Autism and the Microbiome: Following the Clues of Damage - PART 1
SB 277 Passes Education Committee - The Battle for California - Part 3

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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Comments

Garbo

I am praying, quite literally, that the people with legal expertise are busy in Sacramento filing for injunctions and readying lawsuits. The mighty Wurlitzer of Edelman PR combined with lobbyist money has drowned out all common sense, including ESPECIALLY the mainstream media. The Legislature never had any common sense to begin with.

Are there any bill opponents left who could lobby for the inclusion of language that any vaccines required by the state must list ALL ingredients including the adjuvant carrier solution ingredients (currently allowed as a protected trade secret by FDA)? Maybe we should try loading the bill with things that are so unsavory to Pharma that they themselves will have to kill it. Jiu Jitsu.

Angus Files

Sure is Danchi you people have a fight but they haven't seen anything like us parents of vaccine damaged kids fight.

Tina you know I think most of the people on here feel sorry for you and if you ever have any kids I seriously hope you don't vaccinate them. We are all veteran truthseekers concerning vaccines have a bit of respect for the dead caused by vaccines whose parents still post on here and on other sites and more so for the ones who are still alive.

MMR RIP

no-vac

I think we are making huge mistake trying to convince the corrupt bureaucrats not to kill or maim our children with poisonous injections. What they intend to do is genocidal and they have no right to do it in first place. Instead, we should start procedures of removing them from their positions of power. We should never allow them to destroy our children.

cia parker

Tina,
So you and the rest of the herd are going to support and care for the thousands who will be disabled by the vaccines if this bill goes through? Or will you and the herd just smugly throw the damaged overboard as has always been your wont? Do you work for Merck the way most of the bill's supporters do?

@For Tina


Yes Tina should join her lobbyist, nanny state friends over at the Sacramento Bee article rejoicing in their victory. This could actually be devastating on their economy. But hey, the pharmacy pimps and beneficiaries will be happy.

Jeannette Bishop

Tina, I have to ask how many vaccines does your common sense want mandated on yourself and your children? There are about 270 in the developmental/approval process.

Benedetta

Danchi;
I will pray five times a day that there are lawyers that know the truth and are willing to take this all the way.

It is time that politicians get a clue we are watching.

If they don't stop it in California - it is coming here to Kentucky.

For Tina

Tina

I think perhaps you might do better to go and celebrate with you own friends if you have any.

As to the JAMA paper it is very thin stuff delayed until the day before the vote in California (it was due out last August) and hyped by the media well beyond its miserable substance. If you wanted to do a useful study why would you base it on the billing records of two heavily vaccinated groups? It might just be showing the irrelevance of genetics. The paper's own discussion admits as much.

Tina

Congrats on passing the Education Committee! Baby steps, but hopefully this bill is on its way.

And on the same day that science (once again) has debunked any connection to autism.
http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2275444

However, I know JAMA won't convince people who don't like evidence. It's much better to make decisions on gut instinct rather than empirical evidence.

Danchi

Angus Files

No its time to file lawsuits!

Danchi

Hera
great information! Has Senator Pan accepted money from Merck or another pharmaceutical company?

Yep!

Does Big Pharma Own America?
http://themomstreetjournal.com/2015/04/15/does-big-pharma-own-america/#comment-1196

Merck donations at one of the sites and Pan in on the list.
http://www.merckresponsibility.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/2014-US-Political-Contributions.pdf?80a7ad

SB 277 – Dr. Pan Leads the Way Again to Take Away Parental Rights in California
Dr. Pan is now a State Senator in California, and he has co-authored SB 277 which seeks to remove the personal belief exemption to vaccinations in California. Dr. Pan is an “industry insider” when it comes to the medical industry. He also has an enormous conflict of Interest and has no right introducing laws that benefit the pharmetutical industry: Here are a few of his conflicts:
POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS CONTRIBUTIONS
-PHARMETUTICALS: $60,457
-HEALTH PROFESSIONLS: $91,350
-HEALTH SERVICES: $32,199

Dr. Pan was among more than two dozen California lawmakers who received campaign donations on record from Merck in the 2010 election cycle, ahead of supporting a 2011 law allowing girls as young as 12 years old to receive Gardasil vaccinations for HPV (manufactured by Merck) without parental consent. Now, Dr. Pan is insisting that parents should have no say in whether kindergartners and other school aged children should receive vaccinations either.

