26 February 2011

You Can't Tell A Frankenfish By Looking At the Label

We know the folks at the FDA only have our interests at heart when they make decisions that affect the food we eat. So we can not question their undying commitment to keeping us safe- even if keeping us safe also keeps us in the dark. But after all, they are the experts and we're only the uneducated masses and consumers who pay their salaries. So here's what's up with the FDA deciding whether or not we need to know something or not about GMO salmon-  affectionately known as Frankenfish. Franken-salmon are 4x bigger and need to be dyed pink to pass for salmon- and the nutritional profile stinks. But you wouldn't know it from the label because there is no label.


S 230 / HR 521 : GMO Salmon Unsafe Bills

Is this in our future?
Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
I completed my morning perusal of “things that really matter but most of the American public are too distracted by the “Unexpected numbers” out of the MainStream Media (MSM) to give a flying leap” and found this most interesting little Bill sitting on Thomas.gov.:
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prevent the approval of genetically engineered fish.
    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,


    Section 512(a) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 360b(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
    • `(7) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, a genetically engineered fish shall be deemed unsafe under this section, including for purposes of section 402(a)(2)(C)(ii).’.
Curious I wandered over to see what the companion Senate language was and lo-and-behold, here it is:
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prevent the approval of genetically-engineered fish.
    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,


    Section 512(a) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 360b(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
    • `(7) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, a genetically-engineered fish shall be deemed unsafe under this section, including for purposes of section 402(a)(2)(C)(ii).’.

S 229 also refers to “labeling”, but one wonders why the Bill proposing GMO Salmon labeling came before S 230 which proposed banning an unsafe product (i.e. GMO Salmon)? For those of us who really don’t understand the entire legislative process, it’s a “chicken and egg” type thing I guess – which did come first?
Last September, PPJ reported this story: Label GMO Salmon? Consumers Get “Too Confused” Says BioFreakenomic Guru! in which David Edwards explained the way it oughta’ be with these words:
“Extra labeling only confuses the consumer,” or “As we stick more labels on products that don’t really tell us anything more, it makes it harder for consumers to make their choices.”
Two days later  “confused” citizens were told that GM Salmon Was Postponed For Now! Blacks Law probably has a definition for the word “now”, however if we thought that “now” meant for any significant length of time – those of us who enjoy eating non-GMO food might want to know it has been reported by some sources that the FDA is considering granting approval. Rodale has the call out to contact Senators and Representatives to support the ban as well. After all,  if the FDA doesn’t need to follow the same rules when it wants something approved, they’ll just hightail their way around it if we don’t speak up:
The FDA is also “cheating” on how they approve the fish by using a process designed for veterinary drugs — not food products. The FDA’s assessment to determine consumer health risks is largely based on flawed scientific studies and lacks the thoroughness that we would expect from a federal agency deciding whether to approve the first genetically engineered food product. Three of the four studies the agency based its review on were non-peer-reviewed and conducted by AquaBounty, the very company that would benefit from producing the fish. The data collection is rife with serious procedural errors. For instance, AquaBounty’s scientists used only six GE salmon to determine the potential for allergies — a dangerously limited data set — and even this small sample revealed that there was a significant difference in the potential for GE salmon to cause allergic reactions. The company scientists also “unblinded” the fish during the study, making them aware of which salmon were GE and which were not. This is a violation of fundamental scientific method.
I find this of interest from the September hearing Transcript where Josh Sharfstein, the Principal Deputy Commissioner at FDA states the following:
You may all know this, but I will say this anyway: none of this is required under the law.
It’s not required that we put out a clear document that explains
the approach the FDA takes to labeling and the reasons
for that approach, the background for that approach.

Yeah well Josh – thanks for that input! The American Consumer will take that into account while we contact our Legislators with our  version of a “clear document”
Co-Sponsor S 230 or HR 521
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24 February 2011

The Mass Flouride Poisoning Crime

(NaturalNews) Fluoride is getting a lot of bad press these days, and for good reason: it is a toxic molecule that wreaks extensive, often irreversible, havoc on the body. The thyroid is particularly affected by fluoride exposure because its store of iodine is depleted. Iodine deficiency depresses the thyroid's metabolic and immune functions, resulting in hypothyroidism and lowered immunity.

Fluoride and iodine are both halogens. Fluoride, the negative ion of the element fluorine, easily displaces iodine in the body because it is much lighter and therefore more reactive. In fact, the activity of any one of the halogens (Iodine 126.70, Bromine 79.90, Chlorine 35.45, Fluorine 18.99 are the most common) is inversely proportional to its atomic weight. In other words, one halogen can displace another one of a higher atomic weight but cannot displace one of lower weight.

Lack of iodine shuts down production of thyroxine, the thyroid prohormone that controls metabolism, and, in one way or another, impacts every aspect of health. The resulting hypothyroidism causes weight gain, cold intolerance, dry and prematurely aged skin, depression, constipation, hair loss, memory loss, irritability, increased cholesterol levels, heart disease and loss of libido.

But the action of iodine in the thyroid is not limited to metabolism; it also has an important immune function. Blood circulates through the thyroid once every 17 minutes in what has been called the '17 minute passage'. Secretion of iodine, a potent germ killer, into the blood stream as it is passing through the thyroid weakens invading organisms, allowing them to be more easily eradicated. If the thyroid is deficient in iodine, this critical step in immunity will be reduced or eliminated.

Unlike iodine, which the body cannot store long-term, fluoride is a problematic and persistent toxin. Its effects are systemic and only about half of what is ingested can be excreted; the rest is stored in bones and tissues, blocking access to other elements, like iodine.

