Leaders of the City of Berkeley Plan to Combat Public Violence with Laughter Yoga, Singing and Bubbles

Tucker Carlson mocks the plan by the leaders of the City of Berkeley to combat public violence from revolutionary communists with dancing, an empathy tent, bubbles, and sponge-sword fights. [Don’t laugh. This is not silly or even stupid. It is the calculated response of leftists in city government who are sympathetic to the goals of the violent revolutionaries and do not want to hinder their movement.] –GEG

The city of Berkeley is considering opposing left-wing violence with “laughter yoga,” “singing” and “bubbles,” Steve Doocy reported on “Fox & Friends” this morning.

The liberal city – particularly the University of California-Berkeley – has become the center of an ongoing debate over free speech.

In February, the city was engulfed by violent protests after a mob of radical, “anti-fascist” activists shut down Milo Yiannopoulos’ event at the university. In April, Ann Coulter’s scheduled speech on campus was canceled due to threats of violence.

In an April email chain, which included multiple city council members and Mayor Jesse Arreguin, city volunteer commissioner Phoebe Anne Sorgen suggested starting a “peace force” to stop the violence.

“Envision Wavy Gravy, bubbles, singing, laughter yoga! Occupella. Buddhist Peace Meditators. Fencing with sponge noodles,” she wrote. “Will Edwin set up the Empathy tent? How about a volleyball game in the middle of the park and/or a square dance? Will Code Pink pls bring peace symbol cookies to pass out, and daisies.”

On “Fox & Friends” this morning, Tucker Carlson said Sorgen is painting a picture of the parking lot at a Grateful Dead show.

“That’s not the profile of the person throwing rocks through windows at Berkeley or shouting down conservative speakers,” Tucker said. “These people aren’t liberals. They’re not going to be moved by yoga or by sponge sword fights.”

He explained that they’re violent authoritarians who want to shut down dissenting opinions by force.

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Harvard Researcher Debunks Claim That Unvaccinated Children Spread More Disease Than Vaccinated Children

Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych, a scientist with a Ph.D. in Immunology, says that unvaccinated children do not pose a higher threat of spreading disease than vaccinated children.  The following vaccines cannot prevent transmission of disease either because they are not designed to do so or because they are used for non-communicable diseases: IPV (inactivated polio vaccine), Tetanus, DTaP diphtheria, DTap pertussis, flu shots, and Hepatitis B.  Discrimination in schools against non-immunized children is without scientific basis. –GEG

Do unvaccinated children pose a higher threat to the public than the vaccinated?

It is often stated that those who choose not to vaccinate their children for reasons of conscience endanger the rest of the public, and this is the rationale behind most of the legislation to end vaccine exemptions currently being considered by federal and state legislators country-wide.  You should be aware that the nature of protection afforded by many modern vaccines – and that includes most of the vaccines recommended by the CDC for children – is not consistent with such a statement.  I have outlined below the recommended vaccines that cannot prevent transmission of disease either because they are not designed to prevent the transmission of infection (rather, they are intended to prevent disease symptoms), or because they are for non-communicable diseases.  People who have not received the vaccines mentioned below pose no higher threat to the general public than those who have, implying that discrimination against non-immunized children in a public school setting may not be warranted.

  1. IPV (inactivated poliovirus vaccine) cannot prevent transmission of poliovirus. Wild poliovirus has been non-existent in the USA for at least two decades. Even if wild poliovirus were to be re-imported by travel, vaccinating for polio with IPV cannot affect the safety of public spaces.  Please note that wild poliovirus eradication is attributed to the use of a different vaccine, OPV or oral poliovirus vaccine.  Despite being capable of preventing wild poliovirus transmission, use of OPV was phased out long ago in the USA and replaced with IPV due to safety concerns.
  2. Tetanus is not a contagious disease, but rather acquired from deep-puncture wounds contaminated with C. tetani spores. Vaccinating for tetanus (via the DTaP combination vaccine) cannot alter the safety of public spaces; it is intended to render personal protection only.
  3. While intended to prevent the disease-causing effects of the diphtheria toxin, the diphtheria toxoid vaccine (also contained in the DTaP vaccine) is not designed to prevent colonization and transmission of C. diphtheriae. Vaccinating for diphtheria cannot alter the safety of public spaces; it is likewise intended for personal protection only.
  4. The acellular pertussis (aP) vaccine (the final element of the DTaP combined vaccine), now in use in the USA, replaced the whole cell pertussis vaccine in the late 1990s, which was followed by an unprecedented resurgence of whooping cough. An experiment with deliberate pertussis infection in primates revealed that the aP vaccine is not capable of preventing colonization and transmission of B. pertussis. The FDA has issued a warning regarding this crucial finding.
    Furthermore, the 2013 meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors at the CDC revealed additional alarming data that pertussis variants (PRN-negative strains) currently circulating in the USA acquired a selective advantage to infect those who are up-to-date for their DTaP boosters, meaning that people who are up-to-date are more likely to be infected, and thus contagious, than people who are not vaccinated.
  5. Among numerous types of H. influenzae, the Hib vaccine covers only type b. Despite its sole intention to reduce symptomatic and asymptomatic (disease-less) Hib carriage, the introduction of the Hib vaccine has inadvertently shifted strain dominance towards other types of H. influenzae (types a through f).These types have been causing invasive disease of high severity and increasing incidence in adults in the era of Hib vaccination of children.  The general population is more vulnerable to the invasive disease now than it was prior to the start of the Hib vaccination campaign.  Discriminating against children who are not vaccinated for Hib does not make any scientific sense in the era of non-type b H. influenzae disease.
  6. Hepatitis B is a blood-borne virus. It does not spread in a community setting, especially among children who are unlikely to engage in high-risk behaviors, such as needle sharing or sex. Vaccinating children for hepatitis B cannot significantly alter the safety of public spaces.  Further, school admission is not prohibited for children who are chronic hepatitis B carriers.  To prohibit school admission for those who are simply unvaccinated – and do not even carry hepatitis B – would constitute unreasonable and illogical discrimination.

