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Adriana Gamondes

State of Plague Part 8: Disease-Mongering as Militarized Trojan Horse for Globalization and Surveillance

8-A Trojan Horse GAVI AFRICOM  Adriana Gamondes

No colonial power is going to succeed unless it’s going to play on existing divisions, and sharpen them, increase them, exacerbate them.   ~Mahmood Mamdani, Uganda Rising

Read Part 1, Part 2Part 3,  Part 4,  Part 5,   Part 6 and Part 7.

By Adriana Gamondes

McRevolutions, Resources and Panoptic Optics

In looking at the pattern of global philanthropy in the buildup towards Western intervention in resource-rich nations around the world, connections can’t be forced. The substantiations are often hidden in closed door meetings and on the ground among populations the media, largely controlled by those pushing particular agendas, mostly ignores. But even so, certain patterns emerge in the shadows.  

For instance, the map illustration from the lead article in this series simply compared GAVI target countries with oil operations and US military expansion using a map provided by Tom Dispatch from an article by Nick Turse, AFRICOM’s Gigantic “Small” Footprint:

Here’s a question for you: Can a military tiptoe onto a continent? It seems the unlikeliest of images, and yet it’s a reasonable enough description of what the U.S. military has been doing ever since the Pentagon created an Africa Command (AFRICOM) in 2007. It’s been slipping, sneaking, creeping into Africa, deploying ever more forces in ever more ways doing ever more things at ever more facilities in ever more countries -- and in a fashion so quiet, so covert, that just about no American has any idea this is going on.  One day, when an already destabilizing Africa explodes into various forms of violence, the U.S. military will be in the middle of it and Americans will suddenly wonder how in the world this could have happened. 


The fact that medical philanthropy often tiptoes in prior to invasions for resources might demonstrate, at least in part, how in the world this could have happened.  In order to avoid exaggerating associations between events through blatant examples like Ebola outbreaks and the US boots on the ground that followed, and because sometimes, as Turse puts it, “to see the big picture you need to focus on the smallest part of it,” I raked over several seemingly random news items for countries which are mostly obscure to Westerners such as Mali.  Most don’t even know where Mali is much less the country’s history or what the US is currently doing there. But the stories I ran across took a certain shape: the a rash of experimental trials for Ebola, HPV, rotavirus and other vaccines and  the Gates Foundation’s involvement; a US-facilitated coup d’état in 2012  and finally an industry-centric view of civil disorder as an impediment to oil and gas exploration in that country.  

News 24 reports:

Mali's health minister says the West African country has started trials of an Ebola vaccine on scientific researchers.

"It's purely a scientific step. The trials are on volunteer researchers," said Ousmane Kone.

Mali has no Ebola cases but it borders Guinea, where the outbreak began.

The trials in Bamako are being supervised by the vaccine research centre of the medical school of the University of Maryland in the United States and Mali's health ministry, Kone said.

Trials of the vaccine started in September on 10 US volunteers and 60 in Britain.

The vaccine is being developed by the British drug company GlaxoSmithKline and the US National Institute of Health.

This recalls the Serum Institute of India's MenAfriVac meningococcal vaccine developed as part of the PATH Partnership for Global Health in cooperation with the WHO, Unicef, GAVI, the University of Maryland and private industry (GSK, etc.) which was used in the deadly, forced trials organized by the Gates Foundation in Chad, itself a nest of US military activity. Years earlier, in 2002, the University of Maryland School of Medicine website reported the school’s abiding vaccine alliance with Mali and the Gates Foundation:  

Two researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore have received prestigious honors from the Mali government in recognition of their efforts to develop and distribute vaccines to children in that country who are vulnerable to numerous infectious diseases common in Africa. The awards were presented at a special ceremony in Mali in June on behalf of the President of Mali, His Excellency Amadou Toumani Touré…In 2000, the Ministry of Health of Mali and the University of Maryland School of Medicine signed a formal agreement to establish the CVD-Mali to provide laboratory space and resources for CVD researchers working in the country and to train Malian scientists and physicians.

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Anne Dachel

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

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.

July 21, 2003, 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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Teresa Conrick

Autism and the Microbiome: A Cure for Peanut Allergies and More Hope from the Gut?

MicrobiomeBy Teresa Contick

I research and write often about the Microbiome because I have a daughter who is very ill. Her diagnoses of both AUTISM and AUTOIMMUNITY are related to her symptoms that appear to originate from her gut. The research on the Microbiome is exploding and Autism is in the forefront::

Versalovic, an expert in the study of the human microbiome – the population of microbes that are part of the human body- will focus on the gut’s microbiome, looking specifically at bacteria found there…… “The study will be the first of its kind to correlate data related to gut bacteria, metabolic disturbances, GI symptoms, and behavior. By combining all of these factors, we hope to develop better ways to diagnose and treat GI issues in autism” said Luna.

Though so important to many suffering with GI issues, I think that we are looking at more than solely treating the GI issues of Autism. The clues from the Microbiome may be pointing at both cause and thus, potential cures.

Lactobacillus Rhamnosus – Orchestra Leader of the Gut

Some researchers and doctors are thinking outside the typical medical paradigm and using the power of the Microbiome NOW to help many suffering.  A very good example is this   :

Fatal peanut allergies could be cured by probiotic bacteria, say Australian doctors

A strain of probiotic bacteria could offer a cure for potentially fatal peanut allergies, according to scientists in Australia. The breakthrough followed a trial in which a group of children were given increasing amounts of peanut flour, along with a probiotic called Lactobacillus rhamnosus, over an 18-month period. About 80 per cent of the children who had peanut allergies were subsequently able to tolerate peanuts.

Mimi Tang, the lead researcher, said the families involved believed the treatment had "changed their lives". "These findings provide the vital first step towards developing a cure for peanut allergy and possibly for all food allergies," she told Melbourne's Herald Sun.

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Anne Dachel, Current Affairs

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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Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: US of Vaccination

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.

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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John Stone, Vaccine Safety

VAERS -The US Government’s Human Garbage Dump - Reaches Half-a-Million Cases

Collateral Damage GraphicBy John Stone

In recent days the US Vaccine Adverse Events Reports database (VAERS), opened a quarter of a century ago, was updated to top more than half a million reports. While listing on VAERS does not mean a vaccine injury report is confirmed it is also as a passive reporting database likely to under-report by many times and may represent numerically no more than 1 or 2% of cases.

Although monitored by both the Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration it is doubtful whether the database has ever led to the official acknowledgment of any single injury. It may be that in one instance a product, Wyeth’s Rotashield, was removed from the market as a result of evidence from the database. On that occasion the removal of the product was greatly to the benefit of the nation’s leading vaccine advocate, Paul Offit, who was piloting a rival product. On other occasions VAERS data may have contributed modestly to policy changes which would anyway have occurred .

A disquieting statistic is that although the schedule is dominated by infant vaccines less than a quarter of the reports are for infants. The concern must be that it is not that infants are less vulnerable to damage, but they cannot tell you what has happened, and if they fail to develop or are chronically sick this is easily passed over. Meanwhile, the schedule grows.

According to statistics I cited in 2011 in an open letter to Francis Collins, head of the National Institutes of Health, one in six US children had a developmental disability and more than half suffered from chronic ill-health. The US is also notoriously at the bottom the league in the developed world for infant mortality (presently 56th in the world)  . Collectively, US government agencies (the NIH, the CDC, the FDA, the EPA) are captured and failing to protect citizens. The answer is not to accord them more powers, but to hold them finally to account.

John Stone is UK Editor for Age of Autism.

Current Affairs

“No Lie Can Live Forever”

Lie livesBy Dr. William H. Gaunt

“We have made a lie our refuge and falsehood our hiding place.” Isaiah 28: 15

Martin Luther King Jr said “No lie can live forever” in his “How Long? Not Long speech.”  He was referring to the lies used to justify racial discrimination and segregation.  Some of us can remember those lies.  They are too ugly to repeat here.  We can also use “No lie can live forever” to examine the lies being used to justify the current dangerous and excessive vaccine schedule. 

If some readers believe that some of the statements I call lies are actually true then I would suggest that they have been fooled.  Mark Twain once said, “It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.”  There are a host of lies we could mention but we will focus here on the most important and obvious lies:

 Lie #1: “Vaccines don't cause autism.”  This is the biggest lie and it is repeated so often by so many “experts” that people who don't know better think that it must be true.  Here is what actually happened that caused the epidemic of autism: many vaccines were added to the vaccine schedule starting in the late 1980s.  Many of these vaccines contained the preservative thimerosal which is 50% ethyl mercury.  The rate of autism took off as more and more mercury was injected into children.  This is not difficult to understand.  It is a plausible explanation for the tsunami of autism starting around 1990.  I can't blame people who think that it just can't be true because we all hear repeatedly on mainstream media that several scientific studies have “debunked” the vaccine-autism connection.  There are hundreds of studies that provide clear evidence for connecting vaccines to autism but you won't hear about those studies on mainstream media because they don't support this lie.  The truth is that the scientific studies that claim to disprove the vaccine-autism link are fraudulent. They are deliberately designed and manipulated to lie about the causes of autism.  I acknowledge that this will be difficult for many people to believe.  I'll do another article with more detail on some of these fraudulent scientific studies but for now I'll just say that an objective analysis of all available science clearly shows strong evidence that vaccines do indeed cause autism.  Vaccine Court has awarded billions(yes, billions) of dollars in compensation to children with vaccine injuries even though that court is steeply tilted against vaccine injured children and their parents.  The court denies that they have ever compensated for autism.   What they do compensate for is encephalopathy(brain damage) and many of those children have autism.  How much longer can this lie survive?  The vaccine industry is very powerful and keeping this lie going is a very high priority but no lie can live forever.

