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Dachel Media Update: 11/19

Online newsNov 18, 2012, Examiner: Studies showing mercury-containing vaccines to be safe alleged to be fraudulent

Nov 18, 2012, The Toronto Star: Toronto police to receive autism awareness training

Nov 17, 2012, CBS Atlanta: Special needs student repeatedly beaten at school

Nov 17, 2012, The Hill: Oversight panel plans autism hearing
 
Nov 16, 2012, Forbes: Autism Is Not Just An American Thing

Nov 15, 2012, ABC7 Raleigh-Durham, NC: How safe is Fluoride in our water


Examiner

In 2010, the Coalition for Mercury-free Drugs (CoMeD, Inc.) submitted a formal allegation to the Inspector General for Health and Human Services. The Coalition alleges studies that show mercury-containing vaccines to be safe, are fraudulent. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) documents show that Danish vaccine researcher Poul Thorsen and the co-authors of "Thimerosal and the occurrence of autism …" concealed the fact that autism declined in Denmark after Thimerosal was removed from the Danish vaccine program.

The Toronto Star 

There was no place on this piece for comments or I’d ask why the entire police force of Toronto needs training in a disorder that has supposedly always been here.

“This year, for the first time, all 5,700 Toronto police officers will receive autism awareness training”
Several lines were especially interesting:

“Over the last year, about a dozen Ontario cities have introduced a voluntary registry for people with autism.”

“As they learn more about autism, police have modified their practices — including speaking simply in low tones, avoiding confusing phrases such as “Do you think that’s cool?” and avoiding touching.”
“British psychologist Richard Mills urges people with autism to carry cards that identify the disorder. ‘It will help explain, I am behaving this way because I am very stressed in this situation. Here’s the phone number of someone who can help me and come and get me.”

CBS Atlanta


“The mother of a special needs student said she wants to know who is watching her son, after he has repeatedly come home covered in cuts and bruises.

“Erman Bivines said her 7-year-old son, Briman, has been diagnosed with autism, ADHD and a slew of other disorders. She said his school, Peyton Forest Elementary School, does not have him placed in a separate special needs classroom, but instead with regular students.

“That's why, she said, some of the attacks against him started happening. Including one that happened on Sept. 21 that left his face covered in bruises.

"’I went to school to go pick him up and he had, like, an assortment of dark bruises covering around his face,’ Erman Bivines said. ‘I went to the front desk and I was like, 'he's been here all day. No one has seen all these bruises on his face?’

“She said no teacher or administrator from the school ever called her to tell her that her son had been injured.

“The most severe attack, she said, happened on Oct. 15. She said when she saw his face, she was overcome with "sheer terror."

"’It looked like he was completely mauled,’ Erman Bivines said. ‘Like somewhat of like an animal had just completely demolished his face.’”

Stories like this are regularly in the news. Making sure children are safe in school is the fundamental job of a school system. This underscores the need for cameras in special education classrooms. Many of these special needs children are unable to speak and ask for help on their own.

The Hill


“The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is planning a hearing later this month on rising autism rates and the federal government's response.
“The panel, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa (D-Calif.), has invited witnesses from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as Autism Speaks and other advocacy groups.
“Autism rates are rising quickly. One in 88 children has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by age 8, the CDC reported in March, a dramatic increase from its previous estimates.
“The Oversight Committee's witness invitations say the Nov. 29 hearing ‘will address the federal response to the recent rise in ASD diagnoses, as well as the allocation of government resources for ASD. It will also review research and treatment options for those diagnosed with ASDs.’"

Will this be the same old same old or will Congress finally get serious about the autism epidemic?

Forbes

“You’ve heard of autism, right? Thanks to ubiquitous blue puzzle pieces, TV shows and movies, and daily headlines in English-language news media, a lot of people in the United States have some awareness about autism, even if it’s a caricatured version presented to gain donations, viewers, or readers. In fact, in the US, many autistic people and their allies have sought to move on from awareness and talk more about acceptance.

