Young priest develops HEART ISSUES after getting injected with COVID vaccine

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(Natural News) A young priest revealed that he began suffering cardiac issues after getting injected with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine.

Fr. Edward Looney, 33, detailed his battle with cardiac issues since he got vaccinated in a 25-minute video. The priest received two doses of the COVID-19 shot, but has not taken any boosters. According to him, he felt pressured to get vaccinated in February 2021 because hospitals and nursing homes told priests that those who were not “fully vaccinated” cannot visit.

“[After] that very first shot … I get home and I realized that my heart rate was higher than it normally was,” Looney shared. But after the second dose, the priest’s “heart rate was even higher” – even reaching 180 beats per minute (bpm) at one time. A normal resting heart rate for adults ranges from 60 to 100 bpm.

Since getting injected with the second dose, Looney’s heart rate has remained above 100 bpm. (Related: Ohio student developed severe heart problems after second dose of Pfizer vaccine.)

When he initially went to the hospital to seek treatment, the local emergency room dismissed his concerns and told the priest to just have someone “observe” him and not come in for care. The doctors the priest visited in December 2021 said nothing can be be done to lower his heart rate. Other medical professionals told him they had no idea why he had heart problems, the priest added.

The heart problems have left Looney “tired” and in need of regular naps. “Just walking at 3.5 miles per hour, my heart rate would get up to 150 bpm,” he revealed.


Thankfully, Looney recently got in touch with a doctor who put the pieces together. This doctor told him that the post-vaccination issues would seem to point to a causal relationship. “No 33-year-old should be resting in bed” due to an elevated heart rate, the doctor added.

The priest also shared that he is not the only one suffering the same predicament, as he knows another person who has developed heart problems after their COVID-19 vaccination.

Head of Catholic Church calls COVID vaccination an “act of love”

While Looney admitted to being pressured to get the COVID-19 vaccine that caused his heart problems, Pope Francis – the overall head of the Catholic Church – would have lauded him for doing so.

Back in August 2021, the pontiff called on people to get the COVID-19 vaccine, arguing that doing so was an “act of love.” The Jesuit pope from Argentina made this call in a video that featured cardinals from the U.S., Mexico, Honduras, Brazil, El Salvador and Peru.

“Thanks to God’s grace and to the work of many, we now have vaccines to protect us from COVID-19,” Francis said in his native Spanish. “Getting vaccinated is a simple yet profound way to care for one another, especially the most vulnerable.”

Cardinal Gregorio Rosa Chavez of El Salvador argued in the video that getting the COVID-19 vaccine helps protect the most vulnerable. “Our choice to get vaccinated affects others,” he remarked, adding that doing so is a moral responsibility.

The Argentinian pontiff later emphasized COVID-19 vaccination as a “moral obligation” in January 2022.

“Vaccines are not a magical means of healing, yet surely they represent – in addition to other treatments that need to be developed – the most reasonable solution for the prevention of the disease,” he said.

Francis also lamented the increasing ideological divides that he claimed were preventing people from getting their COVID-19 vaccine doses. He remarked: “Frequently, people let themselves be influenced by the ideology of the moment – often bolstered by baseless information or poorly documented facts.”

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Top Foods to Improve Your Vision

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  • Nourishing your eyes with appropriate nutrients throughout the years can go a long way toward maintaining good eyesight well into your senior years

  • Some of the most important nutrients for eye health include lutein, zeaxanthin, meso-zeaxanthin, astaxanthin, anthocyanins, animal-based omega-3 fats and vitamin C

  • Foods rich in beneficial lutein include egg yolks, spinach, avocado and broccoli; black currants and bilberries also contain important antioxidants for vision health

  • Avoiding blue light, especially from cool white LED lights, may help prevent vision deterioration

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Aging is inevitable, but are age-related problems such as poor vision absolute givens? Contrary to popular belief, your vision is largely dependent on your lifestyle. Nourishing your eyes with appropriate nutrients throughout the years can go a long way toward maintaining good eyesight well into your senior years.

Even if your eyesight has started to deteriorate, evidence suggests you can stop the deterioration. You may even be able to turn back the clock, as it were, and improve your vision.

Medical journalist Michael Mosley discussed his vision problems and experiences with nutritional intervention in an episode of the BBC program “Trust Me, I’m a Doctor.”

The shape and length of your eyeballs, and the thickness of your eye lens, affect your ability to see things close-up and at a distance. Your retina, located at the back of your eye, also contains light-sensitive cells that are critical for good vision.

Your macula — the part of your retina responsible for central vision — is protected by a yellow pigment made up of lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin. These compounds absorb light and protect your macula from blue light and ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun and other light sources.

Lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin are plant compounds with potent antioxidant capacities. Your body cannot make them, so you must get them from your diet. As noted by the BBC:

“Lutein and zeaxanthin are found commonly in dark green leafy veg such as kale and spinach, and also bell peppers … and saffron. Meso-zeaxanthin is generally not found in plants — it is thought to be made in our bodies from lutein (although it is also present in some fish …) These pigments, once we eat them, appear to be important in our vision and in helping keep the macula healthy.”

Mosley describes undergoing a number of extensive vision tests designed to evaluate the health of his retina, his ability to see colors, night vision and the level of protection his macula had against UV and blue light. He explained:

“The results of my tests were both fascinating and depressing. My detection of yellow and blue colors was extremely poor — something that [Professor John] Barbur said was likely the result of my brush with diabetes many years ago.

My night vision and perception of details were also poor compared with younger people — but consistent with my age. The Trust Me team then handed me a 90-day supply of supplement pills that were supposed to help.”

The supplements in question contained lutein and zeaxanthin. Three months later, follow-up tests revealed remarkable improvement. Not only did his night vision and protective macular pigments improve, but his blue and yellow color perception moved within the normal range.

Some studies suggest these nutrients may also slow down or prevent age-related macular degeneration (ARMD),

which is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness for Americans aged 65 and older.

While there’s no recommended daily intake for lutein and zeaxanthin, studies have found health benefits for lutein at a dose of 10 milligrams (mg) per day

and at 2 mg per day for zeaxanthin.

Meanwhile, studies suggest American adults get, on average, only 1 mg to 2 mg of lutein from their diet each day.

