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CA Wants to Add Mercury Back to Children's Vaccines (Pregnant Women Too)

The pharma assault on healthcare rights and pediatric and maternal safety rages on, unhindered. URGENT!!

A request has been placed with the Secretary of HHS in CA and Governor Brown give them an exemption to California AB 2943 passed in 2004 limiting Mercury in Vaccines:

They want permission to administer mercury containing flu vaccines to children and pregnant women:

CALL FAX EMAIL NOW! Demand your Asm and Senator put a stop to this immediately!

Diana Dooley, Secretary
CA Health and Human Services Agency

1600 9th St # 460
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916.654.3454
Ms. Dooley’s assistant:
Maria Campos-Vergara
Governor Jerry Brown
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 445-2841
Fax: (916) 558-3160

The Sad History of Medical Companies

Dr.-WelbyBy Dr. William H. Gaunt

Many years ago there were small medical companies with altruistic motives. They sincerely wanted to produce products that would help people with health problems. Over time these companies have morphed into giant corporations and their motivation has changed to a single-minded obsession with profits.

They found that they could sell more drugs if they had substantial input into the education of doctors and now they do. Doctors learn to prescribe drugs for every imaginable condition and this has become the standard of care that we know today. The doctor's education is further refined by continuing education provided by drug companies and frequent visits by drug reps.

These very profitable corporations also learned that they could increase sales and profits even more by advertising directly to the public through all forms of media. The U.S. and New Zealand are the only countries that allows this. It is difficult to over-estimate the vulnerability of most people to this type of advertising. Doctors now frequently encounter patients who ask to be prescribed a drug they saw advertised on TV.

More than half the advertising on mainstream media these days is by pharmaceutical companies. Media companies are reluctant to run news stories unfavorable to their largest advertisers for fear of offending the golden goose that funds their operations and salaries. This is called self-censorship. The result is that many legitimate stories unfavorable to drug companies almost never appear in mainstream media. Conversely, stories favorable to drug companies are lavishly reported.

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Parental Rights and Responsibilities Act Initiative Filed in California

Parental RightsBy Dan Anderson

Lauren Stephens a member of the Parental Rights Initiative has filed a proposed initiative titled, "PARENTAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES ACT" on September 24, 2015. The purpose behind this act is to stop Government Outreach in California. The purpose states on the act says, “ To constitutionally restore full parental rights, responsibilities and  control over their own child(ren)

To constitutionally restrict government control and influence over parent(s) and their child(ren)“.

The Proposition reads,

“Article 1 of the California Constitution is hereby amended by adding
Section 32 as follows: Sec. 32. (a.) Parents have the fundamental and
natural right to make decisions related to the upbringing of their
children. These rights shall include, but are not limited to: (1) (a)
The fundamental and natural right of the parent(s) to make informed
medical decisions for their minor child(ren). (b) Medical decision
includes, but is not limited to; treatments, prescription medication,
. vaccinations, surgical procedures (elective or non-elective), mental
health treatments, and other plans or procedures related to the health
and well-being of their children. (2) (a) The fundamental and natural
right of the parent(s) to make informed educational decisions for
their minor child{ren). (b) Educational decision includes, but is not
limited to; the right to choose between public education, private
education, parochial education or home education. (b.) These rights
shall not be infringed.“

On the SB 277 Recall Facebook account, Lauren posted:

#‎SB277‬ - Major Parental Rights News! Please scroll down and read
it all.  I have added some page admins who are from the
Recall Pan committee because our fight for freedom is NOT over with
and will never be over with!! They need your help and they have only a
short time to complete their mission! We must do everything possible
to stop this out of control government, this includes the recalls, the
referendum and we have just filed a Parental Rights Constitutional
Amendment Initiative which you can read here.

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Radio Interview with Laura Hayes RE SB277 and Vaccine Mandates

We also have a TV interview with Laura Hayes on the same program. Click here to watch - and learn. Thanks to Laura for her advocacy.

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Tom Insel, Robert Ring and Something about the Power of One Mother's Emails or Something

SuperMom2By Ginger Taylor

Last month I wrote two letters, one to Tom Insel, head of NIMH and the IACC, and one to Rob Ring, Science Officer of Autism Speaks, pointing out to both the vast amount of research they seemed to have missed that shows that vaccines can cause autism, which contradicts their stated claims that there is no research showing that vaccines can cause autism.

And then this month a funny thing happened. They both actually did something.

Insel resigned as the head of NIMH to go start a new life sciences division for Google. (Note: I strongly recommend you stay away from Google Life Sciences.) His departure is being lauded by those in the autism community far and wide.

And this week, as the unexpected and unexplained resignation of Liz Feld as President of AS is announced, we note that something on the Autism Speaks web site has changed. Rob Ring's claim that vaccines don't cause autism has been scrubbed from

Last February, Mr. Ring made the much heralded statement:

“Over the last two decades, extensive research has asked whether there is any link between childhood vaccinations and autism. The results of this research are clear: Vaccines do not cause autism. We urge that all children be fully vaccinated.

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Childhood Vaccines Make it Into Presidential Debate

CArson TrumpFrom our friends at SafeMinds

Childhood Vaccines Make it Into Presidential Debate — View Transcript Here
Download Release Here as PDF

SafeMinds is delighted that several candidates for president of the United States have been speaking out on national television about the epidemic of autism in our country, as well as the choice that some parents and medical professionals are making to slow down and spread out the administration of childhood vaccines. Autism prevalence rates have skyrocketed since the 1980s. Prior to that decade, autism was reported to affect 1 in 2,000 children(1). Now, the data show that 1 in 68 children has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) (2).

The autism epidemic continues to escalate unchecked as indicated by the latest California prevalence numbers (3), and it must receive the priority it deserves so that we can better protect children born today. A new study from the University of California-Davis estimates that autism will cost the United States $268 million in 2015, and this number is projected to increase to $1 trillion by 2025 if prevalence trends continue(4). This is far more than Alzheimer’s is expected to cost(5).

While autism is not new, the explosion of environmentally-induced brain disorders is unprecedented. Independent scientists have confirmed what classroom teachers and parents already know—the increase in autism is not just a question of better diagnosis or more awareness. Rather, it is also the result of something environmental, or perhaps several environmental factors, causing harm to children’s brains(6). Autism is one of the major crises of our time.

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Dr. Calvin's Rebuttal to Elmo Selling Vaccines for Pharma on Sesame Street

Did you become a grouch when you saw Elmo selling vaccines with the Surgeon General? We did. Check out and share this Dr. Calvin video response to the Elmo'ization of healthcare.

Dark Cloud Over Sunnyvale CA: Neighbors Suing Family with Autistic Child as "Public Nuisance"

WeepNOTE: A family in California is being sued because of their child with autism is, according to the suit, a "public nuisance."  He has severe aggressive behaviors. And while we know that our kids can not function in the world if they harm others, we also know how difficult it can be to address, manage and ameliorate aggressive behaviors even with the best team and interventions. Just imagine how this problem is going to grow when the 11 year old turns 21, 41, 61 along with 1 in 68 peers?  Thank you to AofA reader and CA advocate SP for sharing. We wish the family well. There but for the grace of God....  (California has become very cruel, don't you think?)


California is leading the way in gross injustice yet again. You may have seen the news articles about this family being sued by their neighbors, who are claiming their son with autism is a "public nuisance".  The Autism Society Bay Area in CA wrote about this terrible story.

