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You can spend a mint on bike tools, just like on the bikes. But as an absolute minimum, you’ll need chain cleaner/lube, a good pump, a few spare tubes, a patch kit, and tire levers. Bikes are pretty bulletproof these day but flats are still a regular occurrence.
Most important, invest in a couple of quality helmets. The ER is the last place one wants to be in today’s environment.
I’m with hotsauce. While it is convincing that some mouthwashes can be effective at disrupting the virus, regular use of such mouthwashes seems likely to harm the mouth biome by killing helpful bacteria there. Like my horse paste, I only plan to add mouthwash to my regimen if I believe I’ve had a direct exposure to the virus or I begin experiencing symptoms.
Obviously I don’t know everyone’s personal situation. But I’m concerned with the recent rash of post saying “well, I don’t want to but I guess I’m going to have to get one of the jabs.” I encourage you all to think long and hard about that. I don’t think TPTB will be satisfied with that. The more consent that you give them, the more of you they will take. I believe that the earlier the masses say NO, they easier it will be to do so. You think you’ll be able to say no after your seventh booster, with your mandatory contact tracer app on, and ubiquitous brown shirts asking to see your health passport everywhere you go?
As for D, you can take otc D3. Your liver will convert that to calcifediol. The best way to gauge your dose is through semiannual blood tests. They’re cheap tests.
Elemental does not refer to a type of micronutrient, simply how much of that micronutrient exists in a formula. This paper lists amounts of elemental zinc in various otc zinc formulations. Scroll down to table 3.
That said, many manufacturers account for this and the amount of zinc advertised on the label is elemental zinc. See the label here for an example. Your pill is 405 mg of zinc gluconate that gives you 50 mg elemental zinc
Great question. My wife and I have these same discussions. We are in a rural part of Nevada. My county is very conservative and libertarian but the state becomes more Californicated by the day. For now, we are staying put. This is due to a) the amount of work we’ve put into our homestead, b) inertia, c) the cost of a long distance move, and d) lack of a clearly superior destination. We’ve considered Idaho and South Dakota and even Florida, but there are no guarantees they’ll remain “free” in the long term.
I agree, Security Girl. While I still see COVID-19 as a threat, I see the resulting rise in authoritarianism as a much bigger threat. I started a similar thread a couple of weeks ago. It did not quite go as I had hoped and, like even the best threads here, it was quickly buried under dozens of other threads. Nevertheless, it did result in some good nuggets. I’ll sum up some of those ideas here, sticking to your theme of eating an elephant.
Tier One: Small Bites. These may not hurt the elephant much but could add up if enough people do them. They are relatively easy to do and should not incur the elephant’s wrath.
1. Opt out of the Western Sickcare System as much as possible.
2. Avoid GMOs/Monsanto Products.
3. Produce as much of your own food as possible.
4. Shop locally.
5. Disengage from Big Tech. Try Rumble over YT, DuckDuckGo over Google, etc.
6. Support political candidates who value freedom, e.g. Rand Paul.
7. Spread the word to anyone who will listen!
Tier Two: Big Bites. These could hurt the elephant a little more and consequently could put you into some difficulty too.
1. Destroy or block public surveillance cameras
2. Find a freedom rally and attend. Bring others!
3. Blatantly refuse mandates you find idiotic. Force the store/school/your job bar/expel/fire you.
4. Start an underground economy with like-minded folks in your area.
5. Opt out of the banking system. Use cash, crypto, and barter only.
6. Run for office.
Tier Three: You and the Elephant in the ThunderDome.
1. As THC wisely advised, actions in this category are better discussed in person.
2. That said, it might be prudent to give some thought ahead of time to what you might be willing or unwilling to do
Mike, it’s a brand new journal, so I’d have to say that is not considered legit at this point. That said, it appears to have so well qualified editors. I’m wondering if some researchers have reacted to the current climate in publishing by saying screw it, we’ll start our own journal.
Great question. I’ve not seen any evidence that supports the claim that the unjabbed are a greater transmission threat than the jabbed, despite the vacuous talking heads in the MSM constantly claiming that is the case. My personal suspicion is that the jabbed are more likely to spread the disease, because so many of them think of the shot as a silver bullet and have consequently abandoned all social distancing, hand washing, etc.
It is apparently unsubstantiated claims like this one that make me suspect that this is not about public health. Like others here have said, if it was about public health we’d have heard much more about vitamin D, reducing body fat, and other ways to improve our terrain. Instead, it’s all in on the “vaccine.” The logical next question, then, is if it is not really about public health, then what is it about?
Thank you, Mike. Stories like this are invaluable in helping me from spiraling down the sinkhole of pessimism and anxiety.
I wonder how the Danes are able to break out like this. I also wonder if I can find some distant Danish ancestor somewhere in my lineage to give me a shot at citizenship!