You go girl! Amen and Amen, we need truth. This is a cycle of behavior I have witnessed, I am thankful for your ability to explain it in a clear and concise manner. The challenge is that many who have that pattern of fear, don't want to break it. It works for them, but toxic for everyone around them. It's time to be a little louder in calling bullshit on their bullshit.

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I know it's only January 4th, but this is the best substack of the year. Thank you, Heather. Not your typical tone, but you said exactly what needed to be said. I know this topic is a difficult one, and I appreciate you taking it on.

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Jan 4, 2022·edited Jan 4, 2022

Thanks Heather. This was an unexpected topic, but just what I needed and just what I have been pondering lately. I am currently caught in the crosshairs of this female toxicity from my boss. I am a female myself, so I do understand her tendencies -- or at least can think of times when I have acted or wished to act similarly -- and I have always had sympathy for her. But she is someone who should never hold a position of power. Covid panic has gotten it's grip on her and I fight every day to stay calm as I try to peacefully hold on to my job. Her husband, who is her co-owner and partner at the company (and therefore equally my boss) does not want to fire me, but he has yet to effectively shut her down. I don't know whether this is cowardice on his part or just confusion about what's going on, but either way I am going through a ridiculously stressful time due to people not acting honorably. You and Bret have been a source of calm and inspiration for me, so thank you for that. All I can hope is that should I ever become an employer, I will remember this time period, and not allow my toxic impulses and fears cloud my judgement.

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1 MILLION TIMES, thank you. You write directly to my soul and I'm so grateful.

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I was just talking with a female friend about this last night, and we came to the same conclusion - the empowerment of women in political life really does seem to be at the root of so much of way our culture is progressing.

There's something about people who adopt beliefs that empower them to exert force and control over others. For many, that is what the pro-vax position represents - an excuse to sanctimoniously lecture others about what health decisions they should be making.

Similarly the LGBTQ2+ activists play the same game. Their woke agenda provides cover for them to tell others how to behave without being called out on it. It gives them purchase to lecture, criticize, and lambast their peers in a way that our culture would never otherwise stand for.

Enough is enough. These people have no right to tell us what to do and it's time we stand up and tell them one simple phrase that they are not used to hearing: "No."

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Thank you again Heather! I keep hoping that soon this madness will stop….and I try in my own healthy feminine way to engage with people about these issues. It’s challenging to say the least!!!

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I love this couple. They have the rarest of human assets in spades: courage. Thank you for standing up to falsehood and bringing so much clearly stated knowledge to the table.

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Thank you, thank you for this unbelievably well put together overview of the state we are in and all the deceit and greed. I am so appreciative of all the links you have included and have spent the entire evening reading through it all. I so appreciate that you took the time to tie together so many of the threads that otherwise might seem disparate or incidental -- together this is a totally damning indictment of pharma, government and hi-tech. And, I totally agree with you on the female fear factor -- both my sons have let themselves be 'bullied' into the vaccine by fearful wives (although lovely ladies) while my independent daughter stands a strong believer in living healthy and building natural immunity.

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Jan 5, 2022·edited Jan 5, 2022

This is alarming, but not for the reasons one would expect, to me at least. Though I found your post "a carefully considered, thoughtfully written" one in spite of "where your head is at", here I think is a little "falsification... evidence that I, and so many others, are wrong about what we are seeing." Personally, I've entered the landscape of 'trust, but verify.'

“The head of Indianapolis-based insurance company OneAmerica said the death rate is up a stunning 40% from pre-pandemic levels among working-age people.

"Just to give you an idea of how bad that is, a three-sigma or a one-in-200-year catastrophe would be 10% increase over pre-pandemic,” he said. “So 40% is just unheard of.”

Not being a statistician myself, I would be very grateful for a qualified one to fact check this claim, support for which I (non-statistician) was unsurprisingly unable to locate on the byzantine CDC website. 'Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence' and there is sufficient reason to be skeptical of this one, also found, as you note, on Dr Malone's (for whom I have also had the greatest respect) recent posting.

The insurance exec pleads in the source of this quote, a Chamber of Commerce insurance exec conference video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AOHrZHG5L0), for more vaccination and denies his unvaccinated employees entry to their workplace (a $100 billion insurance company). He is using this 'data' to jack up employer insurance rates in low vax rate Indiana counties, a disingenuous ploy much like the ones used by public health experts and pharma to create incentives, and now mandates, for vaccines. In your otherwise wonderful post here you write "These excess deaths—these excessive excess deaths—aren’t attributed to Covid." Seems like they are, by the source of this alarming information, for his particular agenda at least.

In the comments following Dr Malone's post there was this:

Igor ChudovWrites Igor’s Newsletter ·Jan 2·edited Jan 2

A good place to explore mortality in the United states is Ben's USMortality.com.

take a look specifically at https://www.usmortality.com/excess-percent ...

Huge peak around August, when vaccination of this age group was in full swing.

