder, am I just going crazy? I don’t want to end up one of those people out in the woods with a cabin covered in tin foil…
I do believe there are “bugs” or “germs” or whatever. When I get sick, like a cold, it’s a different thing. I can feel my body trying to expel something with the coughing and congestion for example. But there’s definitely something else, in the air so to speak. But that makes me crazy to say so, so I should shut up and take my drugs.
As someone who has lived in several places where the temperature regularly got above 100 degrees, and lived in places where it got as high as 120+ degrees, why are buildings catching fire in the London area from 104 degree weather?
What a strange and sad story, do we know what the real issue was? Did the vaccines make covid less severe?
On the story this week about vaccinated and boosted getting “covid” for longer, my super vaxxed neighbor has had covid now for a month, testing positive for 3 weeks straight. Many people I know that are super vaxxed (that is 3-4 shots) have had covid in the past 2-3 months and aren’t shaking it, or are getting sick with other things. That seems to be the pattern I am seeing. If you are super vaxxed and manage to not get sick you’re ok. Once you test positive? All bets seem to be off. Is that what was predicted?
Anyway, things seem to be getting a bit creepy. Sometimes I wonder if I should be hanging around my super vaxxed friends. Are they the ones putting ME at risk?
So we survived our drive to the SF Bay Area to pick up the rest of our things, and say a final goodbye to friends and family that remain. Other than my wealthy retired FIL that lives in an high-end area, everyone is miserable. Now that we are gone it’s hard to believe we lived there so many decades. The people, the noise, the horrible roads, the miserable “energy” of the place. To be fair I was trying to leave from the time I arrived in 1996, it took a long time to get my native SF born husband to see how bad it was. Thank God we are gone. What a shithole.
btw, 80% of people are masked again.
On covid and the vaxxs, I still don’t know anyone who has died from covid. But, several more people we know personally or worked with have died suddenly. 2 weeks ago one of my husband’s favorite ex-co workers, another uber healthy person in his 50s, simply didn’t wake up. Now we know at least 10 people personally that have died unexpectedly this past year. And a friend of mine here who never really recovered from her 3rd covid shot a few weeks ago just let me know she’s having gallbladder surgery next week. Super healthy (before this past year) 60 year old woman. Her husband, an obsessive health nut with no history of high blood pressure or any heart problems discovered his heart is coated with plaque a few weeks ago as well.
Perhaps this is just what happens now that we are in our 50s? Then again, I really don’t remember ever hearing of so many healthy people dropping dead or having mystery illnesses just happen, other than the random shocking cancer diagnosis every few years.
On the Washington State new law..I had an offer from Washington State for a job in February 2020. Dodged that bullet!
I still can’t believe we are living in this insanity.
Dr D, just want to follow up briefly on your response to me yesterday. I moved in 2020 from a somewhat undesirable area of the inner SF Bay Area (“bad schools” you see) but was a family friendly and safe area 20 years ago. We were a couple miles from one of the worst neighborhoods in the Bay Area. By 2020 there were shootings and all our neighbors were being robbed regularly. Home invasions where sometimes elderly people were beaten. I worked in Berkeley and in the SF Financial District. Over the 20 years things in “nice” neighborhoods and on BART became more and more dangerous. Random attacks. Shootings on freeways. A student murdered walking down the street in Berkeley. I lived what you are talking about, as a young person in Los Angeles growing up, and an adult in SF. There’s no escape anymore in those areas, no matter how much money you have. I’m now not in a city, because of all the things you brought up. I’m 2 hours from the closest interstate, surrounded by farmland. And there’s not a single neighborhood or area I would be scared to walk through anywhere near me, besides some areas of woods during hunting season I suppose.
I’m of the opinion that in the coming times if you don’t own a plane of your own and a supply of fuel, you don’t want to be in a place you may need to escape in any sort of hurry.
Wow christine, thank you so much for your response, given the tone of it, it appears I’m on the right track. Good luck.
