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Dachel Media Update: RFK Jr on Latest Tuskegee Experiment

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.   The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.

The CDC's Latest 'Tuskegee Experiment' Prompts Open Letter from Bobby Kennedy Jr.

Last August, CDC senior scientist, Dr. William Thompson, invoked federal whistleblower status and confessed that the CDC has known since 2001 that black boys exposed to the MMR vaccine have a disproportionate risk of autism.

Thompson, a 17 year CDC veteran is the author of some of the leading studies cited by CDC to exculpate vaccines from the autism epidemic. Thompson, who still works at CDC, released the raw data sets that he says his bosses at CDC ordered him to conceal. Those data show that black boys who received the MMR vaccine prior to three years old, as the CDC recommends - were 3.36 times more likely to receive an autism diagnosis than those who received the vaccine after 3 years of age. This effect was not observed in other race categories. Nevertheless, when the CDC scientists published their results in Pediatrics in 2004, they omitted the damaging data, fraudulently declaring there was no risk of autism from the MMR vaccination. In August 2014, Dr. Thompson issued a press release through his attorney stating, "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."

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Dachel Media Update: SB277 Passes California Assembly 46 to 30

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Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.   The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.

Lee Silsby logo 09 The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD.  Lee Silsby is one of the most respected compounding pharmacies in the country and is committed to serving the needs of the Autism community. OurkidsASD is an online retailer for nutritional supplements for patients with special needs. OurkidsASD carries thousands of products from more than 60 brands and offers free ground shipping on all orders. 

SB277 Vote

#‎SB277‬
passed the California Assembly 46 to 30 today. From earlier reports:

The New York Times says SB 277 is "expected to be approved."  Robert Kennedy's appearance is trivialized with no mention of his call for the end to the use of mercury in vaccines. 

The Sacramento Observer also covered Kennedy and Muhammad's appearance on LA, only they actually told us what they talked about.  The NY Times mentioned "a study" linking the MMR vaccine to autism in black boys, but they didn't tell us that William Thompson was a CDC scientist and that the findings were altered. 

And while the Times mentioned Senator Pan, only the Sacramento Observer told us that he personally received pharma money in the amount of $95,000. 

The Observer reported on the vaccine trials conducted in Los Angeles in 1989 on minorities without informed consent--the Times didn't.  The Observer compared this action to  Tuskegee.

The contrast is glaring.  The truth is in the details--only the NY Times won't cover them.

June 25, 2015, Sacramento Observer: L.A. Makes Final Call Before "School Vaccine Bill" Vote

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African Americans Have Much Higher Antibody Responses to the Viral Vaccine

By Anne Dachel

Here is an amazing video on vaccine choice and SB 277.   I was especially interested in the comments by Dr. Greg Poland.  He's one of the top vaccine experts in the country.  He not only sees that the MMR vaccine has different impact on black children, but he has also previously attested to problems with this vaccine.  (See the stories below by Lawrence Solomon.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DqjLDUG59c&feature=youtu.be

Dr. Gregory Poland (Mayo Clinic): "The most outstanding and to some degree, unexpected difference that we found was that African Americans have much higher antibody responses to this viral vaccine." 

Slide: "Dr. Poland: 'African Americans hyper respond antibodies to the Rubella vaccine, (part of MMR).'"

Testimony on SB 277

Parent: "At four months we took him for his scheduled dose of vaccines, . . . that evening, he had a 104 degree fever.  He screamed inconsolably for hours, vomited--he'd never been sick before.  Shortly thereafter he started having seizures."

". . . It is the dream of . . . corporations to have a product that's mandated, everyone must have it and have no impetus to make it better or safer, because I have no liability." 

April 16, 2014, Lawrence Solomon: The untold story of measles

. . . Vaccines for measles have had spotty safety records. Soon after their introduction, the Vital Statistics of the United States began recording deaths from the measles vaccine, along with deaths from other vaccines. By 1970, one of the two original measles vaccines was withdrawn in Canada and the U.S. after causing atypical measles syndrome, a harsh disease triggering high rates of pneumonia. In 1975, the second original vaccine was withdrawn due to 103-degrees-plus fevers, among other severe side effects. Two variants of this vaccine also proved unsatisfactory. A measles vaccine then became part of the combination MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine in the 1980s, only to be withdrawn in 1990 by Canada and in 1992 by the manufacturer after reports from Canada, the U.S., Sweden and Japan blamed MMR for febrile convulsions, meningitis, deafness and deaths. A second version of MMR, now in widespread use, is believed safe by government officials.

Safety aside, vaccines repeatedly failed worldwide in the 1980s and 1990s. As described in "Measles Elimination in Canada", a 2004 report authored by Canadian government officials and academics, "despite virtually 100% documented one-dose coverage in some regions, large outbreaks of measles involving thousands of cases persisted . Clearly.

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Dachel Media Update: California Vaccine Rights Debate

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Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.   The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.

