Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Weighing in on the Variety of Injections Purported to Prevent COVID-19

             


 

 

          I really have not had a chance to relate to you my personal feelings with regard to the variety of COVID designed injections. I cannot call them immunizations or vaccines, because none of them actually meet the actual definition of such. 

       First, I could not accurately be described as an anti-vaccine person. All of my children received their vaccines, although we did elect to use a slower and more cautious schedule than was recommended, and I paid extra to have some immunizations ordered separately and not given in groups, so that if a child had an allergic reaction, we would at least know which component of the vaccines had most likely created the problem.  Personally, I remember how rough shingles is for my patients and so I elected to have a shingles preventive myself, called Shingrix. I asked for it to be administered a full ten years before the time when it's normally given. I wasn't taking any chances. My tetanus is up to date. So my problem is not with true studied and tested immunizations, per se.

                 The world began its rushed hunt for an immunization against the Wuhan Virus very early. The world saw televised accounts of Chinese people dropping dead on the streets of Wuhan, where incidentally the Wuhan Institute of Virology is located, which I doubt is a coincidence.  Shortly after, we watched televised accounts of elderly people in plastic bubbles in intensive care units in Italy as deaths mounted there. The pressure was great for the developed nations of the world to formulate a vaccine as quickly as possible.  As the world locked down, businesses closed, many for good, there was a sense of heightened desperation. Parents began working from home via Skype and Zoom, and their children began learning, or perhaps not learning, in another room in the house, online or otherwise.

                  When the first shots came out, people flocked to get them. Churches arranged transportation for those who didn't drive any longer, and delivered them to immunization events. Public health departments rushed to rent sprawling empty store spaces, and immunization events were scheduled, first by appointment, and then for some, as walk in events.  During this time, two of our friends died suddenly, after receiving the Moderna vaccine. One from a massive stroke, and another from an episode of rapidly evolving thrombocytopenia (low platelets) and then a massive hemorrhagic stroke.  Not long after, an acquaintance of mine was hospitalized with massive bleeding throughout his body and with sloughing of large amounts of skin from arms, legs and ultimately other parts of his body.

                 I realized that these shots had been rushed to market. I realized that no long term testing had been done. I also knew from one of our veterinarians that original studies on other mRNA sourced vaccines had killed 100% of the animal test subjects. However, it still could have been an intelligent plan to hand select people at risk for fulminant and severe COVID-19 for immunization.  However, this was not the case. The immunization centers were giving COVID injections to anyone who had attained a certain age. They didn't care if you had lupus, were enduring cancer chemotherapy, had a recent stroke, took anticoagulants, had complications from Lyme Disease, recently had been discharged from the hospital for a blood clot in your leg, or had recently had a pulmonary embolus.  Fairly quickly, Moderna was available, then Johnson and Johnson had a recombinant DNA origin shot, which was complete with one injection, and then Astra Zeneca had an injection available. (Moderna and AZ require two injections before the series is complete.)   There continued to be scattered reports of deaths, but friends who were physicians assured me that "these were probably people who were going to die that day anyway".  It must be nice to have had a crystal ball.

                 By then, enough people had known someone who'd had a reaction, a hospitalization or a death, that some people over fifty were reticent.  Companies responded by offering donuts for those who got immunized. Some got beer. CVS offered 20% off items in their store if you were immunized there. Some nurses began to become reticent about administering these shots, and all at once, someone was advertising on Craigslist for experienced registered nurses to administer vaccines on a contract basis.   The salary worked out to about $80-150 an hour.  In my long career, I can't ever recall people getting percs or bribes for getting healthcare.  I don't remember anyone giving bras or dresses to women who get their mammograms.

             Shortly after, pharmacies everywhere began administering the COVID shots "free of charge" to anyone of a certain age. Pharmacists were administering them, but a big push exists within the profession to train Certified Pharmacy Technicians to become certified to do the same.

