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With All Due Respect, Mr. Congressman.

Congressional Panel
By Cathy Jameson

The 2013 AutismOne conference is now but a memory.  For those in attendance, it was no doubt a moving experience.  Several people have already blogged about what they saw, who they spoke to and how it relates to their child’s journey.  Being able to catch up on the AO comings and goings is much appreciated.  Since I remain in constant motion the minute I step foot in the hotel to the moment I get on a plane heading home, I tend to miss some of the lectures and events. 

Despite how my own schedule filled up while in Chicago, the event I made sure to attend—and what I think was the most important that occurred last weekend—was the Congressional panel.  I got to the room early to make sure I could get a seat in the audience.

Scheduled to sit on the panel were four U. S. Congressmen.  Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN), past Chairman of the Oversight Government Reform Committee, introduced hearings on Childhood Vaccines and Autism in 2000.  His efforts to get specific questions on vaccines answered date back to before 2000 after his grandson became ill from his childhood vaccines.  Rep. Dave Weldon (R-FL), now retired from politics, was also on the original committee with Rep. Burton. Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL) and Darrell Issa (R-CA),both  new to the autism scene, were part of the November 29, 2012 Autism Hearing. 

At that hearing, Rep. Issa promised that the committee will stay involved, and if there was further need, have more hearings about autism.  Also vocal about his commitment to help us was Rep. Posey.  Keeping true to his word, and along with Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), who was also present at the 2012 hearing, Rep. Posey has a bill before the House called H.R. 1757, The Vaccine Safety Study Act.  It is a monumental bill that asks the government finally to conduct an unbiased vaccinated vs. unvaccinated study, a request that has been ignored for far too long.  I was anxious to hear more.

Back Track

I hoped one of the Representatives on the panel would give us a follow up of the hearing.  To my knowledge, we haven’t heard much of anything from the committee.  I don’t believe I’ve seen any updates about the reports that Drs. Boyle and Guttmacher were asked to supply after being grilled throughout their testimonies.  Did they answer the questions they were asked about autism, vaccines and vaccine safety?  It was comical yet terribly absurd that during the hearing, both doctors hemmed and hawed about statistics and studies on autism and vaccines—information that many an autism parent can cite from memory! 

Boyle, representing the CDC both in 2012 and way back in 2000 when the original Childhood Vaccines and Autism Hearing started, doesn’t seem to realize how her continued silence and question dodging has contributed to why so many children are sick. 

Guttmacher, representing the NIH, had little to offer in November as well.  Sadly, both of these “expert” witness testimonies, and their past actions, add miles to the darkened rabbit hole our community has felt trapped in for years.

Something that has stayed in my thoughts after walking away from the November hearing was part of Rep. Issa’s opening remarks.  He said that we should “…keep banging the drum…” and to “…keep banging louder and louder…”  As long as it’s not us beating our heads into a wall, we should bang loudly together.  We have to until the autism epidemic is no more.

Say cheese!

As expected, the Congressional panel drew a large number of conference goers.  After being introduced by Canary Party Chairman Mark Blaxill, Drs. Andrew Wakefield and Arthur Krigsman presented plaques of appreciation to the four distinguished gentleman.  While highlighting the Congressmen’s action and their efforts about the growing autism epidemic, this statement boldly got the Congressmen’s attention.    Facing the audience, which numbered about 1,500, they were told, "This is the beast, and you're facing them. For every person here, there are 10,000 who could not make it because they are home taking care of their children."  10,000.   At least that many! 

I thought of all of my friends who couldn’t be there who were part of that number.  Sitting up straighter in my chair, I pictured the children who lost their voices and their abilities just as my son did.  Promising to always do as much as I can for Ronan and those other children, I looked at the crowd and joined the rousing applause as it spread across the room. 

After the introductions, Rep. Burton, now six months out from his swan song encouraged those of us still in the thick of things.  Keep at.  Go after the pharmaceutical companies.  Breathe down their necks.  Get the government to do their job.  Yes, it’s going to take some time.  Of course it’ll take lots of work, but do it.  And do it with a smile. 

While sitting in the room with those highly respected politicians, I cheered along with the crowd after the pep talk.  I clapped as Rep. Burton gave me a laundry list of things I needed to do:  get more attention, go after those who ignore us, keep at it even though it feels fruitless and smile all the while I’m doing it.  But, when I got back to my hotel room later that night, I felt a huge letdown from the day’s events. 

Sure these men made a lot of noise with us.  Yes, they appeared to be cheering alongside us.  And by golly, it seemed like we were actually making waves in the political sector.  But, then, in the same breath it felt like I was standing still, frozen in time watching every single one of our children get sick all over again.  Even with some of these Congressmen on our side, will we ever do what we’ve set out to do with regard to the vaccine program and with our efforts to eliminate the debilitating autism that grips so many of our children?  The rush I felt earlier from those speeches was gone.  Deflated, my usually hopeful thoughts were nowhere to be found.

It was at this point that I said Rep. Burton’s words out loud, “Do it with a smile.”  The words haunted me.  I can’t smile a sincere smile when just days before the conference another young mother cried out help.  When another vaccine reaction took effect.  When another baby got sick after their one-year-old check up.  When the doctor’s response was to just give the baby more Tylenol.  None of that should have happened!  But to this day, and to people I personally know, babies are still being injured by unsafe vaccines and the over-inflated vaccine schedule. 

