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  • Jim Carrey calls Gov. Brown a 'fascist' for signing new vaccination law

    07/01/2015 11:42:58 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 1, 2015 | By Veronica Rocha
    California Gov says yes to poisoning more children with mercury and aluminum in manditory vaccines,” he said. “This corporate fascist must be stopped.” He went on to say the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is corrupt because they “can’t solve a problem they helped start.” Carrey, who lives in Los Angeles, said he does not oppose vaccines, but is rather “anti-neurotoxin.” He believes vaccines should be free of chemicals and certain compounds, such as mercury and thimerosal. “All we are saying is, 'Take the neurotoxins out of the vaccines.' Make them toxin free. History will show that that...
  • Robert Kennedy Jr. warns of vaccine-linked ‘holocaust’

    04/07/2015 8:55:34 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 53 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 4-7-2015 | JEREMY B. WHITE
    With lawmakers preparing to vote on a bill blocking parents from skipping vaccinations for their children, prominent vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. arrived at the Sacramento screening of a film linking autism to the vaccine preservative thimerosal and warned that public health officials cannot be trusted. “They can put anything they want in that vaccine and they have no accountability for it,” said Kennedy, who walked onto and left a Crest Theater stage to standing ovations, of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Wednesday afternoon will see the first hearing for a bill eliminating the personal belief...
  • RFK, Jr: 'We have so much to learn from Cuba'

    01/05/2015 7:38:36 AM PST · by rktman · 69 replies ^ | 1/5/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    No, apparently this is not a spoof, the scion of the man who was responsible for the Cuban blockade is full of awe for the Cuban dictatorship. Sure, it’s a dictatorship, but other than that, it’s just ducky, apparently. Writing in the South American news agency MercoPress, Robert F. Kennedy avers, after admitting the dictatorship and lack of a free press: Despite its poverty, Cuba has managed some impressive accomplishments. Cuba’s government boasts the highest literacy rates for its population of any nation in the hemisphere. Cuba claims its citizens enjoy universal access to health care and more doctors per...
  • RFK, Jr.: We have so much to learn from Cuba (Ike's fault!)

    01/05/2015 1:56:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Merco Press ^ | January 3, 2015 | Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
    In early December, President Barack Obama announced the restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than five decades of a misguided policy which my uncle, John F. Kennedy, and my father, Robert F. Kennedy, had been responsible for enforcing after the U.S. embargo against the country was first implemented in October 1960 by the Eisenhower administration. The move has raised hopes in many quarters – not only in the United States but around the world – that the embargo itself is now destined to disappear. This does not detract from the fact that Cuba is still a dictatorship. The...
  • Vaccines And Autism: The Secret That You Are Not Supposed To Know

    06/24/2012 1:15:35 AM PDT · by yank in the UK · 167 replies
    End of the American dream ^ | 21st June 2012 | N/A
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of children in the United States with autism has risen by 78 percent over the past decade.  It is now estimated that 1 out of every 88 children in the United States has some form of autism disorder. 
  • H1N1 Vaccine: Spermicides, Cleaners, Cosmetics, Thimerosal & Squalene Present

    10/07/2009 7:11:45 AM PDT · by Beloved Levinite · 40 replies · 2,446+ views ^ | 9/11/09 | Jeffry John Aufderheide
    Jeffry John Aufderheide VacTRUTH 09/11/09 (*** EDITORS NOTE: THIS JUST IN, FDA APPROVES SWINE VACCINE PRIOR TO CHILDREN SAFETY STUDY BEGINNING!!!! SEE ARTICLE HERE. ) See for yourself the study presented at the end of article. Please spread the word and make this go viral… no pun intended. Kindly reference and link to VacTRUTH! ( Trials for the experimental H1N1 Swine flu vaccine commence Tuesday, September 15th in Thornton, Colorado. Novartis, a bio-pharmaceutical company that manufactures the vaccine, is recommending that children participating in the trial receive two doses of an experimental vaccine which contain ingredients found in spermicides, cleaners,...
  • Book Is Rallying Resistance to the Antivaccine Crusade

    01/13/2009 11:01:34 AM PST · by PurpleMan · 114 replies · 2,258+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 12, 2009 | DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
    When Jonas Salk invented polio vaccine, he was a hero — and I’m a terrorist?” he jokes, referring to a placard denouncing him at a recent demonstration by antivaccine activists outside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. In recent years, the debate over vaccines and autism, which began in fear and confusion, has hardened into anger. As Dr. Offit’s book details, numerous studies of thimerosal, measles virus and other alleged autism triggers in vaccines have been conducted, and hundreds of children with diagnoses of autism have undergone what he considers sham treatments and been “cured.” Both sides...
  • Autism Rate Is Still Rising Despite Vaccine Change