            On social media, physicians, veterinarians, virologists, infection control physicians, physicians who practice public health, pediatricians, obstetricians and some nurses and pharmacists were chastised or they were actually deplatformed for asking questions about these injections, which don't actually meet the definition of immunizations.

           As time went on, and younger people were added to those who could be immunized, nurses who had unexpected miscarriages, stillbirths, or disruptions in cycles following the COVID injections spoke out.  By then, teenagers were getting the vaccines. Some universities would not let students return without them. All at once, a bumper crop of young males were hospitalized with post vaccine myocarditis. The good news is that most of them are responding to treatment and are being released from hospitals. The bad news is that some of them experienced a sudden arrhythmic death secondary to post vaccine myocarditis, and will not have the chance to recover, or to live their lives either.

          There have been a few patients who developed new onset seizure disorders and Guillain-Barre syndrome following these shots.  Early this year, fifteen people I knew in our rural county died suddenly.  Their ages ranged from thirty five to their eighties. I have no idea as to whether their deaths were related to the COVID-19 vaccines, although none of them were known to be acutely ill before they died, according to their families. I know this, because I asked them.

          This week, the WHO or World Health Organization, has conceded that these injections should not be given to children under 18. They know that these vaccines were approved for emergency use, and that no long term studies in humans, let alone children, are complete.  We know that the people who endured COVID-19 as an illness likely do have resistance and therefore do not require the injections being described as vaccines. We also know that these injections spread throughout the body ordering the cells to manufacture the spike protein as the virus itself does.  We don't know how to turn this function off.  We also know that the vaccine deposits itself in higher amount in a woman's ovaries. We do not know what this does to future fertility. We don't know what it does to male reproductive organs either.

            Your physician should be the best authority on what you should do.  Unfortunately, at least some of them have abrogated this responsibility.

             Some experts have said that long term problems from these shots will be inevitable. You might wish to look up the perspectives of Dr. Luc Montagnier, who is a Novel Prize winner.  Dr. Geert Van den Bossche, a veterinarian, and a top world designer of vaccines also has an interesting perspective on mass world vaccination with these agents.  No one can tell you right now with any certainly what the future holds.

            This week, four British Airways pilots, two of fifty, one in his forties and one of thirty-five died unexpectedly after having a second COVID-19 injection. Other pilots have become ill following these injections.

              If you have not yet had these "vaccines", then perhaps you should take your time. I am viewing all of them with skepticism.  I will continue to post some interesting articles below.




https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/06/what_is_the_true_number_of_vaccinerelated_deaths.html?fbclid=IwAR3_F7691hlCrfkT6uku4OQRd5eiMWy6wEnFKyhNW_jM6uV_SOcQpLuoyH8

                         https://nationalfile.com/13-year-old-boy-dies-three-days-after-taking-second-covid-shot/ 

             https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/health-coronavirus-vaccines-skeptic/

            




 

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Reprised from our post of April, 2012: Preparedness in Urinary Tract Infections

 

             
     Urinary tract infections are one of the most commonly seen issues by nurse practitioners, general practice physicians and family practitioners.  Since a percentage of women use an obstetrician/gynecologist for their primary health care, they treat an awful lot of them too. Recurrent, confusing, or complex cases wind up as the purview of the urologist.    Although men can and do develop urinary tract infections, most of the cases seen are in women.  The reasons for this are purely anatomical.  A woman's urethra has a length of about 4 cm. while a male urethra is about 20 cm.   Bacteria have very little distance to travel in women, before contaminating the bladder which under normal circumstances, houses urine which is sterile.  In either sex, a bladder infection can progress into the ureters above, and then on to the kidneys, so most of the time, physicians and nurses call it a UTI or urinary tract infection rather than simply a cystitis or bladder infection.
      The symptoms of urinary tract infection include burning on urination, stinging, and may progress to fever, chills, back pain or pain in the genital region.  When it progresses to pyelonephritis, there will be fever, chills, nausea and often severe vomiting.  It is very important that pyelonephritis be correctly treated because it can progress to sepsis, shock and death very quickly. (It's pyelonephritis which kills so many paraplegics and quadriplegics who are not able to sense the pain of such an infection.)       The urine in UTIs can look normal, or in can be bloody, smoky, or have mucus shreds.


