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An Open Letter to the Medical Students Who Attended the NYU “Confronting Vaccine Resistance” Lecture

OPEN mindBy Lou Conte

Dear Future Medical Practitioners:

It occurred to me that I should write this letter to you because you were the intended target of the “Confronting Vaccine Resistance” lecture at New York University on November 21, 2016.

It is remarkable that this lecture was necessary. Obviously, those who felt the need to talk to you about confronting those who question vaccines felt the need to get you in line because they have observed what many of us who question vaccines have:

The pharmaceutical industry, just like the other segments of corporate America, is losing the future. Increasingly, people across the country, particularly young people, are thinking for themselves and questioning the status quo.

Even with all of the power, money and influence Pharma exerts over the main stream media, people simply don’t believe the propaganda anymore and are asking tough questions. Trust in the main stream media is almost as low as the trust in government.

Buried in the post-mortem of the last election is the fact that young people recognize that those currently in power have messed up, placed profits before people, protected corporate interests over human interests and inflicted grave harm upon the future of the nation.

The fact that grave harm has also been inflicted on hundreds of thousands of children through mandatory vaccination is not beyond the observation of today’s young people. They have grown up with autism all around them. They will eventually ask why this happened. Particularly when they are asked to foot the bill to care for a generation lost to autism.

Lectures from Paul Offit, Dorit Reiss and Richard Pan won’t stop them from figuring out what caused the autism epidemic.

The unspoken truth about what has caused the autism epidemic is another example of what Sarah Kendzior described as “the invisible hand that feels like a death grip” in her June 2016 Foreign Policy commentary, Why Young Americans are Giving Up on Capitalism.

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New Study Confirms That Mercury Is Linked to Autism

WMPNOTE:  If you're in the Metro NY area, please join us in New York city on Monday night, December 5th to celebrate the launch of the World Mercury Project with Robert Kennedy, Jr.    Tickets are just $30 or $50 for VIP seating and a signed book.  Go to EventBrite to learn more and purchase your ticket. I'll see you there! (Kim) About the event:

After decades of successfully trumpeting major environmental causes, Robert Kennedy Jr. has recently turned his attention to mercury, and its impact on human health. With major medical organizations like the Endocrine Society now recognizing toxicity as causing disease in human beings, The World Mercury Project is a timely contribution to our collective well-being.

Mr. Kennedy's project is as important as it is controversial, with his focus shifting to a tenuous source of mercury in adults and humans: the modern vaccine schedule. We hope you will join us for this illuminating conversation.

Interviewing Mr. Kennedy is Evolution of Medicine founder James Maskell

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New Study Confirms That Mercury Is Linked to Autism

Two new studies by international teams, including Egyptian scientists, have validated the link between autism and mercury.

In an article published in the journal Metabolic Brain Disease, a team of nine scientists from leading Egyptian universities and medical schools confirmed the causal role of mercury in the onset of autism.

The scientists determined the extent of mercury poisoning in children by measuring urinary excretion of organic compounds called porphyrins, which act as biomarkers for mercury toxicity. The researchers also measured blood levels of mercury and lead. The researchers found a strong relationship between mercury toxicity and the presence of autism and a direct correlation between levels of mercury toxicity and the severity of autism symptoms.

The scientists studied 100 children; 40 with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), 40 healthy individuals and 20 healthy siblings of ASD children. The results showed that the children with ASD had significantly higher mercury levels than healthy children and healthy siblings. Children with the highest mercury levels had the most severe autism symptoms.

At least six American studies have linked autism presence or severity to mercury exposure as determined by measuring urinary porphyrins. The first study, completed by Heyer et al. in 2012 (Autism Res 5:84) showed a correlation between the presence of autism and specific urinary porphyrins associated with mercury toxicity. This affirmed an earlier study by Kern et al. (2011, Pediatr Int 53:147) where specific porphyrins associated with mercury toxicity were significantly higher in ASD children as compared to non-autistic controls. Woods et al. (2010, Environ Health Perspect 118:1450) also saw disordered porphyrin metabolism in autistic kids which was not observed in non-autistic control children. This again suggested increased mercury toxicity associated with autism and autism spectrum disorder.

Read more at World Mercury Project here.


Robert Kennedy Jr Speaks Out Against PharMercury In Children: World Mercury Project

WMP
How is it that so many can not understand that mercury is poison in all forms?  Even when it makes money?  Thank you to Robert Kennedy, Jr. and our very good friends Lyn Redwood, Heidi Roger, Katie Weisman, Chris Pierce and Laura Bono, the fierce WMP team dedicated to pediatric health. Over anything else.  We need to end the autism epidemic from every direction.  Visit World Mercury Project today and consider a donation, please.



Laura Hayes Asks NYU President About Controversial Anti-Medical Rights Lecture

Laura HayesBy Laura Hayes

I have contacted NYU regarding the lecture last week at its Langone Medical Center

Last week, on Monday, Nov. 21st, I called the Office of the President at NYU to express that I was both disappointed and disturbed by a lecture being presented at NYU, specifically, the lecture by Paul Offit, Richard Pan, and Dorit Reiss titled "Confronting Vaccine Resistance: Strategies for Success".  I spoke to the woman who answered the phone in President Andrew Hamilton's office, Kyle, for 10-15 minutes.  She was polite and professional, and heard me out, which I greatly appreciated.  I gave her my contact information in hopes that Mr. Hamilton, or someone in his office, would call me back to discuss my concerns further.  I did not hear back from anyone.

Today, I called again, and spoke to Kyle for the second time.  Again, she was polite and professional, and heard me out.  I inquired as to whether or not NYU was going to host another lecture to counter and correct the information that was presented at NYU last week.  She did not know, as the President's office had not been in contact with the Director of Langone Medical Center.  She ended up giving me the number for Langone, and told me I could email Mr. Hamilton, as he was presently out of town.  I followed through on both counts.

I called Langone Medical Center, and first spoke with a woman in the Office of Communications.  She transferred me to the Director of Media Relations, Mr. James Devitt.  I told Mr. Devitt my concerns about NYU hosting the lecture and speakers that it did last week, and asked whether a subsequent lecture would be offered to counter and correct what was shared with NYU's medical staff and students.  He did not know anything about the lecture to which I was referring, so he took down my name and number, and said he would check into it and get back to me.  

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2 For 1 Autism Book Deal from Skyhorse Publishing!

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From our friends at Skyhorse Publishing.   Offer expires at Midnight!

Now through Black Friday, Nov. 25, we’re offering a FREE copy of Sarah Bridges’s Bad Reaction, a moving account of a mother raising her autistic son, with the purchase of Dr. James Lyons-Weiler’s The Environmental and Genetic Causes of Autism, a timely and thorough volume offering practical suggestions that can help to guide families and doctors moving forward.

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In Which Dr. Paul Offit Declines Vaxxed Invitation for Interview at NYU Sponsored Event

NOTE:   This is Dr. Paul Offit of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia having a bite to eat before he presented at Confronting Vaccine Resistance, a seminar at NYU.   There was a demonstration at the event, and the Vaxxed bus was there.  

Mark Blaxill of Age of Autism (and others) have written copiously about Dr. Offit. Below is the last Angry doctorinstallment of his series "Voting Himself rich," to give you a primer on Dr. Offit.

Offit Cashes In: Closing the Books on the Vaccine Profits of a Merck-Made Millionaire
By Mark Blaxill

“Cash in: To withdraw from a venture by or as if by settling one’s account.”

Paul Offit would like the world to see him as a champion of children’s health and a disinterested observer of controversial issues in autism and vaccine safety. In the view of many in the autism community, he is the worst kind of partisan: a Merck-made millionaire, a determined propagandist for expanding the medical industry’s vaccine profit pool and an active opponent of the need to stop the autism epidemic in its tracks. I will confess my own bias up front: like many autism parents, I hope and trust that history will bestow the fullest possible measure of shame on Offit, a man who so richly deserves it.

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ROBERT F. KENNEDY, JR. LAUNCHES THE WORLD MERCURY PROJECT Vows to change government policies that injure children.

WMPNovember 16, 2016

Washington, DC—Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. announced today the launch of the World Mercury Project (WMP), a public health advocacy organization dedicated to ending exposure to neurotoxic mercury in fish, medical products, dental amalgams and vaccines. The group will focus on making sound science the driver of public policy.

“We will expose the government and corporate corruption that has led to increasing exposures to neurotoxic mercury in foods and medicines,” said Lyn Redwood, RN, MSN, the group’s executive director.
 
Grassroots organizations who support vaccine choice and autism advocacy, representing thousands of families in the U.S., celebrate the WMP and applaud its actions to ban mercury from all medical products, including vaccines. They stand with WMP to soberly reflect on the 30th anniversary this week of Congress’ enactment of the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA), which launched the $32.2 billion yearly vaccine market and some argue indirectly spawned the epidemic of childhood neurological disorders, including autism.
 
WMP joins these organizations calling for the repeal or radical reform of NCVIA. “This act provided vaccine manufacturers blanket immunity for any harm caused by injuries from vaccines, no matter how wanton, reckless or negligent the manufacturing, how anemic the testing or how grievous the injury,” Kennedy said. “That act and the mountains of pharma cash going to politicians, regulators and the press have helped obliterate all the checks and balances that normally stand between a rapacious industry and vulnerable children in a free and Democratic society. The complete vacuum of accountability caused by the NCVIA has emboldened the worst kind of behavior by vaccine makers including the continued use of mercury in vaccines.”
 
