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Jun 1, 2023Liked by Jeff Childers

Visited my doctor for the first time in several years. He found me in perfect health. He's baffled!

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I'm sure my providers at the VA are surprised I am not dead yet because I refused the covid death shot.

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Kathleen, that was a battle. Congrats.

They all seemed to know and to have talked about my stand. So much for medical privacy.

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It seems that EVERY "provider" of ANYTHING remotely medical is now plugged into a Borgian, Gordian knot of personal medical info about every last one of us, via Their "devices" ~ to which They give more time, energy, attention, and effort than They do to us (formerly known as patients, now mere breathing ~ for a while still ~ and embodied collections of data). They all have immediate access to it all.

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I recently reviewed the so-called Privacy Policy for HIPAA at a practice... it actually should be called the Notice of All the Ways We Disclose Medical Information. They are legally ALLOWED - without our consent - to disclose for research, to organ procurement organizations, of course to the insurance companies, in cases of national security or threats to the President (I am not making that up, and after the last three years and a certain day in January, should raise everyone's red flags), and others.

I wrote on the "sign that you've read the policy" page that although I am aware that these disclosures are allowed, I object to all disclosures except in case of imminent harm.

I am paying cash, so no reason for them to disclose anywhere to anyone. Ugh.

I bet 98% of people have zero idea what HIPAA really allows. And since it allows disclosures for national security, and since the virus was quite obviously now a DOD bioweapon and the injections were countermeasures from the DOD, no wonder they cared no a whit about HIPAA. It was national security, of course.

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You bring up an interesting topic w/ HIPAA. My husband and I got a note from our insurance (thru Obamacare) asking us to participate in a study in which we monitor and document to them all sorts of health related things and in return after several years and complete compliance you receive a small reward (I think it was like $1500 bucks) In the very very fine print that you had to spend a lot of time fishing for when you participate your medical files are opened to them and they can sell that information plus anything you enter into their database for the years of participation.

Additionally, earlier in the year my hospital asked people who had blood drawn to allow it to be catalogued in a database for heredity and other things. They were relentless. They asked at the point of draw and then later, if you said no, called my home.

People really need to start taking their privacy more seriously.

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Indeed.

Seems so many say (1) "it's all out there anyway so why bother, or (2) I have nothing to hide [right. Until the government decides that it doesn't like what you think or say or the decisions you make.], or (3) just don't know about it, or (4) cooperate because it's "convenient."

Well, it's convenient until the censorship starts. My mom had to pay cash for a prescription last year when she was sick with an unknown respiratory ailment could've been The One but tested negative but was crazy sick. Reason for paying cash was because it didn't come by way of electronic rx, and Medicare won't pay for non-EMR prescribed meds. Talk about track and trace. And the med wasn't even one of the banned ones!

My spouse still uses facial recognition to open the phone. I refuse.

Our church wants to photograph and post pics of the VBS on social media. Why don't people understand the power and dangers of doing this nowadays?! This ain't the internet of even ten years ago. Makes me mad.

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Have you encountered friendly practitioners pushing DNA testing? So that they can better predict how you will respond to various medications? "Just let us collect some of your snot on this here Qtip and mail it off to the lab ... "

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I opted out of research sharing. Yes, it is an option.

My doctor didn’t like me very much after that. She’s a bigwig researcher.

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Oh, cool.

How did you do that? Just wrote your own statement?

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Speaking of cash pay....the other day went to schedule my mammogram for a specific date...was told I couldn’t cause it was two days too early for Medicare to cover it. So told them I would pay cash to have it done on the day I wanted. Almost fell out of my chair when the voice on the phone told me “ you can’t pay cash....because you have Medicare”. I explained that yes...I can pay cash for anything. After a couple “no you can’t/yes I can” back and forths I hung up.

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Ridiculous.

I bet you could pay cash. Just have to talk to the right person. Or find a private facility.

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Great points.

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Thank you for this info! I’ll read more carefully next time!

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When my 84 year old friend was in the hospital last year, they gave me his status and said he could be released to my care. (He’d had a positive covid test and he wasn’t sick. They isolated him. ) Anyway, my name is now on the paperwork. I was shocked at the lack of hippa laws .

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Are you unaware that the PCR test is a scam that can't identify any infection?

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That’s why I tested the tomatoes and various inanimate objects. Trying to show my family what a farce it is.

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Jun 1, 2023·edited Jun 2, 2023

HIPAA went out with COVID EMERGENCY POWERS.

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HIPPA is about privacy of medical records, nothing more.

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HIPAA, not HIPPA.

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It’s HIPAA, not hippa. Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act.

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Yes the two "not for profit" clinics and hospitals here, one was Catholic, are co-joined now with all the rest across the whole of central Illinois!! 😡

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One can't separate the priest class from medicine.

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Most medical doctors aren't child molesters like many priests are.

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You ain't seen nothin' yet. Wait for the digital medical i.d. / passports (which will be pushed as so much better than paper records, and likely demanded for international travel).

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That's due to the laws Congress passed regarding electronic medical records some years ago. Those can be accessed by any provider anytime. That's why they began to mandate the records being electronic and not paper.

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They have to continue to dance with those that brung them to their very expensive and profitable occupations if they wish to receive the ROI.

