Alpacas…More Warmth, Less Itch

We have several alpaca farms sprouting up in our area and I thought I’d find some amazing facts to share about them.

There are two breeds of alpacas, the huacaya and the suri. The huacaya have fluffy hair, much like a teddy bear. The suri have long wavy hair that hangs off its body.

Alpacas have soft pads on the bottom of their feet which don’t dig into the ground like the hooves of a horse or a cow.

Much like llamas, alpacas are known to spit when they’re annoyed with someone or angry with someone.

When they sit, they fold their legs under their body, which makes them very easy for transporting.

When they eat grass, they cut off the top of the plant rather than pulling it by the root. This is why many farmers use alpacas like a lawnmower.

Alpacas use their tail to express their feelings towards one another. If they don’t like something they will move it back and forth. If it’s being submissive, it will move its tail over its body and crouch down.

Alpaca mothers will always have their offspring in the morning. By having their offspring in the morning, the offspring will have the whole day to dry off, begin walking around and go back to its mother for nursing before the temperatures begin to drop at night.

Female alpacas have an 11-month pregnancy period and in 90% of the cases, don’t need help in delivering their offspring.

Alpacas were domesticated by the Incas more than 6,000 years ago. They were mainly raised due to their incredible fleece. The fleece is known for its quality and elite characteristics.

Alpaca fiber is a lot like a sheep’s wool but it’s much warmer and not as itchy. It doesn’t have lanolin, which is what makes it hypoallergenic and it’s able to be processed without high temperatures or harsh chemicals.

Alpaca fiber is flame resistant and water resistant. It can wick away moisture because it has a unique ability to mimic cotton in the moisture region.

Due to their close genetic makeup, alpacas and llamas can cross breed. The offspring that they create is known as “huarizo”.

Alpacas are known for using a communal feces pile. Due to preferring to use a predetermined spot for feces, many alpacas have been successfully house trained.

When they’re breeding, the male alpaca emits a unique and throaty vocalization called “orgling.”

Alpacas can be found in many different colors such as fawn, grey, brown, black, white and any different combination of these.

Due to their small size, it only takes an acre of productive pasture to sustain as many as 8 alpacas.

Alpacas are known to be very friendly with human children and very sociable with dogs, cats, horses, donkeys, sheep and goats.

Alpacas can live to be 25 years long and they’re able to survive in almost all climates.

While content alpacas tend to hum, when an alpaca wants to show friendly behavior, it will make a clucking or clicking noise.

Alpacas need a lot less food than most other animals their size. On average, one alpaca will consume two pounds of hay each day with about a cup of any other supplemental food.

Alpacas are usually about three feet at shoulder height when full grown. Some can reach four to seven feet in length at adulthood.

Alpacas are herbivores and they have a three chambered stomach. They will mostly eat grass but some have been known to eat wood, bark, leaves and stems.

Baby alpacas are called “crias” and they can weigh up to 20 pounds at birth.

Next to mohair, alpaca fiber is considered to be the second strongest natural animal fiber.

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  1. Aw, gee……WHY??!!?? ……sigh….yes, I know why but…..enough is enough!!!!

    [Forwarded from Red.Pill.Pharmacist]
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    These weren’t found at the border. These were found in CONNECTICUT. Just before Halloween, no less. Open borders have consequences – this is just one amongst thousands. 🤬

    Derek Maltz, former DEA special operations director, warned parents to educate themselves on the nationwide fentanyl crisis after officials seized 15,000 pills disguised as candy in Connecticut.

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    1. EXCERPT: “Iran Human Rights (IHR), a monitoring group based in Oslo, Norway, said on Monday the death toll in Iran’s hijab protests is now over 75 — far higher than the Iranian government’s official count of 41.

      A video posted on Monday by London-based opposition group Iran International showed Iranian security forces savagely beating a young female protester.

      IHR said video footage and death certificates show “live ammunition is being directly fired at protesters.” The group also said riot police are beating protesters with clubs and using water cannons on them, while protesters have thrown rocks and set police cars on fire.

