VIDEO “It’s Coming”: NY Gov. Hochul Declares State of Emergency Due to Omicron Variant – Covid vaccine: Shocking side effect to be aware of after recent death report – IF YOU STILL THINK THAT WE’RE THE MINORITY, LISTEN TO THIS. IT MAY CHANGE YOUR MIND.

“It’s Coming” – New York Gov. Hochul Declares State of Emergency Due to Omicron Variant

By Cristina Laila November 27, 2021

New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) declared a state of emergency due to the new “Omicron” Covid variant spreading in Africa.

The declaration goes into effect on December 3 and gives the Health Department the power to limit “non-essential” procedures (will likely be enforced through the lens of equity) at hospitals.

“We continue to see warning signs of spikes this upcoming winter, and while the new Omicron variant has yet to be detected in New York State, it’s coming,” Hochul said.

NBC New York reported:

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has declared a state of emergency ahead of potential COVID-19 spikes this winter due to the already-circulating Delta and newly-identified Omicron variants of coronavirus.

The declaration, which goes into effect on Dec. 3, will allow the state to acquire pandemic-fighting supplies, increase hospital capacity and fight potential staffing shortages. It would also allow the state Health Department to limit non-essential and non-urgent procedures at hospitals.

The variant contains around 50 concerning mutations from the original SARS CoV-2 virus that appeared in China in 2019, including more than 10 to the spike protein that allows the virus to access human cells.

In her release Friday, Hochul again urged New Yorkers to get the jab, noting that just under 10 percent of adults in the state hadn’t gotten at least one shot.

“The vaccine remains one of our greatest weapons in fighting the pandemic, and I encourage every New Yorker to get vaccinated, and get the booster if you’re fully vaccinated,” she said.


Covid vaccine: Shocking side effect to be aware of after recent death report

COVID vaccine side effects can range from muscle aches, pain at injection site, fatigue or even nausea. Other side effects can be far more serious.

By JESSICA KNIBBS22:19, Wed, Nov 24, 2021 | UPDATED: 23:46, Thu, Nov 25, 2021

Millions of people in dozens of countries have received the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine with few reports of ill effects. However, when reports of adverse side effects caused by the vaccine are announced, they are likely to be severe and occasionally life-threatening. What are the serious symptoms you need to be aware after a death in the UK was reported?

Matthew Dibble, 40, began experiencing painful headaches and was taken to the A&E department at St Thomas’ Hospital, London, on May 8, reported MailOnline.

The musician was sent home to rest in Lewisham, south London, but was back in the hospital after two days.

It was reported that doctors raced to try and reduce the swelling which was taking over his brain.

He sadly passed away soon after.

Southwark Coroner’s Court heard on Tuesday that his headaches began shortly after he was administered the first dose of the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine.

Covid vaccine side effects: Brain symptoms

Covid vaccine side effects: Worrying symptom in the brain (Image: MattDibbleMusic · Musician/Band)

A “vaccine-induced brain haemorrhage” was listed in his post-mortem as a contributing factor to his “unnatural” death, according to assistant coroner Dr Julian Morris.

The primary cause of death was registered as brain stem herniation, which occurs when brain tissue, blood, and spinal fluid shifts from its normal position inside the skull.

Bleeding, also called haemorrhage, is the name used to describe blood loss.

It can refer to blood loss inside the body, called internal bleeding, or to blood loss outside of the body, called external bleeding.

One study published in the National Library of Health investigated fatal cerebral haemorrhage from the COVID-19 vaccine.

The study reported a patient in her 30s who suffered with headaches which developed one week after her AstraZeneca jab.

“Three days later, her condition deteriorated rapidly, and she was presented to the emergency department with slurred speech, uncoordinated movements and reduced consciousness,” noted the study.

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Covid vaccine side effects: Brain haemorrhage caused by vaccine (Image: Getty Images)

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“Symptoms progressed to left-sided hemiparesis and her level of consciousness deteriorated.

“Computed tomography (CT) of the head showed a large right-sided haemorrhage and incipient herniation.

“In spite of efforts to reduce intracranial pressure, the patient died the following day.

“Post-mortem examination revealed antibodies to PF4, and fresh small thrombi were found in the transverse sinus, frontal lobe and pulmonary artery.”

Symptoms of a haemorrhage include:

  • Sudden tingling, weakness, numbness, or paralysis of the face, arm or leg, particularly on one side of the body.
  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Seizures
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Loss of vision or difficulty seeing.

Anybody experiencing troubling symptoms following Covid vaccination, that persists for longer than a few days, are recommended to call NHS 111.

Furthermore, the Yellow Card app lets you report suspected side effects for medicines and vaccines to the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

In regards to the coroner’s report on Matthew Dibble, Express.co.uk reached out to AstraZeneca’s press office for a comment on the unfortunate incident and have yet to receive a response.

https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/1526596/Covid-vaccine-side-effect-symptoms-brain-haemorrhage-astrazeneca-headache

IF YOU STILL THINK THAT WE’RE THE MINORITY, LISTEN TO THIS. IT MAY CHANGE YOUR MIND

IF YOU STILL THINK THAT WE’RE THE MINORITY, LISTEN TO THIS. IT MAY CHANGE YOUR MIND.

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Feds kill immediate plans for COVID-shot mandate

President had claimed authority to order employees to take mRNA treatments

By Bob Unruh November 17, 2021

A Marine receives the COVID-19 vaccination at the U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa at Camp Foster in Japan, Feb. 18, 2020. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)

The federal government has announced it has killed its immediate plans to implement “emergency” work-safety rules that would require employees across the nation to accept the experimental COVID-19 mRNA treatments or other shots aimed at COVID-19.

A statement from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said: “On November 12, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit granted a motion to stay OSHA’s COVID-19 vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard … The court ordered that OSHA ‘take no steps to implement or enforce’ the tests ‘until further court order.’ While OSHA remains confident in its authority to protect workers in emergencies, OSHA has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the ETS…”

The mandate would have required employees of companies that have 100 or more employees to take the shots, which have been characterized as mRNA treatments, and not real “vaccines.” While promoters say they are essential to prevent COVID-19 surges, there also have been thousands of deaths from bad reactions to the shots.

The Biden administration’s agenda also had been revealed to be contemplating when it could order employees of companies with fewer than 100 workers to do the same.

But the move already had drawn a long list of lawsuits challenging Biden’s authority to dictate health care decisions for millions of Americans.