John Day, I am well aware of the current situation, what I am talking about is if/when the STHF. Protecting the tourists spots will no longer be relevant, and the violence is already getting closer and closer to some of these “safe” spots. My argument is if things get SO BAD in the US one feels they have to flee, a gringo in Mexico will likely not be better off, quite the opposite. There’s a reason literally millions of people are fleeing Mexico for the US, when only a few of the relatively wealthy are heading down there to the nice areas for a better standard of living. I’ve been to these ex-pat areas in Mexico and Costa Rica. Very few are contributing to the country and locals, other than providing menial “jobs” to maintain their lovely homes and gardens. I liken them to the rich people buying their compounds in Montana. They will be targets for the locals if things get bad enough.
Can someone explain the Mexico thing to me? I had to stop reading Morris Berman because I couldn’t take it anymore. I have friends that have moved to Mexico, a good friend is down there in one of those little wanna-be utopias for ex-pats to escape the vaccine mandates in California, they are full blown anti vaxxers so when this all hit they panicked. But I also know Mexico is ruled by gangs and cartels, and the murders are real, much of Mexico is some of the most dangerous places on earth to live. Do upper middle class gringos living in their compounds really think they will be safe there if/when the SHTF? I grew up in SoCal in primarily Mexican neighborhoods in the 80s. I know how I was treated. Sure, it can be a lovely culture and I have close friends who are from Mexico, but I also know the history. I really don’t understand how people think Mexico is going to be their safe haven. Or Egypt or Pakistan. Really? Enlighten me.
women for instance who had a bad childhood, can’t trust, etc. but it can and often happens that they finally meet the right man, or something similar, their womanhood opens up, and unlike being a tough, hard, unfeeling, brain like the men are, they find themselves more relaxed, loving, and open at last, as women are. And then, in counterintuitive way, their openness, what they thought was being vulnerable makes them happy and safe instead. They may have never known, and how would they? That is, you accept what really was your inner nature, your self. Connecting to it gives you power far beyond the intellect, brain, ego you thought was so important, that you thought was your only self. In reality, your ego is like an oil-slick on a puddle, a mile wide and one inch deep. Reality is everything NOT in your brain.
@Dr D – This exactly, 100%. I lived it. I was an extreme tomboy because of it. Rude, crude, tougher than anyone. If I were a child today of some woke idiot I be “trans” without a doubt. Thank God I learned to love myself and connect with who I am. What a nightmare I was saved from.
My husband’s old co-worker died suddenly this past weekend. Middle aged and uber fit and healthy. Most certainly vaxxed and boosted as it’s a requirement at the job, it’s why we left our jobs and moved 1000 miles. Chest pains at work on Friday. Found dead Monday. I now know of at least half a dozen middle aged men that have died suddenly this past year. I’m not saying I have never heard of it before, but so many so close to me in such a short period of time? And I also know many women with “mystery illnesses” that are killing them. Seems men are just keeling over, and women dying slow deaths, all around me. Maybe it’s just that I’m now middle ages and notice?
@willem, we lived in the Bay Area for 25 years (my husband nearly 50 years, a native) and moved to North-Central Idaho a year and a half ago. It’s a 16 hour drive so just too much for one day, so we normally stop half way, around Bend, OR.
I am 4th gen Southern, California, born in OC but my father, grandfather and great grandfather were born in LA. Way back to the late 1800s. I never thought I’d leave. I miss friends, but they are all so strange to me now.
It was a very short visit, and I understand when you say you don’t even want to go any more. I guess as it stands, I’m unlikely to ever get to play with my grandson while he’s young.
I am so sorry Willem, what a nightmare. What is wrong with people? My husband has had a strained relationship with his father the majority of his life, ever since he didn’t become the person his (narcissistic) father wanted him to be. Now with his father in his 80s, after trying so hard to have a relationship with him for years, we get this. I can’t imagine being kept from your grandchildren, by your own children. So much ignorance and cruelty.
