Board-certified pathologist Dr. Ryan Cole: Spike protein in mRNA vaccines causes unusual clumping in the bloodstream

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(Natural News) Board-certified pathologist Dr. Ryan Cole talked about how the spike protein in Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) mRNA vaccines trigger unusual clumping in the bloodstream at a recent White Coat Summit.

“So, this is really unusual in clotting mechanisms,” Cole explained. “To see something like this and a protein that will do this in the absence of other things that are usually necessary for a clot is very unusual. And again, concerning.”

In relation to this, Dr. Resia Pretorius from South Africa showed that spike protein can cause proteins to clump together if you take platelets out of the blood.

Cole warned during his presentation that the mRNA vaccine’s spike protein is toxic, causing adverse health outcomes in the short term and also for future generation. The spike protein creates blood clots that impede the flow of blood to the heart and other organs vital to human health.

According to Cole, the mRNA vaccines caused a 200 percent hike in the rate of myocarditis. He also noted that Pfizer’s mRNA vaccine caused a 16 percent decline in fertility in rats. The pathologist shared that placentas delivered to his office contain spike proteins and are not properly sized in accordance with the age of gestation. Placenta is important in the development of the fetus during pregnancy.

The mRNA vaccines appear to have caused the placentas to calcify, likely as a result of the spike protein. Additional analysis revealed the placentas also have considerable inflammation and antibodies, essentially becoming a post-jab toxic stew that is not conducive to health or survival.


Additionally, whistleblower and renowned writer Naomi Wolf revealed that some midwives told her that the placentas of vaccinated mothers are shrunken and have a silver-gray color. These signs mean that the placentas are not big enough to sustain a normal baby. (Related: Naomi Wolf: No more normal placentas since COVID-19 vaccine rollout.)

“It’s an experiment, an emergency authorization, not approved. Humanity is the phase 3 trial. What is the risk for cancer after the shot? What is the risk of autoimmune disease after the shot? What is the risk of impairing fertility for a lifetime? We don’t know,” Cole said. “So why in the world are we really pushing forward at the pace rate we’re going without knowing these things? It’s a complete attack on science and a complete attack on us.”

Spike proteins can also damage the brain

The spike proteins induced by the mRNA vaccines can also cause neurological damage. This was according to retired neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock.

“This [COVID-19] injection is an injection of artificial exosomes. The brain is one of the most complex things in the entire universe and people in the medical profession really don’t understand this injection. They don’t understand what it does to the neurological apparatus of the brain and spinal cord,” Blaylock said.

He explained that when there’s systemic inflammation or any kind of trauma occurs in the body, it produces inflammation and activation of the immune system. “This sends a signal to the brain within minutes and starts activating the microglia, which is the inflammatory, cytotoxic cell in the brain,” he said, adding that this is what would happen following the first dose of the COVID-19 injection.

As the second dose is injected months later, primed microglia become fully activated. It will then release all the toxic components.

“You get chronically activated microglia [in] overactivated state, and there’s a threefold higher inflammatory reaction than you’d normally get with microglial activation,” he said.

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If You Live in a Major US City, It’s Probably Time to Move

Something Strange is Happening in Chicago

  • The crimewave overtaking Chicago, Illinois, is a perfect example of the moral degradation happening in most metropolitan areas around the U.S. A person is shot every three hours and 41 minutes in “The Windy City.” This despite having some of the toughest gun control laws in the country

  • Democrat-controlled cities and states are decriminalizing theft, looting and even violent crime and murder under the banner of fighting systemic racism and inequality. Yet the end result is always the same: More crime and rising lawlessness

  • Brick and mortar stores are intentionally being pushed out of the big cities due to rising crime. It’s a consolidation program. The end goal is to transition to a traceable central bank digital currency and near-exclusive use of online shopping

  • The World Economic Forum (WEF) is working to create tiny self-contained vertical cities where your every move is surveilled and countryside excursions are forbidden. To get there, they must destroy the old infrastructure and rebuild according to new specifications

  • If you live in a big city — any major metropolitan area — consider moving to a smaller one, preferably in a less “woke” state where lawlessness is not openly embraced and accepted as some form of “equity” arrangement, as it’s only going to get worse from here

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Although this may seem to be an article focusing on Chicago, please realize Chicago is only being used as an example of the moral decay and corruption in virtually every major city in the United States. It serves as a stark warning to relocate if you are in one of these areas.