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No privacy left in medical land

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There is No medical privacy🤷‍♀️

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Good for you!!! When I started having to care for my father I was alarmed at the drugs and vaccines they were administering to him. I found out he had been on statins for 25 plus years and finally weaned him off, but not in time to stop the dementia it caused him. But at least we stopped the full decline. Then I refused all vaccines they pushed. It’s amazing the drugs the VA pushes to unsuspecting people. He went home to our Heavenly Father in August 2021.

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I used to be very pro-vaccine. In the military, I was given every vaccine known to man except for the anthrax shot. Thank goodness, considering the anthrax vaccine is one of the factors for developing Gulf War Syndrome.

I had a very bad feeling about the covid death shots. When covid first erupted, I said that it was a bioweapon and people looked at me like I was a nutter. Said the covid shots were also a bioweapon and folks were convinced that I lost my mind.

My previous PCP wanted to put me on statins. Flat out told her "no." She asked me why and I told her I was worried about muscle pain and memory problems that statins can cause. There were only minor irregularities with my cholesterol.

The vets I worry about are the ones suffering with PTSD, depression, and anxiety. They may not have the energy to question their doctor's recommendations and just blindly accept whatever the doc wants to prescribe.

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As to the minor "irregularities" with your cholesterol. The whole "cholesterol causes heart disease" model has turned out to be a scam to promote statins. Some studies have even shown that high cholesterol promotes longevity. There's a good discussion of this at A Midwestern Doctor's substack.

https://amidwesterndoctor.substack.com/p/what-can-statins-teach-us-about-the?utm_source=profile&utm_medium=reader2

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forty years ago the cholesterol normal range was much higher than it is now. I think that as new medicines are developed the "normal" range keeps coming down, how else can they push these drugs on the populace?

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Same with diabetes.

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I watched a very interesting podcast related to this that you might be interested in:: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xCr3mvFCHM. It is part 3 in a terrific series by Dr. Paul Mason on heart disease. He co authored a study with Dr. Ben Bikman (who I adore) which you may be interested in (in general) but specifically if you are low carb: https://journals.lww.com/co-endocrinology/fulltext/2022/10000/statin_therapy_is_not_warranted_for_a_person_with.14.aspx

Also, older people should have slightly elevated cholesterol. It is the small LDL and the ratio of HDL to triglyceride that people should keep their eye on. Also, if you get your cholesterol or any bloodwork done be sure not to ec=xercise heavily before (within 24h) the test. It could effect LDL and AST ALT numbers due to inflammation/repairing muscle. I have never had a doctor tell me that and when I brought in the scientific literature to my own doctor I am pretty sure it ended up in the burn barrel.

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At least 25 years ago my naturopath was concerned that my cholesterol was low. Said low cholesterol is linked to Alzheimer’s. But, darnit, it’s still low! My western doc congratulated me on it the other day 🤣

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I think there is probably a range of what’s healthy and it varies from individual to individual. This one size fits all medicine is nonsense imo.

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Years ago I watched a show (60 minutes?) and there is a senior living group in California that has been monitoring everyone for many years. We were told plaques and tangles are what caused Alzheimer’s or dementia. Turns out a 93 year old woman was driving everyone else around on errands and she had plaques and tangles. The younger women, some had it some didn’t. When they did the study, they found out the common denominator on all the people there that developed Alzheimer’s was low blood pressure. My father, and myself, have extremely low blood pressure. My memory sucks, and my dad had dementia when he passed. I realize that it is not a cholesterol issue, but it is along the same lines.

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My naturopath showed me a study stating that as you get older having cholesterol between 220 and 240 was the ideal range. The study looked at cholesterol levels of people with the greatest longevity.

My level was about 290. I cut out cheese (sad) and took 3g of niacinamide (per my naturopath). Level came down to 250 in about 4 months. After I lost 20# it came down to 193. My naturopath said it was too low and gave me the ranges above. The PC said the only thing you get by lowering cholesterol naturally is a natural heart attack and pressured me to take statins. I left and changed doctors.

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It's great to read about everyone else's experience with statins - thanks for posting!

I inherited the "high cholesterol" array from my grandmother. Decided to check with a Johns Hopkins doc who has 1M+ people's test results in his database. According to data, it's more likely than not that I will develop blockages even though I had only a "tiny" amount at the time. So I took atorvastatin (completely free to patients - why is that?) for 60 days. My numbers went down but then he said I would also need to take ezetimibe (~$30 for 90 pills) to get the LDL down. He told me the LDL can never be "too low." I had continual intestinal gurgling noises and some farting. So I called back and said I'm done. He then prescribed rosuvastatin (also completely free!). I haven't taken it yet. He told me there is no data requiring CoQ10 with statins and no data showing increased Alzheimers from taking statins. Of course AST and ALT levels can get wacky, but he doesn't think that's an issue.

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I know Mercola just piblished something about this recently but his stories are blocked 2 days out.

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KBB, another good source of truth on the cholesterol myth is "The Clot Thickens" by Dr Maclcolm Kendrick.

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Thank you for that link.

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Interesting

Prolactin- which is okay if your breastfeeding but if it stays high for both women, men and children ( yep ) that could cause hair loss among other hormonal imbalances.