So it’s official. We are planning a trip back down to California this summer and my husband’s father (4 times vaccinated) is scared to see us because we are unvaccinated.
My husband is understandably very upset. I don’t even know what to say. We have a few things to pick up so we’ll be doing to 2 day drive to get there, and neither of us even wants to go anymore.
Are we the crazy ones here? Has anyone heard of anything so sad? What on earth has happened to people?
Ad for Paxlovid incoming
Hey, where is deflatulance these days?
I can confirm knowing many people either down with “covid” or mystery illnesses, all are vaccinated.
I had a weird experience lately. I was sick with textbook omicron in February. My doctor is all in on the i-mask protocol, etc (tells me “good” when I say I did not get vaccinated). I literally had to start paying for the local, very religious, direct primary physician medical group in town to find these doctors. Anyway, I was sick, tested covid positive, assumed I had it. So for giggles I got an antibody test, came back zero, never had covid. So what to think about that?
I seriously don’t know what is real anymore, does anyone? At this point I’m just trying to stay as healthy as possible, enjoy every day as much as I can, and thank God I’m relatively safe in this small town in the middle of nowhere.
Don’t look now, but we’ve now got war and covid!
More masks more vaccines!
So, so many of my vaccinated and boosted friends are sick at the moment. Better go get another booster!
I remember growing up (1970 baby here) being informally taught that WWII is what got us out of the great depression. Do you think we have a generation of “leaders” that internalized that message to such an extent that they see another WW as the answer to our obvious economic problems?
This shit is getting real, and I truly do not understand what on earth we are doing, unless I view it in that light.
Let me say that I also am beginning to think that the 2016 was the most accurate election in decades. That is, the nominee who was preferred, won.
Wild, isn’t it? I didn’t vote that year, I just couldn’t vote for Clinton, but being a long time non-fan of the Donald I couldn’t do that either. Since I was in California, I figured it didn’t matter anyway.
In 2020 I voted for the Donald, as did many other California ex-left/liberal/Democrats I know personally. Because of that, it’s hard to believe that he didn’t win.
Ukraine signs and flags abound in my small university town in my PNW/Mountain State. Sigh.
What would people think if I put up a Yemeni flag?
I am certainly scared of what’s coming food/fuel wise. I know I need to get that cord of wood next to my house, those bottles of water and stored food in the pantry. I’m in a new house this past year and trying hard to get some garden beds but I forgot just how many years it took me to get my garden going in my last house, learned about where the sun and shade is, getting the beds tilled and the compost and soil in.
Thankfully I’m in a small town now, nearly 2 hours drive to the nearest interstate, and surrounded by thousands (maybe millions?) of acres of farmland, with forests just a 15 minute drive away. Many people here still hunt for food and chop their own firewood from the forest. I don’t know if I could emotionally handle still living in a big city in a major metropolitan area with what seems to be coming.
BTW, mothers day is the most depressing day of the year for me. Not all people have mothers. Mine abandoned me when I was 6 months old, I was left with my heroin addicted father. For most of my life I wished I had been aborted.
Wow, Naomi just nails it! I honestly never thought of “misinformation” in that way. It’s so TRUE.
This is why I have come here daily for more than a decade now (I think, when did TAE start?). I don’t suppose her point should have been an ah-ha moment for me (kind of embarrassing) but it really was.
Could Tucker really be controlled opposition and allow discussion like this?
Haven’t read the “US mental health crisis” article yet, but that’s something I’ve known or suspected for more than three decades now. We’re a socially-atomized society that’s horribly alienated from everything normal and healthy for human life, and it has only been getting steadily worse since the early nineties when I started fully realizing it. Even before knowing anything about Peak Oil and what-not, I knew we were heading into some kind of crisis, and it was pretty apparent to me that the way we are existentially was going to make (and indeed is making) that crisis so much worse.
Good to see this article, and I appreciated all the comments a couple days ago.