Note that in both men and women, the patient's right kidney is lower than the other. In pyelonephritis, the right kidney is therefore usually infected first.  Kidney pain is often felt just below in our backs just below the scapula.

                  Sometimes normally healthy people get a urinary tract infection for no discernible cause, but certain groups are more prone to them.   The people who are most likely to be afflicted are those who are run down for some reason, have a chronic illness of some kind, are elderly or diabetic, pregnant,  have some type of an anomaly of the urethra,  bladder, ureters, or kidneys,  have chronic diarrhea or have had recent diarrhea.  Drinking lots of water can help flush the urinary tract and may prevent a very early UTI from becoming something more.  Powders, creams, and synthetic underwear can also irritate the urethra, and some people with chronic irritation, move on to an infection.
                   Once the patient has burning on urination sufficient that she is reluctant to to urinate, or have bloody urine,  then there is nothing more you can do at home. You need to see your primary care physician/nurse practitioner who may take a sample of the urine, for a dipstick and a culture.  They will prescribe an antibiotic, and perhaps another drug also for the spasms and discomfort of an active urinary tract infection.  Most urinary tract infections are caused by one organism, E-coli, the bacteria which is a normal colonist in our stool.  However, sometimes other organisms have infected the bladder, and this is why a culture of the urine should ideally be taken in order to be certain about which organism has caused the infection, and been certain that the antibiotic chosen by your physician will indeed eradicate it..  The newest thinking is that they assume this is an uncomplicated E-Coli infection and treat you with an appropriate antibiotic for three days.  Yes, earlier thinking was that 10-14 days would eradicate more infections, but it was found that we were producing more resistant strains of E-coli in your colon, which would wind up as resistant bacteria in your bladder sometime in the future.  If your UTI returns after treatment, then you must return to your physician to get treatment with an antibiotic which will be effective for more resistant strains of E-coli or for other bacteria entirely.  Usually a longer course of antibiotic is required for a resistant case. and we see 7-10 days being prescribed then.  UTIs comprise a lot of the visits to physicians, and over 100,000 hospitalizations per year in the US,  when if untreated, they become pyelonephritis (a kidney infection)  They need to be taken seriously.     I have specifically not mentioned kidney stones in this post, but I do wish you to know that kidney stones would certainly complicate any UTI and certainly would complicate pyelonephritis.

             As people with an interest in preparedness, we don't much like being told that this is something we should not manage alone. We can handle prevention, but with something as crucial as your urinary tract and your kidneys, your safest course is to develop a good working relationship with a physician, who even after a collapse or during a real emergency, can still provide this level of medication. A child with a urinary tract infection must ALWAYS see a physician or  nurse practitioner.  Stocking medication that may never be used may not be wise for us.
            We can however, focus on prevention, and there is much we can do to prevent urinary tract infections.  Some of it is likely known to you, and some of it, isn't discussed very much much.  First of all, both men and women need to get rid of synthetic underwear for daily use.  Cotton underwear is for sale at Wal-Mart and this is the safest for most people.  These should be changed daily.  Women who use panty liners should pay attention if a particular brand stays damp or is irritating to them. Irritation can lead to later infection.  Find a panty liner you like, if you use them, and remain with a brand you know. Don't apply talcum or similar powders between your legs. We know that this practice results in talcum crystals being located in ovaries, so it's a much shorter trip to have them wind up in the urinary tract where they can cause irritation. Dribbling or urine from the urethra, whether the patient is a man or a woman, should necessitate a visit to the doctor.  Women should urinate after intercourse in order to help flush bacteria which inadvertently enters her urethra.     Make water your primary drink with any other drink a treat.  Both tea and coffee can irritate the bladder in some people.  Water helps everything function at its best.  Cranberry juice, the juice and not the cocktail drinks do help to acidify urine and can make the replication of bacteria in the bladder more difficult, but there is a fair amount of sugar in it, and many times, the diabetics you seek to have avoid a UTI ,cannot handle the added sugar.



