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You're Invited: “Vaccine Wars:” A Look at the Politics and Legislation of Vaccination

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Monday, November 16 at 7pm in Rose Hills Theatre, Pomona College, CA

“Vaccine Wars:” A Look at the Politics and Legislation of Vaccination

In December 2014, at least 40 people who visited or worked at Disneyland contracted measles. On June 30, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 277, which eliminates the personal and religious belief exemptions to vaccination, requiring nearly all California schoolchildren to be fully vaccinated. Legislation on vaccination continues to be a contentious political issue, earning it the name: “vaccine wars.” Join the PSU for a discussion on vaccination policy, looking at the intersection of public health, individual choice, and the role of our government.


Alexander Capron: University Professor, Scott H. Bice Chair in Healthcare Law, Policy and Ethics, Professor of Law and Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, Co-Director, Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics

Jennifer Margulis, PhD: Former Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism; featured in PBS Frontline’s “The Vaccine War;” author of “Your Baby, Your Way: Taking Charge of Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Parenting Decisions for a Happy, Healthier Family”

Hilary LaConte, MA, Education: President, Governing Board, Claremont Unified School District; Associate Director of Public Policy Analysis Program at Pomona College

Dr. Bob Sears, MD: Orange County pediatrician; Founder of the non-profit Immunity Education Group

NYC Parents Sue to Stop Required Flu Shots for Tots

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NYC parents sue to stop required flu shots for tots
Board of Health can't ban big soda cups and they can't require flu shots
New York, NY--New York City parents filed a lawsuit Monday in the New York County Supreme Court to end a Bloomberg-era regulation requiring mandatory flu shots for kids enrolled in daycare, Head Start and pre-kindergarten set to begin on Jan. 1, 2016. Just as the courts over-turned the attempted Bloomberg ban on big soda cups, holding that the NYC Board of Health and Mental Hygiene has no authority to create new laws, parents argue that the Board of Health has no legal authority to dictate shots. Swine flu shot syringes
All the children of the parents bringing the suit are fully vaccinated, they object specifically to the flu shot and the illegal way the city has forced it upon families.
"The Board of Health, without any legislative authority, adopted this flu shot dictate as well as granted itself the power to require any other vaccine it desires," said Aaron Siri, attorney for the parents. "The Board of Health not only adopted the rule without any legislative authority, it did so in direct conflict with New York law that gives the state legislature the power to decide which vaccines shall be mandatory."
Children aged 6 months to 59 months would be banned from programs, and program-operators could be fined thousands of dollars for every child who does not get the flu shot. These children are the only residents of New York State required to get flu shots. Almost nowhere else in the US is the flu shots required.

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Paul Offit and AAP Reward Senator Pan for Taking Away Healthcare Rights in California


Paul Offit presents Richard Pan with AAP award on behalf of CHILD, Inc.  Note the disdain in Offit's language.

Nov 1, 2015, NCE 2015 Sen. Pan Awards - YouTube

Paul Offit: "You are brave man. (audience laughter)  You were able to take something which those who oppose vaccines always make a parent's right issue and make it a child's right issue.  I think that to oppose groups like these--we're not talking about sort of the vaccine hesitant parents--but more the professional anti-vaccine types, that is a politically savvy, media-backed, often lawyer-backed group that can make your life miserable.  I think it takes an enormous amount of bravery to do what you did.

"You know you've gotten into the center of things when you meet the very best people and the very worst people. (more audience laughter)


Next Dr. Stuart Cohen of the American Academy of Pediatrics, California: ". . .Nothing has risen to the level in both difficulty and acclaim as your SB277.  (laughter)

"So with that in mind, we'd like to honor you, American Academy of Pediatrics California, as legislator of the year.  'For his invaluable leadership and heroic achievements to keep California children safe at school from vaccine-preventable disease, in order to protect the public health with Senate Bill 277.'"


Book Review: The Mess They Made (The Gates Foundation and the Price of Philanthropy)

No Free GiftBy Jonathan Rose

Linsey McGoey, No Such Thing as a Free Gift: The Gates Foundation and the Price of Philanthropy (London and New York: Verso, 2015).