Smile.  It’s a nice gesture, but a smile isn’t going to do a blessed thing.  And it certainly won’t bring back those who get hurt or die from a vaccine injury. 

Stay Calm and Fight On

The Representatives are great at motivating.  They do that very well.  But with all due respect, sirs, I may smile, but it will be through gritted teeth.  We have no time for smiling.  Lives are at stake!  We’ve fought for justice.  We’ve marched in our own towns and up and down the streets of Washington, D.C.  We’ve asked for help over and over again.  What can we do that hasn’t been done already? 

We need answers, the truth and appropriate care for our children.  We need people who say they will help to actually help.  We need all of that.  We need more than that.  And quickly before another generation of children is affected. 

Playing the nice guy role went out the window the second my son was vaccine injured.  Since his injury, I joined too many other parents whose children were also severely damaged.  Our children were used.  We were duped.  And all of us have been tossed aside like discarded trash on the side of the road.  Our futures have been changed forever, and some were not changed for the best.  To continue to fight for our children while smiling through the pain, the endless suffering and the ridiculous bureaucracy is an insult.  I understand completely that some things take time, but in the time the original hearings were recorded, thousands more were vaccine injured unnecessarily.  Thousands before me and who knows how many after me.  It’s absolutely tragic.  

Many of us have picked up where the government left off.  And, like last week’s message, once again it’s the parents who’ve been tasked again with the impossible: move mountains that no one else seems to see. 

Whatever it takes, and for however long, I’m sure we’ll do something.  We’ll do it every day if we have to.  We’ll do it because we are survivors of the greatest disaster of modern medicine.

A Simple Homecoming

Coming home after the AutismOne conference gave me mixed feelings. On the one hand I felt rejuvenated and ready to finish working on goals I made for Ronan.  But then, on the other hand I thought how on earth was I going to do it all?  There is SO much I have yet to do. 

Each year there is a sort of “high” that carries me home.  It lingers for a few days after the conference, and I ride it for as long as I can.  I remember the rush of seeing the people who inspired me—my favorite warriors and Thinkers, the autism “celebs” and my personal heroes.  I recall the warm embrace of the hugs I got from those who offer me endless support for Ronan.  I hold on tightly to those hugs knowing that when we all return to our families at the end of the weekend, many of us would still feel the weight of the world on our shoulders. 

Even though I’d love to stay just a little bit longer in Chicago, being greeted by Ronan upon my return home was the best part of my trip.  He instantly reminded me of why I left in the first place and why I my return home was so important. 


Ronan Home
Coming home, Cat meets up with her family at the pool and is greeted by Ronan as he leans in for a kiss.
That kid.  That smile.  HIS smile.  Ronan is the only motivation I need.  His smile may not take down big pharma, or right the wrongs done unto him, but it helps keep me focused.  Because of him, because of what Ronan created in me and how he makes me smile, I do promise to carry on.


Cathy Jameson is a Contributing Editor for Age of Autism.


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that should see it through...



"It was comical yet terribly absurd that during the hearing, both doctors hemmed and hawed about statistics and studies on autism and vaccines—information that many an autism parent can cite from memory!"

This is BOTH tragic and outstandingly HOPEFUL at the same time.

Just as the largely lay autistic community has led on the REAL causes of autism, the ASDs and other diseases of "vaccination" so we mothers fathers and a FEW knowledgeable maverick Physicians are putting into practice Protocols that recover our autistic children.

I highly recommend everyone watch this POWERFUL, POSITIVE, lord knows I needed this, video about children being recovered from the darkness of autism right before our eyes.

Examples of Families Recovering their Autistic Children

Autism: Made in America (Full Version)

It is being DONE. Main Stream Medicine has failed us BUT a few dedicated Doctors, truth loving researchers and MANY extremely dedicated PARENTS are doing what Big Medicine will not do, successfully treating the same children HHS and the gang have helped to injure and are refusing to successfully treat. Watch as these autistic children are recovered before your eyes.

Please help give this excellent video the world wide distribution it so sorely deserves. Perhaps even a few pediatricians will watch and in turn distribute it to their brothers and sisters in the dark.

NO ONE can resist an idea whose time has come not even a TOTALITARIAN "government".

Ralph from St Louie

If you want to keep Issa responding Wade just tell him "Hillary is involved."

That would fill his political motivations: to have a yet another scandal to make Hillary look bad. Of course in reality this would backfire because most of the public sees through Issa's politics and writes him off. They would end up sympathizing with Hillary and we'd be no better off.

And of course we all know this is NOT a partisan political issue. Both sides have their hands dirty in all this.

Diane W Farr

I was thinking of the saying "you fight fire with fire". What if we lobbied for this legislation?

Dissolve VAERS, no more submissions. Parents have to sign waiver for every vaccine that their child receives stating that the manufacturer of the vaccine and the government is not liable from injury or death. In return we ask an independent study of vaccinated vs.unvaccinated.

If their vaccines are safe then they should not have a problem with this. It would save the government money.

Eileen Nicole Simon

Autism is indeed the greatest disaster of modern medicine. This was evident to me nearly 4 decades ago. No scourge has ever been so deliberately neglected. It is a shameful scandal.

Brain damage that prevents normal language development should have been recognized more than 5 decades ago. I recently noticed that a 3-minute powerpoint presentation I made in 2008 at an IACC meeting is available online. I will keep trying to get people to look at it.