Dear Bay Area autism families,
We wanted to let you know about an extraordinary, unprecedented lawsuit against a local family that could have profound implications for all of us affected by autism.
In June 2014, two Sunnyvale couples, whose homes on Arlington Court flanked a home occupied by a nine year-old autistic boy and his parents, sued the autism family in Santa Clara County Superior Court, alleging a smattering of incidents that had occurred sporadically over the span of about six years. The incidents sound much like those that happen with many autistic children, and include, for example, that the boy had entered a neighbor's garage, had taken a neighbor’s banana, had sought out neighbors' sweets, had kicked a car (no damage), had tossed some objects over a fence, had pulled a child’s hair and had on occasion kicked at people (no injuries), and had tossed a bicycle helmet. The boy was between 3 and 9 years of age, and weighed less than 60 pounds, at the time of these alleged actions.  Read more HERE.
From SP:  The family is understandably devastated. They are the type to do the right thing and believe that others would do the same. They moved from their home in the hopes to leave this horror behind, but still, the neighbors are going forward with the suit. The hearing for the neighbors petitions to get the boys medical records (plus IEP's, Regional Center records, even camp records!) is this morning. Can you imagine the precedent this will set? Any disgruntled neighbor can get access to you child's most sensitive records in order to use against you in a lawsuit?
This is all to terrible to contemplate, but is the reality for this family right now.

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Memo to Pharma: 97% Wasn't Good Enough for You? Prepare to Lose!

97 percentBy Kent Heckenlively, Esq.

I really have to hand it to the marketing wizards of the pharmaceutical industry.  In California, the cultural trend-setter of the nation, 97% of the children in our schools were fully-vaccinated, according to the CDC schedule.  But that wasn't enough for you, was it?  You had to try and run the table by jamming SB 277 through the California legislature and threaten to throw the children of thinking parents out of school, didn't you?

It must have gotten under your skin that there was 3% of the market still left on the table.  There was that rebellious 3% that didn't care how many times Dr. Nancy ("Get your damn flu-shot) Snyderman told us from on-high there was no debate about vaccines and autism.  (So sorry Nancy that you lost that cushy NBC job when you decided that Ebola quarantines were for other people!) And we didn't care how much you told us that Dr. Andrew Wakefield was a real-life Dr. Evil, when a much better comparison is Dr. Albert Schweitzer.

And yes, when you got the news media to go to sleep about the fact that even the corrupt "Vaccine Court" had paid out damages to at least 83 children who developed autism after their vaccinations, and $3.1 billion for other vaccine injuries, there were still some of us who knew the truth.  And yes, so far you've been able to keep the news media quiet about CDC whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson, but there's at least one Presidential candidate with a big mouth who will probably be spilling the beans on that little issue any day now.  In fact, at my last count, there are at least three Presidential candidates who think we need to ask more questions about vaccines.  

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Vaccines Covered In Republican Presidential Debate - Exposes Candidates’ Concern Over “Too Many Too Soon”

CArson TrumpFrom Canary Party:

Last night’s Republican Presidential Debate featured a discussion on vaccination in light of the Disneyland measles outbreak that went differently than the debate moderators anticipated.

A question was posed to Dr. Ben Carson asking if Donald Trump should stop linking childhood vaccinations to autism. In the discussion that followed, Dr. Carson made the following statement, “….It is true that we are probably giving way too many in too short a period of time. And a lot of pediatricians now recognize that, and, I think, are cutting down on the number and the proximity in which those are done, and I think that's appropriate.”

Donald Trump added to the conversation that autism has become an epidemic and “has gotten Canary logo 4 22totally out of control.” Mr. Trump then advocated for smaller doses of vaccines over a longer a period of time. Senator Rand Paul also chimed in, “I'm all for vaccines. But I'm also for freedom. I'm also a little concerned about how they're bunched up. My kids had all of their vaccines, and even if the science doesn't say bunching them up is a problem, I ought to have the right to spread my vaccines out a little bit at the very least.”

The Canary Party thanks these three brave candidates, two of whom are physicians, for having an honest conversation about vaccination. We are especially grateful for their recognition that our country has an immunization schedule that many parents see as too aggressive and rigid.

In the inevitable, post-debate commentary, many pundits have attacked the candidates for their remarks, repeating the tired claims that all connections between autism and vaccines have been “discredited.” None of these pundits acknowledge the admissions of fraud by a CDC insider that have discredited the government-funded studies that have fed the propaganda campaigns in defense of the federally-protected vaccine program. Dr. William Thompson, a vaccine safety analyst at the CDC, admitted that he and his co-authors “omitted statistically significant information” in a 2004 study that would have associated the MMR vaccine with autism. Instead, they published a paper in 2004 that exonerated MMR and held a secret meeting in order to destroy the evidence of fraud. Another CDC-funded researcher, Dr. Poul Thorsen, participated in several of the studies that found no role for vaccines in autism and is currently on the Office of Inspector General’s “Most Wanted” list for fraud. Contrary to what is widely reported in the media, and by the former pharmaceutical executives at Autism Speaks, there is a great deal of research that does link vaccines and autism and explores the mechanisms by which this process can happen.

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Battle for California - Dare to Hope?

HopeBy Kent Heckenlively, Esq.

A strange thing is happening in California.  From all that I can gather, we have a chance at winning.

And by winning, I mean, getting enough signatures by September 25 to put a referendum on the ballot so that the voters of my home state can decide whether the corporate fascists of pharma can force our kids to follow their vaccination schedule or else throw our children out of school. 

I'm not used to having a chance at winning, but what else can I think when I see on Facebook that people are turning in 7,000 signatures at a time to the leader of our movement, Tim Donnelly?  What can I think when I see posts from groups of people at tables in front of churches who report that hundreds of people are signing the petitions at these events?  Yes, I know we need 365,880 signatures, but it seems like a lot of people are working very hard to make this happen.

I have to start first with the leader of our movement, former assemblyman, Tim Donnelly, who actually ran for governor in California.  Our state has an open primary, which means the two top candidates run against each other, presumably, the democrat against a republican.  Donnelly finished third in the open primary.  I never believed we would get such high-profile support for our cause.

And what about fund-raising?  Last week we tried to raise $100,000 for the effort and hit the goal two days early!  Yes, there are additional challenges to come, but so far, so good.  I'm not used to being in this position.  I'm much more used to losing arguments to family and friends who have no idea of the monstrosity of the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act which created the "Vaccine Court" and although they don't remember any kids with autism when they were young, they engage in some sort of magical thinking which makes them believe these kids were all hidden away in some secret colony that would eventually produce people like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.

You'll forgive me if I believe that this issue is more important than any other this year.  Yes, I care about ISIS, the economy, and tax-dodging hedge-fund managers, but to me this is the burning house in which we all live.  If we can't put aside our differences to figure out how to stop the fire, none of us are going to have a world remotely resembling one in which we want to live.

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Nasal Flu Shot and Narcolepsy

Sleeping-beautyDaily Mail features boy with narcolepsy from NASAL flu vaccine.

Boy Unable to Smile or Laugh without Fits of Narcolepsy

Two more past relevant articles should you want to read/learn more:

6 Reasons I Won't Give My Kids The Nasal Flu Vaccine

H1N1 Flu vaccine was found to increase the risk of narcolepsy by 14 fold:


When Was Your Autism 9/11?

9-11-TRIBUTEToday is, of course, a solemn day of mourning and reflection.  We all watched aghast as the Twin Towers were targeted by airplanes, struck, smoke billowing.  A lonely field in PA became a battleground. The images of fellow Americans choosing to perish via plummeting instead of burning alive are vivid in front of our eyes, the horror sears even 14 years later. 

What did we do as a nation?

We acted.

For a brief moment, we were purely Americans. No race. No creed. No color. No political party. We were simply Americans bonded in the common goal of making whoever was behind the attacks accountable. Punishable.

Where were you when we saw the attacks or heard the news? Tell us.

Age of Autism exists for one reason.


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Asperger's, Aluminum and the Folly of Neurotribes

Editor's Note: We received this very interesting note recently from a man who wishes to be known as Richard. He is in his late 20s and lives in Virginia and reports he has spent "the last few years learning organic farming and permaculture design, hoping to be able to make a living off it eventually, and be part of creating a more sustainable and less toxic culture." Please note his sensitivity to aluminum and his thoughts on the new book "Neurotribes."


I've come across the Age of Autism website a few months ago and would like to thank you for the information you provide and your stance against forced vaccination. I want to share my story, feel free to share it if you see fit just please don't publicize my actual name.

