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Jan 24, 2015, NPR: By Dimming Its Lights, Museum Opens Doors For Kids With Autism

Jan 22, 2015, Wall Street Journal: School Officials Working to Stem Spread of Measles--Unvaccinated Students Being Sent Home From Schools Where Measles Identified

Jan 16, 2015, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation: MISFIRING SHOT


He's one of the many children and young adults in the Northwest who have some form of autism spectrum disorder, or ASD: In the Seattle School District, 10 percent of the special education population has ASD, and in nearby Bellevue, that figure is 17 percent. And because overstimulation can be painful for children with autism, many parents with autistic children avoid crowded, sensation-filled situations altogether — which can mean missing out on fun outings.

But some museums, including the Pacific Science Center, are recognizing the problem, and toning down the sights and sounds. One Saturday each month, the museum opens up early for families with ASD — like the Hiners, here before official hours begin. . . .

Other museums and organizations across the country have similar programs, from the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., to the Dallas Museum of Art. Even NASCAR holds events where autistic children go to the track to watch a live race from a quiet room.

Museums are just now "recognizing the problem."  Why hasn't anything been done in the past? 

Either we as a nation have always neglected this significant population OR we never had a substantial number of kids like this before.  And why aren't museums opening their doors for middle-aged and older people with autism? 

All the special accommodations we're seeing from autism-friendly restaurants, movie showings to Sensitive Santas are FOR CHILDREN. All of this is proof that something is dramatically different with the health of our children.

Wall Street Journal

(Video) Dr. William Schaffner: "Please, please vaccinate your child. The vaccine is safe.  It's wonderfully effective.  It will protect your child throughout their


William Schaffner is mentioned in my book, The Big Autism Cover-Up, for his appearances in defense of vaccine on network news shows.  There I note that Schaffner is "a member of the data-safety monitoring boards for Merck and Sanofi Pasteur and occasionally consults for Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline and Dynavax."

Shaffner is anindustry rep and the Wall St. Journal doesn't tell the public. 

The WSJ introduces him as merely "an infectious disease expert at Vanderbilt University Medical Center."

Imagine of the interviewer had said, "Today we have Dr. William Schaffner who has worked for some of the world's leading vaccine makers to explain why you should vaccinate your child against measles."

Over the last several days Schaffner has been interviewed regarding the measles outbreak without a single mention of his pharma ties.

This list includes:



WZZM13 Grand Rapids, MI

Disneyland measles outbreak spreads - USA Today

Fox Denver Vaccination controversy in midst of nationwide measles ...

WBRZ Baton Rouge LA Measles comeback caused by people not getting vaccinated

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

"This year the vaccine was so mismatched in healthy adults, it offers almost no protection."

Skowronski: "Maybe not zero, but it's certainly far from the kind of protection that we typically expect."

CBC: "There's another inconvenient truth emerging.  Research is showing that getting the shot one year might make the next year's vaccine less effective."

Dr. Michael Gardam (Infectious disease specialist): "That's an uncomfortable thing for people to hear, but it definitely seems to be a real effect."

CBC: "For more than a decade scientific papers have reported unexpected findings of lower effectiveness with repeated vaccination--a strange negative effect of prior year vaccination on current year, but flu experts can't quite explain this curious effect of repeated vaccination."




Dr. Gardam wants officials to be honest about the flu vaccine.   I don't think that's ever going to happen.  Why is this story out in only ONE PLACE: The CBC?  Why didn't a word of this show up in the U.S. news?

Dr. Danuta Skowronski has been Epidemiology Lead for Influenza and Emerging Respiratory Pathogens at the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) for approximately 15 years.

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From the CBC article "Flu vaccine paradox adds to public health debate" (caps, my emphasis):

"WE HAVE KIND OF HYPED THIS VACCINE SO MUCH FOR SO LONG WE ARE STARTING TO BELIEVE OUR OWN HYPE. Really, what we should be doing is looking for better vaccines," Gardam said."

From Dictionary.com, the definition of "hype":

verb (used with object), hyped, hyping.

1. to stimulate, excite, or agitate (usually followed by up):
She was hyped up at the thought of owning her own car.

2. to create interest in by flamboyant or dramatic methods; promote or publicize showily: a promoter who knows how to hype a prizefight.

3. to intensify (advertising, promotion, or publicity) by ingenious or QUESTIONABLE CLAIMS, METHODS, ETC. (usually followed by up).



5. exaggerated publicity; hoopla.

6. an ingenious or questionable claim, method, etc., used in advertising, promotion, or publicity to intensify the effect.


Origin Expand
1925-1930 1925-30, Americanism; in sense “to trick, swindle,” of uncertain origin; subsequent senses perhaps by reanalysis as a shortening of hyperbole


Jeannette Bishop

Thanks, flahute, for the website link.

"A GM pink bollworm moth (a cotton pest) also produced by Oxitec and containing a fluorescent marker gene (but sterilised using radiation) was released in 2006 to 2008 in the US as part of a plant pest control programme. GM bollworms are being developed in response to the development of resistance to the Bt toxin which is engineered into pest-resistant GM crops (Bt crops) such as maize and cotton."