Fluoride exposure can come from multiple obvious and not-so-obvious sources. In addition to dental hygiene products and drinking water, many breakfast cereals, juices from concentrate, soda and other processed foods contain alarming levels. Fluoride-containing pesticide use means that the environment is being flooded with fluoride by conventional agriculture (http://www.fluoridealert.org/f-pest...). Also, many antidepressants contain large amounts of fluoride and are widely prescribed, often for a lifetime of use.

Conventional medicine's response to hypothyroidism typically ignores causes and prescribes synthetic thyroxine hormone in an attempt to balance out the health equation with another unnatural substance; this is nothing new. But hypothyroidism is a national epidemic, affecting roughly 10% of the female population in the US and in no way sparing men. It has created a stable, ever-expanding market for these cash cow thyroid drugs (the leading thyroid drug was number 7 on JAMA's list of 'most commonly prescribed' in 2006; one year later it was number 4).

One might assume then that fluoride's role in depressing thyroid function is a new discovery, that government fluoride programs simply lack this vital information. Yet research has been taking place since the 1930s, when fluoride was used to treat individuals with overactive thyroid. The relationship is well established, and old.

Which leads inevitably to a difficult question: How could government allow fluoride addition to drinking water, approve fluoride-containing drugs and pesticides, and fail to test for fluoride content in food when there is a known connection with serious thyroid complications?

Perhaps the cash value of the fact that millions of Americans take thyroid drugs, and most likely will take them the rest of their lives, can suggest an unbiased, honest answer.

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22 February 2011

Michelle Obama Attacked Over Good Food Campaign (cartoon)

I used to always say: No good deed goes unpunished in this wicked world. It still goes. The First Lady of the United States is being lambasted for trying to improve the diet of Americans - especially children and the food industry doesn't like it one bit. So they are taking cheap shots at the First Lady. I'm sure she'll survive just fine, but we should all let her know how much we appreciate her good works.

Michelle Obama has fallen foul of the most vicious slight yet with her portrayed as an overweight, hamburger-munching glutton in a very personal cartoon attack.
The offensive caricature, which was posted on Biggovernment.com, is a dig at the U.S. First Lady's obesity campaign, which celebrated its one-year anniversary last week.
It comes as Barack Obama's wife pushes her campaign to improve workplace rules for breastfeeding to reduce the number of overweight children.
Michelle Obama is depicted as an overweight glutton in this cartoon posted on a conservative website
Gross injustice: First Lady Michelle Obama is depicted as an overweight glutton in this cartoon posted on a right-wing website
Conservatives have hit out at the campaign by Mrs Obama, calling her a hypocrite and suggesting it is not her place to tell Americans what they can and cannot eat.
In the cartoon, she is seen telling her husband: 'I've stepped up my efforts to control America's eating habits by telling restaurants to lower portion sizes and fat content.'
Mr Obama, who is shown looking slender and eating some morsels of salad, dismisses her remark, saying: 'Michelle, I want to get re-elected. What you're doing is only going to annoy a lot of people.'
'Shut up and pass the bacon!' she replies.
Healthy attitude: U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama delivers a speech in Alpharetta, Georgia, last Wednesday on the first anniversary of Lets Move!, a campaign to combat childhood obesity
Healthy attitude: U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama delivers a speech in Alpharetta, Georgia, last Wednesday on the first anniversary of Lets Move!, a campaign to combat childhood obesity
Mrs Obama began her Let's Move! initiative - which is dedicated to improving the disastrous U.S. childhood obesity rates within a generation - last year.
'I am determined to work with folks across this country to change the way a generation of kids thinks about food nutrition and physical activity,' she said at the time.
She has since backed the campaign enthusiastically, touring schools to promote the healthy eating message and even turning over a section of the White House garden to an allotment.
But while she has met a slightly happier response than the British chef Jamie Oliver, her support has backfired in some quarters - with accusations of a nanny state approach.
Full of the joys: Michelle Obama enthusiastically greets greets two first-graders and a gardener at Burgess-Peterson Academy during a visit to promote Let's Move
Full of the joys: Michelle Obama enthusiastically greets greets two first-graders and a gardener at Burgess-Peterson Academy during a visit to promote Let's Move last week
And her occasional capture on cameras eating burgers and other less heallthy food has led to some critics calling her a hypocrite.
She came under fire recently after it was revealed that the menu at the recent White House Super Bowl part included high-fat snacks such as deep-pan pizza and crisps.
Sarah Palin criticised Mrs Obama's campaign last year, saying: 'What (Michelle Obama) is telling us is she cannot trust parents to make decisions for their own children, for their own families in what we should eat.'

21 February 2011

Polio Vaccine Causes Cancer

Jonas Salk at the University of Pittsburgh whe...Image via Wikipedia
The following is the evidence that the rapid rise in the incidence of cancers of all kinds is linked to vaccinations containing the SV-40, a monkey virus. Pretty much, where ever SV-40 has been looked for - in breast cancer, prostate cancer- it is usually found. This is the first cancer causing virus discovered- also known as polyoma virus because it causes many cancerous tumors. The largest class action suite in the world could be against the US government for forcing hundreds of millions of Americans to take unsafe vaccines that they and the manufactures knew was there. 

Worst part of it is: SV-40 is still in vaccines today! 

Contaminated Polio Vaccine Responsible for Human Cancer Cases

In 2002, the journal Lancet published compelling evidence that contaminated polio vaccine was responsible for up to half of the 55,000 non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cases that were occurring each year.
What was it contaminated with?
SV40, a cancer-causing monkey virus. The puzzle began in 1994, when Dr. Michele Carbone, a Loyola University researcher, found the virus SV40, which had never before been detected in humans, in half of the human lung tumors he was studying. Since then, 60 different lab studies have confirmed the results, and SV40 has been found in a variety of human cancers, including lung-, brain-, bone-, and lymphatic cancer.
At first no one could fathom how the virus had been transmitted into the human population.
But in the censored interview with Dr. Maurice Hilleman above, Hilleman admits Merck's responsibility in unleashing this virus via their polio vaccine, as well as the likelihood that there was an importing and spreading the AIDS virus in the same manner.