I was born in 1985. I had all the normal vaccinations of that time as a child. In 1991, I was having issues in kindergarten, a psychiatrist got involved and I received a diagnosis of Asperger's. They wanted to medicate me with Prozac, which at that time was the newest trend in big pharma drugs. The private kindergarten that I went to wouldn't let me continue to go there unless I was medicated. Luckily, my parents didn't go that route despite the pressure from the "experts." I wasn't medicated, left that school and started in the public school system the next year. So, I can say that I was kicked out of kindergarten.

Since I had only dim recollections from so young an age, I grew up just being one of the weird ones, being plenty smart but always feeling as if I wasn't from the same planet as everyone else. I also had other issues, digestive disturbances and other neurological symptoms, which I never considered to be related until much later. I didn't know about the Asperger's diagnosis or the extent of the drama around my kindergarten experience until I had conversations about it with my parents as an adult. I did well enough to get by but always felt something was wrong or missing.

When I was 19, the physical symptoms that I mentioned got much more intense, enough that I had to drop out of college. My heart raced easily, had lots of tingling sensations in my nerves, was often short of breath, and most of all had intense digestive issues, nothing was ever well in the belly. I also began to notice how these issues correlated with psychological things such as "brain fog", inability to put thoughts into words and just feeling scattered.

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The Simple Economics of Autism and Adulthood - There's No Supply Because There Was No Demand

Economics101Below is an excerpt from the New York Times about autism and adulthood. The jist of it is (as many of us know and will come to know soon enough) is that there are almost no support services in place for people with autism over the age of 22.  There aren't even many "post-grad" programs within school districts that address the unique needs of the autism population.

Why?  America is the land of supply and demand. We find a need and fill it. We build better mousetraps! We sniff out a market and flood it with products, services.  Look at Memory Care/Alzheimer's facilities.  We have one opening in my town.   Because there are enough people with dementia and Alzheimer's to fill the beds. So why aren't there autism specific programs/housing/recreation in place as a rule - like there are for other intellectual disabilities?
Supply and demand. The supply is now starting to flood the market. Like my own daughters, who are 15 next week, 19 and 20.

Autism was first recognized and recorded in the 1930s. It was rare until the 1980s when the spigot turned on and now, in 2015, we're flooded with people starting to reach their adult years.   We need autism specific housing - like memory care facilities. Not institutions like the ones we closed. No Willowbrooks. No state schools. We need facilities where people with autism can have schedules, routines, pictures, iPads, communication, order, behavior support, work that meets the IQ whether 69 or 139.  In America, we don't act on anything until we have to - until it's a crisis and/or it can turn a profit for someone.

We need something BRAND. SPANKING. NEW. To meet the new supply.   Join me, Dan Burns and JB Handley for a panel about this topic at the Autism Education Summit later this month in Dallas.  Share your thoughts in the comments, please.  Thanks. KS


TWO months before she died of pancreatic cancer in November 2010, my normally strong, stoical mother broke down weeping in my arms over the fate of my autistic older brother.

Institutionalized for over 40 years, Joshua, then 55, was in a stable situation and seemed relatively happy. But my mother was undone by that fear that haunts all parents of disabled children: What will happen to them when I’m gone? Though I hastened to assure her that I would become his guardian and watch over him after her death, she was inconsolable.

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Levi Quackenboss: Bring on the Adult Vaccine Mandates

TellingThanks to Levi Quackenboss for allowing us to excerpt his blog.


What’s the difference between a vaccine-injured two-month old and a vaccine-injured 30-year old?  The 30-year old has a Facebook account and is going to tell everyone about it.  The poor baby has to suffer several more rounds after its mother is told “It’s all normal,” but an adult is probably not going to ride that bull more than once before speaking up.

Guillain Barre? ADEM? Anaphylatic shock? Instant food allergy?  Joint pain?  Shoulder injury?  Brand new seizure disorder?  Tell us alllll about it.  Be sure to file for compensation while you’re at it. I can’t wait to hear these stories.  Adult mandates are going to be the greatest thing to ever happen to this non-existent anti-vaccination movement.

What, you didn’t know that adult vaccine mandates are on the horizon?  I warned you about it back on Valentine’s Day– it was my love letter to you.  Now California, the pioneer of backward progress in personal rights, has already come through just 7 months later.  The legislature amended SB 792, which was originally written to snag daycare and preschool teachers with mandatory vaccination, to now include parents who want to volunteer at their child’s school.  Thought you’d chaperon your 3-year old’s trip to the pumpkin patch? Then you’re going to be required to show proof of the trifecta of good health:  Tdap, MMR and an annual flu vaccine.  Read more at:

Bring on the Adult Mandates

Open Letter to Governor Bobby Jindal: Call to Action on Special Education in Louisiana

Bobby JindalBy James Grundvig

Dear Governor Jindal:

While your presidential campaign is taking a powder, your state of Louisiana burns. As is with your failing run to the White House, the ‘Pelican State’ ranks 38th in U.S. economy in the first quarter of 2015[1]; ranks 48th in public education by American Legislative Exchange Council (, which also rates Louisiana with a ‘C’ on “Homeschool Regulation Burden” and an uplifting ‘D+’ in academic state standards[2]; and ranks “near the bottom” of Politico’s 2nd annual State of the States of the Union report,[3] measuring 14 economic indicators across all 50 states.

Bravo! What will you do for an encore?

Beyond your name being headlined in articles coming up only twice in the top ten searches of, a political magazine you should care about if you hold serious presidential aspirations, you have torched a red hole in the state’s budget close to a billion dollars, as revealed by The Times Picayune, Bobby Jindal’s Shipwrecked Presidential Campaign: Robert Mann[4].

I would be splitting hairs if I focused only on your (poor) conservative record and (so-called) fiscal acumen. This letter is about Louisiana’s special education in general and autism in particular. As the neurological disorder sits today in your state, autism incidence grows at a staggering rate of 258 percent[5]—that kind of growth must make you envious from an economic vista—according to health statistics compiled by When combined with your failing education standards, it makes a visitor to your state, like me, and those who makeup the close to five million people who live in Louisiana, wonder if you are cut out for the job of being governor, let alone be the next president. Well, are you?

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Battle for California - The Roar of the Golden Bear!

CA BearBy Kent Heckenlively, Esq.

To my beloved brothers and sisters in the Golden State I have a message: You have succeeded in raising a mighty army!  I salute you!

Like our own American Revolution, before it happens victory seems impossible, but when the future looks back on these events, the outcome will appear inevitable.  I am speaking of the effort to repeal SB 277, which would take away a parent's sacred right to alter the vaccine schedule based on philosophical or religious grounds, a right enshrined in both our Constitution and the Nuremberg Code passed in the wake of World War II to ensure that if fascism ever raised its evil head again the civilized nations of the world would fight the threat in all its various disguises.

SB 277 is an abomination, taking away a parent's right to choose what medicines, toxins, animal products, and aborted fetal human tissue may be injected into their children's bloodstream in a misguided attempt to ensure health.  Yes, it does sound dramatic when I say it like that, but I challenge anybody to show where I am mistaken.  If you surrender that right and your child's health to the state, what else is left?  The last vestige of freedom will have been extinguished.

And that is why the battle to repeal SB 277, led by former Assemblyman, Tim Donnelly, has been so inspiring.  As a student of the American Revolution, I am aware of how there were repeated insults by the British crown to the American Colonies, and for so long the citizenry failed to respond.  Revolution does not come easily to a people.  I have wondered for several years what it would take to awaken our country to this danger, and have watched in sorrow as many worthy efforts have failed.

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Support California Effort to Repeal SB 277!

SB277 2By Kent Heckenlively, Esq.

The battle for California is really heating up!  As many of you know, the governor of California, Jerry Brown, has signed into law SB 277, which takes away personal and religious exemptions in California, in defiance of the US Constitution and the Nuremberg Code passed after World War II, which requires  FREE AND INFORMED CONSENT to any medical procedure.

Former Assemblyman Tim Donnelly has courageously volunteered his time and efforts in putting together a referendum so that the voters of California can express their opinion, rather than the paid lobbyists of pharma and their corrupt politicians in Sacramento!