Amidst our daily struggles with the burdens autism imposes on our children, each of us has probably asked a still larger question: How could such a thing happen? A generation is being decimated, everyone sees it and knows it, and yet those in authority assure us that there is no real problem and not much needs to be done about it. That is not how a genuinely democratic and caring society would respond, so we inevitably wonder: Has something gone terribly wrong with our political system, our basic machinery for distributing wealth and power?

In fact the system has taken a sharp turn for the worse, as revealed to devastating effect in No Such Thing as a Free Gift: The Gates Foundation and the Price of Philanthropy. A sociologist of public health at the University of Essex who has served as an advisor to the World Health Organization, Linsey McGoey has studied intensely why public health systems often fail. She has explained how government drug regulators succumb to a “will to ignorance”, how Merck managed to double its share value in spite of the Vioxx scandal, how GlaxoSmithKline escaped prosecution for suppressing trial results that showed that its antidepressant Seroxat was ineffective and could lead to suicide, and how the inherent shortcomings of randomized clinical trials have “led to the licensing of numerous drugs with adverse effects that were either innocently undetected or deliberately ignored because they could not be easily measured.”

All those failures, she suggests in this book, are products of a deeper failure of our current economic system, which is neither socialism nor genuine free-market capitalism. Nor is it the “mixed economy” of the mid-twentieth century, where governments curbed corporate power and offered welfare measures that spread prosperity to the middle and working classes throughout the Western world.   The regime under which we now live is often called “oligarchy”, but the oligarchs themselves prefer the term “philanthrocapitalism”. It concentrates enormous wealth in the hands of very few individuals, who use their money to rig legislation and markets in their favor, thus growing their wealth still further. But that (according to the philanthrocapitalists) actually works to everyone’s benefit: the superrich can then draw on their vast resources and their business skills to attack all kinds of social ills. In philanthropy, they propose to take the same ruthlessly efficient methods they use to maximize profits and apply them to fighting global poverty and disease, and they promise to do it far more effectively than cumbersome welfare bureaucracies.  

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CDC Investigates Itself on #CDCwhistleblower Fraud Charges and Then Declines to Share Results with Congress

Cotton by Ginger Taylor

After the blockbuster revelations that Dr. William Thompson had come forward and admitted that CDC was withholding information that they found linking vaccines to autism, Congressman Bill Posey took the lead in investigating the matter. After many months of sorting through documents given to him by Thompson, Posey took to the floor of the House of Representatives last summer to confirm that there was ample evidence that fraud was taking place and called for formal Congressional hearings.

Utah Representative Jason Chaffetz, the new head of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, had reportedly committed to Rep. Posey that he would hold hearings, however those reports were followed by others suggesting that key members of Congress were coming intense under pressure from vaccine interests not to hold hearings, and instead to allow CDC to investigate themselves.

Indeed, CDC spokesperson Tom Skinner released the following statement to Forbes Magazine, announcing that the agency will investigate themselves for the fraud charges that have been levied against them:

"CDC is aware that employee Dr. William Thompson has raised concerns regarding an article he co-authored that was published in 2004 in Pediatrics. Consistent with CDC’s existing policies and procedures, the agency, through its Office of the Associate Director for Science (ADS), and in coordination with the HHS Office of Research Integrity, is reviewing these concerns. The agency will provide further information once the review is completed."

Months after Rep. Chaffetz had reportedly committed to hold hearings, no hearings have been publicly discussed. Further, activists in the black community report that the ORG's ranking member, Rep. Elijah Cummings, initially committed to them that he would look into the Thompson disclosure, but recanted his commitment to them within days of making it.

On Monday, Rep. Posey took to his facebook page to share that he had learned that CDC had completed their investigation of their potential fraud, and had prepared a video response. He contacted them to request a copy, but CDC has declined to produce it for the Congressman.

Congressman Bill Posey's post to facebook:

"ARROGANT, PETULANT & DEFIANT - I was informed by an insider they did an investigation, prepared a response and produced a video as a result of the July 29th video I posted below. I simply asked to see..."


