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Backwards clock By Jim Thompson

Newspeak Version of Safe

“The whole literature of the past will have been destroyed. Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Byron - they'll exist only in newspeak versions, not merely changed into something different, but actually changed into something contradictory of what they used to be.”  Orwell 1984.

Today, the word “safe” has been changed into something contradictory.  Look at what the CDC is telling parents about the flu vaccine preservative called thimerosal, which contains 50 percent mercury. 

“Is it safe for children to receive an influenza vaccine that contains thimerosal?  Yes. There is no convincing evidence of harm caused by the small amount of thimerosal in vaccines, except for minor effects like swelling and redness at the injection site due to sensitivity to thimerosal.”  See CDC (HERE).

Ok, there is evidence of harm, but it is just not convincing.  So in newspeak version--having only some evidence of harm makes it “safe” to inject into children’s bodies.

This use of language is nonsense.  For acute (short term) toxicity at high dose exposures, the Material Safety Data Sheet indicates that thimerosal may be fatal if inhaled, swallowed, or absorbed through the skin.  See (HERE)

Furthermore, a tragic case occurred in 1969.  A clerical error resulted in fatal thimerosal injections of five people, including a two year old weighing 31 pounds where the lethal dose of thimerosal was one gram.       

“The error in manufacture of the chloramphenicol ampoules arose over mistyping kilogram for gram.”
 See Axton 1972 at (HERE)  .

And for chronic (long term) toxicity at lower doses of thimerosal vaccination doses, a CDC analysis report recognized statistically inferred evidence of harm. 

“In conclusion, we can state that this analysis does not rule out that receipt of thimerosal-containing vaccine in children under three months of age may be related to an increased risk of neurologic development disorders.”  See Verstraeten et al 2000 (HERE).

Also, four years later one of the authors, Dr. Verstraeten, stated

“…more study is required.” See (HERE) .

But even before the Verstraeten et al 2000 report, the FDA and CDC called for the removal of thimerosal. 

“Nevertheless, because any potential risk is of concern, the Public Health Service, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and vaccine manufacturers agree that thimerosal-containing vaccines should be removed as soon as possible.” See CDC 1999 (HERE).

And today more information is available about mercury exposure times in the blood and brain after injection with vaccines containing thimerosal.  For instance, in children, the average half life of mercury in blood from thimerosal was measured at about 3.7 days.  See Pichichero et al 2008 (HERE)

And in infant monkeys, the average brain mercury levels were 3.5 times higher than in the blood.  And even more alarming, because neuron injury from mercury is dependent on both dose and time, is the finding that that about a third of the total infant monkey brain mercury resulting from thimerosal was inorganic mercury--with a half life of greater than 120 days!  See Burbacher et al 2005 (HERE)

So don’t let CDC turn around the meaning of safe.  Multidose flu shots with thimerosal are injected into millions of children each year.  Their brains are apparently exposed to mercury for long time periods.  It has not been proven safe!

Taylor 11 25 2004 c Jim Thompson is a registered professional engineer.  He and his wife Susan live and work in rural South Dakota.  Their first granddaughter, Taylor Haug, was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, epilepsy, verbal apraxia, motor disorder, and sensory integration disorder. Her loving memory has influenced his family’s decision to help protect children from vaccine injuries. 




Interesting read, especially for those in Indiana:



Thanks, Jim, great summary and references (will help a lot of people continue to make arguments as we encounter the newspeak).

Tim's comments are spot on - - most exposure data available is based on occupational incidence (35 year old males, 8 hours per day). Also, most of the data is based on whether or not a contaminant causes cancer, which was the main focus after the majority of environmental laws were passed in the late 70's and 80's. Most of the data overlooks injection as a mode of exposure - - for god's sake, why would anyone inject a hazardous material or neurotoxin into their body! Most researchers chose to not even evaluate this exposure route in assessing safety levels. I doubt most in the medical community even understand these nuances in determining evidence of harm (or care to). There is another whole story here on how we, as a nation, determine safety levels for chemicals and products in a capitalist economy. How much of a market is there for identifying hazards and impacts to human health? What government offices are charged with this, and how are they funded? How is graduate and post graduate research funded for these sorts of studies? The sad truth is funding and political clout are focussed on pushing the next drug or treatment into production, not identifying what might be harming us and how. No one wants to find the answer, so no one is really looking--


"Merck" makes phony peer-review journal:


Julie Swenson

CDC: Cover-up, Deny, Contradict....how can we ever trust them? I feel they have reached the point now that they can no longer admit mercury is harmful...they've been lying for too long.


As the parent that lead the battle to accomplish a ban of thimerosal-laden vaccines for pregnant women and children under the age of 3 in WA state in 2006, I was appalled that shortly after the bill was signed, the head of DOH authored a rider that gives her the authority to overturn the law.

The rider states that the head of DOH has the authority, when a pandemic is declared, to administer vaccines full of high doses of thimerosal to anyone, including pregnant women and children. Guess who also has the authority to decide if we are experiencing a "pandemic"? Surprize, surprize, the same person- Head of DOH.

I wrote to the governor, urging her to ensure that this was not going to happen to our thimerosal bill, but was assured that she had the full trust of the DOH, and was personally called by her admin assistant to inform me there was nothing to worry about. Later that month, she signed the DOH-authored rider.

Tim Kasemodel

Thanks Jim,

I have told this to many legislators in MN and it catches them off guard.

It is absolutely false to say there is no convincing evidence of harm cased by thimerosal in vaccines. While hundreds of studies may not convince the CDC and FDA that thimerosal is harmful, it is incorrect to say it is not convincing evidence. Implying that there is absolutely no risk from thimerosal is not supported by science or epidemiology.

And did anyone ever read "injection" as a route of exposure on an MSDS sheet?

I think that is one of the most overlooked parts the Government's defense of thimerosal - obviously they have evidence of studies showing what inhalation, ingestion and absorbtion can do, but NONE on direct injection. If the primary use of thimerosal is for vaccines, why would they not include this?

This, I think is very important. This is because we all have to remember that an MSDS is required for safety of EMPLOYEES.

Employees are not likely to inject themselves with thimerosal in the normal practice of their job but the other exposures are quite likely.

This is like warning the zookeeper to be careful around the infectious porcupine but not warning the public.

Good rule to follow:

It's safer to question authority than follow authority without question.

Jim, you do this as well as anyone!

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