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Adriana Gamondes

State of Plague Part 7:Disease-Mongering as Militarized Trojan Horse for Globalization and Surveillance

7-A Midnight oil Adriana Gamondes

The mindset is that the barbarians are backward and inferior and, for their own benefit, we have to uplift them, civilize them and educate them and so on. The psychology behind it is kind of transparent. When you’ve got your boot on someone’s neck and you’re crushing them, you can’t say to yourself “I’m a son of a bitch and I’m doing it for my own benefit.” So we have to figure out some way of saying “I’m doing it for their benefit.” And that’s a very natural position to take when you’re beating someone with a club. ~Noam Chomsky, Uganda Rising

Read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3,  Part 4,  Part 5 and Part 6.

By Adriana Gamondes

Midnight Oil: Hearts and Minds and Fuel and Lives Going Dark Around the World

For a recap, Part 1 of this series discusses the potential role of the use of vaccine drives as cover for military intelligence and drone operations in domestic legislative campaign to make vaccines compulsory in the US.  Part 2 discusses Foucault’s “panoptic,” disease-driven theory of the surveillance state and overlaps with the Gates Foundation’s militarized approach to public health.  Part 3 looks into the merger between the wars on disease/terror and the dangerous exchange of tactics and  ideology that results, from the likening of ideological enemies to “viruses” to the elevation of  commercial science to the status of state religion. Part 4 discusses Kissinger’s panoptic viral theory of foreign policy and ways this model is used against Americans.   Part 5  discusses the viral theory in the framework of the Gates Foundation’s fundamentalist market and science doctrines and engagement in radical social engineering. Part 6 looks into the deeper history and racial implications of the alleged use of abortifacient vaccines against Kenyan women by their own government, UNICEF, WHO and the Gates Foundation and discusses whether this represents a militarized  Heart-of-Darkness  scheme to engage a target population in its own destruction—a type of panoptic inoculation drive against threats to corporate interests.

Since the overall forcus of the series is the possible blowback of foreign exploits in the form of repressive domestic policy—ways in which weaponized tactics, ideology and metaphors spawned by the merger between military interests and public health used as a Trojan horse for foreign exploits come home to roost—it would seem important to take a look at the global stakes. 

Kenya, the target of the most recent credibly alleged mass sterilization campaign using vaccination as cover,  is just one example of countries currently at the center of the global battle for resouces. This could be due to competition with China for newly discovered Kenyan oil and gas stores. As The Guardian’s John Pilger wrote in 2013, a lot of what’s happening relates to China: 

For Obama, there is a more pressing cause – China. Africa is China's success story. Where the Americans bring drones, the Chinese build roads, bridges and dams. What the Chinese want is resources, especially fossil fuels. Nato's bombing of Libya drove out 30,000 Chinese oil industry workers. More than jihadism or Iran, China is Washington's obsession in Africa and beyond. This is a "policy" known as the "pivot to Asia", whose threat of world war may be as great as any in the modern era.

Competition with China may likewise explain a few things that otherwise make no sense at all.  It might explain why Bill Gates fulfilled Kenyan President Uhuro Kenyatta’s 2013 campaign promise to provide laptops  to all Kenyan children—an arguably election-swinging promise Kenyatta would likely never have made had it not been prearranged. It could explain why Gates intervened despite the fact that Kenyatta was not Washington’s preference while, oddly,  the Marxist, militant-backed Raila Odinga was: Kenyatta’s defiant relationships with Russia and ChinaChina in particular—though the latter is no hindrance to Gates. Gates, who appeared to play “good cop” to Washington’s “bad cop” regarding Kenyatta, has heavily invested in China—at one time through Microsoft and now through the Gates Foundation—and has multiple connections to the country through investments in atomic power, vaccine and computer tech and agriculture. Also oil through circuitous routes, such as Gates’ ownership of the Canadian National Railway as the rail company is revitalized by China’s investment in Canadian oil.

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Current Affairs

Sharyl Attkisson: Join the 2015 Whistleblower Summit

SharylExcerpted from Sharyl Attkisson's site:

There may be no greater expression of bravery in America today.

Whether it’s a federal worker with a conscience trying to expose government waste, fraud or abuse…. or a corporate employee witnessing public wrongs, becoming a “whistleblower” has never been more difficult.

Those who step forward usually lose their careers and have their personal lives thrown into turmoil. They find themselves not only attacked by those on whom they blow the whistle–but also, increasingly, by the news media, propaganda blogs and the astroturf crowd. They often question, target and bully whistleblowers with a vigor not applied to those accused of great wrongs.

Join a group of whistleblowers that comes together each year in Washington D.C. to support each other and acknowledge people who dared to speak up.

The ACORN 8 ( and Drum Majors For Truth (DM4T) will co-host this year’s Whistleblower Summit for Civil and Human Rights. Whistleblowers and their advocates, as well as the entire civil rights community and interested citizens are invited to participate.

The focus of this year’s three-day summit will be Whistleblowers and Judical Reform with a different highlight each day: Whistleblower Appreciation, Civil Rights and Human Rights.

Read more at:

Join the 2015 Whistleblower Summit

Anne Dachel

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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Cathy Jameson

What is Vaccine Injury?

Vaccine-injury-shotsBy Cathy Jameson

Update on California’s SB277 – despite strong opposition from parents and providers from across the state, SB277 passed through the Judiciary Committee last week with a 5-1 vote.  Senator Joel Anderson  was the only no vote.  SB277 will go next to the Appropriations Committee.   

The archived video of the latest hearing can be found at this link

A press conference with Mary Holland, J.D. can be found here


One of the most important questions that was asked during the SB277 hearing was asked by the Senate Judiciary Committee Chair, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson.  She asked:

What does it mean to be vaccine injured?

Senator Jackson asked that question after observing that, “…there are parents here who are saying that their child is vaccine injured. I’m trying to understand what that term can encompass…”

In trying to understand that term, Senator Jackson asked Senator Pan, a physician and co-author of SB277, if he could respond to the question.  He said he could.  Senator Pan replied:

“So, the term vaccine injury, is a term used by the opposition. It’s not a technical term that we use in the medical field.” 

Senator Pan went further and stated, “...there are people who’ve stated that their children are vaccine injured from conditions that have been proven, um disproven, to be associated with vaccinations such as, unfortunately, autism.” 

He added that, “…numerous studies have demonstrated there is no link between the two as well as the fact that the studies that originally that made the claim have been discredited.” 

Assuming he is citing Dr. Wakefield et al.’s (1998) paper,  Senator Pan must not have realized that similar results of the findings of that paper have been replicated several times across the world.  But Pan continued and said, “… [vaccine injury] is not a term that is used within certainly the medical public health field.  It is used by the opposition.  So it’s not always clear what that really means.” 

Senator Pan concluded his answer by stating that, “…vaccines, like anything else, there’s always a small risk that’s associated.  And in fact, the risk is much, much smaller than the disease that we’re trying to prevent.  And that’s why vaccines are declared to be safe and efficacious.” 


Dr. Pan believes that vaccines are safe and efficacious.  He believes that even though the US Supreme Court  has ruled that vaccines are unavoidably unsafe. While some pro-vaccine proponents like Dr. Pan choose to believe that vaccines are only safe and only efficacious, vaccines do cause vaccine injury.  

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Dan Olmsted, Dan Olmsted

Weekly Wrap: “This Dude Is Straight-Up Nuts”

AofA Red Logo Ayumi YamadaBy Dan Olmsted

ABC is airing interviews Friday and Monday with Taya Kyle, widow of American Sniper Chris Kyle. Taya, who has a new book out, is an impressive person – poised, smart, passionate -- and I got the sense early on that she is going to be a formidable public presence for a long time.

This gives me a moment to bring up a question that’s been in my mind all along -- whether her husband’s killer, Eddie Ray Routh, might have taken the anti-malaria drug mefloquine (brand name Lariam).

“This dude is straight-up nuts. He's right behind me. Watch my six,” Chris Kyle texted to Chad Littlefield as they drove to the shooting range with Routh (who soon killed them both). That’s the kind of thing you hear about soldiers who take Lariam, a CDC-recommended drug that has caused psychosis, depression, paranoia suicide and homicidal violence. Not a great thing to be handing out to people with guns.

My research on Lariam convinced me the CDC was too close to pharma, too willing to overlook side effects in its zeal to prevent disease, and too able to hide the truth. That got me onto vaccines and autism, which has been my focus ever since.

But mefloquine continues to cause harm (its effects can be permanent, the CDC finally acknowledged), and it’s worth keeping on our radar.

Routh didn’t see combat in Iraq, which kind of weakens the claim that his experience caused him to develop PTSD. What apparently really got to him were his experiences in Haiti, where he was deployed as a Marine after the 2010 earthquake. According to ABC, an uncle testified that Routh "didn't seem to find much joy in his life after he came back" from the humanitarian mission in Haiti. Others said he was never the same, and increasingly suicidal.

This reminded me of a couple of other things. You may remember in February President Obama signed a law to improve suicide-prevention services in the military. It’s called the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention Act for American Veterans. "Today we honor a young man who isn't here but should be here," Obama said. "He suffered physical injuries that healed, and he suffered invisible wounds that stayed with him."