The National Law Review explained OSHA’s proposed Emergency Temporary Standard for “COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements” was targeted in lawsuits by states and businesses both.

The 5th Circuit’s decision on Nov. 6 was a “very short” ruling that stayed the implementation of Biden’s agenda.

“Then, on November 12, 2021 the Fifth Circuit entered a long opinion in which it has issued a preliminary stay of the law,” the report said.

The report explained, “In doing so, the court signaled in the strongest of possible terms that it was poised to find that the rule does exceed OSHA‘s statutory authority in several ways and is unconstitutional.”

So the “administration declared yesterday that OSHA has suspended all activities relating to the implementation and enforcement of the ETS pending further litigation. However, this is still a temporary ruling and will be appealed, most likely all the way to the Supreme Court, which would make the final decision,” the report said.

Specifically, the report said, “Although not expressly stated, this means that employers under the rule have a reprieve of the upcoming December 5, 2021 deadline, and likely the January 4, 2022 deadline as well, as the courts will take some time to provide much-needed clarity and a final decision.”

Besides the legal challenges, the Florida legislature already had begun meeting in a special session to address a state action that would block OSHA’s plan.

The developments followed a decision that the legal fights against Biden’s agenda would be consolidated and considered by the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, “a panel dominated by judges appointed by Republicans,” a report at KFYR Television explained.

The Cincinnati-based court was selected in a random drawing, a process used when multiple courts are facing challenges to the same federal actions.

A total of 27 states and many, many employers and business organizations had challenged Biden’s actions in court.

“Eleven of the 16 full-time judges in the 6th Circuit were appointed by Republican presidents,” the report said, “Accounting for one of the Republican-appointed judges, Helene White, who often sides with judges appointed by Democrats and adding senior judges who are semi-retired but still hear cases, the split is 19-9 in favor of Republicans. Six of the full-time judges were appointed by former President Donald Trump.”

EDITOR’S NOTE: Last year, America’s doctors, nurses and paramedics were celebrated as frontline heroes battling a fearsome new pandemic. Today, under Joe Biden, tens of thousands of these same heroes are denounced as rebels, conspiracy theorists, extremists and potential terrorists. Along with massive numbers of police, firemen, Border Patrol agents, Navy SEALs, pilots, air-traffic controllers, and countless other truly essential Americans, they’re all considered so dangerous as to merit termination, their professional and personal lives turned upside down due to their decision not to be injected with the experimental COVID vaccines. Biden’s tyrannical mandate threatens to cripple American society – from law enforcement to airlines to commercial supply chains to hospitals. It’s already happening. But the good news is that huge numbers of “yesterday’s heroes” are now fighting back – bravely and boldly. The whole epic showdown is laid out as never before in the sensational October issue of WND’s monthly Whistleblower magazine, titled “THE GREAT AMERICAN REBELLION: ‘We will not comply!’ COVID-19 power grab ignites bold new era of national defiance.”


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VIDEO WAYNE ROOT: Vaccine Mandate is Cloward-Piven Plan to Destroy USA and End Capitalism – CO  pharmacist – Dr. David Martin

November 8, 2021

By Wayne Allyn Root

Back in the 1980s, I was a Columbia University student learning about a plan to destroy America and end capitalism. It was called Cloward-Piven – named after a Columbia University husband-wife professor team. Their insane goal was to turn America into a socialist/communist hellhole.

They planned to do it by overwhelming and collapsing the US economy with massive debt, created by getting as many Americans as possible on welfare, food stamps and unemployment. In the ensuing economic catastrophe and collapse of our country, every business owner would get on their knees to beg government to save them.

At that moment of crisis and chaos, we would become a socialist/communist country.

Don’t look now, but it’s happening. The communists of Columbia (and every other elitist Ivy League school) have tried for decades to force a majority of Americans on welfare. They failed. But they won’t give up.

They’ve modified the plan. It’s now a powerful one-two punch. First, they’ve opened the borders to let millions of illegal aliens into this country – almost all of whom want cradle to grave welfare. Also, don’t forget they all need free healthcare for themselves and their kids, and their new babies, and their extended families. That alone could overwhelm the system and collapse the economy. That’s before welfare and food stamps. And then there’s free public school for all their children and expensive English-as-a-second-language programs that cost billions of dollars, but make teachers unions filthy rich.

Open borders is Cloward Piven- updated for 2021. And as the greatest bonus ever, Democrats know these millions of foreigners will loyally vote for the party who let them in, and then promises to give them the biggest welfare checks. These are lifetime Democrat voters.

But there is now a powerful Part Deux to Cloward-Piven. Democrats aren’t content to just welcome tens of millions of foreign welfare addicts into the USA. They also want to make tens of millions of American-born citizens unemployed and dependent on government too.

So, Part Deux of Cloward-Piven is the Vaccine Mandates.

These Covid vaccine mandates are destroying the country, creating chaos, crisis and division. They are wiping out the ranks of the police, fire, paramedics, nurses, prison guards, border patrol and military. Our middle class is being ripped to shreds. These frontline heroes and defenders don’t want this dangerous, experimental, for-emergency- use-only jab. There will soon be no one to answer your 9-1-1 call. The police will be defunded- without voters ever getting a vote.

The military will be left weak and crippled. Wanna bet China is directing this plan? We all know China owns Biden and his family. Biden is serving up the country on a platter to China.

The vaccine mandates also make the supply chain problems much worse. Truck drivers don’t want the jab. They’re quitting in droves. Jet pilots don’t want the jab. They’re on strike now – ask Southwest and American Airlines why thousands of flights were grounded recently. If these pilots are fired, the tourism industry will be devastated. Shipping cargo by air will be devastated. Without pilots and truckers, food and supplies won’t make it to stores. Shelves will be empty- just like the old communist Soviet Union. Coincidence?

Like I said, this is a communist takeover of the USA. Empty shelves are the hallmark of communism.

And then there’s the economy. If vaccine passports are mandated, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, retail stores will be crushed. Doubt me? Scotland’s Hotel Association just announced a 40% drop in business from the vaccine passport. New York City’s restaurants have announced the same size drop in business.

Without the spending of tens of millions of my fellow Americans who choose to be unvaccinated, businesses will close by the millions. The economy will collapse.

This is Cloward-Piven. It’s real. It’s happening. Democrats are purposely destroying and collapsing the economy. They’re “defunding the American Middle Class.”

