By Aaron Mills
American citizens are growing weary of the political system, both on a national and local level. We have watched silently as our freedoms have been eroded, and our jobs shipped overseas. As the country was preoccupied with the usual media distractions, the Senate quietly passed the TPP trade agreement, a secret trade agreement that will pave the way for even more global corporate control over our free country. Here in California, citizens have been fighting an equally frustrating battle, as Senator Richard Pan's vaccine bill (SB277) was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown less than 24 hours after hitting his desk, against an outpouring of opposition. SB277 abolishes the religious and personal belief exemption for children entering school, and joins West Virginia and Mississippi as the only two states with such strict requirements. Children will be denied their California constitutional right to an education for merely opting out of one or more vaccines. By January 1, 2016, simply opting out of the Hepatitis B vaccine will ban the child from school admission and expel a child already enrolled at the beginning of the school year, while children who actually have Hep B are protected from discrimination for their illness. Similar vaccine bills have been shot down throughout the country this year because their legislators listened, yet California's highly controversial bill was fast tracked just like the TPP, with no regard for public opposition or any interest in revealing to the public all of the facts. Not unlike the TPP, SB277 has tragic future implications for this country. For as California goes, so goes the rest of the country, and mandated medical procedures seem to be a new benchmark.
Note: I'd like to thank Shelena for sharing this honest, raw post about her life. It's not easy to write about yourself, your family with such emotion. It takes guts. Please join me in welcoming her to Age of Autism. Share your story in our comments. This is a safe place to talk about the unvarnished and yes, often tarnished, lives we lead. Lives rearranged by autism. We do it out of duty and love.
By Shelena Jensen
Have babies. A simple, but strong, carnal female instinct that I had for as far back as I can remember. I never dreamed of a career. As other girls fantasized about being a teacher, doctor or veterinarian, I could never get excited about anything regarding adulthood, other than getting married, having babies, and being the best mother I could be.
My childhood pretty much sucked. You could say I fit the typical statistic of a child of divorce, abuse, poverty, and everything else that comes with that bullshit. My entire reason for not putting a bullet in my head as a teenager was meeting the love of my life and the strong will to have children and give them the kind of life I should have had. The kind of life, every child should have. I wanted to be the perfect mother. A stay at home mom who dedicates her life to her children.
I was going to be the mom who would wake up every day, ready to enrich my little baby's life with knowledge, creativity, optimism, and love. My child's home would always be clean, welcoming, safe, and nurturing. And most importantly, a home where the truth and love of Jesus would be shared.
I would be the mom that volunteers regularly in the classroom, goes on every field trip, never forgets a picture day, always sends her child to school, clean, well fed, happy, and ready to learn. The mom who would teach her child to be kind, intelligent and always remember to treat others as they would want to be treated.
I'd say I did a pretty good job at living up to this dream when my first son was born. A perfect 7 pound, 10 ounce baby boy with a head full of black hair, and a cry that could clear a room. Although I did develop a pretty bad case of postpartum depression, I was able to overcome it through prayer and guidance from God. Also, I’m sure the Zoloft didn’t hurt.
Nothing leads evil to its own destruction quicker than its own apparent success. It's how God leads the wicked to their demise.
Consider the slave-owning South prior to the American Civil War. A trickle of slaves, perhaps 1,000-5,000 were escaping each year (out of an estimated population of 3,000,000 slaves), beginning their lives in the North, and speaking freely of what they endured under the lash of their slave-masters.
The escaped slaves presented no existential threat to slavery. For those in the North who didn't quite know what to think about slavery, they were allowed to continue to exist in their state of uncertainty. Maybe slavery was good, maybe it was bad, but it was something that happened someplace else. They were not a part of it.
But that wasn't enough for the South. The escaped slaves drove them crazy. Just like the 1.5% of California schoolchildren who have a philosophical or religious exemption drive the pro-pharma forces crazy. You see, most doctors claim that even if you believe in the mythical concept of "herd immunity", it's somewhere around 90-93%. I'm not a math teacher, but even if you take 1.5% away from 100%, I calculate it at 98.5%. Check my math to see if I've got it right.
This Monday, the California Senate voted 24-14 in favor of SB 277, which would strip California parents of religious and philosophical exemptions to vaccines in order for their children to attend public school, something so draconian that even China and Russia have no similar laws. The measure is going to Governor Jerry Brown's desk for his signature. (As a footnote, Jerry Brown's father, Governor Pat Brown, signed the current parental exemptions into law in 1961. It's a great shame that yesterday's soulful, civil rights democrats have morphed into today's soul-less corporate democrats. Somebody needs to lead them back to their historic support of the rights of the individual.)
Californians from San Fran to San Diego are working to fight SB277, a bill that removes not only vaccine exemptions but literally removes healthy American children from the classroom. In special education we have a ruling known as FAPE - that is your right to a "Free and Appropriate Public Education," under the law of the land. FAPE gets left behind with 277. There are no clear answers as to what happens to kids on an IEP following SB277. The bill currently reads:
The bill would specify that its provisions do not prohibit a pupil who qualifies for an individualized education program, pursuant to specified laws, from accessing any special education and related services required by his or her individualized education program.
What does "access" mean? Would a speech therapist be dispatched to the home of every child on an IEP in California? Would school bus in the child for their 30 minute session then drive him home? What about the social inclusion goals on our kids' IEPs? Written out? Or would they be able to stand outside the classroom and peek in the windows?
Kids with communicable disease can attend school as long as they are vaccinated. Kids who are completely healthy but not fully compliant with the vaccine schedule will be forced out of school. The vaccines included are:
(2) Haemophilus influenzae type b.
(5) Pertussis (whooping cough).
(9) Hepatitis B.
(10) Varicella (chickenpox).
The irony that this is happening during the week of the July 4th holiday is not lost on us.
We've been taught by pharma lobbyists and public health officials that all disease is a source of fear and loathing. We've been taught that vaccination, despite it's limited efficacy and ability to injure, maim and even kill without concern from the press or medical community, is the end all and be all to.... what? To health? To safety? To a disease free state? To profit?
Another instance of medical tyranny that resembles SB277 in California is the Chinese "One Baby" rule put in place with "benign" intentions decades ago. Social medical engineering never beats mother nature. The result has been mass abortion of healthy female fetuses, the murder of female babies and a skewing of the natural order of male to female birth ratio.
Yes, there are Americans who care. Laura Hayes spoke out at a rally last week. Listen carefully. California is the beginning. Your state is next.
Here is the transcript of Laura's speech.
Laura Hayes’s Rally Speech Opposing SB277, 6-25-15
Ten weeks ago, I gave a speech on these very steps asking the question: How did we get here, to a time when our legislators are knowingly violating Constitutions, eliminating parental rights, throwing religious freedom out the window into the garbage can, and mandating forced medicine on the children of CA as extortion to attend school? The answer 10 weeks ago is the same today: Lies, lies, and more lies.
By Martin J. Walker
The corporations don’t have to lobby
government anymore; they are the government.
If we, as individuals, want to keep control of our democracy – rather than have a government paid for by corporate interest cheques – then we have to fight back now and make sure our system reflects the belief that people, not corporations, control our democracy.
Read the three parts combined here. Or read on Age of Autism.
The writing about vaccines and autism, both in the US and the UK tends to concentrate on the exacting circumstances of vaccine damage and such things as clinical trials. This is somehow inevitable, principally because both those who suffer and their parents have now such a full and stressful life, that they have little time for larger campaigns.
Politically, however, the broader issues of corporatism and the power of the pharmaceutical corporations are being obscured. And needless to say this, diminishment works in favour of the drug cartels.
During all my work on Dr Wakefield’s case and with the parents of vaccine damaged children in the UK, the pharmaceutical companies were the least mentioned behemoths. In fact, the cartels have successfully hidden behind this stilted discourse about whether or not mercury, or measles strain virus, is responsible for vaccine damage and regressive autism. As if only we could get the formula right everything would be OK! Eyes are forced continuously away from the real focus of the conflict, heads turned, away from the power of the global drug cartels and their decisions to treat every child in the world as if they were mirror images of each other.