As noted by ReallyGraceful in the video above, Chicago, Illinois, ought to be “a haven of the United States.” The third largest city in the U.S., it’s filled with world-class architecture and technological advancements. It’s a center for manufacturing and transportation industries and has become a tech sector mecca.

But rather than being the apple of America’s eye, Chicago has become known as “a center for murder, crime and corruption.” A person is shot every three hours and 41 minutes in “The Windy City.” This despite having some of the toughest gun control laws in the country.

Someone is murdered every 15 hours and 54 minutes in Chicago. According to statistics cited in the video, you’re more likely to be murdered in Chicago than die as a civilian in the Ukraine-Russia war. The violence in Chicago is primarily Black on Black, and most victims are Black men under the age of 25. How did this happen? How did Chicago become a center for crime rather than advancement?

Lori Lightfoot, a Black gay Democrat, became mayor of Chicago in 2019. In the summer of 2020, she went along with the nationwide movement to defund the police. In August she pledged to cut the city’s police budget by $80 million, but a month later she changed her mind and in the end “only” cut the budget by $59 million.

To her credit, she rejected the community’s call for eliminating police altogether and replacing them with social workers and medical professionals, saying she does “not support defunding the police” and could not “responsibly enact any policies that make communities less safe.”

Clearly, Lightfoot understood the value of police presence, seeing how she made sure she had a squad of 71 police officers protecting her personal home.

That said, Lightfoot also implemented some of the most draconian lockdown policies in the country and pressured Chicagoans to get the experimental COVID jab. She also launched a universal basic income pilot program, which is yet another way to get people hooked on government assistance.

All the while, crime surged. In December 2021, Lightfoot begged the federal government for additional law enforcement resources to address out-of-control crime rates.

In April 2023, Lightfoot became the first Chicago mayor to lose reelection, ostensibly due to her failure to rein in crime. Remarkably, the new mayor is anything but hard on crime and is even more permissive than she was.

Contrary to Lightfoot, who at least pushed back against the irrational if not suicidal “defund the police” movement, the new mayor, Democrat Brandon Johnson, a former union organizer and Cook County commissioner, was a staunch supporter of police defunding, and to this day defends looting as “an outbreak of incredible frustration and anguish” caused by “a failed racist system.”

Meanwhile, Walmart, a major donor to the Democrat Party, is now closing four of its eight Chicago stores due to rampant theft and looting. Walmart simply can’t afford to stay there. Protesters gathered outside Walmart, criticizing its decision, but in the end, economics rule — even in Democrat-controlled areas.

Remarkably, the Democrat trend to decriminalize theft, looting and even violent crime and murder — because “racism and inequality” — is resulting in more crime. Who could’ve guessed that lack of law abiding would lead to lawlessness?

As noted by Cook County prosecutor Jason Poje, who in early May 2023 resigned from his post that he’s held for 20 years, “This State and County have set themselves on a course to disaster.” He continues:

“… the worst part is that the agency for whom I work has backed literally every policy change that had the predictable, and predicted, outcome of more crime and more people getting hurt.

Bond reform designed to make sure no one stays in jail while their cases are pending with no safety net to handle more criminals on the streets, shorter parole periods, lower sentences for repeat offenders, the malicious and unnecessary prosecution of law enforcement officers, overuse of diversion programs, intentionally not pursuing prosecutions for crimes lawfully on the books after being passed by our legislature and signed by a governor, all of these so-called reforms have had a direct negative impact, with consequences that will last for a generation …

The current people in charge of this state, including the [State’s Attorney’s Office] suffer from a fundamental misunderstanding … we live in a society with adversarial court and criminal justice processes.

Defense attorneys, legal aid clinics, Public Defenders, defendant advocate groups … they fight like hell to protect the rights of criminal defendants. And they should. Their work is as noble as ours. But we have an obligation to fight like hell on behalf of the People. It should go without saying that this must be done ethically and evenhandedly.

When both sides vigorously defend their positions, a balance is reached between protecting rights while preserving some sort of order and safety. Once we start doing too much of the defense’s job, once we pull our punches, once we decide that it’s worth risking citizens’ lives to have a little social experiment, that balance is lost.