It’s time to fight back HARD. It’s time to stop turning the other cheek. My new bestselling book, “The Great Patriot Protest & Boycott Book” lays out the only possible strategy for conservative patriots- CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE, the strategy of Dr. Martin Luther King. We have to hit these socialist/communist traitors and madmen squarely where it hurts- in the pocketbook with national protests, strikes, boycotts and acts of civil disobedience. We must bankrupt them and bring them to their knees begging for forgiveness. Two can play at this game.

The choice is clear- we either resist, or we lose America, our jobs, our careers, our middle-class quality of life, our health, everything that made America great. It’s time to fight like animals, fight like it’s the end of America, fight like our lives and the lives of our children are at stake…

Because they are.

Wayne Allyn Root is known as “the Conservative Warrior.” Wayne’s new book, “The Great Patriot Protest & Boycott Book” is a #1 bestseller. . Wayne is host of the nationally-syndicated “Wayne Allyn Root: Raw & Unfiltered” on USA Radio Network, daily from 6 PM to 9 PM EST and the “WAR RAW” podcast. Visit ROOTforAmerica.com, or listen live at http://usaradio.com/wayne-allyn-root/ or “on demand” 24/7 at iHeartRadio.com.


This Colorado Pharmacist Has Had ENOUGH! Quits Big Pharma Death Machine

The Pete Santilli Show Episode 2680: Dr. Nichole Belland graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2000 with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Since that time she has worked in a wide variety of healthcare settings most recently spending the last 11 years of her 20+ year pharmacist career working for a retail chain pharmacy in Cortez, CO. She also is a proud mom, grandma, and Army veteran.


Dr. David Martin: There’s no “Delta” Variant – “Novel” Coronavirus COVID-19 Patented 2 Decades Ago

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VIDEO Soldiers File Lawsuit Over Military Vaccine Mandate Seeking Exemption For ‘Natural Immunity’ – Vaccines Do Not Appear to Work as Advertised – Police Stand Down – Aussie Oppression

By Tim Pearce• Sep 30, 2021   DailyWire.com

Two U.S. servicemen have filed a lawsuit against the Defense Department to exempt those with COVID-19 antibodies from a mandatory vaccine order for the military.

Army Staff Sgt. Daniel Robert and Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Hollie Mulvihill filed a lawsuit on August 17 seeking an exemption for service members who have already contracted and recovered from COVID-19, according to Military.com.

“Service members that have natural immunity, developed from surviving the virus, should be granted a medical exception from compulsory vaccination because the DoD instruction policy reflects the well-established understanding that prior infection provides the immune system’s best possible response to the virus,” the lawsuit states.

The pair filed a request for an injunction to block the vaccine mandate last week as the Pentagon moves forward with vaccinating all unvaccinated service members.

“These are the healthiest people on the planet in their age group … so why are we rushing? What is the compelling reason forcing the military to say, ‘You must take this vaccine, regardless of what the law says?’” the servicemen’s attorney Todd Callender said.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin issued a memo on August 9 mandating that every U.S. service member be vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as a vaccine was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) beyond the emergency use authorization the vaccines have been distributed under. [A close look will show the emergency use was extended and a future product was given preliminary approval].

Two days after the vaccine’s approval, Austin sent out another memo ordering the vaccination process to begin “immediately.” A possibility exists for service members to get a religious exemption to the vaccine, though anyone denied the exemption and who still refuses to get vaccinated will be relieved of duty.

Last week, a group of GOP senators introduced a bill that would prevent the military from dishonorably discharging service members who refuse to take the vaccine. As The Daily Wire reported:

Last week, GOP Sens. Ted Cruz (TX), James Lankford (OK), and Roger Marshall (KS) introduced the “COVID-19 Vaccine Dishonorable Discharge Prevention Act,” seeking to block any attempts to dishonorably discharge U.S. Military members who refuse the vaccine.

“[A] member of an Armed Force under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of a military department subject to discharge on the basis of the member choosing not to receive the COVID–19 vaccine may only receive an honorable discharge,” the bill text reads.

“It’s an insult to our servicemen and women who have served with honor to dishonorably discharge them for refusing the COVID vaccine,” Cruz said. “It is the same way we dishonorably discharge those convicted of serious crimes such as treason, desertion, sexual assault, and murder.”

Marshall noted that a dishonorable discharge would strip a service member of their Second Amendment rights and other opportunities.

“To have a dishonorable discharge will take away your Second Amendment, it’s going to keep you from accessing the educational opportunities the military affords as well as access to the VA for your healthcare. So this is a big big deal if you are in the military right now,” he said.

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https://www.dailywire.com/news/soldiers-file-lawsuit-over-military-vaccine-mandate-seeking-exemption-for-natural-immunity


Not Making Headlines: Sen. Ron Johnson Just Exposed on Senate Floor that the COVID Vaccines Do Not Appear to Work as Advertised (VIDEO)

By Jim Hoft
Published September 30, 2021

Senator Ron Johnson took to the Senate floor to discuss the current COVID-19 pandemic in relation to the COVID-19 vaccines.

In this short 2 minute video, Senator Johnson brought a chart with him that shows the timeline of coronavirus cases and coronavirus deaths in relation to the COVID-19 vaccines.

Senator Johnson makes three very important points from his chart.
1.) The total coronavirus cases and deaths had dropped significantly before the vaccine was introduced.
2.) The rate of vaccination took off early in 2021 and today stands around 60%.
3.) Despite 60% of the population being vaccinated the cases and deaths surged again this summer.

It appears from the chart that the vaccines are not working as advertised.

Sen. Johnson then adds this, “Our federal agencies have not been transparent. They have not given the American public information that we need to make an informed choice.”

WATCH: Italian Police Stand Down In Solidarity With Anti-Vaccine Mandate Protestors

By The Scoop October 1, 2021

A video posted on Twitter on September 26th reportedly shows Italian police officers taking off their riot gear and standing down in a show of solidarity after being confronted by a large group of anti-vaccine mandate protestors.

Members of the crowd erupted into applause and cheers as the police officers removed their helmets and took off their chest coverings.

Italy’s COVID passport mandate went into effect on October 1st, 2021, requiring all government and private-sector workers to show either proof of vaccination against the China Virus, a negative COVID test, or a recent recovery from COVID, or else they will be suspended from their jobs without pay.

Italians who ignore the mandate and choose to work without showing a health pass will be fined between $705-$1,175.