I had not realized that responses like these were possible to government agencies with oversight and investigative powers, and after reading the Dena Morris response, I have been inspired to use her letter as a template in to address a matter in my own life:

November 4th, 2015

Ginger Taylor
123 The Way Life Should Be Way
Rocky Coast Of, Maine

12th Street, and Pennsylvania Avenue
Northwest, Washington, D.C.

Dear Internal Revenue Service,

Thank you for your letter regarding your 2014 statement and your request for certain documents and materials. The Taylor Family (Team Taylor) was aware that certain concerns had been raised regarding a 2014 paperwork filing authored by Team Taylor members. Team Taylor takes any concerns about the integrity of our paperwork filings very seriously and is committed to reviewing such concerns consistent with applicable federal regulations and our team's existing policies and procedures. However, Team Taylor is not in a position at this time to comment on any ongoing review.

We value your commitment to public funding, and appreciate your support for providing the public with revenue. If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Chander Taylor our son injured by your sister agency's policies and disclosures, after he gets home from school.


Ginger Taylor
Executive Director, Team Taylor, Maine Office

I will let you know if it pays off.

I Respectfully Ask Mr. Kennedy (and All Americans) These Questions

Question markBy Laura Hayes

Last week, I respectfully posed 3 questions to Mr. Kennedy in the comments section of an AoA article, as he continues to be an active voice across the country speaking about mercury in vaccines, corruption at the CDC, and the removal of our right to a jury trial following vaccine-induced injury and vaccine-induced death here in America.  I am hoping he will answer these questions soon.

The questions I posed are not just for Mr. Kennedy, however.  They are questions for every American.

Here are the original questions I posed to Mr. Kennedy:

Do you support vaccine mandates?

Do you support individual and parental rights to decline vaccination?

Do you support the repeal of the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act?

This many years into Mr. Kennedy's involvement with: the many poisons, toxins, and health-destroying ingredients in vaccines; the documented rampant failures of vaccines worldwide; the vast corruption underlying our nation's vaccine program from manufacture to mandate; the many chronic illnesses and developmental disorders now plaguing our children in never-seen-before numbers, despite our spending more per person on "health care" than ever before, and at the same time as the number of vaccines given has more than tripled; and perhaps most importantly, the endless and countless reports from parents worldwide about the HORRORS that have befallen their children would certainly seem that Mr. Kennedy would be ready and willing to answer these 3 questions without reservation, as all else hinges on the answers to these 3 questions.

The ONLY way one can protect oneself and one's children from the known and yet-to-be-discovered dangers of current vaccines, and from the dangers of newly-approved and mandated vaccines in the future, is through EDUCATED FREE WILL. Without the unfettered and unrestricted ability to decline vaccinations, this medical tyranny will not only continue, it will increase.

Not only is educated free will the only way to protect oneself and one's children from vaccine harm, it is the only way we are going to be able to change the immoral, unethical, and deplorable behavior of big corporations and powerful government agencies.  We must restore our right to say "yes please" or "no thank you" to any product and to any government recommendation.  We must be able to vote with our dollars in order to change corporate behavior and we must be able to refuse government recommendations, as each has the potential to be faulty, dangerous, or not personally healthy or beneficial for ourselves or our children.

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Thank you typeFrom our old friend Anonymous Donor: It’s THANKS-GIVING time again, and for AoA readers, that means  giving Tax-Deductible-Donationthanks for this wonderful blog platform where we can come each and every day, to OUR uncensored meeting place, to learn, educate, discuss, support one another, share, brainstorm, strategize, and EXPOSE the many truths that mainstream media refuses to cover. 

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Reality Check׃ CDC Scientist Admits Data of Vaccines and Autism Was Trashed

Cdc truthBy Anne Dachel

Finally, we are seeing legitimate, thorough reporting on the vaccine controversy by someone in the mainstream press, on an actual news program that people in Atlanta could see on their local station. 

I'm talking about the Oct 29, 2015 story, Reality Check׃ CDC Scientist Admits Data of Vaccines and Autism Was Trashed the amazing coverage of the whistleblower at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on CBS46, hosted by Ben Swann. 