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Current Affairs

Vermonters: Stop Mandatory Vaccination ACT NOW



If you support choice, and oppose mandatory vaccination

CALL your Representatives and the Speaker of the House NOW


802-828-2228 (REPS) - - - 802-828-2245 (SPEAKER)


In a voice vote this week, the House delayed consideration of H98 until Wednesday, May 6th

This bill now contains an amendment to repeal the philosophical vaccine exemption that was passed by the Senate.

  • Friday, May 1st and this weekend:
  1. Call 802-828-2228 and leave a message for your Representatives. Follow up with an email. Find your Reps' contact information here.

  2. Call 802-828-2245 and leave a message for Shap Smith. Follow up with an email

More detail: 

The 4/22 hearing in the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare, was a pretense at democracy—each side was given just an hour and parents were not allowed to speak.  The Senate concluded in an 18-11 vote that they could decide to deny 3,479 children the right to an education if they are not vaccinated to the "schedule."  

The debate about compulsory vaccination is fundamentally one of individual control over one's own body versus perceptions of public safety.  "When personal liberty is restricted to protect public health, the measures applied must be effective, the least restrictive (i.e. least liberty-infringing), proportional to the risk, equitable and non-discriminatory, minimally burdensome and in line with due process. Those whose liberty is violated should, when appropriate, be compensated, particularly if they experience vaccine-associated side-effects. In addition, individual rights should be restricted only with utmost respect for the dignity of persons."

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Adriana Gamondes

State of Plague, Part 6: Disease-Mongering as Militarized Trojan Horse for Globalization and Surveillance

  6-A Cradle of Civilization Adriana Gamondes

... it was written I should be loyal to the nightmare of my choice.

~Joseph Conrad, The Heart of Darkness

Read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 and Part 4 and Part 5.

By Adriana Gamondes

Loyal to the Nightmare: The Vatican Squares off with Gates and the World Health Organization Over Mass Sterilization in Kenya via Vaccination—Implications for Race and Corporatism

Religious organizations have frequently accused Gates of diabolical extremes, specifically of advancing a eugenicist population control agenda. The charge is usually based on hyperbolized statements Gates made at the mHealth Summit on the issue, most famously his suggestion that if families in the third world could count on losing fewer children to disease, they might choose to have fewer in the first place: "The key thing, the most important fact that people should know and make sure other people know: As you save children under 5, that is the thing that reduces population growth…That sounds paradoxical. The fact is that within a decade of improving health outcomes, parents decide to have less children."

Gates’ references to the dangers of overpopulation are not novel and are carefully scripted. But again, it may be a litmus of Gates’ and his foundation’s global reputation that many assume the various disasters that trail Gates’ philanthropic and industrial schemes listed in Parts 2 and 5 are necessarily deliberate, thereby lending a sinister subtext to his population control statements and others. The progressive concern about the strain of overpopulation on the survival of the planet and the delicate ecosystem in itself is not particularly evil or authoritarian.  What would make it so is any argument that the end justifies any means at all and evidence that those ends were implemented using unethical means.

Since long before Operation Neptune Spear, the mainstream media— often citing sources associated with UNICEF, the WHO or the Gates Foundation’s vaccine surveillance program—  reported that religious leaders in Islamic countries spread “irrational fear” of vaccination, such as the idea that vaccines can cause infertility. A 2004 report from Reuters:

ABUJA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria is to test samples of the polio vaccine next month in the hope of resolving a dispute with Muslim authorities which has helped spread the crippling disease to children across Africa.


Three predominantly Muslim states in northern Nigeria stopped immunizations in November because Islamic authorities suspect the vaccines of spreading infertility -- which they believe is part of an American conspiracy to depopulate Africa's most populous nation...

"There are serious suspicions of a conspiracy by the U.S. government to depopulate Nigeria, among other developing countries," he told Reuters.

"Unless a joint examination is undertaken, suspicions will linger and people will not be forthcoming."

If the joint test puts fears to rest, the minister said vaccinations would resume nationwide on February 23.

Nigeria is proving the main obstacle to the WHO's goal of eradicating polio globally by 2005.

  As it happens, the WHO had been attempting to squash rumors of abortifacient vaccines since 1995.    Damage to immunisation programmes from misinformation on contraceptive vaccines >Abstract

Tetanus is responsible for 550,000 neonatal deaths globally each year. Tetanus toxoid vaccines are provided through the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund for national immunisation programmes to prevent infant deaths from tetanus. The vaccines are manufactured and controlled under strict standards. Rumours have circulated recently in Mexico, Tanzania, Nicaragua and the Philippines that WHO and UNICEF are using women as guinea-pigs to test a contraceptive vaccine given to them under the guise of tetanus toxoid vaccine. These rumours, apparently initiated by so-called pro-life' groups, are completely untrue. The vaccines do not contain contraceptive vaccines or any other substance which interferes with fertility or pregnancy and their labelling accurately describes their actual contents. The false claims made by these groups have had an adverse impact on immunisation programmes in all four countries.

Incidentally, western media have generally omitted reports by healthcare workers directly involved in the vaccination campaign used as cover for Operation Neptune Spear that the drive targeted women of childbearing age (15 to 49) for Hepatitis B vaccination, not solely children:

All day, as part of a hepatitis B vaccination team that the doctor had assembled, the nurses had been canvassing the area, knocking on doors and looking for women ages 15 to 45 to cajole into taking the needle. First a drop of blood would be drawn from the patient and blotted on a rapid-test strip, which would show, within minutes, whether the patient had been infected with hepatitis. If the patient was negative, the nurses were instructed to administer the vaccination.

This in itself could explain why suspicions of ill intent have lingered for so many years, though use of vaccination as cover for drone and military intelligence hasn’t helped. What has also rarely been mentioned in the “Islamic Luddite” stories is that it was medical organizations in the Philippines that initially reported that vaccines supplied by the World Health Organization and UNICEF contained human chorionic gonadotropin. The information was then publicized by Catholic pro-life groups, though the BBC documentary The Human Laboratory demonstrated that it was doctors from the Philippine Medical Association who first reported the scandal:

Dr. Reynaldo Echavez: We in the Philippine Medical Association don’t believe in what the government is saying. The tests that were made in both big medical centres were all positive for HCG, Beta HCG, and they claim that this is insignificant. To me this could not be insignificant because it can produce anti-HCG. At the moment there is a presence of HCG in the vaccine. It can produce anti-HCG and this can now neutralise the HCG that a woman will produce during pregnancy and abortion will set in.

Dr. Vilma Gonzaga: Women should have been told that the injection would cause miscarriage and, in the end, infertility. The Department of Health should have asked beforehand, so that only those who didn’t want to have children had the injection.

Continue reading "State of Plague, Part 6: Disease-Mongering as Militarized Trojan Horse for Globalization and Surveillance" »

Current Affairs

Skyhorse Publishing: The Autism Job Club The Neurodiverse Workforce in the New Normal of Employment

We've talked about April needing ACTION, not just awareness for autism. This new book will help with an area of critical need - employment.  Thank you to Skyhorse Publishing for addressing all areas of the autism epidemic. 

Autism Job Club

April is Autism Awareness Month

Individuals with Autism and Their Families will be eager for new and useful information for their future

The Autism Job Club: The Neurodiverse Workforce in the New Normal of Employment

The Autism Job Club is a groundbreaking book for bringing adults with autism and other neurodiverse conditions into the work world.

"In this book, Michael Bernick and Richard Holden shed light on an important issue and
offer valuable strategies to improve employment for adults with autism in the
modern workforce. On a broader level, the book speaks to all audiences about the
difficult task of finding a role in the increasingly competitive job world." 
--Senator Dianne Feinstein

"The Autism Job Club takes a frank look at the trends that are reshaping the nature of work, and 
rightly points out that neurodiverse individuals have an important role to play as we transition 
to this new world. The book recognizes and celebrates the value of gainful employment for all 
individuals, that each of us has a unique contribution to make."
--Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor of California

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Anne Dachel

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

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.

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

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Anne Dachel

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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Current Affairs

Science Versus Science

Science post imageBy Dr. William H. Gaunt

Some of the scientific studies on vaccines show strong links to serious vaccine injuries.  Other scientific studies on vaccines show no links to vaccine injuries.  What is going on?  Both sides of this issue quote their studies and the public is understandably confused.  How can scientific studies on the same subject have opposite findings and conclusions?  I think I know the answer and it isn't pretty.  The major factor is who paid for the study or where the livelihood of the scientists comes from.  If we look at the studies which show no problems with vaccines, they are nearly always funded by the CDC and/or the vaccine companies or the livelihood of the scientists is tied to the vaccine industry.  If we look at the studies that show major problems with vaccines, they are almost always done by independent scientists who are not financially dependent on the CDC or vaccine companies.  We could cling to the naive belief that all science is a search for truth and corruption is rare but that doesn't seem to be the case when it comes to science and vaccines.

Which side has the most money to throw around?  It isn't close.  The vaccine companies have enormous amounts of money to exert their influence and the independent scientists have minimal financial support.  Which side of the story gets the most play in all forms of mainstream media?  That isn't close either.  With billions of dollars on the line, golden rule # 2 applies: the side with the most gold makes the rules.  Don't expect equal treatment for both sides of this issue.  Most people assume that the truth is what they see or hear in mainstream media and they don't have any idea of the power and influence that is exerted on media by wealthy corporations.  It is not fair at all but that is the way it is.  People can't expect the truth on this issue to just fall into their laps.  They must actively search for the truth and only a small percentage of people can and will do that. Those who have vaccine injured children have had the sad truth thrust upon them.  Their voices are suppressed and drowned out by those who benefit from maintaining vaccine policy as it is and continually adding more vaccines to the schedule.  The vaccine industry solution is to pass laws that force everyone to get every vaccine.  What a great business model for the vaccine companies: everyone must buy your products and you have no liability(since 1986) for injuries or deaths caused by your products.