Based on this massive authoritarian overreach, it is clear that Italy’s prime minister Mario Draghi must be a fan of WW2-era fascist Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.

It’s so sad that millions of brave soldiers sacrificed their lives in WW2 to defeat fascism just to see it be implemented in Italy once again over a virus with a 99.9+% survival rate

Scenes in Australia Now Look Like Dystopian Horror Flick – And Lt. General Promises EVERYONE Will Have First Dose of Vax by Christmas (VIDEO)

By Jim Hoft October 2, 2021

Another violent weekend in the penal colony.
Scenes in Australia today look like some horrific scene from a Hollywood flick.

Via Midnight Rider:

And Lieutenant General Frewen is a senior officer in the Australian Defence Force.

He is currently seconded to Operation ‘COVID Shield’ as Coordinator General and remains an Officer of the Australian Defence Force.

Via Tommy Robinson News.



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VIDEO Army doctor’s brave indictment of forcing vaccines on healthy soldiers – Project Veritas: Part 3 – Wuhan

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Exclusive: Joel S. Hirschhorn spotlights lieutenant colonel’s bold report that jeopardizes her career

This column celebrates the amazing bravery of a physician and senior military officer attacking the evil stupidity and anti-science character of the public health establishment – standing up to the coercive mandates to force COVID vaccine shots for large segments of the population that have far more risks than benefits from them, notably children, those with natural immunity and healthy, young military personnel. This hero needs massive public support. She should become a shining example for all physicians to fight for both medical freedom and genuine science.

In this pandemic where truths are crowded out by propaganda and political insanity, it is critically important to credit a truly remarkable document by a courageous medical professional.

Here are highlights from such a document, well worth the attention of all those who genuinely have informed concerns about current COVID vaccines.

Physician and Army Lt. Col. Theresa Long is a rare courageous truth-teller willing to jeopardize a military career for the greater good and to try and steer the Department of Defense to policies that protect military personnel from dangerous and unnecessary COVID vaccines and defend our national defense.

Here is an initial observation: “Use of mRNA vaccines in our fighting force presents a risk of undetermined magnitude, in a population in which less than 20 active-duty personnel out of 1.4 million died of the underlying SARs- CoV-2.” Statistical truths are routinely ignored by government officials mismanaging the pandemic.

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Dr. Long focused on a now widely recognized health impact of current COVID vaccines, saying, “Vaccination with mRNA increases the risk of myocarditis.”

She explains: “Research shows that most individuals with myocarditis do not have any symptoms. Complications of myocarditis include dilated cardiomyopathy, arrhythmias, sudden cardiac death and carries a mortality rate of 20% at one year and 50% at five years. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, ‘despite optimal medical management, overall mortality has not changed in the last 30 years.’

“We must establish a screening program to identify those at increased risk of myocarditis, i.e., those that have, received mRNA vaccinations with [Pfizer] or Moderna, or have any of the following symptoms: chest pain, shortness of breath or palpitations.”

With regard to the Pfizer vaccine, “One of the primary ingredients of the Lipid Nanoparticle delivery system is ALC 1035.” This is a toxic material. It “comprises between 30-50% of the total ingredients.” Among a number of serious possible effects is this reality: “Caution: Product has not been fully validated for medical applications. For research use only.” Also noted: “Other journals and scientific papers also denote that this particular ingredient has never been used in humans before.” The lieutenant colonel correctly notes, “My assessment is that ALC 1035 is a known toxin with little study, specifically restricted to ‘research only’ and effectively has no prior [medical] use history.”

Another ingredient in the vaccine is a known toxic chemical: “Polyethylene Glycol is the active ingredient in antifreeze.” There have been countless cases where people have been fatally poisoned with this chemical. This comment by Dr. Long is especially impressive: “I cannot discern what form of alchemy Pfizer and the FDA have discovered that would make antifreeze into a healthful cure to the human body.”

Another important point is that “Moderna’s key ingredient, SM-102 … is significantly more dangerous than the Pfizer ALC 1035.” Noted is that “this Moderna ingredient is deadly.”

Continued Long: “I have also reviewed scientific data and peer reviewed studies that discuss, analyze results and conclude that natural immunity is at least as good if not far superior to any COVID vaccine available at this time.” Exactly correct. Noted is that “natural immunity provides a 13-fold better protection against COVID-19 infections than any currently available COVID-19 vaccine.” The Army doctor points out the Department of Defense’s disinterest in recognizing “a military member’s prior [natural] immunity to COVID-19; even where it may be demonstrated with a recent antibody test.”

Here is a detailed telling by the Lt. Col. Long of recent empirical evidence she is personally informed about regarding the real health impacts of COVID vaccines on military people. It is truly worth reading:

“I personally observed the most physically fit female soldier I have seen in over 20 years in the Army, go from collegiate level athlete training for Ranger School, to being physically debilitated with cardiac problems, newly diagnosed pituitary brain tumor, [and] thyroid dysfunction within weeks of getting vaccinated. Several military physicians have shared with me their firsthand experience with a significant increase in the number of young Soldiers with migraines, menstrual irregularities, cancer, suspected myocarditis and reporting cardiac symptoms after vaccination. Numerous Soldiers and DOD civilians have told me of how they were sick, bed-ridden, debilitated, and unable to work for days to weeks after vaccination. I have also recently reviewed three flight crew members’ medical records, all of which presented with both significant and aggressive systemic health issues.

“Today I received word of one fatality and two ICU cases on Fort Hood; the deceased was an Army pilot who could have been flying at the time. All three pulmonary embolism events happened within 48 hours of their vaccination. I cannot attribute this result to anything other than the COVID-19 vaccines as the source of these events. Each person was in top physical condition before the inoculation, and each suffered the event within two days post vaccination. Correlation by itself does not equal causation, however, significant causal patterns do exist that raise correlation into a probable cause; and the burden to prove otherwise falls on the authorities such as the CDC, FDA, and pharmaceutical manufacturers. I find the illnesses, injuries and fatalities observed to be the proximate and causal effect of the COVID-19 vaccinations.”

If only more physicians would have the good sense to make that last medically smart comment.

This statement is also important: “I can report of knowing over 15 military physicians and health care providers who have shared experiences of having their safety concerns ignored and being ostracized for expressing or reporting safety concerns as they relate to COVID vaccinations.”