In the segment, Swann proved he is an honest investigative reporter, willing to take on the most heated controversy in pediatric medicine.  In the four and a half minute coverage, Swann said things that we would never expect to hear from a reporter:

"Just days ago, over a hundred protesters gathered outside the CDC right here in Atlanta demanding transparency when it comes to vaccines.  So are these people conspiracy theorists or do they have a good reason  to be here? I promise, this is a reality check you won't see anywhere else.

"It is an incredibly controversial subject, to say the least, but those protesters outside the CDC here in Atlanta say that the information being provided to the public about vaccines is not completely honest.  And all of it hinges on one man. . . a scientist you probably never heard of.  That scientist's name is Dr. William Thompson, and it was on August 27 of 2014 that Dr. Thompson made an admission that got very little media coverage, but it was a major statement.  That statement read in part, 'I regret that my co-authors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal, Pediatrics.

"'The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism. 

"'Decisions were made regarding the findings of the report at the data collected and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.'"

Swann explained that Thompson came forward after he was secretly recorded by Dr. Brian Hooker and that he has turned "as much as a hundred thousand documents" over to Congress. 

Swann called Rep Bill Posey's announcement made in the House of Representatives "nothing short of stunning." 

"Authors of the study not only hid the actual findings, but attempted to destroy evidence. . . .  Quoting from Dr. Thompson, 'The authors of the study decided not to disclose to the public that African American boys under 36 months were more susceptible to developing autism or autism-like symptoms from the MMR vaccine.  . . .'

"Not only did the CDC hide that information, but the authors of that study threw that information into a trash can and destroyed it."

Swann asked why anyone who questions any aspect of the vaccine program is immediately labeled, anti-vaccine.  He told people to consider that "all vaccines, in all quantities for all people, are not safe.  Every year, hundreds of children are injured by vaccines here in the United States."  He added that over $3 billion have been paid out for vaccine injuries. 

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News From Oklahomans for Vaccine Choice

Oklahomans for vax choiceOklahoma City, OK November 1, 2015

Parents across Oklahoma believe SB 830 (bill to remove the philosophical and religious vaccine exemptions) is simply government overreach, discrimination, and a violation of parental rights to make medical decisions for their children. As a non-profit organization gaining popularity following the introduction of SB 830, OVC has become what is now a diverse group of citizens, from a variety of vocational careers, educational backgrounds, including vaccinating and non-vaccinating individuals, all fighting to defend and preserve the personal and religious liberties that Oklahoma has held dear for decades. Today it is one the fastest growing grass roots effort with the largest resources on this vaccine choice in the state. 

Here are just a few organizations that stand with OVC in the opposition of SB 830:

Parent Rights Oklahoma, Canary Party, OK Grassroots Project and former State Representative Porter Davis, Restore Oklahoma Public Education (R.O.P.E),, Tulsa 9.12 Project, Living Faith Ministries, International and Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee, Oklahoma Chapters of John Birch Society, Liberty Oklahoma to name a few.

UPCOMING EVENTS - Health Liberty Rally, Monday, February 8th, 2016 at the Capitol building in the Supreme Court Hallway. Those interested in showing their support for personal and religious liberties can rally at the capitol and hear speakers from 12-1:00 and visit with legislators afterward from 1:00-2:00.  


OKLAHOMANS FOR VACCINE CHOICE       @ok4vaxchoice       

Deirdre Imus Rebuttal to Regarding Chemicals in Vaccines

Deirdre logoThank you to Deirdre Imus for sharing this important article with us.  Please bookmark her site Imus Environmental Health for health info you can use.

In a recent article on, editor-at-large Jeffrey Kluger snidely compares the similarities between manmade ingredients in vaccines and those naturally occurring in bananas, blueberries, and eggs. It’s an attempt not only to be cute, but also to discredit and demean those of us who are concerned about the safety of childhood vaccines. Or as the mainstream media and others prefer to flippantly call us, “the anti-vaccine crowd” or “anti-vaxxers.”

Such terms are used purposefully and pointedly to make the other side of the argument seem illegitimate. How could the concerns of a bunch of naïve, overwrought parents compare to the scientists proclaiming the safety of vaccines?

