Millions of heads of American cattle could soon “starve to death” due to rail, feed crisis

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(Natural News) California-based poultry producer Foster Farms is petitioning the Service Transportation Board (STB) for emergency assistance, warning that its dairy cattle and chickens are running out of food, and fast.

Blaming extreme weather conditions, Union Pacific (UP) rail delivery failures, and other factors, Foster Farms says the “point has again been reached where hundreds of thousands of dairy cattle are not being fed, and … millions of chickens will starve to death because of UP’s service failures.”

A day after the petition was submitted, a U.S. freight rail regulator ordered UP to deliver five trains of feed to Foster Farms. However, only one of those trains arrived as scheduled, according to the company.

Because chickens are smaller than cattle, they risk dying more quickly without food than their larger counterparts. To prevent this, Foster Farms says it is diverting cattle feed to its chickens for the time being.

Responding to the complaint, UP blamed its delivery delays on bad weather, which now includes washouts in California due to numerous “atmospheric river” events, as well as rockslides in Nevada. (Related: We warned you about all this and more last year.)

“Union Pacific continues to work closely with Foster Farms, providing daily updates and delivering the trains addressed in the order,” a spokeswoman from the company said.

“Systemic problems,” not just weather, to blame for UP train failures

Four of the five UP feed trains have since arrived, after which Foster Farms wrote in an STB filing that it believes there is more to the story than just bad weather.

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“While Foster Farms concedes that weather played a part, it also believes this failure is indicative of systemic problems within UP that will persist,” the company said.

As you may recall, UP and other major rail lines have been on the verge of a nationwide strike for many months now. Failed negotiations with unions and the Biden regime have left a precarious situation that seems to get worse by the day.

Since October, three Foster Farms facilities are undersupplied due to UP delays. In the past six months, Foster Farms has twice attempted to get emergency assistance with very little success.

“In June, Foster Farms said it was on the verge of euthanizing millions of birds because of delays in feed shipments, and it received a rare emergency service order from the STB to alleviate the crisis,” reported The Wall Street Journal. “This type of order was the first in more than a decade.”

That same month, the Foster family sold off the company to Atlas Holdings, prompting Donnie Smith, a former CEO of competitor Tyson, to come out of retirement to take over the company.

“There were very few opportunities that would cause me to, frankly, get out of what was a deliriously happy retirement,” Smith said. “I had a very fulfilling retirement, but for me, this was such an intriguing and such a phenomenal opportunity for me … I just couldn’t say no.”

All of this is a crying shame, considering California used to be the “breadbasket” of the nation. Without working rail lines and stable feed supplies, poultry and cattle are at risk of dying, which means mass starvation could be looming for the millions of Americans who rely on these animals for food.

“This is being orchestrated,” wrote a commenter about the situation. “The first complaints about the railroad, just last year, were when they limited amounts of fertilizer being delivered for agricultural use, limiting crop yields. Now they’re going after the meat industry.”

As the global economy implodes, we will keep you informed about the latest at Collapse.news.

Sources for this article include:

WND.com

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NEVER FORGET: Pfizer agreed to settle lawsuit after jury awarded $43M to Texas woman whose liver was destroyed by Rezulin

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(Natural News) On December 21, 2001, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc, agreed to settle a lawsuit over the diabetes drug Rezulin (troglitazone) after a jury awarded $43 million to a Texas woman whose liver was destroyed by the medication.

Margarita Sanchez was reported to have been on a transplant waiting list since her liver failed after she took Rezulin for two months in 1999. The said settlement was the first of a series of payouts involving the drug that has been blamed for 63 deaths and dozens of other serious liver failures worldwide.

Rezulin, introduced in March 1997 by Pfizer’s marketing unit Warner-Lambert, was hailed as a “breakthrough treatment for adult-onset diabetes,” a disorder that occurs when the body stops metabolizing insulin blood sugar. Three years later, the filing of around 2,000 product liability suits began.

The medication was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of diabetes in January 1997 on the basis of a “fast-track” review of six months. It marked the agency’s fastest approval of a diabetes pill. In less than three years, it generated sales of $2.1 billion. (Related: Fast-Track FDA Drug Approvals Leads to Deadly Drugs Entering Market.)

Pfizer was acquitted in the first Rezulin lawsuit, which involved the death of a 58-year-old woman. Senior FDA officials stood behind the drug despite a mounting death toll and the drug’s absence of proven lifesaving benefits.

In Sanchez’s case, the New York-based pharma argued that hepatitis caused her liver problems. Following the jury’s $43-million award of compensatory damages, Pfizer said it would appeal. But, while the jury was deliberating the assessment of punitive damages against Pfizer, the company agreed to settle the case.