It's amazing what a difference six days makes.  On June 18, 2015, The Sacramento Bee ran the story, Drug companies donated millions to California lawmakers before vaccine debate,

 which suggested that maybe California politicians pushing for an end of exemptions were motivated by more than concern for children's heath. 

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Dachel Media Update: Tembenis Family Featured on Fox Boston Vaccine Debate

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Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.   The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.

June 23, 2015, My Fox Boston: Measles case in Mass. revives vaccinations debate
 
Fox News: "The medical community tells us the evidence is clear: Vaccinations are safe and parents who choose not to have their kids vaccinated, just put them at risk of serious illness.  As safe as they though, a small minority of children do have reactions.  Tonight a Worchester dad who says a vaccination caused his son's death."
"If vaccinations prevent kids from getting sick, why would any parent think twice?   Harry Tembenis may help you understand why the debate is as strong as ever.  At the age of four months Harry's son Elias received four shots immunizing him from nine different diseases.  Trouble began just hours later."
 
Harry Tembenis:  "Went in, saw him in full-blown seizure, foaming at the mouth, blue."

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Dachel Media Update: Another CDC March in the Making

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June 9, 2015, Tony Muhammad spoke at a rally against CA SB 277.

". . .This heinous bill has now come to the attention of the black community.   I'm here to represent a man who told me to tell you that this fight is a universal fight.  This fight is a fight from God down.  And the man of whom I come to represent to you, we met with Bobby Kennedy in Chicago, IL. And when the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan heard about what's happening through the vaccine makers, he told me to tell you, this is nothing new. 

"If you go into the Bible, there was a mindset like the minds behind me today.  And there was the mind of a pharaoh--when the pharaoh saw that he could not control the people, pharaoh called his enchanters, or his magicians, and he made a decree to destroy all boy babies two and under.  Could this be a bill to destroy all boy babies?  And I'm letting you know that the black community, we are not going to stand by and let another Tuskegee experiment happen again.

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Dr. Toni Bark on CA SB277

Dr Toni BarkBy Anne Dachel

Recently Dr. Toni Bark from Chicago spoke at an SB 277 rally in Sacramento.   Her talk was only about seven minutes, but her words were powerful.

"I was the director of a large inner city a pediatric emergency room. . . in Chicago, Michael Reese Hospital, and over time, I actually saw, it became very apparent to me that children who'd been in the vaccine clinic that day getting their routine vaccinations.and return that evening in the ER . . .  Children would come back with febrile seizures, occasionally death from respiratory failure, . . . severe asthma attacks.  And it became apparent to me that not all children respond well to vaccination.  

". This was back when the schedule was much smaller.We were told, we don't vaccinate preemies, we don't vaccinate infants with neurological issues,  we don't vaccinate infants who are sick.  . . . We were told we never vaccinate women who are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant in the next sick months.  That has changed.  So much has changed.  I used to write a medical exemption for children who had any kind of autoimmune issue, autoimmune issues in the family---and that has become all but impossible.  

"This is the takeover by pharma.  Legislators are clueless.  They're either clueless or they're bought, or both.  

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Dachel Media Update: Murder-Suicide, Lack of Services

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June 17, 2015, Detroit Free Press: Melvindale murder-suicide underlines strain of autism care

June 15, 2015, Bangor Daily News: Lack of services for adult son with autism prompts Carmel family's move out of Maine

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Dachel Media Update: Newsmax on Vax

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HOW STUPID DOES NEWSMAX THINK WE ARE?

6 Scientific Arguments Against Vaccines' Links to Autism

By Breana Noble

Here is what studies showing no connection between vaccines and autism have found:

1. The MMR vaccine showed no harmful association with those at a higher risk of developing autism. . . .

2. The total amount of antigens from vaccines received was the same between children with ASD and those without. . . .

3. Thimerosal, an ingredient in many vaccines, is not linked to autism. . . .

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Dachel Media Update: Minister Tony Muhammad Calls on Black Elected Officialst to Oppose SB277

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June 15, 2015, Sacramento Observer: Minister Tony Muhammad Calls on Black Elected Officials to Oppose Supporting SB 277

"The omitted data suggested that African-American males who received the MMR vaccine before they were 36-months-old were at increased risk for autism," according to Thompson. "Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data were collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.

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Dachel Media Update: Rep Jim Patterson Speaks Out Against SB277

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Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.   The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.|

June 9, 2015, Fresno (CA) Bee: Fresno lawmaker invokes concentration and internment camps at vaccine bill rally 

6-9-15 Tony rallyAgainstSB277 from CA Assembly GOP on Vimeo.

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Dachel Media Update: California Sneetches - Vaxed UnVaxed

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Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.   The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.