Perhaps public health officials and elected representatives have been willfully dishonest on this issue. Maybe they should stop to think why parents are so skeptical about vaccinations in the first place. While some fears might be unfounded, others are based in reality. Maybe one child had a bad reaction to a vaccine, and they’d rather avoid this outcome for a sibling. Maybe they’re uncomfortable with the number of shots children receive at each doctor’s visit, and would prefer to spread these injections out. Or maybe they’ve heard about the possibly devastating side effects vaccines can have, and would rather not take the risk.

To start, there is a big difference between declaring something “safe” and stating there is no “evidence of harm.” That is what public health officials have claimed regarding the mercury, aluminum, and formaldehyde currently present in trace amounts in childhood vaccines. But are trace amounts really “trace” when they are present in every vaccine a child receives over the course of his or her life?

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Public Affairs Media Presents Haley Vs. Offit: A Virtual Debate About Vaccines

Thank you to Richard Milner of Public Affairs Media for this informative documentary featuring Dr. Boyd Haley.  Please visit the PAM page, donate if you can and share the video link.

Public Affairs Media, Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established specifically to produce investigative reporting on substantive national and international issues. Public Affairs Media was founded on the premise that if democracy is to survive, the public must be informed and leadership made accountable through a free press, and that freedom of the press depends ultimately on the freedom and duty of the individual journalist to identify, explore, and explain the important issues of the day in a fair, accurate and complete manner.

Public Affairs Media has three major goals: 1) to inform and educate the public on substantive political, scientific and social issues of national and international importance, 2) to increase the supply of thorough investigative documentaries to film, television and radio producers and programmers, and 3) to support and speak for independent journalists, filmmakers, and radio producers committed to covering stories which merit public attention and debate, even though the stories may be complex or their subjects controversial.

If You Must Vaccinate Your Child, Do So Selectively

Decal AofA Vax ChoiceBy Dr. William H. Gaunt

If parents had to make a choice between vaccinating their child according to the current recommended vaccine schedule or choosing zero vaccines for their child, which choice would be safer?  If they choose all the vaccines on time, they are risking vaccine injuries including sudden infant death, seizures, autism, learning disabilities, asthma, type one diabetes, severe food allergies, and many more.  If they choose zero vaccines, they are risking the infectious diseases and other conditions that vaccines are claimed to prevent.  Which is the greater risk?  I believe that zero vaccines is a far less risky choice if those are the only choices.

There is a viable third choice if parents are willing to do some research and choose only those vaccines that they believe are best for their child.  This is called selective vaccination.  If parents choose this route they will have to search out a pediatrician who will respect their right as parents to do what they believe is best for their child.  Do not be intimidated by any doctor.  Keep searching until you find one that will cooperated with your decisions.

The book Vaccines 2.0  is a great starting point.  This book describes each of the 16 recommended vaccines in detail and gives each a grade.  You will discover that many of these vaccines provide virtually no benefit for your child but plenty of risk.  Why are these useless but dangerous vaccines on the schedule?  Sadly, the vaccine schedule is based on maximizing profits for vaccine companies and not on what is best for children.  Another excellent resource is Thimerosal: Let the Science Speak by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

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Barbara Loe Fisher Speaks at Vaccine Rally in Atlanta Bringing People Together From All Walks of Life

BLF Rally30 years after Barbara Loe Fisher of NVIC demanded vaccine safety from CDC, following her son's severe reaction to DPT, she and many others rallied this weekend in Atlanta to demand safety, un-doctored science, and an END to forced vaccination.

 View a 12 minute video below. The embed code is from FB - it should work on AofA. Thanks. And sincere thanks to Barbara and A. Omar Muhammad for the video.
Press Conference Against CDC in Atlanta GA

Press Conference Against CDC in Atlanta GA . Coverage by A. Omar Muhammad of A-1 Video Production

Posted by A Omar Muhammad on Friday, October 23, 2015

Merck Funds Seminar to Overcome Barriers and Increase Opportunities for Gardasil Vaccine

Merck trust usWe'll give you a dollar if you can find the word "safety" or "risk" anywhere in this seminar ad. $5.00 if you can find any patient-centric language at all:

MedScape Presents!