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Poll Shows 72% of Californians Think Parents and Doctors—Not Politicians Should Make Decisions About Vaccinating Children

Your_rightsSACRAMENTO, CA—Survey USA released new poll results today showing Canary logo 4 22 the majority of California residents believe parents and doctors, and not bureaucrats at the State Capitol, should make vaccination choices. SB277 (Pan/Allen) eliminates the Personal Belief Exemption for vaccination, and would deny a child the right of a classroom education if their parents chose to exempt them from one, some or any of California's state-mandated vaccines.  

Opposition to this bill has reached record numbers.  More than 1000 concerned California parents have shown up to express their opposition during recent Health and Education Committees hearings, many making trips multiple times from all over the state. 

“Bills like SB277 are dying all over the country because this is America and we value freedom. In recent weeks, Oregon, Washington, Maryland, North Carolina, New Mexico, Illinois and Texas realized their proposed bills like SB277 were far too draconian to impose on their citizens. Those bills died. Is California going to join ranks with only Mississippi and West Virginia and be the third state that does not value parental choice,” asked Jude Tovatt of the California Coalition for Health Choice.

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Adriana Gamondes

State of Plague, Part 5: Disease-Mongering as Militarized Trojan Horse for Globalization and Surveillance

5-A Bill Gates hand that rocks the cradle Adriana Gamondes

Read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 and Part 4.

By Adriana Gamondes

Mixed Metaphors: Gates’ Inverted Totalitarian Corporate Conquistadors

As mentioned in Part 2, Bill Gates’ investment in a fracking tech corporation and Operation Neptune Spear corresponded with the intensive and obviously orchestrated vaccine defense media campaign which began with the publication of Paul Offit’s Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All;  followed by Murdoch stringer and paid pharmaceutical operative Brian Deer’s regurgitation of old claims against Andrew Wakefield in the British Medical Journal, and crescendoing with Gates nosing out from behind the curtain to declare a virtual fatwa on purported “anti-vaccine”  advocates who “kill children.” The campaign finished off with the seemingly endless junket for Seth Mnookin’s vaccine-defense screed, Panic Virus. The mandate drumbeat and calls for censorship against critics have only amplified since. 

At the time, the media crusade was like one long, belletristic plea that this could be the last attempt to deploy persuasion before the erosion of consumer rights would begin in earnest, and that certain policies could be—ever so reluctantly and unfortunately— forged to make vaccination fully compulsory in the US. At some point the media signaled that the “gloves were coming off,” which brings us to the current rhetoric on jail, fines, fees, segregation and child removal for vaccine dissent.

The absolutist campaign was nevertheless only one of several similar campaigns since 9/11. As journalist and Dirty Wars author and documentarian Jeremy Scahill wrote in Huffington Post, Scooter Libby, with the help of the NY Times WMD spin-planting columnist Judy Miller, lobbied to make disease outbreaks instrumental to war footing.

The fact that the shot obsession in this century began with the Bush administration and Libby—one of the officials at the heart of the “yellow cake” and WMD fabrication scandal—shouldn’t come as much of a shock since the vaccination campaign continues to be as orchestrated as WMD spin had been (and still is). The fact that the campaign has only ratcheted up under the Obama administration— known for jailing and persecuting whistleblowers  who threatened more current “WMD” ploys— isn’t so shocking at this point either. As mentioned in Part 2, all of the odd convergences bring up questions over both what is at stake that would explain the parallel intensity of the wars on terror/disease as well as questions about the power of particular figures enmeshed in the blitz to coordinate the centralized message.  At least one of the answers is obvious. As the Seattle Times reported in 2010 in a report titled Does Gates Funding Taint Media Objectivity?

Better-known for its battles against global disease, the giant philanthropy has also become a force in journalism.

The foundation's grants to media organizations such as ABC and The Guardian, one of Britain's leading newspapers, raise obvious conflict-of-interest questions: How can reporting be unbiased when a major player holds the purse strings?

But direct funding of media organizations is only one way the world's most powerful foundation influences what the public reads, hears and watches.

To garner attention for the issues it cares about, the foundation has invested millions in training programs for journalists…Magazines and scientific journals get Gates money to publish research and articles. Experts coached in Gates-funded programs write columns that appear in media outlets from The New York Times to The Huffington Post, while digital portals blur the line between journalism and spin…

Some of the foundation's approaches are controversial, such as its embrace of genetically modified crops and emphasis on technological fixes for health problems. Critics fear foundation funding of media will muffle those debates. And with only three trustees setting the overall strategy — Bill and Melinda Gates and fellow billionaire Warren Buffett — there's something "deeply anti-democratic" about such a concentration of influence, [NYU Professor Mark Crispin] Miller said.

"We're not dealing with a lively discussion among players. We're dealing with one gigantic entity ... that seems to be very skilled at promoting its agenda," he said.

This brings up a question over what exactly Gates’ and his foundation’s agenda might be.  

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Current Affairs

Who Killed Journalism?

JournalismBy Dara Berger

I recently read an article on Facebook where Paul Offit said that Aluminum is actually good for you.  This outlandish comment immediately triggered a memory from the movie "A Civil Action" when the families in Auborn, MA were convinced by the evil Energy company that  hexavalent chromium was actually good for them.  This was told to them,  even though it is extremely toxic and a known carcinogen.  My next thought was how could anyone actually print his statement without calling it into question.  We know high levels of aluminum have always been linked with Alzheimer's as far back as when I first heard about the disease.  This was the Eureka moment that I realized that the runaway media train is never coming back.

Each day I read the papers and say to myself that I am not going to read them again.  The ones I am referring to are the Mainstream papers  such as the New York Times, Huff Post and Daily News.  I just cannot stand what has happened to Journalism today.  Stories are either blacked out by the big paying Medical Mafia or Monsanto Mafia.  Oh and let's not forget the current "bury what they don't like" administration.  Well I for one am sick of it!  They tell stories that are built on a hill of lies and don't even have the integrity to question the lies, since their salaries are paid by the liars.  It is now actually common place for reporters to tell just ONE side of a story, so they can report what their sponsors want and not be challenged by the other side.  This goes against every journalistic principle that I had learned when studying journalism classes at NYU.  I can't tell you how many times it was impressed upon me that you have to first tell a FAIR and BALANCED story.  This means to tell both sides of the story and leave your own opinions at home.  I feel that hardly anybody does this anymore.  So now I wonder if they are currently teaching students in Journalism school to tell the story that you are being paid to tell.  

When did real Journalism die?  

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Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: Vax Rules

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.

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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Current Affairs, Vaccine Safety

Thank You Bill Maher for Tipping Over Sacred Cow of Vaccination

Bill_maherThank to Bill Maher. He had Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. on to discuss the mercury vaccine documentary Trace Amounts on Friday night.  We owe him a debt of gratitude for sharing the secrets that pharma, the AAP, the media, the CDC and the highest levels of US government officials do not want the American public to know.

Vaccine Safety

Gardasil Injury Reported from Ireland: "When Will Our Nightmare End?"

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By Martin, County Meath, Republic of Ireland

My daughter, Abbey, was a healthy happy 13 year old when she started secondary school. On the 22nd September 2014 she received her Gardasil vaccine along with the Tdap vaccine in school. She had an adverse reaction straight away. For over an hour, she was left lying on a mat on the floor while the rest of the girls were being vaccinated.

During this time she had seizure-like jerking, rolling eyes, blurred vision, headache, nausea etc. Eventually after an hour and twenty minutes we were called to the school to pick her up. No ambulance was called. The school administrators were not informed this episode had happened until the next day.

When I arrived at the school and asked why an ambulance wasn’t called,I was told I was OVERREACTING and this would wear off.

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Cathy Jameson

Autism Awareness: The Illusion of Action


By Cathy Jameson

Autism is a spectrum disorder that impacts and/or impairs ones social, communication, and cognitive function.  Since it was first described to today, the rate of autism has significantly increased:

1 in 10,000

1 in 5,000

1 in 500

1 in 250

1 in 166

1 in 150

1 in 110

1 in 88

1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys

The month of April, also known as Autism Awareness month, will soon end.  Awareness is a nice thought.  But awareness is an illusion.  It gives an impression that something is being done.  If something was being done about the autism rate, namely to reduce it, the current rate would not be as high as it is today. 

There is nothing wrong giving a nod to autism and acknowledging that it exists.  That’s one thing that awareness does.  Awareness also makes some people feel good.  Alone, awareness can only do so much.  It should be coupled with something else – with action.  Action is the process of doing something.  Autism action is the process of doing something for someone with autism.  Most families I know would prefer autism action over just autism awareness. 

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Dan Olmsted, Dan Olmsted

Age of Autism Weekly Wrap: Exceptionally Unbelievably Transparent

AofA Red Logo Ayumi YamadaBy Dan Olmsted

"Transparent" seems to be the word of the week, if not the millennium, and when you hear it you just know it's insincere. After saying that the Clinton Foundation is "among the most transparent" foundations, Chelsea Clinton said this week that in the wake of questions about possible conflicts of interest, "We'll be even more transparent."