June 3, 2015, KQED San Francisco: Two-Thirds of Californians Support Barring Unvaccinated Children from Public School

June 1, 2015, Science Daily: Missing link found between brain, immune system; major disease implications

June 1, 2015, Science Daily: Missing link found between brain, immune system; major disease implications

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Dachel Media Update: New Jersey Expands Autism Treatment to Adults

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June 2, 2015, Democrat and Chronicle: In Albany, RFK Jr. bashes vaccine bill

June 2, 2015, Capital New York: Kennedy brings anti-vaccine crusade to Albany

May 31, 2015, Marin Voice: (San Rafael CA) Marin Voice: There should not be a debate over vaccinations

May 31, 2015, UK Independent: Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination

May 29,2015, njlitigationlaw.foxrothschild.com: New Jersey's Autism Mandate Expands in 2015

May 29, 2015, New York Times: When Fraud Rocks a Science Journal

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RFK Jr.: CDC Vaccine Program a 'Cesspool of Corruption'

Kennedy Albany
Robert Kennedy on 6/2/15 Speaking in Albany, NY

By Anne Dachel

NewsMax covered Robert Kennedy, Jr.'s involvement in the vaccine controversy on June 1, 2015, in the piece, RFK Jr.: CDC Vaccine Program a 'Cesspool of Corruption.'

There was an article and the video of Kennedy's interview on NewsMax TV.

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The video begins with a video of CDC representative, Rear Adm. Anne Schuchat, testifying before a U.S. Senate committee meeting.  She denied vaccines can cause autism.  She cited "dozens of studies" showing no link.

Next NewsMax anchor Ed Berliner said:

You have just heard from Director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  And that is how she responded when Senator Lamar Alexander asked her what her answer would be to a parent who heard  childhood vaccinations can lead to autism. Despite a mountain of evidence to bolster that finding, there remain those who stay the fight and believe in essence, the government is lying to parents.

Our guest is a longtime environmental activist, an attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, and he brings an important name in American politics to the debate. Welcome Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to Midpoint.  Robert, thank you so much  for joining us.  

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Former Merck Employee Speaks Out Against CA Vax Mandate Bill SB277

InsiderBy Anne Dachel

May 16, 2015

Brandy Vaughan, ex-Merck employee, speaking about SB 277 in California. 

I want to tell you a little bit about how I got involved.  I worked for Merck as sales rep from 2001 to 2004.  When I was there, I repped Vioxx. If anyone remembers that drug, I went through that.  What I learned from that experience was just because things are on the market, does not mean they're safe. 

(See CBS News story, Merck Created Hit List to "Destroy," "Neutralize" or "Discredit" Dissenting Doctors.)

The U.S. gives more vaccines than any other country in the world.  Our childhood schedule for under the age of one has twice as many vaccines as other developed countries.

What else do we have?  The highest infant mortality rate of any developed nation. 

Finland has the lowest.  They only give 11 by age six.

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SB277: What needs to be Considered in Sacramento

Dr. Ken StollerBy Anne Dachel

I've known Kenneth P. Stoller, MD for over a decade . He's a tireless advocate for recognition of the link between vaccines and autism.  He wrote the foreword for my book, The Big Autism Cover-Up--How and Why the Media is Lying to the American Public.

He's taken a very public stand on the issue of vaccine safety and I've covered it.

2013 Dachel Video Q&A with Dr. Ken Stoller: Does DC Care About Our Kids' Health

2007 Throwing Children into Oncoming Traffic: The Truth about Autism

Since Dr. Stoller practices medicine in San Francisco, he's very concerned about the push to end personal vaccine exemptions in California.  After studying the language of SB 277, the exemption bill, he concluded that even parents who try to get a medical exemption for their child also may be out of luck.  I asked him about what's at stake here.  Here's his answer.

Medical Exemptions and the Sponsored Legislative Drive to Eliminate Personal Belief and Religious Waivers of Vaccines. Or Stupid is as Stupid Does

By KP Stoller, MD

There is a law in the State of California called the Protection of Humans in Medical Experimentation Act. It goes into some detail about what is and what isn't permissible in realm of performing experiments on humans. I tried very hard to use it once only to find out that the law had nothing in it about who is responsible for enforcing the law.

Back in 1992 I tried to use it against the surgical team at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles when they transplanted a pig liver into a woman, who (if I remember correctly) was either semi-comatose or at best, cognitively compromised by her liver disease.  This would seemingly violate the law which stated that if you cannot give your own informed consent, or if you are a child, there would need to be a guarantee that the experiment would not make you any worse off than you were before.

The surgery was a success, but the patient died almost immediately afterwards.

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Dachel Media Update: Government Removes Vaccine Injury Data

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Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.   The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.

May 31, 2015, SharylAttkisson.com: Recent Rise in Vaccine Victims' Court Decisions and Concessions Not Reflected in Revised Government Chart 

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Dachel Media Update: Discimination Via Vaccination Acceptable?

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Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.   The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.

May 27, 2015, Indianapolis Business Journal: Autism dilemma needs more attention

May 27, 2015, Msn.com: Doctors Warn Certain Tattoo Ink Colors Are Extremely Harmful

May 27, 2015, Modesto Bee: Modesto rally: Parents say vaccination bill would discriminate against their kids

May 18, 2015, NJ.com: Restriction on religious vaccine exemptions stalls in N.J. Senate

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Dachel Media Update: Growing Up

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May 27,2015,  Medical Xpress: When children with autism grow old

May 26, 2015, Pittsburgh-Post Gazette: Large Study Questions Whether Autism Rates Are Really Rising

May 26, 2015, Sacramento Bee: Parents are right to have doubts on vaccinations 

May 26, 2015, Forbes: Can New Research Break The Anti-Vaccine Fever? Probably Not

May 26, 2015, Jewish Journal: Will Israel end child subsidies for anti-vaxxers?