Just Who is Dr. Maurice Hilleman?

Now, for those of you who may think Dr. Hilleman was just another crackpot (he passed away in 2005), think again. He was, and still is, the leading vaccine pioneer in the history of vaccines. He developed more than three dozen vaccines—more than any other scientist in history—and was the developer of Merck's vaccine program.
He was a member of the U.S. National Academy of Science, the Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society, and received a special lifetime achievement award from the World Health Organization.
When he was chief of the Department of Respiratory Diseases with what's now the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, he discovered the genetic changes that occur when the influenza virus mutates, known as shift and drift. He was also one of the early vaccine pioneers to warn about the possibility that simian viruses might contaminate vaccines.So Dr. Hilleman knew what he was talking about. And in his own words, "vaccines have to be considered the bargain basement technology for the 20th Century."

Vaccines Can Cause the Very Disease They're Meant to Prevent, and Worse

For years, researchers suggested that millions of vials of polio vaccine, contaminated with SV40, infected individuals between 1953 and 1963 and caused human tumors, and by 1999, molecular evidence of SV40 infections were showing up in children born after 1982. Some experts now suggest the virus may have remained in the polio vaccine until as late as 1999.
Still, the FDA and health authorities turned a blind eye.
In addition, just like Gardasil may well increase your risk of cervical cancer rather than reduce it, the live polio vaccine has also been found to cause polio. And, in rare instances the virus in the vaccine has even been known to mutate into a much deadlier version.  As reported by MSN News in 2009, genetic analysis has proven such mutated viruses have caused at least seven separate outbreaks in Nigeria.

According to the CDC the last case of wild polio in the US—meaning polio caused naturally and not due to the live polio vaccine—occurred in 1979. From 1980 through 1999, there were NO wild polio cases in the US. Instead we had 144 cases of vaccine-associated paralytic polio (VAPP) caused by live oral polio vaccine.
Polio outbreaks in Haiti and the Dominican Republic in 2002 were also traced back to a strain of oral polio vaccine (OPV) that mutated back to virulence.
According to a report by Neil Z. Miller of the Global Vaccine Institute, the live polio virus from the vaccine can remain in your throat for one to two weeks and in your feces for up to two months. So not only is the vaccine recipient at risk, but he or she can potentially spread the disease to others.
In 1999, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended that the United States replace the live-virus vaccine with an inactivated "killed" virus vaccine, which is what remains in use today. However, the inactivated polio virus vaccine has not been without its share of serious side effects either.

Rotavirus Vaccine Contaminated with Pig Virus

Last year, the US FDA suspended the rotavirus vaccine Rotarix after an independent lab discovered it was contaminated with "a substantial amount" of DNA from the porcine circovirus. In pigs, this virus causes poor growth, weight loss, weakness, enlarged lymph nodes, skin rashes, difficulty breathing, jaundice, stomach ulcers, and sudden death.
As expected, both the FDA and GlaxoSmithKline spokespeople stated that the contaminated Rotarix vaccine carried no known human health risks. However, this is easy to say since there are no studies to confirm or deny a link between these viruses and human disease.
In the case of the polio vaccine, the link between the SV40 virus and human cancer wasn't discovered until 40 years later!  It is actually surprisingly common for vaccines to contain various animal matter, including foreign animal tissues containing genetic material (DNA/RNA).
Once the Rotarix contamination was discovered, new technology was used to test eight infectious attenuated viral vaccines, and in addition to Rotarix, two others contained "unexpected viral sequences":
  1. A measles vaccine was found to contain low levels of the retrovirus avian leukosis (AVL) virus—a virus known to cause cancer in chickens. This despite the fact that vaccine manufacturers have been required to use eggs from leucosis-free stocks for over 40 years.
  2. Rotateq, Merck’s rotavirus vaccine, was found to contain a virus similar to simian (monkey) retrovirus—the SV40 virus previously linked to human cancer.
Are you willing to bet that they a) know what they're talking about, and b) are telling the whole truth and nothing but the truth about the potential health dangers of all these vaccines?

HPV Vaccine Now Routine for Boys as Well...

So far, very few parents have voluntarily lined up their sons for the HPV vaccine, but that may soon change. As reported by Paging Dr. Gupta, the American Academy of Pediatrics' 2011 schedule of recommended routine vaccines for children and teens now includes the HPV vaccine for boys aged 9-18 as well.
Folks, this is a disaster in the making. I shudder to think about the statistics we'll see in a few years if parents fall for this nonsense.
I urge you to consider the risks already revealed in the four short years since Gardasil came on the market. Already, there are close to 21,000 reported incidents of adverse effects and death, despite the fact that only two out of every 10 women in the approved age group have gotten the vaccine so far.
Add to this the fact that an estimated 90 to 99 percent of all adverse effects are never reported, and the abnormally large risks of the HPV vaccine compared to other vaccines should give most people reason to pause.
Although the FDA ultimately dismisses all side effects, including deaths, as being within the norm, even they have stated that:
"In VAERS, a higher proportion of Gardasil reports were of syncope [fainting] and VTEs [venous thromboembolic events] compared with other vaccines."
And according to the National Vaccine Information Center, the incidents of miscarriage and still birth events from Gardasil supersede the same event from all other vaccinations.
According to a recent Sane Vax press release on PR Log:
"There is no doubt the vaccine's safety and efficacy has not been thoroughly investigated. And independent investigation on the safety and efficacy of the HPV vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix must be conducted before there are more injuries and deaths."
What's most frustrating about this is that not a single one of these 21,000 children and young women needed to be harmed or die.
There are still outstanding questions about whether HPV is or is not the direct cause of cervical cancer. The FDA knows there are many other co-factors involved with the development of cervical cancer, and as of 2003 acknowledged that "most infections (by HPV) are short-lived and not associated with cervical cancer." The same news release also states that "with proper screening, cervical cancer is avoidable, and if caught early, curable."
In essence, three years before the HPV vaccine came upon the scene, they knew that what was needed—if anything—was simply improved screening methods, such as regular pap smear testing for girls and women that are far less risky than getting an HPV shot.
Interestingly, and disturbingly, routine pap smears have DECLINED, coinciding neatly with the release of the HPV vaccine. Between 2007 and 2010, cervical cancer screening rates declined by nearly 7 percent, the New York Times reported in December of last year.
When you consider that the HPV vaccine increases your risk of cancer if you're already infected with certain types of HPV, this is a double-whammy of bad news since rarely, if ever, are girls and women given HPV pap screening before they get an HPV shot.
It's all madness! Not only is the HPV vaccine is one of the most unnecessary vaccines on the market, it is also the most dangerous! And now they want to unleash it on young boys, and they're trying to get it approved for older women as well.