We need GM pests now for the hyper-allergenic Bt toxic GM cotton and corn? One might hope that, rationally, big agra is now working on getting the Bt toxin producing DNA out of the national crops, whatever they are doing with the moths, and hopefully, moving to restore demand for the once largest market, of corn at least, in the world.

One might hope for rationality in the vaccination market, too.


Thank you for all you do Anne. Here's the latest propaganda from KQED. http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2015/01/26/not-vaccinated-stay-home-from-school-says-marin-dad-of-leukemia-patient/ Only six comments, all pro-vax. Hmmm...


RE GE critter release:

an interesting link

also from a PDF I found regarding this GM mosquito project. It fits with the thin informed consent angle that seems altogether familiar.

""...Equally troubling is that the Cayman Islands — a territory of the United Kingdom— does not have any biosafety laws and is not covered by either the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety or the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters, despite the UK being a Party to these treaties. These conventions would have required publication of and consultation on an environmental risk assessment prior to the release of GE mosquitoes.

Instead, the only regulatory requirements were a local permit from the Cayman Islands Agriculture Department and a notification that GE mosquito eggs were shipped internationally. Neither of these documents appears to have been published."

how convenient....


This is not new. If you read Dr. Danuta Skowronski's paper from the year after H1N1, they reported a higher risk of H1N1 in people with prior flu vaccinations. This was supported through 4 studies run in Canada using different methodologies. At the time, the preliminary finding prevent Canadian authorities from initially rolling out vaccination in response to H1N1 and caused quite a kerfuffle. Frankly, the findings were so damning, they had to write an editorial in the same publication to dampen the bad news.

The paper is worth the read.


Jeannette Bishop

The GMO mosquito does seem in principle much like a vaccinating the whole ecosystem experiment or maybe more like applying an anti-biotic. I'm not clear if the DNA uptake mechanism (extracted from the DNA of bacteria or fungus or something like that?) is incorporated in the mosquito DNA in this case, but in the AP article it sounds like that might be one of the concerns...but hopefully ONLY males will be released to breed and then hopefully none of THEIR offspring survive (and yet we hope that all offspring that might carry certain viruses will be impacted) and no adaptation for survival will occur and no species that eats mosquitoes or is sometimes bitten by mosquitoes will be impacted, or incorporate random DNA from somewhere in the food chain or get sick or their offspring get sick or just die from losing a key component of their biome ... is it true that mosquitoes are also pollinators...maybe we should be looking for a "pro-biotic" solution instead?

Joy B

The GMO mosquito is made with e. coli bacteria and Herpes Simplex Virus.

Not kidding.


Thanks again Anne for the update. Also, has anyone seen Autism Speaks' piece on '10 Years of progress: What we've learned about autism.' They report half of autistics wander or bolt. A third are nonverbal -- actually, I previously thought it was a quarter. They also report a whopping 84% of adult autistics live at home with their parents. I fear that the remaining 16% might be in group homes.

Actually, with these dismal numbers AS, what progress??

Joy B

GMO mosquitos, wow. And back in 2010 they were released in the Caymans. Apparently they have a 'gene' which kills them unless they are given an antibiotic. And presumably they mate w the natural mosquitos, dooming them all. Who knows the impact on the ecosystem. If this is a 'successful' product, it'd seem like there would be some sort of ecological ripple.

As if swarms of mosquitos full of bacterial... (parasites?) weren't enough to worry about. No wonder they didn't advertise their 'experiment'.


I think you mean "clamantis" :)


Sounds like a "win-win" for the vaccine industry.


All vaccines are a win-win for the pharmaceutical industry, that's the rub.

They don't prevent disease, they never have . Vaccines generate illne$$, which is invariably treated with pharmaceutical drug pre$cription$.

Hasn't anyone ever wondered why the companies who make trillions selling treatments for 'diseases', are the same companies who make billions selling vaccines that supposedly…. prevent them???

Do our kids really look like the healthiest generation of all time??

Bob Moffitt

From the CBC article:

"In the 10 years since the B.C. lab invented more sensitive ways to conduct this type of sophisticated immune research, there’s never been an increase in flu illness among those vaccinated compared with the unvaccinated."

I am embarrassed to ask .. but .. what the hell does that sentence mean?

Are they saying .. over ten years .. "sophisticated immune research" .. suggests the "vaccinated" are no better prepared to avoid the flu than the "unvaccinated"?


If they have "sophisticated immune research" that compares "unvaccinated with vaccinated" results .. why is it limited to researching only the flu?

I am embarrassed to ask these stupid questions .. but .. in all honesty .. I don't think I am nearly as stupid as the "experts" who .. as Anne says .. have a vaccine that doesn't work .. AND .. the more times you are vaccinated .. the more vulnerable to the flu you become.

Sounds like a "win-win" for the vaccine industry.


Could you please give the link for the CBC article? Thanks.

Jeannette Bishop

Thanks, Anne. The CBC link:


I want to hope this is off topic:


i.e. GMO mosquitoes possibly to be released in Florida

(already have been used elsewhere? http://www.naturalnews.com/034943_genetically_modified_mosquitoes_Florida_disease.html).

With the glossing over of issues of informed consent and safety and with the "Monsanto protection act" in place (I'm not certain if that law applies here, but the timing of the consideration of this "first release in the U.S." might be noteworthy) and with talk of developing vaccinations to be delivered via mosquito ... this might be on topic.

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