Response to Rubella Vaccine in Somali and Black Children Suggests MMR Vaccine and Autism Connection...

Jul 31, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Watch this video: Now read this article. Somali Americans develop twice the antibody response to rubella from the current vaccine compared to Caucasians in a new Mayo Clinic study on individualized aspects of immune response. A non-Somali, African-American cohort ranked next in immune response, still significantly higher than Caucasians… Now… read this article. “This study validates the concerns of the Somali community in Minneapolis,” comments epidemiologist Michael Rosanoff, Autism Speaks associate director for public health research. “There may be factors that put Somali-American children at higher risk of autism and autism with intellectual disability,” he says. “Or these findings may reflect better autism awareness and detection within this tight-knit community. We need to explore these possibilities, and that takes further research.” Yes. It does take further research. Or DOES IT??? Let’s review. Somali...

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What To Do When You Are Pressured To Sign Exemption Forms With Objectionable Statements In Order For Your Child To Attend School...

Jul 31, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Vaxxed Is Back to Rhode Island·Monday, July 11, 2016 Via: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Par… When you absolutely must sign a form, here is a legal way to protect yourself from the ramifications of signing a form which may have statements that are not in your best interest: 1) Ideally, completely black out any statements implying that you are putting your child in harm’s way by refusing vaccinations. (If your form is rejected due to this, write above your signature, “I do not agree with all of the above statements”) If they still reject the form, KEEP the one that they rejected so that you have proof they would not accept your form with the correction. 2) Note that you are signing “Under Duress” (Any restrictions on your ‘signature’ must be prior to, or before you sign...

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CDC Scientist: ‘We scheduled meeting to destroy vaccine-autism study documents’...

Jul 30, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] This article was first published July 29, 2015 A current Centers for Disease Control (CDC) senior scientist has made an unprecedented admission: he and his colleagues–he says– committed scientific misconduct to cover up a meaningful link between vaccines and autism in black boys. Just as startling, the CDC scientist, Dr. William Thompson, says the study co-authors “scheduled a meeting to destroy documents related to the study. The remaining four co-authors all met and brought a big garbage can into the meeting room, and reviewed and went through all the hardcopy documents that we had thought we should discard, and put them into a huge garbage can.” The…co-authors…brought a big garbage can into the meeting room… [and put the documents]…into a huge garbage can. –CDC Senior Scientist Dr. William Thompson Despite this whistleblower testimony,...

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Medical boards threaten the careers of doctors that question Big Pharma propaganda...

Jul 30, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] natural news.com (Upcoming: Attend the FREE online Alzheimer’s and Dementia Summit by signing up now! ) The American Medical Association, also known as the AMA, has recently proposed new “ethical and professional” guidelines for physicians. These guidelines would put a stop to doctors who speak out or otherwise rail against convention. The AMA is clearly an agency that has been bought by Big Pharma and is now seeking to dole out punishments to doctors who do not conform to their narrative. Indeed, this new proposal seeks to target physicians like Dr. Oz, star of his own eponymous TV show, and outlines how physicians ought to “conduct” themselves when in front of the media. In other words, these new guidelines seek to remove freedom of speech from physicians in places where other people can...

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Solar powered floating farms: the new means of global food production?...

Jul 30, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] by J HERMAN While the sharp growth in global population that continues to occur in the 21st Century is an indicator of many technological, economical and medical advancements our civilization has made, it presents quite a few challenges that will only grow in coming years. The largest of these? Producing enough food to feed a population that is predicted to exceed 9 billion by 2050. But one viable, creative solution is already floating around thanks to Barcelona-based design firm Forward Thinking Architecture. The company proposes that we make use of Earth’s oceans as a means of harbouring the farms of the future. A fully automated, self-sustainable system The company’s Smart Floating Systems (SFF) are designed to be smart and fully automated to make use of technological advancements in areas such as solar-power, aquaculture and hydroponics...