Slide 3 shows pictures from research published in 1959 (54 years ago) that revealed how auditory centers in the brainstem are damaged by oxygen insufficiency at birth. Slide 4 shows that blood flow to these auditory nuclei is higher than anywhere else in the brain, making them also more vulnerable to toxic damage. Slide 7 shows the disastrous effect of asphyxia plus toxic exposure.

The brain (not epidemiology) needs to be the focus of research on autism, and especially the language disorder. I have been beating the drum since 1975. I did not go to A1 because I didn’t feel my drum beat would be heard there anymore than by members of the IACC or congressional committees.

My view of the brain disorder may be completely wrong, but then show me why, and then go find out exactly where the damage is.


IMO, we should stop counting on mercy of corrupted to the bone politicians and pseudoscientific community, who for pharma-money would happily kill and maim millions of innocents. We should definitely refuse all vaccinations to our children, and if the authorities refuse to educate these children, we should demand tax reimbursement of $10,000 per child to pay for their private schooling and thousands of $ for the treatment of vaccine-injured children. We should create a nation of healthy unvaccinated children within the nation of vaccinated zombies. Very soon these unvaccinated children will become the elite, because they will be the only ones left with healthy bodies and brains.

Not only this government and the Congress totally failed the American people in protecting them from pharma-genocide, but they also are collaborators (for profits) in this genocide. They are working hard on demise of the US, whether they comprehend this or not. No nation can survive when most of its citizens are brain damaged – and this will be American reality very soon. The US enemies are very happy to see this madness and corruption of American government.

Sallie O. Elkordy

Proposed Legislation, "BAN VACCINES 2013!" was given to Rep. Bill Posey's Chief of Staff on April 23, 2013 and sent to Congressmen Darrell Issa and Carolyn Maloney prior to the Autism Conference. Bill:

Sallie O. Elordy Interviewed by Dr. Rebecca Carley about Meeting with Representative Posey's Office:

Proposed Legislation, ”BAN VACCINES 2013!”

Submit to Legislators at all levels of Government because of the

1) Ingredients, or 2) Diseases, or 3) Intent, or all three reasons:

1) TOXIC INGREDIENTS FOUND IN VACCINES: * aluminum hydroxide * aluminum phosphate * ammonium sulfate * amphotericin B * animaltissues: pig blood, horse blood, rabbit brain * dog kidney, monkey kidney* chick embryo, chicken egg, duck egg * calf (bovine) serum * betapropiolactone * fetal bovine serum * formaldehyde * formalin * gelatin *glycerol * human diploid cells (originating from human aborted fetaltissue) * hydrolized gelatin * mercury thimerosol (thimerosal,Merthiolate) * monosodium glutamate (MSG) * neomycin * neomycin sulfate *phenol red indicator * phenoxyethanol (antifreeze) * potassiumdiphosphate * potassium monophosphate * polymyxin B * polysorbate 20 *polysorbate 80 porcine (pig) pancreatic hydrolysate of casein * residual MRC5 proteins * sorbitol * tri(n)butylphosphate * VERO cells, a continuous line ofmonkey kidney cells * washed sheep red blood (source on page 2 of plus * LIVE VIRUSES * recently, ANTHRAX Vaccine has been approved for testing on Children (subsequent to The Presidential Commission on BioEthics meeting of 1/15/13)

2) DISEASES FROM VACCINES: * Allergies * Asthma * Attention Deficit Disorder

*Autism * Auto-immune Diseases * Blindness * Brain Cell Loss *Cancer * Central

Nervous System Damage * Deafness * Developmental Damage *DEATH * Diabetes

* Epilepsy * Learning Disabilities * Leukemia * Multiple Sclerosis * Neurological

Disease * Organ Disease * Psoriasis * Seizures * Shaken Baby Syndrome

* Synergistic Toxicity * SIDS * Total Paralysis * All Diseases in Internal Medicine

3-A) INTENT: “The Vaccine Hoax is Over” by Andrew Baker re: Dr. L. Tomljenovic

"Freedom of Information Act in the UK filed by a doctor there has

revealed 30 years of secret official documents showing that government

experts have

1. Known the vaccines don’t work

2. Known they cause the diseases they are supposed to prevent

3. Known they are a hazard to children

4. Colluded to lie to the public

5. Worked to prevent safety studies

Those are the same vaccines that are mandated to children in the US.”

Dr. Tomljenovic's full paper can be downloaded here on pdf format:

3-B) INTENT: The World Health Organization: commentary by Dr. Rebecca Carley, “1972 WHO Vaccine Memos which reveal nefarious intent:

1972 WHO Bulletin 47, No 2 Memorandas #1 and #2 Virus-associated immunopathology: Animal models and implications for human disease * technically outline the ability to create biological weapons in the form of vaccines that:

1) First totally disable the Immune System.

2) Load every cell of the Victim’s body up with Infection.

3) Switch the Immune System on causing the host to kill themselves in a Cytokine Storm.

~ One, Two, Three, Dead. This is a crucial piece of evidence of WHO’s long-term genocidal intentions that could stand in any court of law because these memorandums give the best and fullest explanation of WHO’s affiliated labs (such as the CDC’s) current activities, such as their patenting of the most lethal bird flu viruses, sending that virus to Baxter’s subsidiary in Austria, which weaponized it and sent out 72 kilos to 16 labs in four countries almost triggering a global pandemic.