Research evaluating the effect of lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin in combination, using a dose of 10 mg of lutein, 10 mg of meso-zeaxanthin and 2 mg of zeaxanthin per day for one year, found it helped improve vision in those who had normal vision at the outset.

“Should we all, then, be taking supplements to protect and even improve our eyesight? Well, the research certainly shows that supplements work,” Mosley wrote.

“Even for someone like me, who has a relatively healthy diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables, and whose blood levels of the compounds that weren’t particularly low, the supplements helped. However, some researchers believe that diet can simply be enough, if we eat the right things.”

Lutein and zeaxanthin are primarily found in green leafy vegetables, with kale and spinach topping the list of lutein-rich foods. You’ll also find these nutrients in orange- and yellow-colored fruits and vegetables.

According to a study published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology, orange pepper had the highest amount of zeaxanthin of the 33 fruits and vegetables tested.

According to the authors:

“Most of the dark green leafy vegetables, previously recommended for a higher intake of lutein and zeaxanthin, have 15 [to] 47 percent of lutein, but a very low content (0 to 3 percent) of zeaxanthin. Our study shows that fruits and vegetables of various colors can be consumed to increase dietary intake of lutein and zeaxanthin.”

Egg yolk is another good source of both lutein and zeaxanthin, along with healthy fat and protein, and while the total amount of carotenoids is lower than in many vegetables, they’re in a highly absorbable, nearly ideal form. For instance, one study found that adding a couple of eggs to your salad can also increase the carotenoid absorption from the whole meal as much as ninefold.

Eggs from free-range, pastured hens have bright orange yolks, which is an indication of their elevated lutein and zeaxanthin content. Dull, pale yellow yolks are a sure sign you’re getting eggs form caged hens fed an unnatural grain diet, and hence will have low amounts of these valuable nutrients.

For a beverage, one of your best choices is chrysanthemum tea, as it contains vitamin A, a nutrient that plays a critical role in promoting healthy vision. This vitamin is an essential component of rhodopsin, a protein that absorbs light in the retinal receptors.

It also helps promote normal function of the conjunctival membranes and cornea, and helps reduce the risk for eye disorders like age-related macular degeneration.


Following is a list of foods that are particularly rich in lutein.

Most of these also contain zeaxanthin, albeit in lesser quantities than lutein.

  • Egg yolks

  • Kale and spinach

  • Avocado

  • Broccoli

  • Green, red and yellow peppers

Ideally, you’ll want to buy the whole food and consume it as close to raw as possible, as the lutein and other carotenoids such as zeaxanthin are easily damaged by heat. Accessory micronutrients in the foods that enhance their action also tend to get easily damaged. Lutein and other carotenoids are fat-soluble, so to optimize absorption, be sure to add a little bit of healthy fat to your meal.

Other nutrients are also beneficial for vision health. For instance, vitamin C is associated with a lower risk of cataracts. According to the National Eye Institute, more than half of all Americans end up getting cataracts by the time they’re 80.

One study compared vitamin C intake and the progression of cataracts in more than 320 pairs of female twins over the course of a decade.

It found those who ate more vitamin C-rich foods lowered their risk of cataracts by one-third. Interestingly, vitamin C supplements were not associated with a reduction in risk.

Citrus fruits such as kiwis, oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruits are well-known for being high in vitamin C, but the fruit with the highest concentration of all is actually acerola cherries (also known as Barbados cherries). Each cherry has only 1 calorie, but 80 mg of vitamin C and the associated micronutrients. I have two of these trees in my front yard and for months I am able to gather 50 to 70 cherries a day. It is by far my favorite and healthiest fruit.

Another study

found that diabetics who routinely ate 500 mg of omega-3-rich fish (two servings per week) reduced their risk of diabetic retinopathy by an impressive 48%. Diabetic retinopathy is a serious complication of Type 2 diabetes that occurs when blood flow to your retina is reduced. It’s the most common cause of blindness in diabetics.

This significant risk reduction was primarily attributed to lower inflammation levels. Animal-based omega-3 fats also provide structural support to cell membranes that boost eye health and protect retinal function. Earlier research14 has shown that those with the highest intake of animal-based omega-3 fats have a significantly lower risk of advanced macular degeneration compared to those who consume the least.

In a survey of optometrists in Australia and New Zealand, 79% said they recommended their patients consume omega-3 fats to improve eye health.

Specifically, 68% recommended omega-3-rich foods for ARMD while 62% recommended omega-3 supplements for this purpose.

Seventy-eight percent also recommended omega-3-rich foods or supplements for dry eye disease. Marine sources that are high in omega-3 and low in environmental pollutants include:

  • Wild Alaskan salmon (which also contains astaxanthin — one of the most potent promoters of eye health; see below)

  • Small fatty, cold-water fish such as herring, sardines and anchovies

  • Fish roe

  • Krill oil

While fish oil is a well-known source of omega-3 fats, it has several drawbacks, the lack of phospholipids being one of them. The omega-3 fats DHA and EPA are water insoluble and therefore cannot be transported in their free form in your blood. They must be packaged into lipoprotein vehicles such as phospholipids. This is primarily why the bioavailability of krill oil is so much higher than fish oil, because in fish oil, the DHA and EPA are bound to triglycerides.

Astaxanthin is produced by the microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis when its water supply dries up, forcing it to protect itself from UV radiation. Besides the microalgae that produce it, the only other source are the sea creatures that consume the algae, such as wild salmon, shellfish and krill.

Astaxanthin is far more powerful an antioxidant than both lutein and zeaxanthin, and many researchers believe it to be the most powerful antioxidant ever discovered for eye health.

It’s been found to have protective benefits against a number of eye-related problems, including ARMD and cataracts, as well as:

  • Cystoid macular edema

  • Diabetic retinopathy

  • Retinal arterial occlusion and venous occlusion

  • Glaucoma

  • Inflammatory eye diseases (retinitis, iritis, keratitis and scleritis)

Astaxanthin easily crosses into the tissues of your eye and exerts its effects safely and with more potency than any of the other carotenoids, without adverse reactions. Specifically, astaxanthin has been shown to ameliorate or prevent light-induced damage, photoreceptor cell damage,

ganglion cell damage and damage to the neurons of the inner retinal layers.

