Paranoid health loons now claim SHOWERING is bad for you


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Now, suddenly, after centuries of evolution, humans who wish to cleanse their bodies of potentially infectious substances are overdoing it and actually harming themselves in the process.

Yes, the daily shower has now been added to the long and growing list of things deemed unhealthy, unsanitary, and downright dangerous by hacks whose primary job is to fill space on someone’s blog.

As noted by someone calling themselves Josh Clark at How Stuff Works:

It’s conventional wisdom that the more you shower, the cleaner you are. Lathering up with a healthy dose of soap and washing it off with a nice stream of hot water should kill any germs on your skin. Studies by medical researchers have shown quite the opposite, however. Using plain old soap (as opposed to antimicrobial or antibacterial soap) doesn’t kill skin-borne bacteria. It actually disturbs microcolonies of skin flora and fauna, transferring them to the surrounding environment — like your shower, for instance. For this reason, surgical teams and patients are generally restricted from showering immediately before entering an operating room.

The writer cites this source from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Journal of Emerging Infectious Diseases, but there is no headline for this particular edition readily indicating the research he references. Maybe it’s buried in one of the articles and if that’s the case, Clark should have linked to that particular piece of research specifically.

He goes on to write this in the very next paragraph: “Still, showering regularly is recommended for good personal hygiene,” and, “Showering too much, however, can have a potentially damaging effect on your skin.”

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So, which is it? 

The point is this: The research and the article don’t pass the (ahem) smell test.

Think about it. If showering were so doggone unhealthy, how come there isn’t more disease and pestilence in the world, and especially the first world, where daily showering and bathing is routine?

Also, what is “too much showering?” Once per day? Once per week? Twice a day? 

If the research being cited above were accurate, wouldn’t people constantly be sick, just from stepping into their shower? 

Some people keep their shower stalls immaculate while others let theirs go for months before cleaning them up; what’s the sickness ratio between clean shower stalls and dirty ones, 1:10? 1:200? 1:1,000? (Related: Shower filters head off water contaminants.)

The article goes onto state that not only is it unhealthy, generally speaking, to shower “often,” people add to their unhealthy hygiene behavior by drying off with a towel. 

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Another problem related to showering too often is the use of a towel to dry off. While rubbing yourself dry with a towel is common practice, it’s also a damaging one for your skin. Air drying is the optimal way to dry off following a shower, but if you don’t have time to wait for evaporation or don’t like tracking bathwater throughout your house, you can still use a towel. Just make sure it’s a soft one and use a gentle patting motion to absorb water.

So again — which is it? You can use a towel…or you can’t? 

And aren’t all towels “soft” and “gentle?” Do people use sandpaper to dry off with after a harmful, skin-endangering shower? Air-drying probably is a good thing, but is it really a better way to dry off than using a towel? 

There’s just an awful lot of “maybes” and “perhaps” and “possiblys” in this story. No hard-and-fast conclusions.

The fact is there is more disease in parts of the world where inhabitants don’t have the ability to wash regularly, where there is no access to any soap or clean water. That has been proven in numerous studies for decades.

Why now, all of a sudden, it’s “unhealthy” to take a daily shower, then use — egads! — a towel to dry off with, makes no sense.

Read Stupid.news for more examples of stupid ideas from stupid people.

J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for NaturalNews.com and NewsTarget.com, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.

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FAKE hate crimes galore: Muslim girl fabricated claim of being attacked for her religion, police now confirm; faces charges


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An alleged hate crime in suburban Washington, D.C., that made national headlines apparently has turned out to be a hoax.

A 13-year-old girl in Woodbridge, Va., claimed that a man confronted her on the street earlier this month, brandished a knife. He pulled off her hijab and covered her mouth with his hand to prevent her from summoning help. The assailant also called her a terrorist, according to the teen, WUSA9 reported.

After an investigation, detectives determined that she made up the story, the AP reported.

Prince William County police said in a statement…that further investigation into the girl’s report revealed “no altercation had occurred.”

Authorities charged the teen with knowingly filing a false police report. The case will be heard in juvenile court.

In another high-profile incident that received quite a bit of news media attention, an 11-year-old girl in Toronto, Ontario, claimed in January that a man accosted her on the way to school and cut her hijab with a pair of scissors. Canadian politicians from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on down condemned the incident. Toronto police investigated and subsequently determined that the encounter did not happen. Cops decided against filing any charges, however. The girl’s family thanked everyone for their support, said they were deeply sorry, and apologized to “every Canadian,” CTV News reported. They also admitted that like everyone else, they assumed the youngster’s story was true.