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Dachel Media Update: Science Frauds and Teacher Training

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.   The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.

Lee Silsby logo 09 The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD.  Lee Silsby is one of the most respected compounding pharmacies in the country and is committed to serving the needs of the Autism community. OurkidsASD is an online retailer for nutritional supplements for patients with special needs. OurkidsASD carries thousands of products from more than 60 brands and offers free ground shipping on all orders.

May 23, 2015, New York Times:  What's Behind Big Science Frauds?

May 22, 2015, The Kerryman (Ireland):  Parents say teachers need better training on providing for children with autism

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Dachel Media Update: The Epidemic

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25 to 30 years ago, most Americans had never heard of AUTISM.  Children who didn't speak, had public meltdowns, or had a history of normal development and a sudden and dramatic regression, were practically unknown. 

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Moms In Charge Presents Dr. Andrew Wakefield on CDC Whistleblower

Dr. Andrew Wakefield suit headshotBy Anne Dachel

"Recently, Dr. Andrew Wakefield spoke at a Moms In Charge event  to introduce a new documentary about CDC and vaccine whistleblowers and the consequences of repeated disregard. No one knows how better to handle blowing the whistle than Wakefield himself. . . "

Dr. Wakefield described how the medical community has turned its back on the massive suffering of a generation of children.

From the video: Andrew Wakefield:

"Mainstream media has sold out.  It sold out. 

"I sat once with Sharyl Attkisson, one of this country's greatest journalists, working for CBS.  And she said to me, 'Andy, when we finish this interview, . . . I will get a call from the top floor, from the money men, and they will say, that interview does not go out, because I've had a call from our pharmaceutical industry sponsors, and if it goes out, then they are going to pull their sponsorship.' And that is why she left [CBS]." 

Dr. Wakefield talked about "the tsunami," the approaching "catastrophe" ---the impact of the massive, man made, worldwide epidemic of neurologically disabled children.

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Dachel Media Update: Mercury In Your Mouth?

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May 18, 2015, Wall Street Journal: China's Uncounted Children With Autism

May 18, 2015, WSB-TV Atlanta: 2 Investigates: Are the fillings in your mouth toxic?

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Dachel Media Update: Federal Vaccine Bill's Pharma Provenance

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Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.   The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.

May 16, 2015, Age of Autism ran the piece,  Action Alert: FEDERAL Vaccine Mandate In Play.  It was about a bill introduced in Congress on May 1, 2015, by U.S. Representative Frederica Wilson.  This bill would essentially eliminate all personal and religious vaccine exemptions.  The story pointed out that Wilson's senior advisor, Keenan Austin, worked for two drug companies, GlaxoSmithKline and Abbott Laboratories, before coming to Washington.

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Dachel Media Update:The Camelot Called Pharmalot

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May 12, 2015, The Wall St. Journal updates readers on happenings in the drug industry in a column called "Pharmalot"

It starts out like this...

Good morning, folks, and how are you today? Busy, no doubt. Here on the Pharmalot campus, we are maintaining the usual hectic pace as we hustle one of the short people out the door for the ride to the local schoolhouse, brew a few needed cups of stimulation and keep watch for fast-moving bears. Like a fascinating story, they pop up now and then. Meanwhile, we have gathered some tidbits for you to peruse. Hope you have a wonderful day and do drop us a line when something interesting occurs.

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Dachel Media Update: California Screaming

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.   The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.If the California legislature weren't so busy trying to vaccinate every child in the state, they might want to look into this.  I can only describe this as nonsense coverage of our path to a disaster.

Five years ago I wrote a story about adults with autism, including a video on the establishment of the California State Senate Select Committee on Autism. 

Anne Dachel on the Rising Autism Numbers - AGE OF ... 

One comment made by a committee member got my immediate attention:

 "There were "14,000 students with autism a decade ago."   Today, "46,000 students and growing."

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Attkisson Asks Doctors Like David Amaral To Ask More Questions

Amaral_news_slideBy Anne Dachel

In 2011 I wrote the story, Autism Strains, Autism Subsets.    It was about the research by Dr. David Amaral, a top expert from the MIND Institute at UC-Davis. 

I also  included information about the PBS series, Autism Now, featuring well known newsman, Robert MacNeil who interviewed Dr. Amaral in 2011.

(Here is the video of the interview which is no longer available on PBS.)

In response to MacNeil's question, "What is your position today on vaccines and autism?" Amaral said this:

"I think it's pretty clear that, in general, vaccines are not the culprit."

And the reason was the standard, "studies show no link."