The contemporary societies in the developed world are guided by two things, firstly the development of science and technology and secondly the ease of product introduction and continuous presence in the consumer market. Let’s take fruit and vegetables, while bearing in mind mobile phones. From the 1950s onwards new chemical pesticides began to be used by agricultural growers. The consequence of the first pesticide use was a massive increase in cancers amongst farmers, particularly in the New World and Oceania. Commensurate with this development came that of the supermarket.
The consequences of the supermarket were a fall in the knowledge of shoppers about nutrition, the advent of plastic bags in the millions - which were to become an environmental outrage, and the disappearance of aspects of the community, little conversation during shopping, the demise of the corner shop and a seeming lack of need for people to grow their own food, followed later by attempts to stop people growing their own food (1). As well a growing use of energy in the form of air miles and a growing exploitation of workers in foreign lands.
When food production turned from businesses to corporations, small groups of people got very rich and more deeply able to control both the production of food and its distribution. Along with this growth of financial elites and large corporations, came a growing lack of control for consumers. Parts of the budgets of agricultural corporations were used to propagandise against organic food and domestically grown food.
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It is time for us to write to Jason Chaffetz, the new Chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, to respectfully request that he move forward with holding hearings on Dr. William Thompson's admission that he participated in the cover up of links between vaccines and autism at the Centers for Disease Control.
We have learned from Dr. Thompson that a causal link between autism in black boys and the MMR vaccine, when given before age of three, was suppressed by CDC “higher-ups.” Through the use of a collection of unethical statistical tricks, these senior officials at CDC chose to publish “reassuring” findings when the honest result of their analysis showed clear links between early vaccination with MMR and autism risk, both in African American boys and children with “isolated” (meaning normal in all other respects) autism. Members of Congress have spent many months reviewing the documents that Dr. Thompson turned over, debating which committee had proper jurisdiction in the matter, and have settled on OGR. Now we begin the process of holding OGR to the task of investigating this 15-year-long national scandal in depth.
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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.
Simpson University biology professor, Dr. Brian Hooker, never imagined he'd find himself on a stage with Robert Kennedy, Jr., a minister for the Nation of Islam, and all of it taking place in a sanctuary of the Church of Scientology Community Center in Los Angeles, CA. Such are the curious alliances that the fight against SB 277, the proposed law which would remove children from public schools based on their vaccination status, has created.
But perhaps he shouldn't have been so surprised. Things had been moving at a rapid pace in the past few weeks as the fight against SB 277 had gone into battle mode.
Dr. Hooker, Barry Segal, Eric Gladen, Shiloh Levine, and Robert Kennedy, Jr. had met with Minister Louis Farrakhan in Chicago during the Autism One Conference in late May and talked about the revelations of CDC whistle-blower, William Thompson that senior government scientists had concealed an increased incidence of autism in African-American males from earlier administration of the MMR shot. Farrakhan was deeply disturbed by the information.
Maybe it shouldn't have surprised Dr. Hooker to find himself at a United Methodist Church in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 listening to Minister Louis Farrakhan preach to an inter-faith audience of approximately 1,400 people. Near the end of his speech, Farrakhan called on the group to oppose SB 277 and urged them to call their Congressional representatives and demand that Dr. William Thompson be subpoeaned to appear before the American people and tell the truth about what had been done. Minister Farrakhan pledged to support this effort. On October 10, 2015 there will be a large march in Washington D. C. to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. Two weeks later, on October 24, 2015, the Nation of Islam will lead a protest at the CDC demanding that Dr. Thompson appear before Congress.
Later that night, Minister Farrakhan hosted a gathering for about 100 leading black entertainment figures at a private home in Tarzana and repeated his call for them to oppose SB 277 and demand that Dr. William Thompson be subpoeaned to appear before Congress. Dr. Hooker was impressed by Minister Farrakhan's command of the science. As a scientist, Dr. Hooker finds most people mess up the science when they try to talk about it, but it was clear to Hooker that Farrakhan had listened closely.
Dr. Hooker had initially been wary of becoming close to such a controversial figure as Minister Farrakhan, but in all his interactions he has found the man to be warm, welcoming, and inclusive. Few other public figures have shown such curiosity and commitment to getting to the bottom of the autism epidemic. I think God delights in using such unexpected vessels of grace to further His work. Many in the community may feel we need to wait for other, more prominent, less controversial figures, but I for one have been waiting more than twelve years for such a person or group to step forward. If others feel differently and want to continue to wait, that is certainly their right.
By Martin J. Walker
Read part ONE here.
Part Two: Mandatory Vaccines, the rise of science as ideology: A Brave New World in the offing
Data is not information; information
is not knowledge; knowledge
is not wisdom. Frank Zappa
Last week the California Senate Appropriations Committee, voted on the Bill SB 277, beginning what many Senators believe will end the right to personal and religious exemption and introducing ‘almost’ mandatory vaccination. Rather than develop the more complex science of understanding which children might be variously and adversely affected by vaccine, as Wilson recommended, the vote and other political signs, moved the vaccine industry and their shills deeper into the political matrix of US society.
This early vote by has paved the way for a larger vote in the California senate which will make final the mandatory law regarding vaccination of children before kindergarten – failure to comply will lead to children being denied access to state schools in California (2). Such a law would make California one of three states along with Mississippi and West Virginia that does not allow personal or religious exemptions to vaccine laws.
In some ways the issue of mandatory vaccinations is intellectually complex. Should the individuals beliefs take precedent over the alleged public health risk to the majority? In a world where the public have no say in the manufacture or regulation of vaccines, why should they have these vaccines forced upon them? In a world where scientists and vaccine producers lie without discretion about adverse reactions caused to individual children, why do parents have no power to seek reparation and compensation for the damage caused by these vaccines? Why in an apparent democracy should parents who strongly object to this medical intervention, be forced at the cost of all kinds of social withdrawal, to see their children vaccinated?
By Martin J Walker
Part One: Sir Graham Wilson and The Hazards of Immunisation
Everything faded into mist.
The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten.
The lie became the truth. George Orwell, 1984
Sir Graham S. Wilson, 1895-1987, Director of the UK Public Health Laboratory Service, for over 20 years until 1963, was a real scientist, whose writing is underscored with the kind of uncertainty that genuine scientists always have.
In his 1967 book, The Hazards of Immunization, (1) in 24 chapters, he outlined the problems which can occur with vaccination. So varied and so determinedly stated were his concerns that towards the end of the book he tells the reader that while in the US he was castigated for being anti vaccination. He denies this, but it is clearly evident that he thought attention to detail and the examining all aspects of vaccine adverse reaction was vital.
Science, scientists and vaccine corporations, have, however, changed radically over the last 50 years and Wilson’s present day equivalents are unrelenting dogmatists for whom money, licences and patents come before serious intellectually driven research. These modern mercenaries, pundits, vaccine promoters and shills have been arguing for some time for hundreds of viral strains to be included in one vaccine.
Oddly arguments are phrased not in scientific terms, but the subject is talked over with bizarre expressions such as ‘we can combine as many viral strains as we want’, and with simple arguments about convenience and lower costs, such as ‘why go to the doctors on different occasions when you can get a hundred shots in one vaccination’ – save money and time. The marketing approach to vaccines is no different to that of washing powders.
Perhaps it is just the cynic in me that I can rarely look at a media news story without a measure of skepticism. And perhaps it is also that my job as a reporter has me looking at the story from a different angle. . .the one not reported.
So when a seeming rash of ‘shaken baby’ syndrome stories began to appear with regularity in news segments and in print, I began to take notice because the “culprit” was immediately deemed some sort of derelict or troubled dirt bag with mental health issues that probably led to the assault on the infant.
However my radar was up on the possible other side of these stories because of our family’s experience with vaccine injury. You see, a vaccine injured infant can in fact mimic the symptoms of shaken baby syndrome.
In a 2001 article published in the Medical Sentiel, Dr. Harold Buttram, M.D., presented a compilation of 25 cases of individuals accused or convicted of SBS, drawing attention to the similarities of SBS symptoms and those of a child affect by vaccines. It was Dr. Buttram’s contention that there are people in jail now, wrongly accused of something they did not do.