Given the way the media covers these disturbing events, it is probably understandable that many accept their validity at face value. In a summary of 2016 fake hate crimes, Natural News observed that pushing fake crime stories could constitute one of the media’s most heinous transgressions. Hate crime hoaxes also have the effect of diverting police resources from investigating real hate crimes.

According to Health Ranger Mike Adams, the founding editor of Natural News, there are far more hate crime hoaxes than actual hate crimes occurring in America, but the unhinged, anti-Trump fakestream media is incapable — or unwilling — to distinguish between the two.

Along those lines, various media outlets have claimed that a surge in hate crimes has occurred since U.S. voters ushered in the Trump administration, but various publicized incidents have turned out to be fake and sometimes orchestrated by the alleged victims themselves. Typically, there is disproportionate coverage of the allegations as opposed to any follow-up corrections. (Related: Read more about media malpractice when it comes to hate crime allegations and other issues at LiberalMob.com.)

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Tory-linked Activate risks legal action over ‘libelous’ claim Corbyn met with Assad 2 years ago

In a YouTube video claiming Corbyn has backed extremists since 1983, the group said: “In 2013 President Assad of Syria launched a chemical weapons attack on his own people.” It adds: “In 2016 Jeremy Corbyn visited Assad in an event funded by Palestinian Lobbyists.”

Their association of Corbyn with Assad comes as the Syrian leader faces accusations of having ordered a chemical weapons attack against civilians in Douma, East Ghouta.

While Assad vehemently denies the allegations, NATO deems him responsible for the reported death of 70 people on April 7.

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Youth organization Activate, which has been widely ridiculed by the public over its repeated gaffes, not only got the date of Corbyn’s Syrian visit wrong by almost a decade, but also failed to mention that when he did in fact go to Syria, it was as part of a pro-Palestinian group chaired by a Tory.

Corbyn went to Syria in 2009 – two years before the civil war erupted – as part of the Palestinian Return Centre, chaired by Conservative peer Lord Sheikh. Sheikh also reportedly thanked Assad for housing more than half a million Palestinians since Israel was founded in 1948.

Activate made no reference to reports of nine Conservative MPs who had received hospitality from the Syrian president since 2003, and who opposed UK airstrikes in Syria in 2013. Corbyn supporters are now calling for him to sue Activate over its allegations.

Activate was founded by Tory activists in a bid to imitate the success of Labour-supporting grassroots organization Momentum. But while the latter boasts a following of 99,500 people on Twitter and a reported membership of 40,000, Activate, whose exact leadership remains obscure, has only 12,300 followers and a reported membership of 1,000.

The Tory group has been floundering since it was founded. Its chairman faced criticism when he said at the group’s launch: “It’s amazing what a response Tommy Robinson and Britain First get on Facebook, how they engage people,” while its first attempts at anti-Corbyn memes were met with widespread derision.

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Ties too strong: Turkey dismisses Macron claim that Ankara and Moscow ‘separated’ over Syria strikes

Macron on Sunday defended his decision to use military force together with the US and the UK against Syria. The pretext for the Friday night attack was the claim that Damascus used chemical weapons against civilians in the capital’s suburb of Douma a week prior to the Western raids.

Among other things, the French president claimed that the operation drove Turkey and Russia apart. “With those strikes we have separated the Russians and the Turks on this. The Turks condemned the chemical weapons,” he told the BFM television channel.

He failed to note, however, that Turkey, Russia and Iran have been at the forefront of a process aimed at ending the seven-year war in Syria, which included the establishing of ceasefire zones. The steps have promoted negotiations between various Syrian forces and are helping a wider resolution of the conflict under the UN aegis in Geneva.

Macron’s assertion was rebuked on Monday by senior officials in Turkey. Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said his country didn’t side with either participant in the latest Syrian escalation.

“Turkey’s Syria policy isn’t to stand with or against any country. There is no change to the policy Turkey has been carrying out,” Bozdag told reporters during a visit to Qatar.

Similar remarks came from Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, who said Turkey’s ties with Russia were “too strong” for Macron to break apart.

“The French president said Turkey and Russia have been separated because of the airstrikes. This is not true. We have differences of opinion, but our relations with Russia are too strong for the French president to sever,” he assured.

Cavusoglu, who was hosting visiting NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, said Ankara didn’t see having good relations with Moscow as detrimental to having good relations with NATO, Paris or Washington. “I would suggest that Macron was more serious on such issues,” Cavusoglu added.

The Kremlin too denied feeling separated from the Turkish government after the US-led airstrikes. “The differences that Moscow and Ankara have on some issues are not secret. But we continue to discuss our differences and they in no way affect our comprehensive cooperation and joint projects in the economy and other areas,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday.