And here are several correct observations on harmful vaccine impacts: “None of the ordered Emergency Use COVID-19 vaccines can or will provide better immunity than an infection-recovered person [with natural immunity]. All [current] vaccines in the age group and fitness level of my patients are more risky, harmful and dangerous than having no vaccine at all, whether a person is COVID recovered or facing a COVID-19 infection.

“Direct evidence exists and suggests that all persons who have received a COVID-19 vaccine are damaged in their cardiovascular system in an irreparable and irrevocable manner. Due to the spike protein production that is engineered into the user’s genome, each such recipient of the COVID-19 vaccines already has micro clots in their cardiovascular system that present a danger to their health and safety. … Such micro clots over time will become bigger clots by the very nature of the shape and composition of the spike proteins being produced, and said proteins are found throughout the user’s body, including the brain.” See this detailed account of vaccine induced blood problems.

As to the vaccine dangers for the military personnel for whom Dr. Long is responsible: “Flight crews present extraordinary risks to themselves and others given the equipment they operate, munitions carried thereon and areas of operation in close proximity to populated areas.”

And most importantly: “I hereby recommend to the Secretary of Defense that all pilots, crew and flight personnel in the military service who required hospitalization from injection or received any COVID-19 vaccination be grounded similarly for further dispositive assessment.”

The lieutenant colonel, like some other brave and honest medical professionals, also stressed this: “We must evaluate and immediately implement alternatives to mRNA vaccines, to include Ivermectin (FDA approved 1996) … and Hydroxychloroquine (FDA approved 1955).”

To sum up, we have a highly educated and credentialed senior military officer stepping up to tell those above her and the public about the major risks of COVID vaccines for military personnel. This physician strongly needs public support in the fight for pandemic truths. What she has concluded is just as important for the public as for military leadership and personnel. She has revealed the evil idiocy of the current public health establishment mindlessly pushing COVID vaccines for everyone.

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Military service members with natural immunity file lawsuit against DOD, FDA, HHS over COVID vaccine mandate

Megan Redshaw, J.D. Thu Sep 2, 2021

Two active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces on Aug. 17 filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on behalf of themselves and 220,000 active service members who are being forced to get a COVID vaccine despite having had COVID and acquired natural immunity to SARS-CoV-2.

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(Children’s Health Defense) – Two active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces on August 17 filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on behalf of themselves and 220,000 active service members who are being forced to get a COVID vaccine despite having had COVID and acquired natural immunity to SARS-CoV-2.

The lead plaintiffs in the lawsuit, Staff Sergeant Daniel Robert and Staff Sergeant Holli Mulvihill, allege U.S. Sec. of Defense Lloyd Austin ignored the DOD’s own regulations and created an entirely new definition of “full immunity” as being achievable only by vaccination.

According to the lawsuit, the military’s existing laws and regulations unequivocally provide the exemption the plaintiffs seek under Army Regulation 40-562 (“AR 40-562”), which provides documented survivors of an infection a presumptive medical exemption from vaccination because of the natural immunity acquired as a result of having survived the infection.

Under the military’s regulations (AR 40-562, ¶2-6a.(1)(b):

“General examples of medical exemptions include the following … Evidence of immunity based on serologic tests, documented infection or similar circumstances.”

According to the lawsuit, Dr. Admiral Bret Diroir, HHS assistant secretary, stated in an interview Aug. 24 with Fox News: “So natural immunity, it’s very important … There are still no data to suggest vaccine immunity is better than natural immunity. I think both are highly protective.”

Yet on the same day, Austin issued a memo mandating the entire Armed Forces be vaccinated, in which he wrote:

“Those with previous COVID-19 infection are not considered fully vaccinated.”

In that memo, plaintiffs allege Austin created a new term and concept, which contradicts  the plain language of DOD’s own regulations, long-standing immunology practice, medical ethics and the overwhelming weight of scientific evidence regarding this specific virus.

Plaintiffs claim Austin, who is not a doctor, changed the DOD’s own regulation without providing “a scintilla of evidence to support it.”

They also allege Austin made the regulation change without going through the required rulemaking process, in violation of the Administrative Procedures Act review.

According to the lawsuit, Pfizer’s phase 3 trials — designed to test long-term side effects — are not scheduled for completion until 2023, and that “inexplicably, in the middle of that phase 3 trial, the manufacturer un-blinded the two cohorts, and members of the placebo group were given the opportunity to take the vaccine if they wanted to.”

Plaintiffs claim the FDA allowed Pfizer to turn the study from a placebo-controlled, blinded trial into an open, observational study.

Robert and Mulvihill on Aug. 30 filed a motion for an emergency temporary restraining order against the mandate, asking the court to prevent the DOD from vaccinating them and others who can document they previously had COVID.

Plaintiffs claim if they’re not granted the relief they seek, they will suffer immediate physical harm by being forced to take a vaccine for a virus to which they already have immunity.

In their motion, they also said the mandate constitutes an unconsented physical invasion of the worst kind — with a novel mRNA technology that has not even been tested on people who have acquired natural immunity to the virus, and who have a clear and unequivocal right to the exemption they are seeking under the DOD’s own regulations.

Vaccines could cause physical harm for some

The lawsuit also alleges the COVID vaccines could cause potential harm to the body — including harm caused by the spike protein.

Plaintiffs said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Vaccine Adverse Events Reported System” (VAERS), which contains adverse event reports for all vaccines administered in the U.S. from July 1,1990, shows a significant increase in adverse events since the rollout of COVID vaccines.

According to the lawsuit, before the FDA introduced COVID Emergency Use Authorization vaccines in December 2020, VAERS had recorded a total of 5,039 deaths and 12,053 permanent disabilities for all prior vaccines. However, for the week beginning Aug.13, VAERS showed 13,068 reports of deaths and 1,031,100 reports of serious adverse events from COVID vaccines alone.

The plaintiffs said they have the right to be free from unwanted physical intrusion and involuntary inoculation against a virus that poses statistically zero threat to people with natural immunity, and to reserve their guaranteed, codified and fundamental rights of informed consent. They allege forcibly inoculating a class of people with natural immunity will provide no benefit and will cause significant and irreparable physical harm and/or death.

Mary Holland, Children’s Health Defense president and general counsel, applauded the lead plaintiffs, Robert and Mulvihill, for standing up to the military’s mandate.

“They raise critical issues that courts must resolve — on medical exemptions for natural immunity, and whether the clinical trials serving as the basis for Pfizer’s licensure were sufficient,” Holland said.