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“Despite the fact that Pfizer complained bitterly that they were not afforded a fair trial, it took them only four hours to settle this case after the verdict came in,” Michael Papantonio, Sanchez’s lawyer, said. Papantonio said he could not disclose the settlement amount, while a spokesman for Pfizer said he also was bound by a confidentiality agreement.

Pfizer faced 105 class-action suits linked to Rezulin

In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing in November 2001, Pfizer said it faced 105 class-action suits in state and federal courts seeking either medical monitoring of people who had taken Rezulin or damages or restitution for those patients as well as individual cases on behalf of 4,500 patients and about 8,400 claims for compensation.

A few years into the ongoing Rezulin cases, Pfizer scored one win in the protracted liability battle over injuries related to the shelved Rezulin. Back in 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court (SC) said it will consider granting Warner Lambert the right to appeal against a lawsuit by patients who claim they experienced adverse effects.

Pfizer’s subsidiary company was trying to overturn the decision by a New York appeals court to allow plaintiffs to proceed with liability claims in a Michigan state court.

PharmaTimes World News reported in February of the same year how Michigan’s House of Representatives had voted to repeal an 11-year-old law that gave pharmaceutical manufacturers protection against “unreasonable” lawsuits.

New York’s 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said product liability against drug companies should only be waived in exceptional circumstances. The court ruling stated: “Because of its important role in state regulation of matters of health and safety, common law liability cannot be easily displaced in our federal system.”

The NY verdict overturned the 2005 ruling by U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan, who stated that pharmaceutical companies were not liable in such cases unless there was evidence the company misrepresented or withheld material information in obtaining approval from the FDA for the drug.

At that point, Pfizer urged the high court to overturn the appeals court’s ruling and interpret federal law in a way that would make it more difficult for consumers to sue under state laws over injuries linked to prescription medicines.

Visit BigPharmaNews.com for more news related to Pfizer’s dangerous medicines and vaccines.

Watch the video below that talks about Rezulin’s rise and fall and its uncanny similarities to the COVID-19 vaccine.

This video is from the Truth or Consequences channel on Brighteon.com.

More related stories:

Byetta Diabetes Drug Linked to Patient Deaths; Real Diabetes Cures Ignored.

Woman injured by Pfizer COVID-19 shot feels “damaged for life.”

Pfizer’s business model is to create the sickness and sell the “cure.”

EU governments contracted with Pfizer, knowingly exposed healthy populations to UNKNOWN adverse events, while protecting Pfizer from any claim of adverse events.

Sources include:

LATimes.com

TheDailyRecord.com

PharmaTimes.com

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Yuval Noah “scariest man in the world” Harari says humans might need to “relearn how to see and walk” in “virtual reality” future

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(Natural News) The next phase of the “Great Reset” involves forcibly separating people from their humanity, according to globalist Yuval Noah Harari, an adviser to the World Economic Forum (WEF).

While discussing the matter in a recent podcast, Harari posited the notion that once the globalists successfully turn on the “virtual reality” they have planned for the world, those that remain will probably need to “relearn how to see and walk.”

Harari’s plan is to recreate the world in his own image, which means divorcing people from the “physical and biological” world and turning them and their lives into a computer software program. (Related: Harari and his globalist friends foolishly think they are going to escape this hell they are creating on earth via their own private technological “Noah’s Ark”.)

All that “change” talked about during the Obama years was likely in reference to Harari and the WEF’s now-revealed plans for the future, which is rapidly becoming the present. In short, they want to steal your soul and subject you to an eternal hell of their own making.

The many unique things that define the human experience – things like thought, imagination, movement, and love – will need to go in order for the world to be transformed into Harari and the WEF’s image, which is totally and completely godless.

In Harari’s view, whoever remains in the new world the globalists are soon to unveil will need to “let go” of all the things that make them human in order to adapt. This is the only way those left behind will be able to “survive and flourish” in the coming new world.

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“Maybe the most important quality to survive and flourish in the 21st century is to have mental flexibility – not just to keep learning and changing again and again – [but] also to keep letting go,” Harari remarked during the episode.

“Part of what makes it difficult to learn new things [is] that we hold on. I’ll give an example of how deep it goes: it’s not just what you learned in college or what you learned in kindergarten; it’s even what you learned as a baby, as a toddler, like learning how to see, or learning how to walk.”

The globalists want you and your brain to be uploaded into their new metaverse virtual reality – and it will cost you your soul

What does Harari mean by all this? He further explained that “as virtual reality improves,” it is likely that many of the things that humans right now are used to doing will no longer be accessible to them.

“And with all the talk of the metaverse and so forth, which we will discuss later on … it’s likely that [there] will be many more activities shifting from the physical biological world that we know into a new reality – a virtual reality – which has different physical and biological laws.”