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Luke’s Best Chance: One Man’s Fight for His Autistic Son...

Jul 30, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   More than a million children in America are the autism spectrum. What happens when they come of age? http://video.rollingstone.com/previews/MmOHdmlQ-necgKPaX <span data-mce-bogus=”1″ class=”mceItemHidden”><span></span><<span data-mce-bogus=”1″ class=”mceItemHidden”><span class=”hiddenSpellError” pre=”” data-mce-bogus=”1″>iframe</span></span> <span class=”hiddenSpellError” pre=”iframe ” data-mce-bogus=”1″>src</span>=”http://video.rollingstone.com/players/MmOHdmlQ-necgKPaX.html” width=”320″ height=”260″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”auto”></span> By Paul Solotaroff   Luke greets me in the hallway, thrusting a book in my direction, then snatches it back and darts into his room. It’s been two weeks since I’ve seen him, and what I desperately want to do is grab him up and hug him till he howls. But because it’s been two weeks – and because he is autistic – I must begin again, from the start line, with my son. His bedroom, per usual, is a hot mess. The floor is a Slip ‘N Slide of books he’s pulled down, most of...

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In This Amazing City People Live Without Politics, No Religion And No Money...

Jul 30, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] by GOSTICA · Upon learning this, you will think that happened long ago, but no. There is still a place to live, and not say for its scenery, but for their ideals as a society who do not follow the standards to which we are accustomed. In this town there is no money, no religion, no politics. This is truly a paradise to live. Think only in a place where there are none of these factors, where you can finally live in peace. This place exists and is called “Auroville”! It was founded in 1968 and was hailed as an international city by UNESCO, as its inhabitants are over 50 nationalities and different cultures. They coexist without any problem, since they have a political system, have no religion, and on top, do not use...

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945-million-yen lawsuit filed over cervical cancer vaccines...

Jul 30, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] THE ASAHI SHIMBUN Plaintiffs and their supporters head to Tokyo District Court on July 27 to submit a mass lawsuit related to side effects from cervical cancer vaccines. (Naoko Kawamura) Sixty-three young women are seeking a combined 945 million yen ($9 million) in compensation in the first mass lawsuit concerning side effects from cervical cancer vaccines. The women are suing the central government and pharmaceutical companies GlaxoSmithKline Plc and MSD KK. The lawsuits were filed July 27 in the district courts at Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka. The plaintiffs are aged between 15 and 22. The women argue they have suffered health problems, such as pain in various parts of their bodies, difficulty in walking and also impaired eyesight, as a result of taking the vaccines that were meant to prevent cervical cancer....

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LA TIMES: Judge Finds Merck Lied In Patent Trial, Overturns $200-Million Verdict...

Jul 30, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] By Erin Elizabeth – HEALTH NUT NEWS These days, the public doesn’t have a very high opinion of drug manufacturers. And it seems that there may now be yet another reason to be angry: federal Judge Beth Labson Freeman of San Jose has found that Merck & Co. lied to a business partner and to the court itself (I’m sure no one is surprised). Just this week, Judge Freeman threw out a patent infringement judgment Merck had won against Gilead Sciences, and overturned a $200-million jury award in the case. Merck says it will appeal the judge’s ruling. This is a big deal for Merck and involves one of the most profitable drugs on the market today — the Sovaldi treatment (made by Gilead) for the hepatitis C virus. Merck’s misconduct includes lying, misusing Pharmasset’s confdential information,...

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Have you seen this man? He put more than $1 Million of your money in his pocket to deliver a bogus “definitive” MMR-Autism study to the CDC...