The testing ratio was 2-10 with about 6/7 being normal, now the ratio is all the way up 2-20 thats double folks.

Thats a bonus for the hair loss business.

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Same here with the military and vaccines. Fortunately the anthrax roll out was halted before my unit mandated it. I was prepared to lose my career over it because I wasn’t going to take it.

Just saw my PCP at the VA for the first time in 3+ years. When talking about blood tests she asked about checking cholesterol. I said not to bother because if it was high I’m not going on statins anyway. She and the nurse laughed and said “At least you’re honest”. The VA still doesn’t ‘officially’ know my vaccine status although my refusal to tell them probably speaks volumes.

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My ex-husband lives in South Texas and goes to the VA, I assume Corpus Christi, for his medical. The doctors there did not and are not pushing the Wuhan shots.

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Thank you!

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My mom the same as your father...on statins for 25 years (her PCP...”oh it’s such a low dose she is on”.) Well 25 years of low dose statins gave her dementia, also. I got her off the statins late 2020, and as her PoA for healthcare I ‘declined’ the Jabs and the flu shots in the last two years of her life.

She was the only unvaxxed person in the assisted living place where she lived!

She passed away from congestive heart failure on Mother’s Day 2021.

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My doc who initially questioned my state of mind when I refused the poison, now gives me kudos for standing my ground. Said he wishes he did the same. I believe a lot of docs will be eating crow.

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We were definitely marginalized and even demonized.

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Jeff's content, wit and wisdom are awesome, and what makes this place better is the amazing and brilliant people in the community of commenters. 24K GOLD🔥

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I am baffled they even want to see you anymore. I know from the VA here, that they refuse unjabbed people and still oblige everyone to get the injections.

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How is that legal for them to refuse to see them… But then how has any of this been legal?

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this whole circus was totally illegal to begin with. How can a doctor refuse to see a patient, or refuse to treat a patient? Yet it happened to me too and not because of the jab but because I refused the meds the doc wanted to prescribe (unnecessarily)

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Yikes! Which VA?

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Seems like it were most of the VA hospitals. I read an article about it when the mandates ended in May. No mandates except for the VA it said

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I haven’t experienced that in KC.

I don’t know about the main hospital but the clinic I go to finally dropped the mask mandate very recently.

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The REAL COVID timeline:

It’s Bio-BOMB, like the vx, not what you were drilled

https://scientificprogress.substack.com/p/the-real-covid-timeline

Bio-BOMB, not “vaccine”, not “gene-therapy”

This 5th gen war, includes a war on semantics.

https://scientificprogress.substack.com/p/not-vaccine-not-gene-therapy-just

What do bioweapons have to do with the Department of Energy?

Anybody answering these questions PLEASE ? !!!

https://scientificprogress.substack.com/p/what-do-bioweapons-have-to-do-with

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Yeah. Most doctors seem to want to sweep the past couple of years under the rug. I don't intend to go to one anytime soon.

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I have not been in since I had my daughter. I’m concerned I have something going on right now but I’m more concerned what they will do and my online info if I go in. So I don’t.

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Lisa, Should your issues increase look for an integrative health doctor unattached to any hospital system. You may have to pay out of pocket, but I can say I found her worth it.

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Thank you Patty. 😘

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Lisa, they are also call Functional Medicine Drs.

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Lisa, I truly understand your reluctance, bc I did everything I could to avoid going to the hospital, but do you think you can go in with the thought of getting information and can walking out if you don’t like it or feel pressured to do something you don’t like? You are savvy enough to do that. Don’t give them more information than you need to. Using the “no comment” comment would be useful. Even though, in some cases, they can’t be fully trusted, until there are many more alternatives, and certainly ones that will be covered by insurance would be nice, they are still the first line of defense.

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I appreciate that I really do. I am concerned too - and why I want to go in to make sure all is OK. But, I don’t trust their data practices at all. Since I have not been to the doctor they have no way of knowing if I am or not. I am more concerned about long term what they will do to control our lives.

Re med I will not do much if anything they tell me so the real reason is for diagnosis.

If we had the $ I’d go to a provate doctor who I trust. But we don’t really. We are very tight since I quit my job.

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I get it. I’d love to go to a naturopath. On SS so Medicare won’t pay. I am concerned about eventual control also and when I was asked the question earlier this year I answered NO without thinking. Crap! Oh well, they know more about us right now than we think!!!

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I think it’s still good to go for a check up. At least the insurance will cover it but you are not obligated to continue your care with them. You can seek a second and a third opinion. Also, I know some functional medicine practitioners take Care Credit, it’s like a credit card and you would need to make payment and I believe for some time it’s interest free

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Yeah. I understand. I feel that they will screw it up more than letting nature take its course or using homeopathic medicine to try to cure.

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I bet they don't even ask about your jab status anymore.

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I used to feel that way (not wanting them to ask about my covid jab status) but found out at my recent eye exam, my eye doctor does ask this question. When she asked me, I kindly asked her why she needed to know. She told me she's seen a huge increase of certain eye issues that she believes might be due to the jabs so by asking the question, she's trying to keep track. I don't know if she's reporting these cases or what but I could tell she was concerned about it. Except for my eye appointments, I haven't seen a doctor in over 4 years but I wonder if it's possible some doctors are bucking the "safe & effective" jab narrative and also asking the question because they've also seen huge increases of illnesses?

