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(Ars Technica)   Feds sue maker of herbal tea for not curing Covid any better than a blacklight up one's ass   (arstechnica.com) divider line
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2022-03-08 12:22:08 AM  
I think anyone who buys a $60 bottle of tea which does nothing over a free shot with proven benefits deserves to get fleeced
 
2022-03-08 4:39:01 AM  

syrynxx: I think anyone who buys a $60 bottle of tea which does nothing over a free shot with proven benefits deserves to get fleeced


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2022-03-08 4:42:46 AM  

danielscissorhands: syrynxx: I think anyone who buys a $60 bottle of tea which does nothing over a free shot with proven benefits deserves to get fleeced

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Coffee made from cat shiat beans.

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Okay, that's enough internet for today.
 
2022-03-08 4:47:53 AM  
Paid by the word.
 
2022-03-08 4:49:44 AM  

danielscissorhands: syrynxx: I think anyone who buys a $60 bottle of tea which does nothing over a free shot with proven benefits deserves to get fleeced

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Good to the last dropping
 
2022-03-08 4:50:19 AM  

erik-k: danielscissorhands: syrynxx: I think anyone who buys a $60 bottle of tea which does nothing over a free shot with proven benefits deserves to get fleeced

[Fark user image image 287x750]

Coffee made from cat shiat beans.

[Fark user image image 300x192]
Okay, that's enough internet for today.


Technically not cats. Apparently they are related to the mongoose.

And it's the world's most expensive coffee, for rich people who don't know what else to spend their money on.
 
2022-03-08 4:51:16 AM  
Why the FARK would anyone buy $60 snake oil soda off the Internet instead of believing decades of proven medical science?
 
2022-03-08 4:53:34 AM  

Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: Why the FARK would anyone buy $60 snake oil soda off the Internet instead of believing decades of proven medical science?


Yet people buy CBD.  Go figure.  (I have even seen people claim it cures Covid)
 
2022-03-08 4:56:39 AM  

danielscissorhands: Technically not cats. Apparently they are related to the mongoose.


Technically cats are mongoose, mongooses, mongeese? Regardless, all part of the weasel family.
 
2022-03-08 5:00:53 AM  
I'm a maintenance technician in the herbal tea business these days.  Our product mostly tastes good, we mostly keep the nonsense claims on the box in the harmless-but-you're-a-farking-moron-if-you-believe-these-claims territory, and we all go home smelling good.

Sourcing and material quality are our biggest issues right now. When you're operating a machine that can make 350+ bags a minute having the ginger or chamomile be cut improperly or too "fluffy" can fark up everything.  We've been working over the last ten years to remove suppliers from our purchasing chain and work directly with farms and that's having a lot of good results.

No tea is going to make you immune to Covid unless it's arsenic tea. Then you're immune to everything, including cellular activity.
 
2022-03-08 5:06:02 AM  

fredmcmurray: danielscissorhands: Technically not cats. Apparently they are related to the mongoose.

Technically cats are mongoose, mongooses, mongeese? Regardless, all part of the weasel family.


I looked it up. Cats and Mongoose/geese share an ancient ancestor. But Civet Cats are closely related to the Mongoose.

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2022-03-08 5:09:07 AM  

danielscissorhands: erik-k: danielscissorhands: syrynxx: I think anyone who buys a $60 bottle of tea which does nothing over a free shot with proven benefits deserves to get fleeced

[Fark user image image 287x750]

Coffee made from cat shiat beans.

[Fark user image image 300x192]
Okay, that's enough internet for today.

Technically not cats. Apparently they are related to the mongoose.

And it's the world's most expensive coffee, for rich people who don't know what else to spend their money on.


Sod that. If I'm going to spend extra money on coffee I'm getting this.

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One opinion I didn't expect to hold is that I think the world's best coffee is grown in the United States.
 
2022-03-08 5:13:08 AM  
What's with all this government regulation?  Why can't consumers exercise their freedom to do their own research on this product and make their own choice whether to use it? I believe that's a constitutional right.  Just more big government telling us what we can't put in our bodies and infringing on the free speech rights of the tea peddler.
/s
 
2022-03-08 5:30:28 AM  
Yet they'll change the definition of vaccine for the big co's BS to slide?
 
2022-03-08 5:33:30 AM  
Feds say the herbal tea is "nothing more than snake oil"

Wait, so it's not even tea?
 