In this interactive symposium, leading experts will focus on solutions to real-world challenges to immunizing adolescents against HPV.

Pediatric care providers are in a unique position to provide a powerful legacy for cancer prevention in the thousands of adolescents they currently treat. In this symposium, an expert Highway to sellinterdisciplinary panel will share real-world perspectives on problems and challenges associated with HPV immunization and how to improve vaccination rates in your practice by turning everyday barriers into immunization opportunities.

Learning Objectives

  • Summarize the benefits of immunization as a strategy for the prevention of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and HPV-associated disease
  • Evaluate the current status of the use of HPV vaccines
  • Identify strategies for decreasing parental delay and refusal of HPV vaccination



Earn $160 As Study Member Researching The Effect of the Flu Shot or Flu Mist on Your Vagina

Money undiesLadies, are you "Poise"d to make $16o with your vagina? Now, now, this is nothing to sneeze at and it's all perfectly legal.   After all, pharma doesn't want to make whores out of anyone. Who needs the competition!? Let's stop giggling and blushing and put our lady bits to work. It's all for the good of science, after all.  (Please please do not let the FBI check my Google photo searches for this post. Thank you. Kim.)

On a serious note, we're curious as to the hypotheses behind this study.

Study Title: Comparison of the vaginal antibody response following intranasal vs. intramuscular influenza vaccination (Biomedical IRB Study
#15-2344; Approved 10/19/15, valid through 10/18/16)
Sponsors: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Women between the ages of 18 and 49 who have not received the 2015-2016 seasonal influenza vaccine (“flu shot”) are needed for a research study investigating differences in immune response in the female reproductive tract when the influenza vaccine is given either intramuscularly or intranasally.  

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Louisana Gubernatorial Candidate Scott Angelle Includes Autism in Strategic Plan

Vote yesLouisiana Gubernatorial candidate Scott Angelle has included autism in the healthcare section of his campaign.   If you know of a candidate for state office who has made a commitment to the community, let us know.

As our Federal government has declared by its inaction "Laissez l'autism rouler," we need to publicize the fact that autism is indeed a voting topic and we, the community, are a voting bloc. 

Develop a strategic plan across the lifespan of people with developmental disabilities, including autism, to help ensure that they have better opportunities for a more independent future.  Read more here.

Letter to the Australian Parliament on the Ethics and Legality of Forced Vaccination

AustralianFlagBy Elizabeth Hart

Elizabeth Hart gives a valuable insight for US readers: analysing the meaning of a process which has happened by stealth over many years but is now happening in Australia with precipitate speed.

 The Australian Federal Government is planning to make vaccination compulsory for children of all ages to access government financial inducements from January 2016.  This makes Australia one of the most aggressive vaccinating countries in the world, along with the United States.

In my submission I've requested the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee reject the deeply flawed No Jab, No Pay Bill and also request they:

  §  provide legal and ethical opinion in regards to compulsory vaccination for financial inducements, and the conflict with The Australian Immunisation Handbook’s criteria for ‘valid consent’ before vaccination.

  §  take urgent action to ensure the transparency and accountability of the Australian Federal Government’s vaccination bureaucracy, and initiate an objective and independent review of the burgeoning national vaccination schedule, untainted by vaccine industry bias.  The cost of taxpayer funded vaccine products must also be made public.

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Letter to Editor in Capital Gazette About FluMist in Schools

Cap GazThank you to AofA reader and supporter Josh Mazer for sharing his letter.


Over four weeks I received a letter, a robocall, and a text from the school board about the availability of free FluMist vaccine in my children's schools. I visited the public website of AstraZeneca to learn more.

Thirty-two percent of the kids taking it will get runny nose/congestion; 13 percent headache; 10 percent lethargy; 9 percent sore throat; 6 percent decreased appetite; 4 percent muscle aches; and 7 percent will spike a fever to 100 degrees or more. Four strains of live attenuated influenza viruses will be shed from nasal passages for up to 28 days. Two-point-four percent of unvaccinated kids will contract FluMist strain influenza virus from the shedding.