If you live in California, donate, and share the video widely on social media!

Tim Donnelly has created a FUNDME account to raise money to hire professional petition gatherers to make sure this important cause gets on the ballot!  TIME IS SHORT!  HELP WITH ANY AMOUNT YOU CAN!!  $5.00 whether you live in CA or not would add up fast from AofA readers. Your state is next. Let's send a message NOW.

Kent Book PlagueKent Heckenlively is a Founding Contributing Editor to Age of Autism and author of Plague: One Scientist's Intrepid Search for the Truth about Human Retroviruses and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Autism, and Other Diseases.   Release date is November 18, 2014.  Visit his website at Plague The Book. You can pre-order the book HERE.

Ask Gov Cuomo to Veto The Costly Meningitis Vaccine Mandate

StopFrom our friends at Autism Action Network:

We need your help to convince Governor Cuomo to veto the meningitis vaccine mandate recently passed by the New York Legislature. Yesterday a group of parent advocates met with Governor Cuomo's staff to make a case for a veto. We presented all the objective data the State Senate and Assembly refused to consider before they passed this bill. We explained that according to all the data from the CDC, FDA, New York State Department of Health and the vaccine manufacturers we could expect far more injuries and death from vaccinating every seventh and twelfth grader in the state than by doing nothing.  But the Governor needs to hear from you.

Please click HERE to send an email to the Governor, and please take a few minutes to make a call to the Governor's office at the number below and politely explain that you want the Governor to veto the bill. 


And please write a polite letter to the governor asking him to veto S4324c/A791a. Letters from voters matter. Please write to the Governor at the address below. You can use the email on the Take Action link as a model but please include your own thoughts.

The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224

Key facts:

Meningococcal meningitis is extremely rare. There have been no deaths from meningococcal meningitis in the age group targeted by this bill in New York in the past five years. However, there have been at least three deaths caused by meningitis vaccines in the same population reported to the federal Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).

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Are Unvaccinated Children Immune to Contracting Enterovirus?

What ifUnvaccinated Children Appear To Be Immune To The Mysterious Virus Currently Spreading In The Midwest

Although there is no known vaccine for the virus, and the scope which it will reach is also unknown, those that have become infected are following a common theme. They have all been vaccinated with the MMR vaccines, influenza vaccines, and polio vaccines. Of course, many children in the United States have been vaccinated, and most are required to be vaccinated in order to enter school. However, it is interesting to note that the illness is not occurring, yet, in children that have not been vaccinated...

National Autism Association's Big Red Safety Teacher Toolkit is Available

NAA teacher safety kitNote! Save the dates for the NAA conference in St. Pete Beach, FL, 11/5 - 11/8.  This is a fantastic conference in an autism friendly (and trained!) resort.   Click here for details.

If you teach students with autism, please, we implore you, apply for the National Autism Association's Big Red Safety Teacher Toolkit today. Don't delay. A child's life could depend on your action and that's not hyperbole.

From NAA, the leader and champion of safety for those with autism:

The National Autism Association’s Big Red Safety Teacher Toolkit® is a free-of-charge safety toolkit for educators in need of wandering-prevention tools.

Please review all of the information below before submitting your application.

To apply for an NAA Big Red Safety Teacher Toolkit®, you must:

  • Be a school administrator, teacher or aide working with individuals with an autism diagnosis.
  • Be employed at a school within the U.S. and provide the school address for shipping.
  • Agree to the terms and conditions stated in the application.
  • Apply only once. Multiple requests cannot be processed, limit one box per school.

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National Geographic Talks of Dangers of Mercury in Grand Canyon

NatgeoManaging Editor: My parents subscribed to National Geographic from the 1960s into the early 1990s.  I carried on that tradition, amassing about 7 years' worth of issues. I even bought the faux leather cases to showcase each year in my library after I got married.  Then the kids came along, vaccine injury and my library was stocked with Dr. Suess and autism books. Goodbye NG! 

A recent article laments the poisoning of the Colorado River with mercury. Mercury is a neurotoxin. Did you know that? Toxin means icky bad dangerous thing that can hurt or kill a living thing. Neuro means brainy stuff. See? I know my science! 

Imagine our surprise (insert eye roll emoticon here) when this article - Even the Bottom of the Grand Canyon is Now Contaminated - a story about mercury and selenium contaminating the river failed to mention mercury in vaccines.  Isn't the inside of my body part of my environment? A rather intimate part, wouldn't you agree? The irony of these articles rightly warning about toxic mercury while ignoring and even extolling mercury in vaccines is staggering. A few of our friends commented on the NG article including our John Stone who said, Why is it alright, then, to inject mercury into infants? Perhaps National Geographic can tell us.

From the article:

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Best Of: When the School Bus No Longer Comes - Aging Out and Autism

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We ran this post last Spring. Many of us are sending children back to school. But for some, school has ended. Their kids have "aged out," the term for the end of public education in the American system. Some of our readers have much older adult children. We'd love to hear from you. Tell us how your child is doing - good, bad and ugly - we hope there's more good than the other two.  We need to continue to talk about and teach about the needs of families as our kids grow up. My girls are 20, 19 and 15 this month. The future is now.

By Teresa Conrick

Meg grad2I cried Friday.  I don’t often let tears show but they flowed freely many times on that day, her LAST DAY as a student.  I said goodbye to our wonderful bus driver and aide as my daughter, Megan, is twenty-two, today and our school district will have no further responsibility in her education. The bus will no longer pull up each morning to greet my severely affected daughter. Our driver and aide these past two years have been the BEST in all of the eighteen years Meg has taken the bus to school, a 45 minute drive each way.  God bless these two beautiful people who showed care and compassion to my daughter, each and every day. I could go on and on and also compare them to others who Meg grad3showed fear, anger and little patience for Meg, or the other bus company (First Student) who LOST my daughter on a bus numerous times with no radio.  That’s right. The bus got lost and drove around for 3 hours on more than one occasion with my nonverbal child!  It was not the first time that I needed to call and convince sane people that this was an insane situation.

Mary, Megan’s sister, had come in from college to attend the graduation.  Unlike Mary’s high school graduation with fanfare and college plans, Meg’s final days in school have felt FINAL with the future uncertain.  Having an autoimmune diagnosis, seizure disorder, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), specialized food and dietary restrictions, impaired cognitive and communication abilities, and intermittent OCD/agitation/aggression, life for Meg and us has been challenging to say the least. BUT since we are now so very focused on her immune system and her microbiome, things have been slowly improving -- for starters, her graduation was one of the highlights of my life! She was so HAPPY, ATTENTIVE and LOVING to all around her.  The affection that staff and peers had for Meg was shown in a series of slide shows that had us laughing and also in tears.  The spectrum of autism was all around but even more obvious was the powerful force of support and love.

Megan’s dad had met us at her school. Though her dad and I are divorced, we sat as a family, proud and teary for my daughter who has endured a rough life but with faith and trust, a better future. We had roses for Meg and also for the school staff, the most devoted, patient and caring teachers, aides, and therapists.  Megan had joined the school after I had hired an attorney, as there was no autism program in our school district that was APPROPRIATE back in 1996. Megan has attended there ever since!  Over the years as we learned of Meg’s GI issues, parasitic infections,  bacterial infections, high and crazy viral titers, food intolerances, seizures (she had her first grand mal in class), and now autoimmunity, the staff has been so supportive and attentive to my daughter’s needs. I thank God we were lucky enough to be one of the first ten families chosen when the school opened as the epidemic was first taking its captives. 

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Levi Quackenboss Says, "Thanks for #TeamVax, CDC!"

ThanksfornothingWe've excerpted this post from Levi Quackenboss' blog with permission.

CDC have you done lost your mind?  What were the big brains in Atlanta thinking when they decided that the largest public health organization in the nation needed to stoop to meme-speak?

Let’s take a look at the meme that my tax dollars paid for. You’ve got your racially ambiguous doting mother with her tiny baby boy who’s clearly already had one round of vaccines because his bulging forehead circumference is in the 99th percentile.  It’s nice to see vaccine-injured babies represented.