Astaxanthin also helps maintain appropriate eye pressure levels that are already within the normal range, and supports your eyes’ energy levels and visual acuity. Depending on your individual situation, you may want to take an astaxanthin supplement.

I recommend starting with 4 mg per day and working your way up to about 8 mg per day — or more if you’re suffering from chronic inflammation. Taking your astaxanthin supplement with a small amount of healthy fat, such as grass fed butter, coconut oil, MCT oil or eggs, will optimize its absorption.

Krill oil also contains high quality animal-based omega-3 fat in combination with naturally occurring astaxanthin, albeit at lower levels than what you’ll get from an astaxanthin supplement.

Dark blue or purplish, almost black-colored, berries like black currants and bilberries contain high amounts of antioxidant anthocyanins that are beneficial for vision and eye health.

Black currants contain some of the highest levels. They’re also rich in essential fatty acids, lending added support to their anti-inflammatory properties.

For medicinal purposes, many opt for using black currant seed oil, but eating the whole food is always an option, especially when they’re in season. Bilberry, a close relative of the blueberry, also contain high amounts of anthocyanins, just like black currant. Research suggests bilberry may be particularly useful for inhibiting or reversing macular degeneration.

A 2005 study found that rats with early senile cataract and macular degeneration that received 20 mg of bilberry extract per kilogram of body weight suffered no impairment of their lens and retina, while more than 70% of the control group suffered degeneration over the three-month-long study.

According to the authors, “The results suggest that … long-term supplementation with bilberry extract is effective in prevention of macular degeneration and cataract.”

The full extent of the health benefits associated with blue light avoidance are only beginning to be understood. Glasses that block blue light have the benefit of making objects appear sharper, but mounting research suggests blocking blue light also serves an important biological purpose by regulating your internal body clock, which controls your sleep patterns and other body functions.

Indeed, exposure to artificial light is among the most often-overlooked health risks of living in the 21st century.

One of the simplest and least expensive ways to protect your body’s internal rhythm, and thereby support healthy sleep and a lowered risk of many chronic diseases, is to wear amber-colored glasses that block blue light — not just at night but anytime you are exposed to fluorescent or LED lights.

This is because LEDs and fluorescents, although far more energy efficient, are not analog thermal light sources but digital ones. They have unbalanced wavelengths that are very different from the sun. They have a predominance of blue frequencies that contributes to free radical production, and lack the red, infrared and near infrared healing frequencies that stimulate repair and regeneration that are present in thermal light sources like clear incandescent bulbs.

LEDs found in many screens have virtually no beneficial infrared light and an excess of blue light that generates reactive oxygen species (ROS), harming your vision and possibly leading to age-related macular degeneration.

LED lights may also exacerbate mitochondrial dysfunction leading to chronic conditions ranging from metabolic disorders to cancer.

If you view screens at night, it’s therefore essential to block your exposure to blue light while doing so. In the case of your computer, you can install a program to automatically lower the color temperature of your screen. In addition, when watching TV or other screens, be sure to wear blue-blocking glasses after sundown. Better yet, eliminate the use of screens entirely after sunset.

Additionally, one of the best strategies to establish your circadian rhythm is to spend some time outdoors shortly after sunrise. The red and infrared frequencies will help prepare your retina for the blue light emitted a bit after sunrise, which will produce a reactive oxygen signal to produce melatonin later that night — assuming you sleep in complete darkness.

Establishing a healthy circadian rhythm is essential for good health, so please consider the healthy habit of getting outside every day shortly after sunrise without glasses to expose your retina to the full spectrum of sunlight.

It is likely that chronic exposure to unopposed digital blue light from LED and fluorescents will likely contribute to an epidemic of blindness in the next two decades, as it will increase the incidence of ARMD. The benefits of blue-blocking glasses and avoidance of blue light include but are not limited to:

  • Preventing damage to the DHA in your retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE), which is responsible for converting the photons from sunlight into electrons via the photoelectric effect that Einstein received a Nobel prize for in 1921. These electrons provide a vital DC electric current that your body needs for optimal functioning

  • Increasing mitochondrial health and efficiency, as blue light has the side effect of increasing the distance of the proteins in the respiratory electron transport chain in your mitochondria, making them far less efficient in producing ATP. Blocking blue light prevents this decline in efficiency from occurring

  • Significantly improving symptoms of bipolar disorder. Those who wore blue-blocking orange-tinted glasses from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. for seven days had significant improvements in symptoms of mania compared to those who wore clear glasses.

    What’s more, the improvements began after just three nights of use

The dramatic results make sense in light of the relatively recent discovery of intrinsically photo-responsive retinal ganglion cells, which are receptors in your eyes that detect only blue light.

These receptors communicate with areas of your brain linked to control of your biological clock (hypothalamus) as well as mood and emotions (the limbic system).

Earlier research also found dramatic improvements in insomnia and mood in about half of bipolar patients who wore blue-blocking glasses.

Besides eating plenty of carotenoid-rich vegetables, organic pastured egg yolks and omega-3 and astaxanthin-rich wild Alaskan salmon, another important dietary aspect is to normalize your blood sugar. Excessive sugar in your blood can pull fluid from the lens of your eye, affecting your ability to focus. It can also damage the blood vessels in your retina, thereby obstructing blood flow.

It’s important to ignore the mainstream advice to eat vegetable oils, which are more accurately defined as seed oils. Seed oils, such as soybean, cottonseed, sunflower, rapeseed (canola), corn and safflower, are hidden in virtually every processed food, including restaurant foods, and there’s virtually nothing more destructive to your body in producing age-related macular degeneration

and other chronic health problems.

These seed oils contain the omega-6 fat linoleic acid, which is toxic at the high doses many Americans consume daily. In your own cooking, examples of healthy fats to use instead of seed oils are beef tallow, butter or coconut oil. As mentioned, it’s also important to avoid ultraprocessed foods.

Besides addressing your diet, you’ll also want to exercise regularly, and be sure to optimize your vitamin D level. Vitamin D is particularly important for those with genetic risk factors for ARMD. In one study, middle-aged women who have a high-risk genotype and are vitamin D deficient were found to be 6.7 times more likely to develop ARMD than those without this genetic risk factor who also have sufficient vitamin D.