“In non-USian parts of the world, though, autism doesn’t necessarily get this level of attention, much less acceptance, despite the fact that autistic people are everywhere. One of the largest epidemiological studies of autism identified it in 2.64%% of South Korean schoolchildren, and anecdotal assertions to the contrary, autism does exist in countries like Cambodia. Autistic people also live in Yemen, where a lack of awareness can seriously affect outcomes. As Yemeni mother Fam Um Ahmed said in an interview with Sadeq Al-Wesabi, writing for the Yemen Times:…

“It’s not a huge shock that we in the United States tend to be US-centric when we talk about anything–politics, religion, global climate change, autism. But as we spend our time and energy here arguing the finer points of autism causation, writing alarmist stories about every scientific study that mentions autism–whether it studied it or not–, and engaging in internecine battles in the autism community, autistic people walk around all parts of the globe, needing resources and support and useful interventions as much–or even more–than autistics in the United States. Perhaps it’s time more of us became aware of that.”

Emily Willingham, herself a parent of an autistic child, keeps writing about autism with no real concern. She will talk about whatever study comes out…all the while denouncing anyone claiming a link to vaccines. It’s maddening to see this kind of coverage over and over. Worldwide autism---the result of lots and lots of better diagnosing?


ABC7

‘As the I-Team dug into the science behind the fluoride controversy, we found study after study dating back to the 80s from respected academic and scientific institutions that connect fluoride to health dangers. Some of the studies were funded by the government. They suggest fluoride can be linked to brain, blood and bone deficiencies in humans. This past summer, Harvard University released a report after reviewing 27 studies of children in China exposed to fluoride. It concluded the higher the fluoride exposure, the lower the child's IQ.

“One of the most recognized reports was published in 2006 by The National Academy of Sciences. It found fluoride can affect the thyroid gland and potentially lower the intelligence of children.

“‘EPA's drinking water standards are supposed to protect all persons against anticipated adverse health effects of the contaminant in question,’ explained Kathleen Thiessen - one of the scientists who worked on the 400-page study. ‘And we concluded after three years worth of work that the drinking water standard for fluoride was not protected and cannot be assumed to be safe for humans’
“Thiessen said the EPA was warned about potential fluoride health dangers by one of its own chemists more than a decade ago. Dr. William Hirzy testified before a Senate subcommittee in 2000. He was representing the views of EPA scientists and staff who analyze hazards in the environment.”
It’s amazing to watch this video.  The government and the dental community say fluoride is good for us, but this news report talks about the harmful effects. The I Team talked to experts and didn’t accept one view.

Both sides are presented.

Health officials tell us mercury and aluminum can’t hurt us.  Why can’t they cover the two sides with vaccine issues?

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I can think of you know how that keeps making the unsubstantiated health claim that vaccines don't cause Autism and making a direct financial windfall from that.

Something similar to this.....

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/markets/2012/11/20/ny-feds-most-lucrative-insider-trading/1716799/

Martoma allegedly traded ahead of a negative public announcement related to clinical trial results of an Alzheimer's drug developed by two major pharmaceutical companies, according to a SEC complaint. The sharing of or trading on non-public information is illegal.

"Today's record-setting insider trading case reinforces the cold, hard lesson of so many other recent cases," Robert Khuzami, director of the SEC's division of enforcement, said in a statement. "When you trade on inside information, you're not just betting your money but also your career, your reputation, your financial security and your liberty."

The SEC also charged CR Intrinsic Investors, the hedge fund where Martoma worked, as well as Dr. Sidney Gilman, a professor of neurology at the University of Michigan Medical School. Gilman was overseeing the clinical trial of the drug, which was jointly developed by Elan and Wyeth, the complaint says.

FBI special agent-in-charge April Brooks said Tuesday's moves are the latest offensive in the FBI's "five-year campaign to root out insider trading at hedge funds and expert networking firms."

Water flouridation is one of mankind's greatest failures, and these guys are just now thinking about questioning whether it's safe? The practice is so widespread and far reaching because of filthy politics, tailor made trials and deep pocketed special interest. Decades ago, doctors' and scientists' careers were destroyed for speaking up about it. Sound familiar?
The people reported on in that article seem a bit naive about doing something about it. Not that they should do nothing, but you don't just raise awareness and get more people on board and expect the government to just roll over. These forces will just come out with both barrels blazing. They'll put out more fake studies and saturate the media and ridicule anyone who questions flouridation's safety. Probably wreck a couple of careers again for good measure. Sound familiar?

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