    01/07/2008 4:23:06 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 86 replies · 406+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7 January 2007 | JENNIFER CORBETT DOOREN
    Researchers at the California Department of Public Health said autism rates in that state have continued to rise despite the removal of the mercury-containing preservative thimerosal from most childhood vaccines.The research, which is being published in this month's Archives of General Psychiatry, looked at autism rates of children ages 3 to 12 from 1995 through March 2007 who had active cases with the department, or those who were receiving services from the state for an autism disorder. In 1999 federal health officials recommended the elimination of thimerosal from children's vaccines on concerns about a possible link to rising autism rates...
  • Hearing may link autism to vaccines

    06/16/2007 8:36:33 PM PDT · by Coleus · 20 replies · 733+ views ^ | 06.11.07 | SHANKAR VEDANTAM
    For more than a decade, families across the country have been warring with the medical establishment over their claims that routine childhood vaccines are responsible for the nation's apparent epidemic of autism. In an extraordinary proceeding that begins today, the battle will move from the ivory tower to the courts. Nearly 5,000 families will seek to convince a special "vaccine court" in Washington that the vaccines can cause healthy and outgoing children to withdraw into uncommunicative, autistic shells -- even though no link has been found by a large body of evidence and expert opinion. The court has never heard...
  • Are Vaccines To Blame For Autism?

    06/11/2007 12:06:11 PM PDT · by Froufrou · 234 replies · 2,945+ views
    FOX ^ | 06/11/07 | Unknown
    The parents of 12-year-old Michelle Cedillo asked a federal court Monday to find that their child's autism was caused by common childhood vaccines. Her parents, Theresa and Michael Cedillo, allege a preservative called thimerosal that had been used in vaccines weakened their daughter's immune system and prevented her body from clearing the measles virus after she was immunized for the disease at age 15 months. Today, Michelle suffers from a litany of health problems, including severe autism, inflammatory bowel disease, glaucoma and epilepsy. The burden of proof is easier than in a traditional court. Plaintiffs only have to prove that...
  • Jersey scientists find a possible key to autism

    02/18/2007 5:39:43 PM PST · by Incorrigible · 46 replies · 1,472+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 2/18/2007 | Peggy O'Crowley
    Jersey scientists find a possible key to autism A team of New Jersey scientists believes it has found ways to detect biological risk factors for autism through simple urine and blood tests, a discovery that could lead to groundbreaking medical treatment for the neurological disorder. The team of 16 scientists, mostly drawn from the campuses of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, say their findings, the result of more than two years of study on how the body breaks down fatty acids, could be a breakthrough for what is the fastest-growing developmental disorder in the nation, with...
  • Children of God for Life Backs CMA Initiative: End Aborted Fetal Vaccines

    05/17/2006 10:50:56 AM PDT · by · 11 replies · 583+ views
    For Immediate Release: May 16, 2006 Contact: Debi Vinnedge, Executive Director 1-877-488-LIFE or email Children of God for Life Backs CMA Initiative: End Aborted Fetal Vaccines (Largo, FL) Children of God for Life is standing staunchly behind the Catholic Medical Association on their recent statement and press release calling for vaccine manufacturers to produce vaccines that are “not associated with abortion”. For years Children of God for Life has called on physicians and pro-life groups across the country to pressure the government and pharmaceutical industry in their Campaign for Ethical Vaccines, which currently has over 550,000 supporters. “United, we...
  • Study links autism, vaccine

    03/03/2006 1:54:55 AM PST · by neverdem · 120 replies · 5,241+ views ^ | March 2, 2006 | Jon Brodkin
    Autism diagnoses have dropped nationwide since mercury was removed from most childhood vaccines, according to a new study that some say lends credence to charges that vaccinations were responsible for a huge increase in autism cases. About 4,700 families -- including ones from Framingham and Waltham -- have pending claims in a federal vaccine court alleging that mercury in vaccines caused their children to develop autism. The allegations are controversial and viewed with skepticism by many government officials and medical professionals. But supporters of a vaccine-autism link say a new report in the peer reviewed Journal of American Physicians and...
  • Vaccine additive banned in Iowa