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That is very interesting, another commenter a day or two ago said something similar. In fact he said his eye doctor guessed he wasn't vaccinated by the lack of blood clots in his eye!

Whenever asked a question that's not relevant to the immediate situation, I always politely ask, "why is that relevant?" before answering. If the response isn't a good one (i.e. explaining the direct relevance) then I decline to answer the question. I have no desire to participate in fishing expeditions.

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One of my jabbed relatives suffered a detached retina, so I believe that was the cause of it. Another had a recurrence of cancer but I’m sure they’re not connecting it with the shots.

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My veterinarian had a detached retina. I don’t know for sure but assume he got jabbed since he’s very pro-jab for the animals.

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I just learned of a local woman who was blinded by the vaccine. Doctors of course are baffled and can find no cause for her sudden blindness that she discovered upon awakening the morning after her third shot. (Moderna)

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LuAnne, my niece had the same experience at her last eye appointment!!

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I wear contacts so I have to see an eye doctor annually. I need a new doc, as my last appointment in JANUARY 2023, he required all patients to wear a freaking mask. I almost walked out but was down to my last pair of contacts and didn't want to have to find a new one as I had already had to reschedule twice due to dealing with health issues with my mom so I sucked it up, but did tell him at the end that I would not be back. Obviously no comments about eye issues or microclots from him.

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Definitely time to find a new eye doctor!

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yep, it kind of surprised me, as we had chatted casually in the past and he kind of came off a conservative to me, he bought a building and was getting ready to move his practice last year and was complaining about government red tape, and regulations, AND he had no mask mandate in 2022. So no idea what happened to him. I gave small biz a pass in 2021 as our county had mandates and of course they were targeting small businesses and snitches were turning them in. But not now. Heck, even my mom's doctors offices don't require masks this year!?

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Retinal Vascular Occlusion has been a result of the shots. So, yes, I agree there’s a valid reason for asking.

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Jun 1, 2023·edited Jun 1, 2023

I would think this ONLY if they are private and not in a group or corporation

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When my electronic medical record is pulled up, at the very top highlighted in yellow is the notation, "Tested for Covid NO."

At one time, I fully expected bells and whistles to go off, a VA police officer Taser ready to show up, to make me comply.

No doubt buried in my medical record is the notation that I am uncooperative.

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I’m labeled non compliant since I weaned off all the useless prescriptions . My insurance dictated system Millenium lists vax history on every visit printout. I feel like a hypocrite because I go to the primary care guy to appease disability. I had to fight to keep my benefits for 8 months ( lawyer $184 a month) . When I moved to Florida they claimed I was cured of a laundry list of issues because the sunshine helped my seasonal affective disorder depression. Thank God for my integrative medicine doctor who actually helps me , out of the insurance dictated system.

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Jun 1, 2023·edited Jun 1, 2023

Good! You’re right to be “uncooperative”! Be ungovernable as El Gato Malo likes to say 🙂

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Everyone of them who took the covid jab developed covid.

Imagine that!

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And transmitted it. And got hospitalized. And some died!

But never mind.

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I saw a comment in a Twitter link yesterday. She said Omicron was the vaccine.

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Do you mean if you got Omicron and recovered, it would act as a natural immunity vaccine?

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My Doctor didn’t bury my non-compliance status. It is in RED at the top right next to my name: Covid Vaccine REFUSED.

I’m surprised that any of us keep our health insurance the way this Mengele(n) medical industrial complex is parroting an easily refuted “safe and effective” lie.

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Oh my...in red.

I have a bad feeling about all this tracking.

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I’m uncooperative as well after refusing ALL vaccines and refusing statins as well as GERD medication (which they suggest I have simply because I have a hoarse voice). All I need from my physician is lab work. Still trying to find a good homeopathic physician in my area.

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Good thing you refused the GERD medication which can cause dementia and kidney disease.

Wonder why doctors keep pushing drugs that can cause dementia.

https://www.nextavenue.org/the-dangerous-side-effects-of-acid-reflux-drugs/

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GERD meds also weaken your bones. The worst thing about them is they are prescribed for everyone who has occasional stomach discomfort or a chronic cough. Doctors don't seem to realize that some problems are caused by low stomach acid, but just keep throwing out the acid-reducing meds that make matters worse.

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I was prescribed Fosamax to strengthen my bones. Took it once a week and on the day I took it, I had tremendous muscle pain in neck and shoulder. Found out later that it can also cause jaws to disintegrate and unexplained breaks of femurs.

Tossed that Rx in the trash.

https://www.drugwatch.com/fosamax/lawsuits/#:~:text=1789%20include%3A,Fosamax%20with%20respect%20to%20ONJ

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Control and demise

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I sometimes use Walk-in Labs online. No doctor required. Select, pay, go to Labcorp or Quest, get results online.

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Kathleen, I would venture to say you are defiant also. I certainly am.

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I am outraged.

...because of what they did to us.