      In the video uploaded by Iran International, a young woman removes her headscarf and walks toward the police with her arms open, only to be immediately thrown to the ground and clubbed:”

      https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2022/09/27/over-75-killed-iran-protests-regime-thugs-brutally-beat-woman-removing-hijab/

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  2. EXCERPT: “In November 2020, a study that carefully examined 10 years’ worth of data from a pediatric practice in Oregon run by Dr. Paul Thomas was published. Five days following the publication of the study, Thomas’ license was suspended.

    A month after that, the journal decided to inform the authors that an anonymous reader had expressed some concerns about the study. This single reader’s comments that involved bad guesswork led ultimately to the journal’s decision to retract the paper, leaving the authors stunned. The authors knew that the reader’s concerns had already been addressed during peer review, and expected the journal to rule in favor of not retracting the paper. The journal editorial board knew this, too.

    The concern centered primarily on the question of whether the large differences in the number of medical visits required for attention to specific health conditions like anemia, gastroenteritis, asthma, ear infections and many others, were due to parents who did not vaccinate not showing up to their well-baby and well-child visits. Because Thomas’ license was suspended, he had to focus on his case and try to keep his life from falling apart; the medical board kept postponing the hearing, and no hearing had occurred.

    In fact, no hearing has been held to date. James Lyons-Weiler, Ph.D. suggested to Thomas that perhaps the medical board had overreached by applying a penalty without due process, a fact that Thomas then shared with his lawyer. When his lawyer wrote the medical board pointing out that Thomas had suffered a penalty without due process, they offered to reinstate his license, pending the outcome of a hearing, on the condition that he do no more research.

    This clearly shows the agenda of the medical board was not to ensure that the children in the practice were receiving good pediatric medical care. It is now clear that the singular priority of the medical board was to shut down Thomas’ practice of abiding by informed consent — as required by Oregon state law for all medical procedures — and to prevent him from sharing any additional findings from the 10 years of data that had been collected from his practice.

    New study supports earlier conclusions by Thomas

    Today, the study is revived by a second study, this time conducted by Lyons-Weiler and his medical collaborator, Dr. Russell Blaylock. In this second study, the following questions were addressed:

    1. Which group of patients adhered to the regular well-child visit better, the vaccinated patients or those who had refused vaccines?

    2. In groups of patients matched for health check visitation usage, which adverse health outcomes following vaccination differed between vaccinated patients and those who refused vaccines?

    3. After adjusting for healthcare visitations and age, do vaccines still significantly affect overall adverse health conditions in a manner independent of their interaction with healthcare visitations and age?

    4. Did older patients in the practice who stopped vaccinating experience a decrease in the adverse health outcomes that have been attributed to vaccines?

    The study results, which are found in the paper entitled “Revisiting Excess Diagnoses of Illnesses and Conditions in Children Whose Parents Provide Informed Permission to Vaccinate Them” show that the anonymous reader’s concerns were unfounded; the unvaccinated families made their well-child visits with greater frequency than the vaccinated families.

    This study, funded by the public, answers the first questions. The answer to the second question is “results vary,” but this may be due to smaller sample sizes reducing power (see the study for details). The study split the patients into high, medium and low health care visitation usage blocks, and many of the adverse health effects are seen increased in the vaccinated group of patients within these blocks (blocks are groups of patients matched on health care visitation usage).

    For the third question, the scientists found that after defining a model that included healthcare visit utilization and age, vaccines were still a significant factor that increased adverse health outcomes, many of which had previously been associated with vaccines.

    Moreover, the authors also determined that vaccines were still significant following consideration of the interaction term between vaccination status and the other model factors. Importantly, had the study authors not considered the interaction term, the results would have seemed to imply that vaccination was negatively predictive of adverse health outcomes. In the model in which vaccines, health care visits per age and the interaction term was considered, the number of vaccines was a positive significant predictor of overall adverse health.”

    More: https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/study-unvaccinated-healthier-vaccinated-kids/

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  3. From The New American:

    “Dr. Aseem Malhotra is a British cardiologist who is an internationally renowned expert in the prevention, diagnosis, and management of heart disease. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, president of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Public Health Collaboration, and an honorary council member to the Metabolic Psychiatry Clinic at Stanford University School of Medicine in California.

    A peer-reviewed paper he wrote about Covid vaccines, entitled “Curing the pandemic of misinformation on COVID-19 mRNA vaccines through real evidence-based medicine – Part 1,” was published September 26 in the Journal of Insulin Resistance.