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Redefining What It Means To Be Human

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  • The transhumanist movement is a social and philosophical mobilization involving the development of human enhancement through technology; the technocratic elite are seeking to normalize changes that will give them absolute control over your thoughts, emotions and actions

  • The mass manipulation used during the COVID-19 generated pandemic was phenomenally successful, using instant notification, fake fact-checkers and smart propaganda that led many down a path resulting in life-altering disabilities and even death

  • Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) are technologies currently used to read brain neurons in individuals with impairments that don’t allow them to speak or move. The new goal publicly expressed by the owners of two companies is an interface that allows reading and writing to every aspect of your brain

  • This movement is integral to The Fourth Industrial Revolution promoted by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Founder and chairman of the WEF, Klaus Schwab, claims to have penetrated the cabinets of industrialized nations, having influenced their thinking through the Young Global Leaders program

  • Although some are blinded by the idea that the merger of man and machine could make you smarter or live longer, the reality was succinctly described by Dr. Yuval Harari when he said the idea that humans have free will is over

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Transhumanism is a social and philosophical movement involving the development of human enhancement through technology.

Essentially, it seeks to redefine what it means to be human, which is driven by artificial intelligence (AI). It does not mean that the global elite wants to turn you into robots, they only want to control your thoughts, emotions and physical body.

In early June 2022, Google engineer Blake Lemoine announced he was convinced that an AI chatbot program called LaMDA had achieved sentience, or self-aware consciousness.

Just days before he revealed this discovery, another AI expert predicted that virtual children could one day become commonplace and would solve the issue of overpopulation while meeting the very human need to procreate.

Over the last several decades, the technocratic elite has set a course for mankind. The concepts of transhumanism and digitizing human life are part of The Great Reset agenda, which will not be complete until humanity is enslaved to an unelected few who run the world through algorithms and AI. In fact, with sentient AI, it may be manmade sentient computerized “beings” that will be running the show.

Harari, professor at Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a top adviser to Klaus Schwab, owner and chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF) states in the video below:

“By hacking organisms, elites may gain the power to reengineer the future of life itself because once you can hack something, you can usually also engineer it.”

Soon, he says, some corporations and governments will be able to “systematically hack all the people.” And, if they succeed in hacking life, he describes it as the “greatest revolution in biology since the beginning of life 4 billion years ago.”

This absolute control will involve the selective breeding of physical bodies using artificial wombs rather than human beings. The first gene-edited babies were born in 2018,

the result of a Chinese scientist’s use of CRISPR technology. Scientists have also developed an AI nanny robot to care for the embryos growing inside an artificial womb.

To normal people, a future of transhumanist babies grown in artificial wombs with cloud-to-brain connectivity sounds more like a purposeless nightmare than the utopia that transhumanists attempt to portray it as. Schwab talks as though humanity has no choice in the matter.

“Let us also be clear. The future is not something that just happens. The future is built by us, by a powerful community like you in this room.”

In the past decade, more people have begun using mobile devices, most in the form of smartphones. As a society, we’ve grown accustomed to instant information and sharing lives across social media platforms. The growth of the industry that began with computers and moved to handheld mobile devices, now boasts 97% of Americans owning a cell phone and 85% of those owning a smartphone.

This is a significant increase from 35% when the first survey was done in 2011. Instant notification, fake fact-checkers and smart propaganda led to mass manipulation during the COVID-19-generated pandemic that was phenomenally successful. As I’ve written before, dress rehearsals for COVID included a 2017 Johns Hopkins Center of Health Security pandemic simulation called the SPARS Pandemic 2025-2028 scenario.

The 2019 collaboration between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Johns Hopkins and the WEF called Event 201 was the last before COVID-19 struck in early 2020. These exercises detailed an outbreak of highly infectious coronavirus, during which social media censorship played a predominant role.

The plans were eerily played out across the world in 2020 which, thanks to social media companies and Google’s censoring of opposing viewpoints, led to a massive misunderstanding of the danger of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the perpetuation of a lie that the vaccines were “safe and effective.”

Information has since revealed that online censorship was illegally directed by U.S. government officials including Dr. Anthony Fauci,

who was recently deposed about his role and data from the CDC and the FDA show that the adverse effects from the vaccine are not safe and effective, but rather dangerous and life-threatening.

The culmination of censorship and false information led many down a path resulting in life-altering disabilities and even death. Strategies were used to discredit many physicians who spoke out against the propaganda, including Drs. Robert Malone, Michael Yeadon, and Pierre Khoury. Malone spoke out about mass formation psychosis in an episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience” December 31, 2021.

By January 2, 2022, the term had peaked in search popularity after having been practically unheard of. While the term achieved greater exposure in 2022, Mattias Desmet, professor of clinical psychology at the University of Ghent in Belgium, has studied the phenomenon for many years and says it was first recognized over 100 years ago.

Simply put, those who are under the spell of mass formation psychosis focus obsessively on a failure that occurs in the normal world or a particular person, in this case, COVID-19. The focus of attention can effectively control the masses and lead to totalitarian thinking and, eventually, to totalitarian states. It’s clear from Google’s censorship that they do not want you to know about it, and what you do know will be filtered through fake fact-checking.

The melding of mind and machine is called a brain-computer interface (BCI). Current use of this technology helps individuals who are paralyzed or those who have been locked in after a stroke achieve a hands-free experience. Patients can communicate by typing text with just their thoughts. The current use of BCI technology is to read brain neurons and not write to them.

Deep brain stimulation implants are also used for individuals with Parkinson’s disease to help control tremors and are being used to control mood. Although the primary use for these systems has been to help improve functionality in those who are impaired, as has been proven in the past many times over, scientists do not stop there.

The most aggressive developers want BCI systems to not only read, but also write over our minds. The WEF wants these commercial implants to allow you to access the cloud and for the cloud to access you. One such company is Synchron. Investors include Jeff Bezos and “the island-hopping “Vaxx King” Bill Gates,” as Joe Allen describes him.

In 2021, the company received FDA approval to begin trials for its product, Stentrode. This is a wire mesh that is inserted into the jugular vein and manipulated into the brain’s blood vessels where it monitors your activity for intention.