Cranberry juice cocktails are less likely to acidify urine making the environment for organisms less hospitable in urine.  However, cranberry juice is marketed, and if you look carefully, this can usually be found.

              Recently, an astute reader, asked me  to point out that there is a 100% cranberry juice available also, but the labels need to be read closely to be sure that no other juices are added.

The pure 100% cranberry will have 7 grams of sugar per 8 oz serving, where when other juices are added will have closer to 17 grams of sugar, and the juice cocktail will be even higher.  Our astute reader also adds that the pure cranberry juice flavor takes some getting used to, but that it's worth such adjustments.


 There are cranberry juice capsules which are available OTC **   in the US and Canada, that will help to acidify urine, but they also can interrupt blood clotting, and so your physician needs to approve your use of these.  Children and adults should be taught to wipe after defecation from the back and from front to back.  The goal is to keep stool away from the urethra.   In emergencies, or during water outages, a squirt bottle can be fashioned to facilitate cleaning after defecation for those who can't shower as frequently as they might normally.  Men and boys should be instructed to void standing, and to take great care that their penis not touch the toilet seat or the toilet water, particularly in public bathrooms if they must sit to have a bowel movement.  We are seeing an increase in young male urinary tract infections unrelated to STDs.  Both sexes should avoid holding urine. We should void as reasonably soon as possible when we feel the urge to go.


**  OTC means over-the-counter or available without prescription, if you are reading from another nation.


This is helpful to acidify urine when we experience the irritation we may notice prior to developing an overt infection.  However, if you take any medications or have any chronic medical issues whatsoever, you must run this past your primary physician.  It does interrupt clotting time.


               Adequate plain water intake,  using the bathroom to empty the bladder when we need to, avoiding urine stagnation in the bladder, getting enough sleep, buying cotton underwear, showering or using a peri bottle during emergencies when showering is not possible, wiping correctly, and using great care in public bathrooms will go a long way in terms of avoiding a lot of urinary tract infections. 

 

 

Lots of water is our best defense during an uncomplicated urinary tract infection, although patients with nausea often prefer to drink their water without ice.



Please also see our next post on this subject at:

http://rationalpreparedness.blogspot.com/2012/04/clear-tract-is-available-over-internet.html

Monday, June 14, 2021

Honors and Info

             


 

 

    A lot of the news, a lot of blogging, and a lot of being a writer, is just darn hard work.  A lot of it is thankless. Yesterday, on a social media platform, I spent a considerable period of time explaining why using ivermectin that is intended and compounded for veterinary use, is a bad idea for human beings. Some of the readers didn't listen and likely will use some of the med intended for horses on themselves which is incredibly unwise.

                 Today however, is not quite so dark.  I learned today that this blog has been listed in France as a top blog.  Here is a link to the preparedness and survival blogs now being read in France.  I know life is challenging there just now, and I send my very best wishes for stability and safety there for the future.


A French Guide to Preparedness and Survival Blogs

 

               While we are on the subject of ivermectin as an adjunctive treatment to COVID-19, I am not going to tell you to bypass the prescription.  Instead, I am going to provide a listing of physicians and nurse practitioners who will prescribe the proper dose, strength and formulation for actual human beings, if you need it.

 

How to obtain prescription ivermectin from a licensed physician


    

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Please read the Advertising and Commentary Policy

 


               People read this blog, not because I am a registered nurse, a disaster preparedness consultant, a mother of many, or a former college instructor. There are plenty of people on the internet with qualifications, and many of them with more experience, or more credentials than mine.  They read this blog because they know I have integrity. They know that I don't sell things because they make money for me. They know I occasionally provide evaluations and criticisms of products, services and techniques I have tried. Some of them have worked out well for me, and others were costly mistakes. By sharing these, I hope to spare the reader the loss of time, and perhaps of money also.