Weighing Benefits versus Risks

Even without a potential contamination scare, there are serious risks to every vaccine. The HPV vaccine is a perfect example. So before vaccinating you really need to be certain that the benefits will outweigh those risks.
In the case of Rotarix, along with RotaTeq (a similar vaccine made by Merck), the benefits are very questionable, especially if you live in the United States or another developed country. Typically, when a child in the United States contracts rotavirus, and most do in infancy and early childhood, all that is required is lots of rest, good nutrition and plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration from diarrhea. This infection also provides natural immunity that will protect your child for life.
Along with showing little benefit for a disease that is typically entirely treatable with fluids and rest, a recent drug review by the FDA found that Rotarix is associated with an increase in pneumonia-related deaths in children, compared to a placebo.
So with this particular vaccine, children living in developed countries like the US are potentially taking on serious risks with what appears to be very little benefit -- and that was before the contamination was uncovered.
In the case of the HPV vaccine (Gardasil and Cervarix) the choice is clear. It has a high rate of risk and the potential benefits are unproven:
  • In more than 70 percent of cases, HPV clears up on its own within a few weeks or months. In over 90 percent of cases, it's gone within two years, causing no symptoms or disease.
  • Only about 26 percent of girls and women ages 14 to 59 have been exposed to any HPV strain at all; and
  • Only 2 percent have been exposed to strains 16 or 18 – the two that Gardasil and Cervarix protect against – meaning this vaccine is completely unnecessary because HPV infection very rarely leads to cancer.
  • Women whose partners wore condoms during vaginal intercourse are 70 percent less likely to become infected with HPV. That's a FAR greater level of protection than you can get from this vaccine!
For more in-depth information about the HPV vaccine along with the top 10 reasons why you don't need it, please see this previous article.
The moral of the story?
Do your homework before subjecting your children to any vaccine. A great way to get started is to simply use the Search Feature at the top of each of my Web pages and search my site as it contains a litany of research on vaccine safety, and the lack thereof. The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) also provides well-referenced information on vaccines and diseases, such as HPV, rotavirus and polio.

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20 February 2011

2011: The Year of Famine and Food Riots

Global upheavals seem somehow ordinary in 2011. Manipulation of food commodity prices in Chicago and Wall Street cause street riots all over the world, and may have supplied the spark for the two recent 'peoples revolutions' in Tunisia and Egypt. Could this just be the start of something much bigger? What would it mean to you if your food bill tripled over night? Could you handle that? What if major food items just disappeared off the shelves for good? Do you have an alternative? Well you may just have to have answers to those questions sooner rather than later. Does the term 'magnetic pole shift' mean anything to you? Don't worry it will and very soon. 
Food Prices to Double or Triple
(NaturalNews) In an article posted on January 3 of this year, I predicted a rise in food prices resulting from freak weather events (http://www.naturalnews.com/030903_p...). Here's what I said in that article:

By the end of 2012, I predict significant food supply disruptions in North America, brought about either by radical weather affecting crop yields or perhaps the invasion of disease indirectly caused by the over-use of pesticides or GMOs. The number of people in America struggling to feed themselves and their families will rise along with food prices. ...Expect to see food prices climb with alarming speed over the next two years. While food won't disappear, it will become significantly more expensive, causing more people to shift to subsidized foods (corn, sugar, etc.) which also happen to be some of the worst foods for your health.

Now there's news from Mexico that the fresh produce normally shipped to U.S. grocery stores has been largely destroyed by the freak cold weather snap that struck the continental United States over the past 10 days. As a result, prices on cucumbers, zucchini, peppers, tomatoes and asparagus are set to double or triple starting right now.

Even worse, it looks like the supply of many of these items will be completely wiped out. You won't be able to buy them, in other words, at any price!

This is the fallout from the worst freeze event recorded in North America in 60 years. It has affected not just Northern Mexico, but also much of the U.S. Southwest. It also raises the question: Is the food supply further threatened by radical weather events?

A theory of what's happening

I'm not going to go into all the details here, but from what I've been reading and researching about a number of seemingly-unrelated events, some clues that might explain their commonality begin to emerge. It all seems to lead to the theory that this is all being caused by the weakening of the Earth's magnetic field.

The magnetic field is shifting, you see. It's in the process of flipping, as it has done many times throughout Earth's history. As explained on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geomag...):

"The Earth's magnetic north pole is drifting from northern Canada towards Siberia with a presently accelerating rate -- 10 km per year at the beginning of the 20th century, up to 40 km per year in 2003, and since then has only accelerated."

I recently wrote about how an airport in Tampa, Florida recently had to renumber its runways to account for the unexpectedly rapid shifts in the Earth's magnetic poles (http://www.naturalnews.com/030996_b...).