If 'Ben' is another source of this data, somebody with stats chops please look into Ben's USMortality.com. A quote from it: "These charts shows the weekly deaths for USA and its states over time. This allows to monitor the mortality for the US and each state closely over time." Most of the rest of the site's language is copied and pasted from elsewhere.

Dr Malone sees this data, of apparently unsourced(?) provenance beyond the insurance exec, as further evidence of vaccine failure, writing "IF this holds true, then the genetic vaccines so aggressively promoted have failed..." IF so, OK, but it sounds like he is addressing the failure of vaccines to prevent Covid.

The exec sees it as evidence for increased vaccination (not to mention raising employer premiums and banning his unvaxxed employees.) Not so OK.

Commenters see it as evidence of vaccine toxicity. Possible, but a serious stretch--so far.

One size floats all boats, a metaphorically mixed metaphor for the mixed agendas in this pandemic.

Firstly, If the CDC site does indeed show this data, I, again admittedly non-data savvy, am seeing incredibly strong indications from the apparently data-savvy that such data is of poor quality for all kinds of confounding reasons.

Secondly, those whose observations I have been trusting seem to be approaching what is referred to in this age of independent media as 'audience capture.' After the quote from Dr Malone's post above he writes "AT WORST, this report implies that the federal workplace vaccine mandates have driven what appear to be a true crime against humanity. Massive loss of life in (presumably) workers that have been forced to accept a toxic vaccine at higher frequency relative to the general population of Indiana." That may yet be true, and he has not quite claimed that it is, but it sounds more like something thrown out there to play to an Infowars audience--which he has apparently felt inclined or even obligated to court due to his continued absurd rejection by mainstream legacy media. It must surely be exhausting.

From an unknown source: "Science is a window through which we emerge into a magical landscape for which our deepest sadness has no match." The even deeper irony is that our deepest sadness often arises from the unintended consequences of the application of science--and now especially where that intersects with politics.

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It will be really, really difficult to identify deaths as vaccine-related. My hypothesis is that careless application (in particular, application in pharmacies, in vaccination centers, on supermarket parking lots, all without close monitoring for a few weeks afterwards) of these vaccines is dangerous. Both the US and Germany seem to fall into that category. Other countries (eg, in Scandinavia) seem to have reached even higher proportions of vaccinated people, without suspicious signals in mortality rates.

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"What happened to the mama bear?"

Ha! Now we are getting somewhere! There is a *silent* group( perhaps even a majority?) that has suspected if not known 'instinctively' everything you just wrote for over a year and half now. If In fact the survival of the STRONG part of the human genome is at stake then I for one am ready to abandon the sick in the head to protect it. I no longer consider changing their perception as part of my social contract. I will nurture and protect the ones I hold close. I thought about the words from Wooden Ships today on the MTB ride.

"Go, take your sister then, by the hand

Lead her away from this foreign land

Far away, where we might laugh again

We are leaving, you don't need us"

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You might enjoy the “wall of moms” podcast.

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Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor could use a Natural Selections subscription. Anyone have her address handy?

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I have no objection to naming fear filled women as a driving force but it’s a handful of men — and just guessing here, but I’d guess all men, maybe one woman — with very bad intentions who set this disaster in motion. They intentionally lit the fire; yes, perhaps it’s women who are the burning embers flying thru the air spreading it, but just as in the case of AIDS, that handful of very bad actors knew exactly what they were setting in motion. And we know a few of them are still in power. Their goal is money, control and I think population control. (I know that last one may get me accused of “conspiracy theorist” and it would be a worthy effort for those who are good at research to look into the possibility.) That handful of bad men created this. Until they are called out and held accountable, the embers will just keep spreading their fire. Just as a byline, a wise friend of mine pointed out decades ago that when The Powers That Be want to lie, they send a woman out to do it. Name the men and their intentions — and acomplishments.

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> ... argue that mask requirements in schools, and not letting children talk to each other while they eat, is justified, because “safety.” For her three-year-old, she continues, “it’s no big deal.”


> What happened to the mama bear? What happened to fierce displays of terrifying defense on behalf of those who cannot defend themselves?

Mama bear is not missing in action, she is just confused, addled by the fear you describe. I know one particular mama bear who is just as fierce as you'd like but she masks her two-year old whenever baby bear will allow it.

She knows baby bear is ineligible for vaccines, and she knows the vaccinated are at reduced risk from the virus, she does not know (I think she refuses to know) that toddlers are at even lower risk still.

> Seriously. Stop huddling behind your fear. Stop taking comfort in your fear. Stop using the power—yes, power—that you have, as women, to get men to behave in certain ways. You are using that power for ill, encouraging more fear, more destruction and depravity ...

One of the ways feminism gets corrupted is when instead of genuinely bringing out women's real strengths, it takes weaknesses that would have been apparent to any Victorian and parades them as strength. Women so inclined have always been able to manipulate society through displays of fear -- but only recently have they been tempted to pretend that this is strength.

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Absolutely beautiful post Heather! Thank you for all you are doing!

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I’m 100% behind you Heather. You’re a national treasure. You really ought to be the president of the United States.

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Just went paid just so I could comment. Brava.

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