As someone who works in IT (started in 1998 in SF, CA) I had a front row seat for all of it. A friend I used to work with had a theory that working in IT (or with IT all day) was driving people crazy because in essence it meant you were living in an abstraction, your whole day and everything you would do abstracted from reality. Even those of us building systems and deploying code couldn’t really “see” anything we did. Some people working on the user interface would see something, but it still wasn’t real to ones mind. The best and the brightest at Stanford and UC Berkeley, in computer science and data and information sciences no longer know how it all works! They don’t know there really is an infrastructure out there somewhere. And now we have a generation that didn’t know “before”, when even the magic technology had cords and nobs and antennae. They are living in the matrix and don’t really know any different. And the wizard behind the curtain wants to make them crazy, and is succeeding.
Every once in a while I experience something that gives me hope. Like last week, meeting a 19 year old that makes mixed tapes, yes, cassettes! They are out there, seekers of the real. We need to tell those stories too.
I work at a University and have since 2017, 2 different ones. One a “top” university with 35k students in a well known urban area, now a mid-level university of 10k students in a small town in a red state. Both state land-grant universities founded in the late 1800s.
At both, starting before covd, but radically accelerating since the lock downs and insanity, the students were and are losing their minds. I ran into a grad student yesterday at the park and she said that half her undergrad class is failing. This is being echoed by faculty and admin all over campus. At the faculty senate meetings the faculty are going crazy too. Many are just quitting, unable to cope.
What’s going on? Nobody is talking about it. Besides the little bit of chatter about “mass psychosis” where are the conversations about the fact that half of the kids are losing their minds?
Wow V. Arnold, what a mean spirited post.
I come here to hear different opinions from people that write with wit and wisdom. D Benton Smith I appreciated your thoughts yesterday, even though I personally have a hard time believing in that much evil. I personally think we are somewhere in between. I think there is no doubt that people like Bill Gates have passed over into “evil” and do want to both radically reduce the population while controlling those who are left in extremely sinister ways. I have had the unfortunate luck to be in the company of millionaires and billionaires in my life, none of them were nice people or cared one bit about the average person. I have seen it up close and personal, on vacation with them and spent personal time talking with them. They all made my skin crawl and made me realize that what goes on in the spaces they inhabit really is a form of “conspiracy” against most of humanity.
My former job was at one of the top research universities in the world, and I have said it before, you could tell this (covid and the response) was all planned and coordinated. It spooked me enough to quit my job, take an enormous paycut, walk away from a sweet pension, and move 1000 miles away from there.
It’s important we talk about this stuff and not ridicule each other.
Thank you to those who replied. I have no regret regarding my decisions, I agree with you. I’m just honestly curious what the physical effects are for people like me, and what I should do to care for myself. I was 48 hours from having to quit my job due to the mandates, and I would have.
That discussion on the Australian sports channel is amazing. Good to see people at least talking about it.
What I want to know is, with all this doom and gloom and fear around what the spike proteins do, etc, is it better to be unvaxed in the long term? For someone like me, who stayed healthy and unvaxed through this whole thing, and got a pretty textbook case of what was called Omicron in February (along with my unvaxed husband), what possible health issues should I be worried about?
I mean, I know I was supposed to suffer and die, but I didn’t. Now what?
Students who have not gotten three vaccinations were notified in February that their internet access would be limited, or the speed slowed if they did not either show they had the booster or had requested an exemption from getting the shot.
Why on earth would a student stay at a school that did this? It’s INSANE. Universities are desperate for students, if you must be in college, go find one that isn’t run by insane people.
@Mister Roboto thanks for your response. Yes I read JMG and I agree with you. I am not religious or an occultist but “something” bigger than us is out there, and it doesn’t seem happy.
@upstateNYer thanks for sharing the work of Aaron Kheriaty, ZOT! As a fellow Anteater it’s hard to be proud of my alma mater recently, you just gave me a reason.