In the wake of the drone strikes that tragically killed two hostages, President Obama  voiced deep regret but "praised what he claimed was his administration’s exceptionally transparent response to the tragedy," according to the Guardian:

"He said he had decided to make the existence of the operation public because Weinstein and Lo Porto’s families 'deserve to know the truth' and 'the United States is a democracy, committed to openness, in good times and in bad.'"

The New York Times, however, called for more, well, transparency: "For years, the Obama administration has kept its drone strikes shrouded in great secrecy, knowing that what have been described as precision attacks on terrorist targets have also killed innocent civilians." (I can't help but mention that I wrote in last week's column: "While we're sending drones over Pakistan and building ill will -- Pakistan officials are talking about charging former CIA agents with murder -- the country just signed a $46 billion infrastructure improvement pact with China. We are not winning the future by fighting everyone else in the world.")

Oh, and the Toronto Star changed the headline on its Gardasil article from "A wonder drug's dark side" to "Families seek more transparency on HPV vaccine" -- before deleting it from their Web site altogether. Not very transparent on the part of the Star.

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices at the CDC used the word or its variations 25 times in a recent report, noting that because the American Academy of Pediatrics saw the need for "transparent evidence-based approach for its policies and endorsement, AAP established a Steering Committee on Quality Improvement and Management (SCOQIM) in 2001."

Let me tell you something. SCOQIM and ACIP and the BH&CCF and the HPV vaccine makers and the drone program are not about transparency at all. They are about opacity; they are all about what they can do without us knowing about it. Whenever I think of transparency I remember what Bill Clinton said to journalists at the start of the Monica Lewinsky Scandal: 

"You and the American people have a right to get answers. We are working very hard to comply and get all the requests for information up here, and we will give you as many answers as we can, as soon as we can, at the appropriate time, consistent with our obligation to also cooperate with the investigations. 

"And that's not a dodge, that's really why I've – I've talked with our people. I want to do that. I'd like for you to have more rather than less, sooner rather than later. So we'll work through it as quickly as we can and get all those questions out there to you." 

Uh, no. That was a dodge. (Lest you think I'm picking on Democrats, please note that Gov. Chris Christie has something called a Transparency Center, which his aides apparently overlooked when they slowed traffic into Manhattan out of transparent spite.) The people who run government and big business are dodgy by profession, by job description. I just wish they would quit claiming they weren't. In fact, if any one of them took sodium pentathol before their next press availability and were asked a tough question, their answer would be, "That's for us to know and you to find out."

In fact, a maddening lack of transparency is at the heart of the vaccine safety debacle. Transparency about vaccine court settlements, about autism-vaccine research, about drug company trials would have ended this tragedy before it really got going. Instead, behind closed doors the people who were supposedly looking out for the consumer and taxpayer conspired to hide the truth -- at Simpsonwood, in IOM deliberations, in VSD data that was "lost" and sold off to keep it private, in fudged numbers from the studies that Bill Thompson is now telling the truth about. I am sure I can find you quotes from every one of those groups about how transparent they try to be.

It is galling to hear the powers that be talk about how dedicated they are to getting the truth out there and letting the chips fall where they may. Sorry, I don't believe it. As an English major, I've been turning Obama's comment on 60 Minutes about vaccines (in response to the measly measles outbreak) over in my mind for the past few weeks: "There is every reason to get vaccinated -- there aren't reasons to not." There aren't reasons not to?  This is the way people talk when they are not being transparent. There are reasons not to, the telling of which would require a transparency up with which the powers that be are not about to put. It gets all tangled, syntactically and otherwise, when you don't just tell the truth. To quote a famous parody of Time magazine, "Backwards ran sentences until reeled the mind. Where it will end, knows God!"


Dan Olmsted is Editor of Age of Autism.


Current Affairs

Submit Your Questions to Real Time With Bill Maher Tonight Featuring Robert F. Kennedy Jr

RFK headshotRobert F. Kennedy Jr. is appearing on Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO tonight.  "Bill and his roundtable guests – Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Christopher Caldwell, Ana Marie Cox, Liz Mair and Eddie Huang – will answer viewer questions after Friday's show." 

I'm sure Mr. Kennedy will be talking about the ad featuring the documentary Trace Amounts USA Today - see below.

Submit your questions. Selected questions will be answered on the Real Time YouTube channel immediately following the premiere. Please be aware that concise (50 words or less) single-topic questions have the best chance of being selected, so the shorter and more specific you can be, the better.

Tune into or DVR Real Time with Bill Maher tonight at 10:00pm EDT on HBO.

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Adriana Gamondes

State of Plague, Part 4:Disease-Mongering as Militarized Trojan Horse for Globalization and Surveillance

4-A viral totem Adriana GamondesIt was very simple, and at the end of that moving appeal to every altruistic sentiment it blazed at you, luminous and terrifying, like a flash of lightning in a serene sky: `Exterminate all the brutes!' 

~ Joseph Conrad, The Heart of Darkness

Read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

By Adriana Gamondes

Totem Theory—The Virus of Nationalism

If the cult of state science or “scientism” is the ultimate earmark of 20th century totalitarianism, it’s a cult founded in analogies that grew “fungus-like” from the discovery of infectious pathogens. It’s a form of tribalism that represents itself with a totem of the viral theory of politics and the orgy of disease metaphors arising from the militarization of science, including the disastrous view of human beings, other cultures and ideas as forms of “contagion” that must be “cured.”  

On the literal end of the viral theory, Pacific Standard, a magazine “created for opinion leaders, policymakers, and concerned citizens who are interested in developing solutions to some of the world’s toughest social and environmental problems,” published an article titled The Germ Theory of Democracy, Dictatorship and All Your Most Cherished Beliefs. The article concludes that managing disease is the key to spreading democracy throughout the world: 

According to the “pathogen stress theory of values,” the evolutionary case that  [Randy] Thornhill and his colleagues have put forward, our behavioral immune systems—our group responses to local disease threats—play a decisive role in shaping our various political systems, religions, and shared moral views.

If they are right, Thornhill and his colleagues may be on their way to unlocking some of the most stubborn mysteries of human behavior. Their theory may help explain why authoritarian governments tend to persist in certain latitudes while democracies rise in others; why some cultures are xenophobic and others are relatively open to strangers; why certain peoples value equality and individuality while others prize hierarchical structures and strict adherence to tradition. What’s more, their work may offer a clear insight into how societies change. According to Thornhill’s findings, striking at the root of infectious disease threats is by far the most effective form of social engineering available to any would-be reformer…

Thornhill points out that this rise [in modern democratic states] coincided with an era in which major health interventions, including vaccine programs, the chlorination of drinking water, and efforts to reduce food-borne disease, became commonplace in many parts of the world. Thornhill is not shy about the implications. If promoting democracy and other liberal values is on your agenda, he says, health care and disease abatement should be your main concern.

No one would disagree that managing disease could potentially make societies more stable. But even aside from  the issue that, for better or worse, there are various ways of doing this, the argument that democracy hinges on disease management doesn’t pan out historically.  For instance, Murdoch-held Vox magazine featured an article titled Even ISIS Supports Kids Getting Vaccinated that was dubbed “the weirdest appeal to authority ever.” And in Nazi Germany, the head of the SS  once threatened to shoot any German official who criticized vaccination.  Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was so enthusiastic about Western medicine that he lifted a blockade solely for vaccines and ordered children in orphanages to be inoculated for Hepatitis B which had been spread by repeat blood transfusions. Unfortunately the needles used for both transfusions and inoculations were shared and the children were vaccinated several times a year for the same disease, spreading both AIDS and arguably autism.   

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Current Affairs

"First They Came for the Anti-Vaxxers" by Bretigne Schaffer

Human rightsExcerpted from Lew site:

By Bretigne Schaffer

Earlier this year I spent a few days at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center with my daughter who was having an EEG done. On our way home, I learned that there had been an outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant bacteria while we were there, that it had infected seven people and killed two of them. My daughter and I were fine – the infection having been limited to people using a particular kind of duodenoscope.

When the story hit the news, I fully expected nationwide outcry similar to that inspired by the recent measles “epidemic” that began at Disneyland. That outbreak killed no-one, yet set the country on fire with calls for mandatory vaccination and even prison sentences for parents who choose not to vaccinate their children. Drug-resistant “superbugs” kill nearly 15,000 people a year in the US and a recent report predicts that they could kill as many as 300 million people by 2050. Surely this far more deadly health threat would lead to similar widespread outrage and calls for those even remotely responsible to be held accountable.

I expected to see editorials calling for anyone who engaged in the overuse of antibiotics to be shunned by society; doctors who prescribed them unnecessarily (around 50% of all prescriptions by some estimates) to be censured and perhaps lose their licenses; parents who asked for antibiotics every time their child had an ear infection – despite the fact that the vast majority are not bacterial and are unaffected by antibiotics – to be thrown in jail for endangering the rest of us. But I saw nothing along these lines. Why not?

The manipulation of the conversation around vaccines in the mainstream media has been nothing short of a tour de force. If you read only mainstream publications, you might come away with the impression that outbreaks of measles are the most serious public health crisis since the Black Death. You might think that those who do not vaccinate are uneducated, superstitious, “anti-science” zealots who get their information from daytime talk shows. You might even start to feel outrage at these people who – for no good reason at all – have decided to endanger everyone else by refusing to do what every doctor knows is perfectly safe, effective and the socially responsible thing to do.