    12/06/2005 2:25:40 PM PST · by cope85 · 30 replies · 1,888+ views ^ | December 6, 2005 | Rachelle Treiber
    Vaccine additive banned in Iowa By Rachelle Treiber Just as Iowa records the season’s first official case of influenza, pediatricians are reminding parents that children younger than 2 years face nearly the same risks associated with the illness as adults older than 65. But while some parents are leery of the pediatric flu vaccination — which can contain preservatives such as thimerosal, a mercury-based compound added to some vaccines — Iowans can rest easy. Earlier this year, the state became the first in the nation to ban the use of preservatives in childhood vaccines. In 1999, when it was discovered...
  • Pneumonia, flu vaccines lie at center of storm

    08/22/2005 6:35:15 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies · 426+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 08.22.05 | CAROL ANN CAMPBELL
    Vaccine opponents, a scattered though potent force, have been gearing up in recent weeks to fight state health officials who are pushing for new immunization rules for babies and young children. This latest vaccine skirmish centers on proposals to require that young children in child care centers or preschool get vaccinated against both the flu and pneumonia. The shots would be for children over 6 months old and would include the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7), and the influenza vaccine. Health officials said the mandates, not yet final, would prevent as many as 300 hospitalizations each year -- and possibly several...
  • Misrepresentation in press leads Vatican official to clarify position on vaccines

    08/04/2005 7:50:01 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies · 387+ views
    CNA ^ | 08.04.05
    Misrepresentation in press leads Vatican official to clarify position on vaccinesLargo, Fl., Aug. 04, 2005 (CNA) - Msgr. Jacques Suaudeau of the Pontifical Academy for the Family has clarified the content in the recent Vatican statement on vaccines, putting to rest any misunderstandings that may have followed after a news agency misrepresented the statement and the monsignor’s comments. Msgr. Suaudeau had spoken with a journalist from the news agency but, according to Children of God for Life, the news agency had “grossly misquoted” the monsignor’s intentions, and he “responded in his own defense.”The Vatican’s eight-page document states that Catholics can...
  • On Vaccines Made From Cells of Aborted Fetuses - Pontifical Academy for Life Response

    07/27/2005 6:22:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 4,239+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | July 27, 2005
    "It is a Grave Responsibility to Use Alternative Vaccines" VATICAN CITY, JULY 26, 2005 ( Here is a letter sent by Bishop Elio Sgreccia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, to Mrs. Debra Vinnedge, executive director, Children of God for Life. The letter presents the following study conducted by the academy entitled "Moral Reflections on Vaccines Prepared from Cells Derived from Aborted Human Fetuses." * * * Vatican City, June 9, 2005 Mrs. Debra Vinnedge Executive Director, Children of God for Life United States Dear Mrs. Debra Vinnedge, On June 4, 2003, you wrote to His Eminence Cardinal Joseph...
  • Deadly Immunity: Politics

    06/15/2005 8:16:34 AM PDT · by CraigG · 5 replies · 1,689+ views
    Rolling Stone Magazine ^ | 6/15/2005 | Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
    Deadly Immunity Robert F. Kennedy Jr. investigates the government cover-up of a mercury/autism scandal By ROBERT F. KENNEDY JR. In June 2000, a group of top government scientists and health officials gathered for a meeting at the isolated Simpsonwood conference center in Norcross, Georgia. Convened by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the meeting was held at this Methodist retreat center, nestled in wooded farmland next to the Chattahoochee River, to ensure complete secrecy. The agency had issued no public announcement of the session -- only private invitations to fifty-two attendees. There were high-level officials from the CDC and...
  • Vaccine Tie to Autism Gains New Supporters

    07/15/2005 5:16:24 AM PDT · by bookworm100 · 66 replies · 1,199+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Thursday, 14 July 2005 | Carla McClain
    The decade-long debate over what has caused this country's frightening spike of childhood autism once again is exploding… Reigniting the debate is the much-publicized book "Evidence of Harm" by David Kirby, as well as the report titled "Deadly Immunity" by environmental attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr. In brief, Kirby and Kennedy argue that federal health officials, with the help of vaccine-makers and some in Congress, have deliberately downplayed, even covered up, evidence that thimerosal - a preservative containing mercury - in childhood vaccines is the prime trigger behind the explosion of autism in U.S. children the last 15 years. Although...
  • Can a Blood Test Predict Your Child's Autism Risk?