The unavoidable consequences are what we are witnessing in real time, an increase in crime of all kinds, businesses and families pulling up stakes, and the bodies piling up …”

“Why are political leaders implementing policies that, obviously, will result in more rather than less crime? They’re intentionally implemented because the end result is a desired one.”

Chicago is not alone in this folly. Seattle, Los Angeles and many other Democrat-run cities have implemented similar policies, and the end result is the same everywhere. Why are political leaders implementing policies that, obviously, will result in more rather than less crime?

ReallyGraceful has a theory. She believes these insane policies are intentionally implemented because the end justifies the means since it is a desired outcome.

She suspects large brick and mortar stores and small shops alike are intentionally being pushed out of the big cities so that “only those with the money and infrastructure to support online shopping can survive.” In other words, it’s a consolidation program. The end goal is to transition to a traceable central bank digital currency and online shopping.

Beyond that, we have the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) well-laid plans for the cities of the future.

They want tiny self-contained vertical cities where your every move is surveilled and countryside excursions are forbidden. To get there, they must destroy the old infrastructure and rebuild according to new specifications.

According to the WEF, cities worldwide will gain 5 billion new inhabitants by 2050.

In all, they predict 80% of the global population will be pressed into cities. Never mind the fact that city living has long been linked to stress, depression and increased aggression.

So-called “isobenefit urbanism” plans include building cities where essentials are all within a 1-mile walking distance.

This makes sense, considering the green goal to have all electric cars by 2050 is a fantasy that cannot be achieved. There aren’t enough minerals on this planet to replace existing gas-powered cars with EVs. The plan is simply for average people to not have a car.

The key takeaway here is that the promotion of lawlessness is not restricted to Chicago. Chicago is just one example of the moral degradation that is happening in virtually every major U.S. city.

Violent criminals are released from prisons in many major cities and state prosecutors are either handing out slaps on the wrist or refusing to prosecute violent offenders altogether. That’s intentional. You don’t have to have some special Ph.D. to realize that if there’s no punishment for looting and murder, more people will loot and kill.

According to FBI data, on average, murder and manslaughter in U.S. cities with a population over 10,000 increased 26% between 2010 and 2020; rape increased by 38%, aggravated assault by 29% and car theft by 48%.

Those are averages. Some cities are far worse than others.

To dig deeper, see CBS News’ “Murder Map,”

the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Homicide Mortality by State” map,

and/or World Population Review’s “Cities with the Most Murders 2023” map.

It’s worth noting that 18 of the 20 cities with the highest murder rates have Democrat mayors.

My advice? If you live in a big city — any major metropolitan area — consider moving to a smaller one, preferably in a less “woke” state where lawlessness is not openly embraced and accepted as some form of “equity” arrangement.

Your and your family’s safety, security and long-term welfare may depend on it, because it’s only going to get worse from here. We can easily predict this because the degradation we’re currently seeing is clearly intentional.

Since the pandemic began, we’ve seen an unprecedented exodus from Blue cities across the U.S. The top 10 cities homeowners have been fleeing are:

  1. San Francisco

  2. Los Angeles

  3. New York City

  4. Washington, D.C.

  5. Boston

  6. Chicago

  7. Detroit

  8. Denver

  9. Seattle

  10. Philadelphia

People are also fleeing certain states more than others. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the 10 states with the highest population loss in 2021 due to relocations were:

  1. New Jersey

  2. Illinois

  3. New York

  4. Connecticut

  5. California

  6. Michigan

  7. Massachusetts

  8. Louisiana

  9. Ohio

  10. Nebraska

As for where to relocate, taking a peek at crime statistics can be helpful. As of 2022, the following 10 towns and townships were rated the safest.

Additional lists of low-crime areas can be found here

and here.

  1. Lewisboro Town, New York

  2. Wayland, Massachusetts

  3. Rye, New York

  4. Broadview Heights, Ohio

  5. Franklin, Massachusetts

  6. Norfolk, Massachusetts

  7. Sparta Township, New Jersey

  8. Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey

  9. Berkeley Heights Township, New Jersey

  10. Holden, Massachusetts

As for the states people are flocking to, the top 10 states that have seen the greatest influx are:

  1. Florida

  2. Texas

  3. North Carolina

  4. South Carolina

  5. Tennessee

  6. Georgia

  7. Arizona

  8. Idaho

  9. Alabama

  10. Oklahoma

This article hit home for me as I was born and raised in Chicago and about as native as they come as I went to kindergarten, grade school, high school, college, medical school and residency all within the city limit of Chicago. Thankfully, I left over 12 years ago and escaped to sunny Florida.