              For years I have had a blog page found on every page of this blog entitled. It is located near the top of the page, at the bottom of the body of a roster of pages.  It is entitled,

      Our Advertising and Commentary Policy

 

              This has existed for years because I receive hundreds of attempts at posting in an attempt to advertise a product, or a cure for something, or a service.  Certainly, I cannot advertise or stand behind a company in Dubai that is unknown to me.  I also can't advertise an appliance company in India. I can't advertise a pest company in Canada when I have never used them.  I can't recommend an obscure cancer treatment that doesn't exist in any of the literature, and is, at best, anecdotal information.  

             If someone sends me a product and asks me to review it, then time permitting, I have done that in the past on a limited basis. However, I will provide an honest assessment, and my opinion is not bought.

          For those who have never read the Advertising and Commentary Policy, I am including it below today.

         Thank you.



  Effective May 1. 2014,  I will no longer be posting commentaries or responses to the posts here, when they includes or contain a link to a webpage for the purpose of advertising, unless there is a prior arrangement to do so. 

       Of late, a huge number of comments received do not relate at all to the post I have written.    Refrigerators on sale this weekend in India do not relate to a post on hand pumps for wells !    

        I am also being asked by others to remove comments or ads, and this is creating liability issues for me.  

     I  feel an obligation to provide information about products I actually use and can truly tell readers about, and not about products of which I know nothing.   

              My focus has always been to bring important preparedness information on varietal topics which only includes advertising when I personally know something about the product, and then I provide my own perspective and reactions.    My purpose has never been to log large numbers of followers, although we do have a fair number of unique users who although they have not signed up to become followers, but who do visit the site, and do participate.  We are a reference for reasonable family preparedness information and I do pay attention to issues of frugality here.
             

 I am also unable to allow posts here that have been placed anonymously or by "opaque users", due to issues of liability.   

I am also not available to the blogs on a daily basis, and so many comments, will simply not be reviewed or posted in a timely manner.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated understanding and cooperation.



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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

An Era of Cognitive Dissonance

          

 


 

 

 

     What is cognitive dissonance ?  Simply put, this is the psychological term employed when an individual has two beliefs that coexist at the same time and that conflict with one another.  It is almost impossible for human beings to move throughout life without experiencing at least some of these conflicts.  Most of the time, when they occur, we experience some degree of mental discomfort until we eventually work out or reprocess such conflicts.

                 For example, a soldier from Europe is serving as a member of the European Forces under the United Nations. Some of the forces have been abusive both physically and sexually to the children and other citizens in the country in which the troops were sent to protect. The soldier reports the soldiers involved, but no action is taken against them, because the United Nations attributes his complaint to racism. He finds himself in an unworkable quandary. He believed in the idea of Europe policing other nations and avoiding some of the worst happenings of war. He believed in the mission of the United Nations in order to leave his own nation and risk his life of such missions. But he also believes that soldiers must not molest or rape the children of people they were sent there to protect. His unworkable situation or his cognitive dissonance with regard to this conflict, eventually leads him to leave the forces. In time, he becomes an outspoken critic of the United Nations and he calls for their being disbanded. He is also disillusioned and angry.

               Most people can look back on their lives and recall an incident or a period where two items they knew or believed flew in direct opposition to one another. This is unpleasant for most of us, and it can take time to sort out our feelings and even longer to plot a reasonable course correction.

               The last couple of years in the world have really been an Era of Cognitive Dissonance.  The United States experienced the most contentious election in recent memory.  People who trusted social media invested heavily in their statements about the election, and about the candidates. When the votes for President Trump piled up faster than was anticipated, a number of states closed counting, and waited for "other ballots coming".  Many people saw evidence of voting irregularities, yet were told by formerly mainstream media that "Biden had clearly received 84 million votes." Americans were shocked when the man who could not fill a parking lot at Waffle House with followers, was declared the winner.  This alone creates mistrust, confusion, anger in Americans, and now many of them don't trust their parties, the system, nor the man who occupies the role.