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Yes! Do you follow Dr. William Makis's substack? Nearly every day I get a new post detailing examples of young people who died in their sleep, or died sitting at their desk at school, who contracted devastating cancers, etc. etc. after receiving the poison shots. Just today I saw a Facebook post about a young man (age not given, but he looked to be in his twenties) who died unexpectedly. He had worked for the sheriff's department in his area for just a few months. It's honestly frightening at times; so many dying and so many people still blind to what is happening.

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Mark Crispin Miller also has a Substack detailing injuries and deaths.

https://markcrispinmiller.substack.com/

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Pertinent medical history is buried. Assessments such as you mention are highlighted and readily accessible to all users ("authorised" users, of course, which the patient is NOT) of what was once a medical chart.

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Are you saying that a patient is not authorized to see what is in their electronic medical record?

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I know that with the more ginormous entities (specifically, Kaiser, and I believe UHC is similar) it is all your life's worth to try to get what you want from them in the way of records. And it seems to be literally impossible to get them to correct any inaccuracies in said records. My nurse, who works with many patients, said that she has a couple of times succeeded in getting them to add a patient's written statement of objection to recorded "facts" which were erroneous, but they would NOT actually correct anything in their records; they would just grudgingly enter the patient's objection to what was in the record. I have no proof that they have notes which are available solely to providers (such as "uncooperative" or "resistant"), but am certain that they must.

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I wouldn't be surprised if there are certain "code" words that are used by them to denote less than compliant patients.

With the VA you can actually log onto MyHealtheVet and see the medical notes that were written about your visit. And a veteran can also fill out a form at Patient Records and request a printed copy. One thing I did discover, which is good, any messages that I sent to my providers via Secure Messaging on MyHealtheVet showed up in my medical record. So there is at least a paper trail if a medical problem is brought to a providers attention by the veteran.

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Yes they do BFM, went for my medicare annual last week and she asked (with no judgment) and made a note in the computer. I said ‘they make you note that?’ And she said yes and rolled her eyes. On to the next question...

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Unfortunately, they still do. Had a mammo at the beginning of this year and got asked.

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They don’t!

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Medicare asks a lot of questions that are none of their business!

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They don't. But at least on my charts they put that I was not vaccinated with the jab. Maybe that's why they don't ask.

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Nope! They do not.

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I haven't found a doctor that wants to know why my 68-year old carotid arteries are completely clear of arteriosclerosis when I eat a mostly carnivorous diet.

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bahahahahaha! Because those on the up and up know that real chemical free meat is actually better for you than sugar and fake crap

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What? But Froot Loops and Count Chocula are more nutritious than eggs for breakfast, the government told me so.

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You believe them to your own detriment.

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I've eaten at least two eggs for breakfast every day since I was a child. I should've been dead decades ago from "high cholesterol." Instead, I'm quite fit and look years younger than my chronological age.

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Eggs are an actual superfood. Unlike any vegetable or fruit.

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I used to eat 4 jumbos for breakfast until I came down with a case of the crud that killed my appetite, when I started following the Dave Thomas diet.

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Real meat and chemical free meat are made of the same chemicals.

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As a farmer/rancher: Respectfully, you are bonkers. Real meat has no chemicals…not if your animal was never given any chemical shots, or chemically-laced bioengineered feed, and if you don’t spray your pastures.

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No added synthetic chemicals. Thank you for your service. Ranchers are the unsung heroes of humanity.

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Where can you find that kind of meat ?

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I get mine from a local rancher. Delicious and so nutritious.

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All material things in the universe are made with chemical elements found on the periodic table.

You must not have taken any science at all because said periodic table is hanging on the wall i any science classroom. That said, there are naturally occurring chemicals and manmade chemicals, and you must be saying that there are no manmade chemicals in your animals, but how do you know that you or they are not eating them. Call me bonkers one more time and I will block your ignorance.

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Howdo you block someone!

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I don’t follow your thinking here…?

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I can't say it any more clearly.

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Good on you! I adopted strict carnivore the end of January. Surprisingly easy to stick with, unlike keto or low carb.

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And completely unlikely to cause cardiovascular disease as long as one isn't deficient in MK-7.

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Though, it is calcium deposits that cause damage to heart valves and arteries. Nothing to do with eating meat. I take lots of vitamin D, which mobilizes calcium out of bones, the K2 helps deposit it back into bones and teeth.

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Calcium deposits provide a place for rancid cholesterol to attach to form plaque. Meat is one of the best sources for calcium.

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Your information is incorrect. Meat is not a good source for calcium, dairy is. Arterial plaque is caused by elevated blood sugar glycating the epithelial cells lining the arteries. The cholesterol found in these lesions is your body’s attempt to repair the arteries to prevent ruptures. Also, the cholesterol in your bloodstream is not from eating meat. It is made by your liver because it is essential to life.

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I take it daily, have been for a few years.

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Of course, you don't have to since it is lipid soluble, unlike MK-4.

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Check that one off your Bucket list.

Item : My last visit to a Practicing Medicine facility "forever"!

I'm taking control of my own health! A+ for Humor.

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be careful... My grandfather used to relay a story from his doctor. The doctor gave him a clean bill of health, so my grandfather jokingly replied: "So I'll live to be 100?". His doctor said that he never says such things. He said it once to a patient, and the minute the patient stepped out of his office he dropped dead!