Dr. Buttram wrote that what we are seeing a growth in is not SBS, but something entirely different:
A New Syndrome? Based on observation and a limited but suggestive body of medical literature, it appears that we may be witnessing in many SBS cases the adverse effects from interactions of highly potent vaccines given in combination. These potentially include: Hepatitis B (hemorrhagic vasculopathies, autoimmune reactions, neuropathies), Hemophilus influenza (hypersensitization), tetanus (hyper-sensitization), and pertussis (hypersensitization, brain edema, and the effects of endotoxin in causing vascular inflammation and hyper-coagulability).
The vaccine program is a disaster, kids are getting hurt, docs don't have to know anything about vaccines and we are left by ourselves to clean up the damage. Readers here know this well. Here is how it breaks down.
You got your one percent vaccine corruption, then you got your ninety nine percent ignorance and most of that is now willful ignorance.
(Seriously, the Polings went on CNN SEVEN YEARS AGO. To not know about the vaccine encephalopathy=autism discussion as a practicing pediatrician is willful ignorance.)
There are a hand full of corrupt bastards at the top of the vaccine industry (in both the public and private sectors, and the boundarylessness of the “public/private partnership") who have behaved very badly. They have lied about vaccine safety, they have covered up vaccine autism links, they have published phony research, and they have failed to tell the public about true vaccine risks. They are responsible for grievous harm to an entire generation of American Children.
But the thing is, they are actually a very small number of people. We talk about how vastly corrupt the vaccine program is, and it is vastly corrupt, but only the vaccine program “One Percenters” are actually generating the fraud. The rest of them are just propping it up by towing the “you must have 70 doses of 14 vaccines or the world will end,” line.
They are doing it because they are paid to do it, or because they take orders so they can keep working, or because they have been sold a line of bullshit that they are saving the world from “anti-vaxxers” who want to bring back disease, or because they simply don't want to get attacked for going against the flow. But the thing is, no matter why they are doing it, what they are actually doing is shielding Gerberding and DeStefano and Boyle and Yeargin-Allsopp and Insel and Thorsen and Insert RICO Eligible Name Here, from being put under oath and being cross examined under threat of perjury.
I want to scream, “WHY?! WHY ARE YOU ALLOWING YOURSELVES TO BE USED TO KEEP CRIMINALS OUT OF JAIL! WHY ARE YOU ALLOWING YOURSELVES TO BE LIED TO AND USED TO HARM YOUR OWN PATIENTS TO PROTECT THESE MONSTERS!”
The Vaccine One Percenters can't answer our questions... won't answer our questions... won't answer for their behavior... so they keep throwing people in between us and them to delay the inevitable. This most commonly now takes the form of, “Vaccines are safe. If you have questions, ask your pediatrician.” But of course when we ask our pediatricians the real questions, their answers are some version of:
1. I have no idea what you are talking about.
2. Well my choice is to vaccinate, so yours should be too.
As an ad hoc organization representing over 1,300 Texas families, Texans for Vaccine Choice is dismayed by the recent change announced by the American Medical Association regarding a patient’s right to opt out of immunizations. Inserting itself into legislative policy-making, the AMA, an “advocacy” group of dues-paying members, has determined that states should eliminate non-medical exemptions to vaccines. According to the June 9 press release, immunizations should be “mandatory for admission to schools and other public venues.”
In the event that elected officials are misled by the new AMA policy, thinking that it is an organization which speaks solely for physicians and has only public health in mind, Texans for Vaccine Choice would like to clarify a few points:
Of the United States of America
And to the Republic
For which it stands
With liberty and justice for all
Tell that to California. The recent mood is more July 14, than June 14 n'est ce pas? Keep knitting.
Resolution in Response to the California Democratic Party (CADEM)
WHEREAS, the CADEM has shown a complete disregard for the public which it is supposed to be serving,
WHEREAS, the CADEM has refused to listen to the testimony, questions, and pleas of thousands of its constituents, many of whom have been irreparably injured by vaccines and many of whom are persons with advanced science degrees and are highly educated including PhDs, MDs, doctors of chiropractic, engineers, educators, etc.
WHEREAS, the CADEM has refused to allow an open forum in which constituents are allowed to speak, belittling and ridiculing in the most rude and disrespectful manner those who came before them, even going so far as to turn off the microphone if a citizen dared to utter more than his name, place of residence and whether they were for or against the bill,
WHEREAS, the CADEM has demonstrated a dangerous, irresponsible ignorance of the substance and ramifications of the bill SB277 which it is vociferously supporting,
WHEREAS, the CADEM has engaged in willful outright lying or has tolerated and accepted lying about the science, politics and public health benefit and risk of vaccination with regard to the legislative process surrounding SB277 which constitutes a betrayal of their solemn duty to serve,
WHEREAS, the CADEM has steadfastly refused to acknowledge and consider those injured and even killed by vaccines and the dangers of vaccination, despite scientific research, VAERS data, manufacturer's inserts, and clear constituent testimony,
WHEREAS, the CADEM has glaringly omitted from its public discussion of vaccine safety and efficacy, the fact that Dr. William Thompson, senior scientist in the CDC's Immunization Division, came forward as a whistleblower in August of 2014, declaring that the CDC had deliberately omitted critical data from its own vaccine safety research which clearly implicated the MMR vaccine as a cause of autism when given to children before 36 months of age, that Dr. Thompson implicated the mercury preservative thimerosal in the flu and other vaccines as a cause of tics and autism-like symptoms in children, that Dr. Thompson stated that his boss has asked him to lie, that Dr. Thompson has handed over thousands of pages of documentation to the office of Florida Rep. Posey regarding the CDC's corruption with regard to vaccination science and policy, that Dr. Thompson has been granted official whistleblower protection and is awaiting Congress' invitation to testify before them, testimony which will likely materially shake the scientific foundation upon which current vaccine policy is based and implicate the CDC's Immunization Division and others in high offices forming public health policy as involved in a massive fraud that has harmed and put in harm's way untold numbers of American and global citizens, and which any reasonable person would obviously recognize as a reason to preempt the entertainment of the institution of any legislative mandates or changes to current law at least until this formal hearing occurs,
If Merck ($MRK) has answers regarding the efficacy of its mumps vaccine, it's not being forthright, says a letter filed by an attorney representing two former Merck virologists who are now whistleblowers.
Originally filed in 2010, the suit claims that the pharma giant skewed the tests of its U.S.-exclusive mumps vaccine by adding animal antibodies to blood samples, resulting in 95% efficacy that kept competitors--who couldn't match the efficacy--off the market. And since the original suit, the new filing claims, Merck has been "consistently evasive," in providing answers, saying it can't run a new clinical trial to determine the efficacy and only providing 50-year-old data on the jab.
Instead, Merck has been "hiding behind a facade of confusion and obfuscation as to what efficacy means," the letter states, even though the attorneys say "efficacy is a common term used throughout the industry to identify how well a vaccine works. It is also a term Merck has, until now, freely used throughout these proceedings to describe how well its vaccine works."
Read more here.
I met Josh Coleman at the first screening of "Trace Amounts" that I co-hosted in Sacramento a few months ago. He and another dad had been unable to secure tickets, as it sold out, but decided to trek to Sacramento in hopes of seeing the movie anyway...they did :)
Josh has been involved in fighting SB277 from the beginning, and soon into the fight, I learned that he is a skilled and talented videographer. He is the one who has shot much of the footage I have sent to you in the past few months, including a few shorts of his own that he has made, such as "How do Californians Really Feel about SB277?" and "Pan's Lies."
Knowing the importance of educating the legislators about the stark and not-rare reality of vaccine injury, I asked Josh if he would be willing to testify before the Assembly Health Committee with his vaccine-injured (and absolutely adorable!) son, Otto, age 6. He agreed without hesitation, wanting to do all he could to help defeat this bill.
He and I worked hard on his testimony, and we were both extremely disappointed (I was extremely angered) when he was somehow bumped off of the witness list, and many of us are still trying to figure out how that happened and who is responsible for that terrible move.
I asked his permission to share his testimony publicly, and he granted it. Please read and share this testimony that should have been shared yesterday, but wasn't. I think you'll agree, it would have been very powerful. Sweet Otto sat quietly and politely for hours with his dad yesterday, in hopes of giving his testimony at the very end. Sadly, it was not to be.
