Animal "control" abuse · Animal Rescue · Dog overpopulation · Dogs · Morality · Pet Care · Uncategorized

PRAYER OF A STRAY DOG

Prayer of a Stray

Author © 1986 Bev Davenport
Homeless Afghan Rescue & Care

Dear God please send me somebody who’ll care!
I’m tired of running, I’m sick with despair.
My body is aching, it’s so racked with pain.
And Dear God I pray as I run i
n the rain
That someone will love me and give me a home,
A warm cozy bed I can call my own.
My last owner neglected me and chased me away
To rummage in garbage and live as a stray.
But now God I’m tired and hungry and cold,
And I’m afraid that I’ll never grow old.
They’ve chased me with sticks and hit me with stones
While I run in the streets just looking for bones!
I’m not really bad God, please help if you can,
For I have become just a “VICTIM OF MAN!”
I’m wormy, dear God, I’m ridden with fleas,
While all I want is an owner to please!
If you find one for me God, I’ll try to be good,
I won’t run away and I’ll do as I should.
I don’t think I’ll make it too long on my own,
Cause I’m getting so weak and I’m so all alone.
Each night as I sleep in the bushes I cry,
Cause I’m so afraid God, that I’m gonna die!
And I’ve got so much love and devotion to give,
That I should be given a new chance to live.
So Dear God PLEASE, PLEASE answer my prayer
And send me somebody who WILL really care…

Notes: Found the poem posted here – Images free from pixabay.com

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Food · Recipes · Soy foods · Uncategorized · Vegan cooking

My Ultimate Childhood Comfort Food – Savory Pot Pies

Wow, do I love a good pot pie.

They contained bits of chicken carcasses and some sort of dairy-based gravy in the days when I and my family knew no better, but I so loved the savory flavors and crispy/creamy textures of those delectable single-serve golden pies. Would watch The Outer Limits or The Wizard of Oz or Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer on a Sunday evening in the winter, horrified that I had to go to school the next morning, but oh so comforted for my last hours of weekend freedom by a hot, delicious pot pie for dinner. And yes they were the cheap frozen ones that you baked, but the only thing I hated about them was getting to the last bite. I was easy to please, even loved TV dinners and school cafeteria food, so you know what sort of kid I was, ha.

Well, these days, thankfully, we vegans have a couple of frozen pot pies available out there (in the US anyways): Amy’s Non-Dairy Organic Vegetable Pot Pie and Alpha Foods Chik’n Veggie Pot Pie (among other varieties from them), if you’re lucky enough to have a store near you that carries them. Even Target has the Amy’s pies, so that one’s easy. Walmart is said to carry Alpha Foods, but apparently not in my area.

But, homemade will always be better…

So below are 10 of my fantasy favorites in a sort of order of what I might like best, #1 tops, but they all look great to me; I’d eat them all in any order. I’m too lazy to make them though, so will have to settle for Amy’s which isn’t all that exciting, but still okay when you really, really need a veggie pot pie. But for you from-scratch cooks out there, here are some great looking recipes to try out, just click on the links…

#1 https://ohmyveggies.com/mushroom-bourguignonne-pot-pie/
Mushroom Bourguinonne Pot Pie from Oh My Veggies
#2 https://minimalistbaker.com/1-hour-vegan-pot-pies/
1-Hour Vegan Pot Pies from Minimalist Baker
#3 https://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-vegan-tofu-and-vegetabl-134550
Vegan Tofu and Vegetable Pot Pie from The Kitchn
#4 https://www.noracooks.com/vegan-pot-pie/
Vegan Pot Pie from Nora Cooks
#5 https://lovingitvegan.com/vegan-pot-pie/
Easy Vegan Pot Pie from Loving It Vegan
#6 https://www.theedgyveg.com/2018/01/29/vegan-pot-pie-recipe-vegan-chicken-pot-pie/
Vegan Chicken Pot Pie from The Edgy Veg
#7 https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/trisha-yearwood/chickless-pot-pie-recipe-2119520
Chickless Pot Pie from Food Network
#8 https://www.shelikesfood.com/creamy-vegan-pot-pie/
Creamy Vegan Pot Pie from She Likes Food
#9 https://www.acouplecooks.com/savory-vegan-pot-pie-with-sage-crust/
Vegan Pot Pie with Sage Crust from A Couple Cooks
#10 https://www.brandnewvegan.com/recipes/easy-vegan-pot-pie
Easy Vegan Pot Pie from Brand New Vegan
Animal testing · Autism and vaccines · Dealing with Doctors · Drug testing · Medical freedom · Medical research · Parent's Rights and Vaccines · Uncategorized · Vaccines