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I remember when HPPA first came out. The receptionist explained it was passed to protect my medical information so that only certain entities have access. I responded, "Right, so the government can have access and I won't." Turns out I was right on the money. I have had to jump through hoops to get any of my own info, signing this and that, showing ID...which they copy....but it seems everyone and their assistant knows all about the medical me.

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Jun 2, 2023·edited Jun 2, 2023

Just curious…if you’re in perfect health, why did you visit him?

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2 year "medicare" checkup, bloodwork primary reason (for my own understanding). Doc was also perplexed by my more than satisfactory vit D level - gosh, I just don't know how that happened!!

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I hope you told your doc "no surprise to me--I refused the bioweapon jab"!!

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He's baffled? If he did NOT hand you a prescription, in case..., I will send him a bouquet of red roses,

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Regarding LGBTQ++++ Why AreAll These Brands (AB Inbev, Target, North Face Et Al.) Are Committing Suicide at the Alter of Woke? It's a trap!

WEF controls the banks, the banks control the money, the money controls these companies which are being destroyed to erase American identity making us easier to conquer while creating a lower class

The following is a transcription from other people speaking:

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What's happening is we are dealing with a communist insurgency that is undermining the values and the identity of the American public. What they are doing is they are intentionally creating a scenario where the American people are rejecting this initiative, [and this] is actually hurting iconic American brands that remove much of the American identity. So, when you name these companies off: all of these companies represent America - when you think of them traditionally.

So now, they're removing part of the identity, which is part of the communist process called demoralization. There's less identity in America, there's less to fight for, which makes it easier to conquer. Alright.

Then on top of it, one of the goals, of communism, is to create two classes of very poor and very rich. So what they're doing here is they are getting the American public to cancel all their own companies. That actually hurts their own neighbors who are good, hardworking American people. The people at Bud Light - at the top - are not the ones feeling the pain here. It's the delivery drivers, it's the hard working red, white, and blue Americans that believe the same [things] that you all believe, who are getting fired or laid off, or losing because of this.

So they have run an operation to push this initiative down the companies' throats intentionally, where the companies cannot resist it because they're required to do so for their funding, knowing that the American people are going to reject it and destroy these companies, creating the lower class system that they're trying to create in the first place.

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Don't play their game, don't get their investment. And who is funding the HRC? Surprise, surprise, it's George Soros's, 'Open Society Foundation'. Now, this HRC has introduced the arbitrary credit rating to everything: States, municipalities, and even schools. Imagine that: there are people who are deciding what credit score an individual school can get. They threaten them by having these big funds withhold investments into them.

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These excerpts are from two insightful videos regarding CEI, DEI, and ESG , full transcripts here (CRITICAL READING): https://tritorch.substack.com/p/why-all-these-brands-ab-inbev-target

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All of us who are awake need to prepare to live without their crap. I buy local and support local artisans, farmers etc. Liquor, food, cosmetics etc. I haven't been in these big stores for years. You would be surprised what you can do without. Most of it is crap anyway. They need to go bankrupt. Then maybe some of these investors will sue the board of directors, ceo etc for not performing their fiduciary responsibility to shareholders. Instead of their own woke agendas. Go woke go broke. Good.

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SadieJay wrote a great substack about NOT purchasing in June. A thoughtful attempt to get us all to realize how much we buy that we don’t need. Going back to simpler life.

https://open.substack.com/pub/sadiejay/p/dont-buy-until-july?utm_source=direct&r=rjcwe&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

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Agree 100%. We have been trained our entire lives to be consumers and to buy things just for the sake of having stuff. That dopamine rush from hitting the buy button on Amazon is real. People become shopaholics for a reason.

There is real pleasure in living an austere life, buying only what one needs, and then seeking out good value when actually purchasing. Society labels people who do this as cheapskates or misers rather than recognizing the virtue in living frugally. It's just another attempt to find fulfillment in worldly goods rather than God.

My thinking has changed 180 degrees on this over time as I used to buy into the consumerism when I was young, laughably justifying it as doing my part for the economy. (Remember George Bush telling us it was patriotic to go shopping after 9-11? SMH.) I am much happier for it now.

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Had similar discussion on local conservative women’s group recently. Just don’t shop in June except for absolute necessities

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Anybody know? I have kidney issues and am not supposed to take Aleve. I cannot take any pain meds without side effects. I was thinking today....so I can't take an over the counter, but can take big pharma...mmmm. Just maybe another "mandate" whose truth is not true and another push to only big pharma?

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Learn about homeopathy.

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Yes!

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Anybody know what? I’m not sure what you are asking about. I do have an issue with being down a kidney. I can’t take ibuprofen or aleve or anything really. And I found that even pHarma pills are off the table, which is good anyway. 🤷‍♀️

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Thanks for sharing!

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Great idea.

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You'd be surprised how much useful stuff can be found at thrift stores, for pennies on the original dollar.

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Local still needs investigation though. We jettisoned mass-produced beer for local years ago. But one held a 'family drag show' a few months ago, and another just announced new 'pride month' rainbow themed beers and is hosting drag night bingo. A local bookstore is promoting their anti-book banning agenda by promoting package deals on the porn books we are trying to get taken out of our schools.