    05/21/2005 7:26:39 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies · 263+ views
    Can a Blood Test Predict Your Child's Autism Risk?   Autism is an epidemic brain disorder that affects an estimated two to five out of every 1,000 children. Usually seen as children become toddlers, telltale symptoms include difficulty with social interaction and repetitive behaviors. While no one knows exactly what causes autism -- though some studies have linked its occurrence with childhood vaccines -- determining autism with a blood test may be a possibility. Researchers from the University of California, Davis, reported children with autism show different immune system responses from children without the disorder, and these might be...
  • FDA should take closer look at Thimerosal

    FDA should take closer look at Thimerosal When you think of the Food and Drug Administration, what image comes to mind? For some, it is a bloated bureaucracy that tries to regulate every substance entering our bodies. For others, it is a necessary administration that keeps us safe and healthy. Taking the latter into consideration, did you know that the FDA has issued 87 product recalls, market withdrawals and safety alerts since January? Almost daily, some food or drug is either mandated or voluntarily recalled by the FDA, often without a single case of a health problem. The FDA just...
  • Vaccination-Autism Link Unproven (Junk Science)

    04/01/2005 8:37:16 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 8 replies · 548+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4/1/2005 | Steven Milloy
    Radio shock jock Don Imus (search) is on a rampage about the vaccine preservative thimerosal (search) allegedly causing autism (search). A closer look at the facts, however, reveals that while thimerosal is safe, Imus unfortunately appears to be suffering from a case of Charlie McCarthy Syndrome, with his eco-crusader wife as the ventriloquist. Since the beginning of March, Imus has been ranting about thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative used to prevent contamination from fungi and bacteria in countless vaccines administered to adults and children since the 1930s. But in 1999, frenzied and junk science-fueled activists goaded wobbly-kneed pharmaceutical companies, federal public...
  • Study: Mercury damage to babies costs billions

    03/07/2005 10:08:30 PM PST · by Coleus · 10 replies · 706+ views
    Picayune Item ^ | 03.05.05
    Study: Mercury damage to babies costs billions Saturday, March 5, 2005 6:38 PM CST  WASHINGTON (AP) - Lower IQ levels linked to mercury exposure in the womb costs the United States $8.7 billion a year in lost earnings potential, according to a study released Monday by researchers at a New York hospital.   The Mount Sinai Center for Children's Health and the Environment combined a number of previous studies to determine hundreds of thousands of babies are born every year with lower IQ associated with mercury exposure.   Using work examining the effects of lead exposure on IQ, researchers determined...
  • Federal Bill to Ban Mercury In Vaccines Reintroduced

    02/24/2005 6:28:14 AM PST · by CraigG · 23 replies · 1,278+ views
    2/17/2005 | Jaillene Hunter
    For Immediate Release: Contact: Jaillene Hunter, (202) 225-3671; (202)-577-5285 February 17, 2005 Weldon/Maloney Introduce Legislation Banning Mercury From Vaccines Legislation Eliminates This Exposure For Children and Pregnant Women (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Reps. Dave Weldon, M.D. (R-FL) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) reintroduced H.R. 881 today eliminating mercury from vaccines. Given increasing concerns about mercury exposures and the body's ability to eliminate mercury, this bill will virtually eliminate the mercury exposure from vaccines. In 1999 the Public Health Service and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended removal of thimerosal from child vaccines. Five years later, thimerosal (50% mercury) remains in...
  • Evidence that thimerosal has caused the autism epidemic

    02/23/2005 7:45:53 AM PST · by CraigG · 75 replies · 3,124+ views
    Hi Everyone, I am the father of a 3 year old, recovering autistic son. We got the diagnosis at 18 months and in the time since I have dedicated myself to understanding this disorder and recovering my son from it. I have learned that autism is really mercury poisoning. The epidemic we are seeing now is the result of the mercury preservative in vaccines. This is not to say that autism cannot occur in other ways. It can. But the explosion we are seeing today is directly linked to the increase in mercury given to our children in the early...
  • Experts Find No Vaccine-Autism Link

    05/19/2004 12:57:23 AM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 477+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 19, 2004 | David Brown
    Panel Says More Research on Possible Connection May Not Be Worthwhile The Institute of Medicine, a highly influential adviser of the government on scientific matters, said yesterday there is no credible evidence that either the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine or vaccines containing the preservative thimerosal cause autism. The conclusion came in an 81-page report requested by two federal agencies to address the doubts raised by a small but vocal group of parents who question the safety of childhood vaccines. A 14-person panel of experts urged more research on autism but said further pursuit of possible links between vaccines and the devastating...
  • Panel Finds No Evidence to Tie Autism to Vaccines