Hi, my name is Joshua Coleman and this is my son Otto. Otto was born a healthy little boy and was on target at every wellness check we had with our pediatrician. We got him all the recommended vaccines on schedule. Then, when Otto was 17 months old, he received four shots containing six different vaccines. At that time, he was walking, running, and climbing, just like his same-aged peers. One morning, not long after those 6 vaccinations, I entered his room and Otto was in major distress because he couldn't stand up. We immediately took him to the E.R. Over the next few days, Otto endured a painful spinal tap, a brain scan, and an M.R.I. It was discovered that Otto had an autoimmune reaction called Transverse Myelitis. It was explained to my wife and me that his immune system had gotten confused and had started attacking his own spinal cord causing severe damage.
By Ginger Taylor
(Note: SB277 passed the health committee 12-6 yesterday and moves forward.) For years and even decades a small group of us have been slaving away, day after day, to get the word out that the vaccine program is now a huge problem and that our kids have been victims of "the greater good." For years we have been calling out from the bottom of the large chasm that we have fallen into for others not to come this way, to stay of the dangerous path that we didn't know better than to follow. But it has been hard work as we have so few resources and become so removed from the mainstream because of our children's vaccine injuries, so only those very close to us could hear our cries.
But this year, you came through for us. Not since Evan McCarthy and Hannah Poling have we had such a huge advancement in our work and progress in getting out our message. Because you have made such boldly corrupt moves, and told such bold face lies, and made the most absurd arguments, we now have families in all parts of the American experience coming out of the woodwork to join us! And they have megaphones that we didn't have!
We now have soccer moms, and crunchy moms, and NASCAR dads, and political power players, and outspoken black leaders, and Hollywood beautiful people, and smart physicians, and rebel libertarians, and that dude at the grocery store that I have been going to for 9 years, and never spoken to more than, "Do you guys have any more lemon yerba mate tea in the back?" who said to me last week, "Hey... thanks for doing all the stuff on vaccines you have been doing. I had not felt good about them for a while..."
And today I just heard a mom with a perfectly healthy child tell the California Legislature, with a big loud megaphone, in front of at least a thousand other moms, "We are awake now, and we are never going back."
And I cried.
I am so, so tired. So broke. So empty. And you have sent me so many reinforcements. From the bottom of my heart thank you. Thank you.
Thank you to California Senator Dr. Richard Pan for telling such easily fact check-able lies about vaccines that people know you are a fraud and say things like, "That guy is a pediatrician?"
Thank you to Oregon Senator Dr. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward for being so arrogant and elitist that you actually admitted in a committee hearing, on camera that you think you should have medical choice for your baby and the peasants beneath you should not.
Thank you to Senator Jeff Tarte of North Carolina for being so mean and nasty that it was clear to everyone that you don't actually give a crap about families, and that your bill had nothing to do with the actual well being of children.
Thank you to Representative Ralph Tucker of my own town of Brunswick, Maine for offering nothing but fear based arguments, completely free of facts, so everyone could see that your bill was not even remotely relevant to reality.
I love the wild conspiracy of hope that is Autism One, the annual convention in Chicago in May which brings together the latest theories and potential treatments for autism. I was happy to have along with me Dr. Judy Mikovits the co-author of our book, PLAGUE: One Scientist's Intrepid Search for the Truth About Human Retroviruses, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Autism and Other Diseases, as well as to make the acquaintance of many people I'd only known on-line.
It was a thrill for me to meet Jeff Hayes, the producer of the wonderful documentary, BOUGHT, as well as to hear from Dr. Brian Hooker about the CDC whistleblower, William Thompson, and to meet and thank Barry Segal, of Focus for Health, a sponsor of the event. I got to speak with the courageous Dr. Toni Bark, and listened to a lecture about the possible use of cannabis oil in autism, how EMFs (electro-magnetic fields) can be contributing to autism, and why exposure to multiple viruses might cause an overproduction of mucus in the intestinal lining leading to gastro-intestinal impairment and an overgrowth of parasites and abnormal bacteria. I am intrigued by all of these possibilities.
I take the approach to these theories about autism that Ben Franklin did to religion. If somebody invited Franklin to attend a religious service he always accepted the invitation and made a donation to the group. Franklin was known as a friend to the synagogue, the Catholic church, and all of the various protestant denominations. Franklin reasoned that until God revealed Himself to be of one particular faith, it was the better part of prudence to make sure all his bases were covered. I feel much the same way about autism. Until somebody comes up with a cure for my daughter's autism, I will listen to anyone.
Mothers across America carefully read food labels, avoiding non-food ingredients, pesticide-laden foods, and genetically-modified foods. They are returning to glass baby bottles to avoid toxic plastic ones, and they are learning to shun items laced with poisonous flame retardants. However, many have yet to learn about the dangers lurking in the 70 or so doses of vaccines they are allowing to be injected into their children, more if they allow vaccines while pregnant (in essence, beginning the vaccination process in utero for their child).
Mothers must be warned about and advised against the health-and-development-damaging ingredients in vaccines. It is up to those of us who know the disturbing and disgusting facts about vaccines to continue to expose the truth to help stop the poisoning of children.
What mother willingly poisons her own child? Only one that has been lied to. When a mother allows a doctor, nurse, or pharmacist to vaccinate her child, she is allowing that person to poison her child. Think that’s too strong a statement? Think I’m exaggerating?
What mother would allow lead to be injected into her child? Answer: none. They know it would cause brain damage. However, millions of mothers across America are allowing doctors to inject mercury and aluminum into their children, both of which are severely neurotoxic (mercury many more times so than lead…and yes, mercury is still in vaccines given to infants and children, in addition to those given to pregnant women). To make matters worse, mercury and aluminum are synergistically neurotoxic, meaning that when they are given together, as is often done during vaccination, their individual toxicity is made far worse by the presence of the other, many times worse. Interestingly, we are seeing record numbers of children with brain damage in our country. Coincidence?
Autism: a form of lead and mercury toxicity.
Autism is a developmental disability characterized by severe deficits in social interaction and communication. The definite cause of autism is still unknown. The aim of this study is to find out the relation between exposure to Lead and/or mercury as heavy metals and autistic symptoms, dealing with the heavy metals with chelating agents can improve the autististic symptoms.
Blood and hair samples were obtained from 45 children from Upper Egypt with autism between the ages of 2 and 10 years and 45 children served as controls in the same age range, after taken an informed consent and fill a questionnaire to assess the risk factors. The samples were analyzed blindly for lead and mercury by using atomic absorption and ICP-MS. Data from the two groups were compared, then follow up of the autistic children after treatment with chelating agents were done.
The results obtained showed significant difference among the two groups, there was high level of mercury and lead among those kids with autism. Significant decline in the blood level of lead and mercury with the use of DMSA as a chelating agent. In addition, there was decline in the autistic symptoms with the decrease in the lead and mercury level in blood.
Lead and mercury considered as one of the main causes of autism. Environmental exposure as well as defect in heavy metal metabolism is responsible for the high level of heavy metals. Detoxification by chelating agents had great role in improvement of those kids.
Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Autism; Autistic symptoms; Chelating agents; Heavy metals
This ACTION ALERT is from Autism Action Network. Robert Kennedy and others spoke this morning in a press conference to protect parental healthcare rughts.:
Keep up the calls. We are starting to see some cracks in the effort to require mandatory meningococcal injections for 6th and 11th graders in New York. The New York Assembly and Senate Health Committees approved Assembly Bill A791a and Senate Bill S4324 on Thursday. S4324 could be headed to the floor for a vote of the full Senate at anytime. A791A was amended so it is now A791B and it is reportedly being sent to the Codes Committee and the Ways and Means Committee where we could stop it.
Please click on the link below to send a message to your State Senator and Assemblymember asking them to oppose this bill.
Please call Speaker of the Assembly Carl Heastie and ask that A791B not be allowed onto the floor for a vote, (518) 455-3791
Thank you to AofA reader Amanda Mitchell for sharing her letter to the editor published in SitNews.US, in Ketchikan, Alaska. We've excerpted the letter below. Please go to SitNews.US to read the full letter.