 “We want robust and transparent science, independent and honest regulators, safe vaccines and healthy children,” Kennedy added. “Although Congress intended this law to make children healthier and safer, it has paradoxically made them less healthy and less safe, allowing them to receive mercury-contaminated vaccines that other countries have long outlawed.”

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Autism Advocates Met with President Elect Trump Last August

Trump AndyMonday morning hope from HealthChoice.org:

From Jennifer Larson:

Now that Trump won, we can all feel safe in sharing that Mr Trump met with autism advocates in August. He gave us 45 minutes and was extremely educated on our issues. Mark stated " You can't make America great with all these sick children and more coming". Trump shook his head and agreed. He heard my son's vaccine injury story. Andy told him about Thompson and gave him Vaxxed. Dr Gary ended the meeting by saying "Donald, you are the only one who can fix this". He said " I will". We left hopeful. Lots of work left to do. Dr. Gary, Andy, Jen, Mark
Dr. Gary Kampothecras, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, Mark Blaxill and Jennifer Larson during the August meeting with the candidate Donald Trump. 

Health Choice is a non-profit organization focusing on awareness of health choices, education on nutrition, healing, and prevention of chronic illnesses for children and adults. Our group was formed in response to a study published in Academic Pediatrics that represented 43% of children (32 million) in the US suffers from a chronic health condition. It is our belief that these rates will continue to increase if parents are not aware of the unhealthy choices in their lifestyle such as industrial processed foods, side effects of vaccine choices, and other environmental and lifestyle factors. We want to help Americans understand how to have a healthy lifestyle, return to a state of wellness and promote sound choices for their children.


Deirdre Imus Blogs About CDC MMR Autism Whistleblower Dr. William Thompson

Deirdre logoThank you to Deirdre Imus for writing about the CDC Whistleblower. She has a huge audience that reaches beyond the autism community.

By Deirdre Imus, November 8, 2016

That mercury is a known neurotoxin – meaning it is poisonous to nerve tissue – is not a topic of debate. The United States government acknowledges this, and consistently warns of its dangers to human health on the websites for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (link:http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaqs/TF.asp?id=113&tid=24#bookmark05), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (link:https://www.epa.gov/mercury/health-effects-exposures-mercury), and elsewhere. Depending on mercury type, method of exposure, and a person’s age, the effects of mercury can vary. They include, but are not limited to, vision loss, lack of coordinated movements, cognitive difficulties, memory problems, tremors, skin rashes, and mood swings.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) removed the mercury-based preservative thimerosal from childhood vaccines starting in 1999 (though “trace amounts” do remain in some vaccines) while continuing to insist that studies had found no evidence of harm to children from mercury exposure. So when a former vaccine safety scientist at the CDC claimed that the agency committed scientific fraud in a series of studies on thimerosal in vaccines and a possible link to autism, you’d think the FDA, CDC, and other agencies meant to protect human health would be interested in hearing from him.

Not so much.

Dr. William Thompson, a 19-year veteran scientist at the CDC, has been blocked from testifying that he and others destroyed critical evidence of a relationship between childhood vaccines and autism. He wants to speak out, admit misconduct, right this wrong – but CDC director Thomas Frieden won’t allow it. 

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Levi Quackenboss: @realDonaldTrump A letter from parents of the vaccine injured

Broken promisesNote:  Every special interest group wonders what a new President will mean for their cause, their loved ones, themselves, their industry etc.  Autism as a "group" (such as we are) is no different. Same with the vaccine injury community which extends far beyond autism. Levi Quackenboss would like to chat with President-elect Trump.  Will this be a Charlie Brown tries to kick the football Presidency or a Snoopy dance?  Please read the entire post @realDonaldTrump A letter from parents of the vaccine injured at the Quackenboss site here.

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Dear Donald,

Remember this?

Trump Wakefield

So do we. Thank you for meeting with Vaxxed director Dr. Andrew Wakefield. He is the voice for so many of the vaccine injured.

But many parents on our side, both those who supported you in this presidential run and those who did not, are afraid that you’re going to go the way of Obama once you’re in the White House. They remember his campaign promises about the right to know if our food has been genetically modified, which dragged out for eight years and finally ended with him signing the Monsanto Protection Act while he and his family ate out of an organic garden— and he handed out federal appointments to any Big Ag honchos who complained about it.

They remember how one of his White House attorneys— autism dad Michael Strautmanis— rounded up autism parent activists in 2007 and promised them that this was going to be their President. Obama knew what happened to Strautmanis’ severely effected child and that he would put an end to the epidemic of vaccine induced autism.

And what happened? Obama promptly took $20 million of pharma money for his 2008 campaign and told everyone to go get their flu shot. Strautmanis hasn’t been heard from since.

We know you won’t do this, Donald. You are not President Obama.

We are here to help you stop the autism epidemic and I’ve taken the time to write out my wish list for your first term.

  1. Drain the swamp we call the CDC. Drain it of corruption, corporate influence, and public policies that fly in the face of health. Hell, drain it of all funding—you wouldn’t be the first to say it should be done. Nobody needs a billion dollars of Zika money in the United States. Nobody needs an ebola vaccine. The CDC has grown into a fear mongering monstrosity not worthy of having access to speak to the American people. Take vaccine safety away from the CDC and set up an independent agency to monitor it. If there is anyone who deserves to be grabbed by the private parts, it’s the CDC. At minimum, appoint a CDC Director who understands that health does not come from a needle and that food is medicine, and who is willing to build a national health foundation on giving access to truth.

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Virginia General Assembly’s Joint Commission on Health Care Recommends No Changes to Vaccine Exemptions

Good news for Virginians, from Richmond.com.

The General Assembly’s Joint Commission on Health Care on Wednesday recommended making no changes to the state’s regulations on possible exemptions, including religious reasons, for otherwise-mandatory school vaccinations.

The decision came after the commission received more than 700 comments on the subject, the majority of which were in favor of taking no action.

The issue was brought before the commission at the bequest of Dels. Eileen Filler-Corn, D-Fairfax, and Christopher P. Stolle, R-Virginia Beach, who introduced a bill during the most recent General Assembly session that would have removed religious exemptions as a valid reason not to have a child vaccinated.

Filler-Corn and Stolle struck the bill and requested the commission research whether non-medical exemptions should be tightened.

The bill received a great deal of attention from those against mandatory vaccinations, most of whom wore red to Wednesday’s meeting, which was held at the General Assembly building in downtown Richmond. Some in red wore T-shirts and hats supporting President-elect Donald Trump.

Most brought their children with them, and one young boy held a sign that said: “Vote ‘No’ to Mandatory Vaccines.” When the commission recommended taking no action, the crowd cheered.

Read more here.


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A Book Too Dangerous to Read FOR LIBRARIES???

Vaccine Friendly PlanBy Jennifer Margulis
Health Impact News

The Library Journal, which librarians read to decide what books to buy for their collections, announced last week that libraries should not carry the new book, The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul’s Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health, From Pregnancy Through Your Child’s Teen Years, which I co-authored with Paul Thomas, M.D., a Dartmouth-trained pediatrician who has over 13,000 patients in his pediatric practice in Portland, Oregon.

“The author’s style is gentle and motivating,” the reviewer writes, “and he clearly cares for parents and children. Despite this, many parents will have a hard time following some of his suggestions (e.g. no manufactured baby food, no formula, no circumcision, avoid acetaminophen), as he advises parents to come to “well child visits with a signed vaccine refusal form” and specifically warns against hepatitis, chicken pox, flu, polio, and HPV vaccines, among others.”

The review goes on:

“VERDICT While Thomas does recommend a number of vaccines, his medical wisdom is too removed from both the AAP and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines to warrant a recommendation.”

Don’t make this book available to library patrons.

Don’t read this book.

Don’t even have a conversation about safety issues with childhood vaccines.

Instead, let’s just ignore the fact that the current rates of autism are at least 1 in 68, according to the CDC (possibly as high as 1 in 45, also according to CDC data), that there’s a growing body of very disturbing scientific evidence showing that acetaminophen (the main ingredient in Tylenol) is triggering autism, and that American children today are plagued with allergies, asthma, and other chronic diseases (like Type 1 juvenile diabetes and leaky gut syndrome) than ever before.

But following Dr. Paul’s recommendations to feed a baby and small child a real food, whole foods diet, stop using Tylenol, and making judicious decisions about vaccination is too difficult?

Read more here!


Live Stream for WAPF's Wise Traditions Conference Available for Purchase

Weston A PriceBy Laura Hayes

Hi All,

As I've mentioned, I will be speaking next Sunday at WAPF's Wise Traditions Conference in Montgomery, Alabama.  There is an all-day Vaccination Track on Sunday, 11/13, beginning at 9:00am EST.  I will be speaking from 9:00-10:20, followed by Tetyana Obukhanych (PhD immunologist and author of Vaccine Illusion), Alan Phillips (vaccine rights attorney), and Del Bigtree (co-producer of the movie Vaxxed).

