Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Flu Shots? Bobcat's Accident.

If you don't have the bandwidth to see the 35 minute video, here it is in pdf: http://mercola.fileburst.com/PDF/ExpertInterviewTranscripts/InterviewBarbaraFisherswinefluvideo2-20100821.pdf

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Flu Vaccine Does Not Prevent Death in Elderly, CDC Director Admits

"Clearly, what the pharmaceutical industry would love for you to believe is that the flu vaccine is going to somehow magically protect you from dying from the flu, when in fact the evidence couldn't be more clear -- It doesn't work at all in the elderly! And the data is flimsy at best when it comes to children and adults.

In fact, in April, Michael Osterholm, director of the national Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), publicly admitted that flu shots don't work in the elderly.

We also know the flu vaccine is fraught with side effects and health complications, so many people are literally receiving zero benefit and all risk when getting this vaccine!

There is a massive attempt to defraud and deceive people to generate profits from flu vaccines. Fortunately, we are able to penetrate this veil of misinformation, as we did so effectively last year. And this year, we want to start early by warning people about the new plan... "

More at: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/08/21/barbara-loe-fisher-on-flu-vaccine-changes.aspx

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Humane Society's View of Origins of Swine Flu:

"Crowding pigs into factory farms likely led to the emergence of the H1N1 swine flu pandemic. So far, millions of people have been infected and thousands have died. Learn the inside story on the origins of swine flu and ways we can help prevent flu pandemics in the future.

The price of factory farmed meat doesn't reflect its true cost. This pandemic may be part of the price we're all paying for products from filthy industrial pig factories.

Pigs are often forced to live in huge warehouses, crammed together, awash in their own waste, and constantly stressed by their cruel treatment. These conditions provide a breeding ground for diseases that can then spread to people.

Flu shots and frequent hand washing can help protect you this flu season, but the best way to reduce the risk of future outbreaks may be to follow the advice of the American Public Health Association and declare "no more factory farms.""

More at:   http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/swine_flu/?fr_story=37d107256cc4b03c9b7c41d92b70cea47fd9d204

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Video: Sick or Injured Pigs Are Routinely Slaughtered

pigs crowded in a holding pen

"CNN and CNN Headline News are airing exclusive stories on an HSUS investigation that captured standard yet cruel mistreatment of pigs at an Iowa slaughter plant.

The footage from our investigation (watch it here) documented pigs who were too sick or injured to stand being slaughtered for human consumption.

CNN featured HSUS experts Paul Shapiro and Dr. Michael Greger about the pressing animal welfare and food safety problems this practice poses."

From: http://www.humanesociety.org/news/news/2009/12/downer_pig_slaughter_121109.html

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Today:

After Bobcat's bragging comment, about how well she is doing on yesterday's Bruce and Marge's blog, written by Annie, their Schnauzer: http://bruceandmargiesfulltimejourney.blogspot.com/2010/09/my-love-letter.html ,  we had an episode this morning.

1.Jun.10-2 Patches went for Bobcat as Bobcat was walking across my bed.  A lot of hissing, snarling, and swiping with claws extended.  I yelled at Patches, and she took off. 

When I went to make my bed, I found pee on it.  I wasn't too worried as I have a vinyl lined mattress pad over my thick memory foam topper.  Bobbiecat

But, when I went to strip off the offending bed clothes, I found that the vinyl had split, and my foam was compromised.

I picked up Jay, and we took the foam out onto a smooth table in the workshop, and sprayed it with Nature's Miracle.  Then he cleaned it with the little upholstery steam cleaner. 

Now how to get it dry?  If I have it anywhere near the foster cats they will dig their claws in it.  (I have a memory foam rug to stand on at the grooming table, and I have to hide it from them when I finish grooming.)  So we used a clean sawhorse, put a long 2x4, and a curtain over it, (to stop the foam from snagging on splinters), and draped the foam over it and a table.  It is drying nicely, but I think it will still be too damp to use tonight.  I will miss my thick memory foam topper!

This is the first accident that Bobcat has had since her bladder crystals eight years ago.  She does drink a lot of water, and the fight must have just caught her by surprise.

 

Then Jay and I tackled a job, ready for going to town tomorrow.  We have a big long bin under the work table outside to put big things, that are not suitable for the regular garbage man.  I found some really thick garbage bags, and we loaded all the empty paint cans, etc. in it.  We will drop it off at the community dumpster in town.

The plastic bags were loaded in the van, too.  The good ones to give to a thrift shop, and the ripped ones for recycling.  We dropped off the cardboard and paper the other day.

 

To save any more altercations, the foster cats have had to stay in the grooming room, instead of having any more 'house' time today. 

 

5 comments:

pidge said...

Ok, I am confused now. Should we get a flu shot or not? We have been getting them for the past few years, but seems like they didn't help at all, but who knows for sure.

LakeConroePenny,TX said...

Thank you for your comment, Pidge.

There are some people like Dee, (http://tumbleweed-jimdee.blogspot.com/) and me, who have never had flu or a flu shot, and we can't see the sense in starting to get them now.

We both are chatters on RV-Dreams.com nightly chat. http://www.rv-dreams.com/chatroom.html
I don't know how many people there are that feel the same way we do?

It is a matter of choice, I just wanted y'all to know both sides of the flu shots dilemma.

Happy Trails, Penny, TX

Gypsy said...

Yesterday my new doctor told me the flue vaccine would be available next week, and I said "No thank you".

Last year my daughter had what they thought was swine flu. With a 5 month old baby she and her husband were very afraid of the consequences, and let themselves be talked into the vaccines. Now they think that a medical issue with the 3 yr old is a result of her getting that vaccine. It's a terrible thing, and I wish everyone who just lets their doctor talk them into any kind of vaccine would think twice, get all the facts they can, and take extra time to make a decision.

The drug companies are the ones who stand to gain by wholesale vaccination. I will never ever get one!

LakeConroePenny,TX said...

Thank you for your comment, Gypsy.

There are a lot of doctors, and parents of autistic children, who think that autism is often caused by too many vaccinations.

I know we didn't have to give our children as many as they do now.

It is all about the money, as usual.
Happy Trails, Penny, TX

KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

I have never had a flu shot either. My pulminologist said with my chemically burnt and compromised lungs, that I should NOT get the shot due to complications that could arise. Most docs tell you to GET it .. but mine says NO.

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