Jul 30, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Now the US Government wants him too Poul Thorsen: At-large playboy hired by the CDC to “debunk” the MMR-Autism “myth.”   His Holiness Dr. Paul Offit, the world’s No. 1 vaccine apologist, told the Association for Health Care Journalists meeting in 2014 that journalists trying to cover both sides of the vaccine story should be put in “journalism jail.” He added, “It’s easy to scare people. It’s harder to un-scare them.” Well, Dr. Offit, we were already scared–waaay before Andrew Wakefield. “Andrew Wakefield Debunked” are words that gently fall off the lips of journalists young and old even while covering a child falling off a swing. In truth, vaccine opposition is as old as Edward Jenner’s smallpox vaccine, which started causing side effects and deaths as early as the 1790s. What happened in...

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JILL STEIN ON VACCINES: People have ‘real questions’...

Jul 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] By David Weigel THE WASHINGTON POST Jill Stein not sure all ‘real questions’ on vaccines have been addressed Asked whether she believes vaccines cause autism, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein said corporate influence on federal agencies has caused “rampant distrust” of agencies that approve medication and food. (Sarah Parnass, Alice Li/The Washington Post) PHILADELPHIA — For a week, Jill Stein was everywhere that the Democratic National Convention was not. The Green Party’s likely candidate for president made drop-ins to a four-day Socialist Convergence at the Quaker meeting hall, rallied “Bernie or Bust” protesters outside the gates of Philadelphia’s sports complex and sat for interview after interview. When she sat with The Washington Post’s Sarah Parnass and Alice Li, Stein explained her stance on something that had flared up during a Reddit AMA....

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IS THIS THE FUTURE OF BERNIE’S REVOLUTION?...

Jul 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   A small, progressive political party is in Philadelphia looking to capitalize on his movement. Pema Levy   MOTHER JONES James West/Mother Jones As the fractured Democratic National Convention gradually unified behind Hillary Clinton over the course of the week, Bernie Sanders’ frustrated supporters were left to wonder what was next for their would-be political revolution. An obscure political party thinks it has the answer. Leaders of the Working Families Party, a progressive party backed by labor unions and community activists, were in Philadelphia this week to make the case to Sanders supporters that the WFP should carry the torch. Unlike the Green Party, whose presidential candidate, Jill Stein, has attracted some Sanders backers and threatens to draw votes away from Hillary Clinton and help Donald Trump, the WFP sees itself as a complement...

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HIGHWAYS CAN HELP POLLINATORS RETURN TO HEALTH...

Jul 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Compost-spreading tactics to encourage native plants that both control erosion and attract pollinators / Caltrans In the face of rapidly-declining honeybee populations, farms across the country are under threat. In California, officials are now pioneering new methods to boost the health of the honeybees and butterflies, according to a recent Congressional hearing in Washington, D.C. To reiterate the importance of these efforts, Congressman Jeff Denham, who is also an almond farmer, said at the briefing: “making sure we have healthy pollinators is critical to a state like California.” There to discuss these pioneering methods was Keith Robinson, ASLA, principal of the landscape architecture program at the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). The purview of Robinson and the 240 landscape architects he leads is roadsides. Their primary job is to control erosion. But Robinson...

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Landscape Architecture in the News Highlights (July 1 – 15)...

Jul 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] J.R. Taylor THE DIRT Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times Conservation: Geniuses of Place – Nature.com, 7/6/16 “Ethan Carr traces the arc of influence in landscape creation and preservation from ‘Capability’ Brown to Frederick Law Olmsted and the US National Park Service.” Playful Variation on Ring Forms Performance Space at Ragdale in Lake Forest – Chicago Tribune, 7/8/16 “There’s something about a ring, the kind that gathers people in a circle. From Stonehenge to the layered-stone ‘council rings’ of landscape architect Jens Jensen, circular open-air structures have long liberated us from the straight lines of everyday life and created places for shared experience.” Imagine if the 2 Freeway Ended in a Brilliantly Colored, Eco-Smart Park – The Los Angeles Times, 7/11/16 “There are two ways you can look at the long spur of the...

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Pokémon Go Adds a New Layer to Public Spaces...