Technology will be force-imprinted as a replacement for the human soul, Harari essentially revealed, further explaining that the new transhumanist mind being overlayed on people right now will eventually be able to exist outside of the body.

The entire world will become a virtual “cloud,” so to speak, where all existence will occur in the new digital metaverse rather than in real life. This is what the globalists are planning to unleash once the restrainer is removed.

“They view people as expendable and interchangeable like cogs in a machine,” one commenter wrote about Harari and his kind. “The Matrix is becoming a reality.”

Harari is a child of hell who wants the same for you and your family. To learn more, visit Transhumanism.news.

Sources for this article include:

Breitbart.com

NaturalNews.com

BlueLetterBible.org

Canadian reporter suffers medical episode on live television – was it covid jabs?

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(Natural News) While on location covering the news, CTV Edmonton reporter Jessica Robb suffered a sudden medical episode live on air that left her ill and unable to continue.

Robb was speaking with network anchor Nahreman Issa when she suddenly started slurring words and repeating herself. Robb then apologized to Issa before stating:

“I’m, I’m, I’m not feeling very well right now, and I’m about to just …”

Robb was unable to continue as Issa interjected with:

“Okay, we’ll come back to you and we’ll make sure that Jessica, you are doing okay.”

The side-by-side camera view was still on the screen as Issa was speaking, showing Robb stumbling around on camera before completely cutting away.

“We will make sure that Jessica is okay and we will give you guys an update a little bit later to make sure that she is doing all right. She is not alone. She is with photog operators.”

So this just happened a few minutes ago. @ctvedmonton reporter, Jessica Robb. pic.twitter.com/6DllOC4fOF

— White Wabbit Warrior ??? (@wabbitwarrior) January 9, 2023

(Related: The other day, Old Dominion basketball player Imo Essien collapsed suddenly during a game.)

Jessica Robb later tells her Twitter followers “I’m okay” before making her account private

In a follow-up later that day, Robb took to Twitter to state:

“I won’t bury the lede: I’m okay … Thank you to everyone who has reached, my cameraman @Stmcclune for being there for me, & @NahremanIssaCTV for being an absolute pro (as usual).”

Interestingly, Robb then proceeded to make her Twitter account private, as did Issa. CTV Edmonton‘s main Twitter page took over from there, stating:

“PROGRAMMING NOTE: Thanks to everyone who inquired about our reporter who became ill during the 6 p.m. News. Jessica Robb is feeling better and is now resting.”

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In the age of Operation Warp Speed, the public’s natural reaction to Robb’s incident – which is anything but rare these days – was to assume that her woozy behavior on camera was caused by covid “vaccines.” Robb was quick to deny this, calling it “baseless theories.”

Robb says the support she received following the incident has “been overwhelming,” and that she appreciates “every single” message she has received. At the same time, Robb says she is now the target of “an overwhelming amount of harassment and hatred, tied to false theories about the reason for the incident.”

“Anti-vaxxers,” Robb says, are now sending her messages stating that they believe she suffered an adverse reaction on air, seeing as how she has gotten injected three times, according to reports.

When asked for clarification by these people, Robb denied their requests, stating that she will “not share private medical information publicly,” further adding that there is no reason for anyone to be concerned.

“I can, however, confirm that the situation was in no way related to the Covid-19 vaccine,” Robb declared.

Robb was joined by a chorus of pro-vaxxer supporters, including someone named Danica Ferris who tweeted that those concerned about Robb with regard to her covid jab status are guilty of trying “to fit some wacko, radical narrative by the rats of the internet.”

“Proud of you for your resilience & courage through it all,” a virtue-signaling Ferris further gushed.

“As a fellow reporter, I’m so glad you’re doing well and feeling better,” wrote another named Miriam Valdes-Carletti. “I’m sorry you’ve had to deal with all that hate on top of it. You’re incredibly strong.”

On and on and on the laud came as pro-vaxxer extremists praised Robb for ignoring their concerns and continuing on with her “strong” and “brave” resolve.

The latest news about covid injection episodes that are broadcast live can be found at ChemicalViolence.com.

Sources for this article include:

ThePostMillennial.com

NaturalNews.com

Yahoo.com

Why Has COVID Spared Africa?