2022-03-08 5:34:24 AM  

fredmcmurray: danielscissorhands: Technically not cats. Apparently they are related to the mongoose.

Technically cats are mongoose, mongooses, mongeese? Regardless, all part of the weasel family.


Mongoosen.
 
2022-03-08 5:39:57 AM  

Gordon Bennett: danielscissorhands: erik-k: danielscissorhands: syrynxx: I think anyone who buys a $60 bottle of tea which does nothing over a free shot with proven benefits deserves to get fleeced

[Fark user image image 287x750]

Coffee made from cat shiat beans.

[Fark user image image 300x192]
Okay, that's enough internet for today.

Technically not cats. Apparently they are related to the mongoose.

And it's the world's most expensive coffee, for rich people who don't know what else to spend their money on.

Sod that. If I'm going to spend extra money on coffee I'm getting this.

[Fark user image image 850x850]

One opinion I didn't expect to hold is that I think the world's best coffee is grown in the United States.


Did you know that the best tasting donkey balls in the world are from Hawaii?

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2022-03-08 5:50:27 AM  

danielscissorhands: fredmcmurray: danielscissorhands: Technically not cats. Apparently they are related to the mongoose.

Technically cats are mongoose, mongooses, mongeese? Regardless, all part of the weasel family.

I looked it up. Cats and Mongoose/geese share an ancient ancestor. But Civet Cats are closely related to the Mongoose.

Themoreyouknow.jpg


I separate the world into cats and dogs, since Carnivora splits into suborders of, well, cats and dogs. Weasels, mongoose, and cats seem related to me. Dogs, wolves, and sea lions seem related to me. The odd one out is the skunk... it's a dog.
 
2022-03-08 6:36:59 AM  

danielscissorhands: syrynxx: I think anyone who buys a $60 bottle of tea which does nothing over a free shot with proven benefits deserves to get fleeced

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That's why the break room coffee always tastes like shiat.
 
2022-03-08 6:42:42 AM  

fredmcmurray: danielscissorhands: fredmcmurray: danielscissorhands: Technically not cats. Apparently they are related to the mongoose.

Technically cats are mongoose, mongooses, mongeese? Regardless, all part of the weasel family.

I looked it up. Cats and Mongoose/geese share an ancient ancestor. But Civet Cats are closely related to the Mongoose.

Themoreyouknow.jpg

I separate the world into cats and dogs, since Carnivora splits into suborders of, well, cats and dogs. Weasels, mongoose, and cats seem related to me. Dogs, wolves, and sea lions seem related to me. The odd one out is the skunk... it's a dog.


Skunks are definitely dogs. Except when they freak out and spray. That's a "cat" move
 
2022-03-08 6:43:07 AM  

fredmcmurray: danielscissorhands: Technically not cats. Apparently they are related to the mongoose.

Technically cats are mongoose, mongooses, mongeese? Regardless, all part of the weasel family.


But at that point you're including hyenas and one step below "it's a carnivorous mammal".
 
2022-03-08 7:48:57 AM  
Wha...t?? Ugh.

**removes backlight from ass**
 
2022-03-08 7:58:17 AM  

Gordon Bennett: danielscissorhands: erik-k: danielscissorhands: syrynxx: I think anyone who buys a $60 bottle of tea which does nothing over a free shot with proven benefits deserves to get fleeced

[Fark user image image 287x750]

Coffee made from cat shiat beans.

[Fark user image image 300x192]
Okay, that's enough internet for today.

Technically not cats. Apparently they are related to the mongoose.

And it's the world's most expensive coffee, for rich people who don't know what else to spend their money on.

Sod that. If I'm going to spend extra money on coffee I'm getting this.

[Fark user image 850x850]

One opinion I didn't expect to hold is that I think the world's best coffee is grown in the United States.


I have 100% Kona every morning.   Roasted fresh not more than a few days earlier (I purchase the green beans direct from the producer).
 
2022-03-08 8:00:21 AM  

rnatalie: Gordon Bennett: danielscissorhands: erik-k: danielscissorhands: syrynxx: I think anyone who buys a $60 bottle of tea which does nothing over a free shot with proven benefits deserves to get fleeced

[Fark user image image 287x750]

Coffee made from cat shiat beans.

[Fark user image image 300x192]
Okay, that's enough internet for today.

Technically not cats. Apparently they are related to the mongoose.

And it's the world's most expensive coffee, for rich people who don't know what else to spend their money on.