Jul 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]  Pershing Square Park as depicted in Pokémon Go Karen Grajales THE DIRT According to the National Academy of Sciences, “nature-based recreation” has decreased 25 percent in the last 40 years. The average American now spends only one half of a day per week outdoors. Furthermore, kids now spend an average of only 30 minutes or less outdoors each day, half as much as 20 years ago. Is Pokémon Go — the explosively popular game app released worldwide this month — a way to get adults and kids off their sofas and into parks and other public spaces? After a couple of days happily playing the game, my answer is a qualified yes. The qualification: it is possible to play a circumscribed version of the game while sitting at your desk or sofa. But the game...

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Interview with Toody Maher on Co-Designing Parks with the Community...

Jul 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] THE DIRT  Jared Green Toody Maher / SF Gate Toody Maher is the founder and executive director of Pogo Park. She is an artist, inventor, and entrepreneur and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. In the Iron Triangle in Richmond, California, which is one of the poorest and most violent neighborhoods in the country, you’ve created an exciting model, which combines community development, child development, play, and parks. What are the essential elements of a Pogo Park? Any public space can be transformed into a Pogo Park. In essence, a Pogo Park is an amazing place, a magical place for children to play. There are five key elements. First of all, a Pogo Park must be staffed. You need someone there who clean the park, welcome folks as they come in,...

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DESIGN COMPETITION: A MORE RESILIENT WEST PALM BEACH...

Jul 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Jared Green   THE DIRT Shore to Core / Van Alen Institute and West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency West Palm Beach, a city of nearly 100,000 some 70 miles north of Miami, is grappling with how to protect itself from sea level rise. Much of this long, thin 50-square-mile city fronts the Atlantic Ocean. While in the past this form of development maximized its appeal as a waterfront city, now that exposure elevates their risk. To create a sustainable and resilient future, the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency has partnered with the Van Alen Institute to create Shore to Core: Vision for a Waterfront City, an  urban design competition, to rethink its future trajectory. The design competition though calls for interdisciplinary teams of designers (landscape architects, urban designers, architects) along with experts...

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PARKS CAN ALSO BE GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE...

Jul 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Aaron King  THE DIRT Historic 4th Ward Park / Beltlandia.com City Parks, Clean Water: Making Great Places Using Green Infrastructure, a new report from The Trust for Public Land (TPL), makes a strong case for leveraging public parks to manage stormwater. The report offers several useful case studies that explain the challenges and opportunities involved in designing parks to act as systems for storing or absorbing excess stormwater. The problem of stormwater, as many readers know, originates with the vast amount of asphalt and concrete used in urban areas. Where once stormwater would have filtrated into the ground, asphalt and concrete shed it toward sewer systems. That water, toting pollutants and grime from streets, gets conveyed to rivers, lakes, and other water sources that people use. It is never cleansed by soils and...

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New Solar Device Removes Carbon Dioxide From the Atmosphere...

Jul 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] If the experimental technology can be commercialized, it can become an important tool for reducing the impact of climate change. Researchers used simulated sunlight to power a solar cell that converts atmospheric carbon dioxide directly into syngas, a combination of hydrogen gas and carbon monoxide that can be burned for energy or converted into liquid fuels. (Photo: University of Illinois at Chicago/Jenny Fontaine) Emily J. Gertz is an associate editor for environment and wildlife at TakePart. A new type of solar-powered technology has the potential to play a big role in the fight against climate change if its inventors can take it from the laboratory to industrial-scale use. On Thursday, a team of scientists announced in the journal Science that they have created a device that absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and...

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Gardasil Vaccine Becomes International Scandal: Deceptive Emails by Health Officials Exposed to Public...