    05/18/2004 11:56:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 83 replies · 9,648+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 19, 2004 | SANDRA BLAKESLEE
    An examination of scientific studies worldwide has found no convincing evidence that vaccines cause autism, according to a committee of experts appointed by the Institute of Medicine. In particular, no link was found between autism and the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine or vaccines that contain a mercury preservative called thimerosal. The committee released its eighth and final report yesterday in Washington. Some parents of autistic children immediately protested. Mark Blaxill, the father of an 8-year-old girl with autism, said the committee's conclusions were premature. Studies are under way that should not be dismissed, said Mr. Blaxill, who is a director of the...
  • Feds won't warn parents about vaccine

    04/04/2004 8:35:32 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 4 replies · 154+ views ^ | April 3, 2004 | none listed
    This is a WorldNetDaily printer-friendly version of the article which follows. To view this item online, visit Saturday, April 3, 2004 Feds won't warn parents about vaccineContains mercury eliminated from other shots due to health concerns Posted: April 3, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 The government has decided not to warn parents a mercury-laced preservative virtually eliminated from other vaccines because of health concerns will be included in flu shots given to hundreds of thousands of infants and toddlers this fall. The decision by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to recommend the shots with the preservative...
  • CDC Vaccine Data Leads Scientists to Shocking Discovery, Possible Vaccine/Mercury/Autism Link

    02/25/2004 11:31:26 AM PST · by Coleus · 142 replies · 2,207+ views ^ | 02.09.04
    CDC Vaccine Data Leads Scientists to Shocking DiscoveryMonday February 9, 9:20 am ET CHILDREN 27-TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DEVELOP AUTISM WITH EXPOSURE TO MERCURY- CONTAINING VACCINES, FINDINGS REVIEWED AT TODAY'S IOM MEETING IN DC WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Institute of Medicine will hold a one-day meeting to review important new research on the link between thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative in vaccines, and neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism. One of the larger studies under review comes from the CDC's own Vaccine Safety Datalink. Under independent investigation, CDC's data concludes children are 27-times more likely to develop autism...
  • When Judges Play Doctor (Why We Need Tort Reform)

    02/09/2004 9:14:40 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 7 replies · 245+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 9, 2004 12:03 a.m. | By PAUL A. OFFIT
    <p>In the spring of 2001, thimerosal (an ethylmercury-containing preservative) was removed from all routinely recommended vaccines given to young infants. As a consequence, lawsuits claiming that vaccines cause neurological damage, specifically autism, are now quietly amassing across the country. Soon, judges and jurors may decide whether thimerosal in vaccines caused harm.</p>
  • When Judges Play Doctor

    02/09/2004 2:32:42 AM PST · by The Raven · 5 replies · 286+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb 9, 2004 | PAUL A. OFFIT
    <p>In the spring of 2001, thimerosal (an ethylmercury-containing preservative) was removed from all routinely recommended vaccines given to young infants. As a consequence, lawsuits claiming that vaccines cause neurological damage, specifically autism, are now quietly amassing across the country. Soon, judges and jurors may decide whether thimerosal in vaccines caused harm.</p>
  • Autism and Vaccines [WSJ Editorial]

    02/09/2004 2:29:07 AM PST · by The Raven · 37 replies · 335+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb 9, 2004 | editorial
    <p>Everyone in our business learns to take a punch, but even we've been surprised by the furious response to an editorial we ran a few weeks ago about vaccines. The subject deserves further attention, not least because the goal of our antagonists appears to be to shut down public debate on the matter.</p>
  • Study Casts Doubt on Theory of Vaccines' Link to Autism

    09/03/2003 8:41:09 PM PDT · by Pan_Yans Wife · 6 replies · 281+ views
    The NY Times ^ | September 4, 2003 | DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
    A new study from Denmark tends to discount widely held fears that a mercury-based preservative formerly used in childhood vaccines may be responsible for the rapid rise in diagnoses of autism. In the study, published this week in the journal Pediatrics, a team of Danish doctors counted all the diagnoses of autism in the country from 1971 to 2000. They found no decrease after 1992, when Denmark became the first country in the world to ban the preservative, thimerosal. Rather, autism diagnoses continued to skyrocket on the same trajectory that began in the late 1980's, rising from less than one...
  • Those Immoderate 'Moderates' [vaccine politics sway Bill Frist]

    01/20/2003 2:27:12 AM PST · by The Raven · 3 replies · 221+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan 20, 2003 | Editorial
    <p>If being a "moderate" in today's Washington means going out of your way to thwart the will of current federal law, send a vital industry into bankruptcy and hold the health of America's children hostage, someone may have to redefine the term.</p>