Here is a link for the conference, and under it, specific info regarding how to live stream if interested.

http://conferences.westonaprice.org

Register now to watch the LIVE streaming and ALL recordings ON-DEMAND after the conference as many times as you want for $169.

I will receive a DVD copy of my presentation 2-3 weeks after the conference, which I will then be able to upload to YouTube.  Once available on YouTube, I will send the link, in addition to a transcript of my presentation to all of you.

The conference has over 40 speakers covering many nutrition- and health-related topics...check it out!  It might just be worth the $169 to you if you want to attend in person, but aren't able.

Laura


Rabbi Handler on Vaccines, Politics and the Autism Holocaust

Rabbie HandlerBy Anne Dachel

Three years ago I got know a remarkable advocate for medical freedom and vaccination choice. That man was Rabbi William Handler who lives in New York City.

In 2013 there was an outbreak of measles in the Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn and pediatricians urged parents to immediately give their children the mumps-measles-rubella (MMR) vaccine to protect them against the disease. The New York Daily News reported at the time that some people linked the MMR to autism. Some parents, including many religious Jews, shun getting the vaccine, which prevents mumps, measles, and rubella, out of fear it causes autism, said Dr. Yu Shia Lin of Maimonides Medical Center in Borough Park.

The Wall Street Journal covered the outbreak telling readers that local rabbis and community leaders were urging that children be vaccinated and that any link between the MMR and autism had been “debunked by medical studies.”  

Rabbi Handler however cautioned against blindly following the advice to vaccinate against measles in an article in July 2013 in the Jewish Press entitled, “The Measles Scare and CDC Politics.”   

Handler had researched the vaccine issue for himself and what he discovered made him question the one-size-fits-every-child vaccination schedule in the U.S. His Jewish Press story was a summary of what he’d learned about vaccines during a five year investigation. Handler wrote about the power and influence that drug companies have over our lawmakers in Washington as well as their control over officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He cited well-credentialed experts whose studies raised serious concerns about vaccine side effects.  He brought up troubling issues like the federal government’s concession of vaccine-induced autism in the case of Hannah Poling in 2008.

Handler’s ending pretty much summarized what U.S. health officials and mainstream medicine are up against:

“Increasing numbers of parents—especially the more educated parents—no longer trust the American government’s public health campaigns.

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Autism Might Not Speak: But Those With the Diagnosis Can Share Their Thoughts

WeepNote: I am so pleased to share this post from Brooke Potthast and her son James Potthast with you. He uses the Rapid Prompt method of communication. I've seen my girls' flashes of brilliance with this method. The first time you fully realize how smart and engaged your loved one with autism is you feel like the worst parent on earth for never having found a way to unleash their potential in the past.   Please bookmark the Returning James blog here.

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I mentioned in our last post that we had been on a bit of a roller coaster ride with the start of the new school year. One of the difficult experiences was an incident with James and a well loved tutor. The incident involved James being aggressive towards her which is unusual for him. A friend and health practitioner reminded me at the time that the stress and aggression pathways in the brain are closely tied.  It is true for all of us (ie, road rage) but acutely true for people who have autism. I think the stress and frustration of not being able to communicate for years and  years causes aggressive habits to develop and they are hard to break.

James ended up writing about it on the first day back at Literature class when there was a timed essay. The prompt was: “The lessons we take from failure can be fundamental to later success. Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it effect you, and what did you learn from the experience?” James wrote about his experience with his tutor and entitled it:

Utter Remorse

My vision turns red. My hands strike out. Hair tangles around my fingers. Cries and demands float through my brain, yet I cannot release my grip. Hands grasp my arms and a male voice cuts through my fog. I look – I see – what I have done. I have failed.

            Most people lack similar experiences so this event might seem like a fictional plot device, but I have a long history of such incidents, although none to this degree. I am autistic so I struggle when most people could cope, and unfortunately my reaction can be aggressive. I am not aggressive. I never intend to hurt anyone, and that distinction usually saves my conscience. Generally, my tutors and therapists impose consequences for my behavior, but then we forgive each other and discuss the cause of my reaction. Autism and communication limitations tend to receive most of the blame so we make a plan and we try again tomorrow.

But this outburst was different.

After I finally learned how to reliably communicate, my goals transferred to regulating my reactions and impulses. For over two years, I worked daily to master these goals and I remained aggression-free for almost one year. That does not mean that all of my interactions with tutors were amicable, but I continuously reminded myself that my impulse to grab remains unacceptable in any situation. All that progress, however, just capsized. I failed the basic rule when I hurt another person – I failed to recognize her humanity.

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Dr. Joshua Gordon Appointed IACC Chair (Autism)

Dr. Joshua JordanJoshua Gordon, M.D, Ph.D., who was appointed as the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH ) in September 2016, has been appointed as the new Chair of Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee. Prior to joining the NIH, Dr. Gordon served on the faculty of Columbia University’s Department of Psychiatry from 2014-2016, where he used his training in psychiatry and neuroscience to combine laboratory-based studies examining mouse models of human psychiatric illness with clinical practice and teaching in general psychiatry. His expertise in neurophysiology, or the study of patterns of electrical activity in the brain that underlie behavior, has allowed him to investigate features of the neural circuitry that underlies mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, anxiety, and depression. He earned his B.A. degree in Biology from Washington University in St. Louis, and his M.D./Ph.D. from the University of California at San Francisco. He did his residency and fellowship in Psychiatry at Columbia University/New York State Psychiatry Institute. While teaching and conducting research at Columbia University, he also directed Neuroscience Education for Columbia’s Psychiatric Residency Training Program. Dr. Gordon has received several awards and grants for his research, including an IMHRO Rising Star Award, two NARSAD Young Investigator awards, an APA-GlaxoSmithKline Young Faculty award, and research grants from the National Institute of Mental Health. In his role as NIMH Director, Dr. Gordon oversees the lead federal agency for research on mental health disorders and conditions. With an annual budget of approximately $1.5 billion, NIMH supports more than 2,000 mental health and neuroscience-related research grants and contracts at universities and other institutions across the country and overseas. In addition, the NIMH intramural research program supports approximately 300 scientists who work in laboratories at NIH. The mission of the NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and cure.

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The IACC is a Federal advisory committee that was created by Congress in an effort to accelerate progress in ASD research and services. The IACC works to improve coordination and communication across the Federal government and work in partnership with the autism community. The Committee is composed of officials from many different Federal agencies involved in autism research and services, as well as adults on the autism spectrum, parents and family members of individuals on the autism spectrum, advocates, researchers, providers, and other members of the autism community. The documents and recommendations produced by the IACC reflect the views of the Committee as an independent advisory body and the expertise of the members of the Committee, but do not represent the views, official statements, policies or positions of the Federal government.  For more information on the IACC, please visit: www.iacc.hhs.gov.


Corruption, Dysfunction and Obstruction at the CDC

Dorit PfizerBy Louis Conte and Wayne Rohde

For years now, those who suggest that vaccines could be behind the increase in autism have been called everything from crackpots to conspiracy theorists. The main stream media continually reminds the public that “there is no link” between vaccines and autism and the “theory has been debunked.”

These messages are often inspired and sometimes directly authored by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Resources (HHR). The mission of the CDC is:

“CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

CDC increases the health security of our nation. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.”

Recently, a series of articles have revealed the CDC to be an agency mired in dysfunction and ethical crisis; reckless procedures at labs handling dangerous pathogens, a whistleblower calling out the mishandling the Zika Virus situation, the emergence of an anonymous employee group, SPIDERS, calling attention to the issues of excessive industry influence over science.  Here, Here, Here.

These revelations stand in stark, shocking contrast to the mission of the CDC. They also call into question the integrity of the agency that tells us “vaccines do not cause autism.”

And now this

On 10/19/16, Eco Watch reported that CDC Director Thomas Frieden signed a letter to avoid the order of Tennessee Senior Circuit Court Judge William Acree. The letter is an attempt to block CDC whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson, from testifying on his assertions of scientific fraud and destruction of evidence by senior CDC officials in critical research regarding the causative relationship between childhood vaccines and autism.

Judge Acree ordered that William Thompson be deposed on February 5, 2016 in a civil suit alleging medical malpractice brought by the parents of Yates Hazelhurst against the doctor who allegedly administered vaccines incorrectly to the child.

“I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics.”

The reason Judge Acree issued the order? On August 27, 2014, William Thompson, Ph.D., released the following statement through his attorney regarding the 2004 article examining the possibility of a relationship between the MMR Vaccine and autism:

“My name is William Thompson.  I am a Senior Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where I have worked since 1998.

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Politics, Influence And American Health

Vaccines moneyFrom NVIC's The Vaccine Reaction:

Most of the money that flows through the political system in America originates from special interest groups. Corporations, industry groups, labor unions and single-issue organizations spend billions of dollars each year on campaign contributions and lobbying to gain access to the government policy and law-making process with the ultimate goal of increasing their bottom line. This notion of "buying" influence has resulted in policies that may not be in the best interest of the public. This is particularly true with respect to health and vaccine policy.  Read more here.