I agree with ReallyGraceful who states that what we’re seeing is the Hegelian Reaction in real-time: Problem, Reaction, Solution. They’re intentionally creating a problem that they know will result in a certain reaction, so that they can then introduce a preplanned “solution” — a solution that centralizes and cements power at the top of government.

And, while there is a political divide, there are rotten apples and Great Reset promoters on both sides. For example, some Republican leaders are now calling for the U.S. military to intervene and restore order, but that’s just part of the same agenda. The result is more government control and power. Military intervention is the last thing we should hope for.

What we really need to do, as a society, is to take a cold, hard look at the problems that government is ignoring or trying to sweep under the rug, because that’s where the solutions lie. The real problems that need to be addressed can be summed up as:

  • Lack of family unit, which has eliminated the security and confidence that family used to provide.

  • Lack of traditional values that benefit the individual and the collective equally.

  • Lack of pride and purpose in the workplace as workers are viewed as disposable.

  • Lack of community and meaningful connection with others.

  • Lack of personal responsibility and sense of self.

  • Failure to keep government power in check.

The only ones who can fix these problems are We the People. We have to change how we live and interact in our local communities and stop looking to the government for solutions. Government is in the business of creating problems to introduce fake solutions that centralize power. We need to identify and address the real problems, and only we can do that.

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How Low Can You Go? Forgotten Benefits of Deep Squats

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  • Many health benefits are associated with deep squats, including improved bowel elimination, production of synovial fluid in the hips and knees, muscle growth that is associated with glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity, improved balance and better communication between your brain and muscle groups

  • In Western cultures people don’t often squat outside the gym, and even then, they don’t perform deep squats. A deep squat involves keeping your feet flat on the floor and dropping until your hamstrings touch your calf muscles

  • Long hours of sitting tighten calf muscles and hip flexors. This alters your posture and increases the risk of back pain. Appropriate stretches for your ankles, calves and hips may be necessary before you can achieve a deep squat

  • Consider incorporating deep squats into your daily routine, such as squatting to pick up your child or items off the floor. Resting squats can be used while watching television or reading. Squatting outside while barefoot allows for the exchange of electrons between your body and the earth, also known as grounding or Earthing

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Exercise is a powerful health-building tool that greatly influences the development of chronic disease and your ability to live independently as you age. Squatting, when it’s incorporated into a strength training regimen, is one of the best functional exercises. It requires no equipment, is relatively simple to perform and can be done just about anywhere.

Although they’re often regarded as leg exercises, squats benefit your entire body, including your core. But what about when you incorporate squatting into your everyday routine?

In many developing nations, children and adults use the squatting position to rest or to work. Paradoxically, in Western nations, people equate sitting with resting. But, while squatting takes your hips and knees through a full range of motion, sitting for long periods can cause your hip flexors to shorten and become tight. This often leads to lower back pain and problems with posture.

Staying fit and strong, especially as you age, requires consistency and dedication. Although many believe exercise is about shedding excess weight or getting toned abs and glutes, this is just a fraction of what exercise can do for you, no matter how old you are. By incorporating deep squats into your daily routine, you’re taking the next step and moving your joints through a full range of motion as a matter of routine.

It is important to remember that squatting is not a part of a past we left behind as man evolved. A large portion of the planet’s population still uses the squatting position to share a meal, use the toilet, cook or rest. For example, people in Asia normally use squat-style toilets and in rural areas around the world, people squat over pit latrines.

As children around the world learn to crawl, sit, stand and walk, they move through a consistent set of motions, including learning how to stand from a squatting position without assistance. Yet, many people see squatting as uncomfortable and undignified and only necessary at the gym. Bahram Jam, a physical therapist and founder of the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI) in Ontario, Canada, commented in HuffPost:

“We squat as children and in our teens, but as we in the Western world get older we completely stop deep squatting in our daily lives unless we intentionally do it as a form of exercise or in yoga. A true sign of aging is the inability to squat or sit on the floor and be able to get up independently again.”

