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  1. There were probably a lot of factors involved in home designs such as money and location being just two. Sometimes I think our modern conveniences have made us soft. We're used to A/C and people just can't tolerate the heat. 100 or more years ago when there was no A/C people had no choice but to build up a tolerance to the heat. This is also why the siesta was invented. You look at people who live in countries that take siestas in the middle of the day and you see they all at least used to in the past shut down during the heat of the day and take naps. Then they stay up later in the cooler evenings and nights.
  2. I wonder how much the white paint would raise the temperature immediately outside the building
  3. Yes this. I'd like to do this now but my wife says no. The roof of WHQ in Warwick is covered with vegetation.
  4. Pfizer and Moderna are both 2 shots Johnson and Johnson is the single shot
  5. However.... The FDA advisory panel rejects widespread Pfizer booster shot. Instead they recommend only elderly and immunocompromised receive the booster.
  6. Is the covid booster more of a political than medical need? Why else would this be a "blow" to the White House? https://www.wkyc.com/mobile/article/news/health/coronavirus/vaccine/fda-committee-meets-friday-to-decide-on-covid-boosters/507-07fec90b-d5ba-47bd-ad9a-26183a0fa673 WASHINGTON — Dealing the White House a stinging setback, a government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday to give Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots across the board, and instead endorsed the extra vaccine dose only for those who are 65 or older or run a high risk of severe disease. The twin votes represented a heavy blow to the Biden administration's sweeping effort, announced a month ago, to shore up nearly all Americans' protection amid the spread of the highly contagious delta variant.
  7. The fetal stem cell line is the only moral objection I've seen. But, as I found out today, that cell line has been used to test nearly every medicine in our home cupboards. I highly doubt these people are going to start protesting/boycott Preoperation H. Plus, the much promoted alternative to the vaccine, Ivermectin, has also been developed by testing on fetal stem cells. How many people protesting the vaccine smoke or take recreational drugs?
  8. From the article I found this point interesting. Some people use the "developed through (aborted) fetal cell lines" as their ethical reason to not accept the vaccine. Do these people also refuse these common medicines that are found in most every home in the United States? Now, I did not know these products were developed by using fetal cell lines, but apparently it's no secret, either. And I've never ever seen or heard people protesting any of these over the counter products because of how they were developed. It seems like a true ethical stand against any product because of how it was developed should be an ethical stand against ALL products that went through the same development process. Ethics should then require examining each and every product a person uses to determine how it was developed. Ain't nobody got time for that.
  9. I've wondered what and how the vaccine religious exptions would work. I thought the wording was in place just b people do not understand what real religious exemptions are. Turns out I was right... and totally wrong. Jehovah's Witnesses are not opposed to vaccines so it would be wrong for any Witness to claim that they an exemption on religious grounds. Ethical grounds? Yes. Religious grounds? No. https://www.wkyc.com/mobile/article/news/health/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-religious-exemptions/507-ff1b7d8e-c149-4b76-85ab-e2bb0316ca3c About 3,000 Los Angeles Police Department employees are citing religious objections to try to get out of the required COVID-19 vaccination. In Washington state, thousands of state workers are seeking similar exemptions. And an Arkansas hospital has been swamped with so many such requests from employees that it is apparently calling their bluff. A religious belief does not have to be recognized by an organized religion, and it can be new, unusual or “seem illogical or unreasonable to others,” according to rules laid out by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. But it can't be founded solely on political or social ideas. That puts employers in the position of determining what is a legitimate religious belief and what is a dodge.
  10. Here is an example of the wisdom of the Governing Body in keeping zoom. Yes, you can gather with fellow Christians to worship virtually. No, it's not the same as in person, but it does work with great success. My unbelieving uncle and aunt were very pleased and impressed Witnesses still met online instead of in person. https://www.wkyc.com/mobile/article/news/health/coronavirus/freedom-is-not-always-free-charlotte-brewery-says-church-opposing-mask-mandate-can-no-longer-use-its-parking-lot/275-03d63032-6f6f-426a-a982-6cf1b9ddc704 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Triple C Brewing Company owner, Chris Harker, says a Charlotte church that has an outspoken stance against Mecklenburg County's mask mandate will no longer be allowed to use their parking lot on Sundays. On Facebook, Harker posted a Charlotte Observer story about Freedom House Church's decision to allow guests to worship without masks. Above the story he wrote: "We will no longer allow this church to use our parking lot on Sundays. Freedom isn’t always free I guess." On their Facebook page, Freedom House said they would not be closing their doors and said virtual worship is not an option for its congregation.
  11. In addition, I think it's clear the worldly governments simply do not understand: 1. They don't understand our position on blood, flag salute, military service, holidays, etc.. but they do know that, legally, they must make an exception for us. 2. Worldly people don't understand and cannot explain their own beliefs, customs, and practices. For the most part they blindly follow whatever their religious leaders tell them they must accept or reject. Add these two points together and you get the vague wording about being able to be exempt from vaccination (or any other requirement).
  12. That's not exactly what the article says. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that Putin is “absolutely healthy,” but will self-isolate after coming in contact with someone who contracted the virus. He didn’t clarify for how long Putin would remain in self-isolation, but assured that the president will continue working as usual. Asked if Putin tested negative for the virus, Peskov said “definitely, yes.” Peskov didn’t say who among Putin’s contacts were infected, saying only that there were several cases. I believe there are governments that are not accurately reporting their cases. Russia and China being 2 of those governments.
  13. Who says there isn't or won't be? The problem and I am not directing this statement at you @Miss Bea, is that people on social media are reacting to these announcements and news reports without knowing all the facts. Heck, the news articles don't contain the exact wording of the directives and I don't believe the exact wording has been released yet. We should wait until we know what the direction is before complaining (Proverbs 18:13) 13 When anyone replies to a matter before he hears the facts, It is foolish and humiliating. https://www.jw.org/finder?wtlocale=E&pub=nwtsty&srctype=wol&bible=20018013&srcid=share
  14. This topic is about vaccine alternatives. This topic is NOT intended as a place to promote anti vaccine messaging. Please stay on topic. We understand some people are not in favor of the vaccine and wish to discuss alternatives. We do not understand the motivation to derail every topic into an attack on vaccines. All off topic comments have been removed. Please stay on topic. Further attempts to derail this conversation with anti vaccine discussion may result in warning points. Please respect this conversation is a haven from the polarized attitudes of this world.

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