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  • Bacteria link to Gulf war illness discounted

    07/20/2004 12:11:59 AM PDT · 2 of 2
    jedi to JohnHuang2
    As I understand it, there is some evidence that the immunizations and the aspartame/nutrasweet in the pop have been implicated. When heated the latter forms formaldehyde and methanol; pallet-loads of pop sat out in the sun before being consumed.

    Aspartame is also the item generating the most complaints to the FDA. Interestingly, the FDA panel that OK'd it for sale to the public had a majority of members with ties to the manufacturer.

  • Charismatic Doctor at Vortex of Vaccine Dispute

    07/20/2004 12:00:57 AM PDT · 13 of 13
    jedi to neverdem

    The link didn't work but Dogpile found PubMed quickly; Thank you.

  • Charismatic Doctor at Vortex of Vaccine Dispute

    07/15/2004 6:27:16 PM PDT · 10 of 13
    jedi to neverdem; LadyDoc
    Did you read the whole article?

    Have you read anything but this one article? Try this one below.

    Thimerosal containing vaccines and autism

    ~~~National Autism Association Questions IOM and CDC Cover-Up

    -- How Far Will They go to Protect Toxic Vaccines?

    Riddled With Conflicts of Interest, Institute of Medicine Releases Report Derived From Flawed Data, Says National Autism Association

    WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A report released today has parents and researchers shocked at how far the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will go to protect the reputation of the vaccination program. After CDC-funded hearings were held in front of an IOM panel on February 9th regarding the connection between vaccines and autism, IOM released its decision today by stating there is no connection, despite strong clinical evidence from accredited doctors and researchers that suggests otherwise.

    To reach their decision, the IOM relied heavily upon CDC's Vaccine Safety Database (VSD) study published in the Journal of Pediatrics in November, 2003. Many critics have come forward questioning its validity. The study's author, Dr. Thomas Verstraeten, works for a leading vaccine manufacturer. He also authored the first CDC VSD study in 2000, obtained through FOIA, which found a statistically significant link between thimerosal containing vaccines and autism, but the study was not released to the public.

    The National Autism Association (NAA), supporting families and physicians looking for effective treatments for autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders, says the report proves the IOM has not been able to divest itself from vaccine policies. And tragically, in doing so, they have failed society by their blindness to the issue at hand. "It appears the IOM's admitted fear of an undermined vaccination program has led to this decision, not scientific evidence," says Lori McIlwain, Executive Director of the National Autism Association.

    NAA states they are for safe vaccines and stand by the clinical evidence that was presented to the IOM from highly accredited researchers, along with medical records of affected children. "Thousands of parents have seen the regression of skills in their children following thimerosal-containing vaccines," says Jo Pike, President of the National Autism Association. "Many of these same children are progressing rapidly with biomedical interventions addressing mercury poisoning. The cause and effect should not be ignored," she says.

    In their report, the IOM panel dismissed strong clinical and epidemiological evidence presented during the hearings. These studies include:

    - Dr. Mark Geier and David Geier presented epidemiological evidence that children who received thimerosal-containing vaccines were six times more likely to have autism than children who did not.

    - Mady Hornig, MD, showed mice that had been given thimerosal-containing vaccines and subsequently developed harmful repetitive behaviors similar to those of autism. - David Baskin, MD, showed the neurotoxic affects of ethyl mercury and how such damage can lead to apoptosis of cells.

    - Jeff Bradstreet, MD, showed that autistic children had six times more mercury in their bodies than age and vaccine-matched controls.

    - Boyd Haley showed that autistic children have less mercury in their hair than controls, hypothesizing that autistic children can not detoxify as easily as regular children.

    "The IOM took over 10 years to acknowledge Gulf War Syndrome and over 20 years to acknowledge Agent Orange poisoning," says Laura Bono, NAA Chairman. "We are asking the IOM to affirm the mass poisoning of thousands of children through mercury in their vaccines. We are confident that the truth will eventually come out and we will not be deterred until it does."

    For more information, visit
    http://www.NationalAutism.org .

    Contact: Lori McIlwain, (919) 468-6455
    Laura Bono (919) 403-9443

    SOURCE National Autism Association Web Site:
    http://www.nationalautism.org

  • Charismatic Doctor at Vortex of Vaccine Dispute

    07/11/2004 3:10:31 PM PDT · 5 of 13
    jedi to neverdem

    Thimerosol(sp?)in these vaccines has been linked to autism, etc.

  • Fuelling suspicion: the coalition and Iraq's oil billions

    07/09/2004 1:26:31 AM PDT · 21 of 21
    jedi to xzins
    If that money does not get down to the streets, then the Iraqi people starve.

    They are not starving.

    Perhaps you could better determine who actually wrote this comment and then respond to that person

  • Doctor Who Recommended Medical Pot Gets Restraining Order vs. Ashcroft

    07/07/2004 12:44:34 PM PDT · 122 of 125
    jedi to A CA Guy
    You are showing what a shill you are for the illegal drug warriors.

    Using your reasoning it could be said you're a shill for a police state, but I'd rather term you a pimp therefor.

  • Fuelling suspicion: the coalition and Iraq's oil billions

    07/07/2004 12:41:12 PM PDT · 19 of 21
    jedi to xzins
    With 96% of the economy based on oil, that means 96% of the people get their livelihood from the oil money. Since there are 25 million people and an 875 dollar a year per capita standard of living if the people use ALL of that money, then that doesn't leave much for anything else, does it?

    How much a year do you think each of those people should have to live on?

    When most of that $20 billion goes to foreign contractors who don't hire Iraqis and who don't buy Iraqi goods, what do you think that does to the Iraqi economy?