  • There are clear contradictions between the World Health Organization’s directives regarding the need for COVID shots in Africa and the actual situation on the ground

  • The WHO is still calling on all countries to get the COVID jab into at least 70% of their populations, and warns that developing countries are at grave risk due to low jab rates. Meanwhile, Africa, where less than 6% of the population is jabbed, has fared far better than countries with high injection rates. A large-scale survey in Uganda also shows COVID is no longer a clinical issue

  • Variants have also gotten milder (less pathogenic) with each iteration, yet the WHO warns that new variants may create “large waves of serious disease and death in populations with low vaccination coverage”

  • The explanation for the disconnect between the WHO’s priorities and what’s happening in Africa can be explained when you look at the focus of the WHO’s Catastrophic Contagion exercise. It focused on getting African leadership trained in following the pandemic script. The WHO needs additional pandemics in order to justify its pandemic treaty, which will give it sole power to dictate countermeasures, and it needs to eliminate the African control group, which shows the COVID “vaccines” do more harm than good

  • The WHO also has every intention of implementing climate lockdowns once it has the power to do so. To that aim, the WHO’s director of Environment and Health has suggested combining health and climate issues into one

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In the video above, John Campbell, Ph.D., a retired nurse educator, compares the contradictions between the World Health Organization’s directives regarding the need for COVID shots in Africa and the actual situation on the ground.

As of December 12, 2022, the WHO was still calling on all countries to get the COVID jab into at least 70% of their populations.

Its original deadline for meeting this 70% threshold was mid-2022, but by June 2022, only 58 of 194 member states had reached this target.

According to the WHO, jab supplies, technical support and financial support were lacking during the early days of the injection campaign but, now, those obstacles have been resolved. As a result, all countries now have the ability to meet the global target of 70%.

The “overarching challenge” right now is the administration of the shots, actually “getting shots into arms.”

To address that, the WHO suggests integrating COVID-19 injection services “with other immunization services and alongside other health and social interventions.” This, they say, will maximize impact and “build long-term capacity.”

The WHO also stresses that “As people’s risk perception of the virus wanes, careful risk communication and community engagement plans need to be adapted to enhance demand for vaccination.” To ensure low-income countries get onboard to meet the 70% target, the WHO also launched The COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Partnership in January 2022.

This is an international effort “to intensify country readiness and delivery support” in 34 countries with low COVID jab uptake. Partners include UNICEF, Gavi and the World Bank. According to the WHO:

“Despite incremental success since its launch in January 2022, low and lower-middle income countries are facing difficulties to get a step change in vaccination rates.

This represents a serious threat to the fragile economic recovery, including due to the risk of new variants creating large waves of serious disease and death in populations with low vaccination coverage.

It also means accelerating the delivery of other COVID-19 tools and treatments is a crucial priority to help the world build up multiple layers of protection against the virus. Concerted and urgent action from countries, international partners and agencies, along with G20 Finance Ministers is required to increase vaccination levels and expedite access.”

In short, the WHO is really concerned that countries with low COVID jab rates will suffer lest they meet or exceed the target goal of jabbing 70% of their populations. But what is that concern based on? Certainly not the real world.

The statements made by the WHO contradict a number of real-world situations. For starters, while developed nations with high jab rates struggled with COVID-19 throughout much of 2021 and 2022, Africa avoided this fate, despite its single-digit jab rate.

Scientists are said to be “mystified” as to how Africa fared so well, completely ignoring data showing that the more COVID shots you get, the higher your risk of contracting COVID and ending up in the hospital.

Over the past year, researchers have been warning that the COVID jabs appear to be dysregulating and actually destroying people’s immune systems, leaving them vulnerable not only to COVID but also other infections.

It stands to reason, then, that Africa with its low injection rate would not be burdened with COVID cases brought on by dysfunctional immune systems.

Secondly, variants have gotten milder (less pathogenic) with each iteration, albeit more infectious (i.e., they spread easier). So why is the WHO worried about “the risk of new variants creating large waves of serious disease and death in populations with low vaccination coverage”? What is that “risk” based on?

And, since COVID infection keeps getting milder, and has had a lethality on par with or lower than influenza

ever since mid-2020 at the latest, why is it still a “crucial priority” to accelerate delivery of COVID treatments?

As a reminder, according to a September 2, 2020 study in Annals of Internal Medicine, the overall noninstitutionalized infection fatality ratio for COVID was a mere 0.26%. Below 40 years of age, the infection fatality ratio was just 0.01%. Meanwhile, the estimated infection fatality rate for seasonal influenza is 0.8%.

Campbell goes on to cite a large-scale survey by a community health partner in Uganda, which surveyed doctors, nurses and medical officers across the country, and “basically, they don’t see any COVID anymore,” he says.

They’re not getting the jab and they’re not getting tested for COVID either. There’s no need, because no one is getting sick with COVID — at least not to the point they need medical attention.

The Ugandan government has even stopped publishing COVID guidelines. From their perspective, the pandemic is over. The same sentiment appears common in other African countries as well. Given the situation on the ground, is it really a pressing need to jab 30 million people in Uganda against a disease they’re not getting sick from?