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Oh yes. Always do your due diligence. By going local, you will start building up networks with like minded people. This will help when things fall apart.

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Agreed. Local can be super woke too.

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My local independent kava bar is pandering to woke. I told the owner why I won’t be back.

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that's how they learn, the power of the purse

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Except our purse is so much smaller than the dark money bank ruining lives of ordinary working people.

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Especially if you live in Woketown, USA.

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Yea a lot of our local places are quite liberal

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Donna I believe we are close. Which local beers? Boulevard or KC Bier?

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Crane Brewing in Raytown had the family drag night, and then I just saw a post about the pride beers and drag bingo at East Forty Brewing. sucks, we used to like both places although Crane was giving a free beer for getting the jab so that should have been our first clue. Also Chicken n Pickle had a family drag night last fall, although we've never actually gone there, but my son and his wife and friends go there a lot. No idea if he took my boycott advice. Boulevard is all in on the green new deal crap, previous owner John McDonald is woke but he sold out and I haven't seen any BS at their Tap Room, which I do love to visit, but looks like new-ish owners Duvel Moortgat are in on the wokeness too.

RATS! https://www.boulevard.com/events/pints-for-pride-bingo/ Just checked and didn't see any pride month events at KC Bier Co. Frankly, we are in LS and spend the most time at Grains and Taps and Fringe, and think they are both conservative owned. But we venture out and like variety. List is getting shorter though.

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Good to know. Sad about Crane. Would have thought the Raytown location would have meant not so woke. Not surprised by Boulevard. I think I’ll stay in the dark about KC Bier since it’s my beer of choice. Friend of mine bought a place on 40 Hwy in April. I’ll ask if he’s serving Bud products.

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Yeah, we both really liked their Tea Wiess and going hiking on the rock island trail that goes by there and then coming in for a cold one. Our favorite haunt was The Scene on 40 highway for years, the owner used to book a bunch of 80's metal/hair bands and some great local bands too. Got shut down and lost his liquor license by Q Lucas's covid minions. We were there the night they had the cops raid the place. Was on the news "people were there without masks past the curfew, and a live band was playing" ...oh, the horror! Really miss that place, although the beer selection was random and not good, the music was great. Another 2020 casualty.

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As has been repeated here and elsewhere. Local & Local , plus additional Local.

This applies to everything. Take manufactured scarcity as applied to energy use for transport. Once this takes hold (for whatever reasons) it will make more sense to produce food locally wherever possible especially when you consider the toxic and under regulated supply that the FDA routinely approves. The more people support this the more affordable things become. When people have things to trade, communities benefit.

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I lived in a community that tried to make a barter and trade group. We did it by making an exchange where you could build up credit in our little system and use it to trade within the group. While it didn't succeed, I think the premise is a good one. People do it IRL in a casual way anyway, especial in rural and farming communities.

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problem is they have gobbled up so many "mom and pop" operations that in some instances the only place you buy what you need is at one of these stores.

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The ones that don't get "gobbled" are the ones that offer fairly competitive prices, really good customer service and who know their customers and offer just what they want and need. Sometimes mom and pop have been gouging customers forever. They need to go away. The good ones that are well run remain and thrive.

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Until they force locals to stop growing and selling. It's history remade.

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Yes! That’s exactly what I’ve been saying for weeks - surely massive lawsuits are coming by shareholders? I know next-to-nothing about such things but I do know that the heads/policy-makers at publicly traded companies are held to strict laws prohibiting any action that knowingly (or even likely) will hurt investors. Lawsuits seem inevitable - can’t happen soon enough.

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"Held to strict laws" ... Not tryin' to be ugly, but BWAHAHAHAHA! That is such a quaint concept in our spiffy new post-Constitutional nation.

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Jun 1, 2023·edited Jun 1, 2023

Interesting points!

I’m not really sure how much companies like these really define our identity though. If they go away, we won’t lose our identity. Iconic companies like Montgomery Ward have come and gone and it hasn’t had any effect. I think we need to focus on our principles and values as a nation rather than using companies like Target as proxies for our identity.

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Absolutely RL. Loyalty to a brand is a false loyalty. Loyalty to principles is far more important and has eternal significance.

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Except Crayola. There just aren't better crayons in the US that I was able to find.

(only half-joking here)

They're probably woke now, too. Good thing I don't need to by them anymore.

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Amen!

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Target and AB InBev are not even American companies. There is a video going around social media like wildfire saying the same thing - that this is communists trying to destroy American companies and jobs, and that if companies want capital, they have to play the game or they will get starved out. We need Patriot mutual funds who can step into the capital gap! And support for the parallel economy. Yeah there are good conservative AB distributors and drivers and so on. But Americans are not necessarily drinking less beer, they are shifting their spend. Maybe Yuengling is hiring - their sales have gone through the roof. And the American story is littered with entrepreneurs who took on big corporate for all kinds of reasons and built themselves an empire. See: Michael Dell, Fred Smith (FedEx), Charles Schwab, etc. But not sure today's generation has the hutzpah, work ethic or drive to do that. Easier to just complain, protest and collect that government check.

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It fell to me to purchase beer and wine for our HOA's annual Memorial Day pool party.