    In the abstract to his paper, Dr. Malhotra says that there is “a greater risk of serious adverse events from the vaccines than being hospitalised from COVID-19.” He also stated, “A pause and reappraisal of global vaccination policies for COVID-19 is long overdue.” (See abstract below.)

    Dr. Malhotra will be giving a press conference Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. British time sponsored by the World Council for Health. In cooperation with the World Council for Health, The New American will be live streaming this event at 5:30 a.m. Eastern time. Please use this link:

    https://thenewamerican.com/live-wcfh-covid-2022/

    Also, we will be publishing a followup report after this conference.

    Abstract

    Background: In response to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), several new pharmaceutical agents have been administered to billions of people worldwide, including the young and healthy at little risk from the virus. Considerable leeway has been afforded in terms of the pre-clinical and clinical testing of these agents, despite an entirely novel mechanism of action and concerning biodistribution characteristics.

    Aim: To gain a better understanding of the true benefits and potential harms of the messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) coronavirus disease (COVID) vaccines.

    Methods: A narrative review of the evidence from randomised trials and real world data of the COVID mRNA products with special emphasis on BionTech/Pfizer vaccine.

    Results: In the non-elderly population the “number needed to treat” to prevent a single death runs into the thousands. Re-analysis of randomised controlled trials using the messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) technology suggests a greater risk of serious adverse events from the vaccines than being hospitalised from COVID-19. Pharmacovigilance systems and real-world safety data, coupled with plausible mechanisms of harm, are deeply concerning, especially in relation to cardiovascular safety. Mirroring a potential signal from the Pfizer Phase 3 trial, a significant rise in cardiac arrest calls to ambulances in England was seen in 2021, with similar data emerging from Israel in the 16–39-year-old age group.

    Conclusion: It cannot be said that the consent to receive these agents was fully informed, as is required ethically and legally. A pause and reappraisal of global vaccination policies for COVID-19 is long overdue.

    Contribution: This article highlights the importance of addressing metabolic health to reduce chronic disease and that insulin resistance is also a major risk factor for poor outcomes from COVID-19.

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  4. the source is fox news and their source is a book…so take with a grain of salt.
    entire article
    Fox News reports that a new book by Politico Playbook co-author Rachael Bade and Washington Post reporter Karoun Demirjian notes how key Democrat leaders feuded with each other and operated unscrupulously when attempting to impeach then President Donald Trump.

    The book profiles the maneuverings of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Select Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, and House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler.

    Interestingly, the book presents hyper-anti-Trump Jerry Nadler constantly warning that Trump was being denied due process and insisted that the methods being employed to impeach him were “unconstitutional.”

    The likely to be highly talked about revelations are presented in the book, “Unchecked: The Untold Story Behind Congress’s Botched Impeachments of Donald Trump.” The book is set to be released on October 18.

    The authors contend that in October 2019, as Democrats in the House planned to vote on a resolution regarding the structure of impeachment proceedings against President Trump, Nadler took issue with how Schiff was preparing to proceed with the impeachment without allowing due process for Trump.

    Reportedly, Nadler confronted Schiff and said: “It’s unfair, and it’s unprecedented, and it’s unconstitutional.”

    Schiff allegedly responded: “I don’t appreciate your tone. I worry you’re putting us in a box for our investigation.”

    For a time following the encounter, Speaker Nancy Pelosi “sidelined” Nadler. This greatly concerned him. According to the book, Nadler made an “effort to get back into Pelosi’s good graces,” and his “aides sucked up to her staff relentlessly,” this, despite his acknowledgment that proceeding with the impeachment as planned, was “unfair…unprecedented, and…unconstitutional.”

    Though the team’s research found that impeachment proceeds for former presidents Nixon and Johnson did grant due process to the defendant, Pelosi and Schiff refused to change course.

    The book reads: “[Pelosi] didn’t want the Judiciary panel to interview witnesses at all.”

    Nadler reportedly warned: “Stick close to the Nixon and Clinton cases,” expressing concerns about the legality of Trump’s impeachment. “You have to arm yourself against these process complaints.”

    The book notes that Pelosi and Schiff “did not take Nadler seriously.”

    Eventually, Nadler found his way back into Pelosi’s good graces, but, the book asserts, feuding between Nadler and Schiff continued throughout the impeachment proceedings.