Then he added this blockbuster, "It's not to say, however, that there is a small subset of children who may be particularly vulnerable to vaccines."

He went on to say, "And in their case, having the vaccines, or particular vaccines, particularly in certain kinds of situations -- if the child was ill, if the child had a precondition. Like a mitochondrial defect. Vaccinations for those children actually may be the environmental factor that tipped them over the edge of autism. And I think it is incredibly important, still, to try and figure out what, if any, vulnerabilities, in a small subset of children, might make them at risk for having certain vaccinations."

MacNeil asked if more studies of these possibly susceptible kids should be done.

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Dachel Media Update: Mainstream Indifference

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May 11, 2015, I found the excellent story, Why is the Mainstream Media Ignoring Measles Vaccine Fraud Cases? by Brian Shilhavy, editor at Health Impact News.  Shilhavy explains what can only be called the biggest press scandal in U.S. history, topping even the decades of coverage promoting the benefits of smoking cigarettes. 

These were some of the highlights in his piece:

"Merck has been involved in a long federal lawsuit with allegations of fraud over the mumps portion of the MMR vaccine."

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RFK Jr. and the Lessons of the Nuremberg Code

DefinitionBy Anne Dachel

"They get the shot, that night they have a fever of a hundred and three, they go to sleep, and three months later their brain is gone.  This is a holocaust, what this is doing to our country."

As one might imagine, this drew all kinds of criticism and Kennedy issued an immediate apology.  Any reference to the Holocaust is understandably a very sensitive issue to Jewish Americans.  The story was covered by most major new sources.  Most published Kennedy's explanation without comment, but there was some criticism.

Read more at SacBee here.

April 13, 215, Robert Kennedy Jr. apologizes for likening vaccine effects to ... Los Angeles Times

'I employed the term during an impromptu speech as I struggled to find an expression to convey the catastrophic tragedy of autism, which has now destroyed the lives of over 20 million children and shattered their families.

'I am acutely aware of the profound power attached to that word, and I will find other terms to describe the autism crisis in the future.'

April 13, 2015, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. apologizes for "holocaust" comment in ... CBS News

'The word holocaust should never be used as a flippant throwaway line to make a point in a debate,' said Assemblyman Marc Levine, vice chair of the Legislative Jewish Caucus, during a Holocaust remembrance event on Monday in the California Assembly.

April 14, 2015, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. apologizes for 'holocaust' remark in speech against ...  Fox News

Robert Kennedy Jr. on Monday apologized for describing the number of children injured by vaccines as "a holocaust" during a film screening last week.

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Dachel Media Update: 2003 - 2015 A Dozen Years A Million Tears

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July 21, 2003, UPI.com: UPI Investigates: The vaccine conflict

But a four-month investigation by United Press International found a pattern of serious problems linked to vaccines recommended by the CDC -- and a web of close ties between the agency and the companies that make vaccines.

Critics say those ties are an unholy alliance in a war against disease where vaccine side effects have damaged, hurt or killed people, mostly children.

"The CDC is a disgrace. It is a corrupt organization," said Stephen A. Sheller, a Philadelphia attorney who has sued vaccine makers for what he says were bad vaccines. "The drug companies have them on their payroll."

This story written by UPI editor Mark Benjamin in 2003, and someone posted it on my Facebook yesterday.  It is a stunning piece.  Twelve years ago people in the media were actually willing to investigate vaccine safety questions. 

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Natural News on The Dearth of Honest Vaccine Reporters

Natural newsManaging Editor's Note:  Our own Anne Dachel is featured in this article. As always, profound gratitude to Robert Kennedy for his stalwart dedication.

(NaturalNews) Noted vaccine choice advocate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., gave a speech recently at the New Jersey state capitol in Trenton in which he focused primarily on the corruption, collusion and malfeasance regarding vaccine safety at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

As noted by Anne Dachel of Age of Autism, a news website covering the spread of the disability, RFK also discussed the media's role in covering up the scandalous link between some vaccines and the occurrence of autism, which is routinely portrayed in the press as "old science" or a link that has been "soundly disproven."

But, as she reported in a story regarding RFK's discussion, the reaction of the assembled press was both predictable and depressing:

He focused on the corruption, collusion and malfeasance at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It was a scathing report about the ethics of the agency in charge of vaccine safety.

The second half of his 45 minute talk was a chance for reporters to question Kennedy about his claims. Incredibly, during the question and answer session not a single reporter asked about the scandalous charges Kennedy made about top U.S. health officials. Most of them asked about exemptions and herd immunity. It was like they weren't even in the room.


Only a handful of truthful, honest vaccine reporters

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Dachel Media Update: US of Vaccination

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Dan Olmsted recently posted this on AoA:

Documents CDC scientist gave Congress are "not just a smoking gun but a wildfire that will burn the CDC vaccines division to the ground," Bobby told Trace Events audience Wednesday in D.C. Thompson wants to testify; needs subpoena. 

Imagine what might happen IF William Thompson goes public with insider information on corruption, collusion and cover-up at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Once his information is spelled out in Congress, all those telling us that the science shows no link, won't have a leg to stand on. 