~ For every crime, there needs to be motive, an indication that it was deliberate, planned. The WHO memorandums provide the evidence of just that deliberate, long-term planning to kill people by weakening their immune system by use of the first vaccine, injecting a live virus into their body by a second, and creating a cytokine storm using squalene in a third.”

~ The cover-up of these vaccine-induced epidemics is aiding and abetting crimes against humanity.”

3-C) INTENT/COVER-UP: “At Last! Government Documents Locked Up for 30 Years Proving this Vaccine Unsafe (measles) Finally Revealed”

3-D) INTENT/COVER-UP: “Deadly Immunity” by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.


~ The USA’s Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) is the highest outof 34 Countries. The USA injects children with the greatest number of vaccination doses. The country with the lowest IMR gives the fewest vaccine doses to infants. The correlation between the number of doses of vaccines and the death rate of infants is thus apparent as mentioned by Representative Bill Posey at the Autism Hearing in November of 2012:

~ “Disease Rates of Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated” (vaccinated children have up to 5 times the rate of diseases and disorders as unvaccinated children)

~ Violating The Nuremberg Code:

~ Most of the evidence against vaccination has been suppressed by the mainstream media, but is both voluminous and available because Parents of Vaccine Injured and Dead Children have created a multitude of educational forums. The Good News is that People are Waking Up. The Sad News is WHY!

The time is now to “BAN VACCINES 2013!”. Sponsor this LEGISLATION TODAY!

Bob Moffitt

@ Diane W Farr

I agree wholeheartedly with your suggestion the Canary Party asssign every member a Federal and State representative so we can begin to develop an ongoing relationship with SOMEONE in those offices who we can hold responsible for educating the legislator to what our needs and expectations are.

I would only add that those of us who have the time and committment .. be given as many legislators we can handle.

If we identify elected representatives who constantly ignore or oppose our many .. varied .. positions .. we can begin developing a relationship with the local news media in their home districts to let them know of our disappointment in their lack of support.

At the very least .. this type of close relationship will prove very useful during elections .. when we can lend our political support to those seeking to replace the incumbent legislators who failed to provide us with the leadership our critical issue deserves.

If we are going to continue BANGING OUR DRUMS .. let's BANG THOSE DRUMS where they will do the most good .. in the belly of beast itself .. which to me .. has ALWAYS been our Federal and State Legislatures.

Paul S

Dear Laura Hayes: Thank for the wonderful summary of the ten steps that our politicians should take regarding this Tragedy of Autisms.
It sure makes the Thalidomide fiasco look like a walk in the park; because the Brits got the case in relative short order and took the appropriate steps to stop tragedy. Nothing like US Politicos sitting around on their arses while tens of thousands of affected families are tragically suffering.
Just a couple of additional thoughts:
Congress should pass legislation directing and tasking the responsible Government agency, CDC, FDA, NIH, or HHS to:
1. Prohibit the injection of any vaccine containing THIMEROSAL into any man, woman or child in the United States.
2. Direct the responsible Government agency to task an independent laboratory to run a long term study tracking the state of health of two cohorts from birth through adulthood, one vaccinated according to the CDC vaccine protocol and the second cohort unvaccinated. All reporting must be mandatory.
3. Direct the responsible government agency to develop standard of vaccine dosing proportionate to the body weight of the recipient of the vaccine.
4. Pass legislation that prohibits anyone working in any government agency in the area of vaccines, from taking a job at a vaccine development or manufacturing company in less five years after retirement.
5. Extradite Dr Tom Verstraeten back to the United States and charge him with watering down his claim that the amount of mercury injected into children when vaccinating in accordance with the CDC protocol exceeded the specified limits of danger. He buckled to pressure brought onto him by other members of the two Simpsonwood Meeting June 7 /8 2000. Link To Minutes of this meeting.


I was writing letters to Congressman Burton 17yrs. ago to get to the truth of Autism and the whole worthless lot of them did nothing. Autism then was caused by spirochetal disease in infected vaccine cell lines and its still causeing Autism from spirochetal infected cell lines.
"Immortal" cell lines used in vaccines for our feed animals, our pets and our kids teaming with spirochetal disease of gene sharing stealth infections that have no bounds in what they can share their genes with to survive. They are the real AIDS, the real PRION, and the REAL cause of our AGE of SYNDROMES. We told them then and we have told them again...They cannot be killed, but if they had told the truth when they KNEW in 1985 and found much better antibiotics and stem cell to kill the multiple infections in the real AIDS immune suppression spirochetes cause, we would not now be on the abyss of life itself.
When is Mr. Nice Guy going to be gone for our kids?
For our Future?


Um, ya, I really suspect we are just being snowed here.

Does anyone remember the very first Autism One conference? Dan Burton was there and delivered the exact same messaging. Many of us heeded the call, corralled the troops, and made contact with our federal and state reps en mass, including marching in DC and visiting Capital Hill in groups repeatedly. I sat around big conference tables numerous times in my senators' offices with their health care aides along with 15-20 other parents at a time, most highly educated and eloquent, methodically laying out the facts and telling our stories. We left piles of documentation, and followed up with calls and emails for years. The response-ultimately, nothing! It is time for a new approach.

In our country, money talks and corporations are ultimately in control. The way to address the vaccine issue is not to get the government or big pharma to do anything. Instead, we need to convince consumers to have a different approach to vaccines.