                Additionally, the COVID-19 episode pitted scientists, physicians and nurses against some of the bodies they have trusted all through their careers. The World Health Organization made untrue and misleading statements during COVID-19. The US CDC gave misleading and confusing information. A few hospitals were full of patients with COVID, but in the US, many of our community and university hospitals stood empty.

               Now, some universities and some employers are insisting upon their employees and students being administered one of the COVID injections. I hesitate to call these immunizations, because they do not meet the definition of such. In many parts of the world, those who have received such injections have died of unusual types of blood clots, allergic reactions, or the sloughing off of skin.  People below twenty have died of blood clots, myocarditis and heart failure or other unanticipated reactions. These vaccines did not do well in animal testing, and there are absolutely no long terms tests on human beings. In addition, there have been just under a thousand miscarriages or stillbirths among pregnant women, particularly nurses, who have received the "vaccine".

                As time passes, more and more respected scientists and noted physicians are expressing extreme regret that COVID injections were attempted at all.  These are experimental injections, and should not be required by anyone.

                 This week we saw some cognitive dissonance in my own house. Although members of my family had not arranged to get a COVID shot, their friends had.  My family members believed they were doing the right thing by not getting an experimental shot with a lot of reported difficulties, they were very upset when Nobel laureate Luc Montagnier said that "everyone who has received even one of these injections will die over time".   My family was horrified as they contemplated a world without many of the people they know.

                   If you are finding that you are sitting in a quandary of cognitive dissonance, I share your discomfort. It's hard to feel comfortable with regard to the future when it appears that everyone from government to media has betrayed the citizenry.  It's hard to listen to the WHO or the CDC when they have spouted a number of things which aren't consistent with anything the rest of us learned about virology, allergy or immunology.

                  With prayer, I hope that you, and the rest of us find clarity as we decide what to believe. Think carefully, if Montagnier and many many other physicians, veterinarians and scientists are correct, then the COVID shot escapade could be the worst public health disaster in the world's history.  Step carefully. The luxury of your confusion as a result of your cognitive dissonance could get you killed.





Tuesday, May 11, 2021

On "Havana Syndrome"

             

      

                                           US Embassy in Havana, Cuba


    It has long been suspected that many, if not most, nations have some manner of a focused energy weapon that could render the enemy nauseated, disoriented, suffering from a headache, balance and visual disturbances etc.  Such a weapon, a veritable "migraine machine" would be useful in war, particularly if you were outnumbered and particularly if an invading force were near a sensitive location and your nation needed to buy time. It might also be useful in espionage, if you were completing a sensitive operation and needed the staff of your opposition to be significantly distracted. The use of such a weapon could be a hard thing to trace, particularly if it were used only for a short period.

                   I first learned that a nation had likely used a focused energy weapon in 2016 when a few articles appeared in newspapers claiming that a number of staff from the US embassy in Cuba, both intelligence and diplomatic posts were complaining about headaches, nausea, dizziness, sleep disturbances, focus problems, etc. Some people were able to recall a hum they heard prior to such symptoms, while others reported a sensation of heat in their heads. US Security and Intelligence personnel eventually concluded that these symptoms were caused by some type of a focused energy weapon, possibly of microwave origin.  Some of these people were simply inconvenienced by these symptoms and improved afterward, but others have had more persistent and longer lasting symptoms and sequelae.  One of the theories on this occurrence was that the Russians were testing their new weapon, and that Cuba had been a good place to test it.

                 In December 2018, a large number of diplomats reported to Canada that they too were experiencing acute onset neurological symptoms which included those mentioned above and also included paralysis. They were told to stay quiet on the phenomenon and most everyone abandoned the Canadian Embassy. Until fairly recently, Canadian military police remained there, but now, they too have been removed. 

                There have been reports that our diplomatic staff in China suffered similar symptoms, but not much has been written about this. There is also a report of this from our diplomats in Uzbekistan.

                In 2020, there was an investigation of Havana Syndrome symptoms that involved a White House staffer in a Northern Virginia suburb, so indications are that someone in possession of this device is on the US East Coast, potentially in the DC area.