That same story discusses the theory of how the weakening magnetosphere may have allowed high altitude sub-zero air carrying toxic space clouds called Noctilucent clouds to invade the lower atmosphere, causing the sudden death of birds that we've been seeing reported across the globe. (This theory, however, does not account for the unexplained deaths of fish.)

The other side effect of this is the introduction of extremely cold temperatures from high altitude (or low orbit) space clouds that could be reaching into the lower atmosphere and spreading from the North Pole down through areas that would normally never see such low temperatures. This may explain the "freak weather" that's killing the produce and driving food prices through the roof.

How Earth's magnetosphere impacts your dinner plate

Of course, it's all just a theory so far, but here's the theory in a nutshell:

Weakening Earth's magnetic field (which is what happens during the magnetic pole shift transition) causes extreme cold to break into Earth's lower atmosphere, which causes freak cold weather events to spread far and wide, which causes the destruction of food crops.

Theoretically, this could even lead to a rapid ice age taking over the planet, almost like something out of a Hollywood movie. Such a scenario would obviously be devastating to the human population across the planet as billions would starve from a lack of food. (That would no doubt fulfill Bill Gates' mission of reducing the world population, eh? Who needs vaccines when you've got sub-zero space clouds?)

The Earth's magnetosphere, you see, is a vital protective force field that protects life on Earth (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnet...). Without the magnetosphere, we would not only be fried by cosmic radiation; Earth's atmosphere would also be slowly blown away by the solar wind, leaving Earth looking a whole lot like Mars (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_wind).

The magnetosphere is believed to be generated by the Earth's core. As Wikipedia explains, "The internal field of the Earth (its "main field") appears to be generated in the Earth's core by a dynamo process, associated with the circulation of liquid metal in the core, driven by internal heat sources."

We know from studying lava flows of basalt rock that the Earth's magnetic field has "flipped" many times in the past. Interestingly, a scientific study published in the journal Nature and entitled "New evidence for extraordinarily rapid change of the geomagnetic field during a reversal" reveals that the Earth's magnetic field has, in the past, shifted by as much as six degrees in just 24 hours. (http://www.nature.com/nature/journa...)

At that pace, the magnetic poles would be completely reversed in just 30 days.

A magnetic flip isn't pretty

This NASA page shows an interesting picture of what happens during a "magnetic flip" (http://www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/lo...). It explains:

"Magnetic lines of force near Earth's surface become twisted and tangled, and magnetic poles pop up in unaccustomed places. A south magnetic pole might emerge over Africa, for instance, or a north pole over Tahiti. Weird. But it's still a planetary magnetic field, and it still protects us from space radiation and solar storms."

This magnetic pole shift (or "magnetic flip") could allow extreme cold to abruptly enter the lower atmosphere, perhaps even reaching all the way down to the Earth's surface. The magnetic field isn't "clean" and "smooth," you see. Here's an image of the current magnetic map of the planet: http://gravmag.ou.edu/mag_earth/mag...

Notice how it has holes in it? It's not completely smooth and uniform as you might expect. In fact, magnetic "holes" can easily appear and then disappear anywhere on the planet as the flows of metal in the Earth's core shift around. These holes can last anywhere from a few minutes to a few decades, depending on what's happening in the planet's core. During short-lived magnetic turbulence, a particular region on the planet can "lose" its magnetic field (it's neither North nor South but neutral). This results in a magnetic "gap" that creates a vulnerability. The general consensus is that the greater danger here is exposure to cosmic radiation, but there is also the possibility that freezing cold space clouds may also be influenced by the magnetosphere (or the gaps therein).

That may be some of what we just experienced over the last ten days, in fact: A taste of things yet to come if the magnetic field continues to churn and drift. Imagine a winter where even Mexico freezes, and many areas of Canada maintain temperatures of minus 50 Celsius...

Again, this is just a theory of what could be happening. A hypothesis. I don't have any scientific proof that the magnetic pole shift is causing these freak cold weather events. But it's clearly an area deserving exploration. Because if the cold weather events get worse over the next few years, we could be looking at serious disruptions in the food supply, the climate and Earth's ecosystems.

This isn't being caused by global warming, either. Unless you believe that global warming causes global cooling, of course. Instead, this is being caused by the movement of Earth's core. Therein lies the bad news: There's virtually nothing we can do about it. If the Earth's core wants to shift, it's going to shift, regardless of what you or I want it to do.

If that's what's happening, get out your garden seeds and your cold weather greenhouses. It might be a good time to subscribe to your local CSA and support their farming efforts, too. You'll need to grow more food to help compensate for the global food failures likely to be brought on by increasingly radical weather.

Get ready for some crazy summer monsoons in the months ahead, too. I predict we're going to see some cataclysmic flooding in Southeast Asia, followed by deadly droughts somewhere else on the planet. Radical weather has a way of reminding humankind that we're not so clever after all... and that we need the planet for our survival, but the planet can survive just fine without us around.
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19 February 2011

Trauma-Based Mind Control

 Mind control for diabolical purposes is a very important part of understanding  the nature of modern society. Things are not what they seem to be. Powerful government agencies as well as private occult societies dabble in what in former days woold have been called 'black magic', witchcraft, or enchantment. Many people dismiss the possibility of mind control as far fetched and smacking of 'conspiracy theories'. But the science of mind is solid and like any science, can be used for good or evil. This same science in the right hands is the key to salvation. In the wrong hands it produces the insanity behind most of the violence and berserk activities that make life today a nightmare.