    The book claims that Nadler repeatedly argued: “If we’re going to impeach, we need to show the country that we gave the president ample opportunity to defend himself.”

    Reportedly, Dan Goldman, Schiff’s lead counsel durng the first impeachment hearing against Trump, “scoffed at the idea.”

    According to the Fox report, tension reached a “breaking point when Schiff sent Nadler a draft of the resolution laying out the rules for impeachment, which ignored his concerns about due process for the president.”

    “These lawless HPSCI bast–ds!” one Judiciary aide said, according to the book. Another claimed: “It’s dumb. It’s illegal!”

    The book claims the last time Nadler and Schiff met, Nadler said: “They’re going to argue we don’t have due process for Trump. Why make that argument real?”

    Schiff replied harshly: “I write the rules of my committee, not you. I resent you telling me how to run my committee.”

    The book presents Pelosi as driving the impeachment issue forward in a cold, calculating manner and attempted to make the case that removing Trump from office was a “national security issue.”

    “We need to make the case more strongly that this is a national security issue,” Pelosi told her team, according to the book. “Eighty percent plus say it’s not okay for the president to ask for foreign assistance [in an election] — despite Trump asserting that he can do it. I just think we need to make this case to rural voters, evangelicals, and Republicans.”

    The book claims Pelosi used her influence to squash Republican criticisms that Trump was not treated fairly:

    “Let’s not give them any attention,” she said, according to the book. Pelosi reportedly added: “Democrats are giving Trump more rights than the Democrats had under the Clinton impeachment.”

    https://resistthemainstream.org/top-democrat-opposed-schiff-pelosi-over-unconstitutional-impeachment-of-trump/

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  5. I am adding a short daily prayer to the board. I would invite each of you, if you wish, to also add one or maybe two of your own liking. I do not want to stifle anyone but please limit yourself to one or two religious postings. here’s one I found that I liked.

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  6. EXCERPTS: “Disturbing moment gunman points weapon at Philadelphia subway passenger’s head: SEPTA cops launch probe as the Dem-led city records 750 shootings in ‘summer of mayhem’

    A gunman was seen holding a weapon to a subway passenger’s head in Philadelphia as the city continues to go through a crime wave after the ‘summer of mayhem’ which saw over 750 shootings. The disturbing video, which went viral online, shows the man wearing a black hoodie, stick up and point his gun to the head of a man waiting for a train on the platform.

    Both Philadelphia police and officials for SEPTA, the area’s transit system, told DailyMail.com the incident happened in July. A SEPTA spokesperson said that no shots were fired during the incident and no one was injured – however the harrowing footage has rocked residents in the crime-ridden city. The man, sitting on the ground in a white hat as he took a sip from a water bottle, seemed to shrug off the potential threat as a bystander recorded the incident.

    Spokespersons for both the police and transit say that no arrests have been made and the event is still under investigation.

    —————-
    It occurred during a summer in which, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, 750 shootings happened in the City of Brotherly Love, according to Philadelphia Inquirer. Just this Monday afternoon, a 19-year-old was murdered after taking 21 gunshots to the body, according to Fox29. Police have yet to make an arrest in the case.

    Like in many big cities across America, crime is up 26.5 percent in Philadelphia through September 25. Shootings and robberies are up in Philly in 2022, though homicides, rapes and assaults are down. Notably, Philadelphia’s District Attorney is the controversial Larry Krasner, who was re-elected in 2021 but has faced dubious impeachment attempts in 2022, a so-called ‘progressive’ DA.


    The stick-up occurred during a summer in which, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, 750 shootings happened in the City of Brotherly Love, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer editorial, under DA Larry Krasner (pictured)

    In June, the Democrat mayor of Philadelphia has blasted the ‘horrendous, brazen and despicable act of gun violence’ plaguing the nation after an overnight mass shooting left three dead and at least 11 injured in his city. Jim Kenney called for officials to ‘address the availability and ease of access to firearms’ in the US as a manhunt was underway for the gunmen involved in Saturday’s vile attack. Kenney, like many of his fellow Democrats, called for stricter gun laws and stronger measures to curb gun violence.”

    More: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11252303/Video-posted-Instagram-Reddit-shows-gunman-pointing-gun-head-man.html

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