The airstrikes against targets in Syria, which the US and its allies claimed had been used to produce and deploy chemical weapons, were conducted with no UN mandate. Macron claimed that since three of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council were participating, the decision was legitimate enough. The two other members, Russia and China, condemned the operation.

Macron as well as his counterparts – US President Donald Trump and UK Prime Minister Theresa May – have been accused by some critics of overstepping their authority in ordering the strikes.

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AP Repeats Discredited Claim Scalise Was Speaker for White Supremacist Group

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Syria invites OPCW to send fact-finding team to Douma over chemical weapons claim

Syria’s Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said it has sent an official invitation to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for a fact-finding mission to visit Douma, SANA reported on Tuesday. The team could investigate claims related to the alleged use of chemical weapons. In response to “the false allegations made by some Western states,” Damascus sent an official invitation via its permanent mission at The Hague to the OPCW, the ministry said. Syria reiterated its condemnation of any use of chemical weapons “by anyone and under any circumstances and anywhere.” A source in the ministry said the country affirms its commitment to cooperating with the OPCW to uncover the truth about “the claims being promoted by some Western sides to justify their hostile intentions and political goals.”

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How They Do It–Netanyahu assails Rouhani’s claim that Israel is supporting terrorists in Syria as ‘absurd’

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Here’s Why The Claim That Two Israeli F-35 Stealth Jets Entered Iranian Airspace Does Not Make Any Sense

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Intolerant leftists now claim SCIENCE is racist because too many whites practice it


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Anti-white racism is alive and well at the University of Colorado Denver, where two faculty members recently published an inflammatory essay that claims science is inherently racist against “people of color” because the bulk of it was forged by people of non-color, a.k.a. white people.

Cheryl E. Matias and Paul T. Le apparently believe that science as we currently know it is completely framed around “whiteness,” and that its perpetuation is contributing to the furtherance of “white ideology,” which they see as evil. All of this “white” science must thus be stamped out, they say, because any positive achievements by white people automatically equate to “white supremacy” in their minds.

Entitled “Towards a truer multicultural science education: how whiteness impacts science education,” the paper basically reads like a bigoted hate fest against people with fair skin, though covered in a thin veneer of academic-sounding verbiage. And yet, at its core, it represents little more than a racist manifesto against white people that aims to eliminate all white achievement from the field of science.

It claims, for instance, that “whites” are at “the apex of the racial hierarchy,” and that because of this “whiteness” has become “normalized” – which to Matias and Le is “troubling.” Further, it accuses the entire peer review process and the consistent methods and methodologies through which science is conducted of also being “racist.”

“This way of knowing science in the absence of other ways of knowing only furthers whiteness and White supremacy through power and control of science knowledge,” the paper reads. “As a result, our students of Color are victims of deculturization, and their own worldviews are invalidated, such as described by Ladson-Billings.” (See more example of left-wing anti-science stupidity at ScienceClowns.com.)

Europeans and North Americans responsible for 97 percent of noteworthy achievements

Even efforts by whites to go against their own interests and maintain an ethos of “colorblindness” is criticized in the paper, and also accused of being a “form of racism.” To Matias and Le, the only remedy is to completely remove all whiteness from science and start over from scratch, which they apparently fail to realize would literally plunge Western civilization back into the stone age.

That’s because the vast majority of scientific achievements throughout history are a product of white ingenuity and intellect. In his book Human Accomplishment, Charles Murray explains how an overwhelming 72 percent of noteworthy achievements throughout history all occurred in one of four countries, all of which are predominantly white: Great Britain, France, Germany, and Italy.

If you add in Russia and The Netherlands, that percentage jumps to 80 percent, suggesting that almost everything that modern civilizations take for granted is a product of white people. And if you go down the list beyond these “Big Six,” the other 20 remaining percent of scientific achievements all came from white countries, including Hungary, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, the Balkans, Norway, Portugal, Finland, Slovakia, and Iceland.

Even colleges and universities, as we’ve previously pointed out here at Natural News, are an invention of white people – which means that Matias and Le are actually guilty of culturally appropriating white culture simply by teaching and trying to participate in the academic process.

Keep in mind that this isn’t Matias’s first anti-white rodeo. The racist “academic” has also compared “whiteness” to a “disease,” and is working as hard as she can to “dismantle whiteness from education” here in the United States. She’s even published an anti-white book called Feeling White: Whiteness, Emotionality, and Education that further demonizes white people simply for being white.

To keep up with the latest lunatic behavior at America’s college and university campuses, be sure to visit CampusInsanity.com or LeftCult.com.

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InformationLiberation.com

CampusReform.org

NaturalNews.com

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USA Today Clings to Gun-Control March’s False 800,000 Crowd-Size Claim

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