May 26, 2015
Every media outlet seemed to be covering the Disneyland outbreak. Did you read where they said the parents choosing to opt their kids out of vaccines caused this? Did you read anything about the whistleblower that came out, Dr. William Thompson, Senior Scientist for the CDC, stating that they intentionally manipulated and adjusted the study data to erase a link to autism from the MMR vaccine? [1, 2,] Did you read about how Merck is being sued for fraud by its own scientists? [3, 4] I would like to go through the Disneyland case, the vaccination logic, and much more. I hope that you bear with me (print it out and read it in chunks if needed), securely fasten your best thinking cap on and get ready to leave your presuppositions behind. We are going to where many of you have never gone before and I hope this will make you think, ask questions and do your own research.
Let’s begin by defining immunity. What does it mean to be immune? Taking the word back to its original content, im + muni, it means not (as in impossible) duty/function. In other words, exempt from that function or duty. As vaccination has become a foundation in our society, the word immune evolved to a meaning of antibodies to a disease. This is because there is a presupposition that when a person has antibodies to a disease they exempt from that disease. I would like to challenge this assumption with logic and facts.
This letter is in regards to legislation sweeping our country at both the state and federal levels, legislation that seeks to restrict and/or eliminate exemptions for vaccines, thereby coercing and forcing parents and others to comply with multiple medical procedures, each of which comes with extreme risk, including permanent disability, chronic illness, and possible death.
There is absolutely no justification for any such legislation…none. Such legislation violates everything we hold dear, and all that is moral and right. Furthermore, elected officials are greatly overstepping their authority, not to mention violating international codes of ethics, codes that were instituted to forever avoid repeating past crimes against humanity.
I urge you, please do not allow the horrific crimes of the past to be repeated. Your individual legacy, and the legacy of our nation, will reflect whether you were on the right side of history, or the wrong side, during these troubling and dangerous times.
It is critical that you ask yourself, as a legislator, the following questions:
When we believe in anything we do so with our emotional side[heart] and our intellectual side[mind]. For some people, the emotional side is more dominant and for other people the intellectual side has more sway. Where does the information come from that shapes our beliefs? Here are a few sources: family and friends, education and training, books, media, and personal experiences. What do people believe about vaccines? This is a subject most people feel strongly about. Many people think that there are only two choices(get vaccines or not) but there are at least four choices as follows:
(1) Pro-vaccine position: Get every vaccine on the recommended schedule at the recommended ages.
(2) Anti-vaccine position: Obtain a religious or philosophical exemption or do home school and get zero vaccines.
(3) Delayed-vaccine position: Get all the vaccines your state requires for school but use an alternative vaccine schedule that delays and spreads out some of the vaccines.
(4) Selective-vaccine position: Get an exemption or do home school then choose a few of the vaccines that you believe are appropriate for your child and avoid the others.
Which position or belief is best for the long term health of children? The CDC and the vaccine companies obviously take the pro-vaccine side. They claim that their scientific studies are the final word that should have ended this controversy long ago. Are they right? Is pro-vaccine the only intelligent belief? I think not. Here is where I lose the passionate pro-vaccine people. Most of them will stop reading right here. They don't want to hear any evidence that is not pure pro-vaccine.
Most people tend to believe scientific studies. We have all been taught that science is the best way to get to the truth on any subject. Unfortunately, many of the pro-vaccine scientific studies are intentionally fraudulent. I'll say that again: Many pro-vaccine scientific studies are fraudulent. See examples of fraudulent scientific studies below. Studies controlled by the CDC or vaccine companies consistently support the pro-vaccine position. They find vaccines innocent. Why is this happening? Vaccines are very big business. Pharmaceutical companies are by far the largest advertisers on mainstream media. Their financial influence has gradually pushed the anti-vaccine position to the side. You will rarely hear the anti-vaccine point of view unless it is intentionally set up to be ridiculed. Don't expect unbiased reporting by mainstream media on vaccines.
I am writing regarding SB277.
Applying information from easily-accessible sources about vaccines, I cannot identify one person who should not be granted a medical exemption for each and every vaccine.
This is most especially true in the case of fetuses (as pregnant women are now being vaccinated), newborns, infants, toddlers, and young children whose cognitive, immune, nervous, and gastrointestinal systems are immature and extremely vulnerable. Such young ones do not possess the ability to handle such a barrage of vaccine assaults, much less even one such assault.
Furthermore, the health status of such a young child is completely unknown. There is no way to know to what such a young child will react. However, common sense and current medical knowledge tell us that there is no way they won’t react adversely to such assaults as those introduced by vaccines. The two worst things for a developing baby and its internal systems are toxicity and inflammation, both of which are caused in spades by vaccines.
As you consider your position on SB277, a bill mandating that every child in CA receive multiple doses of numerous vaccines in order to attend school and/or daycare, please ask yourself exactly who should be injected with the following:
NOTE: This is the kind of advocacy that can change one heart, one mind and make a difference for all of us. If you write a letter to your local paper, please share it with us, whether published or not. Thank you to Nancy Fellmeth for allowing us to share her letter to the Sacramento Bee.
Re: May 21,2015 “When lobbying becomes vigilantism”
Dear Ms. Terhaar,
I've been a Bee subscriber since I moved here in 1989 and with the exception of coverage of SB277, I have found that the coverage was well suited to my political, social, community beliefs. I have always appreciated that columnists are represented with whom I have never agreed. However I feel that the coverage of SB277 has been very one sided and has failed to actually do primary research into the issues that the anti- SB277 group have referenced.
SB277 is the perfect storm for controversy because there is too little unbiased science on both sides of the issue. The type of double blind placebo studies done with other pharmaceuticals to determine the actual efficacy and dangers have not been done for vaccines. Instead the reports of side effects and failure to protect come from the actual field, those who experience an adverse vaccine reaction. On the other side, studies have been done that show links, but they need to be replicated and many are in European journals. I did not realize how little independent research has really been done on the safety of vaccines until my husband, who is a physician with a Ph.D. in Physiology pointed me to the original journal articles that support the position of the American Academy of Pediatrics that vaccines are safe and in no way connected to autism.This website is geared toward parents. I found 40 references and was able to access the full text versions for 16 articles. Even using my husband’s access to the hospital journal base, we could not get copies of the Pediatric Journals without paying a rather large fee, which I doubt any curious parent would do, so I limited my investigation to the 16 articles. Authors of peer reviewed American journal articles are required to list any conflicts of interest at the end of the article, above the references. I discovered that in 9 of the 16 articles, the lead authors had direct ties to the pharmaceutical industry, as paid speakers and consultants,and that many studies were funded by the pharmaceutical company or the Centers for Disease Control. The CDC’s Director of Immunization Safety, Frank DeStefano, MD, MPH, is a frequent author and he lists connections to the pharmaceutical companies that manufacture vaccines. This is not objective science, especially since the researchers are not often doing primary research but rather interpreting epidemiological data and forming conclusions to support the lack of a connection between the MMR and Thimerosal and autism. Dr. DeStefano has stated publicly that he believes autism to be present in the womb and not affected by environmental factors. He already has a bias. The May 21, 2015 Health Impact News published an interview with Dr. DeStefano in which he admits that data was omitted from the 2004 study showing no link between the MMR and autism, a fact that was made public by former CDC researcher Dr. William Thompson. Dr. DeStefano doesn't feel that this data, which showed a larger cohort of African-American boys developed autism after receiving the MMR, was valid because there were incomplete birth records which he said affected information he needed for the study, including birth mother education level. Of course that information is not on a birth certificate. Regardless, good science will hold up to independent review and for vaccines this is lacking. Just by example, imagine if a vaccine for Ebola had been developed and given during the recent outbreak. It would have been credited with ending the epidemic, whereas the epidemic ended because of better hygienic practices throughout those communities.
By Anne Dachel
While the media is focused on threats and "stalking" from pro-exemption parents, in this Jan 29 video, Barbara Loe Fisher points out what the mainstream media hasn't reported about the measles outbreak and vaccine immunity.
Measles in Disneyland: Third MMR Shot & Vaccine Exemption Ban
On this video, Barbara Loe Fisher head of the National Vaccine Information Center discussed the measles outbreak that has been linked to exposure at Disneyland and the move to end vaccine exemptions.