I carefully made sure not to purchase anything owned by AB InBev, and went out of my way to buy Yeungling - America's oldest brewer.

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That's no small task, was amazed how many once locally owned beers are under their umbrella when this whole boycott came out. I used to like Kona but had to scratch them off the list.

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Yuengling is a better beer than Corona. Don't drink bud

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Target is based in Minneapolis though? How is it not American?

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Sometimes you funny! : )

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Maybe Minneapolis belongs to Somalia now?? 🤔😬

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Jun 1, 2023·edited Jun 2, 2023

Well, I'm from MN and we born and raised here no longer own this state. Haven't in a long time. Walz is doing everything in his power to destroy us and is doing a fantastic job. I no longer recognize this state. We are becoming CA jr.

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So does Maine according to my sister.

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OH, you are right. For some reason I thought Target was French-owned??

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NO Donna! That's Target' (Tar zhe),.......

Later Jay

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It’s isn’t, and hasn’t ever been. I think maybe that rumor started with the mocking “Tar zhay” pronunciation people were using for a while.

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yes, you're right. My hubby used to call it that, and said it was because they were French and I never fact-checked him, lol.

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I think Kohl’s is on the same bandwagon. I’m about to make a trip over there and make some noise if I see anything I don’t like.

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oh yes, I started boycotting them when they cancelled My Pillow, would not be surprised if they are celebrating pride month too.

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Me too for cancelling My Pillow but I guess I mellowed out. :( I take Prime packages back there and get a 25% Kohl's discount. I know. I know

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Hey we do what we can. I did go in there with my MIL during the holiday season. My mom likes those tacky Christmas sweatshirts and they used to carry them, but they didn't have any? So I didn't buy anything. But my MIL did, she had Kohl's cash 'she had to spend'....

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There is a conservative value mutual fund. Make sure you are asking your financial advisor to get you out of funds that don’t align with your values. If they tell you there aren’t any, you need a new advisor. My husband is a CFP and he definitely sells non ESG funds.

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Check out Second Vote funds, might be 2ndVote. Score based on values friendly or neutral, won’t invest in woke.

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Thanks! Says they don't sell direct, you have to buy through a broker or financial advisor? Pretty small asset base, I will monitor for a while.

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My husband and I do our own investing; we don't have an advisor. I know American Century said they do not use ESG scores as investment criteria in a recent prospectus update, which is good, but frankly have not had time to look further.

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I do miss Sears craftsman tools.

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The old made in America ones.

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& Lifetime guarantee

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Gotta big red box full of them. Lowe's carries them now with the same warranty and if you bought from Sears, Craftsman still honors the warranty. Just take them to Lowe's, fill out the paperwork and exchange them.

Also, Lowe's Kobalt tools were being made here in the states, that was early on -that situation may have changed. I like their wrenches pretty well. Hope that helps.

Later Jay

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Appreciate that, thank you!

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I agree, they've destroyed Disney and Coca-Cola (both iconic American brands) and we've barely skipped a beat. I agree, we need to focus on traditional values, not loyalty to consumer brands.

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Well said. But capitalism is the heart of our free economy and needs to be. I think this shows there is an important connection with political agendas and how we vote with our dollar.

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But capitalism doesn’t mean large corporations only. This was a great article about how protecting large corporations is antithetical to true capitalism.

https://brownstone.org/articles/how-lockdowns-bolstered-an-industrial-cartel/

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Free-market capitalism was long ago coopted by corporatism. They aren't close to the same thing and most of the Republican party claim to be the former but are actually the latter. The Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney types being obvious examples.

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I've heard this said, "The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them" accordingly, sounds like the commies are working the plan but my neck is much too pretty for stretch'in.

Later Jay

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Agreed.

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Oh I agree completely! In fact, small businesses in my mind are even more important, prob even comprise a larger percentage of a capitalistic economy.

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Thank you - folks here should subscribe to Brownstone's posts, as they are about 100% on target. Ditto for Victor Davis Hanson's writings and radio program (SiriusXM Patriot, "Just The News Radio", Saturday mornings).

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But with capitalism, comes what my econ teacher in college used to call 'creative destruction' - a simplistic example is the horse and buggy whip industry, but lots of companies crash and burn for all sorts of reasons. This trend towards 'protecting jobs' and industries actually warps capitalism by 'saving' companies under the auspices of protecting the economy and jobs. I say let them fail. Government picking winners and losers has never worked out in the long run.

Over-regulation is what has helped companies get so large, especially banks and physician practices, since more and more regs means you have to have enormous scale to justify the costs of compliance. Big companies love more regs as they know the burden of them will put smaller competitors out of business, that they could then utilize cheap interest rates to buy them out at a cheaper rate. But that house of cards is going to fall. 3 highly leveraged PE backed companies have filed ch 11 in the last month, including physician behemoth Envision Health. PE has been on a buying spree for years and cheap capital era is in the rear view mirror. Things will get ugly, but think they are trying to prop things up until after the 2024 election. Remains to be seen if they can do it.

https://pitchbook.com/news/articles/three-chapter-11-filings-push-leveraged-loan-default-rate-to-two-year-high

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some of these companies are weak financially and what better way to make tens of millions $$$$ is to sh