While speaking with a reporter from Quartz in 2017, Jam explained:

“It’s considered primitive and of low social status to squat somewhere. When we think of squatting, we think of a peasant in India, or an African village tribesman, or an unhygienic city floor. We think we’ve evolved past that — but really, we’ve devolved away from it.”

Fitness trainers often refer to the differences between a deep squat, also called the Asian squat or resting squat, and the Western squat. In the gym, a Western squat involves the thighs stopping either parallel to the ground or just beyond. However, the Asian squat involves squatting with your heels on the floor and your hamstrings touching the calf muscles.

Many physical limitations found in people living in the Western world are self-imposed. As cultural norms infringe on basic and anatomical movement, it’s necessary to question the value of those changes.

Author and osteopath Phillip Beach is known for pioneering the idea of “archetypal postures.” These are positions which he says are “deeply embedded into the way our bodies are built” and include the deep squat with feet flat on the floor, kneeling on knees and heels or sitting cross-legged.

Beach promotes squatting and believes it is an evolutionary impulse. He says the “floor of life” is key and Quartz reports, “He argues that the physical act of grounding ourselves has been nothing short of instrumental to our species’ becoming.”

Grounding, also called Earthing, is the phenomenon in which there is an exchange of free electrons between the Earth’s surface and your body.

It has a potent antioxidant effect that can help reduce inflammation, improve sleep, reduce blood viscosity, speed wound healing and relieve pain.

While data demonstrate the value of grounding, until you experience it for yourself, it may be difficult to believe. Although rubber or plastic-soled shoes effectively insulate your feet from the weather, they also disconnect you from the flow of electrons between you and the Earth.

Grounding is not a treatment but helps your body maintain a natural connection with the Earth in order to function properly. It could be described as a lifestyle habit that supports optimal health.

Exercising barefoot outdoors is inexpensive and a powerful way to incorporate grounding into your daily life. It’s easy to combine grounding outdoors in the summer months with deep squats. Simply take off your shoes and do your gardening while in a deep squat position.

Deep squats, also called active rest, offer many health benefits, not the least of which is better bowel movements. In the squat position, the anorectal angle is straightened, increasing rectal pressure and lowering anal pressure. This reduces strain and is associated with a decreased time on the toilet.

While squatting over a toilet is next to impossible, a defecation posture modification device such as the Squatty Potty can help you achieve the correct angle. Jam discussed the benefits of deep squats to joint health with Quartz, saying:

“Every joint in our body has synovial fluid in it. This is the oil in our body that provides nutrition to the cartilage. Two things are required to produce that fluid: movement and compression. So if a joint doesn’t go through its full range — if the hips and knees never go past 90 degrees — the body says ‘I’m not being used’ and starts to degenerate and stops the production of synovial fluid.”

Although you may think that squats work only on your legs and glutes, they also build muscle throughout your core and tone your abs. When exercise squats are done properly, they help improve muscle mass by releasing testosterone and human growth hormone. Building more muscle also helps increase your metabolic activity and may help you burn more fat.

Building muscle also helps regulate glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity, which in turn protects against obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Importantly, deep squats also help improve your mobility and balance. Strengthening your legs and core helps build the muscles that stabilize balance and improve the communication between your brain and muscle groups.

Together, these improvements help prevent falls and promote independent living as you age. Squats also help strengthen smaller stabilizing muscles, ligaments and connective tissue. This helps prevent athletic injury and helps improve flexibility in your hips and ankles.

Improving leg and core strength is also important for healthy brain and nervous system function. A 2018 study

published in Frontiers in Neuroscience demonstrated how neurological health is as dependent on signals from your large leg muscles as it is on signals from your brain to your muscles. In other words, the neurological pathway is a two-way street and neither direction is more important than the other.

According to the press release,

the finding “fundamentally alters brain and nervous system medicine — giving doctors new clues as to why patients with motor neuron disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal muscular atrophy and other neurological diseases often rapidly decline when their movement becomes limited.”

Performing squats, even with just body weight, can help build your leg muscles and strengthen your core. In my interview

with osteopathic physician Dr. Gabrielle Lyon, we discuss what I believe may be one of the best health-optimizing strategies, which is strength training. Lyon has spent a good part of her professional career focusing on increasing strength and muscle mass.

Data show that muscle mass is “inversely associated with the risk of death”

and a systematic review and meta-analysis

found resistance training was associated with a 21% lower risk of all-cause mortality. Another benefit is that you do not need weight to get the benefit. Bodyweight exercises, such as squatting off and on during the day, are an effective form of resistance training.