Barbara pointed out that "there was and still is limited information about the 51 lab confirmed cases of measles public health officials say are linked to the happiest place on Earth."
She added that according to a press release on Jan 23, 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 'no source case for the outbreak has been identified.'
Barbara questioned why, as soon as the outbreak was announced, the press linked it to parents not vaccinating. Hate speech directed at parents immediately ensued.
She gave us eye-opening facts about measles, which she described as "inconvenient truths about vaccine failures and the dissolving myths about acquired herd immunity."
"There were 644 cases of measles in 2014, even though 95 percent of children entering kindergarten have gotten 2 doses of MMR vaccine, which is also true for 92 percent of schoolchildren ages 13 to 17 years.
"Plus, less than one percent of children under age three are completely unvaccinated. And 92 percent of them have gotten one or more MMR shots. In some states, the MMR vaccination rate is approaching 100 percent."
Dr. Julie Gerberding, Merck E VP of Global Communications and Strategy, who sat at helm of CDC as the autism epidemic raged on, and who then left CDC to join Merck as President of the Vaccine Division had a damn good May.
How was your May?
The following is an account of our personal life experience .. having reached the advanced ages of 75 and 73 .. married for fifty years .. the very proud parents of two .. a 49 year old daughter .. born in 1965 .. and 48 year old son .. born in 1966 .. and now .. proud grandparents of five .. three grandsons .. ages 24, 15 and 14 .. two granddaughters .. ages 22 and 12.
As someone once wrote: "children are the rainbow of life .. and .. grandchildren are the pot of gold that follows". Amen to that.
Some background history of our generation ....
Toddlers born in the late 1930's .. like us .. were recommended to receive a smallpox vaccination plus a separate dose of diptheria vaccine. A toddler born in 1944, was recommended to receive a pertussis vaccine .. and .. by 1947 .. the Academy of American Pediatricians (AAP) was recommending toddlers receive a combination Diptheria, Pertussis , Tetanus (DPT) vaccine. We have no way of knowing .. if we received the DPT in 1947 .. but .. we seriously doubt it.
(However, with the benefit of generational hindsight .. we would like to know .. in 1947 .. "why" public health officials combined three vaccines .. Diptheria, Pertussis, Tetanus (DPT) .. into one? Was the combination of three in one done because it was "safer" for the toddlers .. or .. purely for the "cost efficiency" of manufacturers, public health officials .. and .. the "convenience" of pediatricians and parents .. under the pretense of being solely for the toddler's benefit .. having to receive only one shot instead of three?
Whatever the reasoning .. the combination of three or more vaccines in a single shot in 1947 .. set a precedent that has now become routine .. some "single" shots today contain six or seven vaccines .. again raising the question for whose benefit are six or seven vaccines now routinely combined?)
As far as I know .. the "small pox" vaccine is the only vaccine available to me as a child that is credited .. in the "court of public opinion" .. justifiably or not .. with eradicating that disease .. so much so .. it is no longer required for children of today's generation. The same cannot be said for the original (1947) DPT vaccine .. which .. in my experience .. has an entirely different history regarding success.. or .. more importantly .. the lack thereof.
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SACRAMENTO – Controversial bill SB277 cleared the Senate today with a 25-10 vote. Opponents were disappointed, but not surprised. Three senators offered amendments to address concerns with religious freedom, education about vaccine ingredients and access to education. Once again, refusing to discuss real issues, the Senate decided to hide behind procedure and table amendments with no further discussion.
"This legislation is so extreme, yet the Senate won't even consider discussing a reasonable religious exemption - something that 48 other states have. Will California actually join the ranks of Mississippi and West Virginia and deny religious freedom?" asked Jude Tovatt, member of the Canary Party.
Critics of this bill are deeply concerned that the Senate never addressed the obvious unconstitutionality of the legislation. The California Constitution guarantees children the right to a public education, and safeguards against discriminatory practices in public schools. Another issue never addressed in the Senate was the potential denial of a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) for special needs students that are guaranteed under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA.) Many special needs children utilize a personal belief exemption for a variety of good reasons.
However, parents opposed to SB277 are not giving up. They plan to fight this bill with great vigor in the Assembly.
By Louis Conte
As parents fight bills circulating around state houses calling for the removal of exemptions to vaccines, it is important to remember that no one in state government is ultimately responsible for dealing with vaccine injuries. If a child is injured by a vaccine that law-makers like California Senator Richard Pan insists they must take, the only avenue of relief available is the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP). The very title of this federal program flies in the face of statements made by Pan who has claimed that the term ‘vaccine injury’ was invented by the anti-vaccine opposition.
States considering the removal of vaccine exemptions, take notice: Vaccine Injury is real. And your tax payers are footing the cost.
Vaccine injury is so real that a federal program has to deal with it. Congress passed The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act in 1986. The Act established the NVICP, the Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation (DVIC) and the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), among other things. Congress created a no-fault compensation system to get pharmaceutical companies off the hook for vaccine injury claims and, hopefully, to create safer vaccines. They also sought to compensate those injured by vaccines because tort law describes vaccines as “unavoidably unsafe.”
Legislators like Pan assert that vaccines are completely safe and effective. If this were so, the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act would not have been necessary. Asserting that vaccines never cause injuries actually undermines the protections that the federal government has granted vaccine manufacturers. Perhaps it is time for Congress to rescind the 1986 Act and let the industry prove that vaccines are completely safe in a civil court setting where litigants would have discovery, where Pharma would have to produce documents and where people like Paul Offit might have to take the stand and explain their conflicts of interests to a jury.
But giving families the right to sue vaccine manufacturers is not the deal being offered to parents. What’s offered is the removal of the fundamental right to look after the interests of their children.
States know that the National vaccine Injury Compensation Program is the only option that families of the vaccine injured have. When a person is compensated, states often seek to recover the money they have spent on the vaccine injured by placing a Medicaid lien on the case. This is often a significant amount of money, as in this case :
“A lump sum of $450,400.89, representing compensation for satisfaction of the State of Florida Medicaid lien, in the form of a check payable jointly to Petitioners and Agency for Health Care Administration Florida TPL Recovery Unit
From Autism Action Network: Florida Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (D-24) has introduced a bill, House Resolution H.R. 2232, that will require all states to mandate all students enrolled in public schools receive all the vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Policy, a federal body compromised of vaccine-industry representatives, which includes vaccines for HPV, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, Paul Offit’s rota virus vaccine, annual flu shots, and dozens of others. States that do not comply will not be eligible for grants for “preventive health services” under the Public Health Services Act.
Given Representative Wilson's bio (see below), I hope that she will listen to her constituents whose children are also "voiceless." She has a record of fighting against the health issues of toxic chemicals. That's good. Is she aware of the CDC Whistleblower information that data was altered regarding African American toddlers, MMR and and autism?
Congresswoman Wilson is a voice for the voiceless. As an elementary school principal, she stood up for the health of her students by opposing the construction of an environmentally dangerous waste facility being built across the street from her school. She won the fight, forcing the Miami-Dade County Commission to close the plant. As a community leader, she stood up for the fair treatment of locally incarcerated female Haitian refugees who faced poor living conditions. In 1984, long before she knew her political destiny, Congresswoman Wilson successfully lobbied the U.S. Congress for their release. As a legislator, she has passionately advocated for education and economic policies that give all children and adults the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Her staffer Ms. Keenan Austin might also be interested, given her background in the pharmaceutical industry. Which brings us back to our headline: Why Did Florida Representative Fredericka Wilson Introduce a Federal Vaccination Mandate Bill?
From Autism Action Network. We will point out that one of Representative Wilson's staffers comes from GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceutical company. The state mandates lead inextricably to a national push to force vaccination. on citizens.
New House bill creates federal vaccine mandate
All federally-recommended shots required, no parental exemptions
Florida Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (D-24) has introduced a bill, House Resolution H.R. 2232, that will require all states to mandate all students enrolled in public schools receive all the vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Policy, a federal body compromised of vaccine-industry representatives, which includes vaccines for HPV, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, Paul Offit’s rota virus vaccine, annual flu shots, and dozens of others. States that do not comply will not be eligible for grants for “preventive health services” under the Public Health Services Act.
Please click on this Take Action link to send a message to your member of the House expressing you opposition to this bill.