CDC's Own Sickness In The News

Storm cloudThank you to Ginger Taylor for this summary of a tumultuous week. Read the full post at Adventures in Autism

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By Ginger Taylor

To say that this has been an active couple of days for information would be quite the understatement.  For years we have been asking the question, "Why is America so OK with the corruption that is destroying our children, and our country?"  Well I get the sense that at long last, they aren't.

Two of the most curious pieces of information that came to our attention yesterday, are the fact that CDC scientists are so sick of the corruption in their own agency that they have formed a group to call for a clean up, and that CDC has called for public comment on the MMR vaccine.  I can't help but think that these two things might be strongly associated.

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Sharyl Attkisson: CDC Blocks Testimony of MMR Vaccine Whistleblower

Sharyl logoFrom Sharyl Attkisson's site:

A current senior scientist at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), William Thompson, stunned the scientific community in 2014 when he confessed that he and his colleagues have allegedly conspired to cover up or downplay links between vaccines and autism, particularly in African American boys. Thompson alleges their actions included literally sorting through and throwing away data that they didn’t want made public. However, Thompson revealed he saved original copies of the material in a safe, contacted an attorney, and sought whistleblower protection. He has provided the material to Congress. Pharmaceutical industry interests have successfully lobbied to prevent hearings and investigations into the alleged scientific fraud. (The accused CDC officials–William Thompson’s colleagues–deny they did anything unethical or illegal.)

Read CDC vaccine safety information here

Now comes word that CDC Director Thomas Frieden has blocked Thompson from testifying in a medical malpractice case brought on behalf of 16-year old Yates Hazlehurst alleging that Yates’ autism resulted from vaccine injuries.   Read more here.


CDC Blocks Testimony of Vaccine Whistleblower says World Mercury Project

Denied stampRobert F. Kennedy, Jr. Vows Appeal

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Director of the CDC, Thomas Frieden, has sent a letter blocking CDC whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson, from testifying in a Tennessee court case involving a 16 year old boy who claims his autism is caused by vaccine injuries.

The boy's attorneys, Bryan Smith and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., both of Morgan & Morgan, sought to have Dr. Thompson testify to explain his charges that the CDC committed data manipulation in a series of studies that found no link between vaccines and autism. Dr. Thompson has publically stated to Congressman William Posey and others that he and his colleagues in the CDC Vaccine Safety Branch were ordered to commit scientific fraud, destroy evidence and manipulate data to conceal the link between autism and vaccines. 

William Acree, Tennessee State Circuit Judge, had ordered the trial extended so that Thompson could be subpoenaed to testify. In a recent letter to the court, Dr. Frieden denied the request to allow Dr. Thompson to testify stating that "Dr. William Thompson's deposition testimony would not substantially promote the objectives of CDC or HHS."

Kennedy strongly disagrees. Dr. Thompson co-authored four key CDC studies widely touted to exonerate the MMR and vaccines containing the mercury-based preservative, thimerosal, from causing autism.  Thompson is a 19 year veteran at the CDC and formerly a senior vaccine safety scientist at their Immunology Safety Office.  In August 2014, under Federal whistleblower protection, Dr. Thompson revealed that despite CDC's claims to the contrary, the vaccine safety studies in question demonstrated a causal link between vaccines and autism symptoms. 

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WalletHub Asks "Should Vaccines Be Mandatory?"

Dice no yes maybeA few weeks ago, some of us in the vaccine injury/safety community were approached by a website called "WalletHub," a financial site, to provide content on the topic: Should Vaccines Be Mandatory?

From a fear of needles to concerns over autism and even government mind control, the small percentage of Americans who shy away from vaccinations for themselves and their children each year certainly have their reasons. Some even justify the choice with supposed financial responsibility, as if a $40 flu shot is really going to break the bank.

But that’s faulty logic, at least financially. For one thing, the best credit cards can pay for more than 15 flu shots with their initial bonuses alone. Even more importantly, people who fail to get their vaccinations cost the country over $7 billion per year in lost productivity and medical treatments, according to a new study from researchers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Click into the link to read each response, Should Vaccines Be Mandatory? including one from AofA's Editor At Large Mark Blaxill as well as Mary Holland, Lyn Redwood, Paul Thomas, Stephanie Seneff, Jack Wolfson, Vera Sharav, Joel Lord, Lisa Jillani, Neil Z. Miller, Jane Orient and Ralph Fucetola.

Please comment at the WalletHub site and share their link on social media.  Thanks.


Vaccine Injury Community Seeks Identity of CDC Employee Who Used Rude Gesture

UPDATE:  The person whose name has been bandied about is NOT the person in the photo. We have confirmation of this. Please put down the pitchforks before someone puts an eye out.  His rude gesture isn't appreciated by any of us. It's puerile at best. Obnoxious too.  I suppose his fight or flight kicked in and he chose.... finger.  Protests trigger anger all around.  We are a community near the brink in many ways. 

Onward with our mission. The real culprits are safely ensconced in corner offices.


US Government Will PAY You to Get a Flu Shot! Earn Thousands Today!

BarnumManaging Editor's Note: So maybe I used a bit of clickbait...  But the headline is technically true! True! True!  We run this article from 2010 each Fall during the Flu Shot push that is everywhere.  CVS?  Earn a 20% savings card!  Stop & Shop? "No Cost Flu Shot!" No cost? Not exactly. Read one woman's horror story below.  Hell of a way to make a payday.  

By Dan Olmsted

On the whole, Lisa Marks Smith would rather have had the flu. Instead, the Cincinnati mom of two college-age sons got a mercury-containing flu shot that nearly killed her, led to paralysis, severe neurological problems, 24 days in the hospital – and a check from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program that attests to the truth of her story.

Smith has come to see first-hand how carelessly flu shots are administered, how dangerous the mercury that remains in most of them can be, how little public health officials actually seem to care when the worst happens, why the worst may not be so rare after all – even how similar the side effects can be to symptoms of autism.

She talked to Age of Autism about her ordeal, which began in 2005, in the hope of sparing others.

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Dan: I thought I’d start by asking you where things stand now. How’s your health? How are you feeling at the moment about everything?

Lisa: The only lingering thing I have at this point is that if I do not take big doses of magnesium, my legs shake. And I mean muscle spasms, Charlie horses, twitches – think Parkinson’s shaking. I do feel my feet again after four years. I need to go shoe shopping because I only own sandals, and it’s cold this winter in Cincinnati, and if you feel your toes you can’t wear sandals in the snow.

Dan: Well, I guess that’s a good problem to have, considering what happened. Just to go over the basics, you got a monetary award from the vaccine injury compensation award program and it was how much?

Lisa: I am not allowed to tell but in all honesty the award would not have covered my medical bills. To me, it’s the validation – they can’t claim they don’t know what’s happening when they’re paying people.

Dan: And of course one thing we hear so much about, and it’s almost a cliché, is that correlation does not equal causation – in other words, "just because you got a flu shot and then got very sick doesn’t mean it caused it." But in this case, correlation was a very strong indication of causation.

Lisa: In my case, my neurologist said straight up, this is what caused it. So it’s very hard for them to say one doesn’t equal the other. You’re walking around, you’re perfectly healthy, you don’t even get colds. You have a flu shot and within two weeks you’re paralyzed, and paralysis is listed as a possible side effect.

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Conversation Begins with Rep. Joseph Kennedy on Religious exemptions from Vaccine Mandates

AANThank you to our friends at Autism Action Network. Please support their important role in our community!

Gilmore, Palma and Bigtree meet with Kennedy

Rep. Joseph Kennedy met last Friday with advocates concerned about the potential threat to religious exemptions from vaccine mandates posed by Kennedy's H. R. 5272, "Do No Harm Act." John Gilmore, the executive director of the Autism Action Network, Rita Palma, executive director of My Kids My Choice, Del Bigtree, producer of the film Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe, and Jack Gilmore, a political science student at nearby Boston College, met with Kennedy to discuss the bill at his Newton, MA office.

Kennedy said that in drafting the bill he had no intention of doing anything that could impact religious exemption rights, and that he was open to further discussion to address concerns about how the bill could be used to affect those rights. Kennedy extended an invitation to meet immediately after the Autism Action Network issued an alert about the bill. Such responsiveness from a member of the House is highly unusual.

We will continue to engage with Kennedy and other members of the House to assure that H.R. 5272, if passed, will not endanger religious exemption rights.

If you support this effort to protect your religious exemptions rights please make it possible for the Autism Action Network to continue to do so by donating online to our annual fundraising drive we are conducting in conjunction with the Autism Community Walk at: 

https://grouprev.com/autismcommunitywalkLI16-autism-action...

Please share this message with friends and family and please post to social networks. 

 


Bullying The Elderly: Flu Shot Nurzis

Nurse Flu ShotBelow is a FB post from a friend of AofA. I asked if I could run it in full. Have you been bullied? Can you imagine the elderly person who could withstand this browbeating by a medical professional? On what planet is this taught in nursing or medical school? The dog catcher would be fired for using these tactics....

To all my Autism Parent friends who are Pro Vaccine Choice and/or Anti-Vaccine:

I went with my mother this past week to her routine monthly blood work and mini check up appointment at her Dialysis Clinic (she is in End Stage Renal Failure; has Peritoneal Dialysis 7 night a week at home - done by me), and we were confronted by the Nurse Clinical Manager regarding giving my mother the Flu Shot.