Holland explained:

“The plaintiffs’ case is exceptionally strong, resting as it does on proven natural immunity. Not only do Army regulations provide presumptive exemption to such individuals, but science and common sense require exemption of such people, in the military and out. It is well-established that natural immunity to COVID-19 is far more robust than vaccine-induced immunity, and those with natural immunity are at greater risk of injury if they are vaccinated. It is unfortunate that such a relatively simple matter needs to go to federal court for resolution, but we are delighted that plaintiffs Robert and Mulvihill brought the case. We hope that the court decides in their favor based on firm legal principles.”

Holland said a vaccine mandate for all members of the U.S. military is an “issue of national security” and of supreme importance to all Americans. “These plaintiffs raise challenges that the military brass and the federal government must respond to in open court,” she said.

Vaccinating those with natural immunity to COVID not supported by science

As The Defender reported Aug. 30, natural immunity appears to confer longer lasting and stronger protection against SARS-CoV-2 infection, symptomatic disease and hospitalization from the Delta variant compared to Pfizer-BioNTech’s two-dose vaccine-induced immunity.

In the largest real-world observational study comparing natural immunity gained through previous SARS-CoV-2 infection to vaccine-induced immunity afforded by the Pfizer mRNA vaccine, people who recovered from COVID were much less likely than never-infected, vaccinated people to get Delta, develop symptoms or be hospitalized.

The study, published as a preprint Aug. 25 on medRxiv, showed people who had never been infected with SARS-CoV-2 but were vaccinated in January and February were six to 13 times more likely to experience breakthrough infection with the Delta variant compared to unvaccinated people who were previously infected with SARS-CoV-2.

Researchers noted increased risk was significant for asymptomatic disease as well.

“It’s a textbook example of how natural immunity is really better than vaccination,” Charlotte Thålin, a physician and immunology researcher at Danderyd Hospital and the Karolinska Institute, told Science.

A recent Israeli study affirmed the superiority of natural immunity. Health Ministry data on the wave of COVID outbreaks which began in May 2021, found a 6.72 times greater level of protection among those with natural immunity compared to those with vaccinated immunity.

In June, a Cleveland Clinic study found vaccinating people with natural immunity did not add to their level of protection.

The clinic studied 52,238 employees. Of those, 49,659 never had the virus and 2,579 had COVID and recovered. Of the 2,579 who previously were infected, 1,359 remained unvaccinated, compared with 22,777 who were vaccinated.

Not one of the 1,359 previously infected subjects who remained unvaccinated had a SARS-CoV-2 infection over the duration of the study.

As The Defender reported, a December 2020 study by Singapore researchers found neutralizing antibodies (one prong of the immune response) remained present in high concentrations for 17 years or more in individuals who recovered from the original SARS-CoV-2.

More recently, the World Health Organization and National Institutes of Health (NIH) each published evidence of durable immune responses to natural infection with SARS-CoV-2.

In March 2020, the NIH’s Dr. Anthony Fauci shared his view (in an email [p. 22] to Ezekiel Emanuel) that “their [sic] would be substantial immunity post infection.”

American Institute of Economic Research reported, it appears that in order to promote the COVID vaccine agenda, key organizations are not only “downplaying” natural immunity but may be seeking to “erase” it altogether.

Dr. Marty Makary, a professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and editor-in chief of MedPage Today, said mandating vaccines for “every living, walking American” is not well-supported by science.

In an interview with U.S. New & World Reports, Makary said there is no scientific support for requiring the vaccine in people who have natural immunity — that is, immunity from prior COVID infection. There is zero clinical outcome data to support arguing dogmatically that natural immune individuals “must get vaccinated.”

Makary explained:

“During every month of this pandemic, I’ve had debates with other public researchers about the effectiveness and durability of natural immunity. I’ve been told that natural immunity could fall off a cliff, rendering people susceptible to infection. But here we are now, over a year and a half into the clinical experience of observing patients who were infected, and natural immunity is effective and going strong. And that’s because with natural immunity, the body develops antibodies to the entire surface of the virus, not just a spike protein constructed from a vaccine.”

Makary said instead of talking about the vaccinated and the unvaccinated, we should be talking about the immune and non-immune.

Vaccinating people who previously had COVID could cause significant harm

Numerous scientists have warned vaccinating people who already had COVID could potentially cause harm, or even death.

According to Dr. Hooman Noorchasm, surgeon and patient safety advocate, it is scientifically established that once a person is naturally infected by a virus, antigens from that virus persist in the body for a long time after viral replication has stopped and clinical signs of infection have resolved.

When a vaccine reactivates an immune response in a recently infected person, the tissues harboring the persisting viral antigen are targeted, inflamed and damaged by the immune response, Noorchasm said.

“In the case of SARS-CoV-2, we know that the virus naturally infects the heart, the inner lining of blood vessels, the lungs and the brain,” explained Noorchasm. “So, these are likely to be some of the critical organs that will contain persistent viral antigens in the recently infected — and, following reactivation of the immune system by a vaccine, these tissues can be expected to be targeted and damaged.”

Colleen Kelley, associate professor of infectious diseases at Emory University School of Medicine and principal investigator for Moderna and Novavax phase 3 vaccine clinical trials, said, in an interview with Huffington Post, there had been reported cases in which those who previously had the virus endured harsher side effects after they received their vaccines.

Dr. Dara Udo, urgent and immediate care physician at Westchester Medical Group who received the COVID vaccine a year after having the disease, had a very strong immune response very similar to what she experienced while having COVID.

In an op-ed published by The Hill, Udo explained how infection from any organism, including COVID, activates several different arms of the immune system, some in more robust ways than others, and that this underlying activation due to infection or exposure, combined with a vaccination, could lead to overstimulation of the immune response.

In a public submission to the FDA, J. Patrick Whelan M.D. Ph.D., expressed similar concern that COVID vaccines aimed at creating immunity against the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein could have the potential to cause microvascular injury to the brain, heart, liver and kidneys in a way that does not currently appear to be assessed in safety trials of these potential drugs.

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Belief in ‘Eternal Life’ Is Why People in MS Are ‘Less Scared’ of COVID, Says Governor

By Jessica Lea -August 30, 2021

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Tate and Elee Reeves kick off Keep Mississippi Beautiful and Great American Clean Up Month in April 2021

Mississippi governor Tate Reeves told attendees at a fundraiser last week that the reason why people in Mississippi and elsewhere in the South are not as afraid of COVID-19 as people in other areas is because of their belief in eternal life.