Efforts have to be made to counter this--IN ADVANCE.  One way would be to overwhelm the public, through the media, with a brainwashing campaign to promote vaccines.

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The Blue Truth About the Autism Epidemic

Blue-tearBy Anne Dachel

It's simple.  No one is going to do anything about the declining health of our children until we're scared to death about future productivity and about the cost of supporting all these disabled adults that weren't here twenty years ago.  No one is going to be able to cover this up.  Right now, measles and whooping cough are the only recognized threats to the health of our kids.  There is absolutely no acknowledgement that anything is wrong with having massive numbers of sick and disabled students in schools everywhere.  Right now the burden of support and care is on the parents, but we all know that will change.

I can't wait to see how officials try to explain why it's happening. (I do know one thing, the charge is already out that there's nothing for autistic adults because we've devoted all  our time and energy into  looking at the vaccine issue.   I'm sure that claim will continue to be made.)

As many of you may have observed, I've very focused on news reports on the aging out of the developmentally disabled generation.  (The one  that officials are never worried about.)  I have yet to see coverage that would allow parents to sleep at night.  No one can show us where all these special needs students will eventually be living and working someday.  In other words, today's ASD young adults can't go where ASD adults have always gone.  These news stories have the oft repeated phrases, "It's like falling off a cliff," and "Who will keep him safe after I'm gone?" 

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Dachel Media Update: Awareness Has Done Little To Help Those Here

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April 28, 2015, CBS Boston: In Their Shoes: Anxiety Over 'Aging Out' Of Autism Services 

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Autism And Adults: Awareness Is Just the Start

2015 startBy Anne Dachel

Back on April 12, NBC News aired the troubling story, 'On the Brink' about autistic students aging out of school.

It was about two young men leaving high school with basically no place to go.  Afterwards the mother of one of the boys, Mary Clancy,  found herself being invited to Washington to testify after the broadcast.

U.S. Rep Mike Doyle, (D- PA) and U.S. Rep Chris Smith, (R-NJ) are part of the Congressional Coalition for Autism Research and Education.  They saw the Dateline show and they invited Mary Clancey to DC.  Dateline contacted Doyle and Smith to see what Congress planned to do about this problem.

It seems that experts have learned that "young adults with autism continue to need support," according to Dr. Paul Shattuck at Drexel Autism Institute, which seems pretty much a no-brainer to any one who's familiar with autistic children. 

How many times have parents contacted their representatives in Washington asking for action on autism an  received only lip service? 

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Dachel Media Update: Vax Rules

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April 27, 2015, KSDK St Louis MO: Unvaccinated kids: How many go to your child's school?

April 27, 2015, Triangle Business Journal: Duke University scores $9.75 million to tackle big data

April 27, 2015, Aspen (CO) Public Radio: Day care centers, schools get ready for new vaccine rules

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Dachel Media Update: Study Appears Just In Time

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Whenever the controversy over vaccine safety makes the news, which has happened with the bill to end exemptions in CA, THERE IS ALWAYS A NEW STUDY THAT MIRACULOUSLY APPEARS.  It's always conclusive.  There is no doubt.  Vaccines do not cause autism. 

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Dachel Media Update: California Vax Mandate Bill SB277 Passes

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LA Times: CA Vaccine Mandate Bill SB277 Passes

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Dachel Media Update: California Vaccine Exemption Restrictions

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It seems that members of the press are all in agreement on the issue of vaccine exemption elimination in California.  Vaccines are safe, vaccines save lives, everyone should get them.  The terms you people like to use regarding those in opposition are "anti-vaccine" and "anti-vaxxers." 

April 20, 2015, The Los Angeles Times published 3 letters to the editors in a column entitled Readers react-- California caves to vaccination deniers and all of them were in support of taking away a parent's right to exempt their child from vaccinations. It's hard to imagine that there were no letters from people opposed to the vaccine bill.

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Dachel Media Update: The Neurologist is a Person In Your Neighborhood - Elmo Hawks Vaccines

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Elmo from Sesame Street?

Who's next to be used to promote vaccines as safe and effective?

Flo

Flo the Progressive Insurance lady?

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Dachel Media Update: Autism Aware But Not Accurate

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 April 16, 2015, CBS News: The most promising areas of autism research 

April 16, 2015, CNN: Robert Kennedy Jr.'s strange remarks on autism

April 16, 2015, WBUR Boston: Stark Realities Of Autistic Adulthood

April 15, 2015, NPR: Some Doctors Still Dismiss Parents' Concerns About Autism

April 15, 2015, Miami Local 10: Autism now fastest growing developmental disorder in US

April 15, 2015, Los Angeles KABC-TV: Thousands expected at Walk Now for Autism Speaks at Rose Bowl 

April 15, 2015, ABC 6 Philadelphia: Dealing with expected wave of young adults with autism

April 15, 2015, Fox News: Father's sperm may point to child's autism risk, study finds

April 14, 2015, USA Today: Gestational diabetes increases autism risk

April 14, 2015, USA Today: Study links pollution to autism, schizophrenia

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Dachel Media Update: "Stop the Broadcast! I Want To Get Offit!"