The way to address the lack of services issue for our adults with autism is to build an industry that serves them (housing/employment), then hire very expensive lobbyists to write legislation requiring housing/employment, and get it enacted (at which time we will have a ready-made industry that satisfies the requirements of the legislation). That is exactly how the modern privatized prison industry was built and also the textbook/testing industry that makes billions off NCLB. It is the way business is done in this country. So let's play the game people. The PR messaging is new private sector jobs, jobs, jobs.

Let's get our kids the employment and services they need and DESERVE, stop the rising tide of new arrivals into our world of hell, and end the madness of a couple million of us going to bed each night worried sick about what will happen to our precious children when we die.

Enough is enough!

Diane W Farr

Maybe the Canary Party can assign each of us a congressional and state representative. Try and develop a relationship with their aides and wife. We are given guidelines and talking points. If I had just two representatives to befriend; it would be much easier for me and wouldn't feel like I'm all over the board. I would try and be rose; sweet but always a thorn in their side.


Continuing our discussion: I believe we need to engage some good lawyers and ask them, what is needed to take the CDC and FDA to the International Criminal Court, to accuse them of crimes against humanity. The plaintiffs should be the parents, whose children have been damaged or killed by “preventive” vaccines. Such lawsuit and accusation would bring this issue to global attention and we could get millions of supporters from other countries to continue the global fight with vaccine criminals. To change anything via the Congress, one would have to abolish the crony capitalism in the US, which would require revolution. I think the Americans basically have no government, who represents them. The government and the Congress serve the greedy corporations.


You smile when you ask a friend for a favor. Issa et al are elected representatives. We are to bring problems to them and THEY are to solve them in a way that is just, appropriate, and in keeping with their constituents best interests and wishes. We should be able to go home and rest assured that our testimony and the facts have been taken seriously and that THEY WILL DO THEIR JOBS. No one should have to go back again and again and again like each time is the first time. No one should be told to bang any drums. They have all they need and have had it for a very long time.

I'm trying to think back. Were Mr. Burton or Mr. Issa smiling when they questioned CDC and NIH officials? No. Is a person expected to be smiling when they report that their child has been poisoned/maimed/killed/kidnapped/assaulted? Of course not. This advice to keep banging the drum with a smile sounds like crowd control to me. Should constituents be told that if they aren't sweet that they'll be ignored? That is outrageous. Reminds me of children being told they have to be nice or no dessert. I think there is a reason why the autism community has not heard what the CDC reported to Congress. Jake was right.

Laura Hayes

Hi No-Vac,

Your addition to my Top 10 List is excellent! And, I agree with you that it is not going to be Congress who does what is needed. Our Congress men and women are beholden to and cater to the companies, trade industry groups, and lobbyists who are profiting from the poisoning, disabling, and killing of our children. Clearly, our nation's vaccine program is not about health, it is about wealth. I can only take heart in the fact that one day they will have to answer for what they have done, and for what they have not done. They will be called to account, of that I can be sure.

At this point, change is not going to come through our legislators, who clearly do not represent the individual citizens of the U.S. Our movement is a grassroots movement, and will continue to be one until we reach a critical mass. My concern is that by the time we reach the needed critical mass, too many will already be too harmed to continue the movement forward. I hope I am wrong.


I agree 100% with your proposal. I would add, that we should take the CDC and FDA bureaucrats to the International Criminal Court in Hague accusing them of crimes against humanity in a form of holocaust of millions American children. This crime was committed for profits not for any principle or any medical reason. It is most heinous, because it was committed against children of own country. I would not count on the help of corrupted US Congress, as these people are responsible for US demise.

Sandy MacInnis

Does anyone know - really know, not guess - why Congressman Issa is involved in this issue and came to AutismOne? I tried to ask him and his staff at AutismOne but did not have an opportunity.

Congressman Burton has clearly stated the reason for his interest.

However I have not heard a solid reason regarding Mr. Issa. In general he seems to be anti-government, and eager to attack Democrats, and of course he's a politician and may have further ambitions. Is that the explanation?

Thanks in advance.


Responses that make my eyes roll and my teeth grate:
We need another hearing
We need to send a message
We need to make people aware

ya see, my grand kid already knows the word NEED...sometimes aka SPECIAL need. Know what I mean?

Yep, you do.

Fight on, Cat! Bears got your back

Wade Rankin

That Mr. Issa and Mr. Posey were there shows that they understand where the ever-increasing numbers are taking our issues. And that's encouraging, and is to be applauded. But the lack of any commitment to make noise with us in Washington was disturbing. Louise Habakus passed a question up to the podium, which Bob Krakow put to the Congressmen. The question was simply whether they would be willing to make our issues part of a platform. Rep. Posey's response was as disappointing as it was vague: "not in the platform, but it's a priority." We know all too well where our kids fall on the list of many priorities. It's still up to us to make enough noise that these men feel "safe" enough to do the right thing.

Anne Dachel

Cathy, you echoed my thoughts exactly here. I'm tired of being Mrs. Nice Guy. It's the reason we're marginalized and ignored.

Is a two percent autism rate that no one can explain not horrific enough for Washington? Hundreds of legislators should have been at Autism One.

Personally, I want to start talking about what autism will cost this country. That's the issue that can't be explained away. Since government is notoriously reactive, not proactive, I imagine that autism will only get the attention it deserves when it finally bankrupts educational and social services. If we continue to damage babies at the same time more and more young adults become dependent on the taxpayers, we're going to go broke. We simply can't continue as a nation with this ever-increasing disabled population that never used to be here. In the end, it'll be the COST OF AUTISM that will make us desperate to honestly address the CAUSE OF AUTISM.