When Correlation Does Indeed Equal Causation

 

It’s popular among pro-vaccine activists to viciously ridicule people for blaming the vaccines when children become autistic (or otherwise damaged) following vaccinations. They’ll say things like, “My grandpa died of swine flu after he got his shoes shined, so shoe shining causes swine flu death! Hahahaha, anti-vaxxers are a new kind of brain dead!”

Talk about a nasty, blatantly deceptive straw-man argument. Talking to such people is crazy-making like nothing else can be.

Medical research is ALL based on correlation equaling causation.

Simplistic example: If you do a specific thing to somebody, something specific will happen. Give a man suffering with a headache a couple of aspirins and his pain will not only be relieved but can often go away completely. This translates to aspirin being a great treatment for pain…in people…not in cats for whom aspirin is deadly. But aspirin can be taken for pain by dogs, too, although they must have lower doses and go farther between doses than people. It’s all species specific (and individuals may vary), so using one species as a “model” for another is sham science at its worst.

The Vioxx Disaster

There are treatments that work for some without causing obvious harm, but which will be extremely harmful or even deadly to others. Not everyone who took the anti-inflammatory Vioxx in the early to mid 2000s, for instance, died from heart attack, but an alarming number of people did die, with about 140,000 more suffering serious heart damages. Many went unscathed by Vioxx, yet the drug was finally removed from the market due to it being so undeniably dangerous after it killed 60,000* people, despite that it had been “proved” safe and protective against heart problems in several different animal studies. (*Vioxx probably killed at least twice that number of people worldwide.)

Ironically, the first cases of heart damage in people taking the drug were overlooked, the drug company preferring to rely on the “lab animal” results. So, THAT correlation was conveniently considered causation, as in animals had Vioxx forced into them and their hearts were not damaged, nor was anything else, supposedly. Conclusion, Vioxx was safe for humans. Oh no, it was not.

Relying on animal studies is one of the worst scientific errors ever committed by people, and, take note: Vaccines and animal experiments go hand in hand. Vaccines are developed, tested, and manufactured via animal abuse. They’re rife with animal ingredients such as gelatin, egg protein and bovine products.

Animal studies have proved time and again to be in no way predictive for people except on a hit-or-miss basis. That is not, by any definition, to be considered science. Countless people have suffered damage or died using animal-test approved drugs/treatments. Yet most people still will say, “But if we don’t test drugs on animals, what are we supposed to do, use people?!” Well, ask that of the ghosts of the countless people who died from Vioxx, and their loved ones. Vioxx is just one of many drugs that have injured and killed people after being animal tested. There’s where correlation legitimately equals causation, as with vaccines and autism, etc.. But people refuse to see that.

Does anyone really wonder why animal activists become misanthropic?

Read about the 10 worst drug disasters up to 2010 here: https://247wallst.com/investing/2010/12/10/the-ten-worst-drug-recalls-in-the-history-of-the-fda/2/

Betrayal of the faithful, who then become “ignorant heretics.”

So now we have all these devastated parents speaking out about their horrific damages; people who once believed in vaccines, in their safety and protectiveness, their being lifesaving. Case after case of former faithfuls who proudly took their babies and children in for all their scheduled shots, something like 70 injections now, from immediately after birth to age 18, and always increasing in number. These are the “unfortunate” ones who had perfectly healthy babies, developing well, engaging, communicating, eager to learn, etc. …until immediately or shortly after that fateful vaccine or round of vaccines. Then their children are suddenly totally changed, withdrawn into themselves, having become severely autistic and many of them doomed to being helpless as infants for many years if not for their whole lives.