The Disturbing Reality of Trauma-Based Mind Control

Thursday, February 17, 2011 10:23
                                         "Multiple" Kim displays art from a few of her many "alters"
by Zen Gardner

In anyone's sincere quest for truth, they will undoubtedly come up against the area of deliberate trauma-based mind control. At first it may seem like "conspiracy theory on steroids", but as you investigate this subject further it becomes a dark, stark reality that cannot be shaken.
Fritz Springmeyer, brave whistleblower now serving jail time for false charges, says the following:
There are many dangers to the human race, some real and some imagined. I believe that the trauma-based mind control...is the greatest danger to the human race. It gives evil men the power to carry out any evil deeds totally undetected.
Over the years, I have spent thousands of hours studying the Illuminati, the Intelligence agencies of the world, and the occult world in general. The centerpiece of these organizations is the trauma-based mind control that they carry out. Without the ability to carry out this sophisticated type of mind-control using MPD (multiple personality disorder), drugs, hypnosis and electronics and other control methodologies, these organizations would fail to keep their dark evil deeds secret. Source
You many only be able to take this subject in small doses at first as the scope and implications are truly staggering. That anyone would perform such acts on innocent children and adults for control and dominion for covert purposes is almost beyond belief. Most think psychological experimentation went out with Mengele and the Nazis, or was a strange abberation of a few disturbed psychologists in the 50's.
No. It's alive and thriving as a social engineering tool and you're seeing it in use every day.
The usage is vast, the implications horrific.
It’s on public record that MK ULTRA, the mind control research which CIA director Admiral Stansfield Turner admitted to in 1977 spent millions of dollars studying Voodoo, witchcraft, and psychics. On August 3, 1977, at a Senate hearing the then CIA director Admiral Stansfield Turner disclosed that the CIA had been conducting mind control on countless numbers of unsuspecting victims for years, without their knowledge or consent.
These CIA mind-control operations were carried out with the participation of a least 185 scientists and at least 80 American institutions, including prisons, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and 44 medical colleges & universities. Many of America’s most prestigious institutes of medical research, had cooperated with the CIA. as well as numerous big name corporations.
Casey admitted that day that the CIA did mind-control consisting of drugs, hypnosis & electro-shock. A few of the victims of the Monarch Project were even awarded financial compensation for their misery.
But what was admitted was admitted in the spirit of covering up the extent of the full truth. The compensation was actually hush money, because victims were given "gag orders" by judges not to talk about what had happened to them. Source
The subject is pervasive and deserves your attention. It can be depressing so take it in small doses, but don't discount it. It's an ugly Satanic Illuminati control technique woven into individuals and concepts in today's realms of the media, education, politics, the military, entertainment and science. And we all need to be aware of its extent and help expose it.

Enter Kim Noble (pseudonym)

I came across perhaps the most revealing and confirming visual evidence of mind control and related abuses I've seen yet. It's posted on the thoroughly exposing PseudoOccultMedia.org site and involves a startling MPD (multiple personality disorder) subject who has as many as 20 alters, or alter personalities, several of whom have learned to paint after working with an art therapist.
"To all intents and purposes, each of Kim's personalities is an artist in their own right: Patricia paints the solitary desert landscapes, Bonny's pictures often feature robotic dancing figures or "frieze people", Suzy repeatedly paints a kneeling mother, Judy's canvasses are large, conceptual pieces while Ria's work reveals deeply traumatic events involving children.
These disturbing images are at the root of Kim's extraordinary condition; DID is a creative mental survival strategy whereby the personality splits at a young age due to severe and chronic trauma. The number of personalities that exist often depends on how long the trauma lasts. But Kim herself has no memory of being abused as a child; she has been protected over the years by her alters." (from interview in article below)

The images in this the article linked to below are vivid and sometimes very troubling. Besides the depictions of horrible abuse that only someone who would have experienced these would know, the abstract images speak a language I find extremely compelling as to the psychological fracturing these MKUltra Monarch mind control programs cause.

The material below is not for the fainthearted. If you're a student of the subject this will only confirm what you have learned. But the fact is, these are mental snapshots of very real experiences the various alters inside Kim have experienced. There is no other explanation according to psychologists, and your own intuition as you'll find out.
The author explains:
"The paintings featured in this post are by an artist with MPD/DID going by the name of Kim Noble, who began painting after time with an art therapist, each of her alters developed their own distinctive style...Although she does not remember the abuse she suffered (her front/dominant alters anyway), it is evident from her artwork that she was pretty severely abused and seems to have been programmed (some of them are particularly graphic depictions I should warn, may be triggering)"

"She appears to have undergone occult Kabbalistic programming as evidenced by her 'Key' (of Solomon/key access to compartments of the mind, parts of her system) alter which draws Kabbalah inspired work complete with the Tree of Life and scenes of child sexual abuse charted by various occult symbols; I suspect that this is an alter that remembers some of the abuse."

Read With Caution

The following is a link to the author's article. I preface it in this fashion to emphasize it is not for everyone.
But knowledge of the reality of trauma-based mind control techniques is imperative; they are very real and being used extensively to this day. Research for yourself.

The Art of Dissociation...the Story and Pictures of Kim

Concerned and hoping to educate and enlighten,  Zen

18 February 2011


A Philosophical Vaccine Shot

People have all kinds of rights as sovereign individuals. That doesn't mean that they wont have to fight to have those rights respected. There are always suppressive governments and people whose thing is to control others and force them to do what they want done.If you have a viewpoint that vaccines are not for you then you need to be armed for the fight that you are now in. Any right that you have that you are not willing to defend will soon be taken. the following detailed article gives you plenty of ammunition.

Philosophical Vaccine Exemption
(NaturalNews) It is not enough to be informed about the many problems with current immunization policy and practice. We must effectively apply that knowledge to expand our right to make informed choices. Where the rubber meets the road with vaccine rights is in the statutes and regulations that provide or restrict those rights. Therefore, a great deal of my time is spent helping citizens throughout the U.S. present their case to state legislatures about the necessity of the right to make informed choices wherever vaccines are concerned.