Sod that. If I'm going to spend extra money on coffee I'm getting this.

[Fark user image 850x850]

One opinion I didn't expect to hold is that I think the world's best coffee is grown in the United States.

I have 100% Kona every morning.   Roasted fresh not more than a few days earlier (I purchase the green beans direct from the producer).


And you haven't invited me to have some with you?  And here I thought we were frien- uh, Internet strangers.
 
2022-03-08 8:14:59 AM  
Oh...the light in my ass was to cure COVID?  This is awkward...I had been screwing a bulb into my ass so my wife could put on stilettos and crush the bulb into my anus (while I'm laying on my stomach) kind of like the Pixar logo.

No idea about the COVID thing.
 
2022-03-08 8:23:46 AM  
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2022-03-08 8:39:03 AM  
Well... Prevent? Maybe, depending on the full ingredients list, it could help boost your immune system. Cure? You know if you come up with something that can cure a virus other than time and your immune system and you are selling it for 60 bucks a bottle you are waaaay underpricing your product. 
Modern science has been trying to find ways to cure, read eliminate all traces of the virus, for humans for like forever and have failed to do so. If it works register that shiat and become stupidly wealthy overnight man.
Lastly I find it dubious abt best that anyone going by the name "Busta Sinclair" has the background to conduct a clinical trial even one with only 15 members, (Buwahahahahahahahahahaha *gasp* hahahahahahahahah.)
 
2022-03-08 8:39:04 AM  
HEADON! Apply directly to the forehead!
Youtube f_SwD7RveNE
 
2022-03-08 8:48:22 AM  

danielscissorhands: erik-k: danielscissorhands: syrynxx: I think anyone who buys a $60 bottle of tea which does nothing over a free shot with proven benefits deserves to get fleeced

[Fark user image image 287x750]

Coffee made from cat shiat beans.

[Fark user image image 300x192]
Okay, that's enough internet for today.

Technically not cats. Apparently they are related to the mongoose.

And it's the world's most expensive coffee, for rich people who don't know what else to spend their money on.


I've had a cup of it. I mean it's not bad, but I definitely wouldn't spend the cash for a bag of it. It's nothing special. just a weird tasting cup o joe. Crossed it off the list of things to try which is why I tried it in the first place... mission successful.
 
2022-03-08 8:49:03 AM  

syrynxx: I think anyone who buys a $60 bottle of tea which does nothing over a free shot with proven benefits deserves to get fleeced


This could be a new revenue stream to help fund the government.  Let the fleecers fleece then take their money away in court.
 
2022-03-08 8:54:42 AM  

Obscene_CNN: Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: Why the FARK would anyone buy $60 snake oil soda off the Internet instead of believing decades of proven medical science?

Yet people buy CBD.  Go figure.  (I have even seen people claim it cures Covid)


Hey now.. Your mileage may vary, but CBD does in fact help with pain management, not as well as marihuana does but it does help some at least for me it does. I have horrible neuropathy in my feet and a CBD gel rub gets rid of almost all the pain in my feet temporarily and helps me get to sleep. I dislike taking a low dose Percocet every night / when my feet are hurting and this does help me only take one of those when its really bad. 
Truth be told though I'd rather have a doob
 
2022-03-08 9:01:38 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Feds say the herbal tea is "nothing more than snake oil"

Wait, so it's not even tea?


I know, it seems like getting oil from a snake is harder than getting tea leaves.
 
2022-03-08 9:07:28 AM  

vegasj: Yet they'll change the definition of vaccine for the big co's BS to slide?


Uhh you are aware that most vaccines usually dont prevent you from catching whatever its used for but lessen the likelihood of you contracting the disease and if you do lessen the severity of it right? Some do totally prevent the disease but most are meant just to help you fight it off if you do come in contact with it. Also vaccine is a generic term applied to many preventative medicines not all of which are designed to prevent disease totally. The Influenza vaccine is a prime example.
The efficacy or performance of the vaccine is dependent on several factors, the disease itself (for some diseases vaccination performs better than for others), the strain of vaccine (some vaccines are specific to, or at least most effective against, particular strains of the disease), whether the vaccination schedule has been properly observed, idiosyncratic response to vaccination (some individuals are "non-responders" to certain vaccines, meaning that they do not generate antibodies even after being vaccinated correctly), and assorted factors such as ethnicity, age, or genetic predisposition.
If a vaccinated individual does develop the disease vaccinated against the disease is likely to be less virulent than in unvaccinated victims but hey if you want to eat horse paste and consult the Facebook MDs by all means you do you man.
 