“I’m often asked by some of my friends on the other side of the aisle about COVID,” said Gov. Tate Reeves, according to the Daily Memphian, “and why does it seem like folks in Mississippi and maybe in the Mid-South are a little less scared, shall we say.”

The reason, said the governor, is that “when you believe in eternal life — when you believe that living on this earth is but a blip on the screen, then you don’t have to be so scared of things.”

The governor was not offering faith in God as a reason not to take steps to prevent catching the COVID-19 virus. “God also tells us to take necessary precautions,” he said. “And we all have opportunities and abilities to do that and we should all do that. I encourage everyone to do so. But the reality is that working together, we can get beyond this. We can move forward. We can move on.”

Gov. Tate Reeves Faces Crises

As of this writing, Mississippi is second only to Florida as the state with the most cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 residents within the past seven days, according to data from the New York Times. At the same time, Mississippi is bracing for the impact of Hurricane Ida, which has now been downgraded to a tropical storm.

“As eye of #Ida hits central MS know we are 18-22 hours from it departing our state – stay diligent,” Reeves tweeted Monday. “Tornado threat remains for Coast.  Heavy rainfall up to 8”.  Downed trees across roadways in SW MS. Downed power lines with 130,000+ without power. Stay aware! Be safe! God bless!” Currently, residents are vulnerable to flash floods, tornadoes, and damaging winds.

Gov. Tate Reeves has encouraged Mississippi residents to get vaccinated, but was criticized in March for ending the state’s mask mandate, as well as capacity limitations on businesses. President Biden called this, “Neanderthal thinking.” Reeves responded to Biden by citing data showing that ICU bed occupation, hospitalizations, and positive COVID-19 cases were down. 

Now that COVID-19 cases are rising in the state, Reeves says the primary challenge that hospitals face is not a lack of beds, but a labor shortage. 

To that end, the governor has requested federal aid to staff hospitals in the state. He has also requested help from evangelical aid organization Samaritan’s Purse, which responded by setting up an emergency field Hospital in the state capital of Jackson.

“Thank you @Franklin_Graham!” Reeves tweeted on Monday, Aug. 16. “We made initial call to @SamaritansPurse on Monday…The hospital arrives in Mississippi 4 days later. Amazing!” 

VIDEO CA Church Offers COVID-19 Vaccine ‘Religious Exemption’ Letters; Online, Out-of-State Viewers Queue Up

By Jesse T. Jackson -August 16, 2021

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Megachurch lead pastor Greg Fairrington of Destiny Christian Church in Rocklin, California, released a video last Thursday announcing that the church will hand out “religious exemption” letters pertaining to the COVID-19 vaccination at their worship service over the weekend.

People have been calling the church asking for a religious exemption from the mandate of the vaccine, the pastor said. “The mandate of you take the vaccine or else you lose your job…that’s just not right,” Fairrington said in the video.

“We’re not anti-vax, but we are pro-freedom at Destiny,” he said, and explained that the church has worked with its legal team to develop a religious exemption.

Speaking to those who feel “morally compromised” by taking the vaccine, Fairrington said, “We have a form for you that has been approved by our legal counsel that you can get on Sunday morning [yesterday, August 15, 2021].”

“If you come to Destiny, we’ll be able to give this to you,” Fairrington said, adding that the church wants to help. “We look forward to seeing you on Sunday. Our prayers are with you in this highly stressful moment that we are living in right now.”

Exemption Letter Available for Online Campus Too

Destiny Christian Church is also making the “religious exemption” letter available to those who aren’t local and attend their online campus as well. Fairrington said on his Instagram page to email church@destinyonline.com to receive the exemption. His Instagram post has over 17,000 views and nearly 400 comments.

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One person who left a comment on post said, “My employer is trying to do this! We will be there is Sunday to grab multiple.”

Another similar comment read, “Wish I could get 4 for me, my hubby, kids here in Cali. If you send them via mail will you post? I think testing is also a big issue as well, too many test can cause harm as well. God bless you!”

A healthcare worker wrote, “As a daughter of Christ and a nurse thank you so much. I just want to cry my eyes out. This has been soooo hard.”

Though most comments express gratitude and praise for Fairrington’s announcement, some saw it as spreading anti-vax propaganda. “You’re doing a great disservice to your followers. It’s disgusting that you’re using your ‘church’ to spread anti-vax propaganda,” a commenter wrote.

Another comment disapproving of the exemption read, “Never seen so many people lined up ready to go to the slaughterhouse…And this pastor is just a grifter…I wonder how much this exemption will cost.”

Destiny Christian Church Ignored Pandemic Restrictions

Fairrington led Destiny Christian Church in defying Governor Gavin Newsom’s COVID-19 mandates last year by keeping its doors open and holding worship gatherings.

Related article: MacArthur: State Does Not, Should Not Have the Authority to Close Churches

The pastor said the exemption offering is about freedom and doesn’t say the virus isn’t real. “I’ve never downplayed the virus. I realize it’s real and people are getting it and getting sick, but we as American citizens have a First Amendment right. America is a great nation because we have liberty,” Fairrington said.

“I believe my mandate as a pastor is to obey the Word of God. Worship is a part of what we do together as a church corporately and we need to do this. This is important that we do this,” the pastor said in a July 2020 interview.



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Know Your Rights: How To Request a Religious Accommodation for COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates in the Workplace

August 13, 2021 – updated

For good or bad, COVID-19 has changed the way we navigate the world and the way in which “we the people” exercise our rights. Those hoping to navigate this interconnected and highly technological world of contact tracing, vaccine passports and digital passes will find themselves grappling with issues that touch on deep-seated moral, political, religious and personal questions for which there may be no clear-cut answers.

While the courts may increasingly defer to the government’s brand of Nanny State authoritarianism, we still have rights. The government may try to abridge those rights, it may refuse to recognize them, it may even attempt to nullify them, but it cannot litigate, legislate or forcefully eradicate them out of existence. Among these, we have the right to bodily integrity, a right long been recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court. More relevant to the issue of forced vaccines is the recognition by courts that there is a constitutional right to bodily integrity that gives persons the right to refuse medical treatment.

Those in positions of power and authority have already sought to leverage that power to coerce members of the public to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Daily, growing numbers of public and private employers are requiring employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and using the threat of termination to force acceptance of the vaccine.  