Thank you, Cathy, for saying it so well. (And it was lovely having dinner with you in Chicago. We'll have to do it again next year!)


Cynthia Cournoyer

Thanks for sharing your experience at A1. I am one of the 10,000 that would have been there......

If the government worked as fast at creating vaccines as they should work to stop autism, it would have been done by now. This leads to the conclusion that there is very little stomach for solving this problem or moving "our side" forward.

It sounds like another attempt at placating us to buy more time swallowed in the status quo. Am I wrong?

Laura Hayes

Thank you for yet another great post, Cathy. After the hearing, I wrote a "Top 10 List" regarding steps Congress needed to take following the Hearing on Autism. I sent it to both Posey and Issa (amongst others), and I spoke to staffers in Posey's office. The staffers promised to follow-up with me on what Posey was going to do next, and even after I followed up with them a time or two, I never heard back from them regarding any follow-up actions by Posey. Par for the course for our legislators. I also have reason to question Issa's commitment to this issue (information I learned from someone who worked in his office). Seems logical since I have not heard of anything he has done to follow up on the hearing other than to show up at Autism One, most likely to try to look good. As far as I'm concerned, no action taken, no thank yous, or smiles, in order.

Here is the Top 10 list I wrote. In the rare event that anyone from Congress might read it, might I suggest that YOU, our elected representatives, act on this instead of putting the onus on the parents of the vaccine-injured, whose plates are full, and who have attempted on endless occasions to stop this holocaust to no avail.

Top 10 List for How Congress Needs to Proceed Following Its Hearing On Autism on 11-29-12
Authored by Laura Hayes 12-9-12

1. Pass an Act of Congress banning vaccine mandates nationwide, an Act which would override any state mandate laws. Vaccine mandates are unconstitutional, violating both the First Amendment and parental rights, they violate international codes of ethics, and they violate fundamental human rights. Rationale: No other medicine, medical treatment, or medical procedure is mandated. Vaccines, like any medicine, carry risks, including death. Vaccines have not been proven safe, and as a matter of fact, there is mounting evidence that they are a causal factor, if not the causal factor, in many childhood disorders and diseases, including: autism, seizure disorder, insulin-dependent diabetes, asthma, ADHD, food allergies, life-threatening peanut allergies, cancer, Guillain Barre Syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, attention and learning problems, speech and language delays, SIDS, the list goes on and is potentially endless as we don’t know all the many ways these unstudied medicines are adversely impacting the neurological and immunological systems of those to whom they are administered, most especially children. There exists in our country a very erroneous philosophy that assumes that all vaccines are safe and effective, for all people, at all times, in various combinations, without exception. To what other medicine do we ascribe such ridiculous logic? The deceptive vaccine propaganda machine has no match, as to date, there is no evidence that vaccines are either safe or effective for any given individual. Our nation’s vaccine program is experimental and it carries grave, sometimes deadly, risks. It is immoral to mandate vaccines, and we should follow the example of other developed countries, like Canada, and reinstate medical freedom in our country.

2. Immediate ban of all mercury and aluminum in vaccines, including in the manufacture of vaccines. Immediate ban of mercury in the Rhogam shot given to pregnant women. Rationale: It is a known fact that both of these metals are severely neurotoxic, and even more so when given together, which often happens when vaccines are administered. There is absolutely no safe level of either of these metals for humans, and there is absolutely no reason why they should be present in any medicine, especially those that are injected into the bloodstreams and tissues of infants, children, and pregnant reason whatsoever. If these metals were given to a baby in a bottle, the person giving the bottle would be arrested, but somehow, it is acceptable for doctors to inject these neurotoxic metals directly into the bloodstreams and tissues of infants, children, and pregnant women. Ironically, infants and children would have a much better chance of surviving such a toxic assault if it occurred via a bottle, as their respiratory and digestive tracts would have a better chance of clearing the toxins than their bloodstream and tissues. Furthermore, to date, researchers do not know when the blood-brain barrier closes (and in fact, it never fully closes, as there are a number of openings that always remain open). The Research Director at UC Davis’ MIND Institute told me that although they don’t know the exact timing yet, the blood-brain barrier might not close until age 2 or after. The potential for catastrophic brain damage from vaccines can not be underestimated.

3. Immediate recall of all mercury and aluminum-containing vaccines. Immediate recall of all mercury-containing Rhogam shots. Rationale: It is completely unacceptable to “use up what’s already out there on the shelves” when we know that infants and children, pregnant women and fetuses, and people of all ages, will be harmed by these neurotoxic medicines. There is no excuse that can be given to justify using up a toxic supply of any medicine. That would be analagous to saying that it’s acceptable to leave E-Coli-tainted beef on the market to be used up, or to leave faulty tires that explode while driving on the market to be used up.

4. Immediate retraction of the CDC’s recommendation for the Hep B series for infants, toddlers, and children. Rationale: There is absolutely no justification for giving this vaccine to this population, none whatsoever. In the very rare event that the mother has active Hepatitis B, she should be given the full facts about the risks and benefits of the Hep B vaccine for her child, and she should then be allowed to choose, without coercion, whether or not she wants her child to have it. If the Members of Congress can be educated to understand just how unnecessary and dangerous this one vaccine is, not to mention that it has not been proven effective, they might then be better able to question ALL of the CDC’s recommended vaccines. Our nation’s routine childhood vaccine schedule has become about wealth, not health, and that is a crime of the utmost magnitude.