Yet, while there are obvious benefits to helping individuals who are unable to communicate or move, the company’s CEO Tom Oxley envisions something different. In a press release on July 28th, 2021, he said,

“Synchron’s north star is to achieve whole-brain data transfer. The blood vessels provide surgery-free access to all regions of the brain, and at scale.”

Neuralink is another company in the race to achieve what owner Elon Musk calls “whole brain interface so a generalized input /output device could literally interface with every aspect of your brain and in the short term could interface with any given section and solve a tremendous number of things.”

While Musk’s recent actions after taking over Twitter indicate that he is against censorship,

he obviously is also interested in BCI technology that can, as he puts it, be linked to a general input and output device in your brain.

Each of these BCI devices merges man with AI for what some call intellectual enhancement. Harvard nanotechnologist Charles Lieber, along with his colleagues, published a 2015 article in Nature Nanotechnology,

in which he describes syringe injectable nanoscale computers that could interface with your neurons at a microscopic level, essentially creating tissue that can communicate with a computer.

In an interview with Smithsonian Magazine,

Lieber said, “We’re trying to blur the distinction between electronic circuits and neural circuits.” While describing the product, he said it is a “hundred thousand times more flexible than other implantable electronics.”

Also speaking to Smithsonian Magazine, one Rice University researcher commented, “This could make some inroads to a brain interface for consumers. Plugging your computer into your brain becomes a lot more palatable if all you need to do is inject something.”

Some, like Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel, justify human AI enhancement by saying it is crucial to accept the inevitability of progress. In 2015, he wrote an essay entitled “Against Edenism,”

in which he takes an almost god-like status, citing Genesis and Revelation, writing “The future will look very different from the past.” and “The Garden of Paradise will culminate in the City of Heaven.”

Allen writes that Theil describes a technocratic “City of God” in which there are wall-to-wall surveillance grids, military-grade artificial intelligence, genetic engineering and mass data mining. The technocratic elite are slowly creating a public consciousness of BCI devices, attempting to implant the idea in the reader’s/watcher’s mind so those who are most influenced by the propaganda will be the first to step up and try a chip.

Schwab begins speaking at minute 4:41 in this eight-minute compilation of speeches from the WEF’s top advisor Dr. Yuval Harari and founder and chairman of the WEF, Klaus Schwab. During one interview in the video, Schwab defines what the Fourth Industrial Revolution ultimately means.

“The Fourth Industrial Revolution doesn’t change what you are doing, it changes you if you take a genetic editing, just as an example. It is you who are changed. And of course, it has a big impact on your identity.”

Of course, to accomplish all that Schwab and the WEF have planned for the future of the planet Earth, there must be people strategically placed in governments around the world to ensure that the plans are carried out. As the WEF publicized in early May 2022, “The world’s top leaders from politics, business, civil society, academia, media and the arts are set to descend on the Swiss mountain village of Davos in May 2022.”

According to the website, more than 50 heads of state and government were expected to join Davos 2022, as well as 300 government representatives and over 1,250 representatives from the private sector. This included individuals such as the commissioner for jobs and social rights for the European Commission, the president of the European Central Bank, the governor of the Central Bank of France and the minister of information and technology from India.

The United States sent a 25-person contingent, including the secretary of commerce, congressmen from Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, California, Missouri and Minnesota, the governor of Indiana and senators from Vermont, New Jersey, Mississippi, Texas and Colorado. Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore also planned to be in attendance. During one interview in the video above, Schwab gives a chilling account of how he has planned to influence world leaders and governments.

“I have to say that when we mention our names like Merkel, even Vladimir Putin and so on, they have all been young global leaders of the World Economic Forum. But what we are really proud of now is the young generation, like Prime Minister Trudeau, the president of Argentina, and so on.

So, we penetrate the cabinets. Yesterday I was at a reception for Prime Minister Trudeau, and I know that half of his cabinet or even more than half, are for our … are actually young global leaders of the world economic forum. It’s true in Argentina, it’s true in France.”

In February 2022,

Kyle Kemper, half-brother to Trudeau, gave an interview and was asked why he thought his sibling refused to talk to the truckers. During the interview, his half-brother called him a “weak leader” and said that “he is not speaking from his heart.” He was quoted, saying:

“Justin is the leader of the Liberal Party, and everything that’s coming out of his mouth right now is written. All of his tweets are being produced by a team. He is the face and the lead spokesperson for the Canadian government but the policy and the initiatives that are driving it, and are driving this narrative which he continues to push, which in my opinion, is on the side of anti-Canadian and anti-freedom, are coming down from the higher-ups.”

Kemper characterized the decision-making in Canada as coming down from “the higher-ups.” He went on to say those higher-ups were globalist groups like The World Economic Forum, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Bilderberg Group.

This group is less well known, but includes national leaders, political power brokers, heads of powerful private companies and European royalty.

According to an article in The Globe and Mail published in 2006, the Bilderberg Group first met in 1954 and included about 130 of the world’s most powerful and wealthiest people.

Meetings held by silent groups of powerful individuals like the Bilderberg group, or more public acknowledgment of a drive toward transhumanism by the WEF, are designed to control societies and grow wealth for the technocratic elite. Harari gives you a glimpse into the future that the WEF is planning for the world across several clips in the video above.

“We humans should get used to the idea that we are no longer mysterious souls. We are now hackable animals … By hacking organisms, elites may gain the power to re-engineer the future of life itself … Science is replacing evolution by natural selection with evolution by intelligent design.

But not the intelligent design of some god above the clouds, but our intelligent design. And the intelligent design of our clouds, the IBM cloud, the Microsoft Cloud … After 4 billion years, science may enable life to break out into the realm of inorganic life.”

Harari then asks the question, [2:50] “Does the data about my DNA, my brain, my body, my life, does it belong to me or a corporation or to the government or perhaps to the human collective?”

While some people are blinded by the idea that merging man and machine could improve performance, make you smarter or make you live longer, the reality of the transhumanist movement is succinctly described by Harari:

“The idea that humans have this soul, or this spirit, or they have free will and no one knows what’s happening inside me so whatever I choose, whether it’s the election, or in the supermarket, this is my free will … that’s over.”