So, you’re saying that vaccinating leads to a “safe” and “healthy” baby, is that right?  Liability-free and unavoidably unsafe vaccines given in greater quantity than any other time in history and directly correlating with the largest pediatric chronic illness crises our country has ever seen are safe and healthy?  This is the best you can do?  I wish you luck, I really do, but just like every other pressure tactic to emerge in recent years, my guess is that you’re doomed to fail.  Someone at Emory University is going to get a $10 million grant to do a study that announces your poorly designed and visually unappealing government memes caused vaccination rates to drop even further.

Let me break it down for you.  You are the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  As far as 95% of America knows, you are infallible.  Why do you need an ad campaign if you’re infallible?  You don’t.  When was the last time you saw a Rolls Royce commercial?  Never.  They don’t advertise.   They don’t have to. They’re infallible.

So why are you advertising?

Read the full post at Levi's blog.

LivingWhole Blogger Megan Heimer on #TeamVax from CDC

Sneetch unvaxedThanks to Megan Heimer of the Living Whole blog for her take on the #TeamVax campaign from CDC which attempts to divide parents as if we are Sneetches.


I’ve run across a few really good tidbits from the CDC’s social media accounts lately. The first one was on Twitter and it suggested taking a quiz to see which vaccines for infectious diseases you need if you have a chronic disease. The irony is enough to make anyone pass out.

First, vaccines don’t prevent chronic disease. Nobody with Crohn’s Disease wakes up in the morning and says, “Oh, I have Crohn’s, I should probably get an MMR vaccine.” Secondly, vaccines cause chronic disease. It’s written all over the package inserts,  PubMed database, and thousands of peer-reviewed studies. (Don’t bother telling the CDC, they already know.) Third, if you have a chronic disease, you’re more likely to suffer from a vaccine adverse reaction. (Logic would follow that a strong immune system is required to deal with the nasty in the shot and mount a “proper” response.)

I took the quiz twice, first as a pregnant lady and was recommended six vaccines (none proven safe or effective for pregnant women) and the second time as a “could become pregnant lady” and MMR and chicken pox were added to the list. (There was no box to check whether your chronic illness was caused by a prior vaccine.) 

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Mercury Documentary Trace Amounts Shows at United Nations' NGO Conference

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Eric Gladen and Shiloh Levine’s documentary, Trace Amounts, was featured as part of the United Nations 2015 NGO Conference.

Since Tuesday, hundreds of international Non-Governmental Organizations have been gathering at UN Headquarters in New York City to “Honor the Past, Recognize the Present, and Imagine the Future.” 

Yesterday, a crowd of 150 conference goers watched the film and attended the post-screening Q & A which featured Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Eric Gladen and Dr. Brian Hooker. Given the international reach of the conference, attendees particularly were interested to learn that, while the U.S. has reduced thimerosal in many vaccines on the childhood schedule, thimerosal-laden vaccines are still being widely distributed in developing countries, exposing millions of children to the risks of mercury.

  Trace Amounts UN Panel

A video of the post screening Q & A will be available in a few weeks and will posted widely. 



One Lie Two Many: From Vietnam to Vaccines, the CDC is Exposed for a Second Time in the New Book Vaccine Whistleblower

Dr William ThompsonBy James O. Grundvig

It appears that the only thing dirtier than the ingredients found in vaccines is the science behind vaccine safety.

In the new book, Vaccine Whistleblower: Exposing the Autism Research Fraud at the CDC, attorney Kevin Barry has provided context to a series of tapes that were recorded last summer by Brian Hooker, PE, PhD, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) senior epidemiologist Dr. William Thompson.

Had someone not blown the whistle on the CDC whistleblower last August 2014, Thompson would have divulged a lot more. Needless to say, when he was outed last August, with the most powerful Vaccine Whistleblower Skyhorse Publishingpeople in the media and government away on vacation, by the time Labor Day came around the story had lost its lift.

Being outed prematurely forced Dr. Thompson to hire a law firm that specializes in protecting whistleblowers against retaliation.

Press Release on Dr. William Thompson

After Dr. Thompson introduced himself in the August 27, 2014, presser, he stated:

“I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data were collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.”

Today, outed for a second time with the book being published by Skyhorse Publishing (disclosure: my publisher for 3 upcoming books) without Thompson’s permission, the “raw” tapes, which had been transcribed, evolved into a coherent narrative on some of the darker elements of the “science of justification,” allegedly perpetrated by the agency that is tasked with the health, wellbeing and prevention of diseases of Americans.

Sobering Numbers

Since 2000, parents of autistic children have suspected that the United States’ childhood immunology program has run amok with as many as three times the number of vaccines given to U.S. children than any other nation in the world.

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Forbes Magazine & CDC’s Rogue Scientist

Poul thorsenBelow is Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s response to Emily Willingham's August 10th article in Forbes titled Hey, Interpol, I Found Your Autism Researcher Fugitive.

By Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Emily Willingham

Emily Willingham's strained defense of CDC’s rogue researcher, the international fugitive, Poul Thorsen, is yet more evidence that Forbes prioritizes Pharma's mercantile interests ahead of the health of American children.   (“Hey, Interpol, I Found Your Autism Researcher Fugitive”, Forbes, August 10, 2015)[1]

Stark facts belie Willingham's dismissive assertion that Thorsen is merely the creature of an anti-vaccine conspiracy mill. Poul Thorsen is subject of a 22-count indictment by the US Department of Justice for wire fraud and money laundering in connection with more than $1 million in research grants that he allegedly pilfered from CDC as he was ginning up fraudulent studies to “prove” that vaccines don’t cause autism.[2] His crimes have won him a slot on HHS's "most wanted" list.[3] (Oddly, US Officials have not requested an extradition order against Thorson despite a treaty providing for extradition between the US and Denmark).  Thorsen has also been disgraced and dismissed by his former employer, Aarhus University.[4] As of 2014, Denmark’s university hospital system has permanently expelled him from practice. The fact that he is roaming free and is easy to find, despite the US Federal indictment, does not imply Thorsen’s innocence, as Willingham suggests. Rather it suggests a lack of enthusiasm by HHS and CDC to press for his capture and extradition. The agency undoubtedly fears that a public trial would expose the pervasive corruption throughout CDC’s vaccine division and the fragility of the science supporting CDC’s claims about thimerosal safety.  

Dr. Thorsen is one of the co-authors and data manager for two leading foreign studies offered by CDC as the foundation of its claims that vaccines do not cause autism. Only purposeful misstatement or journalistic sloth can account for Willingham’s declaration that Thorsen’s conclusions “have not been called into question”. For over a decade, myriad critics have exposed those studies as brazen fraud. Thorsen’s thimerosal study, Madsen et al. 2003,[5]  is one of the principle publications offered by CDC to exculpate thimerosal – the mercury based vaccine preservative from suspicion that it causes autism (The Institute of Medicine largely based its milestone 2004 finding that thimerosal was safe on Madsen et al. 2003, another similarly flawed Scandinavian study, one study from the United Kingdom and two American studies, both of which CDC whistleblower, William Thompson recently exposed as dubious).  Madsen et al. 2003 purports to show that autism rates increased in Denmark after the Danish government removed thimerosal from vaccines in 1992.[6] But critics point out that the alleged increase in autism was the illusory artifact of Denmark’s new reporting protocols. 

Here’s how Madsen, Thorsen and the CDC team crafted their deception:  In 1992, the year after Denmark fully enacted the phase-out of thimerosal, it required, for the first time,that outpatient autism cases be reported on the government’s national health registry. Prior to 1993, only inpatient cases were reported representing approximately 7% of the total. The new requirements increased the reported autism cases by thirteen-fold.[7]   Furthermore, the registry’s inpatient body count prior to 1993 omitted the patients at Copenhagen’s largest autism clinic which housed 20% of the national total.  After 1993, the clinic’s patients were included.[8] Finally, Denmark enlarged the diagnostic criteria for autism in 1994 increasing the potential number of autism cases in the registry by up to 25-fold.[9]  Dr. Thorsen and his cronies took advantage of the artificial rise caused by the new registry rules to fraudulently conclude that real autism incidence had increased following thimerosal’s ban.  This, of course, was craven chicanery - but the fraud got worse.

