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Some history of HB 465 (2007)
June 15, 2009 The Global H1N1 Flu Pandemic
Readying Americans for Dangerous, Mandatory Vaccinations
by Stephen Lendman
At least three US federal laws should concern all Americans and suggest what may be coming - mandatory vaccinations for hyped, non-existant threats, like H1N1 (Swine Flu). Vaccines and drugs like Tamiflu endanger human health but are hugely profitable to drug company manufacturers.
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US doctors pay to hear Ore. town's vaccine views - Yahoo! News
Published: Friday, January 9, 2009 at 6:10 p.m.
ASHLAND, Ore. |There are so many parents in this free-spirited, unconventional small town who won't get their children vaccinated that federal researchers are paying money just to hear their side of things.
Interesting Health links
Dr. Mercola on child multivitaminsCheck out the ingredients in some child's multivitamins. Also note the video clip that Dr. Mercola has to explain the yearly cycle of need for Vitamin D.
Registered dietician teaches the diet of Dr. Weston Price"Modern nutritional diseases such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease have not always been a part of our lives. They were introduced 80 to 100 years ago when people began trading whole foods from the family farm for food manufactured by the food processing industry," said Rodriguez, chapter leader of The Weston A. Price Foundation in Aiken."
"The Weston A. Price Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization founded to disseminate the research of nutrition pioneer Dr. Weston Price. His research showed humans achieve perfect physical form and health generation only when they consume nutrient-dense whole foods and the vital fat soluble activators found exclusively in animal fats."
"The ageless whole food diets followed for thousands of years gave people immunity to many diseases that plague us today. Those who follow ageless diets today are free from dental decay, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, infertility, etc.," said Rodriguez."
Read rest of story here: http://www.aikenstandard.com/results/0325Price
3 BetsPublished in the May/June 2009 issue of Orion magazine
On Ecology, economy, and human health
by Sandra Steingraber
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CDC whistleblowerIn August 2014, Dr. William Thompson, CDC researcher, admited that autism occurred more often for African-American boys IF their first MMR vaccination occurred before age 36 months.
Atlanta Black Star
CDC Scientist Reportedly Claims Vaccine Linked to Autism in Black Babies
A senior scientist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claims the federal agency has been hiding results from a test of experimental measles vaccines that increased the likelihood of Black children getting autism, according to reports.
There has been a lot of controversy surrounding MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccinations and whether or not they are linked to autism.
While the CDC assured the public that there was nothing to worry about with the vaccination, senior scientist Dr. William Thompson claims the CDC has been lying for years, according to The Examiner.
Dr. Brian Hooker was doing research for the Focus Autism Foundation and requested some information via the Freedom of Information Act about a 2004 study that claimed MMR vaccinations were perfectly safe.
According to Thompson, those results were false.
The Examiner reported that Thompson, who has been with the CDC for more than a decade, admitted to Hooker that he and several other authors behind the study manipulated and hid data that proved Black babies were more than three times more likely to develop regressive autism if they were given the vaccine before the age of 3.
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Sharyl Attkisson - Untouchable Subjects, Fearless Reporting
CDC Whistleblower case followup by Sharyl Attkisson September 10,2014
Questions Surrounding Review of Challenged Vaccine-Autism Study
Did the medical journal Pediatrics stand by a questioned vaccine-autism study without interviewing the coauthor who confessed to and exposed alleged scientific misconduct?
If so, that would deviate from what should be standard procedure in such an investigation, according to internationally recognized medical ethicist Dr. Michael Carome.
“If the evidence seems substantial, the journal should contact all co-authors, present them with the allegations and supporting evidence, and ask them to respond,” says Carome, a research ethics expert who heads the Health Research Group at the watchdog group Public Citizen.
Last month, William Thompson, a senior scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stepped forward to say that he and his CDC coauthors omitted key data showing a link between MMR vaccine and autism in African American children. The study was published in 2004 in the journal Pediatrics.
“I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information,” said Thompson in a statement issued through his attorney August 27. “The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data were collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.”
It may be unprecedented for the author of a scientific, peer-reviewed article to publicly expose alleged flaws in his own work and that of his colleagues.
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Excerpts from many news stories related to the CDC coverup:
Montana Bioterrorism Training ProjectPandemic Influenza Functional Exercises
Page of links to various documents regarding Pandemic Influenza preparedness.