5. Repeal the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act. Rationale: This one Act of Congress is responsible for the autism epidemic, not to mention other childhood epidemics that we are now facing as a nation. No other industry is afforded the liability protection that the pharmaceutical and medical industries are afforded by this Act. This Act completely indemnified vaccine-making pharmaceutical companies and doctors who administer vaccines for any and all harm caused by vaccine products. As a result, our nation’s vaccine schedule tripled in a very short time, with no testing of it, and with virtually zero oversight. Presently, the combination of this Act, vaccine mandates, and the nationwide attack on vaccine exemptions means that vaccine-making pharmaceutical companies have millions upon millions of captive customers, zero threat of being held accountable or liable for any of their vaccine products, and therefore, no incentive to make safe products. To make matters worse, this Act does not require doctors to report any and all suspected adverse reactions to vaccines. Our Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System, part of the 1986 Act, is a voluntary one; doctors are not required to report. Thus, there is no accurate or official tracking of the true numbers of adverse reactions to vaccines. There is absolutely no way the CDC, FDA, NIH, or HHS can claim that our nation’s vaccine system is safe or effective, or that they have any real or accurate data or knowledge about the actual impact of our nation’s vaccine program on our population. The 1986 Act has had tragic consequences for more than 2 generations of children, and it needs to be repealed immediately, before millions more children are harmed and killed.

6. Immediate investigation of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program needs to occur, with an emphasis on the entire Omnibus Autism Proceeding. Rationale: Decisions were made based on flawed industry and government-funded studies, which were conducted and manipulated to cover-up the evidence of what had happened to hundreds of thousands, possibly millions, of children via the government-approved and government-recommended vaccine program. Changed testimony by one of the government’s own expert witnesses (Dr. Zimmerman) was purposefully ignored so as to keep hidden what has been done to U.S. children via the government-approved and government-recommended vaccine program. There needs to be justice and compensation for the horrific damage done to vaccine-injured children.

7. Criminal charges need to be brought against those who knew that vaccines were causing autism and other childhood disorders and diseases, but who then chose to manipulate data, cover up evidence, lie about it, refuse to investigate it, continue to approve and recommend vaccines, etc. Rationale: Evidence exists that data manipulation, lying, and cover-ups have occurred. Crimes against humanity have been committed. They can not go unpunished. Justice must be served in its most severe form against those who perpetrated these crimes and against those who perpetuated the autism epidemic, not to mention other vaccine injuries.

8. All Members of Congress need to be educated about our nation’s unproven and dangerous vaccine program, not just a small handful of them. Members of Congress also need to bear witness to what vaccine injury looks like to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the holocaust that has been carried out against our nation’s children in the name of “the greater good.” Rationale: Vaccine-induced injury, permanent disability, chronic illness, and death are urgent problems facing our nation, both in terms of human costs, and in terms of financial costs. To date, Congress does not have even a basic understanding of this dire circumstance, and our nation is suffering greatly as a result. I, and others, could recommend numerous speakers to speak before the Members of Congress, and there would be many families willing to bring their vaccine-injured children to stand before Congress to bear witness to the crimes that have been committed against them.

9. Use the monies in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program’s fund to help families bear the enormous costs of raising and caring for the vaccine-injured. Make the process to be compensated straightforward and easy, with the goal being to fully distribute the fund within a one-year timeframe, as the money belongs to those who have paid into the fund and been injured. Rationale: The money in that fund belongs to those who have been injured by vaccines. To date, the majority of it has been hoarded away, hidden, possibly funneled elsewhere, and denied to those who have suffered vaccine injury and death. With the repealing of the 1986 Act, the VICP can be eliminated, the fund distributed, and proper liability can return to vaccine-producing companies and vaccine-administering doctors. In the event that there is any money left in the fund after one year, the remaining money can be used to train doctors to properly treat the vaccine injured, as to date, there are very few doctors trained to do this.

10. Bring Paul Thorsen back to the U.S. to face charges for fraud, to investigate his manipulation of data, and to investigate who paid him to come up with results that would deny a link between vaccines and autism. Rationale: The autism community is waiting for this criminal to be brought to justice. The autism community would like his accomplices brought to justice, too.


I'm NOT a "nice guy" and I think that continuing to be the "nice guy" only gets MORE children injured. More children lost. So, if I come across as a complete bitch, I'm quite fine with that. As long as it makes people THINK about what they are doing to their children with every "well baby visit". As long as they question. Pause. Just THINK. I wouldn't be able to live with myself if I didn't speak up about what happened to MY CHILD. It must be done. If that labels me as not a "nice guy", perfect. I CAN live with that. Thank you to my dear and beautiful friend Cathy Jameson for speaking up and NOT being a "nice guy" either. I am proud to have this woman speak for my son and for myself. I am proud to stand beside her and call her my friend. My friend. We've never even laid eyes on each other or even been in the same room together but I trust her with my son's life. There are thousands of us out there. Hundreds of thousands who are NOT nice guys and we have NO intention of being nice guys. In all honesty, why should we be? We've been lied to, used, abused and set on fire by our own government while we fight tooth and nail for our children's lives.
The biggest experiment in human history has failed, miserably, I feel no need to be a "nice guy" or to smile.