Jul 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   Dr. Sin Hang Lee, M.D. Image Source. by Brian Shilhavy Editor, Health Impact News I predict that Gardasil will become the greatest medical scandal of all times because at some point in time, the evidence will add up to prove that this vaccine, technical and scientific feat that it may be, has absolutely no effect on cervical cancer and that all the very many adverse effects which destroy lives and even kill, serve no other purpose than to generate profit for the manufacturers. This statement was made in April of 2014 by French medical doctor Bernard Dalbergue, a former pharmaceutical industry physician with Merck, the manufacturer of the HPV vaccine Gardasil. (Story here.) This past week, Dr. Sin Hang Lee, M.D., F.R.C.P. (C), FCAP, director of the Milford Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory in Connecticut, proved Dr. Dalbergue’s prediction...

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WORLD GAME BY BUCKY FULLER

Jul 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] About Fuller World Game In the 1960’s Buckminster Fuller proposed a “great logistics game” and “world peace game” (later shortened to simply, the “World Game”) that was intended to be a tool that would facilitate a comprehensive, anticipatory, design science approach to the problems of the world. The use of “world” in the title obviously refers to Fuller’s global perspective and his contention that we now need a systems approach that deals with the world as a whole, and not a piece meal approach that tackles our problems in what he called a “local focus hocus pocus” manner. The entire world is now the relevant unit of analysis, not the city, state or nation. For this reason, World Game programming generally used Fuller’s Dymaxion Map for the plotting of resources, trends, and scenarios...

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Does One Gene Hold the Secret to the Rise in Autism?...

Jul 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] A study of 168 children diagnosed with autism demonstrated that 98% of children diagnosed with autism share at least one of the various MTHFR gene mutations 1. What does the MTHFR gene do? The MTHFR gene creates the MTHFR enzyme, which enables methylation. What is methylation? Methylation is a vital metabolic process occurring within every cell of your body, billions of times per second. It is a cycle that is responsible for creating crucial substances like neurotransmitters as well as the primary antioxidant in our bodies: glutathione What happens when the MTHFR gene is mutated? When there is a mutation within the MTHFR gene, it results in distortion of the MTHFR enzyme’s shape. Enzyme function depends on shape, just as a key depends upon grooves to work in a lock. A dysfunctional MTHFR...

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HILLARY CLINTON AND THE CHOICE

Jul 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Robert Borosage  CAMPAIGN FOR AMERCA’S FUTURE Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday night confidently accepted the nomination of the Democratic Party to be president of the United States. This was history. Our money-laden, poll-driven politics is a tawdry business. The Clintons are burdened by a lot of history on the national stage. The packaging of the moment was over the top. But all that aside, the moment is worth celebrating. And while we’re not supposed to comment, Hillary Clinton looked dazzling as she stepped up to that moment. Clinton’s address came at the end of a long, successful Democratic convention. Democrats drew bigger audiences, offered more star power, featured better speeches, more moving moments, and presented more of America than Republicans. Clinton’s address put Donald Trump’s rambling remarks at the Republican convention to shame....

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Top 10 Reasons U.S. Govt. Seems to Be Fine With Blowing Up Children...

Jul 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   News & Politics This latest story of blowing up 85 civilians in their homes has some people confused and concerned. This should help you out. By David Swanson / CounterPunch   VIA ALTERNET   Photo Credit: Orlok / Shutterstock.com Is it really necessary for me to explain to you why it’s acceptable, necessary, and admirable for the United States and its minor allies to be blowing up houses, families, men, women, and children in Syria? This latest story of blowing up 85 civilians in their homes has some people confused and concerned. Let me help you out. 1. Somebody mistook them for ISIS fighters, determined that each of them was a continuing and imminent threat to the United States, verified a near zero possibility of any civilians being hurt in the process, and determined that...

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Campaigns End on Election Day—Revolutions Don’t...

Jul 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Election 2016 The revolution won’t “Bern out” and fold; its fighters have audacious, long-term ambitions. By Jim Hightower / AlterNet Saint Charles, MO, USA – March 14, 2016: US Senator and Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during a campaign rally at the Family Arena in Saint Charles, Missouri. Photo Credit: R. Gino Santa Maria / Shutterstock.com The fervent prayer of old-line Democratic operatives and corporate funders is that the Sanders storm will dissipate now that Hillary Clinton will get the nomination, thus allowing politics as usual to reestablish its grip on the system. Here’s why I think they’re dead wrong. First, whatever else you think of Clinton, she’s smart, savvy and accomplished, and she didn’t come this far by ignoring important shifts in the political winds. As Sanders’ tub-thumping message drew huge...