What Uganda does need is malaria treatments, mosquito nets, clean drinking water and antibiotics. “That is what the priorities on the ground seem to be,” Campbell says. So, what’s with the apparent disconnect between the WHO’s priorities and what’s actually happening in areas with low COVID jab rates? The WHO’s Catastrophic Contagion exercise

clues us in.

October 23, 2022, the WHO, Bill Gates and Johns Hopkins cohosted a global challenge exercise dubbed “Catastrophic Contagion,”

involving the outbreak of a novel pathogen called “severe epidemic enterovirus respiratory syndrome 2025” (SEERS-25).

Tellingly, this tabletop exercise was focused on getting African leadership involved and trained in following the pandemic script. Participants included 10 current and former health ministers and senior public health officials from Senegal, Rwanda, Nigeria, Angola and Liberia. (Representatives from Singapore, India and Germany, as well as Gates himself, were also in attendance.)

African nations just so happened to go “off script” more often than others during the COVID pandemic and didn’t follow in the footsteps of developed nations when it came to pushing the jabs. As a result, vaccine makers now face the problem of having a huge control group, as the COVID jab uptake on the African continent was only 6%.

They cannot reasonably explain how or why Africa ended up faring so better than developed nations with high COVID jab rates in terms of COVID-19 infections and related deaths.

“The WHO’s pandemic treaty is the gateway to a global, top-down totalitarian regime. But to secure that power, they will need more pandemics.”

The WHO desperately needs to get rid of this control group, so they’re enlisting and training African leaders how to push for widespread vaccination using the WHO’s talking points. This, I believe, is the only reason the WHO is still speaking about COVID-19 in catastrophic terms.

At this point, it’s quite clear that “biosecurity” is the chosen means by which the globalist cabal intends to usher in its one world government. The WHO is working on securing sole power over pandemic response globally through its international pandemic treaty which, if implemented, will eradicate the sovereignty of member nations.

The WHO’s pandemic treaty is basically the gateway to a global, top-down totalitarian regime. But to secure that power, they will need more pandemics. COVID-19 alone was not enough to get everyone onboard with a centralized pandemic response unit, and they probably knew that from the start.

So, the reason we can be sure there will be additional pandemics, whether manufactured using fear and hype alone or an actual bioweapon created for this very purpose, is because the takeover plan, aka The Great Reset, is based on the premise that we need global biosecurity surveillance and a centralized response.

Biosecurity, in turn, is the justification for an international vaccine passport, which the G20 just signed on to, and that passport will also be your digital identification. That digital ID, then, will be tied to your social credit score, personal carbon footprint tracker, medical records, educational records, work records, social media presence, purchase records, your bank accounts and a programmable central bank digital currency (CBDC).

Once all these pieces are fully connected, you’ll be in a digital prison, and the ruling cabal — whether officially a one world government by then or not — will have total control over your life from cradle to grave.

The WHO’s pandemic treaty is what sets this chain of events off, as it will have the power to implement vaccine passports globally once the treaty is signed. The WHO will also have the power to mandate vaccines, standardize medical care and issue travel restrictions.

This treaty will likely pass this year, which means the WHO will either need to ramp up the COVID narrative again, or switch to another pandemic in order to justify these kinds of actions.

It’s important to realize that the WHO’s pandemic treaty will radically alter the global power structure and strip you of some of your most basic rights and freedoms. It’s a direct attack on the sovereignty of its member states, as well as a direct attack on your bodily autonomy.

Once signed, all member nations will be subject to the WHO’s dictates. If the WHO says every person on the planet needs to have a vaccine passport and digital identity to ensure vaccination compliance, then that’s what every country will be forced to implement, even if the people have rejected such plans using local democratic processes.

There’s also reason to suspect the WHO intends to extend its sovereign leadership into the health care systems of every nation, eventually implementing a universal or “socialist-like” health care system as part of The Great Reset. WHO Director-General Tedros has previously stated that his “central priority” as director-general of the WHO is to push the world toward universal health coverage.

Considering the WHO changed its definition of “pandemic” to “a worldwide epidemic of a disease,”

without the original specificity of severe illness that causes high morbidity,

just about anything could be made to fit the pandemic criterion. This means that once they’re in power, they won’t need to rely exclusively on pathogenic threats.

They could also declare a global pandemic for a noninfectious threat, like global warming, for example. Such a declaration would then allow the WHO to circumvent laws that are in place to preserve our freedom, and allow for the implementation of tyrannical measures such as lockdowns and travel restrictions.

Indeed, the notion of “climate lockdowns” has already been publicly flouted on multiple occasions.

As reported by The Pulse:

“Climate lockdowns and other restrictions will be framed as saving the people of the world from themselves. Who would ever disagree with such measures when it is framed under the guise of good will?