Despite the “cheats” in the Madsen et al 2003 paper, the Registry data still showed a pesky drop in autism rates between 1999 and 2001 in 7-9 year old children.  This was significant since these children were the first generation born after Denmark’s thimerosal phase out in 1992.  Leaked CDC documents show that the authors responded to this with an audacious breach of established protocols, deleting that entire year class from the final published version of the study.  That maneuver constituted scientific fraud of the highest order; CDC scientists deliberately manipulated the final dataset to prevent public disclosure of the decrease in autism since it did not support the study’s conclusion that there was no association between thimerosal and autism.  Secret CDC emails obtained by SafeMinds via former Congressman Dave Weldon, show that the decision to omit the 2001 year data was made at the suggestion of Poul Thorsen with the direct approval of CDC’s then Developmental Disabilities Branch Director, Coleen Boyle[10] and against the pleas of the Danish study’s primary author, Kreesten Madsen. [11] (Coleen Boyle made her bones at CDC orchestrating the infamous coverup of the links between Agent Orange and Vietnam vet morbidity during the 1980s).  It’s no wonder that CDC is not anxious for a public trial of Poul Thorsen.  Danish journalist, Ulla Danielsen has speculated that Thorsen’s carefree lifestyle in Denmark and the fact that he has never been interrogated by police despite the extradition treaty between the US and Denmark – is evidence that US agencies are protecting him.[12]

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Join Thunderclap #CDCwhistleblower #GarbageCan Event

Vaccine Whistleblower Skyhorse PublishingCDC science fraud exposed in a new book from Skyhorse Publishing, written by Kevin Barry.  Buy the book here.

Join the  campaign to alert Congress to the #CDCwhistleblower campaign here.

Autism Education Summit in Dallas This September!

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Save the date! September 25 - 27 in affordable, sunny Dallas, Texas. Visit the the AES site for details.  Registration is just $79!


Dad's Huddle 

Join NFL star Ryan Neufeld for a Dad's Huddle bringing fellow Warrior Dads together to kick-off an evening of hope, insight, and support for fathers of children with autism spectrum disorders. 


Friday Night Pub Crawl Hosted by 


Come meet fellow warriors, conference-goers, doctors, speakers, and exhibitors. Refresh with a drink while you connect.  Attendees will have a chance to win a front-of-the-line pass to Saturday's Celebrity Signing. 

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BrownsteinAugust 14, 2015

Dear Representative Lawrence,

I have tried to contact your office by email and phone without success.  I am a board-certified physician who practices in your district—West Bloomfield, MI. 

I am concerned about the problems at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.  One year ago today, a CDC senior scientist whistleblower, Dr.  William Thompson, came forward and admitted that crucial data was altered in an important 2004 CDC scientific paper that found no correlation with the MMR vaccine and autism.  Dr. Thompson stated that his superiors pressured him to alter the data in this paper to hide the association between the MMR vaccine and autism.  

The unaltered data showed a 240% increase risk in autism in African American male boys who were given the vaccine before 36 months of age.  Furthermore, the study found that there was a 69% increase in autism in any male child given the vaccine before 36 months of age.  Incredibly,  the 2004 published paper omitted that data.

Dr. Thompson states that he has the original data and the information that indicates that his superiors wanted the data altered.  In fact, Dr. Thompson claims that his superiors ordered him and his fellow authors to throw the incriminating evidence into a garbage can.    


To: Rob Ring, Subject: Vaccine Autism Research


By Ginger Taylor

So, yesterday I posted an email I had written to Dr. Tom Insel, head of IACC. You can read it Ring AShere.  I asked if someone could please send me Autism Speaks' Rob Ring's email. And someone kindly obliged. Here's the email I sent to Rob Ring.  Both of the emails are a response to the post Katie Wright ran on Thursday regarding the complete and total and seemingly purposeful disregard both Ring and Insel have for meaningful autism research.

Subject: Vaccine Autism Research
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2015 16:36:37 -0400
From: Ginger Taylor
To: Rob Ring

Mr. Ring,

As you might understand, it is quite frustrating for parents who are reading the research on autism, and who see its links to vaccines over and over again, to hear Autism Speaks claim there are no links between the two. 
I am sure that in the cloistered circle in which you operate, the line that vaccines are not linked to autism works just fine, as everyone's paycheck depends on toting that line.  However, you need to understand, out here in the real world, where we actually live, that claim is absurd.  Because parents can read.  You sound silly.

So I am sending you a list I have complied of research papers that show the links between vaccines and autism, and the mechanisms by which it is happening.  The document of the 101 abstracts is attached, and I keep a current list online here:

Now you can finally get started on THE most promising lines of inquiry on ways to prevent and treat most cases of autism!

But let's be honest, you won't.  If you wanted to, you would have done so a long time ago.

In fact I have it on good authority that you don't even bother responding to emails of this nature, even from struggling parents, because you care so little about making any difference in the actual live of families struggling with these complex and burdensome medical issues.  Because again, talking about the real research does not further your cause.  I mean Pfizer's cause.

So I feel perfectly comfortable in sending you grandstanding emails like this, that call you out on being a phony who does not even remotely begin to fulfill Autism Speak's mission statement, because I have the utmost confidence that you will simply continue to ignore me, the research,  the Thorsen scandal, the Thompson scandal, the Merck MMR Mumps scandal, Verstraeten's first draft, Boyle's emails, DeStefano's admission that no one has ever looked to see if vaccines can cause autism in individual cases, #GarbageCan, #VAXwhistleblower, Unanswered Questions, Bruesewitz v. Wyeth, the willful ignorance of the entire medical establishment of vaccine induced encephalopathy, as well as the reports on VICP by Stanford Law, American University Law, The Associated Press, and the US GAO.

Because when the research list reaches 200, or 300, or 400 citations, you still will ignore it.  Until the day that it is no longer simply our children's health and functioning on the line, but your paycheck and your career.

But do get in touch if you decide to change your mind and stop looking like the CEO of a Tobacco company trying to deny that their products cause cancer 40 years after we knew they did.


Ginger Taylor, MS
Autism Mom
Adventures In Autism
Vaccine Epidemic

To: Tom Insel, Subject: Vaccine Autism Research

By Ginger Taylor

Subject: Vaccine Autism Research
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:18:33 -0400
From: Ginger Taylor 
To: Tom Insel 
Dr. Insel,

For the last several years you seem to have failed to be able to find any research that links vaccines and autism.  I have complied a list of the research that you have missed and I am sending it to you so you can get started on furthering research on these specific lines of inquiry, and on drafting reasonable safety measures to prevent further cases of vaccine induced autism.  The list currently has 101 citations.

I have also posted a copy online, in case that format is more easily accessible to you.

I am available for any questions you have on these matters. 

Hey... does anyone have Rob Ring's so I can send him the list too?  I want to help him get started on the real work.

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#GarbageCan and #Vaxwhistleblower Facts About CDC MMR Science Fraud

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Where is the Justice in the Poul Thorsen Case? Four Years and Counting…

Where's Poul 3 A GamondesDOJ loses Thorsen file. Thank you to Beth Clay for this excerpt. Please bookmark her blog and read the full post here.

By Beth Clay

August 3, 2015: The last couple of weeks there was a lot of conversation online, in Washington and by the media about what is more important to many Americans – aborted babies or hunted lions.

The release of video showing Planned Parenthood doctors and staff discussing aborted babies whose body parts are being provided to research organizations (for payment) outraged many and spurred some legislators to call for an ending of taxpayer funding of the non-abortion services provided by the organization. Planned Parenthood quickly responded with a high dollar television media campaign blitz to ‘win the hearts and minds’ of Americans.

