Just Because, Politics

The World Today in the form of a letter

 A SCREWTAPE LETTER BY C. S. LEWIS

If you haven’t heard of these letters; you will do yourself a favor and learn something today!

This particular letter was published here today: https://fromrome.info/2021/02/22/we-are-living-in-a-screwtape-letter-by-c-s-lewis/

It describes our WORLD TODAY: Uncanny as it is!

C.S. Lewis wrote these words in his book “The Screwtape Letters” nearly 79 years ago. Amazing how this could have been written today:
′′One young devil asked the old man: “How did you manage to bring so many souls to hell?” The old devil answered: “I instilled fear in them!” Answers the youngster: “Great job!
And what were they afraid of? Wars? Hunger?” Answers the man: “No, they were afraid of the disease!” For this youngster: “Does this mean they didn’t get sick? Are they not dead? There was no rescue for them?”
The old man answered: “but no . . . they got sick, died, and the rescue was there.” The young devil, surprised, answered: “Then I don’t understand???” The old man answered: “You know they believed the only thing they have to keep at any cost is their lives.
They stopped hugging, greeting each other. They’ve moved away from each other. They gave up all social contacts and everything that was human! Later they ran out of money, lost their jobs, but that was their choice because they were afraid for their lives, that’s why they quit their jobs without even having bread.
They believed blindly everything they heard and read in the papers.
They gave up their freedoms, they didn’t leave their own homes literally anywhere. They stopped visiting family and friends.
The world turned into such a concentration camp, without forcing them into captivity.
They accepted everything!!!
Just to live at least one more miserable day . . . And so living, they died every day!!! And that’s how it was very easy for me to take their miserable souls to hell….. ′′


C.S. Lewis in 1942 – Old Devil’s Letters To Young

Word of the Day Challenge

A New Year brings the act of RENEWAL

The word of the day is RENEWAL and why not? Happy New Year to all!

Bloggers everywhere are posting the good, bad, and ugly of the want to be forgotten 2020 year of Our Lord.

It was okay for me — I don’t go out much anymore anyway, to church, grocery store, and a doctor trip; plus, where I live, they are all open.

Most of the time, since I go out very seldom, the worst that happens to me is I forget to take my mask until I drive up to my destination.

I didn’t get sick, not even a little sniffle, although the dreaded virus was all around me, some family members, friends, and the funniest part was they all had to be tested to make sure they were sick.

Don’t get me wrong; I believe the virus is serious; my prayers are for it to be over ASAP. Who knows, maybe I will get it in 2021, yet I can’t worry about that either, knowing I will not live forever anyway.

At this point in my life, right now! No! I will not be vaccinated. For those that want to be, that is your choice, remember “My Body My Choice.” As the liberals like to chant.

In the meantime, I will try to keep my New Year resolution, giving up my favorite treat, candy! Saying extra prayers for everyone, even all of you and everybody in the world, since God is not limited, why not pray for the world as a whole!

It certainly is a time for balance and getting on with our life; LIFE a gift from God. Remember always to please God not man, that goes for the government too! Put God first and I guarantee you will have a great New Year!

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Poor Joe Biden, yet he smiles!

TRIUMPH or ABUSE or is it Manipulation?

Instructions

How to crack America, then break America! NEVER!
First, see how far we can control them, the virus.
2nd encourage “peaceful protests” with Stand Down orders.
3rd fake news, censorship forbid free speech.
Arouse tension as we count down to Nov. third.
Now it begins an election between Trump vs. the machine.
Essential OBVIOUS to all, cheating/fraud does exist.
Don’t hide it, deny it!
Invent suspense/anxiety, counting votes.
Visibly allow occult/hidden overt activity.
Announce triumph for the machine. (Poor Biden as the machine continues to abuse)
Feed the anger while dropping hope on the Trump train.
Timing is notable little by little to remove the victory.
Exchange triumph for anger!
The recount begins as the machine watches.
Citizens reach for their weapons; America breaks. NEVER!

NEVER!

Politics, true story

About Hydroxychloroquine

 

Wanting to draw attention to this video, which is being removed from most internet platforms, this link is valuable.  Please watch especially if you are one living in unnecessary fear.

https://lbry.tv/@psychoNWO:9/American-Doctors-Address-COVID-19-Misinformation-with-Capitol-Hill-Press-Conference:d

About Hydroxychloroquine  (Too Late they removed it)

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/28/watch-censored-doctor-facebook-youtube-taking-draconian-measures-on-content-that-goes-against-w-h-o/

Daily Word Prompt, Word Prompts

Don’t Believe It!

 

Why not God’s HOUSE?
Close the churches!

What a smart virus!
It knows!

In God’s HOUSE, the virus spreads.      Image1
Whereas in bars, grocery stores,
other gatherings namely “peaceful” protests. It can’t!

Strange times we live in
With Smartphones, Smart TV’s
all equal a Smart HOUSE.

Why?
I wonder it seems: the people
who own them are not very smart.

#FOWC, SoCS, Word of the Day Challenge

Let’s Follow the Left advice

These days we DANCE in CIRCLES! Something new added every hour depending on where you live.  One question;  should I or not wear a mask?