When researchers

evaluated physical parameters in a small group of young women after 10 weeks of body weight exercises, they found improvements in muscle endurance, aerobic capacity, flexibility and lower body power.

Another 2021 study

also found bodyweight exercises with minimal time commitment enhanced cardiorespiratory fitness in inactive adults.

Although many know about the dangers of inactivity, they might believe the alternative to a sedentary lifestyle is a 30-minute workout or a gym membership. However, as the reporter from Quartz points out, the number of hours most people sit is a separate issue from the amount of exercise they get.

By incorporating squatting into a daily routine, you have an alternative means of active resting that helps build leg and core muscles and reduces the time you spend in a chair. Sitting is associated with poor health outcomes

in children and adults, including promoting cardiometabolic disorders, depression, obesity and all-cause mortality in adults.

In children, prolonged sitting is linked with anxiety, obesity and symptoms of depression. Sitting for long periods during the day is associated with increased musculoskeletal symptoms, such as low back pain and appears to accelerate aging at the cellular level.

A 2017 study of 1,481 women from the Women’s Health Initiative found those who sat the longest were, on average, biologically eight years older than the women who moved around more often. The researchers concluded, “… avoidance of a highly inactive lifestyle may provide health benefits at the cellular level.”

Separate research, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine,

further found that sitting for more than three hours a day causes 3.8% of all-cause deaths in the 54 countries surveyed. According to Dr. James Levine, author of the book “Get Up!: Why Your Chair Is Killing You and What You Can Do About It,” and the inventor of the treadmill desk:

“Excessive sitting has insidiously swept through society so that chair addiction has become a hallmark of modernity. Sitting kills more people than smoking because more people sit excessively than smoke, and the health sequelae of sitting are more numerous.”

One of the consequences of sitting for long periods is tight hip flexor muscles, which leads to problems with your posture and back pain. Additionally, sitting can weaken hip muscles, which affects your gait and can trigger pain in your knees and back.

After years of sitting, it is likely impossible to drop directly into a deep squat without first addressing tight hip, calf and ankle muscles. Yoga teacher and restorative exercise specialist Jenni Rawlings often writes about biomechanical problems that impact the ability to do yoga and other exercises. She cites tight calf muscles as the main issue with people who can’t do squats, and writes about the type of stretch that gives the greatest benefit:

“Improving your squat requires that you have adequate flexibility in both gastrocnemius and soleus. But in order to stretch the soleus, we need to dorsiflex our ankle while the knee is flexed, not extended.

This is because if we try to stretch the soleus with an extended knee, the more superficial muscle tissue of gastrocnemius will stretch first, preventing the stretch from layering down to the deeper soleus. In order to truly stretch and strengthen our soleus, we must first slacken the overlying gastrocnemius by flexing the knee.”

The difficulty with deep squats also rises with poor ankle mobility, which is linked to tight calf muscles. When you sink deeper into a squat, your heels may lift, which causes you to lose your balance and fall. Ultimately, your success in getting into a deep squat is tied to your flexibility and mobility. Although it may initially be challenging, with stretching and practice you’ll quickly notice improvements.

It’s important to stretch after warming up to prevent overstretching or tearing muscles. Once you’re able to start squatting, make it a part of your everyday activities. For instance, if you need to pick up something from the floor, squat instead of bending over. Pick up your children from a squat position or watch television or read while squatting.

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Terror act in the works? 60,000 lbs of EXPLOSIVE ammonium nitrate MISSING from California-bound train

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(Natural News) Sixty thousand pounds of ammonium nitrate, a chemical used both as a fertilizer and a component in the creation of explosives, has gone missing from a train bound for California.

The ammonium nitrate went missing from a railcar that left Cheyenne, Wyoming on April 12. Two weeks later, when the train reached a rail stop in the Mojave Desert, an inspection found that the railcar was empty. (Related: IT KEEPS HAPPENING: Tanker carrying thousands of gallons of propane fuel FLIPS OVER in Florida train derailment.)

The ammonium nitrate came from the company Dyno Nobel, which has a plant near Cheyenne. It reported the incident on May 10 to the National Response Center, an agency under the United States Coast Guard that acts as the federal government’s sole point of contact for reporting hazardous discharges into the environment anywhere in the U.S. or its territories, including chemical spills.