On February 10, 2011, citizens of New Hampshire met with a state committee to present their case for the passage of a bill to provide a conscientious exemption to immunizations. Most states east of the Mississippi River offer only medical and religious exemptions; Mississippi and West Virginia only medical. By invitation and request of an informed New Hampshire activist, I provided the following information for them to present to the legislative committee that is considering the bill. After having researched and written this document, I am convinced that such a bill represents a level of choice that is not merely justifiable, but rather, a moral and ethical imperative.

The arguments are presented below. They are not comprehensive - books have been written on some of these topics - but the goal with legislatures is to make strong, concise arguments with credible support. Their time is often limited, and their ability to hear alternative points of view potentially limited as well. The question is not so much "What is the whole truth?" as it is "What will get the job done?" The actual letter is available at http://www.vaccinerights.com/legisl... and revisions to the arguments may appear in the future on the Vaccine Rights website as well.


I. Credit Given to Vaccines for 20th Century Childhood Infectious Disease Declines is Misplaced

Childhood infectious disease decline throughout the 20th Century is widely but erroneously attributed to vaccines. On average, about 90 percent of infectious disease decline preceded vaccines, while some diseases declined without any vaccines at all such as typhoid fever, scarlet fever, scurvy and tuberculosis.1 In fact, some disease rates actually increased following the introduction of vaccines. For example, during 1962 U.S. Congressional hearings, Dr. Bernard Greenberg, Biostatistics Department Head at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health,2 testified that cases of polio increased substantially after polio vaccines were introduced - 50 percent from 1957-58, and 80 percent from 1958-59 - and that the Public Health Service deliberately manipulated statistics to give the opposite impression.3 Meanwhile, polio declined in countries that didn't vaccinate.4 Therefore, 20th century disease declines do not support an absolute vaccine mandate.

II. A Reliable Vaccine-Disease Risk-Benefit Assessment is not Feasible

A. First, we do not have precise disease mortality data. For example, with regard to the recent H1N1 pandemic, the CDC reported U.S. laboratory confirmed flu deaths (both swine and seasonal) for the 2009-2010 flu season were 2,1175. However, the CDC estimated U.S. swine flu deaths alone at 8870 aa??" 18,3006. In stark contrast, Flu Tracker (Rhiza Labs) estimated only 4642 fatal U.S. swine flu cases.7 Documenting disease deaths has been problematic historically as well. For example, in 1974, the CDC determined that there were 36 cases of measles in Georgia, while the Georgia State Surveillance System reported 660 cases.8 The truth is, we have only non-precise, widely varying "guesstimates" for disease mortality figures.

B. We know even less about the scope and severity of vaccine injury and death. The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) and National Vaccine Injury and Compensation Program (NVICP) have revealed irrefutably that vaccines cause permanent injuries and deaths, but they are inadequate measures of the scope of the problem. The FDA and CDC have admitted that reported adverse events represent as few as 1-10 percent of the events actually occurring.9 According to former FDA Commissioner David Kessler, reported events may be less than 1 percent.10 Furthermore, "No data get collected, and it remains unknown whether vaccination increases the incidence of most [chronic] diseases, particularly rare diseases."11 Where there are huge unknowns concerning how vaccines affect other disease rates, and when the actual number of vaccine injuries and deaths may be up to 100 times greater than the number documented by the federal government, state governments are ethically compelled to allow a conscientious exemption.

III. The Belief That Unvaccinated Persons Pose a Risk of Harm to Others is Without Merit

A. If vaccines work, then of course unvaccinated persons pose no risk to vaccinated persons at all. The persistent, widespread claim that unvaccinated people "put everyone else at risk" is, therefore, nothing more than absurd fear mongering. The likely real basis for such claims is the enormous profit potential from vaccines. From the perspective of the pharmaceutical industry, every man, woman and child on the planet is a potential recipient of vaccines from the moment of birth until their last breath. The pharmaceutical industry, responding to this vast marketing opportunity, now has over 330 vaccines either in development or already on the market,12 despite the profound drop in disease rates across the last century suggesting the need for fewer, not more, vaccines. Citizens should have a conscientious exemption allowing them to opt out of this mad, pharmaceutical feeding frenzy.

B. A more specific concern is the claim that the tiny percentage of persons not vaccinated for medical reasons, perhaps along with the larger percentage of vaccinated persons whose vaccines don't work, are put at risk by those exercising non-medical reasons. This belief is also without merit. It is based on the herd immunity theory, which states that if most of a population is immune, the entire population is protected. The presumed problem is that if too many people opt out of vaccines, the herd immunity effect will be compromised, and those not immune due to medical exemptions or failed vaccines are at risk.

Aside from the absurd implication that unvaccinated persons somehow become "disease magnets" that "create" or "attract" disease in communities where diseases have been absent for decades (and whose absence substantially preceded vaccines), this concern is erroneous because the herd immunity theory has been substantially disproved. For example, measles, mumps, small pox, pertussis, polio and Hib outbreaks have all occurred in vaccinated populations.13,14,15,16,17 In 1989, the CDC reported: "Among school-aged children, [measles] outbreaks have occurred in schools with vaccination levels of greater than 98 percent.18 [They] have occurred in all parts of the country, including areas that had not reported measles for years."19 The CDC even reported a measles outbreak in a documented 100 percent vaccinated population.20 A study examining this phenomenon concluded, "The apparent paradox is that as measles immunization rates rise to high levels in a population, measles becomes a disease of immunized persons."21 The disturbing implication here is that efforts to maximize immunization rates may actually be counterproductive. Recent outbreaks in California, New York and New Jersey also occurred in highly vaccinated populations.22,23

Official statistics for the recent swine flu pandemic show that the U.S. vaccinated 30 percent of the population against swine flu, yet had more than eight times its proportional share of international swine flu deaths. England vaccinated 8 percent of its population and had two times its proportional share. But Poland, which refused swine flu vaccines altogether, had only one-tenth of its proportional share of international swine flu deaths.24 These data strongly suggest that the swine flu immunization campaigns may actually have been counterproductive. Therefore, citizens should have the right, individually, to determine whether or not any given vaccine is appropriate for themselves and their children.