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Recently Dr. Paul Offit was scheduled to be on the Mike Gallagher radio show on Conservative Talk 9.45 in New York discussing vaccine exemption rights with Dr. Toni Bark.  Many in the autism community were surprised at this news since Offit has consistently refused to openly debate anyone who challenges his blanket endorsement of vaccines for all children and his efforts to remove a parent’s right to a religious or philosophical exemption.

Back February, Dr. Offit was on Democracy Now talking about vaccines. Legal scholar Mary Holland was also on the show, but Offit wouldn’t appear in a format of open dialogue wit Mary. 

This was their conversation:

AMY GOODMAN: I mean, to be fair, we wanted to have both of you on together to have a conversation, because there are many in this country, and a growing movement of parents, who are deeply concerned. But you wanted to have this conversation separately, Mary Holland and you separately. So, it’s important to, I think, have this kind of dialogue on all of these issues. Dr. Offit, on this issue of vaccines now being- DR. PAUL OFFIT: I’ll tell you-can I just address that?

AMY GOODMAN: Yes, sure.

DR. OFFIT: Can I address that for one second? I think that it is not important to have a debate about the science with someone who clearly doesn’t know the science. I’m sorry, Ms. Holland misrepresented the science again and again and again. I don’t think that in any way helps your viewer. I don’t think it’s fair to have a debate where two sides are presented, when only one side is really supported by the science. I think-I’d like to think we’re beyond that.

According to Offit, it’s totally unacceptable for the media to give any coverage to those who won’t endorse every vaccine the government recommends. 

Here’s Offit’s reaction to Gallagher’s plan for a conversation with Dr. Bark: 

Liz, I was specifically told we would not debate vaccine safety issues and I wasn’t told who the other guest would be.

When I found out, I called the producer this morning.   He told me that it was important to present both sides of the vaccine debate.

I ashed him if he thought there were two sides to the issue of whether vaccines caused autism or contained harmful toxins.

He said it was up to the listener to figure out, after hearing both sides.

So I told him I was out and he should be ashamed of himself for unnecessarily scaring parents.  He told me that Mike Gallagher always stays in the middle of issues.  I asked him where Gallagher stood on issues like the existence of gravity.   Was he in the middle of that one?  Painful.

Dr. Bark challenged Offit on her Facebook page:

Hey Paul Offit, Lookee here, Gravity debated by real scientists, not afraid of straying from dogma.

Is gravity not actually a force? Forcing theory to meet experiments

 
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Love Is Not Enough: A Mother’s Memoir of Autism, Madness, and Hope

JennyLexhed_blue_400By Anne Dachel Love Is Not Enough

Jenny Lexhed plans for a wonderful marriage and perfect children.  The future is boundless and she is in control of it all.  What she isn’t bargaining for is a son with autism and years of struggle and pain. Love Is Not Enough: A Mother’s Memoir of Autism, Madness, and Hope is a step back into what so many of us have experienced:  Autism happens, we’re left on our own to make a life for our children and the obstacles can’t even be imagined.

This wonderfully written book is as much about Jenny herself as about her son Lucas, who’s severely autistic.  Events unfold in present tense and we experience everything as she describes it.  Jenny Lexhed is a mother with a mission to make her child well and she exhausts herself pursuing her goal.  The cost to herself, her husband and her family is enormous.  In the midst of her ordeal, Jenny writes, “I exist in a vacuum.  I put all my energy into finding a method that can help my child to develop.  . . . What will we do now, when I no longer believe in this method? When I realized that Lucas was autistic and understood his difficulties, the ground disappeared from beneath my feet and I fell into a deep hole. . . .but now I’ve lost my foothold once again and fallen into the abyss.  I’m groping in the dark. There’s no light anywhere.  How will we find a new path?” 

Still Jenny can’t quit.

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Dachel Media Update: Vaccine Crackdowns

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April 13, 2015, ABC News: School District Kicks Out 143 Kids for Not Being Vaccinated 

April 13, 2015, Washington Post: What one of the anti-vaccination movement's least favorite doctors discovered about Jesus

April 13, 2015, Discover Magazine: The Robert Kennedy Jr. Anti-Vaccine Tour - Collide-a-Scape

April 13, 2015, NY Daily News: EXCLUSIVE: New York parents who oppose vaccines for kids may be required to seek proof they were warned by doctor

April 9, 2015, Augusta (GA) Chronicle: Vaccine bill frightening

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RFK Jr. Speaks Out on Vaccine Mandates & Safety at New Jersey State Capital in Trenton

CourageBy Anne Dachel

Robert Kennedy, Jr. has been very vocal across the U.S. opposing bills to end exemptions.  Below is a transcript from Kennedy's press conference in Trenton, New Jersey.  He focused on the corruption, collusion and malfeasance at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  It was a scathing report about the ethics of the agency in charge of vaccine safety. 