All I want to do is the correct thing.  I hate the mask but the LEFT want us to wear it

so

we obey!

Pelosi

dVerse, poetry

How to Get Rich Fast

dVerse wants something SILLY, just turn on the DAILY NEWS!

It seems the whole world is SILLY!
A Plandemic, oops I mean Pandemic?
New dances like — Social Distancing, ♫♪
Sheltering in Place ♪ Quarantining the Healthy ♫
Don’t miss this tip
For what its worth,
Buy stock in toilet paper.
Get rich fast!

Just Because, opinion

Is Melatonin the answer to the corona crisis?

Melatonin is the reason why children under the age of 9 seldom exhibit severe symptoms. In fact, children may exhibit mild or even no symptoms at all, even though they have been infected by SARS-CoV-2 [73].  How significant is the difference in melatonin production between children, adults and the elderly?

For most people, peak melatonin production is between the hours of 2 am to 3 am.  The maximum melatonin levels measured in healthy adults between the ages of 65 to 70 years appeared to be around 49.3 picograms/ml (pg/ml).  Adults more than 75 years of age only have maximum production levels of 27.8 pg/ml [74].

Young children, on the other hand, have extremely high melatonin levels, compared to adults.  The maximum levels recorded for children showed a decline as age increased. Children between the ages of 1 to 5 had peak melatonin at 325 pg/ml, while those between the ages of 5 to 11 already declined to 133 pg/ml [76].

Compared to healthy adult seniors, a young child can easily have TEN TIMES the amount of peak melatonin levels.  But even then, the actual physiological concentration is extremely low. How much is one picogram, exactly?

To give you some perspective, most melatonin supplements are around 3 to 5 mg per capsule or tablet.  One milligram equals 1,000,000,000 picograms. That is why the physiological dosage generally recommended for melatonin supplementation is around 0.3 milligrams [75].

The fact that young children have such high melatonin levels explains why they show very mild symptoms after COVID-19 infections.

 

Melatonin is a potent inhibitor of NLRP3 inflammasomes.

Generally referred to as the “hormone of darkness”,  the ability of melatonin to regulate both pro- as well as anti-inflammatory cytokines in different pathophysiological conditions has only been extensively studied in the past several years.

Controlling cytokine storms is one of the major challenges in the treatment of sepsis [82].  The NLRP3 inflammasome has an interesting nickname of “Pandora’s Box for Sepsis” [83]. Yet nature provides all the solutions to difficult health challenges.

NLRP3 inflammasomes is a direct target of melatonin.  Animal models of sepsis showed melatonin’s ability to maintain mitochondrial homeostasis, reduce reactive oxygen species and lower production of proinflammatory cytokines. Melatonin was shown to inhibit NLRP3 inflammasomes in mice with myocardial septic conditions, transforming severe myocardial inflammation into milder symptoms, preventing cardiac failure, and significantly enhanced survival rates of septic mice [77, 78].

An excellent study by Volt et al (2016) showed that chronic low doses of melatonin in aged mice could prevent increase in inflammation, ROS and mitochondria impairments reflective of inflammaging [79, 80]. Volt et al. also showed that acute administration of melatonin could counteract severe inflammatory responses [81].

It is therefore not surprising to find that melatonin is able to prevent ARDS/ALI through suppression of NLRP3 inflammasomes.

In rodent acute lung injury (ALI) models, melatonin was found to markedly reduce pulmonary injury, lower infiltration of macrophages and neutrophils into lungs. Melatonin protected mice from acute lung injuries by inhibiting the activation of NLRP3 inflammasomes through the suppression of extracellular release of histones and blocking histone-induced NLRP3 inflammasome activation [84].

In rodent models of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), combined treatment of melatonin and mitochondria significantly attenuated progression of ARDS [85].

Melatonin Protects Lung Injury from Mechanical Ventilation Interventions

COVID-19 patients with ARDS/ALI often require intubation with mechanical ventilation.  Even though the intervention may help patients, in many instances, patients develop ventilator-induced lung injury as a result of mechanical ventilation [86].  In particular, high ventilation pressures and high tidal volumes required to maintain proper oxygenation and CO2 elimination can cause lung damage and impair gas exchange.

A study released on March 6, 2020 by Geng-Chin Wu et al. demonstrated that by increasing melatonin with the use of a melatonin receptor agonist, damaging effects of ventilator-induced lung injury could be prevented in rodent models [87].

The full therapeutic potential of melatonin in its ability to modulate the immune system, especially the critical function of suppressing cytokine storms to prevent progression of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and respiratory failure in infected patients was clearly demonstrated in a study by Huan]g et al. (2019).  Huang et al. infected rodents with the highly lethal and infectious H1N1 influenza A virus. Co-treatment of these infected rodents with melatonin and an antiviral drug significantly increased their survival rates compared to mice treated only with antivirals alone [88]!

It is no wonder that none of the pregnant mothers infected by COVID-19  admitted to Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, China,  developed severe pneumonia or died; nor were their babies infected by COVID-19 [89]. Why?

Melatonin secretion in the third trimester of pregnancy is more than doubled compared to the first trimester.

COVID-19, Pneumonia & Inflammasomes – The Melatonin Connection