Medical Powers That Be pulling the wool over our eyes re: Can the flu shot make you sick?

Originally posted on Kvetch and Whine:

Just got my flu shot today, and I IMMEDIATELY felt pain from the injection site down my arm.  Over the next few hours, the pain became so intense, I had to take 600 mg of ibuprofen to quell it, and thankfully, it got rid of most of the pain.  Unfortunately, during that time, I also come down with a headache, congested nose and sore throat.  Yes, the flu shot CAN make you sick, I don’t care what the CDC or drug companies say.  The CDC has largely discredited itself during the Ebola debacle, and drug companies are out to make $$; they are not interested in whether some people – and it’s too many at this point – are actually getting sick from their vaccines.

I have been reading many people’s comments on the Internet about their experiences after having gotten the 2013 and 2014 flu shots, and it’s been…

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Medical Powers That Be pulling the wool over our eyes re: Can the flu shot make you sick?

Just got my flu shot today, and I IMMEDIATELY felt pain from the injection site down my arm.  Over the next few hours, the pain became so intense, I had to take 600 mg of ibuprofen to quell it, and thankfully, it got rid of most of the pain.  Unfortunately, during that time, I also come down with a headache, congested nose and sore throat.  Yes, the flu shot CAN make you sick, I don’t care what the CDC or drug companies say.  The CDC has largely discredited itself during the Ebola debacle, and drug companies are out to make $$; they are not interested in whether some people – and it’s too many at this point – are actually getting sick from their vaccines.

I have been reading many people’s comments on the Internet about their experiences after having gotten the 2013 and 2014 flu shots, and it’s been rather alarming.  Some do indeed seem to be allergy-related, but hey, even if the reactions are allergy-related, the medical PTB need to pay attention to this and build certain safeguards into their vaccination systems.  Many people are indeed complaining they’ve been sick for months; this can’t be a coincidence, and these cases need to be looked into and studied to disclose the reason why and hopefully prevent this happening in future.

Ray Rice Should Be in Jail, and Janay Rice Needs Her Head Shrunken

   Am I missing something here?  OK, understand the guy has millions, but is it worth prostituting yourself for, and putting yourself (and your children) in harm’s way for all that money?  Hey, Janay: go out and either get your own job, or train to do something worthwhile so you can.  A woman should NEVER be so vulnerable so as not to be able to make a living to support herself (and her children if she’s got ‘em).  She may think she’s Miss Rich Lady, but if she stays with this poor excuse for a human being, she’ll soon be Miss Dead Lady.  And you can’t spend those millions from the grave, dear.

And what’s wrong w/our twisted society, that a turd like Ray Rice isn’t in the lockup for knocking his then fiancee unconscious? So effing what that he’s a football player!  Any average guy would already be in jail – unless he had an idiot wife like Janay defending him.  Geez: they both deserve to be smacked, and I’m not sure which one deserves it more!!!

Outrageous scores in ladies’ Olympic figure skating finals at Sochi

When did the beautiful, graceful sport of figure skating – historically, ballet on ice – become acrobatics on ice?  Commentator Scott Hamilton commented on the fact that Adelina Sotnikova, the gold medalist, used the fairly new rating system to her advantage, by excuting umpteen triple jumps successfully throughout her program.  But compared to skaters like Yun Ah Kim, Julia Lipnitskaya, Carolina Kostner and Gracie Gold, she was an ungraceful cow!  Under no circumstances should a medal be awarded to anyone, I don’t care how many triple jumps he or she lands, who isn’t graceful and beautiful in execution.  It’s a complete travesty.  Because graceless jumping machines get preference over those who want to make their skating beautiful, I don’t even like watching anymore.  If I want to watch jumping and twisting in the air, I’ll watch gymnastics.

Martin Bashir was a victim of reverse political correctness

Just have to say that Martin Bashir was absolutely right about Sarah Palin: she’s a know-nothing dunce, and the Teabaggers don’t have the sense to see that by aligning themselves with her, they makes themselves look dumber than they are (if that’s possible).  I agree with various opinions I’ve read online that MSNBC has really missed the mark this time.  They’re supposed to be the FOX antidote, and by firing Mr. Bashir, they’ve played right into their hands.  It’s disgusting.  The network should have stood behind Mr. Bashir, proudly proclaiming, “He was right; and if you don’t like it, tough!”  That’s what those dunces over at FOX do.  I supposed TPTB over at MSNBC just didn’t want to lower themselves to FOX’s level.

Designer bags should be for all

I see that NY Councilwoman Margaret Chin wants to make it illegal to buy those knockoff designer handbags sold clandestinely in Chinatown.  I think it’s deplorable and inexcusable that in most (or perhaps all) cases, these bags are manufactured in China in factories where workers, sometimes children, are paid as low an amount as $60. a year to make them, probably in deplorable conditions.  Having said that. I think it’s discrimination by the haves of the have-nots to thusly prevent the average woman from being able to buy the closest most will ever get to a designer handbag.  When designers price their handbags so at least most of us can afford them, I, too, will stop buying knockoffs.  But most are so without the realm of reality pricewise, I just don’t think the designers DESERVE their missing profits!!! Why does an Hermes bag need to cost $15,000.?  It’s obscene.

Seth MacFarlane is NOT funny…

Anyone who thinks Seth MacFarlane’s homophobic, xenophobic, anti-women and anti-Semitic so-called “jokes” were funny last night on the 85th Oscars show/presentation should watch really funny   comedians/people to see what real humor is, like Henny Youngman, Myron Cohen, the Marx Bros., old and new TV shows with good writing, like All In The Family and Big Bang Theory.  MacFarlane is a no-talent jerk, who should not be paid a dime for his lack of talent.  The biggest problem I have with his tasteless jokes are they feed into narrow-minded bigoted people’s beliefs.  I mean, there are really people who believe Hollywood is controlled by Jews; hell, there are people who believe there is a secret Jewish plot to control the world (maybe if there were, the world would be a better place…just joking!).  Many people understand that he was just “joking;” I knew (or rather hoped) he was joking, but was still offended by his humor.  It’s not a question of “political correctness;” it’s a question of respect.  There are clever ways to be funny without making jokes at people’s expense..  If one can’t be funny in a truly clever but respectful way, get off the stage and make room for really talented comedians who can.

By the way: anyone who thinks it’s easy to learn a foreign language well enough to work in it like Penelope Cruz or Salma Hayek outta try and do it, and see if you can speak so that the native speakers of that language think you are intelligible in their language and won’t laugh at your pronunciation.  I say, kudos to these women for doing just that.

You wanna complain about people sounding abominable in another language: listen to Mayor Bloomberg trying to speak Spanish; it’s pure torture!  Make it stop!!!