The second half of his 45 minute talk was a chance for reporters to question Kennedy about his claims.  Incredibly, during the question and answer session not a single reporter asked about the scandalous charges Kennedy made about top U.S. health officials.   Most of them asked about exemptions and herd immunity.  It was like they weren't even in the room. 

When members of the press so willingly close their eyes to charges of fraud and the damage done to a generation of children, they become part of the corruption.  

I contacted Mr. Kennedy to get his thoughts on what went on during the New Jersey press conference, here was his response.

Dachel: "You made some very serious charges against the agency that runs the vaccine program and assures us that their vaccines are safe, yet members of the media had no follow-up questions about anything you said about the CDC.  What, in your opinion, will it take to get the press to finally start covering this controversy in an honest and thorough manner?

Kennedy: "The trillion dollar pharmaceutical industry is now the largest advertiser on television ,radio and newspaper pages, spending from $3 billion to $5.4 billion annually over  the past decade. Pharmaceutical companies target network news divisions for their advertising buys partially for message control and partially for the demographic; TV news audiences tend to be older affluent pharmaceutical customers .A network news division president told me two weeks ago he would fire a newscaster or program host whose reporting or programming choice lost his station an advertising pharmaceutical company.

Of course, it's easy for bean counting network executives to sell this censorship to reporters and on-air employees by parroting  the industry/government mantra that allowing debate on vaccine safety will inflame the "anti-vac" movement and kill babies these factors account ,to some extent ,for the impenetrable Kafkaesque suppression. Journalists are reporting what the government tells them to think instead of doing basic reportorial investigation. The gatekeepers enforce this orthodoxy by avoiding science and facts and instead focus on vilifying and crucifying the heretics.

In 2005 , Dan Shulman wrote a scathing and somewhat bewildered critique of the airtight censorship among media organs of any debate over vaccine safety or CDC corruption. He said that many reporters considered covering this issue to be a potentially "career ending" hazard. Today that censorship extends not just to the mainstream media but also to the so-called "alternate media" like Salon, Slate, Huff Post and Mother Jones. There is simply no national forum for this debate. We have been forced from the public square."

 RFK Jr. Speaks at New Jersey State Capital in Trenton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3LVtEMjwCQ

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Dachel Media Update: RKF Jr Speaks Out

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April 6, 2015 Fox 13, Salt Lake City

'Pediatricians don't read the science;' Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says autism linked to mercury in vaccines

Video interview: Kennedy: "Five of my six children got 22 vaccines.  Beginning in 1989, that's the thimerosal generation--that 's the vaccine generation, and it's the sickest generation in the history of this country."

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Dachel Media Update: California SB277 Faces Crucial Test

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This story, California vaccine exemption restriction bill SB277 faces crucial first test on Wednesday, that originated from the San Jose Mercury News is circulating  on a number of news sites in California. 

Democratic-led efforts to ban vaccine exemptions in Oregon and Washington state toppled one after the other last month amid fervent opposition from parents and anti-vaccine groups who say the bills would have trampled their fundamental rights to decide how to care for their own children.

Now it's California's turn to try. . . .

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What did "Blue" Do for You? Or Autism?

Broken blue light bulbBy Anne Dachel

I received an email from Autism Speaks telling me all about the exciting things coming up for World Autism Awareness Day.  (See the letter on the bottom from the President of Autism Speaks.)
I was sort of upset by the tone of the email and I decided to reply.
Here's my open letter to Liz Feld, President, Autism Speaks
 
Liz,
 
Thank you for the email about "the biggest day of the year at Autism Speaks."  
 
I know April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day.  What I have a hard time understanding is why you're obsessed with lighting thousands of monuments around the world up in blue.  What exactly does that do to help any child with autism?

It may make people feel good, but do blue lights and blue shirts give us answers about autism?  
 
It seems we're actually celebrating a health care disaster.  Autism overwhelmingly affects children.  Everyone knows that.  The rate is always based on studies of CHILDREN, never adults.  Why isn't Autism Speaks looking for the one in 68 adults with autism?  Why does Autism Speaks continue to promote autism as a genetic disorder?  Why does Katie Wright, the daughter of Autism Speaks's founders, Bob and Suzanne Wright, blame vaccines for her son's autism, yet Autism Speaks vouches for the safety of the vaccination schedule?  

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Dachel Media Update: As Rates Soar, Some Medical Providers Clueless

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April 1, 2015, Chicago Parent Magazine: A day in the life of parents of children with autism By Jerry Davich

Mar 31, 2015, San Francisco Chronicle: Kaiser to search for causes of autism in large-scale study

Mar 31, 2015, Hospitals and Healthcare Networks: As Autism Soars, Some Providers Remain Clueless

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Dachel Media Update: RFK Continues to Speak at Trace Amounts Showings

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Mar 30, 2015, Sacramento Bee: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to attend film screening in Sacramento

Mar 29, 2015, SharylAttkisson.com: Who’s pulling the media’s puppet strings?

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