Just as this story was peaking, every news station and show for days covered the tragic story of Cecil, a ‘much beloved’ lion in Africa who was killed by an American big game hunter. Both of these stories are pretty horrible. In the priority setting vein of thought, two things have happened during this same time frame in which comparisons are warranted.

•Media Priority: At the same time the media storm blew in on Cecil the Lion, a revelation that has been a year in the making happened on the floor of the United States House of Representatives which should have led every news story on every network across the country, but so far has been completely ignored by all but a few online media outlets. While there were observations made that ‘the mainstream media’, i.e. CBS, NBC, and ABC gave more attention to the story of Cecil than the story of Planned Parenthood. None of the networks or cable news shows gave air time to the Posey floor speech.

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Message To Politicians: You Take Away Vaccination Rights We Take Away Your Position

Richard PanIn response to the passage of California SB277, a bill that removes parental vaccination choice except for medical exemptions (which imply previous vaccine injury and are therefore reactive, not proactive in protecting children, unlike a religious or philosophical exemption) a recall effort is underway to remove Senator (Dr.) Richard Pan, pharmatrician/pediatician (not a typo) and sponsor of the bill.   We've had impeachment proceedings against a President for personal behavior that in no way threatened American lives. This recall is a way to send a strong message to politicians - if you take away our rights, we will work to take away your position.  We first told you about the recall on July 4th - Announcing the Recall Campaign of Senator Richard Pan.

SacBee reports Effort to recall Richard Pan over vaccine bill cleared for signatures.

Thwarted in the Legislature, opponents of California’s vaccine mandate law have turned to the ballot box with a recall aimed at Senate Bill 277’s champion.

A campaign to recall Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, the pediatrician who carried the bill requiring full vaccinations for schoolchildren, has been cleared to advance to the signature-gathering phase. Proponents have until Dec. 31 to collect 35,926 verified signatures from the 436,318 registered voters in his district.

Crafted in response to a measles outbreak that began in Disneyland, SB 277 spurred a furious backlash from parents assailing a loss of child-rearing autonomy and insisting that vaccines are unsafe. As they lined up at hearings to testify against the bill, many vowed to make lawmakers pay at election time.

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Submit Presidential Debate Question RE Vaccination Rights To Fox Today

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The Republican Primary debate is being held on Thursday night. We want to make sure that parental medical rights are part of the debate.   Fox News needs this form TODAY. Act now please.

We are asking our readers to submit this EXACT question below to Fox News for the first Presidential Primary Debate on Thursday. Simply copy the verbiage, click the link, scroll down to the 3rd box (submit a question) and click upload.  Here is the verbiage and question:

The California legislature just passed a law to strip parents of children in daycare, preschool and grades K-12 of their right to make informed, voluntary vaccination decisions for their children. Parents are now compelled to vaccinate their children except for very limited medical exemptions or keep them out of school. Due in large part to special interest lobbying, other states are now considering new vaccine legislation. 

Do you support the fundamental parental right to make medical decisions on behalf of children? 

Here's the link and what the form looks like:

Debate Form Fox

New Book From Skyhorse Publishing: Vaccine Whistleblower Exposing Autism Research Fraud at the CDC

Exposing one of the biggest government cover-ups of the twenty-first century, Kevin Barry blows the lid off of corporate greed, Big Pharma corruption, and the lies that are harming our children.

Vaccine Whistleblower

Exposing Autism Research Fraud at the CDC

Vaccine Whistleblower Skyhorse Publishing

By Kevin Barry, Esq.

Foreword by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., JD, LLM

Preface by Dr. Boyd E. Haley

A first-hand account on the link between vaccines and autism from a CDC insider brave enough to tell the truth.

“Parents making decisions about their children’s health deserve to have the best information available to them. They should be able to count on federal agencies to tell them the truth.” —Representative Bill Posey

On July 29th, 2015, Rep. Bill Posey, R-Florida, addressed the U.S. House of Representatives, describing himself as, “absolutely, resolutely pro-vaccine.” However, Rep. Posey implored the House to launch a thorough investigation into the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for fraud, misrepresentation, and manipulation of data linking vaccines to autism.

He then began to read from the transcripts of Dr. William Thompson.

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Age of Autism Makes an Appeal to Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon

NicolaSturgeonOnce again Age of Autism highlights the disgraceful predicament of Andrew MacVicar and his family. Andrew is an autistic adult of 53 who is incarcerated and being forced to undergo medication with risperdal (a treatment for psychosis) against his will. Following his mother Christine’s harrowing account which we published two weeks ago she writes under the column today:

Just to bring this up to date. Andrew has now collapsed two days running and the hospital says it can find nothing wrong with him.

My son is terrified that he will die and angry that this is being done to him. The UN clearly states that this is torture.

This is human abuse on a high scale and we call upon Nicola Sturgeon to intervene to make sure that Andrew ‘s torment ends. Under new National Health Service guidelines Andrew might very well be protected in England.  We suggest it scarcely makes any difference whether Scotland is governed by a faceless, indifferent bureaucracy in London or a faceless, indifferent bureaucracy in Edinburgh.  NICOLA, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

Maybe I've Been Wrong? Vaccine Choice.

WrongwayBy Robert M. Snee

Maybe I’ve been wrong?   Maybe parents shouldn’t have a choice to say no to vaccines that are recommended by medical professionals clearly more knowledgeable than us.  After all, none of them, from the drug manufacturers on down to the pediatricians have any economic interest in making sure that each and every person is given each and every possible injection, right?  The politicians who have supported and voted for the denial of my right as a parent to make all medical decisions after giving informed consent, surely haven’t been bought and paid off by the lobbyist’s dollars filling their campaign coffers, right?  After all, the science is settled, right?

If a parent doesn’t have a choice and is prevented from saying no to vaccines based on religious or philosophical reasons, then they will be off the hook!  A parent will no longer need to feel guilt when their child is injured or dies because they didn’t get informed on the known, but intentionally minimized risks of vaccines, and then wish they could go back in time and make a different decision for the health of their child.  They will no longer have to lay awake nights, unable to sleep, regretting that they blindly and ignorantly followed their doctor’s and the CDC’s recommended vaccine schedule.  They would be able to sleep comfortably, knowing that the lifelong care their child needs is part of their sacrifice to the “greater good” of society. (Except that their high needs child might have issues that demand attention in the middle of the night, interrupting their guilt free, deep sleep) Their child was just a loser in the lottery of adverse effects. No choice, no control, no blame, no guilt.   After all, what is good for everyone is good for the individual, right?  The rights of society are more important than individual rights, aren’t they?

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RT Television: Debate Rages Over MMR

Russian rouletteFrom RT TV - (Russian TV) whose motto is, "Question More."  If only USA TV had the same yaytsa.....

Published on Jul 21, 2015 A worldwide debate is raging over possible links between Autism and the all-in-one childhood vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella known as MMR.

This video features Dr. Andrew Wakefield and Allison Edwards, mother of Jon.

Breaking News: Congressman Posey On House Floor CDC Authors of 2004 MMR Paper Destroyed Documents

PoseyBreaking News (at 1hr 02mins 25seconds on the link):




AofA's Adriana Gamondes took the time to prepare this unofficial transcript.

July 29th, 2015 House Morning Hour

Congressman Bill Posey (R-FL) at 1:02:29

Thank you Mr. Speaker. I arrive today on matters of research and scientific integrity. 

To begin with, I am absolutely, resolutely pro-vaccine. Advancements in immunization have saved countless lives and have greatly benefited public health.  That being said, it’s troubling to me that in a recent senate hearing on childhood vaccination, it was never mentioned that our government has paid out over three billion dollars through a vaccine injury compensation program for children who have been injured by vaccinations. Regardless of the subject matter, parents making decisions about their children’s health deserve to have the best information available to them. They should be able to count on federal agencies to tell them the truth.

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Pfood Pharma and The Right to Know and No

No thanksPfood and Pharma have "most favored industry" status in America at this time.  Used to be the oil industry, the war machine and its tech/aviation/ship building companies. Used to be the auto industry. Tobacco. No more. Pfood and pharma are now intricately intertwined in your health and your healthcare. Politicians from coast to coast on both sides of the aisle aren't just chipping away at your right know and your right to say no, they are blasting it with dynamite. 