Ammonium nitrate is commonly used in the U.S. as fertilizer. But it is also used as a crucial ingredient in high explosives. Dyno Nobel actually makes ammonium nitrate to sell as an explosive, usually for coal and metals mining, quarrying and construction.

Ammonium nitrate was also the key component used in the homemade bomb detonated in the 1995 attack on the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City that killed 168 people and injured nearly 700 more.

It was also the substance that caused the deadly explosion in a warehouse in the Port of Beirut in Lebanon in 2020. This explosion caused 218 deaths, over 7,000 injuries and over $15 billion in property damage. The incident also left an estimated 300,000 people homeless.


Company claims ammonium nitrate “leaked” from railcar

According to Dyno Nobel’s current working theory, the ammonium nitrate – which was transported in pellet form in a covered hopper car similar to those used to ship coal – fell from the car on the way to a rail siding, a short track that connects with the main railroad.

The rail siding is located in Saltdale, an unincorporated community about 26 miles to the northeast of the town of Mojave in eastern Kern County, California.

“The railcar was sealed when it left the Cheyenne facility, and the seals were intact when it arrived in Saltdale,” said the company through a spokesperson. “The initial assessment is that a leak through the bottom gate on the railcar may have developed in transit.

A separate investigation being conducted by the Federal Railroad Administration suggests that one of the hopper car gates was not properly closed, which could have led to the ammonium nitrate spilling all along the approximately 800-mile journey from Cheyenne to Saltdale.

Dyno Nobel claims the trip to Saltdale lasted two weeks and included multiple stops. The company added that it only has very limited control over the railcar as soon as it is on its journey, as the Union Pacific Corporation, which controls the railroad, takes over.

Dyno Nobel and the FRA’s investigations are ongoing. The California Public Utilities Commission and the Union Pacific Corporation are also conducting their own investigations.

The railcar that carried the ammonium nitrate is on its way back to Wyoming for inspection. Dyno Nobel said it hopes to better understand how the shipment was lost, and upon the conclusion of its investigation hopes to bring up recommendations to prevent something similar from happening again.

None of the four separate and ongoing investigations on the matter suspect foul play. But the loss of a massive amount of hazardous chemicals is very questionable, especially given the fact that this is just the latest rail problem to occur since February, when a train carrying toxic chemicals derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, causing a massive explosion that spread harmful substances to the surrounding communities and farther.

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Watch this episode of “Evolutionary Energy Arts” as hosts Michael and Cindy Lazaro discuss how unlikely it is that 30 tons of ammonium nitrate just went missing from a train car.

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RFK Jr. likes his chances against Biden in 2024 presidential primaries

Image: RFK Jr. likes his chances against Biden in 2024 presidential primaries

(Natural News) Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (RFK Jr.) believes he can beat incumbent President Joe Biden in presidential primaries for the 2024 election.

“Yes, I can win,” the Democratic candidate said when asked about his chances against the former vice president. “The public polls are showing me at 20 percent over for the Democrats, and our private polling is showing that I have very strong support among independents and even Republicans.”

The nephew of former President John F. Kennedy later told Fox News: “We need to be able to show people that democracy works and the U.S. isn’t just like the Soviet Union, where the [ruling] party picks candidates and the public really doesn’t have a say.”

“We should be trying to convince the public that we are the Democratic Party. We do believe in democracy and that the people actually get to choose candidates; get to meet them; see them debate; touch them and participate in their own governance.”

RFK Jr.’s remarks appear to be aimed at the Democratic National Committee (DNC), which earlier insinuated that there will be no primary debates. Some Democrats have voiced concerns that the DNC is overly committed to Biden’s reelection and are protecting him by not planning any debates.

The DNC has not offered any public comments about whether debates will be held. Meanwhile, the Republican National Committee has planned about a dozen presidential primary debates. But former President Donald Trump – the leading candidate for the GOP – has signaled he won’t participate in any of these.


RFK Jr. told Fox News that he joined the 2024 race because he believes the Democratic Party is “on the wrong track” and has now become “the party of war, of censorship [and] of fear.” His uncle John and his father, former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy Sr., were avowed Democrats in their lifetimes.