  • Fuelling suspicion: the coalition and Iraq's oil billions

    07/06/2004 4:31:16 PM PDT · 16 of 21
    jedi to xzins
    With 365 days in a year, that equals about 21,900,000,000 dollars a year. If one assumes that there is some cost at producing oil, then one gets about 20 billion a year.

    The problem seems to be that most of it seems to have been spent on foreign contractors, with minimal results in terms of rebuilding infrastructure, improving health care or funding reconstruction by Iraqi businesses.

  • Doctor Who Recommended Medical Pot Gets Restraining Order vs. Ashcroft

    07/04/2004 1:19:16 PM PDT · 121 of 125
    jedi to A CA Guy
    You are showing what a shill you are for the illegal drug warriors. You don't KNOW Rush got into this due to horrible pain and trying to manage it?

    Only the law you want, enforced against only those you don't like. Why am I not surprised?

    Wouldn't it be ironic if a professional informant decided he wants some of your assets...

  • Doctor Who Recommended Medical Pot Gets Restraining Order vs. Ashcroft

    07/03/2004 10:55:19 AM PDT · 103 of 125
    jedi to A CA Guy
    California has more registered conservatives as Republicans than any other state.

    I find the only difference between "liberals" and "conservatives" are the goals; each needs a big gov't to force what they want on the public.

    When the dems are in they pass laws to regulate every aspect of public life. When the reps are in they pass laws to regulate every aspect of private life. We're well on our way to having all those freedoms that can't be abused by a retarded sociopath with AIDS.

    Stay away from illegal drugs and you'll live a better life.

    It's good to know you set no limit to my use of legal drugs.

    BTW, how should Rush Limbaugh be penalized for his illegal abuse of 'scrip drugs?

  • Doctor Who Recommended Medical Pot Gets Restraining Order vs. Ashcroft

    07/02/2004 6:46:58 PM PDT · 73 of 125
    jedi to A CA Guy
    You can make the same argument about wanting to be a pedophile. You can say I am forcing my ethics and morality on you as I stop you fro violating some small boy's bottom.

    Good, you should have laws restrict you there as well with illegal drugs

    Quite a leap; apparently you think a lot about small boy's bottoms being violated. But then, you are A CA Guy.

  • Doctor Who Recommended Medical Pot Gets Restraining Order vs. Ashcroft

    07/02/2004 6:16:59 PM PDT · 70 of 125
    jedi to A CA Guy
    Seems also that libertarians are the party of drug abusers which does NOT make them conservative by ANY stretch of the imagination.

    Right on, true conservatives recognize the Constitution as an impediment to proper control of society.

  • U.S. Takes Greenpeace to Court in Unusual Trial (Barf Alert)

    05/14/2004 6:16:04 PM PDT · 11 of 14
    jedi to swilhelm73

    I stand corrected; I didn't go much beyond the fact of prosecution, since twisting the law is a hot button for me.

  • U.S. Takes Greenpeace to Court in Unusual Trial (Barf Alert)

    05/14/2004 6:00:47 PM PDT · 8 of 14
    jedi to swilhelm73
    I'm saying the story is blantantly, and purposely, false.

    How is it "false" that the US Attorney is twisting that particular law to fit?

  • U.S. Takes Greenpeace to Court in Unusual Trial (Barf Alert)

    05/14/2004 5:42:37 PM PDT · 3 of 14
    jedi to swilhelm73

    Are you saying this is OK because it's tit-for-tat?

  • Colorful fall--Ancient Romans traded their freedom for a government ....

    05/13/2004 12:22:11 PM PDT · 28 of 31
    jedi to Snuffington
    That's a very important point, because it suggests that the more aristocratic, less Democratic Senate was essential to the longterm stability of the Republic. When the common people assumed legislative authority for themselves, marginalizing the role of the Senate, it lead quickly to the rise of demagogues and shortly afterward civil war. The outcome of all of this was the rise of the emperor, and the death of the Republic.

    Indeed, just like the 17th Amendment which made Senators subject to popular election.

  • Mystery shrouds hostage's Iraq trip

    05/13/2004 12:04:29 PM PDT · 19 of 162
    jedi to DB
    Scratch one from Doug From Upland's enemies list
  • Nicholas Berg was Jewish, but the Liberal Media leaves that out of the story

    05/12/2004 12:36:49 AM PDT · 34 of 35
    jedi to Mike Darancette
    Why is that "the relevant fact?

    That's what I asked Brian_Baldwin, who is the one who made the statement.

  • Nicholas Berg was Jewish, but the Liberal Media leaves that out of the story

    05/11/2004 10:27:52 PM PDT · 27 of 35
    jedi to oneamericanvoice
    Are you sure that these monsters knew he was Jewish? And do you seriously think it would have mattered? He was American and that was reason enough in their eyes. Also, was he a practicing Jew or just in name. Who told the media that he was Jewish.

    This is the point of my original question, based on Brian_Baldwin's post:

    But they do not tell us the relevant fact - that Nicholas Berg was Jewish . . . just like Daniel Pearl was Jewish

    Why is that "the relevant fact?"

  • Nicholas Berg was Jewish, but the Liberal Media leaves that out of the story

    05/11/2004 10:12:51 PM PDT · 24 of 35
    jedi to no dems
    C'mon Jedi; you have to even ask that question?

    Not having seen anything mentioning Jewishness, am I to assume the names "Pearl" and "Berg" indicate it? I've known a couple of "Pearls," neither of whom were Jewish. I read about a composer named "Berg," but there was no mention of nationality/religion.