Do you personally know any antivaxxers, essential oilists, or flat earthers?

Lug

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May 3, 2017
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My sister in laws family, both vaccines and oils. All go to highly mystical fundamentalist church and all into MLM.

They are at once extraordinarily bizarre and boring.

Here in SF we have neighbor friends that refuse to let their kid go to a really good public school because it’s too close to the cell phone tower.
 
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couchlock

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I believe everything we believe is the truth. If someone 100% believes in essential oils as a cure for cancer then you better believe their cancer will get cured. Ever hear of the placebo effect? It's real. Our minds are very powerful.

I have an uncle who cured his cancer by eating some damn apricot kernels for crying out loud.

I think we have the power to control our own lives in any way imaginable. But we are brainwashed through media, schools, and advertisements our whole lives that it constrains our minds.

I've been listening to specific subliminals every night with head phones when going to sleep and yes when you start to believe certain shit whole heatedly it becomes reality.
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I believe everything we believe is the truth. If someone 100% believes in essential oils as a cure for cancer then you better believe their cancer will get cured. Ever hear of the placebo effect? It's real. Our minds are very powerful.

I have an uncle who cured his cancer by eating some damn apricot kernels for crying out loud.

I think we have the power to control our own lives in any way imaginable. But we are brainwashed through media, schools, and advertisements our whole lives that it constrains our minds.

I've been listening to specific subliminals every night with head phones when going to sleep and yes when you start to believe certain shit whole heatedly it becomes reality.
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Rev. Johnny Vegas

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I believe everything we believe is the truth. If someone 100% believes in essential oils as a cure for cancer then you better believe their cancer will get cured. Ever hear of the placebo effect? It's real. Our minds are very powerful.

I have an uncle who cured his cancer by eating some damn apricot kernels for crying out loud.

I think we have the power to control our own lives in any way imaginable. But we are brainwashed through media, schools, and advertisements our whole lives that it constrains our minds.

I've been listening to specific subliminals every night with head phones when going to sleep and yes when you start to believe certain shit whole heatedly it becomes reality.
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I believe everything we believe is the truth. If someone 100% believes in essential oils as a cure for cancer then you better believe their cancer will get cured. Ever hear of the placebo effect? It's real. Our minds are very powerful.

I have an uncle who cured his cancer by eating some damn apricot kernels for crying out loud.

I think we have the power to control our own lives in any way imaginable. But we are brainwashed through media, schools, and advertisements our whole lives that it constrains our minds.

I've been listening to specific subliminals every night with head phones when going to sleep and yes when you start to believe certain shit whole heatedly it becomes reality.
one of the most brilliant minds of our time, Steve Jobs, believed he could beat cancer just by taking holistic remedies and believing it was mind over body...

that ended well.
 

GlassUser

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Oct 26, 2003
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I have an uncle who cured his cancer by eating some damn apricot kernels for crying out loud.
There is something to be said for fruit seeds and cancer prevention. There's lots of concentrated good stuff in them. Some (most?) of the components of chemotherapy are extracted from periwinkle fruits. Of course they extract, concentrate, and process them to get the stuff that's needed to treat an acute medical condition. So I'm not going to try to cure my stage four pancreatic cancer by eating ten pounds of cactus a day.

I guess my point is that there's a lot to be said for some of this "natural" crap for daily maintenance, prevention, and reducing risks. It just doesn't take the place of medical screening, diagnosis, and treatment. But don't let the crackpots completely turn you off to the natural stuff.
 
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Tenny

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Oct 4, 2005
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Ex-Wife's cousin was super into the essential oils. She would bring some over whenever she visited. Ex-Wife had some, not sure if they were given to her or she bought them. I said something along the lines of they smell good and that's about the only thing they do.

I have a friend who is a constant flat-earth troll. Trying to convince everyone the earth is flat just to annoy people. He sends us chat logs all the time... kinda funny. At one point he even had a flat earth printed pictures on his desk at work... which is pretty funny since he is a contractor at nasa.
 
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Dylith

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Or you can just delete it and see how much better life is without.
I didnt use facebook until grad school to coordinate with my fellow classmates, so I am well aware of what life is like without it. I find it incredibly useful now though. I enjoy seeing pictures of my friends and loved ones. I value the events functions, and I follow a lot of news sources allowing it to act as a mini rss feed. Facebook is just a tool. When there are things on it I dont like such as a former classmates constantly pushing essential oils, i change the way I use that tool vis a vis them and snooze them. :dunno:
 
Or you can just delete it and see how much better life is without.
Facebook is full of guns and interesting history groups. They can have my data :rofl: As if someone is looking to market to a consumer with my profile :rofl:
 

Rev. Johnny Vegas

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I didnt use facebook until grad school to coordinate with my fellow classmates, so I am well aware of what life is like without it. I find it incredibly useful now though. I enjoy seeing pictures of my friends and loved ones. I value the events functions, and I follow a lot of news sources allowing it to act as a mini rss feed. Facebook is just a tool. When there are things on it I dont like such as a former classmates constantly pushing essential oils, i change the way I use that tool vis a vis them and snooze them. :dunno:

Like you, I didn't use FB until I was in graduate school, at it was a useful tool, and it was (briefly) fun to reconnect with high school friends, etc. But between the massive amounts of proven disinformation and the massive security risks from FB, having an FB account in 2019 is stupid.
 

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