On Sept. 22, the county school health and support clinical services director informed me that the AstraZeneca website is wrong. She refused to provide any written data about FluMist, instead referring me to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. There is nothing on the CDC website contradicting the information supplied by the manufacturer.

Anne Arundel County school policy explicitly states kids who have a fever of 100 degrees or more have to stay home.

The school board is engaged in a contradictory policy mandate. The CDC and FDA both verify the non-serious side effects of FluMist. The introduction of FluMist into county schools makes some kids get flu like symptoms, or flu, and then have to stay home. Further, no in school provision exists for parents who do not want their children exposed to the viral shedding.

The board defers to CDC recommendations on vaccine policy. Both share a complete lack of accountability if your child gets sick, misses school, or suffers a more serious adverse reaction. One wonders if there is a financial incentive in the form of state and federal grants tied to FluMist. What other explanation is there for this backward and contradictory policy?


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

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

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

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

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

Diana Dooley, Secretary
CA Health and Human Services Agency

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

The Sad History of Medical Companies

Dr.-WelbyBy Dr. William H. Gaunt

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

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

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

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

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Parental Rights and Responsibilities Act Initiative Filed in California

Parental RightsBy Dan Anderson

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

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

The Proposition reads,

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

On the SB 277 Recall Facebook account, Lauren posted:

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

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Radio Interview with Laura Hayes RE SB277 and Vaccine Mandates

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

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

SuperMom2By Ginger Taylor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Childhood Vaccines Make it Into Presidential Debate

CArson TrumpFrom our friends at SafeMinds

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

97 percentBy Kent Heckenlively, Esq.

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

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

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

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

CArson TrumpFrom Canary Party:

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

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

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

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

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

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Battle for California - Dare to Hope?

HopeBy Kent Heckenlively, Esq.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nasal Flu Shot and Narcolepsy

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

Boy Unable to Smile or Laugh without Fits of Narcolepsy

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

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

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


When Was Your Autism 9/11?

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

What did we do as a nation?

We acted.

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

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

Age of Autism exists for one reason.


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Asperger's, Aluminum and the Folly of Neurotribes

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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Levi Quackenboss: Bring on the Adult Vaccine Mandates

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


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

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

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

Bring on the Adult Mandates

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

Bobby JindalBy James Grundvig

Dear Governor Jindal:

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

Bravo! What will you do for an encore?

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

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

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Battle for California - The Roar of the Golden Bear!

CA BearBy Kent Heckenlively, Esq.

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

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

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

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

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Support California Effort to Repeal SB 277!

SB277 2By Kent Heckenlively, Esq.

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

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

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

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

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

Ask Gov Cuomo to Veto The Costly Meningitis Vaccine Mandate

StopFrom our friends at Autism Action Network:

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

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


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

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

Key facts:

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

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Are Unvaccinated Children Immune to Contracting Enterovirus?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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National Geographic Talks of Dangers of Mercury in Grand Canyon

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

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

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

From the article:

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

Meg graduation 3
We ran this post last Spring. Many of us are sending children back to school. But for some, school has ended. Their kids have "aged out," the term for the end of public education in the American system. Some of our readers have much older adult children. We'd love to hear from you. Tell us how your child is doing - good, bad and ugly - we hope there's more good than the other two.  We need to continue to talk about and teach about the needs of families as our kids grow up. My girls are 20, 19 and 15 this month. The future is now.

By Teresa Conrick

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

So why are you advertising?

Read the full post at Levi's blog.

LivingWhole Blogger Megan Heimer on #TeamVax from CDC

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


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

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

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

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Mercury Documentary Trace Amounts Shows at United Nations' NGO Conference

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

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

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

  Trace Amounts UN Panel

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



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

Dr William ThompsonBy James O. Grundvig

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

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

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

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

Press Release on Dr. William Thompson

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

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

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

Sobering Numbers

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

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

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

By Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Emily Willingham

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

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

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

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

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

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Join Thunderclap #CDCwhistleblower #GarbageCan Event

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

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

Autism Education Summit in Dallas This September!

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


Dad's Huddle 

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


Friday Night Pub Crawl Hosted by 


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

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