The presentation of this issue has been a study in just how easy it can be to generate mass hysteria around a particular threat – even while much more serious threats inspire no such response. It’s as if every mainstream reporter has been given the same playbook to use in putting together their articles about vaccines – a playbook designed to elicit the above response from the public. I’ve tried to imagine what this playbook must look like and I think I’ve come up with a pretty decent facsimile. Here it is, along with my own annotations:

1. Make it clear that parents who choose not to vaccinate their children are only getting their information from Jenny McCarthy, Jim Carey and other celebrities with absolutely no scientific credentials.

Read the full post here.

Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: Study Appears Just In Time

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.

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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Sesame Street Selling Vaccines and Seeking Kids with Autism To Display on Program

Mia Sesame Street

Bob McGrathBy Kim Stagliano

Well brush my green fur and call me Oscar.   I've written about my fond feelings for Sesame Street. Heck, I burst into tears in 2010 when I met and talked to Bob - Bob McGrath --  at a restaurant in NYC.   My daughter Mia's first word was "Ober," Grover from Sesame Street.  I watched the first episode in 1969, and my 3 daughters with autism adore Sesame Street. Even at ages 20, 18 and 14.  The Surgeon General recruited Elmo to convince kids and parents to take their vaccines. Anne Dachel wrote about it just this week. Imagine that - a Muppet selling medicine?  Et tu, Elmo?

So here, direct from the "so ironic I could cry" files, I got this request in my inbox on Monday.

Mia before regression

Please feel free to send Kristin your child's info. Oh I know Sesame Street is targeted to 3-6 year olds, but they need to see the 12 year olds, 15, year olds, 20 year olds (my daughter Mia, in photo) who are STILL watching Sesame Street. 

V is for Vaccine Injury
It happened to me....

Oh, oh WHO are the people in your neighborhood?

A neurologist! An Early Intervention Specialist! A SPED teacher! A Group Home worker!

Elmo SG---

Good Morning,

My name is Kristen Adams and I am a video producer asking for your help finding families for a very special project on autism for Sesame Street.

Sesame Workshop’s Community Engagement team is launching a new initiative, Sesame & Autism: See Amazing in All Children. This initiative is designed to provide resources to support children with autism and their families, as well as to give the general public a better understanding of children with autism while celebrating and appreciating their differences.

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Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: California Vax Mandate Bill SB277 Passes

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.

LA Times: CA Vaccine Mandate Bill SB277 Passes

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Current Affairs, Kent Heckenlively

SB 277 Passes Education Committee - The Battle for California - Part 3

Richard PanBy Kent Heckenlively, Esq. Breaking news

SB277 passes Education Committee 7-2:

"Your politicians are a lot more dishonest than our politicians," a friend from Oregon told me the other night, comparing the fight against vaccine mandates in his state to California.  "But then again, we pay our politicians forty thousand dollars a year and they work only six months.  Yours can make a living at it."  Yes, and somebody has to pay for all those ads in the upcoming election cycle.

So how corrupt are the politicians in California, you might ask?  They are so corrupt that when about 750 of their fellow citizens showed up to testify against SB 277, and only about 50 showed up to testify in favor, they decided they couldn't hold the vote that day.  They had concerns that the bill would expel children from California schools (a right guaranteed under the state constitution) and didn't this seem oh so much like segregation and those racial laws in Nazi Germany which led to "you know what?"

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Current Affairs

Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon Stacks Deck in favor of Controversial Vaccination Bill - SB277

Health Choice CalifotniaIn a rare act of outright rigging the results of a vote on SB 277, President Pro Tem, Kevin de Leon, reconfigured the Senate Education Committee to stack deck in favor of passing  SB277.

De Leon filled a position on the committee which has been vacant for months with Senator Bill Monning, who already voted for the bill in Health committee.  Adding one vote in favor of the bill wasn’t enough.  He also removed the Vice Chair of the committee, Senator Huff, an ardent opponent of the bill, and replaced him with Senator Runner.  It is unknown what her position is on the bill.  Neither of the newly appointed senators heard any of the nearly three hour hearing on this measure last week.

“That bill should have died in committee last Wednesday.  Instead of taking a vote and letting it die, the bill gets postponed for a week so the author can work on amendments.  It's currently scheduled as a “vote only item” Wednesday.  That means no one in opposition will get to testify on whatever amendments the author proposes. How is that good government," asked Sylvia Pimentel, State Director of the Canary Party, and member of the California Coalition for Health Choice (CCHC).

“This is yet another example of the lack of transparency and accountability in government.  It should not be allowed,” said Pimentel. 

CCHC is a grassroots umbrella organization that advocates for the preservation of parental rights regarding medical decisions for their children.  CCHC represents thousands of parents, healthcare professionals and concerned citizens who oppose SB277.

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Teresa Conrick

Autism and the Microbiome: Following the Clues of Damage - PART 1

MicrobiomeBy Teresa Conrick

I have a daughter who has a diagnosis of both  AUTISM and AUTOIMMUNITY. They are connected and not just for her but for thousands like her. Megan regressed after receiving a Thimerosal-containing Hib vaccine and the MMR vaccine in 1994 – crying, fever, full body rash, GI distress, losing speech, receptive language, eye contact and skills.  It also began the devastating and ongoing health issues that continue today. The research on the Microbiome seems key to both the regression into autism so many children developed and therefore may be the key for the way out.  Many, like my daughter, are very ill with seizures, gastrointestinal disease, immune and autoimmune disorders, severe allergies and mitochondrial dysfunction. Regression then would appear to be an injury developed from vaccines:

Developmental regression and autism reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System.  

We report demographic and clinical characteristics of children reported to the US Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) as having autism or another developmental disorder after vaccination. 

And who can forget what happened to Hannah Poling in 1999

…..CHILD received five vaccinations – DTaP, Hib, MMR, Varivax, and IPV…CHILD developed a fever of 102.3 degrees two days after her immunizations and was lethargic, irritable, and cried for long periods of time.…..101-102 degree temperature, a diminished appetite, and small red dots on her chest…less responsive to verbal direction in the previous four months and had lost some language skills…complaints of diarrhea, vomiting, diminished energy, fever, and a rash on her cheek…  she had frequent bouts of otitis media, which doctors treated with multiple antibiotics ….He diagnosed CHILD with “regressive encephalopathy with features consistent with an autistic spectrum disorder, following normal development.”… underlying mitochondrial disorder…seizure disorder….

The issue of antibiotics is interesting in the research regarding the Microbiome but it does not seem to be the WHOLE picture. Antibiotic use did not happen until well into the late 1940’s.  Thimerosal and its use since the early 1930’s, was in the direct path of the first eleven children diagnosed:

“Since 1938, there have come to our attention a number of children……….”

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Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: California Vaccine Exemption Restrictions

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.

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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Current Affairs, Ginger Taylor

On Wednesday Keep One Eye On California and One Eye On Vermont

Center: Senate Health and Welfare Committee Chair, Sen. Claire Ayer, D-Addison.  A short debate on the Vermont Senate floor ensued over the amendment, which the parents seemed to be winning, so a recess was called, followed by mayhem and dirty politics to push the bill back into committee and to take up two hours of testimony, which will largely be led by the AAP.

By Ginger Taylor

Last Wednesday, April 15th, all eyes concerned with vaccine choice rights were on the hearings in the California Legislature as they heard debate on a bill to remove the philosophical vaccine exemption in that state. The parents opposing the bill were winning the debate, and because the vote would have likely resulted in the death of the bill, the chair pushed the vote back one week to this coming Wednesday, so that the bill's sponsors would have more time to convince the committee members to vote for the bill.

In stark contrast, last Wednesday, April 15th few eyes concerned with vaccine choice rights were on the hearings in the Vermont Legislature as they heard debate on a bill to remove the philosophical vaccine exemption in that state. The parents opposing the bill were winning the debate, and because the vote would have likely resulted in the death of the bill, the chair pushed the vote back one week to this coming Wednesday, so that the bill's sponsors would have more time to convince the committee members to vote for the bill.

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Adriana Gamondes

State of Plague, Part 3: Disease-Mongering as Militarized Trojan Horse for Globalization and Surveillance

3-A Tree of Knowledge Adriana Gamondes

Read Parts 1 and Part 2 of this ten part series.

By Adriana Gamondes

Though jail sounds drastic, it could be the only way to send a strong message about the deadly consequences of failing to vaccinate children. ~Alex Berezow,  USA Today

Actually parents don’t own their children. Parents have a responsibility to care for their children; and if they don’t, the state has a right to step in.  ~Paul Offit, USA Today

All of the barriers that are meant to protect our children–the government, the lawyers, the regulatory agencies, and the press, the checks and balances in our democratic system that are supposed to stand between corporate power and our little children–have been removed, and there’s only one barrier left, and that’s the parents, and we need to keep that in the equation. ~Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Postmodern Hysteria—a Political Virus

Part 2 of this series asked whether the merging of public health with military industrial mechanisms— made evident by the use of philanthropic vaccine drives as cover for military operations— also had the reciprocal effect of militarizing domestic public health authority.  

If this is the case, if both divisions are swapping spit to put it bluntly, it highlights certain risks. As Susan Stuart of Valparaiso University writes inWar as Metaphor, the “increasing use of militaristic rhetoric by politicians and pundits goes beyond its metaphorical use as a war against an abstraction. Instead, the use of such language is becoming literal, and that rhetorical shift matters. Today’s militaristic rhetoric is increasingly identifying fellow citizens as enemies in a literal war.”