Local woman files suit over fears of mandatory vaccineBy CANDACE CHASE/Daily Inter Lake
Published: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 10:57 PM CDT
Crissy Weibert, a local registered nurse, has filed a lawsuit seeking to stop an alleged plan for mandatory vaccination of all American citizens, citing in particular the H1N1 'swine flu) vaccine now under development.
Weibert asserts that the federal government has given the World Health Organization the right to enforce mandatory vaccinations through martial law by virtue of the declaration of a level 6 pandemic.
But according to Joe Russell, director of Flathead City-County Health Department, no agency has any plans for mandatory vaccinations for H1N1 flu.
"Nothing could be farther from the truth," Russell said. "It's voluntary."
MMR Causes Autism – Another Win In US Federal CourtPosted on June 14, 2009 by childhealthsafety
Julia a three year old US citizen has just won substantial compensation in the US Federal Court for autism caused by MMR vaccine – says her mother.
What is different about this case? They kept the “autism” word out of the case. Many parents in other US cases have been advised to do this by their US attorneys in order to succeed:
The Judgment on Vaccines Is In???Recently, I was amazed to hear a commentary by CNN's Campbell Brown on the controversial vaccine issue. After a ruling by the 'special vaccine court' saying the Measles, Mumps, Rubella shot wasn't found to be responsible for the plaintiffs' autism, she and others in the media began making assertions that the judgment was in, and vaccines had been proven safe.
by Jim Carrey
Read the rest of the article containing good commentary and rebuttal here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com
YouTube, four part series on Autism with Jim Carry and Jenny McCarthy on Larry King Live: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPDDzwhu--s
Voting Himself Rich: CDC Vaccine Adviser Made $29 Million Or More After Using Role to Create MarketBy Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill
Dr. Paul Offit of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) took home a fortune of at least $29 million as part of a $182 million sale by CHOP of its worldwide royalty interest in the Merck Rotateq vaccine to Royalty Pharma in April of last year, according to an investigation by Age of Autism. Based on an analysis of current CHOP administrative policies, the amount of income distributed to Offit could be as high as $46 million.
Source: Read rest of story at: http://www.ageofautism.com ...
[Note: Paul Offit sat on the ACIP board for one term. (1998-2003) ACIP makes the nationwide recommendations for the CDC child schedule for vaccination. It is public knowledge that most members of the ACIP have financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry. This news story should make it clear to parents why the mandating of vaccines must be stopped.]
Couple can sue vaccine company, court says
Lawsuit claims mercury preservative in shot responsible for child's autism
updated 10:11 a.m. MT, Tues., Oct. 7, 2008
ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court allowed an Atlanta couple's lawsuit against a vaccine manufacturer to go forward, upholding a first-of-a-kind ruling by an appellate court that had drawn fierce opposition from the vaccine industry.
The court's unanimous decision on Monday concluded that a 1986 federal law that has been used to block other lawsuits against vaccine companies does not bar the lawsuit from Marcelo and Carolyn Ferrari from going to trial.
It upheld a ruling by the Georgia Court of Appeals, which became the first appellate court in the nation to hold that the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Compensation Act does not pre-empt state law.
The Ferrari family asked the Georgia Supreme Court on Tuesday to rule that vaccine maker American Home Products Corp., now known as Wyeth, can be held liable for damages in a civil case involving their son, Stefan.
The family believes they can prove that thimerosal, the mercury-based preservative, caused their son's disability. Stefan, they say, was a talkative toddler before he got a round of boosters shots when he was 18 months old. The boy, now 10, hasn't spoken since.
The case has drawn the protests from the vaccine industry as well as powerful right-leaning lobbying groups from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to the conservative Pacific Legal Foundation.
Seven other state courts have ruled that the federal laws pre-empt any state law that might give families the power to challenge the vaccine manufacturers.
But the Georgia Court of Appeals became the first appellate court in the nation to rule that the federal law doesn't take precedence over state tort rules, calling the federal statute unclear.
At court hearings in May, attorneys for the Madison, N.J.-based company argued that other judges have concluded Congress wanted the federal law to pre-empt state rules, in part so that manufacturers aren't subjected to a mishmash of different state standards.
Wyeth spokesman Doug Petkus said the company would appeal Monday's decision to the U.S. Supreme Court because it conflicts with congressional intent "to create a uniform procedure to handle claims."
Petkus said other courts have agreed that the federal law supersedes state claims for injuries if the vaccines are prepared with FDA-approved designs and are accompanied by the proper warnings.