2022-03-08 9:09:48 AM  

The_Sponge: Gordon Bennett: danielscissorhands: erik-k: danielscissorhands: syrynxx: I think anyone who buys a $60 bottle of tea which does nothing over a free shot with proven benefits deserves to get fleeced

[Fark user image image 287x750]

Coffee made from cat shiat beans.

[Fark user image image 300x192]
Okay, that's enough internet for today.

Technically not cats. Apparently they are related to the mongoose.

And it's the world's most expensive coffee, for rich people who don't know what else to spend their money on.

Sod that. If I'm going to spend extra money on coffee I'm getting this.

[Fark user image image 850x850]

One opinion I didn't expect to hold is that I think the world's best coffee is grown in the United States.

Did you know that the best tasting donkey balls in the world are from Hawaii?

[Fark user image 425x609]


Chef would like to disagree.
South park Chef - Chocolate salty balls ( Lyrics!)
Youtube 3ew06J05pkk
 
2022-03-08 9:10:01 AM  
THIS TEA WORKS BETTER THEN ANY COVID 19 SHOT!!
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2022-03-08 9:22:16 AM  

syrynxx: I think anyone who buys a $60 bottle of tea which does nothing over a free shot with proven benefits deserves to get fleeced


This is true, but that doesn't mean the scammer should be allowed to keep that fleece.
 
2022-03-08 9:26:34 AM  

Incog_Neeto: ArcadianRefugee: Feds say the herbal tea is "nothing more than snake oil"

Wait, so it's not even tea?

I know, it seems like getting oil from a snake is harder than getting tea leaves.


Seriously. I mean, do you just wring them? Or squeeze them from the tail up like a tube of toothpaste?

/ and if you say you wring them like a tube of toothpaste, you're a monster
 
2022-03-08 9:30:51 AM  
Like any other virus, the only way to get rid of it is to build the immunity to it, either through vaccination (if you want to call untested gene therapy a vaccination * ) or have the antibodies floating around your immune system. There are not any teas, drugs, or anything else that are going to help. If you get the virus, then you get it. Hopefully you've taken good enough care of yourself to prevent or mitigate any poor outcomes.

* = I'm not one of those anti-vax nutcases.
 
2022-03-08 9:35:17 AM  

KarmicDisaster: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/f_SwD7RveNE]


My sibling bought Head On and swore it was a miracle cure for headaches.

My sibling also buys every other "natural" remedy and refuses vaccinations, and was the one at the hospital asking the doctor treating our father (while he was dying of covid pneumonia because he listened to my sibling and right-wing media and didn't get vaccinated) if they were treating him with ivermectin. Of course they were not so now my sibling thinks the hospital murdered him.

I have zero doubt I would find a bottle of this tea in my sibling's house.
 
2022-03-08 9:38:44 AM  

Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: Why the FARK would anyone buy $60 snake oil soda off the Internet instead of believing decades of proven medical science?


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2022-03-08 9:40:54 AM  
Should have said that it was as good at curing Covid as the vaccines are at preventing it.
 
2022-03-08 10:49:23 AM  
In defense of "Blacklight up ones own ass:" If done correctly it can make you feel MUCH better than a cup of herbal tea.
 
2022-03-08 12:39:21 PM  

Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: Why the FARK would anyone buy $60 snake oil soda off the Internet instead of believing decades of proven medical science?


They're Republicans. They're conveniently self-identifying gullible tools of random misdirected anger. I am just waiting for Trump or Ron Deathsentence to recommend suicide booths, so I can see how many hesitate.
 
2022-03-08 12:40:35 PM  
If a blacklight up the ass doesn't cure COVID how is it that I don't have COVID?
 
2022-03-08 2:30:23 PM  
My semen cures Covid. But only in women.
 
2022-03-08 6:21:50 PM  
Awesome flesh-burning death lamp. (Germicidal UV)
Youtube 1m0TQjBRcFo


Tell them a UV-C suppository will help. One about that size should do a lot.
 
2022-03-08 6:41:00 PM  

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Tell them a UV-C suppository will help. One about that size should do a lot.


I literally cringed and gasped when he plugged it in right on top of his unshielded hands and his unshielded face and eyes.

UVC is literally cancer rays. They are almost the perfect wavelength for causing DNA damage, which is exactly why they're germicidal.
 
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