Like we saw with COVID mandates, if climate mandates ever take place they will be promoted as an extremely noble and necessary action. Those who disagree and present evidence that such actions are not useful or impactful, and instead cause more harm, will most likely be silenced, censored and ridiculed …

What would a climate lockdown look like? Well, if such an initiative were to take place, governments would limit or ban the consumption of many foods. They would ban or limit private-vehicle use, or limit the distance one can travel in a gas powered car or perhaps even by plane.

Working from home could eventually become the permanent norm if special carbon taxes are put in place. Such taxes could be imposed on companies, limiting driving or air miles, and extend to individual employees … Schools, especially those heavily influenced by teachers’ unions, could impose permanent online-only days.”

As noted by The Pulse, a number of officials around the world have voiced support for climate lockdowns, completely ignoring the devastating effects the COVID lockdowns have already had. This just goes to show lockdowns were never about public health and never will be.

Among the climate lockdown enthusiasts we have Germany’s health minister Karl Lauterbach, who in December 2020 proclaimed that addressing climate change would require restrictions on personal freedom, similar to those implemented to “flatten the curve” of COVID.

British economics professor Mariana Mazzucato is another advocate for climate lockdowns, who in September 2020 warned that “In the near future, the world may need to resort to lockdowns again — this time to tackle a climate emergency.”

We also have the statements of Bill Gates

and the Red Cross,

both of which in 2020 claimed that climate change poses a greater threat to mankind than COVID, and must be confronted with the same urgency and resolve. The World Economic Forum (WEF), the United Nations and the WHO have also published articles stating their intent to “fight climate change” by shutting down society.

Notably, in “How to Fight the Next Threat to Our World: Air Pollution,” published by the WEF

and co-written by the director of WHO’s Environment and Health Department, it’s suggested that health and climate issues be combined into one. As noted in that article:

“We can confront these crises more effectively and fairly if we address them as one — and foster support across all sectors of the economy … COVID-19 has proven humanity’s inbuilt ability to rise up and act to protect the health of our most vulnerable people. We need to do the same with air pollution.”

Recall, as I mentioned above, if the WHO has sole power over global health, combining health and climate issues will automatically give the WHO the de facto power to issue climate lockdowns. Some claim climate lockdowns have already begun,

with the random shutting off of people’s power even though there’s no actual outage — sort of slow-walking people into accepting that the lights won’t always turn on.

That the WHO will jump at the opportunity to implement climate lockdowns can also be seen in the WHO Manifesto for a Healthy Recovery From COVID-19, which states:

“The ‘lockdown’ measures that have been necessary to control the spread of COVID-19 have slowed economic activity, and disrupted lives — but have also given some glimpses of a possible brighter future.

In some places, pollution levels have dropped to such an extent that people have breathed clean air, or have seen blue skies and clear waters, or have been able to walk and cycle safely with their children — for the first times in their lives.

The use of digital technology has accelerated new ways of working and connecting with each other, from reducing time spent commuting, to more flexible ways of studying, to carrying out medical consultations remotely, to spending more time with our families.

Opinion polls from around the world show that people want to protect the environment, and preserve the positives that have emerged from the crisis, as we recover …

Decisions made in the coming months can either “lock in” economic development patterns that will do permanent and escalating damage to the ecological systems that sustain all human health and livelihoods, or, if wisely taken, can promote a healthier, fairer, and greener world.”

This manifesto also lays out many other aspects of The Great Reset agenda, including smart cities, travel restrictions, new food systems, a complete transition to green energy and more. But again, the thing that will really facilitate all of these changes is to have a centralized powerbase, and that is the WHO.

Stopping the WHO pandemic treaty will be difficult, as the World Health Assembly may or may not even accept public comment before making a decision. Your best bet right now is to sign up for the World Council for Health’s (WCH) newsletter.

The last time the World Health Assembly met to discuss the treaty, the WCH issued links and instructions on how to submit your comment. You can subscribe at the bottom of this page, or on the WCH’s home page. I and the CHD will also share details if they become available, so subscribing to our newsletters can give you a heads-up as well.

In the absence of instructions, you could reach out to your respective delegation and request that they oppose the treaty. A list of U.S. delegates can be found in James Roguski’s Substack article, “Speaking Truth to Power.”

For contact information for other nations’ delegates, I would suggest contacting the regional office and ask for a list (see “Regions” in the blue section at the bottom of the World Health Assembly’s webpage).