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Poised and Confident, Hillary Clinton’s DNC Speech Lays Out a Progressive Agenda...

Jul 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] After a week of snubs, their grassroots revolution is acknowledged. By Steven Rosenfeld / AlterNet   Photo Credit: Hillary 2016 campaign – Twitter Hillary Clinton made history in more ways than one in Philadelphia. By Tuesday, she was the first woman nominated by a major political party. On Wednesday, President Obama wholeheartedly passed her the leadership baton. Before she took the stage Thursday, mainstream media was calling the Democratic National Convention a great success, while the TV ratings at the DNC have exceeded the GOP’s overall. And then Clinton gave a poised and clear-eyed speech accepting the nomination and presenting a very progressive agenda. And, in a manner unmatched by any previous speaker on the previous three nights, Clinton thanked Sanders for his campaign, thanked his supporters for their energy, and invited them...

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Cooling measures are big and getting bigger: The global impact of air conditioning...

Jul 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] More AC means billions of tons of increased carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere Lucas Davis, The Conversation  VIA SALON.COM This article was originally published on The Conversation. With a heat wave pushing the heat index well above 100°F (38°C) through much of the United States, most of us are happy to stay indoors and crank the air conditioning. And if you think it’s hot here, try 124°F in India. Globally, 2016 is poised to be another record-breaking year for average temperatures. This means more air conditioning. Much more. In a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), Paul Gertler and I examine the enormous global potential for air conditioning. As incomes rise around the world and global temperatures go up, people are buying air conditioners at alarming rates....

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Vaccines: The Exception to Medical Coercion...

Jul 28, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] In 2002, my son David was showing early signs of autism. My mom (who is the smartest person I know) said to me, “He’s getting worse after his vaccines, Sarah. Stop doing this to my grandson. You don’t know everything.” At 24 years old, I was convinced that I did in fact know just about everything and if I didn’t, David’s pediatrician certainly would. At David’s next well-child visit I expressed concerns about vaccine safety and told him my mom thought she observed a regression after his MMR and varicella vaccines. He responded by waiving his finger in my face and shouting at me, “How dare you question me! How dare you even question vaccines! I am a doctor. Is your mom a doctor? Are you? If vaccines weren’t safe would I be...

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The Coming War and its Aftermath…...

Jul 28, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] By Kent Heckenlively, JD   SB277 Court Docs I’ve been thinking a great deal about the fight against SB 277 and mandatory vaccinations in California as well as the fabulous documentary, VAXXED: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe, detailing the corruption in the CDC’s vaccine program and the revelations of senior CDC scientist, Dr. William Thompson. I find myself asking a simple question again and again: How do I become the most effective agent for change? Nelson Mandela Recently I ran across a quote from one of my long-time idols, Nelson Mandela, and it spoke to what I’m feeling these days.  Mandela wrote: “As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.” After fifteen...

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‘Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe’ the Most Controversial Film in America Launches a Nationwide Bus Tour on August 6th...

Jul 28, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] an official press release from Cinema Libre Studio Press Release – updated: Jul 27, 2016 20:31 EDT Film distribution company Cinema Libre Studio announces the team behind America’s most controversial documentary, “Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe,” will hit the road on a nationwide bus tour traveling to the home districts of members of the United States House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform, the entity responsible for subpoenaing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson, a subject at the heart of the film. Los Angeles, CA, July 27, 2016 (Newswire.com) – ​Following a notable theatrical U.S. and Canadian release, the team behind America’s most controversial film, “Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe,” will hit the road on a nationwide bus tour starting August 6th. The Vaxxed filmmakers will be...

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