In summary, a person who is not vaccinated with IPV, DTaP, HepB, and Hib vaccines due to reasons of conscience poses no extra danger to the public than a person who is.  No discrimination is warranted.

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Leaked Document Shows Facebook Is Giving Advertisers Information On The Emotional State of Vulnerable Minors

Facebook is under fire after leaked documents show that it has been gathering information that reveals the emotional state of potentially vulnerable youngsters, It calls this practice ‘sentiment analysis’. –GEG




New US federal budget Has No Money For The Wall But Plenty for Planned Parenthood

Donald Trump’s campaign promises are fading from minds of the Republican leaders who supported him and who now control both the House and Senate.  The budget actually prohibits Trump’s border wall and fails to cut funding for the EPA.  It provides funding for Planned Parenthood, sanctuary cities, and Obamacare subsidies.  Trump asked for – and received $21-billion in funding to expand the military. In other words, the election made no difference. The bi-partisan agenda continue as before. –GEG

The House Rules Committee published its proposed $1 trillion budget at 12:47 a.m. on Monday, a massive 1,665-page plan that is 400 pages longer than the average bible.

Not only are many of President Donald Trump’s budget priorities missing from the plan, but since 2009 Republicans have promised a 72-hour “read the bill” window to allow Americans to see legislation before it is voted on — a biblical task for a bill that could as early as Wednesday face an up or down vote.

The “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017″ will fund the federal government through the end of September, another kick-the-can down-the-road budget that does not pay for a wall on the U.S. southern border but does fund Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.

The budget does include an increase in military spending ($12.5 billion) and border security ($1.5 billion), although the latter prohibits any spending on security except for technological advances and repairs to existing infrastructure, unnamed congressional aides told the Washington Post.

But while the military spending and border security represent what Trump and Republicans wanted, the Democrats, who are now the minority in both the Senate and House, got what they wanted, including $295 million to fund Puerto Rico’s Medicaid program and $100 million funding for opioid addiction.

“Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) boasted that they were able to force Republicans to withdraw more than 160 unrelated policy measures, known as riders, including those that would have cut environmental funding and scaled back financial regulations for Wall Street,” the Post reported.

“Among the bipartisan victories is $407 million in wildfire relief for western states and a decision to permanently extend a program that provides health-care coverage for coal miners,” the Post reported.

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Shocker: The Washington Post Says That Protesters Are Paid And It Is Naive To Believe That Social Movements Are Created by Volunteers

The Washington Post published an article entitled,” So What If Protesters Are Paid?” The paper says that protesters long have been paid, citing Rosa Parks as an example. Then it says it doesn’t matter, because it is ridiculous to believe that social movements should be spontaneous, volunteer-driven, and untarnished by the exchange of money. The unspoken message is that it is appropriate for movements affecting political and social change to be driven by money interests and media outlets, like The Washington Post. –GEG




New Research Shows That Low Levels of Nitric Oxide In Transfusions Can Cause Heart Attacks and Strokes In Those Receiving Blood

Scientist discovers that respiration is a three-gas system involving, not just oxygen and carbon dioxide, but also nitric oxide, which controls the ability of blood vessels to expand, when needed, to increase blood flow. Without this ability to expand blood vessels on demand, such as during physical exertion or emotional stress, the delivery of oxygen will be inadequate and can lead to heart failure or stroke. This is of particular importance to patients receiving transfusions, because blood in blood banks can be deficient in nitric oxide. In that case, even though the oxygen-bearing red cells are normal, the lack of nitric oxide can be fatal. –GEG  [Learn about the nitric-oxide booster that Mr. Griffin says probably saved his life.]

Professor Jonathan Stamler’s latest findings regarding nitric oxide have the potential to reshape fundamentally the way we think about the respiratory system—and offer new avenues to save lives. It may be time to rewrite the textbooks.