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Bradykinin Hypothesis Explains COVID-19 Complexities

  • Genetic analysis using the Oak Ridge National Lab supercomputer has revealed an interesting new hypothesis — the bradykinin hypothesis — that helps explain the disease progression of COVID-19

  • The bradykinin hypothesis also strengthens the hypothesis that vitamin D plays a really important role in the disease

  • SARS-CoV-2 not only infects cells that naturally have high numbers of ACE2 receptors but also tricks your body into upregulating ACE2 receptors in places where they’re usually expressed at lower levels, such as your lungs

  • SARS-CoV-2 also downregulates your body’s ability to degrade or break down bradykinin, a chemical that helps regulate your blood pressure and is controlled by your renin-angiotensin system

  • The end result is a bradykinin storm, which appears to be the primary cause behind many of COVID-19’s lethal effects, even more so than the cytokine storms associated with the disease

  • The virus also increases production of hyaluronic acid (HLA) in your lungs. HLA has the ability to absorb more than 1,000 times its own weight in fluid, and when it combines with the built-up fluid in the lungs, it forms a thick hydrogel that makes breathing very difficult

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Genetic analysis using the Oak Ridge National Lab supercomputer called the Summit has revealed an interesting new hypothesis that helps explain the disease progression of COVID-19. A September 1, 2020, Medium article

by Thomas Smith reviewed the findings of what is now referred to as the bradykinin hypothesis.

As reported by Smith, the computer crunched data on more than 40,000 genes obtained from 17,000 genetic samples.

“Summit is the second-fastest computer in the world, but the process — which involved analyzing 2.5 billion genetic combinations — still took more than a week. When Summit was done, researchers analyzed the results. It was, in the words of Dr. Daniel Jacobson, lead researcher and chief scientist for computational systems biology at Oak Ridge, a ‘eureka moment.’”

Bradykinin is a chemical that helps regulate your blood pressure and is controlled by your renin-angiotensin system (RAS). As explained in the Academic Press’ book on vitamin D (which has a significant impact on the RAS):

“The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is a central regulator of renal and cardiovascular functions. Over-activation of the RAS leads to renal and cardiovascular disorders, such as hypertension and chronic kidney disease, the major risk factors for stroke, myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, progressive atherosclerosis, and renal failure.”

The bradykinin hypothesis provides a model that helps explain some of the more unusual symptoms of COVID-19, including its bizarre effects on the cardiovascular system. It also strengthens the hypothesis that vitamin D plays a really important role in the disease.

The findings

were published in the journal eLife July 7, 2020. Based on this new hypothesis, the researchers also suggest more than 10 potential treatments, most of which are readily available drugs already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. I’ll review those later on.

As detailed in previous articles, your ACE2 receptors are the primary gateways of the virus, as the virus’ spike protein binds to the ACE2 receptor. As explained by Smith:

“… COVID-19 infection generally begins when the virus enters the body through ACE2 receptors in the nose … The virus then proceeds through the body, entering cells in other places where ACE2 is also present: the intestines, kidneys, and heart. This likely accounts for at least some of the disease’s cardiac and GI symptoms.

But once Covid-19 has established itself in the body, things start to get really interesting … The data Summit analyzed shows that COVID-19 isn’t content to simply infect cells that already express lots of ACE2 receptors. Instead, it actively hijacks the body’s own systems, tricking it into upregulating ACE2 receptors in places where they’re usually expressed at low or medium levels, including the lungs.

In this sense, COVID-19 is like a burglar who slips in your unlocked second-floor window and starts to ransack your house. Once inside, though, they don’t just take your stuff — they also throw open all your doors and windows so their accomplices can rush in and help pillage more efficiently.”

In addition to upregulating ACE2 receptors throughout your body, the SARS-CoV-2 virus also downregulates your body’s ability to degrade or break down bradykinin.

The end result is a bradykinin storm, and according to the researchers, this appears to be an important factor in many of COVID-19’s lethal effects, even more so than the cytokine storms associated with the disease. As bradykinin accumulates, the more serious COVID-19 symptoms appear.

Mounting clinical data suggest COVID-19 is actually primarily a vascular disease rather than a respiratory one, and runaway bradykinin buildup can help explain this.

That said, COVID-19 certainly has a respiratory component, and it appears the virus attacks the lungs in more ways than one. For starters, bradykinin increases vascular permeability, essentially causing your blood vessels to leak fluid. In the lungs, this leads to fluid buildup that can trigger inflammation when immune cells also leak out into the lungs.

But the Summit data also show the virus uses yet another pathway, which raises production of hyaluronic acid (HLA) in your lungs. HLA has the ability to absorb more than 1,000 times its own weight in fluid, and when it combines with the built-up fluid in the lungs, the effect is devastating, as it ends up forming a thick hydrogel that makes breathing near-impossible.

When this happens — in severe cases — even mechanical ventilation becomes ineffective, as the alveoli in the lungs are simply too clogged with this gel-like substance that prevents oxygen uptake.

Note that the HLA produced in your lungs does not mean that using supplemental HLA is a bad strategy. It is only when HLA is produced locally in high concentrations in pathologic conditions like COVID-19 that it becomes problematic. Otherwise it has important physiologic benefits.

SARS-CoV-2 can also affect heart function, causing arrhythmias and low blood pressure. About 1 in 5 COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalizations have experienced damage to their heart. Your heart has ACE2 receptors, so SARS-CoV-2 has the ability to infect your heart directly. Arrhythmias and low blood pressure can also be the result of a bradykinin storm.

In some cases, COVID-19 has also been known to trigger neurological symptoms such as dizziness, seizures, delirium and stroke, and this too can be explained by bradykinin buildup.

At high levels, bradykinin can lead to a breakdown of your blood-brain barrier, thereby allowing harmful compounds to flood your brain. Bradykinin itself also causes blood vessel leakage. Together, these effects can trigger inflammation, brain damage and a variety of neurological symptoms.

Interestingly, as reported by Smith:

“Increased bradykinin levels could also account for other common COVID-19 symptoms. ACE inhibitors — a class of drugs used to treat high blood pressure — have a similar effect on the RAS system as COVID-19, increasing bradykinin levels.

In fact, Jacobson and his team note in their paper that ‘the virus … acts pharmacologically as an ACE inhibitor’ — almost directly mirroring the actions of these drugs.

