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Keeping the immune system practiced: my philosophy, too, but then the way the vaccines work is to do just that.
But it's absolutely true that some are being pushed to help out big pharma. The HPV shot, very costly, and no one was getting it - so there was a (fortunately failed) attempt to make it mandatory. At present, they're attempting Plan B: TV Ads that inform you how you must protect your children and extend those who should get the shot to males.
Myself, until the current era, I avoided the flu shot - the disease had little to no effect on me. However, more as a bit of a help in distinguishing it from COVID, I did the dead. Still, the shots are hoped to be 50% effective and rarely exceed that. It's been as low as 15%. Nonetheless, even when that was know it was a 'must'.
There are a lot more of them now - but one less: smallpox. I'm not so sure how good an idea that is. It could be lurking in some animal population just waiting for a chance to find a susceptible human population.
It's really a long term conspiracy in the proper sense of the term: summed up with "follow the money".
It seems almost impossible to convince those that have been taken in by conspiracy theories. A video released to try to convince the BAME community to get vaccinated, has received dozens of conspiracy theory comments. And everyone of them can be debunked by spending just a couple of minutes looking at reputable sources of news and information. They're just not interested! It disgusts me that these idiots could cost lives, because people will believe the nonsense that they're spreading - and not get vaccinated.
Oh! I see how this works now! No, not really! I genuinely thought that by providing links to a number of sources, (including the UK Government's technical document), it would be more convincing than your mate telling you they'd seen something on Farcebook, about the vaccine containing micro-tracking devices!
Of the 5 links I've provided, you pick one that you might be able to cast some doubt on. Yes, I'm sure every newspaper out there has, at some point in time, published a story that is untrue - including the NY Times. But, I'm struggling to see why they would lie about the Covid vaccine being safe!!! No need to answer that. They're obviously in on it. See. I'm getting the hang of this now!
Again, not really. I give up. I am more than happy for you to stand aside, whilst I go to the front of the queue to get my life-saving vaccine.
That concept, itself, fall into the category of conspiracy theories:
Checking in wikipedia:
the FBI resorted to pumping CS gas into the compound with the aid of an M728 Combat Engineer Vehicle, which was equipped with a battering ram. In the course of the advance, the Mount Carmel Center caught fire under circumstances that are still disputed today. Barricaded inside the building, 79 Branch Davidians perished in the ensuing blaze; 21 of these victims were children under the age of 16.
According to the FBI, Steve Schneider, Koresh's right-hand man, who "probably realized that he was dealing with a fraud," shot and killed Koresh and then committed suicide with the same gun. A second account gave a totally different story: Koresh, then 33, died of a gunshot wound to the head during the course of the fire. No one knows who killed him or if he killed himself. The medical examiner reported 20 people, including five children under the age of 14, had been shot, and a three-year-old had been stabbed in the chest.
In fact, who that survived, inside or out, knows how the fire started? I for one, taking the stabbed child as a rather blatant hint, that the fire was his own flavor of Kool Aid. Supporting this is the lifestyle that was accepted by his followers - zombies ready to obey their messiah. Any who survived from inside the compound are (if they even really saw) of obvious questionable reliability.
We'll probably never know, and it was probably gross criminal negliglence, not murder. But after tales of Iraqis yanking babies out of incubators and building WMDs, I'll fade the official explanation. It's almost like "We had to destroy the village to save it."
If you're looking to Wikipedia for an objective opinion on something controversial, forget it. When it comes such topics, it's no more reliable than any other source.
It's all very confusing and the change in administration in the US doesn't help.
Clearly, if I have the Oxford/Astrazeneca jab, then I know it will be Boris tracking my movements and controlling my thoughts. That would be okay as I might get some rather interesting ones, should I happen to see an attractive lady.
However, if I get the Pfizer/BioNtech, then will I be controlled by Trump (who may have stolen the password), Biden, Angela Merkel or Bill Gates ("Mind Control 10 has encountered a problem and needs to close. Contact your nation's administrator.")
And do both jabs required the same thickness of foil hat?
This is worse than having to decide between ketchup or HP Sauce on a bacon sandwich.
Well, some of these people actually think these vaccins have nano technology so governments can track us everywhere.
They've read that on their mobile phones that they carry with them everywhere they go, so it must be true.
I know - and the saddest bit is that they are showing the "circuit diagram" for the nanotech online.
Which is you look at it is the wiring diagram for a guitar waa-waa pedal ...
The stupid bit is that if we had that kind of tech (tracking devices that needed no recharge, were so cheap you could randomly implant them in anything, trackable from significant range) everything we own would be already tagged by insurance companies, supermarkets, and police forces; and crime would be solved almost before it happened ... Which kinda proves it's a load of bollocks, even if the laws of physics didn't!
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I actually had to explain this to someone at work who isn't totally crazy, but susceptible to believe anything she sees on the internet/Facebook.
I told her we're a bunch of bunglers who can't even write decent software on a desktop computer, let alone on nano devices.
The constant internet connection and sheer amount of data such a device would generate would quickly crash the bugger and render it useless, let alone the automated updates (which obviously can't be delayed)
Luckily, she's just as quick to believe me as the internet...
Although apparently it is possible, just not on such scale, but hospitals are already experimenting with it (I didn't tell her that though).
I've had to debunk some other crazy stuff as well.
She's recently cleared her cookies and now she doesn't get such nonsense on her timeline anymore
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