RFK Jr. won’t be running with Trump

RFK Jr. and Trump share several similarities despite being on different political parties. Both are hostile to the Deep State and are hated by the mainstream media. Both candidates also espouse anti-establishment positions such as ending wars driven by the military-industrial complex and promoting free speech.

But RFK Jr., the founder and general counsel of health freedom group Children’s Health Defense, quashed rumors of a potential election run with Trump in a May 11 tweet. (Related: RFK Jr. says HE WON’T JOIN TRUMP, ending rumors of a possible tandem in 2024 presidential elections.)

“Just to quell any speculation, under no circumstances will I join Trump on an electoral ticket,” he tweeted. “Our positions on certain fundamental issues, our approaches to governance and our philosophies of leadership could not be further apart.”

The CHD founder’s tweet purportedly came as a response to former White House chief strategist and podcast host Steve Bannon. In April, the “Bannon’s War Room” host said RFK Jr. would be a good running mate for the real estate mogul in case former Arizona gubernatorial candidate and news anchor Kari Lake was unavailable.

“If [Lake is] not available to be Trump’s vice president, [RFK Jr.] would be an excellent choice for Trump to consider,” Bannon said. The erstwhile adviser to the Trump campaign said his suggestion purportedly received a standing ovation during a public appearance. has more stories about RFK Jr.’s presidential run.

Watch Robert F. Kennedy Jr. talking about his 2024 presidential candidacy on Fox News below.

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Target on pace to lose $1.2 billion in profits over a two-year period due to organized retail crime (which is only getting worse)

Image: Target on pace to lose $1.2 billion in profits over a two-year period due to organized retail crime (which is only getting worse)

(Natural News) Organized retail crime is expected to cost major retailer Target up to $500 million in lost profits this year due to inventory shrinkage, or theft of merchandise. Factoring in the approximately $750 million in profits Target lost last year from inventory shrinkage, the company is on pace to see $1.2 billion in profits go up in smoke over a two-year period due to organized retail crime.

Brian Cornell, Target chairman and CEO, warned that the problem is happening nationwide, getting worse and is affecting most merchandise departments. (Related: Major retailers will keep shutting down their stores until organized retail crime gets under control.)

“The unfortunate fact is, violent incidents are increasing at our stores and across the entire retail industry. And when products are stolen, simply put they are no longer available for guests who depend on them,” said Cornell in a call with reporters. “Left unchecked, organized retail crime degrades the communities we call home.”

“As we work to address this problem, the safety of our guests and our team members will always be our primary concern,” he continued. “Beyond safety concerns, worsening shrink rates are putting significant pressure on our financial results.”

Target is engaged in a number of “mitigation efforts” to combat retail theft. These efforts include making adjustments to the assortment of products on display in affected stores and installing fixtures to protect merchandise.

Cornell said the company is also “actively collaborating with legislators, law enforcement and retail industry partners to advocate for public policy solutions to organized retail crime.”


Organized retail crime getting worse for the entire industry

Cornell noted that even if Target’s efforts at mitigating crime in its stores are successful, the issue can’t be solved by a single retailer because organized retail crime is “a worsening trend” and “an urgent issue” for the entire industry. Walmart alone reportedly loses around $3 billion in profits each year due to shoplifting.

“It is widespread, and I can tell you, as I talk to my retail peers, it’s a common theme across all of retail,” said Cornell. “It’ll vary by market, individual store, but the trends have been very persistent. And year on year we continue to see increases [in theft].”

According to the National Retail Foundation’s (NRF) National Retail Security Survey, goods stolen from stores, which contribute to inventory shrinkage, cost retailers in the United States $94.5 billion in losses in 2021, up from $90.8 billion in 2020.

Retailers on average also saw a 96.5 percent increase in organized retail crime incidents and eight in 10 retailers have reported increased instances of violence and aggression associated with organized retail crime incidents in their stores.

Nearly a third of companies surveyed have called out organized retail crime as becoming “much more” of a concern in the past few years.

“Organized retail crime has been a major concern for the retail industry for decades, endangering store employees and customers, disrupting store operations and inflicting billions in financial loss for retailers and the communities they serve,” said NRF CEO Matthew Shay. “These concerns have grown in recent years, as criminal groups have become more brazen and violent in their tactics and are using new channels to resell stolen goods.”

Organized retail crime is estimated to cost federal and state governments alike nearly $15 billion in lost tax revenue annually, not including lost revenue from sales taxes, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

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