Autism is described by WebMD as “a complex neurobehavioral condition that includes impairments in social interaction and developmental language and communication skills combined with rigid, repetitive behaviors. Because of the range of symptoms, this condition is now called autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It covers a large spectrum of symptoms, skills, and levels of impairment. ASD ranges in severity from a handicap that somewhat limits an otherwise normal life to a devastating disability that may require institutional care.

“Children with autism have trouble communicating. They have trouble understanding what other people think and feel. This makes it very hard for them to express themselves either with words or through gestures, facial expressions, and touch.”

Since 2004, autism has increased by 15% to 1 in 59 children in 2018. In 2004 it was 1 in 166 children. In 14 years a 15% increase, yet we’re told that the far more alarming increase since the 1970s is not true. On a side note, there’s been a 27% increase in childhood cancer since 1975, which is conveniently attributed to just about anything other than the huge increase in vaccines since then.

See here for information on vaccines and cancer: https://vimeo.com/274114936

More on Autism

Going back to the 1970s, autism was said to afflict about 1 in 2000 children. But a handy dandy excuse was invented to blow those statistics away. The alarming rise in autism is said to be due to increased diagnoses. So I suppose autistic people in the past were just said to be difficult or “mental” or “out there somewhere,” needing a spanking or something? Where now they’re being diagnosed correctly? Yeah, right, okey dokey. It has nothing to do with the concurrent alarming increase in the number of vaccines kids get from birth onward, where a small percentage of them “switch off” and become helpless immediately following vaccines. That’s said to be in no way evidence that the vaccines caused the autism. Even though if they caused “autism-like symptoms in lab animals” by vaccinating them, that would be considered scientific evidence of serious autism risk from vaccines.

Lab experiments are all about correlation equaling causation, even when totally unscientific and unethical, as in using caged animals as surrogates for human beings. After all, other scientists could say autism is NOT caused by vaccines based on their particular animal studies. Which are the preferred studies, of course, along with the studies showing the majority of kids who are fully vaccinated and do not become autistic. And those few studies that document unvaccinated kids who are autistic. Correlation is said to be causation (in the negative sense) there, “funnily” enough.

Some more inconvenient, denied causation: aluminum damage in people:

Here’s an example of current medical research utilizing only human beings, which is of course how it all should be done: https://www.hippocraticpost.com/infection-disease/aluminium-and-autism/ Yet the case against vaccines is not only about aluminum in vaccines causing autism. The aluminum adjuvant is just one of many legitimate, serious concerns.

The sort of correlation=causation “they” (vaccine advocates) like…

Think about how, when kids who get measles vaccine do not come down with measles or autism, it is viewed as concrete evidence that vaccines are effective and safe. Correlation suddenly equals causation, hands down, and how dare you even suggest otherwise!

Yet, when several DO come down with measles (or mumps, whooping cough, etc.) after being fully vaccinated, there’s always some great excuse as in “bad vaccine batch,” “nothing’s 100%,” “it was the unvaxxed kid who caused his measles,” etc., etc. They would never blame the vaccine for the kid having measles…suddenly correlation in no way equals causation.

In Conclusion

Well, I think I’ve made the points, scattered as it all may be (that’s how my poor mind works). Hope people can make some sense of all this and learn to differentiate between real news in medicine (an extremely rare thing!) and that serving only to benefit the medical/pharmaceutical industry.

Say NO to mandatory vaccines and support politicians who are for vaccine freedom of choice. Let that be a matter of objectively informed choice with no fear-mongering or bullying involved.

We are not a “herd,” and no one without polio, measles, etc., who’s not vaccinated, is going to cause a disease in anyone else, especially, you would think, not in a thoroughly vaccinated person.

Anyone with a contagious disease should, of course, quarantine oneself. Those who don’t, and who may spread disease, are not in any way the fault of people who choose to be vaccine free. After all, vaccinated people also get and spread diseases, as in some recent cases where the majority of disease spreaders were fully vaccinated.

Additional thoughts in the comment section would be appreciated, as long as they’re civil. Got vaccinist venom? Take it elsewhere.