Unfortunately, legal protections in this area are limited. While the Americans with Disabilities Act protects those who can prove they have medical conditions that make receiving a vaccination dangerous, employees must be able to prove they have a sensitivity to vaccines. The requirement established by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that employers provide religious accommodations may be invoked by employees who have sincere religious beliefs against receiving vaccinations. But an employer’s duty of accommodation is not absolute, and if it can show that accommodating the worker’s objections to vaccinations will interfere with its operations or workplace safety, the employee may face the choice between keeping her job or violating her religious beliefs.

The following “Know Your Rights” fact sheet will provide some background and guidance to those seeking to request a religious accommodation for COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the workplace.

The Rutherford Institute, a nonprofit civil liberties organization, provides legal assistance at no charge to individuals whose constitutional rights have been threatened or violated and educates the public on a wide spectrum of issues affecting their freedoms.

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Model Letter: Requesting Religious Accommodation in the Face of COVID-19 Vaccine Workplace Mandate

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VIDEO How to Rest in Turbulent Times

January 27, 2021  by Shane Idleman

From the COVID crisis to financial burdens, and from fear and isolation to a divided nation, millions are lacking peace and rest. But I believe we can find rest if we look to the right source. As one theologian said, “Rest is desisting from exertion.”

Expending energy has a time and a very important place in our lives—we were created to work. But we were also created to rest. The problem for many is that they never stop and rest. They are always wound up, so to speak.

In a helpful article on the reasons spiritual leaders need rest (which all of us should read), author Cary Schmidt says, “Pastors and ministry leaders don’t ever really ‘clock out.’ It’s a part of the call. The needs are incessant. The only means of real survival is to pull away from the demands long enough to restore. Everyone must come up for air eventually or die.” Nowadays, most of us never “clock out.” Whether it’s running the kids back and forth seven days a week or working frantic hours, we are busier than ever because we often measure success by busyness. The busier I am, the more successful I am, so we think.

Schmidt adds, “The primary reason we struggle to rest is that our identity is tied to the things that keep us running at a breakneck pace. We have anchored our sense of self to what we do for God—therefore we can never do enough, and if we stop (even for a short time), we feel a loss of self and fear His disapproval.”

Could it be that God wants most of us to slow down? Absolutely. We are glued to screens, addicted to phones, and enslaved to sports and entertainment. We scurry around every day looking for the next thing to do, but we never find the rest we need. We go to bed exhausted and wake up exhausted. Something must change.

A SPIRITUAL RESET

What many need is a spiritual reset. Reset means to take something back to zero or to renew. Rest prevents burnout and breakdown and provides clarity and peace. Resting allows us to remove the competing voice of busyness and hear more clearly from God. I believe that the Sabbath was designed to keep Israel from working too much, and instead, focus solely on God. We would do well to follow that same model. Try turning your phone off and not going on the computer all day—take the day completely off and turn your attention to God. And just watch how quickly the stronghold of addiction tries to undermine it.

In the Hebrew language, rest means to be calm, wait patiently, lay down, and put aside. There is a clear ceasing of effort and a renewed focus on God that restores energy and enthusiasm. Schmidt made a great point here too: “A fatigued leader is discouraged, weary, and perhaps even angry or irritable. Rest restores emotional energy.” Parents, our kids need us to rest, and we need to model rest to them. Leaders, those you are leading will benefit greatly from your resting.

Isaiah reminds us that “even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for [rest in] the Lord shall renew their strength” (40:30-31). We wait for what we value. Waiting on the Lord, or resting, shows how much we value our relationship with God and hearing from Him. Like a desert that waits for the rain or a bride waiting for her groom, our longing must be for God. Prioritize times in your day to pray and build intimacy with God. It won’t happen on its own.

A PHYSICAL RESET

Most restlessness comes from two primary sources—mental and physical. What your mind dwells on will determine your level of peace and rest. A constant mental diet of negative news, mesmerizing media, and ungodly, dark entertainment will surely lead to fear and frustration. This is exactly why Romans 12:2 says, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

What you read, watch, and listen to is either fostering peace or fueling fear. Take steps now to remove things that are hurting you mentally. Procrastination is the great enemy of accomplishment.

Another key aspect of peace and rest from a physical standpoint is our diet. Yes, you heard me correctly: what you consume is consuming you. Did you know that God-given food brings life to the body, and dead food depletes it? A poor diet, followed by inactivity and weight gain, forces us to run on only two or three cylinders. It hurts efficiency and productivity.

Healthy food (think fresh and whole, not something in a box) raises the levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin in your brain. And guess what? This neurotransmitter is responsible for feelings of peace, wellness, and calmness. And then there are the damaging effects of sugar. Early Americans consumed nearly 10 times less sugar than we do today. Most of our bodies are in a very toxic state because we are consuming dead food and dangerous stimulants, so when we get sick, we struggle to fight it off. I believe that this is one reason why COVID was so deadly. Eating dead food hurts immunity—it doesn’t bring life to the body it brings demise.

Stimulants also play a huge role in anxiety and restlessness. If you’re gulping down coffee and stopping frequently for energy drinks, you’ll never find rest. But you may say, “I fall asleep just fine.” That’s because your body is exhausted and it crashes. Caffeine, (along with alcohol and opiates), is why you can’t get a good night’s sleep and why you can’t wake up refreshed.

Addiction often fuels angry temper tantrums and explosive outbursts, and fuels irritability and a quick temper. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders even lists caffeine-related disorders. Did you catch that? If we believe we can drink a high-powered stimulant (or take a depressant) day in and day out and not have it affect our rest and peace, we are gravely mistaken. When we feed the body what it needs, everything works better.

Depressants may provide temporary relief, but you’re robbing, plundering, and beating Peter just to pay Paul. People who are addicted never have true rest and peace. You must wean off with your physician’s help. You may go through hellish withdrawals, but rest and peace are just around the corner.

THE TRUE SOURCE OF PEACE

All of this, however, will not lead to true peace until you know the Prince of Peace and commit your life to Christ. Take this step today and repent; there is no Plan B: “Come to me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke on you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest to your souls” (Matthew 11:28-29).

Special note: Watch my sermon “How to Find Rest in Turbulent Times” or visit ShaneIdleman.com for my books on health and fitness. My book, HELP! I’m Addicted, is a good resource for those struggling with addiction. Free download links are available for all my books.  

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