I have NEVER experienced so much medical bullying in my entire life as I did with my mom about this Flu Shot (and I'm a high frequency healthcare consumer due to not only my mother, but my Medically Fragile son who also has 9 pages of active Dxs, including Autism).

I said all the right things, asked all the right, tough questions and got unbelievable answers.... such as, if my mother refuses the Flu Shot she has to:

1). Sign a paper stating that she has refused it against medical advice.

2). She has to wear a mask inside the Dialysis Clinic anytime she is there and there are other Unvaccinated patients present.

3). I too, as a Caregiver, who brings her and am involved in her appointments, will have to wear a mask when other Unvaccinated persons are around, if I am also not vaccinated for the Flu.

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Appellate Court Court Smacks Down NYC Flu Shot Mandate

AANFrom our friends at Autism Action Network:

Good news. Brilliant attorney Aaron Siri convinced the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court to upheld a lower court's decision overturning a New York City regulation that attempted to require annual flu shot for many children, but not all, to attend daycare, pre-school and other programs.

If you support this type of lawsuit please make it possible for the Autism Action Network to do this kind of work, and fight the anticipated appeal, by donating to our annual fundraising drive going on now in conjunction with the Autism Community Walk. 

https://grouprev.com/autismcommunitywalkLI16 

The judges' decision was a unanimous 5-0 in favor of the plaintiff families. As a unanimous vote the City lost the right to an automatic appeal to the New York State Court of Appeals.  The city now has 30 days to request permission to appeal to New York States' highest court.

This case is important for all New York State residents because its final outcome will determine whether local governments; counties, cities, etc., have the authority to impose mandatory vaccines in addition to those required by the State.

Please share this message with friends and family and please post to social networks. 

 


NACCHO Typical Drive By Shooting - This Is Public Health Style

Drive Through shots
Thanks to AofA contributor Laura Hayes for sharing a link to a lengthy document about how the Public Health community can set up drive through vaccination clinics in case of an emergency infectious disease situation. Ebola. (No vaccine available.) Zika (No vaccine available.) Flu, Measles, Chicken Pox... (Emergency status is all in the propaganda after all.)  It's called the Drive Through Public Dispensing Planning Guide.

 You can read the document here.

Drive Thru flu shots police

Uh, oh.  Many of us will be considered "problematic," won't we?

Drive through flu shots about us
I tried to find documentation about risk of injury, informed consent, what happens if a person has a seizure while driving away and crashes into an innocent family on their way to Church, you know, something about the real implications of drive through medicine.

Of course, there's at least one person we know who probably thinks this NACCHO document is nifty....  Leave a comment if you get the joke. Although the joke is on the unwitting American public.

Kim

Happy Dorito


Who is Telling Flu Vaccine Truth? The CDC or Vaccine Makers?

Truth-hurtsBy David Burd

From the AoA Post of August 04, 2008, Anne Dachel wrote upon Dr. Frank Engley's death "Dr. Engley was a researcher and microbiologist who served on the boards with the Centers for Disease Control, the FDA, and EPA throughout the 1970s and 80s.  He researched the toxicity of Thimerosal.  He understood there's no such thing as 'safe mercury' and he knew of the potential harm from continued mercury use. 

Dr. Engley said IF they would have followed through with our 1982 report, vaccines would have been freed of Thimerosal and all this autism as they tell me would not have occurred.  But, as it is, it all occurred."

Presently, the latest CDC info on its vaccine website states but 1/3 (33%) of American flu shots contain the preservative Thimerosal, comprising .5ml vaccine doses having 25 micrograms when taken from a 5ml multi-dose vial containing 10 doses.  But, it's important to note the CDC obviously ignores the 43 million single doses of .5ml "pre-filled" made by Novartis that contain up to 1 (one) microgram of ethylmercury (Hg)**. This data comes from the a vaccine industry Report that can be clicked up, or typed into an address line as:

https://www.izsummitpartners.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/HIDA-2015-2016-Flu-Brief-10-19-2015.pdf

Summing up, the entire flu vaccine production and distribution to America's doctors, clinics, health institutions is minutely detailed for the last two flu seasons, and when added together the 'multi-dose' shots (having 25 micrograms of Hg and the .50ml pre-filled vials (having one microgram of Hg) such doses total about 92% of the entire industry output. 

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Dallas Morning News Continues to Denigrate Autism Families and Event

Dallas Morning NewsLast week we brought you another post about The Dallas Morning News and their press release "journalism" with this cliche-ridden nonsense about the Autism Education Summit.   And here's more. 

By Anne Dachel

Oct 1, 2016, Dallas Morning News: Reporter kicked out of Dallas autism conference before speech by DA who's a noted vaccine foe

By Marc Ramirez

A reporter for the San Antonio Express-News was kicked out of an autism-related conference at Dallas' Intercontinental Hotel moments before a controversial vaccination opponent was scheduled to speak Saturday morning.

In a video accompanying a story posted to the newspaper's Facebook page, Express-News reporter Rye Druzin detailed the eviction as he was being escorted off the Intercontinental grounds by Dallas County sheriff's deputies — despite the fact that he had paid the event's $89 registration fee.

Druzin had been prepared to cover remarks by Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood at the three-day Autism Education Summit. LaHood's claims that vaccines "can and do cause autism" — despite scientific evidence to the contrary — have garnered national attention.

While Marc Ramirez at the Dallas Morning Sun tried to portray Rye Druzin as a legitimate reporter for the San Antonio Express-News interested in covering a controversial subject presented at the Dallas Autism Education Summit, the truth shows the really sinister side of the mainstream media.

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Is Snoopy Just a Poopy or Autistic?

MadSnoopy2We don't know what to make of this either...  It's Fried-day....  FYI, my girls seek friends, their lonliness is not a result of being withdrawn.  They just don't know how to go about it. Perhaps I should teach them to sniff bottoms? This article makes me want to sniff glue. KRS

Have at it in the comments.

Your Grouchy Dog May Have Autism or OCD

Genes associated with autism, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and other psychological problems have now been linked to human-directed social behaviors in dogs, suggesting that far more dogs than previously realized could suffer from these mental disorders. The new research, published in Scientific Reports, reveals how malleable the identified gene regions are in dogs, since certain variations of them appear to explain the difference between a withdrawn dog and one that eagerly seeks human companionship...


A Reality Check for the Vicious and Discriminatory Dallas Morning News

Dallas Morning NewsBy Kim Stagliano

The Dallas Morning News has been tasked with discrediting Generation Rescue and Jenny McCarthy's Autism Education Summit.  Check out this headline - could they make it any more Googlevicious?   Can't you hear the "editorial" meeting? Make sure you use the pharma prescribed checklist Clark!  Peddle? Check. Anti-vaxxer? You got it! Jenny McCarthy? Who else? False hope? Yes sir Dr. Offit! Debunked? Hell yeah!

Anti-vaxxer Jenny McCarthy's autism summit peddles dangerous treatments, features discredited doctors


By discrediting I mean blatantly discriminating against children, teens, adults with autism and their families and the providers who treat them.   I'll give you a taste of their vitriol.  An autism summit in Dallas this weekend features  a medical professional who has been disciplined for mistreating children and celebrities who shun science and claim vaccines are dangerous. Autism advocates say the event offers false hope to parents by promoting miracle cures and treatments proved to be dangerous and ineffective. And then below, you'll find a salve.  A woman named Ashlyn Washington posted on Facebook a powerful message about her journey. Your journey. My journey. Our journey with autism. Where people hate how we try to help our kids. Where professionals label us with vicious names. Where rags like the Dallas Morning News cut us to shreds without sending a reporter to gather a fact. 

People with autism deserve far better. Sick children deserve respect, as do their families. The Dallas Morning News should apologize for this article.  And now, for a taste of reality. Thank you to Ashlyn for her eloquence. 

I am a little embarrassed to share this as I started just an exercise to process my anger/grief but wanted to share as I think some of you will relate to it.

Something highly unusual in the world of autism happened to my son last week. He received a diagnosis of autoimmune encephalitis from a prominent and highly respected mainstream pediatric neurologist. Moreover, she stated this to be the cause of his autistic behaviors. Seven years after his devastating regression into autism, we finally have answers as well as a thoughtful treatment plan. We’ve moved out of the realm of “just autism” and into a realm where his suffering is being taken seriously.

Autoimmune encephalitis is a serious medical condition in which the immune system attacks the brain, impairing function. What makes my son's diagnosis last week so unusual is not the fact that autoimmune encephalitis is a rare cause of autism, but that it is rarely diagnosed in this population. Similarly, it is rare for autism to ever be attributed to a medical condition by a mainstream physician. To say autism has any conclusive medical underpinning is practically heresy.

Like most families, when my son was diagnosed with autism, we were told the only proven treatment was Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy. Of course, there was no known cause, and positively no cure. Most certainly, there was no medical treatment for autism, unless we took pleasure in throwing handfuls of cash into the wind and slathering our son in snake oil.