Scientific dogma has the respiration process involving only two elements—oxygen and carbon dioxide. Specifically, the delivery of oxygen from lungs to tissues, and the removal of the waste product, carbon dioxide, through exhaling.

Recently published online in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Stamler and colleagues demonstrate that nitric oxide is essential for the delivery of oxygen to the cells and tissues that need it.

Stamler, a professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and cardiologist at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, led a team that showed that nitric oxide must accompany hemoglobin to enable blood vessels to open and then supply oxygen to tissues.

Doctors have long known that a major disconnect exists between the amount of oxygen carried in the blood and the amount of oxygen delivered to the tissues. Until now, they had no way to explain the discrepancy. The new findings show that nitric oxide within the red blood cell itself is the gatekeeper to the respiratory cycle—nitric oxide makes the cycle run.

“The bottom line is that we have discovered the molecular basis of blood flow control in the respiratory cycle loop,” Stamler said. “It’s in the hemoglobin protein itself, which has the ability to deliver the nitric oxide together with oxygen. The simplified textbook view of two gases carried by hemoglobin is missing an essential element—nitric oxide—because blood flow to tissues is actually more important in most circumstances than how much oxygen is carried by hemoglobin. So the respiratory cycle is actually a three-gas system.”

Stamler’s previous research had revealed that the respiratory cycle was more than an oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange proposition. Stamler and colleagues also had shown that red blood cells carry and release nitric oxide, but had not yet explained the exact physiologic ramifications of nitric oxide release.

In this most recent research, investigators uncovered the key role of nitric oxide in controlling the blood flow in small vessels within tissues responsible for delivering oxygen (known as “blood flow autoregulation”)—a process whose molecular basis had been a longstanding mystery in medicine. Investigators specifically examined the respiratory cycle in mice lacking the one amino acid site that carries nitric oxide in their red blood cells. Low and behold, blood flow autoregulation was eliminated entirely—the animals could not oxygenate tissues.

Initially, investigators found low oxygen levels in the animals’ muscles at baseline, despite the animals’ red blood cells carrying a full load of oxygen. When the mice were then stressed to bring on slight oxygen deprivation (hypoxia), the blood flow to their organs dropped precipitously. The lack of oxygen should have prompted a spike in blood flow to send more oxygenated blood to tissues and cells. Instead, the reduced blood flow and ensuing oxygen shortfall triggered heart attacks and heart failure in these nitric oxide-deficient animals.

The experiment demonstrated that the nitric oxide-release mechanism regulates oxygen delivery. When nitric oxide flows from the cysteine-binding site in hemoglobin, blood vessels dilate (stretch) and allow oxygen-carrying red blood cells access to tissues.

“These mice had red blood cells that by all traditional measures are completely normal in carrying oxygen and releasing it and then in picking up carbon dioxide, yet these animals cannot oxygenate their tissues,” said Stamler, director of Case Western Reserve’s Institute for Transformative Molecular Medicine. “Lacking nitric oxide in red cells, oxygen deficiency could not induce vasodilation, which is essential for sustaining life as we know it.”

Historically, the control of blood flow has been thought to be the purview of blood vessels and their endothelial linings, while the role of the red blood cell went unappreciated. Blood flow deficits that cause heart attacks and strokes were thought not to be linked to red blood cells.

“Within the tissues, the tiny vessels and the red blood cells together make up the critical entity controlling blood flow,” Stamler said. “Red blood cell dysfunction is likely a hidden contributor to diseases of the heart, lung and blood such as heart attack, heart failure, stroke and ischemic injury to kidneys.”

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Jared Kushner, Trump’s Son-In-Law Failed To Disclose Business Ties to Soros And Goldman Sachs

Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and top advisor, failed to mention on his financial disclosure form that he is part-owner of a real estate finance firm along with Hillary supporter, George Soros and Goldman Sachs. The firm also received a $250-million line of credit from the family office of George Soros. –GEG

Jared Kushner failed to disclose his ownership of a real estate startup linked to Goldman Sachs and George Soros, according to a report Tuesday.

Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and top adviser, didn’t note on his government financial disclosure form that he is a part-owner of real estate finance firm Cadre, which matches investors with real estate projects, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Cadre’s other investors include Goldman Sachs, billionaire and top Democratic donor Soros and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel.

Kushner also didn’t disclose at least $1 billion in loans from more than 20 lenders, as well as various properties and companies he partly owns, according to the Journal, which reviewed securities and other filings.

More than $300 million of the debt was backed by personal guarantees, the review found.

Kushner’s lawyer Jamie Gorelick said he reported his ownership of a company called BFPS Ventures LLC, which includes Cadre. The form, though, doesn’t specifically mention Cadre.

Gorelick said Kushner’s stake in Cadre — which he founded in 2014 with his brother Joshua and pal Ryan Williams — is outlined in a revised financial disclosure form that will be made public once it’s certified by ethics officials.

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