By acting like a natural ACE inhibitor, COVID-19 may be causing the same effects that hypertensive patients sometimes get when they take blood pressure-lowering drugs. ACE inhibitors are known to cause a dry cough and fatigue, two textbook symptoms of COVID-19.

And they can potentially increase blood potassium levels, which has also been observed in COVID-19 patients. The similarities between ACE inhibitor side effects and COVID-19 symptoms strengthen the bradykinin hypothesis, the researchers say.”

Another side effect associated with ACE inhibiting drugs is the loss of smell and taste. This is also an early sign associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection, and it’s a primary symptom of zinc deficiency too.

Zinc, as explained in “Swiss Protocol for COVID — Quercetin and Zinc,” plays a vital role in immunity as well as in blood clotting, cell division, thyroid health, smell and taste, vision and wound healing, and can effectively inhibit viral replication.

Your body does not store zinc, and it’s poorly absorbed, which appears to be why the combination of zinc and zinc ionophores such as quercetin and hydroxychloroquine are so effective when taken at first symptoms.

The bradykinin storm also helps explain other odd COVID-19 symptoms such as “COVID toes,” a condition in which your toes become swollen and bruised. This may be due to leaky vasculature in your toes.

As explained by Smith, it can also shed helpful light on the gender differences seen in COVID-19. Women tend to have a lower mortality rate than men, and this may be due to the fact that women have twice the level of certain proteins involved in the RAS system.

The good news is that if bradykinin storms are to blame, there are a number of already existing drugs that can help prevent bradykinin storms, either reducing bradykinin or blocking its receptors. As noted in the study:

“Several interventional points (most of them already FDA-approved pharmaceuticals) could be explored with the goal of increasing ACE, decreasing BK [bradykinin], or blocking BK2 receptors.

Icatibant is a BKB2R antagonist whereas Ecallantide acts to inhibit KLKB1, reducing levels of BK production. Androgens (danazol and stanasolol) increase SERPING1, although the side effects likely make these undesirable, but recombinant forms of SERPING1 could be administered to reduce BK levels.

It should be noted that any intervention may need to be timed correctly given that REN levels rise on a diurnal cycle, peaking at 4AM which corresponds with the commonly reported worsening of COVID-19 symptoms at night …

4-methylumbelliferone (Hymecromone) is a potent inhibitor of HAS1, HAS2, and HAS3 gene expression and results in the suppression of the production of hyaluronan in an ARDS model.

Hymecromone (4-methylumbelliferone) is approved for use in Asia and Europe for the treatment of biliary spasm. However, it can cause diarrhea with subsequent hypokalemia, so considerable caution should be used if this were to be tried with COVID-19 patients … Timbetasin may reduce COVID-19 related coagulopathies by increasing fibrinolysis.”

However, please understand that taking these drugs is absolutely not my recommendation. These are simply the conventional strategies that can be used if this hypothesis is correct.

Why on earth would we use dangerous drugs like these for a disease that they have not been tested on when we have so many other safe, inexpensive and highly effective interventions for COVID-19? Strategies like nebulized peroxide, ozone, molecular hydrogen, exogenous ketones, and quercetin with zinc.

The researchers also highlight the usefulness of vitamin D, noting that “Another approach would be the modulation of REN levels via Vitamin D supplementation …” Vitamin D is involved in the RAS system,

and can reduce a compound called renin (REN), thereby preventing a deadly bradykinin storm. Renin is an endopeptidase, the function of which is to generate angiotensin 1 from angiotensinogen in your plasma.

“If you are vitamin D deficient, your renin expression is stimulated, and based on the latest data, that may render you more prone to bradykinin storm.”

Several investigations have highlighted the apparent influence of vitamin D in COVID-19 incidence, severity and mortality, and its effects on RAS further strengthens the idea that vitamin D may be a crucial component in your COVID-19 defense arsenal.

As explained in the 2004 paper,

“Vitamin D: A Negative Endocrine Regulator of the Renin-Angiotensin System and Blood Pressure,” when the RAS system is inappropriately activated, high blood pressure can result.

One factor that influences your RAS is your vitamin D level, as it suppresses renin biosynthesis. If you are vitamin D deficient, your renin expression is stimulated, and based on the latest data, that may render you more prone to bradykinin storm.

In a November 1, 2020 commentary

in the journal Metabolism Clinical and Experimental, JoAnn Manson and Shari Bassuk call for the elimination of vitamin D deficiency to effectively squelch the COVID-19 pandemic, noting that 23.3% of the total U.S. population have insufficient or deficient vitamin D levels, with people of color having disproportionately lower levels than non-Hispanic whites.

They list several types of studies showing vitamin D deficiency is “an important modifiable risk factor for COVID-19,” including:

  • Laboratory studies that demonstrate how vitamin D helps regulate immune function and the RAS, and modulate inflammatory responses to infection.

  • Ecologic studies showing populations with lower vitamin D levels or lower UVB radiation exposure have higher COVID-19 mortality,

    and the fact that people identified as being at greatest risk for COVID-19 hospitalization and death (people of color, the elderly, nursing home residents and those with comorbidities such as obesity, vascular conditions and chronic kidney disease) also have a higher risk of vitamin D deficiency.

    A pilot randomized clinical study

    published online August 29, 2020, found hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Spain who were given supplemental vitamin D (calcifediol) in addition to standard of care — which included the use of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin — had significantly lower intensive care unit admissions.

    Patients in the vitamin D arm received 532 micrograms of calcifediol on the day of admission (equivalent to 106,400 IUs of vitamin D

    ) followed by 266 mcg on Days 3 and 7 (equivalent to 53,200 IUs). After that, they received 266 mcg once a week until discharge, ICU admission or death.

    Of those receiving calcifediol, only 2% required ICU admission, compared to 50% of those who did not get calcifediol. None of those given vitamin D supplementation died, and all were discharged without complications.

  • Observational studies showing low vitamin D levels are associated with a greater risk of testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 and contracting acute respiratory infections.

    Most recently, a September 3, 2020 JAMA study

    reported that people who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 were 1.77 times more likely to be deficient in vitamin D than those who tested negative for the virus.

  • Randomized clinical trials showing vitamin D inhibits respiratory tract infections, especially in those with lower vitamin D levels at baseline.