To disagree with this aloud in any setting other than our own bedroom was tantamount to throwing ourselves to hungry wolves. Being naive and determined to improve my son's quality of life, I threw myself to the wolves again and again and again. I knew in my heart that something was medically wrong with my son, so I sought medical help in all the predictable places. First from the gastroenterologist, who proclaimed my son's constant diarrhea to be no problem at all. "Toddler diarrhea" he called it. No need to worry mom, but please, for the love of all things holy, let that child eat gluten and drink milk lest he feel left out at birthday parties. I informed him that since my son did nothing but bang his head continuously on days he drank milk that the likelihood of him being invited to any birthday party at all while consuming dairy was slim to none. "Introduce it again in three months," he said.

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Protect Your Religious Exemption Rights: Call Congress Today

Autism action networkUPDATE:  

Good news. Rep. Joseph Kennedy (D-MA-4) has generously requested a meeting with representatives of the Autism Action Network to discuss his House Resolution, H. R. 5272, the "Do No Harm Act." In a letter received yesterday Rep. Kennedy wrote, "I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you and discuss your legal analysis of the "Do No Harm Act" and how we might work together to advance research and treatments for autism while still protecting religious freedoms guaranteed to each American in the Constitution."

A meeting in his district is being scheduled.  We believe that language in the bill could be used to eliminate religious exemption rights from vaccine mandates. We do not believe the intention of the bill is to threaten vaccine exemptions rights, but legislation can have all kinds of unintended and unforeseen consequences. Our goal is to assure H. R. 5272 is modified so that there is no conceivable threat to rights to religious exemptions from vaccine mandates.

From our friends at Autism Action Network:

Please call Congress today

Protect your religious exemption rights

Religious exemptions from vaccine mandates in all states are under threat from legislation in Your_rightsCongress that would severely curtail Americans' ability to exercise our First Amendment rights. House Resolution H. R. 5272, introduced by Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy (D-MA-4), seeks to limit The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, purportedly to prevent discrimination against one person by another person for religious reasons. But the bill is so broadly drawn that any exercise of religious belief that conflicts with any federal policy, whether based on law, regulation or executive order, could be considered discrimination and therefore illegal. Kennedy's bill in effect repeals the idea that, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

Here's what you can do, first if you are an Autism Action Network subscriber, or support the work we do, please help us to fight this bill by making a donation to our annual fundraising drive here:

https://grouprev.com/autismcommunitywalkLI16-autism-action-network

Next click on the link below and to send a message to your member of the House of Representative and your two US Senators expressing your opposition to H. R. 5272.

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Getting Real at the Real Truth Health Conference

Jabbed WilcoxBy Brett Wilcox

I’m the author of We’re Monsanto: Feeding the World, Lie After Lie, Books I and Book II. Last February, Steve Shore invited me to speak about the problems with the GMO industry at The Real Truth About Health Conference in September. I told Steve I was currently researching the topic of corruption in the vaccine industry and I asked him, “If I promise to have a book written and published before the conference, would he consider letting me speak on the subject of vaccines?” Steve said yes.

Seven grueling months later and three days before the conference started, I published Jabbed: How the Vaccine Industry, Medical Establishment and Government Stick It to You and Your Family.

My first day at the conference I joined a panel discussion with Dan Olmsted, Mark Blaxill and Del Bigtree. Their names and works grace the pages of Jabbed, so meeting them in person was an honor.

The next evening, Del sat on a panel with five other people, all experts in various aspects of pharmaceutical industry corruption. One after another, every person said essentially the same thing: Big Pharma is broken in a big way. Del, last in the line-up, said in essence, “I agree with everything that’s been said and it’s all true for the vaccine industry.”

Boom! The energy on the panel shifted. Most of the faces hardened. Most of the backs stiffened. How  Del Bigtreedare this Bigtree guy speak evil against the miracle of vaccines? Who is he anyway? Everyone knows that vaccines don’t cause autism. There was this doctor back in the 90s that made that claim. He’s a fraud. Everybody knows that.

It would be wrong to say that Del made some of the other “experts” on the panel look foolish. They managed that feat well enough on their own. Del, on the other hand, rocked the panel. The audience loved him, just as thousands of other audiences have come to love him.

Allen Francis M.D. was seated next to Del. Dr. Francis was the Chair of the DSM-IV Task Force. The Allen FrancesDSM, or Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, is the so-called Bible for psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals. Allen was so disgusted with the latest edition of the DSM—the DSM 5—that he authored a book titled, Saving Normal: An Insider’s Revolt Against Out-of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma, and the Medicalization of Ordinary Life. The premise of the book is that modern psychiatry has pathologized normal behaviors and in so doing has trivialized the practice of psychiatry. In the world of psychiatry, Dr. Francis is hot stuff. And yet, the venerable doctor proved to possess no knowledge about vaccines and vaccine science beyond what the average consumer of mainstream media possesses.

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Weston A Price Foundation's Wise Traditions Conference

Weston A PriceHi AoA Readers,

I wanted to make sure you all knew about WAPF's Wise Traditions Conference coming up in November.  It will be in Montgomery, Alabama, 11/11 - 11/14. 

There will be an all-day Vaccination Track on Sunday, 11/13.  Tetyana Obukhanych, Alan Phillips, Del Bigtree, and I will be speaking at this track.  

The movie Vaxxed will also be shown on Friday evening.  

Dr. Stephanie Seneff will also be there, speaking about microcephaly in Brazil, and possible causes, including vaccines given to pregnant women just before the rise in cases.

Check out the incredible line-up of speakers and read about their fascinating presentations:  

  (link to speakers)

  (link to presentations)

Hope to see some of you there, and please spread the word and the links!

Thank you,

Laura Hayes


VAXXED The Movie Pulled from Aussie Film Festival

Banned AussieNote: Vaxxed was told to take a walkabout.....  From the Bendigo Advertiser:

A controversial anti-vaccination documentary has been withdrawn from the Castlemaine Local and International Film Festival.

The festival committee says it faced a firestorm of abuse after announcing Vaxxed would be included in the October event, and last night issued a statement because some members felt “personally and professionally threatened’’.

“This is unacceptable,’’ the statement read. “It is with the utmost regret therefore that CLIFF is compelled, for clear reasons of personal and public safety, to withdraw the screening from the CLIFF 2016 programme,” the statement said.

Vaxxed explores allegations of a cover-up by the US Centre for Disease Control and a link between the Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine and autism.

The decision to include the film in the festival drew widespread criticism, including calls from Australia’s peak health association for it to be pulled from the program.

Public Health Association of Australia chief executive Michael Moore said the decision showed a lack of understanding of the impact the film could have on parents.  Read more here.


Novavax $1.5 Billion Dollar Loss

Health Choice SquareThank you to Health Choice for sharing this article on their Facebook page.  From CNBC, the business channel.

More than $1.5 billion vanished from vaccine developer Novavax's market value almost instantaneously Thursday afternoon after a late-stage trial of its vaccine for a common respiratory virus failed.

It's the worst nightmare of investors in biotech, but also a serious blow to public health. The company was trying to tackle a problem that's thwarted medicine for more than half a century.

RSV — or respiratory syncytial virus — is usually not a big deal for healthy people, but for two populations, babies and older adults, it can be extremely serious. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, RSV is the most common cause of pneumonia and another respiratory condition called bronchiolitis in babies under 1 year old in the U.S.

Each year it hospitalizes more than 50,000 kids under age 5, and leads to 14,000 deaths among adults older than 65. It was that older population in which Novavax ran its 11,000-patient study. Its vaccine failed to provide any protection, sending the stock down more than 80 percent.

"This has been a 30- or 40-year effort to get to where Novavax is, in terms of a candidate that goes into phase 3 trials," said Dr. Mark Feinberg, CEO of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, and former chief public health and science officer for Merck Vaccines, in a telephone interview Friday. "There's been a longstanding desire to have an RSV vaccine."

Read more.


Vaccine Herd Immunity Questions in The Hill Opinion Piece

The hillImagine our surprise to see the following article on The Hill website? We imagined it would have been pulled by now.  

If only half of America is properly vaccinated, where are the epidemics?

By Gretchen DuBeau

In 2014, an outbreak of whooping cough (pertussis) broke out in the San Diego area. Of the 621 individuals who were infected, nearly all of them were completely up to date on all preventive vaccinations. If vaccines are given to protect from disease, how could this happen?

San Diego public health official Dr. Wilma Wooten argued that the cause was related to a decrease in the protection offered by vaccines after the first year. This answer is most revealing, in that it speaks to the actual efficacy of vaccines. It also shows that the concept of herd immunity is largely myth—and completely misunderstood.

The theory of herd immunity states that when a critical mass of the population (usually stipulated at 95%) is vaccinated against a disease, the possibility of outbreaks is eliminated. This is the main argument that is used to shame parents who wish to refuse certain vaccinations for their children: by not vaccinating, they put the health of the “herd” at risk.

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Levi Quackenboss is Done Playing Nice: How To File a Complaint Against Your Pediatrician Who Vaccinated Your Child

Keep-calm-and-pay-the-piperNote: There's as saying, "Don't reinvent the wheel." We're not. Levi Quackenboss has written a sharp post about a strategy many of you have probably seen recently on Facebook that puts and end to passivity vis a vis vaccine injury.  It's below.

If someone runs over your child, do you sue the car company or the driver? 