Angus Files

Just read on Facebook it got passed 7-2...


MMR RIP

jen

AnneJ, your post was brilliant. I fear what you said and more will happen in California. Hera, what a fantastic response to Tina.

Hera

Danchi; great information! Has Senator Pan accepted money from Merck or another pharmaceutical company?

Bob; I don't think people will be forgetting who voted and how. It is one thing to make people sign papers for an exemption; a completely different thing to take away the right to refuse vaccines, or to force people to homeschool their children. And if someone is forced to vaccinate and their child is permanently damaged, again that is a life changing and horrifying event they will never forget.

There are a lot of people out there for whom the safety of their child is of paramount importance. With regards to this, my family are "one issue" voters. I think because of all the censorship of opinions on the news, the lawmakers and lobbyists have completely underestimated how many people are against this.

no-vac

We will never allow any medical terrorist to inject poisons into our children's bodies without our permission. If this criminal law is signed, there will be revolution.
We can already see tragic consequences of massive poisoning of American children with toxic vaccines. There is strong decline of college admissions in the US, because millions of kids are brain damaged by vaccines and are ineligible. They rather need a special education for mentally disabled. Also, 20 years ago American magnet schools for super bright were occupied mostly by US born kids, now you can hardly find them there. Majority of students in these schools now are Asian immigrants, who were not poisoned by vaccines in infancy. The US is finished because of its genocidal vaccination policy.

Hera

Tina,
I really hope and pray you don't know how much harm this is causing. I hope for your own sake you are just an innocent who truly believes that all vaccines are safe and that no one ever had a vaccine injury.

Currently, you can vaccinate yourself with every vaccine you can convince a doctor to inject.. If you like, you can continue until your immune system is a complete wreck.

But a bully is someone who would force other people to do the same thing against their will. So who is the bully in this scenario?

Benedetta

Not unless a group pays for advertisements and points out he is talking not an immuno researcher but an actual paid pharma paid lobbyist -- whispering in his.

People don't lobbyist to begin with, let alone standing a tiny bit behind directing like a puppeteer.

Danchi

Bob
"by the time Sen Pan will face re-election .. there is a very good chance "all will be forgotten" by his constituents."

Not if there is a recall. My suggestion would be for the people to utilize every legal means available to stop this atrocity against children and than go after the people behind it.

California Fair Political Practice Act (FPPC) Violations?

The really serious problem, with certain Senators, lies in campaign contributions, specifically from Merck, and the astroturf organizations, that pass-through money from Merck (and other big pharma operations) to Pan and others. There is undeniable evidence of this happening. California's Fair Political Practices Act is very specific on this subject. For instance, right at the beginning of the Act it says (pay special attention to the bolded sections):

§ 81001. Findings and Declarations. The people find and declare as follows: (a) State and local government should serve the needs and respond to the wishes of all citizens equally, without regard to their wealth; (b) Public officials, whether elected or appointed, should perform their duties in an impartial manner, free from bias caused by their own financial interests or the financial interests of persons who have supported them;

Then it goes on to say, under Chapter Seven - Conflict of Interest:

§ 87100. Public Officials; State and Local. No public official at any level of state or local government shall make, participate in making or in any way attempt to use his official position to influence a governmental decision in which he knows or has reason to know he has a financial interest. (see definition financial interest below)

§ 87102.5. Legislature; Use of Position to Influence Decisions. (a) The remedies provided in Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 83100) shall apply to any Member of the Legislature who makes, participates in making, or in any way attempts to use his or her official position to influence any of the following governmental decisions in which he or she knows or has reason to know that he or she has a financial interest: (1) Any state governmental decision, other than any action or decision before the Legislature, made in the course of his or her duties as a member. (2) Approval, modification, or cancellation of any contract to which either house or a committee of the Legislature is a party. (3) Introduction as a lead author of any legislation that the member knows or has reason to know is nongeneral legislation. (4) Any vote in a legislative committee or subcommittee on what the member knows or has reason to know is nongeneral legislation. (5) Any rollcall vote on the Senate or Assembly floor on an item which the member knows is nongeneral legislation.