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  • Identified actions of silymarin appear protumor, but the compound demonstrates antineoplastic properties and researchers suggest it is chemoprotective, contributing to counteracting chemoresistance and increasing chemosensitivity

  • Animal models demonstrate that the active compound in milk thistle can also lower amyloid plaque aggregates commonly found in Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia; it may also lower estrogen-deficiency bone loss common in menopause

  • Milk thistle is an invasive weed that may be banned from growing in your area. A single flower can produce nearly 200 seeds that germinate in temperatures ranging from 32 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit. You can often buy the plant and seeds at a health food store, and there are several ways to use them at home

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Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) — also known as Mary thistle and holy thistle — is a common flowering herb

in the Asteraceae family. For many people, the plant is nothing more than an invasive weed. Yet, the herb possesses remarkable medicinal value. It has been used in traditional Chinese, European and Ayurvedic medicine for more than 2,000 years.

It’s highly regarded for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiviral properties.

Some people consider planting it at home, but you must check with your local cooperative extension to ensure that it is not banned in your area. If you are allowed to plant it, be aware that milk thistle is highly invasive and can quickly spread throughout your and your neighbor’s yards.

A single flower head has nearly 200 seeds that can germinate in temperatures ranging from 32 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the plant is established, it’s difficult, if not impossible, to stop it from spreading. It is also crucial to note that milk thistle is toxic to livestock, so planting it near farms that raise cows or sheep is dangerous.

The medicinal properties of milk thistle are attributed to a chemical compound known as silymarin. These are a group of flavonoids that have several health benefits. Although all parts of the plant are edible, silymarin is only found in the seeds.

The herb was known for centuries as a liver tonic since the active ingredient has liver protective properties. Researchers theorized that the mechanism of silymarin’s active cellular protection is an adjustment of cell transporters, estrogenic and nuclear receptors. It’s also been found to inhibit apoptosis.

Using a milk thistle supplement is not for everyone.

  • Allergies — Since it is part of the ragweed family, those with an allergy should avoid it.

  • Estrogenic — Women who are pregnant, nursing or trying to become pregnant should not take the supplement or eat the herb. Also, people with a history of hormone-related cancers, such as breast, uterine or prostate cancers should not use milk thistle.

  • Lowers glucose — Silymarin is known to reduce fasting blood sugar levels. Those who are diabetic or have low blood sugar should not use milk thistle without supervision from their doctor and strict glucose monitoring.

According to the American Cancer Society,

liver cancer affects an estimated 41,260 Americans every year and the prevalence is rising. According to the American Liver Foundation,

nearly 100 million people in the U.S. have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and it’s the most common form of liver disease in children.

Your liver has two main lobes and each of those has eight segments.

Each segment has approximately 1,000 lobules that connect to small ducts. Your liver is responsible for filtering the blood, regulating many chemical levels and excreting bile into your intestines to help break down fat. The liver produces cholesterol, stores and releases glucose and regulates blood clotting.

For thousands of years, milk thistle has been used to support the liver and in modern times silymarin has been used to treat alcoholic liver disease and hepatitis.

Silymarin helps suppress cellular inflammation

and inhibits the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), a pathway that, when over-activated, increases your risk of cancer.

Most glutathione, also known as the master antioxidant, is produced intracellularly in the liver.

It is not only a free radical scavenger but is integral to survival, necrosis and apoptosis.

Animal studies have demonstrated that silymarin can increase the total glutathione content in the liver.

One review of the literature

reported a case report of a 61-year-old male with Parkinson’s disease who’s protocol included dietary supplements, such as N-acetylcysteine and Silybum.

Silymarin is known to lower blood sugar levels. A 2016 literature review

published in the Journal of Diabetes Research evaluated five randomized controlled trials that included 270 patients. They found that routine administration of silymarin resulted in a significant reduction in fasting blood glucose levels and hemoglobin A1c levels and had no effect on lipid profiles.

A 2020 meta-analysis of data

from 16 qualified studies with 1,358 patients compared silymarin to control and found silymarin significantly reduced fasting blood glucose levels, hemoglobin A1c, total cholesterol, triglycerides and C-reactive protein. This study showed no impact on biomarkers indicating liver and kidney function. The researchers believed that silymarin could be an effective therapy in the management of diabetes.

Silymarin is a galactagogue, or a chemical compound that helps increase the production of breast milk. Researchers in a 2008 study treated 50 women for 63 days with a silymarin supplement. The results demonstrated that those who received silymarin had an increase in daily milk production of 85.94%. They also reported none of the women dropped out and no one had an unwanted side effect.

Another study

in 2016 enrolled 100 mothers of premature children; 50 received silymarin and 50 received a placebo. The data showed milk production was significantly greater by Day 7 and on Day 30. At the end of the study, 45 of the mothers receiving silymarin were able to reach their target milk supply compared to 25 of the mothers of premature infants receiving the placebo. Again, there were no adverse reactions noted.

Silymarin has been studied over the past decade for its UVB protective properties. More recently, researchers have found silymarin and the flavonolignans found in the milk thistle plant have the potential to inhibit the enzymes that break down collagen, thus contributing to reduced visible skin aging.