Where did you go for your child's vaccinations? For the majority of us, we went to American Academy of Pediatrics board certified doctors. They have operated unscathed throughout the autism epidemic as far as I can see. My girls are 21, 20 and 16. We've moved several times and had six or seven pediatric practices over the years.  All but one have been the pediatric version of puppy  mills.  In and out. 8 minutes per child on the schedule.  Not one - ONE - doctor has had a single piece of usable advice for me regarding my daughters' autism beyond, "Early intervention and school." Every single one has looked to me, Mom, for information, answers on how to treat my kids.  They have been kind but clueless and bereft of curiosity.  Imagine a Mom walking into a practive with three (!) daughters with autism and the doctor is blase.  No questions. No, "Holy cow, lady, what's going on here?" 

My kids have not had eye exams.  "They can't tell us what they see."  My kids have not had hearing tests. "They can't tell us if they can hear the sound. She won't put on the headphones."  The lack of medical treatment has been negligent.  And then there's vaccination.  It's time for pediatricians to feel the outcome of their work. I'll let Levi explain below. 

Also on FB yesterday, a link to a graphic that shows pediatricians' sales bonuses for vaccinating patients.    Find it at The Wellness and Equality site: How Much Money Do Pediatricians Really Make From Vaccines?How Much Money Do Pediatricians Really Make From Vaccines?

Kim

By Levi Quackenboss

We’ve seen it time and time again in the past four years. People on our side try going about their business, living their lives. People on their side are giving handjobs to politicians and taking away our parenting rights. They’re always making offensive moves, pushing through new legislation each year, and we’re sitting around trying to predict how to respond to it.

California passed SB 277 and we filed a law suit a year later. Texas tried passing something like 13 vaccination laws in 2015 and we showed up and defeated every one. They started infiltrating our Florida and Texas public schools with flu shots and coercive letters and the Texans for Vaccine Choice sent cease and desist letters.

And now they’ve gone after Dr. Sears.

You know what? Screw that. I’m done playing nice. Done acting like this has been some kind of civil discussion for the past four years. In this last quarter of 2016 I’m going on the offensive, and I hope you join me because this is going to be fun.

None of this was my idea but there’s no need to name the guy who came up with this plan if you know him, so don’t go putting his name in the comments.

Here’s the plan: if you’ve got a kid who became autistic, allergic, epileptic, or diabetic after childhood vaccines, you’ve got to file a complaint against that doctor. Gone are the days of being told it was a coincidence. No more will we quietly find a like-minded physician and transfer care. Today is the day to take the first step to standing up and saying, “What happened to my child was unacceptable, and it’s time they answer for it.”

It’s not going to be difficult and I’ll hold your hand through it. Let’s do it together. Four easy steps.

The first thing is to order your child’s medical records.  You are entitled to ALL records under HIPAA. Handwritten notes, vaccine records, everything. Your (hopefully former) doctor’s office has the right to charge you a reasonable fee for copying the records, so be prepared to pay up to $20 or $30 for the service. They’ll probably send you a credit card authorization form first, or you can leave a check if you go to the office in person to make the request. If you call, they might ask you to email them a written request, so be prepared to jump through a couple of hoops, no big deal. Just play along.

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CDC Wants to Expand Power to Eliminate Measles

CdcpoliticsBy Barbara Loe Fisher, Cofounder of the National Vaccine Information Center

I remember the day in 2007, when I was standing in front of a Maryland country courthouse videotaping interviews with mothers and fathers lined up with children, who had been thrown out of school for failing to show proof they had gotten chickenpox and hepatitis B shots.  State public health officials were threatening the parents with fines and jail time and suddenly, as we were talking, men in uniforms with guns and dogs emerged from the courthouse and headed toward us. In the pit of my stomach was the sickening feeling that people in countries throughout history have felt when the exercise of freedom of thought, speech and conscience is met with a demonstration of police power wielded by agents of the State.

Today, the American people are challenged, as they have never been before, to confront the expansion of government authority over our bodies and the bodies of our children, specifically the exercise of police power to take us into custody and isolate us without our consent whenever public health officials believe we are sick or could become sick. At stake is the preservation of human rights and cultural values that have been part of America since the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights defined civil liberties two centuries ago.

Are public health officials getting ready to apprehend and quarantine you or your child if they believe you are, or could become, infected with measles or any other communicable disease they decide is a threat to the public health?

Are they enlisting airline and other public transportation personnel to help them conduct a dragnet that will be easy for you to get caught up in when you travel? 

Once you are detained, can they hold you for 72 hours against your will until you agree to be vaccinated or they declare you are no longer a threat?

Is this for real or not?  You be the judge.

 CDC Moves to Amend Public Health Service Act

During the last days of summer, while we were vacationing, shopping for school supplies or, in the case of Virginia families, while we were busy pleading with legislators to protect the medical and religious vaccine exemptions in state vaccine law, public health officials at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) were quietly publishing a very long Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the August 15, 2016 Federal Register to amend federal public health law.  The part of the Public Health Service Act they want to strengthen is the part that gives them power under the US Constitution  to restrict the freedom of a person entering the U.S. or traveling between states if they believe the person is infected or could become infected with certain kinds of communicable diseases. 

You only have until Oct. 14, 2016 to make a public comment to the CDC and contact your legislators in Congress, so please take this seriously because what the CDC is proposing applies to all Americans who travel outside the country or between states, especially on commercial airlines. In the future, it could extend to any form of transportation when you cross state lines, including by bus, train or car.

Involves States With Police Powers

This Notice of Proposed Rule Making – or NPRM - involves the participation of federally funded state health departments and state facilities, too, because the majority of police power to detain, isolate and quarantine citizens belongs to the states. Many state legislatures, which have legal authority to pass laws controlling communicable diseases within state borders, voted to give public health officials expanded police powers after Sept. 11, 2001 by adopting the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act (MSEHPA) and The Turning Point Model State Public Health Act  created at Georgetown University’s Center for Law and the Public’s Health and the CDC Collaborating Center Promoting Health through Law.

Read more at NVIC


Levi Quackenboss on the Topic of Dr. Bob Sears

DrRobSears064NOTE: Thank you to Levi Quackenboss for this succinct look at the treatment of a nationally known pediatrician named Dr. Bob Sears.   The post-SB277 world (the California law that forbids all non-medical vaccine exemptions and now, seems to have put the doctors who use their medical knowledge and discretion to grant medical exemptions) is like macular degeneration is to eyesight.

By Levi Quackenboss

Two and a half years ago a mother brought her two-year-old son to see Dr. Bob Sears at his office for the first time, where she described to Dr. Sears that her child’s renal and digestive systems went into shock after his first round of vaccines at two months old, and that the baby was limp as a ragdoll for 24 hours after his next round one month later. We don’t know what records she shared with Dr. Sears then or later, but we know that Dr. Sears wrote a letter of exemption from vaccination for the boy. As almost all general practitioner doctor records are, the notes in this case were brief and didn’t include a detailed narrative.

The boy was seen four more times in the next year for severe constipation and severe ear infections, and we all know what that sounds like. At some point the mother brought the child in two weeks after his father allegedly hit his son on the head with a hammer, so I’m guessing either the father is a piece of trash that beats up on a kid, or the mom is a piece of trash who makes up allegations against a spouse she doesn’t like. By my reading of the complaint, Dr. Sears did make a Child Protective Services referral that was closed. Clearly, there was some drama up in these parents’ lives.

Flying in the face of their own testimony on SB 277, on September 2nd the California Medical Board filed an accusation against Dr. Sears regarding this child he’d written a vaccine exemption for. Click that link to download the complaint.

The board’s first allegation wraps up by saying that Dr. Sears screwed up by not getting a history of the vaccines the boy had in the past, as well as the reactions that occurred from those vaccines. We don’t know whether the mother brought in a shot card that wasn’t copied into the Sears file, and we don’t know if her previous doctor refused to document the vaccine reactions, as we all know happens all the time.

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Weston A. Price Foundation: The Most Important Decision Parents Will Ever Make: Whether or Not to Vaccinate Their Child

Weston A PriceFrom the Weston A. Price Foundation site:

Although the subject of vaccinations is not the major focus of WAPF (which is nutrition), it is a subject that fits well into our mission statement of nontoxic therapies.

We are hearing some strong words about the current “vaccination wars”—the push to make vaccinations mandatory in many states. One critic called vaccinations “biochemical warfare against a largely unsuspecting public, particularly children, disguised as disease prevention by means of Mickey Mouse science.”

Said another observer: “We are struggling against one of the most dangerous, diabolical and powerful cults in the US; that is, ‘science-based’ and ‘evidence-based medicine’ within the Church of Scientism. Undoubtedly when future historians scour what remains of the news, computer files and texts from the early 21st century’s Vaccine Age (assuming anything of humanity remains), they will identify a delusional global dictator (Bill Gates) and the cult’s preeminent false Profit (Paul Offit) as the principle harbingers of vaccine barbarism. Certainly by then a new paradigm, which fully comprehends the advances in epigenetics and the functions of the epigenome, biological systems theories and biophysics will have informed our future ancestors that vaccination, as practiced during the primitive 20th and 21st centuries, was a medical abomination.”