§ 91003.5. Conflicts of Interest Violation. Any person who violates a provision of Article 2 (commencing with Section 87200), 3 (commencing with Section 87300), or 4.5 (commencing with Section 87450) of Chapter 7 is subject to discipline by his or her agency, including dismissal, consistent with any applicable civil service or other personnel laws, regulations and procedures.

What constitutes " Financial Interest" under the Act?

§ 87103. Financial Interest. A public official has a financial interest in a decision within the meaning of Section 87100 if it is reasonably foreseeable that the decision will have a material financial effect, distinguishable from its effect on the public generally, on the official, a member of his or her immediate family, or on any of the following: (a) Any business entity in which the public official has a direct or indirect investment worth two thousand dollars ($2,000) or more. (b) Any real property in which the public official has a direct or indirect interest worth two thousand dollars ($2,000) or more. (c) Any source of income, except gifts or loans by a commercial lending institution made in the regular course of business on terms available to the public without regard to official status, aggregating five hundred dollars ($500) or more in value provided or promised to, received by, the public official within 12 months prior to the time when the decision is made. (d) Any business entity in which the public official is a director, officer, partner, trustee, employee, or holds any position of management. (e) Any donor of, or any intermediary or agent for a donor of, a gift or gifts aggregating two hundred fifty dollars ($250) or more in value provided to, received by, or promised to the public official within 12 months prior to the time when the decision is made. The amount of the value of gifts specified by this subdivision shall be adjusted biennially by the Commission to equal the same amount determined by the Commission pursuant to subdivision (f) of Section 89503.

What constitutes "nongeneral legislation?"

§ 87102.6. Nongeneral Legislation; Definitions. (a) “Nongeneral legislation” means legislation as to which both of the following apply: (1) It is reasonably foreseeable that the legislation will have direct and significant financial impact on one or more identifiable persons, or one or more identifiable pieces of real property. (2) It is not reasonably foreseeable that the legislation will have a similar impact on the public generally or on a significant segment of the public. (b) For purposes of this section and Section 87102.5, all of the following apply: (1) “Legislation” means a bill, resolution, or constitutional amendment. (2) “Public generally” includes an industry, trade, or profession. (3) Any recognized subgroup or specialty of the industry, trade, or profession constitutes a significant segment of the public. (4) A legislative district, county, city, or special district constitutes a significant segment of the public. (5) More than a small number of persons or pieces of real property is a significant segment of public. (6) Legislation, administrative action, or other governmental action impacts in a similar manner all members of the public, or all members of a significant segment of the public, on which it has a direct financial effect, whether or not the financial effect on individual members of the public or the significant segment of the public is the same as the impact on the other members of the public or the significant segment of the public. (7) The Budget Bill as a whole is not nongeneral legislation. (8) Legislation that contains at least one provision that constitutes nongeneral legislation is nongeneral legislation, even if the legislation also contains other provisions that are general and do not constitute nongeneral legislation.

ALSO:
Sen. Holly Mitchell, co-author of SB 277, accepted contributions — according to Merck’s website — as recently as last July when she was elected in a special election. In doing so, she may be guilty of violating the 1974 California Political Campaign reform act, which reads:

“… no gift or gifts aggregating two hundred fifty dollars ($250) or more in value provided to, received by, or promised to the public official within 12 months prior to the time when the decision is made.”

Mitchell voted on SB 277 last week, which would make her in violation since SB 277 would bring financial gain to Merck who gave her money within 12 months of the vote.

Mitchell has been receiving direct funding from Merck as far back as 2010, as have other members of the State Senate Health Committee (see chart below) including Sen. Andy Vidak. Vidak also received direct funds from Merck as recently as 2014. Vidak was set to vote on the bill Wednesday as a member of the Education Committee, but because it was tabled he will vote privately next week. Voting on this bill could also put him inside the restricted 12-month period (click here to see the campaign donations).
http://www.merckresponsibility.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/2014-US-Political-Contributions.pdf?80a7ad

It appears a number of laws that are on the book have been violated so it's up to the legal people involved in this fight to make the best use of them by filing injunctions and whatever else is necessary to stop them. After all David did slay Goliath. Mostly because Goliath was weighted down with heavy armor which made him unsteady of his feet. Too much bloat-kinda like California legislators and the pharmaceutical industry-BLOATED.