Thank you to those that responded yesterday. I have to admit, I am still in the place of “it cannot be true that millions were forced to take a dangerous vaccine”, but this latest round of weirdness seems so off.
Also, I am not vaccinated, but I did have covid, at least my husband and I did have a textbook case of the “omicron variant” as advertised. If what these papers say is true, every one of us is now at risk of serious heart complications.
Although I suppose at the end of the day, it’s all murder, in the fact that this is an engineered virus, along with a dangerous gene therapy. I just cannot get over the fact that no matter how you look at the situation, we all have just experienced the greatest abuse of human rights on a global scale to date. As well as the greatest propaganda campaign. And I now live in fear because of what I witnessed in my fellow humans during all of this.
Strange things have been happening in my neck of the woods (NW/Rockies). On Monday, a woman who worked in purchasing (early 50s) unexpectedly died of a heart attack in her sleep. Of course she had a “heart scare” more than a decade ago, but was extremely healthy at this point. People are devastated. My friend’s husband (62), an uber health nut/freak who works out 2+ hours every day and is a physical therapist had a prostate cancer scare. In prepping for surgery his heart study came back really weird, my friend said he had a crazy high amount of plaque in his heart that is unexplainable. It’s throughout his entire heart though, not concentrated anywhere in particular, and should be able to be “managed” somehow. He’s flipping out. One of my husband’s co-workers wife just started having serious heart issues (another woman in her early 50s) so badly the co-worker is considering early retirement to care for her. Another co-worker is on leave to care for a wife with “mystery illnesses”.
Now, this could all be normal. It could also be the insane stress people are under. I’ve lost nearly 20% of my staff this year, all for different “reasons”, but all very suddenly and with drama attached. Not the normal way, if any of you know what I mean as a manager. I’ve been managing teams for more than 10 years now of a 25 year career and I am never experienced the staff stress/emotional issues over little things like this. My staff here works at about 30% the productivity of when I was working at larger/more prestigious companies in the SF Bay Area, and they are freaking out. It’s a different demographic here (mostly white, male, millennials) maybe that is it? I don’t know. They also want a trophy when they adequately do their job, so maybe the cultural thing is it. I worked with younger people at times in the Bay Area, but they were nearly all Asian, wicked smart and HUNGRY for money and to learn.
Anyway, I’ve typed too much. I’m just trying to enjoy every day, and stay away from the propaganda, and get fitter. Work on my garden. It sure feels weird though, something big is happening.
So, I admit, I’m a Dr D fan, although sometimes I think he goes too far or a little off the rails. But this just nails it 100%. I really wish I knew who you are in real life. I need more people like you around.
I have a question, just something I have been thinking about. I escaped a city in 2020 for a rural area, but land prices here were totally out of reach, I’m actually really lucky I was able to buy a house in town (a town of about 20k, including a University). I have enough savings to pay off this house, but I have been keeping it in savings for when/if land prices soften. But honestly, I’m terrified of the situation the banks are in, and having that much cash savings. If I pay off this house however, I’ll not have enough left to jump on land if it comes up and prices soften. I feel like there’s no right answer right now, things are that screwed up…
Thank you absolute galore for #101373
You often say what I wish to say.
I’m totally confused by people fighting each other in the comments, or freaking out about a blogger not 100% supporting ones beliefs.
I am not a big commenter, but I’ve been reading a handful of blogs (TAE and CFN included) since around 2008ish when I could see the world going crazy (I was working for a big bank back then and watching co-workers buying a dozen houses in the bay area..) and I can honestly say that these blogs in general helped me get my life in order enough to ride out the insanity of the past 25 years in relative safety. But they are blogs, I certainly don’t take everything as gospel.
I just have to say deflatulance’s reply to my post yesterday was simply evil. We are two years into this “pandemic” and I’m being told that I am somehow crazy to believe my own eyes (which have seen zero people die of covid, and seen dozens or more people sick regardless of vaccine status) and instead should be basing my decisions at this point on the lying CDC and the pharmaceutical companies.