In  Stuart’s estimation, a “war on” social problems is a way for a country’s war machinery to come home to roost on its own soil.  In a speech in 2013, journalist and activist Chris Hedges explained the military history of the boomerang effect:

What happens with dying empires—Thucydides [Greek commander circa 400 BC, author of History of the Peloponnesian War] wrote about this— is that the techniques of control, which are always about coercion—the only language most people speak in the outer reaches of empire is the language of force—as the impirium is hollowed out, these techniques migrate back into heart of the impirium, which is exactly what is happening. So you have the mercenaries working in Iraq and Afghanistan [Blackwater,  DynCorp, Intercon, American Security Group, Blackhawk, Wackenhut and Israel’s Instinctive Shooting International, etc.] suddenly appearing in New Orleans after Katrina…

According to Foucault’s panoptic theory, the advantages of the merger between war and public health machinery—much like the merger between military and domestic disaster relief—in terms of boosting domestic militarization would be obvious: fear of disease makes the surveillance state possible. As public health policy moves from persuasion to discussions of coercion and force, it’s clear the marriage has gone beyond the CDC’s symbolic military rank and uniforms. Both have a lot to trade in becoming “pregnant” with the other’s purpose. Not only practical methods are transferred, which is dangerous enough, but also rationales, PR,  ethos and philosophical approaches that are endlessly elastic and can be applied almost anywhere. I think that’s the enduring danger when things that are fundamentally irreconcilable, such as the Hippocratic Oath and rules of engagement, become disturbingly reconcilable.  The Frankenstein result is that human beings become the “disease.”  

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Current Affairs, Kent Heckenlively, Vaccine Safety

If the Auto Industry Were Run Like Vaccines

Pinto deathsBy Kent Heckenlively, Esq.

In this epic fight for the future of the human race I find nothing so refreshing as a little sarcasm.  Please enjoy this video sent to me by a dear reader.  It was produced by Mike Adams, known to many of you as "The Health Ranger" at Natural News.

I can't claim to know much about Mr. Adams, but if this is representative of his other work, I think I've found my new best friend.  (Used with permission.)

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.  Visit his website at Plague The Book. You can order the book HERE.

Anne Dachel

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

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.

Elmo from Sesame Street?

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


Flo the Progressive Insurance lady?

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Current Affairs, Vaccine Safety

An Open Letter to Legislators Currently Considering Vaccine Legislation from Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD in Immunology


Thank you to Thinking Moms' Revolution for reprint permission.


Dear Legislator:

My name is Tetyana Obukhanych.  I hold a PhD in Immunology.  I am writing this letter in the hope that it will correct several common misperceptions about vaccines in order to help you formulate a fair and balanced understanding that is supported by accepted vaccine theory and new scientific findings.

Do unvaccinated children pose a higher threat to the public than the vaccinated?

It is often stated that those who choose not to vaccinate their children for reasons of conscience endanger the rest of the public, and this is the rationale behind most of the legislation to end vaccine exemptions currently being considered by federal and state legislators country-wide.  You should be aware that the nature of protection afforded by many modern vaccines – and that includes most of the vaccines recommended by the CDC for children – is not consistent with such a statement.  I have outlined below the recommended vaccines that cannot prevent transmission of disease either because they are not designed to prevent the transmission of infection (rather, they are intended to prevent disease symptoms), or because they are for non-communicable diseases.  People who have not received the vaccines mentioned below pose no higher threat to the general public than those who have, implying that discrimination against non-immunized children in a
public school setting may not be warranted.

Richard Pan

State Senator Richard Pan of California, sponsor of vaccine legislation

IPV (inactivated poliovirus vaccine) cannot prevent transmission of poliovirus (see appendix for the scientific study, Item #1). Wild poliovirus has been non-existent in the USA for at least two decades. Even if wild poliovirus were to be re-imported by travel, vaccinating for polio with IPV cannot affect the safety of public spaces.  Please note that wild poliovirus eradication is attributed to the use of a different vaccine, OPV or oral poliovirus vaccine.  Despite being capable of preventing wild poliovirus transmission, use of OPV was phased out long ago in the USA and replaced with IPV due to safety concerns.

  1. Tetanus is not a contagious disease, but rather acquired from deep-puncture wounds contaminated with C. tetani spores. Vaccinating for tetanus (via the DTaP combination vaccine) cannot alter the safety of public spaces; it is intended to render personal protection only.

  2. While intended to prevent the disease-causing effects of the diphtheria toxin, the diphtheria toxoid vaccine (also contained in the DTaP vaccine) is not designed to prevent colonization and transmission of C. diphtheriae. Vaccinating for diphtheria cannot alter the safety of public spaces; it is likewise intended for personal protection only.

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Cathy Jameson

Trace Amounts Goes to Washington, D.C.

Cathy J Trace Amounts
Steve and Cathy Jameson, Eric Gladen, Becky Estepp

By Cathy Jameson

My husband and I haven’t had a chance to get out together in a few months.  Juggling five kids and Ronan’s medical issues prevents that.  But when we heard that Eric Gladen’s Trace Amounts  was coming to the east coast, we made plans well ahead of time to make sure we were there. 

I’m so glad we went.  It was more than just a date night for me and my husband.  And it was much more than just another movie for us to see. 

Others who came out to support Eric Gladen at the US Capitol Visitor Center on April 15th were Robert F. Kenney, Jr., Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL), Jim Moody, Dr. Richard Fischer, Dr. Brian Hooker, Dan Olmsted, Mark Blaxill, Becky Estepp, Jennifer Larson, Lyn Redwood, Tony Lyons, Brook Potthaus, Josie Nelson, and a host of others, to include quite a few parents.  We were there to support not only the movie but to discuss an important issue:  mercury. 

Mercury has become is a controversial subject.  It shouldn’t be because it’s a neurotoxin.  But mercury and its harmful effects are downplayed by those who manufacture it, by those who choose to add it to their products, and by those who regulate its use. 

Despite public opinion and despite what’s being reported in mainstream media, thimerosal, a form of mercury, is still found in some vaccines today.  Eric suffered devastating effects from thimerosal in a vaccine he received in 2004.  He shares what happened to him in his movie, Trace Amounts. 

Trace Amounts “is the true story of Eric Gladen’s painful journey through mercury poisoning that he believes resulted from a thimerosal-loaded tetanus shot. His discoveries led him on a quest for the scientific truth about the role of mercury poisoning in the Autism epidemic.”

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Mark Blaxill

The Disneyland Measles Outbreak is Officially Over

Mickey the endBy Mark Blaxill

Four weeks ago, on March 20th, we reported (HERE) that the Disneyland measles outbreak was (unofficially) over based on the last new measles infection reported by The California Department of Public Health (CDPH). We predicted that the onset of that last measles rash was March 2nd, based on a viral spread that probably occurred around February 20th. CDPH subsequently confirmed that estimate. A week later, we reported on the last case from that outbreak (a case with an earlier onset but delayed detection) had entered the CDPH tallies.  

In their March 20th report, CDPH made the following statement

“The outbreak will be considered over when 42 days have elapsed from the end of the infectious period of the last known B3 measles cases that was a not a new importation. As of today, that date will be April 17, 2015.”

 Today, April 17th, no new measles cases have been found in California (the new measles case outside of California was reported on March 3rd). CDPH has now made our unofficial prediction official.

The Disneyland measles outbreak is over.

Slide measles over

In California, 40 individuals came down with measles based on a visit to the Disneyland theme park between December 17th and 20th. An additional 41 individuals were closely connected to those park visitors, either through household exposure or close personal exposure in a community setting. Not directly linked, but presumed linked were another 50. Everyone recovered. No one died. Some went to a hospital but as far as we know these individuals had no lasting effects.

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Dan Olmsted, Dan Olmsted

Weekly Wrap: Why the Climate Change Debate Is Not Like the Vaccine Debate

AofA Red Logo Ayumi YamadaBy Dan Olmsted

The things you have to think about when you get involved in the vaccine safety issue! Lately I’ve been wondering about the state of the global warming debate, prompted by vaccine injury deniers who say ideas like ours are so goofy they are similar to denying that global warming is real.

This week, I was forwarded a release from Voices For Vaccines titled Avoiding False Balance: Vaccines in the Media. It makes the usual Offit-style points about settled science and study after study showing no link between vaccines and autism, etcetera after etcetera, and included this particularly unpleasant complaint:

“Giving scientifically invalid ideas equal weight to established and verifiable scientific facts by including them in the piece without addressing the fact they are false (e.g., allowing an interviewee to say her child’s autism was caused by vaccines without including a correction—by the reporter—that scientific consensus shows this parent's statement is unwarranted based on the evidence).”

So if someone like, say, respected neurologist Jon Poling said that vaccines caused his daughter Hannah to regress into autism in front of his own eyes, as affirmed by the U.S. government, and compensated by $20 million in our taxpayer dollars, it would be the reporter’s duty to say something like, “Correction: Poling’s statement is false, based on the evidence. Hannah did not regress into autism before his own lying eyes and the government was wrong to compensate them for vaccine injury that led to autism.”

What really caught my eye was the claim that the vaccine safety “debate” is just like the climate safety “debate” – i.e., that it doesn’t exist outside of air quotes. To wit:

“For several years, journalists covering the climate change issue saw it as a controversy requiring equal air time for both the climate change scientists and the handful of scientists—most of them funded by oil companies—who felt the climate was not warming. This approach prolonged—and continues to prolong—a period of doubt about climate change. The result of the media’s approach to this issue is that while more than 98% of climate scientists are in agreement that our planet is warming, people in the United States are split on the issue. The result is that we’ve been hindered in addressing pressing issues related to combating climate change and are seeing the very real effects the lag in action caused by this manufactured uncertainty is having.