               We don't have a complete picture of this phenomenon, but thus far, some of our best minds have concluded that someone, probably agents of our enemies have been testing the settings and different versions of a focused energy or microwave weapon on our diplomats and White House staff. Experts believe that brain and neurological injuries that occur as a result of this weapon are similar to concussion injuries, and would probably respond to the treatments rendered for those.  Without being present during these attacks themselves, we do not know what frequencies are being used. Experts I know do not believe this to be a focused microwave energy, but another focused energy type. Possibly, this is a pulsed radio frequency energy.

               The medical implications of such injuries are not completely known. Someone who experienced a glancing or low level exposure would likely experience ear and balance challenges, like a Meniere's syndrome. At first, it might not even be recognized as a focused energy attack injury. The hope would be that such a person would recover gradually over time from the injury.  The greater the exposure or the greater the damage, the more likely it would be that the injury would be recognized for what it is. Treatment such as oral steroids to decrease inflammation and brain swelling may be used. A cool cap, the type used to treat conventional concussions and migraines could be useful. Antinauseant medications could be useful, and then medications to help with headache pain and sleep, might be used. Fortunately, overt paralysis seems to have been a rare symptom.  Just as repeated concussions may cause brain damage, depression, and violent behavior, it is possible that repeated unrecognized exposures to a focused energy weapon over time could produce similar effects.

                Most of us are interested in abatement. What could be done to protect us from these effects should be live in an area where such a weapon is being used for experimentation ?  Experts believe that the current weapon is bring focused from a distance of two miles or less from the location of its targets. They could focus it from farther away, but this would make delivery to a precise location more difficult, and it would also increase the power required to deliver the pulses. Increasing the power significantly would make identification of the site using the weapon much more possible, and so this is less likely. It would be possible to shield from such a weapon using the principles of a Faraday cage. When we built one of our garages, we learned that it would be easy to Faraday shield it during building using metal netting under the walls. This should be possible for sleeping and working rooms also. It is also possible to buy glass that has metallic netting between the glass, although this would be obvious.

                Although this is an interesting topic, thus far, such weapons have been used on diplomatic and intelligence workers as well as a White House staffer.  So far as we know, it has not yet been used on regular citizens.  For nurses and physicians, this is something we should know about, so that such a test would be detected quickly, upon seeing patients with such symptoms, so that we could not only adequately treat, but notify the correct authorities.

                President Trump, during his presidency, did accuse Cuba of using such a weapon on our diplomats. He may have had more evidence, but I think that any number of our enemies including Russia and China could have been experimenting in Cuba with such a weapon, in a place where Cuba was more likely to be blamed.  My current contacts believe that Russia is most likely to blame. My own theory is that either China or simple terrorists are behind the repeated use of such a weapon.








Data concerning detailed evaluations of the US Embassy employees in Havana

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5885885/

 

 

 

 

           

 

      

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

A Word About Sharpening

                    


 

 

 

        Of all your preparedness supplies, it's not particularly interesting, romantic, or even particularly expensive, but it's an essential and it is frequently omitted or missed. Few preppers have enough of these.

                      Knives are an essential prepping tool, for the preparation for food, for preparing meat after hunting, and for camping, and many other uses. Different knives may need to be sharpened differently, but they do need to be sharpened. Keep in mind that many people are cut more often from a dull knife that is not effective when used, than they are by a sharpened one which performs as expected.

                      Rather than buying an electrical knife sharpener, I would like you to purchase a variety of sharpening stones that will allow you to privately and quickly sharpen the knives you need. Before these disappear in some type of shortage or stoppage in the Suez Canal etc., research and purchase the ones you need.   Put them in a safe place for future use.   Research other sharpening devices and decide what additional equipment you may need, including means of sharpening larger tools, chainsaws, gardening implements, etc.    Research also whether any oils are needed with your sharpening stones. Look up how best to sharpen the sharps you have.  Too many people part with a knife or a sharp device when all that was really necessary was a good sharpening.


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