Concerned momma

Isn't there some kind of legality that a Senator cannot vote on something if they have not heard previous testimony? It just doesn't seem right.

AnneJ

@ Tina
From what I saw, there was extremely little support for this unconstitutional bill. Almost everyone who came out was in OPPOSITION (and they were just the tip of the iceberg. Many of us who are also opposed were unable to be there in person).
We all know this is all about the MONEY, and has absolutely nothing to do with "children's health".
This bill should have died last week, but thanks to the "pharma whores" who don't seem to care how many innocent children are injured, here we are. Dr. Pan is nothing more than a pharma tool. He should be very ashamed!
This bill is a complete disgrace, and my prediction is it's going to cost the state of California a LOT of money in the long run if this passes, as there will be an exodus out of that state.
Those who can afford it will home school or move out of the state. Sadly, the poor who can't will suffer (yet another penalty placed on those already having a hard time!).
And who will be left to pay for all the damage?!
Able bodies will have to leave the work force to care for more injured kids, many of those who can leave or home school will do so, we have a huge number of baby boomers retiring, and huge numbers of people immigrating into CA who go right onto welfare. Daycares and pre-schools will see their numbers drop dramatically (many of those providers will then be out of work), parents will delay some shots until kids are at least over the age of 2 or 3, but more likely, at least until kindergarten. Public schools will see their numbers drop, as parents pull their kids out, so more teachers will be out of work.
The more educated people have figured out what is happening, so their will be a huge "brain drain." It will be a complete disaster if this bill passes (both financially and from a health standpoint). The insanity of it all is maddening!
As a third generation Californian and a licensed healthcare worker, I am completely appalled and incensed by this "draconian" bill.
I do not feel Mr. Kennedy's use of the word "Holocaust" was inappropriate. That's a very accurate description of what's happening in this country.
My husband gave 24 years of his life to the military to defend our FREEDOM. He certainly did NOT make all those sacrifices to support medical tyranny.
Get the F------pharmaceutical money out of our politics!!! They should not be allowed to fund their own "research"!
Let's push for the CDC whistleblower hearings and demand a proper study of vaccinated vs never vaccinated, not force risky medical procedures on people against their will. That would be the common sense thing to do, not pass this horrendous bill!

Bob moffitt

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

Ah yes .. surprise .. susprise .. business as usual .. no legal accountability or political conseqences for passing legislation that cannot stand the bright light ..(transparency).. of open debate.

And why not?

It works .. as evidenced by MIT professor
Gruber .. who played a huge part in formulating the Affordable Care Act .. who proudly admitted that "lack of transparancy" was critical to the bill's passage .. because the people are too stupid to know it .. which is precisely why House Speaker Pelosi demurely said to media:

"We won't know what's in it .. until we pass it".

Hey .. as Senate Majority Leader often hinted .. "The ends justify the means" .. which is why the ACA is now the law of the land. They WIN .. we LOSE. And the game goes on.

Unfortunately, these charlaton's know the "people" have very short memories on most political issues .. and .. by the time Sen Pan will face re-election .. there is a very good chance "all will be forgotten" by his constituents.

Benedetta

When they start this bunch of business and the whole public and people see it -

Are there any laws on the books?

Most politicians are or once were lawyers since it is right up their ally - some times a few doctors - but they like Pan may not know all the laws.

For instance; is it legal to have lobbyists as advisers; right during an on the floor debate, right in front of tons of people opposing an issue.

No laws on the books? No protocol broken?

Danchi

Tina
Hooray for common sense Tina? Too bad you don't have any. There is no herd.

victorpavlovic

It's Earthday, and we continue injecting toxins into our children which is very sad, and has to stop.

victorpavlovic

It seems obvious what they plan to do with this manufactured Mmr study that's all over the news, and that is to discredit Dr.Thompson, it seems as if they'll be taking that route, a route that shouldn't be too successful.

Tina

Hooray for common sense! This is what the vast majority of Californians want. They are tired of being bullied by a small minority of uninformed bullies. #isupporttheherd

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