Furthermore, embedded in that cruel reply was the wish that people who chose not to get jabbed with the covid serum should die.
There really is nothing more evil that that. Simply horrifying. I really hope this thing is a bot because it terrifies me that people like that might actually inhabit the world.
And fwiw, my husband and I worked at one of the top research universities and top particle physics labs in the world when this “pandemic” broke out. We based out decision to not get jabbed on many scientists that study virus’ and their reaction to a possible coronavirus vaccine. I now work at a different university, and have spoken to multiple biologists who have serious reservations. What you hear from CNN and the CDC is not close to what “the science” says in general.
And all that said, have your vaccines. Just don’t force me to take them, or wish me death.
I just want to give a shout out to John Day and TAE and all the lovely people here. My hubs starting getting sick on Tuesday, had the worst of it on Wednesday (body ache, headache, fever of just under 101). I started getting sick on Thursday and had the worst (same symptoms) yesterday. Our doctor uses to Imask protocol and was willing to prescribe ivermectin, but our symptoms were so mild and recovery so fast he/we didn’t think it was necessary. We have been taking d/c/zinc/quercetin since the early days because of posts on here, and he was happy to hear it and credits it with our success. He said he’s treated over 80 people during the “pandemic” including older people who have gotten very ill, and not lost a patient.
I don’t know what deflatulence thinks he’s accomplishing by what he’s posting, do you want people to get sicker and die?
I know dozens of people who have gotten covid since the holidays, most of them vaccinated. There’s been no rhyme or reason really as to who gets really sick vs barely sick with regards to vaccinated or not. Many of those I know who have gotten the sickest are vaccinated and boosted. I do know that taking the right supplements plus getting fit/exercising seems to be the key, no matter what.
Anyway thank you all.
I talk about it and read about it to remain strong in the face of it all. The looming mandates, the bragging of co-workers about their vaccines and boosters, the masking of children riding their bikes down the street. I (as I know others on here have) have faced possible ruin, of my career, draining my savings, losing everything. I quit a job and sold a home 1000 miles away (my home of 25 years), left friends and family, took a nearly 50% paycut (as did my husband) to move to a to a small town in a “freer” state, all to escape this madness. Like so many others, I experience anxiety and depression in my daily life now, have gained 20 pounds (more than 10% of my body weight), and just feel like shit all the time.
I need to remind myself every day of why I did what I did, and to keep going. TAE has helped me do that. Thank you.
“It’s time for all of you to grow a spine and a pair of balls “
‘Gonads’ is wonderfully gender-neutral.
The word you are looking for is “breasticles”
phoenixvoice, how have you found such people? Sorry to hear about your church!
Last year I moved to a smaller town (a blue dot in a red state). There’s a big, powerful, nationally known church here that gets very negative national attention from sites the likes of Vox. I struggle with it, because most of my 50 years on this earth I’ve been a radical lefty, but “my people” started going totally insane about 10 years ago. But it’s still hard for me to embrace the hard right. This church has protested the mandates of all sorts since the very beginning, openly going mask-less except for the short period where it was strongly enforced and they were threatened to be shut down…but they still held protest gatherings in parks, singing psalms. The city arrested some of them, but ultimately dropped charges. It’s becoming more and more difficult for me to NOT join them.
The wild part for me is we have a literal control group right here in our town that is about 50/50 liberal/conservative, 50/50 vaccinated/unvaccinated, 50/50 mask wearing/not, 50/50 following “the Science”/Living their lives. We have two large State Universities here, 7 miles apart and those on the blue state side come to the red state side all the time. One has made news for their strict vaccine mandates, ones has no mandates. You get the picture.
Yet, no difference in who gets it, who gets sick from it. Less than 100 people in this area of more than 35k people have died from (with?) covid since the beginning.
And I wonder. What are we all so scared of? Am I the crazy one asking, where’s the pandemic?