Ferrari's attorney, Lanny Bridgers, contended that the federal law was meant to supplement, not displace, state law. He also asked the court's seven justices not to be swayed by earlier decisions.
The Georgia Supreme Court's ruling, written by Justice George Carley, said the federal law "clearly does not pre-empt all design defect claims against vaccine manufacturers."
Instead, the court held, vaccine manufacturers must prove on a case-by-case basis that the side effect of the particular vaccine were unavoidable to be immune from defective design claims.
Families of autistic children have claimed in court that thimerosal is linked to autism, although government lawyers say the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has rejected any link.
Thimerosal has been removed in recent years from standard childhood vaccines, except flu vaccines that are not packaged in single doses. The CDC says single-dose flu shots currently are available only in limited quantities.
Article source: http://www.helenair.com/articles/2007/11/04/helena/f01110407_02.txt
Montana day-care costs among highest in U.S.
By ROB CHANEY, Missoulian - 11/04/07
Parents of college-age children rejoice: It costs less to send a 19-year-old to the University of Montana for a year than it does to put a 4-year-old in full-time day care.
That doesn’t truly compare apples to apples. But one Missoula family sending their child to UM for two semesters of full-time college coursework will spend an average $5,238, not counting room, board and books. The family next door with a 4-year-old and two full-time jobs will require $6,750 for 50 weeks a year of daycare.
Looking for an in-home nanny? The rates range from $7 to $13 an hour per child, or roughly $1,000 a month to look after two small children.
Numbers like these got Montana lumped with the bottom 10 states for affordable day care, according to the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies.
The association’s annual survey, released last month, found that full-time care for a preschooler required around 14 percent of family income in Oregon, New York, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Washington, North Carolina, Maine, California and Montana.
Montana also fell in with Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming — places where the cost of caring for two children exceeded the average monthly mortgage payment.
* “In every region of the United States, average childcare fees for an infant in a center are higher than the average amount families spend on food,” the association’s Stacey Minott wrote. “In 42 states, the price of full-time infant care in a center is higher than tuition at a public college.”
You’d think that would be good news for child-care providers. But given Montana’s equally low rankings on income surveys, there’s a big gap between what the job is worth and what people can afford to pay.
Olivia Herring has worked occasionally in daycare centers or as a nanny for the past four years in both Seattle and Missoula. Now a student at UM, she’s found lots of work offers but few good paychecks.
“If you’re a nanny there (in Seattle), people pay up to $17 an hour to watch two kids,” Herring said. “In Missoula, people have ads out for three infants and want to pay $6.15 an hour.”
At that rate, parents should expect a dedicated and trustworthy person who comes with first-aid and child CPR training, a driver’s license and at least a high school diploma.
And that doesn’t begin to address the educational qualifications many parents seek. UM Career Services student employment coordinator Valerie Marsh said parents are homing in on students who study childhood development, elementary education and related fields.
“It’s not just a babysitter anymore,” Marsh said. “They want people to interact with the kids, to speak a second language to their children.”
Unfortunately, that raises the question of when school begins. Montanans just got comfortable with the idea of all-day kindergarten. Education leaders strained to explain that the change wouldn’t be either watered-down first grade or over-structured babysitting.
Dragging preschool into that milieu raises several very different concerns. Some worry about the creation of a “nanny state,” with government education standards imposed on home nurseries. Budget-strapped school systems already worry about funding all-day kindergarten. Devoting resources to even younger children draws them away from the K-12 needs.
Child care easily slips into the same Montana quandary corral as housing prices and low wages. Everybody agrees there’s a problem. Nobody knows what to do about it.
That might change this spring when the governor’s School Readiness Task Force releases its findings. State Early Childhood Services bureau chief Jamie Palagi said the report will look at both child-care providers’ economic contributions to the state and the economic drag produced by lack of affordable child care.
In addition to fresh data, the School Readiness report will also produce recommendations for improving the situation. Those could include greater state underwriting of child-care costs, more involvement by private businesses, or appeals for greater state-federal cooperation on existing programs like Head Start.
Fixing Montana’s child-care challenges requires that magical combination of public interest, available resources and political momentum. It won’t be easy, Barmeyer said, as Montana’s social service agencies may be headed for a strollers-vs.-walkers showdown with aging baby boomers competing against preschoolers for services.
And college tuition isn’t getting any cheaper.
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