One 2019 lab study

found silymarin and the flavonolignans examined had anti-collagenase and anti-elastase activity suggesting that they may be useful to protect the skin against the harmful effects of UVB radiation and to slow photoaging.

Studies in 2019 and 2022 evaluated the efficacy of silymarin in the treatment of acne vulgaris. The 2019 study

compared silymarin to treatment with doxycycline, analyzing the skin using the Global Acne Grading System (GAGS) and Acne Severity Index (ASI). Researchers found the response to silymarin was not significantly different from doxycycline in the GAGS index but lower in the ASI. There was also a synergistic effect when the two were used together.

The 2022 study

also demonstrated that 0.5% silymarin antioxidant serum improved clinical severity and related skin biophysical parameters of the participant’s acne on the modified GAGS and Global Evaluation Acne (GEA) scale. Additionally, it was noted that there were no adverse events associated with using silymarin as compared to the known effects antibiotics have on the gastrointestinal microbiome and antibiotic resistance.

Current Western medicine relies on the damaging effects of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery to treat tumor growth and malignant cancers. For over a decade,

researchers have found silymarin exerts significant antineoplastic effects, both in the lab and in vivo cancer models. This includes breast, colon, prostate, bladder, lung, skin and kidney cancers.

In 2022,

researchers noted that some of the fundamental reasons why silymarin is not used in cancer treatment might be that it is easily accessible, a weed and a nutraceutical rather than a pharmaceutically derived drug. The writers noted this likely “led to medical professionals to view its anticancer effects with skepticism.”

They wrote that many of the identified actions to promote ribosomal synthesis in mitochondrial membrane stabilization may appear pro-tumoral, but the compounds in silymarin have clear anticancer effects. A 2020 paper

found that silymarin not only has antineoplastic properties but helps protect normal cells against the damaging effects of chemotherapy, contributing to counteracting chemoresistance and increasing chemosensitivity.

Silymarin’s chemotherapeutic protective properties were explored in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers in a 2021 paper.

The researchers suggested that silymarin and silibinin (an active compound in silymarin) could be used to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments and increase the anticancer effects when used in conjunction with those modalities.

Researchers have also studied the efficacy of silymarin and silibinin in the prevention of cancer cell growth. One 2007 study

found extensive preclinical findings that support the anticancer potential in skin and prostate cancer, and a 2013 study

proposed there are mechanisms against lung cancer.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association,

more than 6 million Americans currently have Alzheimer’s disease, and they anticipate this will rise to 13 million by 2050. Currently, Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia kills more people than prostate cancer and breast cancer combined.

The combination of financial, emotional and community burden from Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is incalculable. It is crucial to find ways of preventing the disease and slowing its progression in those who have it. One 2010 study

analyzed silymarin in an animal model and found that it attenuated the amyloid beta plaque and improved behavioral abnormalities in the mice.

In 2011,

researchers analyzing silibinin, found that the data supported its use as a therapeutic agent in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease as the lab study found it inhibited amyloid beta aggregation in a dose-dependent effect.

Finally, a 2019 animal study

linked silymarin to the regulation of gut microbiota to positive therapeutic intervention for the behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Using silibinin and silymarin administration, data indicated it mitigated memory deficits and reduced amyloid plaque and found these compounds reduced microbiota diversity and regulated several key bacterial species that are associated with the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

Bone loss is another health condition that can accelerate as you age. A 2013 animal study

showed that silymarin-rich extract reduced estrogen deficiency-induced bone loss, which has significant implications for post-menopausal women. In 2022,

using an animal model, researchers demonstrated that silibinin could reverse bone loss triggered by iron overload.

High-quality, organic milk thistle is inexpensive and readily available at your local health food store. Store your extra seeds in the freezer to keep them fresh longer. Below are some ways you can incorporate this unique herb into your diet:

  • Powdered — Use a mortar and pestle to crush milk thistle seeds into a powder that can be added to soups, stir-fries and other dishes.

  • Salads — Because the entire plant is edible, you can add milk thistle flowers, leaves, roots and stalks to salads or incorporate them into cooked dishes.

  • Smoothies — For a healthy liver smoothie, soak 2 tablespoons of ground milk thistle seeds in filtered water overnight. The next morning, add the milk thistle seeds, soaking water, lemon juice to taste, one-third cup of lycium berries and 1.5 cups of ice to your blender and combine until smooth.

  • Snacks — Although you may find it’s an acquired taste, you can snack on whole milk thistle seeds.

  • Tea — You can crush milk thistle seeds, dried leaves or both to make a loose tea blend you can steep in an infuser with hot water; add a healthy sweetener of your choice to tone down the somewhat bitter flavor, or pair it with a peppermint tea for a different flavor.

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