“Vaccines are a remarkably similar case, in that the scientific consensus on the safety and effectiveness of vaccines is perhaps even more overwhelming.”

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Current Affairs, Vaccine Safety

David Foster Accuses Senator Liu Over SB277

LiuCalifornia citizen and AoA correspondent David Foster has written an open letter to Senator Liu and the California Education Committee highlighting underhand tactics and hidden dealings at Wednesday's meeting.

Senator Liu,

We know what you did at the SB277 Education Committee hearing April 16 2015

California Senate Education Committee Members -

It has come to our attention that something profoundly rotten happened this week at the Senate Education Committee hearing on SB277.

We watched with great surprise as the first four Senators asked very pointed questions about SB277 that Dr. Pan did not have any answers to. One Senator even referred to SB277 as "draconian". Then the Chair of the Committee, Senator Liu, asked questions and made comments which gave the impression that she was also not a fan of the bill.

What happened next was something all of you might consider to be politics as usual, but to us constituents this is one of the most deceitful things I have ever seen from a political body...I am 51 years old so believe me that is saying a lot.

Sen. Liu informed Dr. Pan that his bill was not going to make it past the committee, and she suggested that he collect answers to questions posed by the committee so they could hold a closed-session vote the following week. Dr. Pan agreed.

What we all are extremely concerned about is the marked discrepancy between the opinions expressed by the Senators at the hearing -- especially those from Sen. Liu -- and the results of an early poll on SB277 taken on April 14 (two days before the hearing). Surprise surprise, Dr. Liu is apparently in support of the bill, so it is no wonder that she saved it. In the entire Committee there were 3 Yes, 1 leaning Yes, 3 Undecided, and 1 declined to answer.

    Early Poll of Senate Education Committee Members on SB277, April 14 2015

Now we know what really happened on April 16.

Even though the Committee clearly did not have the numbers to pass SB277, Sen. Liu gave the pretense of having concerns about the Bill, but then gave it a Get Out of Jail card and gave Dr. Pan one week to answer the Committee's questions. The obvious intent here was twofold: (1) delay the vote for one week to accommodate upcoming planned changes to the Committee's Senator, who was only on the committee temporarily, would be replaced, and a vacancy was to be filled, thus assuring that those in Favor had sufficient numbers to pass the Bill; and (2) be able to hold this vote in private with no opportunity for any constituents or experts to address the answers provided by Dr. Pan.

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Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: Autism Aware But Not Accurate

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.

 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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Adriana Gamondes

State of Plague, Part 2: Disease-Mongering as Militarized Trojan Horse for Globalization and Surveillance

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[T]he people who go and engage in those anti-vaccine efforts— you know, they, they kill children.
~Bill Gates, CNN, February 4th, 2011

Read Part 1 here.

By Adriana Gamondes

What the Foucault? The Gates Foundation and Panoptic Philanthropy

In February,  2011, less than three months prior to Operation Neptune Spear,  Microsoft founder Bill Gates, the world’s leading vaccine philanthropist, pronounced on CNN that vaccine safety critics “kill children” and are “liars.” A few weeks earlier, Gates had invested in Neos Geosolutions, a mining technology company backed by Goldman Sachs and Saudi investors that has performed airborne surveys in the Middle East and maintains an office in Abu Dhabi.

And as it turns out,  Gates’ investment coincided with several ongoing US military operations and installations in countries—from the Ukraine to Syria, Yemen and Kenya—  openly touted for oil, frackable shale or offshore gas fields.  And every one of these countries had been, at one point or another, a subject of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s and (offshoot) GAVI Alliance’s various disease monitoring and vaccination drives as well as  surveillance of what the organization calls “vaccine confidence.”

It’s a valid argument that Gates Foundation’s initiatives, like biofuel exploration are nearly ubiquitous. The same is true for US military operations, as Nick Turse for The Nation reports:

During the fiscal year that ended on September 30, 2014, US Special Operations forces (SOF) deployed to 133 countries—roughly 70 percent of the nations on the planet—according to Lieutenant Colonel Robert Bockholt, a public affairs officer with US Special Operations Command (SOCOM). This capped a three-year span in which the country’s most elite forces were active in more than 150 different countries around the world, conducting missions ranging from kill/capture night raids to training exercises.

But aside from the ubiquity of certain programs,  there are other convergences that make the chain of events leading up to Neptune Spear interesting.  Imagining for a moment that Gates, whose foundation has been called a tax evasion shell by philanthropist and accounting expert Sheldon Drobny, has never used medical philanthropy to advance other investments,  we should still be asking what Gates and members of his foundation—the prime implementers of third world vaccination drives similar to the one used as cover for the Bin Laden mission, and one of the primary media forces behind domestic mandates— may have known leading up to the operation. Was Gates briefed? Were other media and industrial players?  

We may never know the answer to this, as Turse goes on to illustrate:

Despite its massive scale and scope, this secret global war across much of the planet is unknown to most Americans. Unlike the December debacle in Yemen, the vast majority of special ops missions remain completely in the shadows, hidden from external oversight or press scrutiny. In fact, aside from modest amounts of information disclosed through highly-selective coverage by military media, official White House leaks, SEALs with something to sell and a few cherry-picked journalists reporting on cherry-picked opportunities, much of what America’s special operators do is never subjected to meaningful examination, which only increases the chances of unforeseen blowback and catastrophic consequences.

The use of illegal domestic propaganda to facilitate military operations has happened more than once in recent history, most notably Judy Miller’s planting of WMD spin in the New York Times on behalf of the US State Department.  And going by a shocking recent court ruling, it’s just become harder to prove. In a story for The Intercept, Glenn Greenwald reports,  

A truly stunning debasement of the U.S. justice system just occurred through the joint efforts of the Obama Justice Department and a meek and frightened Obama-appointed federal judge, Edgardo Ramos, all in order to protect an extremist neocon front group from scrutiny and accountability…

This group of neocon extremists was literally just immunized by a federal court from the rule of law. That was based on the claim — advocated by the Obama DOJ and accepted by Judge Ramos — that subjecting them to litigation for their actions would risk disclosure of vital “state secrets.” The court’s ruling was based on assertions made through completely secret proceedings between the court and the U.S. government, with everyone else — including the lawyers for the parties — kept in the dark…

But in this case, there is no apparent U.S. government conduct at issue in the lawsuit. At least based on what they claim about themselves, UANI is just “a not-for-profit, non-partisan, advocacy group” that seeks to “educate” the public about the dangers of Iran’s nuclear program. Why would such a group like this even possess “state secrets”? It would be illegal to give them such material. Or could it be that the CIA or some other U.S. government agency has created and controls the group, which would be a form of government-disseminated propaganda, which happens to be illegal?

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Dr. Bob Sears Letter to CA Senators RE SB277

Dr. Bob SearsThis post is from Dr. Bob Sears' Facebook page.



I'm tired of flying up to Sacramento. And why Sacramento anyway? Who puts the state capitol that far away from the majority of the population? Anyway, I'll see you all on Wednesday, again. Sigh.

Here's a letter I wrote to a couple of Senators. Feel free to send it to all of them, or at least to your own Senators.

Hello. My name is Dr. Bob Sears. I am a pediatrician in Orange County, CA. I have lived and worked there for 20 years. My reason for contacting you is to open up a dialogue for you to get an opinion outside of your normal circles of influence in the medical arena regarding SB277. I oppose this bill and would welcome the opportunity to speak with you.

I imagine you've spoken at length with other physicians. What makes me unique is that I am among only a couple handfuls of doctors in southern California who approach vaccines in a different manner than most by giving them more gradually, spread out over a longer period of time instead of grouping so many together during young infancy. But give them I do. I give vaccines every single day in my office. I am pro-vaccine and understand that vaccines work and have reduced and eliminated many serious diseases. And that's not just spouting a party line - I firmly believe that, and that's why I give them in my office.

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Current Affairs, Kent Heckenlively

SB277 The Battle for California II - Pan gets Pan-icked!!!

Pan Sign

By Kent Heckenlively, Esq.

I'm tired and exhausted from the day and I'm not sure if all of this is going to make sense, but I'm going to write about it anyway.

Senate Bill 277, sponsored by State Senator Richard Pan would take away religious and personal belief exemptions in California and force those children to be home-schooled.  Do you get the overtones of segregated schools in the South, or, Heaven forbid, those racial laws in Germany before World War II which led to you-know-what? 

I happened to be at the Capitol a few years ago to hear Senator Pan promise that the bill which he sponsored at the time, (requiring that parents claiming an exemption on behalf of their child thoroughly discuss the decision  with their doctor and get a signed note to that effect), he would NEVER try to take away religious and personal belief exemptions.  What a difference pharmaceutical dollars can make on your conscience!

What an amazing turnout!!!  I'm guessing that somewhere around eleven hundred of my fellow Californians showed up to take the microphone and express their personal opposition to this bill at the meeting of the Senate Education Committee.  Our group of parents representing their vaccine-injured children were joined by chiropractors, members of religious organizations, as well as great representation from the Weston Price Foundation.  Thank you all!!

Even with that great show of support, I wasn't that hopeful.  Would these politicians listen?  Why should they listen when so many in our society are closed to our message, despite the record number of children with neurological problems?  The committee was supposed to give an up or down vote on the measure at the end of the day.

Then came the questions from the committee members for Senator Pan.  Four of the members grilled him on what he was going to do about the children who would be thrown out of school and what he planned to do with them.  Pan didn't have an answer!

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