The "Dark Act" prevents states from allowing labeling of GMO food. And it passed the House of Representatives  this week on the heels of California's draconian vaccine rights limitation bill SB277.  Unfortunately, many of those who want knowledge and prevention of forced consumption of GMO products refuse to consider that the same forces are in effect when it comes to vaccination rights.

We should know what's in our food, how our food is grown, harvested, kept free of pests, fed, caged, slaughtered.  We should know what's in our vaccines. The risks. And we should have the right to know and to say "no."

DARK Act Passes but Fight for Americans’ Right to Know Far From Over

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AofA Book Contest: Victory Over Autism

Victory over autismWe're happy to share a new book from our friends at Skyhorse Publishing called "Victory over Autism" by Mary Romaniec.  Perhaps you heard Mary speak at Autism One last month?  We have a copy of her book for one lucky reader. Leave a comment to enter.  Buy the book here

Good luck!

Children are recovering from autism, as are their families.

Children are recovering from autism, and yet the general public is largely unaware that this is even possible, let alone happening at astounding rates. While traditional medicine continues to be stymied on the causes and potential remedies, other physicians and proactive parents have partnered to become a progressive force for change.

In Victory over Autism, Mary Romaniec takes the reader through the personal stages parents will experience when their child is first diagnosed with autism, and shows how to become part of the next generation of proactive parents who are making a difference in the well-being of their children and families. Romaniec explores the stages of grief associated with the diagnosis, followed by an examination of the winning attributes parents should—and will—possess or adopt as they strive toward the goal of better health and full recovery for their child.

Victory over Autism includes personal accounts of overcoming the autism odds, looking out for all family members, and addressing marriage issues, and explores ways of getting the parent into the mind-set that a victory over autism is a realizable goal.

Christmas in July. What the 21st Century Cures Act is Really About.

Vaccines-and-moneyBy Wayne Rohde

Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 344-77 to approve H.R. 6, better known as the 21st Century Cures Act.  I received a promotional email solicitation from Autism Speaks a few weeks ago to ask me to contact my representative and ask them to vote in favor of this legislation.

That is when my curiosity bugged me to actually investigate the 21st Century Cures Act.  And boy did the red flags pop up after reading the table of contents of the proposed bill.

The bill seeks to increase funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), nearly 9 billion, and asks the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to accelerate the rate of medical innovations.  Who can say no to this?  Maybe a few very stout fiscal hawks that voted against any new federal spending.  And there were a few that actually did.  

In a July 10th press release, Autism Speaks stated the following “We applaud the bipartisan efforts of Chairman Fred Upton and ranking member Congressman Diana DeGette for their leadership on H.R. 6, or the 21st Century Cares Act, to accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of the new treatments for all, including many families with autism,” said Liz Feld, president of Autism Speaks.  “Our advocates will continue the work of educating Senators on the importance of this legislation to our community and we are hopeful that H.R. 6 will move quickly through the Senate to bring us closer to new breakthroughs in medicine.”[i]

This bill really sounds very promising for all of us, those families dealing with autism, those individuals having to live with life altering disabilities, and those who live in pain daily dealing with chronic disease, those patients in need of a life-saving medical device.  So I ask you, who would vote against this?  The bill passed out of the House Energy Committee 51-0 and the complete House voted 344-77.

But as the old saying goes, the devil is in the details.  So let’s look behind the curtain, place a spotlight on the language of this fast moving bill and see where the cockroaches scatter.

We know that the pharmaceutical industry and medical device companies are responsible for drafting the language and promoting it to Congress.[ii]

I contacted several congressional offices seeking comment on the vote.  Most declined but a couple of unnamed staffers stated that the large increase in new federal spending without the promise of results led to decision to vote against the bill.  One staff member mentioned that the Congressman was not happy with the track record of NIH and credible research.  We have we heard that before?

One has to wonder about the speed of this bill being introduced in May of this year, receiving a fast committee vote and over whelming support for the full House.  I want to ask you to focus your attention to page 162-168 of this entire 360+ page bill.  Just seven pages.  It is like the infamous 16 words stuck in the middle of a 5,400 word document spoken by President Bush in the 2003 State of the Union speech.  Those 16 words dealt with the yellowcake uranium claim that Iraq was seeking to acquire from a nation in Africa.  And we all know where that claim led us.

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Reader Response to WaPo Article on Neurodiversity

App realityManaging Editor's Note:  Yesterday, we ran Anne Dachel's take on the Washington Post article on the joy of autism and the mirage of neurodiversity,  AofA reader Aimee Doyle wrote a pointed letter to the reporter and shared her letter in our comments. We thought it was an important point of view. If you would like to share your thoughts with Ms. Somashekar, you can reach her here.


Here's a copy of the email I sent to Ms. Somashekhar this morning. I'll post again if she gets back to me (unlikely). But I just couldn't let the article stand unchallenged.

__________________________ Dear Ms. Somashekhar: I have some comments on yesterday's article "In Autism, A sense of Comfort and Identity, Not Dread." I am the mother of a 25 year old man with profound autism, who will need lifelong care, so I speak with substantial experience of autism. I was disappointed in your article's narrow focus on the neurodiversity movement. Most individuals on the spectrum are not high functioning. Approximately a third of those on the spectrum are non-verbal; another third or so (my son falls into this category) are semi-verbal (some language, but not really able to write or hold a conversation). The remaining third have high functioning autism (some of whom can finish high school and hold a job with supports).

The percentage of individuals on the spectrum who have Asperger's syndrome and who can go to college, get a job, get married, have friends - participate in the neurodiversity movement! - is vanishingly small. Yet this is the population that you describe, and you imply that this "movement" includes all individuals with autism. Why does the media never cover the challenging aspects - both personal and societal - of moderate and severe autism?

I realize you interviewed and quoted Kim Stagliano, which was sort of a nod to balance, but was lost in the overall thrust of the article. However, you didn't discuss the tragedy of wandering - over 50% of individuals with autism wander, which has resulted in death by drowning or other causes.

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Levi Quackenboss "Coincidence Disorder Reaching Epidemic Levels"

Doctor-Quiet-734076Excerpted from the Levi Quackenboss blog:

Coincidence Disorder Reaching Epidemic Levels

Parents of disabled children, desperate to blame someone for their bad genetics or inexplicable acts of God, have taken to social media in recent years as a “vocal minority” to blame their woes on life-saving measures whose side effects we all know are exceedingly rare:  vaccines.

As much as our hearts break for these parents raising non-verbal autistic children in diapers at age 10, or whose kids go into anaphylactic shock six times a year from exposure to common everyday foods, or those with imperfect offspring who suffer from epilepsy and spend a quarter of the year hospitalized, we have to chalk these conditions up to the new epidemic of “Coincidence Disorder” because if there’s one thing we know about these mysteries:  they are not caused by vaccines.

There is no limit to the coincidences that these pathetic parents blame on the greatest inventions of the 20th century.  Take, for instance, when a seemingly-healthy baby is vaccinated for Hepatitis B before being discharged from the hospital, and suddenly that baby is incapable of suckling at the breast.  Never mind that mama had been breastfeeding for 48 hours already, this baby now has to be bottle fed because it has forgotten its eating reflex.  Babies are silly and sometimes these things just happen, right?  Did you see this study of little monkeys who weren’t able to suckle after a hep b vax?  Are we monkeys?  No, we are not.  We are plagued with Coincidence Disorder, and it’s tragic.

What about the 896 infant deaths after the Hib vaccine reported to VAERS  between 1990 and 2013?  Sometimes babies just die within 24 to 48 hours of the two or four-month routine immunizations.  Do you know why medical examiners never say that a child who died of SIDS in fact died from vaccines?  Because it’s not a box to check off on the form, that’s why.  Get used to those two and four month spikes in Coincidence Disorder.  Read the full post here.