More strong words: “From its inception vaccination has been fraught with no science, fraud, corruption, and big government money. Injecting cow belly pus and horse hoof pus into babies to keep them from getting sick? Roll forward to today’s ingredients. How can this possibly be believed to be benign and ‘for the good of the whole?’ Sinister indeed.”  Read more here.


The Militarization of the CDC Zika, Money, Quarantine Power

'Are_you_a_mosquito_breeder'_-_NARA_-_513877By James Grundvig

In yet another end-round play by the Obama Administration, on Friday of Labor Day weekend where hot topics are dumped (Hillary Clinton’s email interview with the FBI) to go die before the next news cycle begins, it was announced that $300 million in “public health emergency” funding was earmarked for Japan’s Takeda to manufacture a new Zika vaccine.

No need for Congress to vote on the appropriation; an executive order did the trick. The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), which is helping the FDA screen donated blood against the Zika virus, was the agency from where President Obama found the $300 million in “emergency” funds to execute the backdoor deal. By offshoring the vaccine, there will be zero Congressional oversight, while no U.S. media outlet or lawyer group will be able to discover, by invoking FOIA requests, what will be injected into that rushed Zika vaccine made in Japan.

Zika Breakthrough Dies, because it’s Not a Vaccine

Even more perplexing than the CDC coup—who for a change didn’t want the publicity for their big move against the threat of Zika—was just five days earlier when Florida State University (FSU) announced a breakthrough to combat the mild African disease. FSU scientists had discovered that an existing (“cheap”), off-the-shelf remedy in a tapeworm antidote would suppress if not cure Zika in people who were sick enough to realize they have it. But outside second tier media outlets, the mainstream press didn’t want to cover the solution to Zika.

There is only one reason why the White House and the major media outlets didn’t trumpet the FSU discovery: It wasn’t the right solution. If it were a vaccine, it would have received the red carpet, playing on the nightly news stations, while being hailed a conquering hero. The same week, CNN chose to cover the 3 million bees that were liquidated by the Zika spraying in South Carolina; yet chose not to cover the FSU breakthrough.

What is up with that?

Vaccine Deep State Flexes its Quarantine Might

The Vaccine Deep State, is a Monolith that consists of all the major health agencies, from the WHO, CDC, NIH, FDA, IOM, and others, with the vaccine makers, together with the mainstream news—bought off by Big Pharma in the form of advertising revenue—have no interest in a Zika breakthrough, unless that solution begins with a ‘V’.

‘V’ for Vaccine.

This revelation became clear when, also buried in mid August, the CDC via the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rolled out a proposed rule change. The 88-page document, Control of Communicable Diseases: Proposed Rule, (8-15-16, Vol. 81, No. 157, Federal Register), wants to grant the CDC full, super-constitutional powers in the event of a quarantine that only the health agency can call.

The CDC wants to be granted full authority over all Americans during the event of a disease outbreak that leads to a mass quarantine. The document, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), is “open for comment” from the general public until October 14, 2016. Lucky us.

Deftly trying to skirt around Congress—again—from dissecting the proposed rule changes, debating them, voting on them, and making some or all of them into law, such a flagrant power grab by the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) was designed to shrink the timeline for public discourse, while giving the appearance that the changes are minor, just simple adjustments from existing law on the agency’s limited authority in the event of a communicable disease emergency.

Published in mid August and buried again during the noise of the presidential election three weeks before Americans vote, the NPRM, if approved, would elevate the CDC’s power to the Fourth military-intelligence agency in the United States, right behind the NSA, CIA, and the Department of Defense (DoD).

Such extraordinary powers would lead to a draconian abuse of U.S. citizens’ lives, livelihood, privacy, freedom, liberty, health, wellbeing, among other countless, unintended consequences and lesser indignities.

The rule changes are designed to divide and conquer groups, lovers, friends, and families, from husband and wife, brother and sister, to parents and guardians from their children.

In short, the CDC will take full authorship of your life.

Military “Apprehension” Powers

From the NPRM, on privacy and surveillance, it states: “When an apprehension occurs, the individual is not free to leave or discontinue his/her discussion with an HHS/CDC public health or quarantine officer.” (NPRM, pg. 10).

“The Secretary’s authority to allow for the apprehension, examination, detention, and conditional release of individuals is limited to those communicable diseases specified in an Executive Order of the President.” (NPRM, pg. 5)

“Those communicable diseases, as of this NPRM include:

“These quarantinable communicable diseases currently include cholera, diphtheria, infectious tuberculosis (TB), plague, smallpox, yellow fever, and viral hemorrhagic fevers (such as Marburg, Ebola, Lassa fever, and Crimean-Congo).” (NPRM, pg. 5).

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Vaccines: Elimination Mandatory!

AofA Op EdNOTE: We encourage you to share your thoughts on Laura's point of view in the comments and to write your own opinion piece and submit it to us for review.  Do you think no one should ever be allowed to vaccinate, or that everyone should always vaccinate, or do you fall somewhere in between?  Send to Olmsted.Dan@gmail.com.  

By Laura Hayes

Why are vaccines a legally permitted medical option? They shouldn’t be.

In a country whose citizens pay trillions of dollars annually to fund government regulatory agencies charged with protecting the public and policing multiple industries, including the pharmaceutical industry, vaccines should be long gone. It is past time to mandate their demise.

Vaccines are medical procedures that never should have been approved. Here’s why:

  • Not one vaccine has ever been tested according to the scientific gold standard, that of a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Yes, you read that correctly, not one.

  • The myriad combinations in which vaccines are administered have never been tested, either. For an infant at a “catch up” appointment, meaning they missed a “well-baby” appointment at which vaccines would have been administered, that can mean receiving up to 13 vaccines containing 13 different diseases, at once, injected via 8 separate needles. That is the equivalent of taking up to 13 medications at once whose interactions have never been studied. To make matters even more serious, the number 13 does not include the many other ingredients that accompany and worsen the effects of being injected with 13 diseases, such as mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, anti-freeze, phenol, MSG, polysorbate 80, Triton X-100 detergent, food proteins, animal viruses and retroviruses, fetal tissue from aborted human babies, and more. The number 13 also does not include ingredients that are not required to be listed on the label, but which are permitted under the cover of “trade secrets”. Undisclosed ingredients being injected into our children? Unacceptable, unethical, and terribly dangerous. Ask yourself, would you want your baby contracting multiple illnesses, up to 13, at once? Would you want your baby contracting multiple illnesses at once while also being poisoned at the same time? If you are following the CDC’s recommended schedule, you are allowing that.

  • Many vaccines contain mercury in the form of thimerosal. Thimerosal was patented in 1928, and has been used ever since, despite it being tested on humans only once, in 1929…a test in which all 22 subjects died within 2 days of receiving thimerosal. Mercury is a known toxin and neurotoxin, with no safe amount for a human. It can kill when applied externally. With vaccines, it is injected internally. Claims that mercury has been removed from vaccines given to children are false.

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Levi Quackenboss on San Antonio DA Nico LaHood

KnightThanks to Levi for letting us share this post.

I’ve thought for two days about writing or not writing this post because I wasn’t sure I had anything to add to the conversation about Nico Lahood standing up against vaccine-induced autism.

If you haven’t heard the national news yet, the elected District Attorney in Bexar County (San Antonio) Texas, contacted the Vaxxed team to share the story of his then-18-month old son regressing into autism after vaccination, along with photos of the debilitating eczema his first child suffered through.  His last two children are unvaccinated, as it tends to go in these situations.

Obviously, I decided to write.

Nico is a friend of mine, though he doesn’t know I write this blog. I haven’t seen him on a daily basis in many years, but we used to talk all the time. I laugh at the articles that refer to him as the “controversial Texas DA” as if he was already skating on thin ice before standing up and becoming the new face of the American dad that isn’t taking any shit from Merck.

Let me set the record straight on Nico Lahood: he is beloved in San Antonio.

Nico gives exactly zero fucks about what his actions might do at the polls, and not just because his job is set until 2018. As a Democrat, he unseated a 16-year Republican District Attorney in an election where voters were casting straight-Republican tickets. His opponent was the only Republican in the county to lose her job. Democrats who had better things to do that day left their homes to go stand in line and vote for him, when they ordinarily would have skipped it. That is how much he is loved. When he became DA it was probably a pay cut compared to the success he had in private practice.

He first ran for DA in 2010 at the age of  37, which is ridiculously young, but not unheard of. During his first attempt, the sitting DA released his criminal records that he’d filed to have sealed, which were from 1994 when he was arrested for selling 200 (now they’re reporting it as 300) pills of ecstasy to an undercover cop at the strip club he worked at. I don’t know what you were up to in 1994 but I sure am glad there aren’t records of what I was up to. Nico was given a deferred sentence, completed his probation, and the case against him for selling a drug once patented by Merck was dismissed.

So what did Nico do when the DA released his records? He made a commercial about it. He ran a political ad admitting the entire thing. That’s how many fucks he gives. He knows he’d made a youthful mistake but more than that, he knew the current corrupt DA needed to get the hell out of that office and that he was the guy to make that happen.

Nico narrowly lost in 2010 so he came right back at the DA in 2014 and knocked her out. He was endorsed by Eva Longoria and Tim Duncan. When the incumbent refused to debate him, he held his own interview of her using an empty chair because that lady never showed up for anything.  Read more here.