For years, I’ve stressed the importance of optimizing your vitamin D level, especially in anticipation of flu season, and it seems clear it can go a long way toward protecting yourself against COVID-19 as well.

Aside from what’s already been mentioned, vitamin D also helps Type II cells in your lungs produce surfactant that aids in fluid clearance. When you’re vitamin D deficient, your entire RAS is deranged or dysfunctional, thereby raising your risk of both bradykinin storm and cytokine storm.

In closing, experts have been warning that SARS-CoV-2 may reemerge in the fall when temperatures and humidity levels drop, thereby increasing the virus’ transmissibility.

Now is the time to check your vitamin D level and start taking action to raise it if you’re below 60 ng/mL. An easy and cost-effective way of measuring your vitamin D level is to order GrassrootsHealth’s vitamin D testing kit and learn more about vitamin D and its impact on your health.

Knowledge is empowerment, and that is particularly true during this pandemic. To learn more about the influence of vitamin D on your health in general and COVID-19 in particular, see my vitamin D report.

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When Did the British Conservative Party Become a Quango of Sanctimonious Twits?


Author John Leake’s Note: The following opinions are entirely mine. My colleague, Dr. Peter McCullough, is far more reserved than I am about expressing political opinions.

In my initial post about this story, I wrote the following:

To be sure, Andrew Bridgen—the British MP from North West Leicestershire since 2010—ought to know by now that comparing any action to the Holocaust is a terrible idea.

History will show that the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine program is a massive organized crime against humanity, but most of humanity still doesn’t understand this, which makes the comparison all the more ill-considered.

After I posted my initial essay, a reader pointed out that Mr. Bridgen did NOT compare the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine program to the Holocaust. In fact, as I just verified, Mr. Bridgen tweeted:

As one consultant cardiologist said to me, this is the biggest crime against humanity since the Holocaust.”

Shame on me for believing ANY representation made by our execrable mainstream media instead of going directly to the primary source.

The British Conservative Party’s decision to suspend Mr. Bridgen for this tweet is an act of perfect humbug, especially the accusation that his tweet was “anti-semitic.”

At least since John Milton published his passionate defense of free speech, the Areopagitica, in 1644, Britain has developed the most robust culture of free speech in the world. Along with this freedom has been the development of a speech culture—that is, using speech figuratively, humorously, poetically, and ironically.

In 1876, British Labor Party leader William Gladstone published his pamphlet The Bulgarian Horrors and the Question of the East, about Ottoman atrocities against Bulgarian Orthodox Christians. Upon reading it, Conservative Party Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli said to Parliament, “The greatest Bulgarian horror is Mr. Gladstone’s pamphlet about it.”

Of course, Disraeli’s remark was irreverent and insensitive, but it wasn’t directed at the poor Bulgarians. It was directed at Gladstone, whom Disraeli regarded as a sanctimonious blowhard. Disraeli’s main intention was to be funny, which he was.

Nowadays it’s impossible to imagine a major British politician speaking freely like Disraeli did in 1876. When did the British Conservative Party become a quango of sanctimonious twits?

Mr. Bridgen’s statement about his suspension is worth watching.

Authoritarian Dem Governor of Illinois signs worthless 'assault weapons' ban that is likely to get overturned by Supreme Court

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(Natural News) Once again, another Democratic governor virtue signaled to the tyrannical gun control lobby and signed a bill banning so-called “assault weapons” in the largely rural state of Illinois, despite the fact that, by far, most gun homicides in places like out-of-control Chicago involve handguns.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a measure that bans not only such weapons, but also high-capacity ammunition magazines — you know, because criminals so pay attention to such laws.

As reported by CBS News:

The legislation took effect immediately with Pritzker’s signature.

Before signing the bill, Gov. Pritzker raised the memory of the July 4th parade massacre in Highland Park last year – which left seven people dead and 36 injured, and left a 2-year-old boy parentless and wandering around.

The shooter used a legally-purchased semiautomatic weapon. Pritzker said the massacre was allowed to happen “all because our state and our nation have been held hostage by the NRA and their allies time and time again.

Thugs using handguns shoot and kill scores of people on a daily basis in Chicago, but Pritzker and his ruling Democratic Party can’t be bothered with that.

“After nearly every mass shooting, we’ve seen efforts to ban dangerous weapons thwarted – and then leaders send their thoughts and prayers, while they throw their hands up – resigning themselves to the idea that gun violence is a sacrifice that Americans must accept,” Pritzker said. “But it doesn’t have to be that way.”


The authoritarian governor whined that he and the Democrat-controlled state General Assembly have been trying to pass this kind of overly restrictive gun legislation for years with only modest success, but the banning of the class of rifles now outlawed, as well as the high-capacity magazines, had been unattainable before.

“Gun violence is an epidemic that is plaguing every corner of this state and the people of Illinois are demanding substantive action. With this legislation we are delivering on the promises Democrats have made and, together, we are making Illinois’ gun laws a model for the nation,” House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch, Senate President Don Harmon, and Gov. Pritzker said in an earlier joint statement Monday night after majority Democrats approved the measure.

It should be said that this legislation was passed in a lame-duck session, just ahead of new members being sworn in — again, typical behavior from Democrats.

But it’s not at all clear the law will stand: Federal courts have already struck down similar legislation in other states, and the current Supreme Court is one of the most Second Amendment-friendly in a century.

“Those already owning guns on the assault weapons list will be allowed to keep them, but would have to register them with the Illinois State Police. It would still be legal for current owners to possess such weapons on their own private property, at gun ranges, in designated hunting areas, and in other locations,” CBS News reported (the word “allowed” was italicized for a reason since our founders never intended for government to “allow” citizens to exercise the rights recognized in the Constitution).

Republicans were the realists during debate, noting that criminals are just that, criminals, and laws mean nothing to them.

“People who break the law, people who commit violent crime are not going to register their firearms, are not going to turn in their magazines. This will not stop that crime. What will happen is law-abiding gun owners will be yet again impacted by laws in this General Assembly, yet again have their Second Amendment rights restrained,” Illinois State Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) said during Tuesday’s debate, according to CBS News.

Some Republicans were outright defiant.

We will not comply, and you’re not going to do a darn thing about it, because the law, the Constitution, and the founding principles are on our side,” said Illinois State Rep. Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City).

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