A New Blog: I plan to go back to basics in the offing. I will keep this blog to cover matters that have me trekking over various pathways. I do want however to get back to the original trail I was on.
It seems what happened to me was I planned to walk the Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James) taking the Camino Frances but upon arriving at St. Jean-Pied-du-Port as intended I decided to take a look at Biarritz which lasted a while and then got caught up in the Basque Country, did not want to miss the bull run at Pamplona, and at times found myself on the Camino del Norte, only occasionally going back to my original walk.
Having recognized I erred, I will return to my original intention with a new blog I plan to create that will only involve matters relating to Whitey Bulger and the Boston Gangsters. Those interested in just that subject are welcome there. It will only be for gangster matters. Comments on other things will not be accepted.
I will keep you posted on it when it is up and ready. One of the first stories will be about the made-up story about dressing as rabbis these gangsters throw around. I will write about the numerous provable lies they tell.
Johnson and Johnson Vaccine – Are you as confused over the story relating to the J & J vaccine as I am? The distribution was paused because six women out of almost 8 million vaccinated folk suffered severe brain blood clots and one had died. The medical term for the problem is: thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS). The pause has been lifted after it was learned the true numbers were “15 cases of blood clotting complications known to be associated with the vaccine, including three deaths. Seven of these patients remain hospitalized while five have been discharged.”
Of the eight million folks vaccinated those affected were 13 women 18 – 49 years old and 2 women 50 years of age or over. Now to administer the vaccine a warning must be given that on exceedingly rare occasions a blood clot may develop.
My confusion comes because the weeklong delay did little to change the knowledge about the vaccine. Why then the stop and start. I would have thought that rather than telling us the likelihood of suffering TTS was extremely rare they would explain why only women suffered from the vaccination. Isn’t that the mystery? Has there ever been a drug or vaccine that damaged one sex and not the other?
The J&J vaccine can now be given with a warning. Why not with an option to have another vaccine especially for women? I never knew what good warnings serve just like I never knew when you are going for medical procedure you are asked to sign documents giving your approval when you know if you do not sign you will not get the procedure.
Catholic Church: Unfortunately, like the United States the Catholic Church has its radicals who are causing a split. There’s great unhappiness with Pope Francis. I believe many would prefer Pope Trump. But Pope Francis in not only getting it from these Trump Catholics (sort of an oxymoron) but also from the liberal side.
It seems the German bishops fed up with “revelations of priestly sexual abuse and episcopal cover-up” established the Synodal Path to discuss a range of contemporary theological and organizational questions and have expanded it to the questioning of the Church’s teachings on homosexuality and women’s ordination to the priesthood. There is great worry that a 21st century formal schism is about to take place like Luther’s 16th century “95 Thesis”.