Shannon Strayhorn

Totally agreed. I am thankful that we have the few people we have listening to us, believing in us, and for showing up to see everyone of us at the conference. I am thankful for what they have done at the hearings, with the new bill,and over the years. BUT I was also angry at hearing their answers. It seemed it was put, once again, back on all of us.

Which we probably can all admit that we as a community need to ALL push; however this is a community where many of these parents cannot. They are struggling everyday to be able to just do the basics-care for their sick kids. We depend on each other to fill in when we cannot, because we know that when it comes full circle, they will do so in return. And it sucks. I remember looking at certain people in our community thinking, "How do they do that, where do they have the time, am I doing something wrong?" Because it was completely out of my grasp to ever be able to visit my representatives, to find hours to share posts, to write letters, to be that voice that they are asking of us. I couldn't bang the drum; we were barely surviving autism. And these other parents carried these tasks for us. And it's not fair, but that's autism. Today I know that for all the time I can devote to being that voice now and beating that drum; that likely some parent is sitting on their floor praying to God to help them, and advocating is beyond their realm of possibility. Full circle because that's what we do because it's our reality. So asking these parents to act and smile is not just crazy, it's not likely. Autism has taken so much from our families, but it also took away this ability for us to unite and act as much as we would all like.

So we do the best we can. And we ask others to help us. We have asked and asked for our government to step up and do something, we have asked these agencies to act, we have asked for the public to listen. As Cathy says we have done all these things and for years. When is it their turn to smile and act or their turn to beat the drum to save lives? Because we shouldn't be fighting this battle (although we will keep doing so)!

We shouldn't be ask to do anything. We didn't cause this damage, we didn't lie to cover it up. We didn't ignore what was going on and allow it to continue. Asking us to SMILE? Are you kidding me? I get that the idea was that we may get further with playing sweet, but is it fair to ask us to do that? Is it fair to say that our solution is to keep doing what we do in hopes it changes before we hit 1 in 2? Is it fair to ask a parent who should be focused on repairing the damage unfairly caused to their child to kiss up to their reps to do the right thing and stop this destruction of generations? Or should these people who do know the truth, stop putting it on us and just do the right thing. BANG THAT DRUM FOR US AND WITH US!

A hearing every so many years to continually settle for no answers, is not changing anything. Allowing these criminals to continue, is not stopping this epidemic. Waiting for parents to get through to the public, is an excuse. It's years past time for this burden to be lifted from the parents. We should be allowed to focus on what has already be done, not carrying the burden of this continued destruction.

Let us families put away our drums, pack up our computers/pen and papers and put away those marching shoes. We should be getting help/assistance and medical care...not to mention a big fat apology owed to our children. We should not be asked to play hero because nobody else will. Our kids deserve to have their families full time, not part time because we need to do more, so that others do not suffer the same fate. It's time to free each and every one of our community from the guilt of not doing more and to say thank you to those who have already devoted and given so much. And yet we won't stop, and we will win, and even if it takes to our dying days...but it's time to stop accepting that it's okay for anyone to tell our community to give more. We have sacrificed more than we ever imagined. Starting with our children.

I will continue to thank those fighting with us, and I will keep banging that drum, but please don't ask me to smile. I will smile when we have answers, the truth is out, and this nonsense stops.


"May God bless you with holy anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that you may tirelessly work for justice, freedom, and peace among all people".

We should follow this Franciscan maxim. Keep smiling in the face of immense tragedy that was brought about on US children by vaccine mafias for profits is not only a fake, but also ridiculous. We should be very angry at medical-pharma cartels responsible for this holocaust of American children, because anger fuels actions, but we should be serious, rational and polite while presenting our arguments to the politicians.

Vicki Hill

I think his point in telling you to smile was that you want people to listen to your message. If you say it with a scowl or with anger, people will listen to your behavior rather than your message. Think of the many times you have seen sound bites on the news on other subjects and thought, "Oh, my...that person is angry!" If someone asked you 30 minutes later what he was angry couldn't say; you just remembered that he was angry.

It is not easy. It does take practice. But he offered you some really good advice.

train wreck

I was there, but off to the side in the crowded room, and didn't quite hear when Issa asked the audience about what proportion would get the smallpox shot (I think). Why did he ask that? And what proportion of the audience raised their hands? I think there were a lot, but they seemed to be raising them reluctantly.

Was he trying to reassure himself that we weren't a bunch of anti-vaccine nuts? Was the audience raising their hands to prove they were mainstream people like him?

Bob Moffitt

First of all .. I want to personally thank each and everyone who made the trip to Autism One. God bless you all for attending in the name of all those who could not make it .. who were aptly described as:

"This is the beast, and you're facing them. For every person here, there are 10,000 who could not make it because they are home taking care of their children"

I would agree the majority of those "10,000 who could not make it" were at home taking care of their children .. and .. then there are tens of thousands more .. like myself .. who are grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins .. in fact .. whole communities of people who realize the severe consequences their schools and social services will suffer .. when the latest "epidemic" number of "1 in 50" is soon replaced by a more probable "1 in 25".

At LAST November's Congressional hearing .. "Rep. Issa promised that the committee will stay involved, and if there was further need, have more hearings about autism."

That there is IMMEDIATE FURTHER NEED to have more hearings should be obvious to Rep. Issa .. TODAY. If for no other reason than for him to satisfy "the beast" that DESERVES to have answers to questions raised ... but .. once again .. unanswered .. in NOVEMBER by the CDC and NIH.


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