And please call Rep. Wilson’s office in Washington, DC, and let them know politely why this bill is a bad idea: Rep. Frederica S. Wilson, 202-225-4506
By Laura Hayes
To view the floor session Thursday, click CalChannel here, then click on “Senate Floor Session” on the chart of options. SB277 begins at the 39:05 mark.
Senator Pan kicked things off by immediately turning the floor over to his sidekick, Senator Allen (apparently, Pan is becoming more acutely aware of his inability to speak publicly, as he mostly mumbles and bumbles when at the mic, speaking mostly in the language of “gibberish and lies”).
Sen Allen said this bill is “so that no one will have to suffer from vaccine-preventable diseases.” Per his usual, no mention of the multitudes suffering from vaccine-induced injuries, chronic illnesses, and permanent disabilities…and no mention of the families grieving the loss of a child as a result of vaccines.
He talked about hundreds dying daily of measles in other parts of the world, and neglected to mention that we are not dying of measles here in the U.S., thanks to clean water, better nutrition, more hygienic living conditions, more knowledge about how to treat diseases, and greater access to medical care
When reviewing the vaccine profiteers supporting SB277, he couldn’t resist stating that “we have the support of just about every Editorial Board in the state.” Geez, I wonder why, Ben? Could it be that these Editorial Boards are financially dependent on the support of Big Pharma in a Big Way that they don’t want to lose?
By Ginger Taylor
Things have changed over the last few months. The attack on parents who are calling out the corruption in the vaccine program, and on those refusing to ignore their intellect and their conscience when making vaccine decisions, has become shrill and is now in the process of becoming codified into law.
The Public Private Partnership of Public Health and Pharmaceutical Corporations are now trying to bar children from school (and in some cases adults from their places of employment) if they do not agree to inject a cadre of vaccines that are classified by law as “unavoidably unsafe.” And this is being done in the absence of any serious threat to public health.
The measures have already failed in Oregon, Washington, Maryland, North Carolina, New Mexico, Illinois and Texas, but are still under consideration in California, Vermont and Maine. In California and Vermont, legislators and lobbyists have taken to using some dirty tricks to ram these bills through the legislatures despite the outcry of very angry parents and disability rights activists. In Vermont, parents were barred from even testifying on a bill that would throw children out of both public and private school (even special needs children) who are so much as missing one Hepatitis B vaccine. Some Vermont Senators actually took the position on the floor of the Senate that their state didn't have an obligation to educate these children (or allow them enter a private school), and those families who wanted their children educated would have to sue the state.
It has presented a fork in the road to many who have not had to make a hard choice in this issue so far.
Over the last few months, in conversations with those new to the fight to prevent vaccine injury and get proper care for those who have been hurt, and those in positions to speak with authority on vaccine choice and vaccine safety, there has been a running question.
“What will happen to me if I speak out?”
They are afraid of repercussions. They see what happens to the social lives, public perceptions and careers of those who have spoken boldly on vaccine corruption and stood up for vaccine choice, and they are afraid. They don't want to get Wakefielded.
And who can blame them. Because the answer to that question can range from, “Nothing bad will happen to you, and you will start to hear many thanks from people for speaking out on their behalf,” to, “The mainstream media will call you an anti-vaccine nut job, your relatives will disown you, your boss will fire you and you will loose your house.”
For random parents, it is usually closer to the former, but for professionals with a large platform to speak from and an audience to influence, it can be closer to the later.
But in thinking about how to answer people, a few things have occurred to me.
Our generation has sat in a comfortable place in history, and often judged quite harshly those who didn't stand up for the injured and oppressed minorities of only a generation or two ago.
May 12, 2015
Thank you for having given me the opportunity to address the California Senate Judiciary Committee on April 28, 2015 regarding Senate Bill 277 to restrict childhood vaccination exemptions to medical ones alone. I promised to revert to you regarding California law on informed consent; I do so now, and seek to clarify my comments regarding enforcement, should SB 277 become law.
California law fully embraces the doctrine of informed consent to medical decision-making. The California Supreme Court has upheld the doctrine of informed consent and the right to refuse nonconsensual invasions of bodily integrity in Thor v. Superior Court, 5 Cal. 4th 725 (1993). There, the unanimous Court reviewed the federal common law and California precedents on bodily integrity and self-determination, noting, “we respect human dignity by granting individuals the freedom to make choices in accordance with their own values.” Id. at 737. Thor regards the right of a prisoner to refuse life-sustaining treatment. The Court notes that there are countervailing considerations in determining the scope of autonomy, including protecting innocent third parties. Id. at 738. In that case, however, the Court found no compelling countervailing reasons and required that the prison respect the inmate’s desire to refuse medical treatment. Many courts have cited the case with approval since.
Note: Our gratitude to Harry and Gina Tembenis, who traveled from Massachusetts to Maine to speak out on behalf of pediatric safety. Their son Elias is shown in the photo. He did not survive his vaccine injury.
AUGUSTA — A standing-room-only crowd gave impassioned testimony to the Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee on Monday, arguing for and against restrictions that would make it harder to opt out of childhood vaccinations.
Maine has one of the highest voluntary opt-out rates in the nation, and public health experts have warned that the levels of unvaccinated children could result in the return of vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles, pertussis, polio and mumps. The issue has attracted national attention since this winter’s measles outbreak at Disneyland in California.
Two bills before the committee would target the philosophic exemption, which is used by more than 90 percent of parents who choose to not vaccinate their children. Vaccines are a requirement for entering school, but Maine has one of the more lenient laws in the country for opting out, based on how easy it is for parents to forgo immunizations, public health experts say. In Maine, parents can simply sign a form opting out on religious or philosophic grounds.
One bill, sponsored by Rep. Linda Sanborn, D-Gorham, a retired family physician, would require a consultation and a signed note from a medical professional before parents could use the philosophic exemption to forgo vaccines for their children entering kindergarten. A second bill, from Rep. Ralph Tucker, D-Brunswick, would eliminate the philosophic exemption. The religious exemption would remain unchanged under both bills.
DISAGREEMENT, DUELING STICKERS
Shannon Gervais of Buxton said her elementary-age son suffers from a compromised immune system. A host of medical problems starting when he was a baby has weakened his lungs, she said, making him susceptible to infectious diseases. Gervais urged lawmakers to make it more difficult for parents to opt out of vaccines.
“Whooping cough to some people could be an annoyance, but it could kill my child. I truly rely on other families making sure their children are vaccinated in order to protect my son and our family from a terrible tragedy,” Gervais said.
Maine has reported a surge in pertussis cases in recent years, and experts partly attribute the increase to more unvaccinated children, but it is also caused by the effectiveness of the pertussis vaccine waning over time.
At the hearing, pro- and anti-vaccination groups wore dueling stickers. The ones worn by anti-vaccine advocates carried the message: “Where there is risk, there must be a choice.” People who support vaccines displayed stickers saying: “I support healthy kids, healthy families, healthy communities.”
Public health advocates say vaccinations are more than just a personal choice, because of the effects on the community. Greater percentages of unvaccinated people can weaken “herd immunity” and spread diseases not only to other unvaccinated people, but also to those too young to be vaccinated and those who have weakened immune systems from other illnesses.
VACCINES SAFE, OR POSE A RISK?
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the son of the late U.S. attorney general and presidential candidate, was a guest of anti-vaccine organizers. (Read more here.)
Below is a story that is a somber reminder of why we fight for vaccination choice. Vaccines carry serious risks. Regardless of the reason for this medical tragedy - if we ever know, was it tainted product, a deadly combination or something else, we believe parents should have the right to say no to a vaccine for their child. And that pharmaceutical companies should bear liability.
From CNN, although many media outlets are reporting the story. Our condolences to the families whose kids were injured or died.
(CNN) Mexican health officials are investigating after two babies died and 29 children were hospitalized from suspected adverse reactions to shots from the country's national vaccination program.
Six of the children hospitalized in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas remain in serious condition, the Mexican Social Security Institute said on Sunday.
The parents of the two infants who died were so outraged at the government that they refused to let authorities perform autopsies, CNNMexico reported.
The illnesses were reported after 52 children from the rural mining community of La Pimienta were given vaccines Friday for tuberculosis, rotavirus and Hepatitis B, the institute said. Later that night, 31 of the children "presented adverse reactions presumably associated with the application of these vaccines," officials said. Two of the children later died.
By Dara Berger
I would never refer to myself as an anti-vaxxer. However, this is how anybody who questions the current vaccine schedule or vaccinations in general is labeled by our "hide the truth" mainstream media.
So who are we? How did we become an anti-vaxxer?
I think Robert F. Kennedy Jr put it best recently when he explained that most people who are against mandatory vaccinations are those that have a vaccine injured child. I think this is true for the majority of us. But then there are also some very holistically minded individuals who don't rely on pharmacology as part of their health regimen or way of life. I think of myself as both these types of people.
I think it's easy for people to call us crazy, especially if they have never walked a day in our shoes. I wish to God that I could go back to being that blissfully ignorant gluten and dairy eating person that I was 10 years ago. But I can't. Autism and vaccine injury changes who you are at the core. It changes you forever. It even changes some people more than others.
Now I am going to give you a comparison model of what it's like to experience something terrible and not have people believe you, since this is at the essence of being called an anti-vaxxer. We'll take it away from vaccine's, so that we can see clearly past the smoke that usually comes out of people's ears and mouths when talking about vaccine injury.
Managing Editor's Note: Our own Anne Dachel is featured in this article. As always, profound gratitude to Robert Kennedy for his stalwart dedication.
(NaturalNews) Noted vaccine choice advocate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., gave a speech recently at the New Jersey state capitol in Trenton in which he focused primarily on the corruption, collusion and malfeasance regarding vaccine safety at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As noted by Anne Dachel of Age of Autism, a news website covering the spread of the disability, RFK also discussed the media's role in covering up the scandalous link between some vaccines and the occurrence of autism, which is routinely portrayed in the press as "old science" or a link that has been "soundly disproven."
But, as she reported in a story regarding RFK's discussion, the reaction of the assembled press was both predictable and depressing:
He focused on the corruption, collusion and malfeasance at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It was a scathing report about the ethics of the agency in charge of vaccine safety.
The second half of his 45 minute talk was a chance for reporters to question Kennedy about his claims. Incredibly, during the question and answer session not a single reporter asked about the scandalous charges Kennedy made about top U.S. health officials. Most of them asked about exemptions and herd immunity. It was like they weren't even in the room.
Only a handful of truthful, honest vaccine reporters
“We have made a lie our refuge and falsehood our hiding place.” Isaiah 28: 15
Martin Luther King Jr said “No lie can live forever” in his “How Long? Not Long speech.” He was referring to the lies used to justify racial discrimination and segregation. Some of us can remember those lies. They are too ugly to repeat here. We can also use “No lie can live forever” to examine the lies being used to justify the current dangerous and excessive vaccine schedule.
If some readers believe that some of the statements I call lies are actually true then I would suggest that they have been fooled. Mark Twain once said, “It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” There are a host of lies we could mention but we will focus here on the most important and obvious lies:
Lie #1: “Vaccines don't cause autism.” This is the biggest lie and it is repeated so often by so many “experts” that people who don't know better think that it must be true. Here is what actually happened that caused the epidemic of autism: many vaccines were added to the vaccine schedule starting in the late 1980s. Many of these vaccines contained the preservative thimerosal which is 50% ethyl mercury. The rate of autism took off as more and more mercury was injected into children. This is not difficult to understand. It is a plausible explanation for the tsunami of autism starting around 1990. I can't blame people who think that it just can't be true because we all hear repeatedly on mainstream media that several scientific studies have “debunked” the vaccine-autism connection. There are hundreds of studies that provide clear evidence for connecting vaccines to autism but you won't hear about those studies on mainstream media because they don't support this lie. The truth is that the scientific studies that claim to disprove the vaccine-autism link are fraudulent. They are deliberately designed and manipulated to lie about the causes of autism. I acknowledge that this will be difficult for many people to believe. I'll do another article with more detail on some of these fraudulent scientific studies but for now I'll just say that an objective analysis of all available science clearly shows strong evidence that vaccines do indeed cause autism. Vaccine Court has awarded billions(yes, billions) of dollars in compensation to children with vaccine injuries even though that court is steeply tilted against vaccine injured children and their parents. The court denies that they have ever compensated for autism. What they do compensate for is encephalopathy(brain damage) and many of those children have autism. How much longer can this lie survive? The vaccine industry is very powerful and keeping this lie going is a very high priority but no lie can live forever.
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- YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED NOW -
If you support choice, and oppose mandatory vaccination
CALL your Representatives and the Speaker of the House NOW
In a voice vote this week, the House delayed consideration of H98 until Wednesday, May 6th.
This bill now contains an amendment to repeal the philosophical vaccine exemption that was passed by the Senate.
The 4/22 hearing in the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare, was a pretense at democracy—each side was given just an hour and parents were not allowed to speak. The Senate concluded in an 18-11 vote that they could decide to deny 3,479 children the right to an education if they are not vaccinated to the "schedule."
The debate about compulsory vaccination is fundamentally one of individual control over one's own body versus perceptions of public safety. "When personal liberty is restricted to protect public health, the measures applied must be effective, the least restrictive (i.e. least liberty-infringing), proportional to the risk, equitable and non-discriminatory, minimally burdensome and in line with due process. Those whose liberty is violated should, when appropriate, be compensated, particularly if they experience vaccine-associated side-effects. In addition, individual rights should be restricted only with utmost respect for the dignity of persons." http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/91/4/12-113480/en/
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Some of the scientific studies on vaccines show strong links to serious vaccine injuries. Other scientific studies on vaccines show no links to vaccine injuries. What is going on? Both sides of this issue quote their studies and the public is understandably confused. How can scientific studies on the same subject have opposite findings and conclusions? I think I know the answer and it isn't pretty. The major factor is who paid for the study or where the livelihood of the scientists comes from. If we look at the studies which show no problems with vaccines, they are nearly always funded by the CDC and/or the vaccine companies or the livelihood of the scientists is tied to the vaccine industry. If we look at the studies that show major problems with vaccines, they are almost always done by independent scientists who are not financially dependent on the CDC or vaccine companies. We could cling to the naive belief that all science is a search for truth and corruption is rare but that doesn't seem to be the case when it comes to science and vaccines.
Which side has the most money to throw around? It isn't close. The vaccine companies have enormous amounts of money to exert their influence and the independent scientists have minimal financial support. Which side of the story gets the most play in all forms of mainstream media? That isn't close either. With billions of dollars on the line, golden rule # 2 applies: the side with the most gold makes the rules. Don't expect equal treatment for both sides of this issue. Most people assume that the truth is what they see or hear in mainstream media and they don't have any idea of the power and influence that is exerted on media by wealthy corporations. It is not fair at all but that is the way it is. People can't expect the truth on this issue to just fall into their laps. They must actively search for the truth and only a small percentage of people can and will do that. Those who have vaccine injured children have had the sad truth thrust upon them. Their voices are suppressed and drowned out by those who benefit from maintaining vaccine policy as it is and continually adding more vaccines to the schedule. The vaccine industry solution is to pass laws that force everyone to get every vaccine. What a great business model for the vaccine companies: everyone must buy your products and you have no liability(since 1986) for injuries or deaths caused by your products.
SACRAMENTO, CA—Survey USA released new poll results today showing the majority of California residents believe parents and doctors, and not bureaucrats at the State Capitol, should make vaccination choices. SB277 (Pan/Allen) eliminates the Personal Belief Exemption for vaccination, and would deny a child the right of a classroom education if their parents chose to exempt them from one, some or any of California's state-mandated vaccines.
Opposition to this bill has reached record numbers. More than 1000 concerned California parents have shown up to express their opposition during recent Health and Education Committees hearings, many making trips multiple times from all over the state.
“Bills like SB277 are dying all over the country because this is America and we value freedom. In recent weeks, Oregon, Washington, Maryland, North Carolina, New Mexico, Illinois and Texas realized their proposed bills like SB277 were far too draconian to impose on their citizens. Those bills died. Is California going to join ranks with only Mississippi and West Virginia and be the third state that does not value parental choice,” asked Jude Tovatt of the California Coalition for Health Choice.