IV. Mandatory Vaccination Prevents Citizens From Choosing Proven Safer, Less Costly, More Effective Alternatives

A. In the fall of 2008, Cuba used homeoprophylaxis to protect 2.5 million residents of Cuba from a Leptospirosis outbreak following tropical flooding. The protective effect profoundly exceeded that of conventional immunizations - 10 infections and no deaths with homeoprophylaxis vs. thousands of infections with many deaths in prior years with conventional immunization. The cost was about one-fifteenth that of conventional immunization. This was achieved "with full scientific verification."25 [emphasis added] Numerous other instances of successful homeoprophylaxis have been documented around the world over the past 200 years, including here in the U.S.26 With homeoprophylaxis, adverse events are virtually non-existent; there is none of the resulting death and disability that inevitably occurs with the widespread use of conventional immunizations. For those who consider homeopathy unproven or believe that it can't work, the implications are even more dramatic. If that is really the case, the use of immunizations in Cuba prior to 2008 was necessarily profoundly counterproductive.

B. A recent Japanese study found that "Vitamin D [is] better than vaccines at preventing flu,"27 and experts say that vitamin D toxicity fears are unwarranted.28 In a 2010 review, the esteemed Cochrane Collaboration, an independent, international consortium of medical researchers, issued a WARNING stating that "reliable evidence on influenza vaccines is thin but there is evidence of widespread manipulation of conclusions."29 The review found that "vaccine use did not affect . . . working days lost" and "had no effect on hospital admissions or complication rates." State legislators would do better to mandate vitamin D supplements than to mandate flu vaccines.

Meanwhile, the documented manipulation of scientific data in flu vaccine studies raises serious questions about the quality of studies on other vaccines, if not also about the reliability of medical research generally. Indeed, according to Newsweek, the new chief of Stanford University's Prevention Research Center says that people are "being hurt and even dying" due to widespread errors in medical research.30 It is no longer sufficient to base policy on study conclusions alone. We must scrutinize the studies' methods, data, funding sources, potential conflicts of interest, etc., before accepting and acting on their conclusions.

Surely it is not the intent of state legislatures to implement health policy based on erroneous information, or to prohibit citizens from accessing the most efficacious, cost-effective, and safest choices for disease prevention available. The serious questions concerning the reliability of vaccine medical research and the availability of proven alternatives to conventional immunizations compel state legislatures to provide citizens with the right to a conscientious exemption from immunizations.

V. Conflicts of Interest Raise Serious Questions About Vaccine Policy

A. The Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) develops written immunization recommendations that are adopted by the CDC. These become CDC recommendations that in turn are substantially enacted into law by the states. However, some ACIP members have conflicts of interest; some are right out of the vaccine industry or otherwise situated such that they stand to profit from the very policies they create. Therefore, states must scrutinize ACIP recommendations carefully, and accept or reject those recommendations based on the findings of that scrutiny, and not merely accept federal agency recommendations at face value.

B. There are conflicts of interest in the CDC as well. In December of 2009, Julie Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H., announced her job change from CDC Director (where she promoted vaccines) to President of Merck Vaccines31. Given the revolving door between agency and industry, we cannot presume that CDC recommendations are necessarily always objective. Given this interrelationship between industry and government, states have an ethical and moral imperative to exercise careful scrutiny of CDC policies and recommendations, and to implement state policy based upon the findings of their own investigations.

C. Conflicts of interest exist at the international level. On June 3, 2010, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) revealed the existence of undisclosed, serious conflicts of interest in the WHO along with scientifically unsupportable distortions of information from the WHO concerning the swine flu pandemic.32 BMJ's Editor in Chief advised: "The current leadership of WHO may need to resign . . . We must create a world in which the best experts are those that are free from commercial influences."33 The WHO did not volunteer any conflict of interest information until Aug. 11, 2010, after the pandemic was declared to be over,34 and no one at the WHO resigned.

Given that conflicts of interest exist throughout federal and international vaccine policy-making agencies, states are morally and ethically compelled to scrutinize meticulously the recommendations of those agencies, and to base state immunization policy and law on the findings of their own, independent analyses. Unless and until that occurs, and unless such analyses clearly dictate otherwise, states are morally and ethically obligated to provide citizens the right to informed choice, by way of a conscientious exemption to mandatory vaccines.

VI. Reliance on the Pharmaceutical Industry is Severely Misplaced

A. In December of 2009, the WHO reported: "Corruption in the pharmaceutical sector occurs throughout all stages of the medicines chain, from research and development to dispensing and promotion."35 Thus, a high level of scrutiny is required when considering products, claims and recommendations coming from this industry.

B. The pharmaceutical industry regularly engages in criminal behavior. In 2008, Merck was fined $650 million under the False Claims Act. In 2009, Pfizer was assessed a $1 billion criminal fine, along with a $1.3 billion civil fine, in its fourth settlement since 2002 over illegal marketing. In 2009, Ely Lilly was assessed a $515 million criminal fine and a $900 million civil fine. In 2010, GlaxoSmithKline was assessed a $150 million criminal fine and $750 million civil fine. Over the past 10 years, these and other companies including TAP, Tenet Healthcare, HCA, Serono, AstraZenica, Abbott Labs, Bristol Myers Squibb, SmithKline Beecham, Shering-Plough, and Bayer Corporation were assessed criminal and/or civil fines for unlawful acts in the hundreds of millions of dollars. The pharmaceutical industry has become the biggest defrauder of the federal government under the False Claims Act, and the problem has gotten consistently worse over the past few years.36

It is critical to understand that criminal behavior, by definition, means that the perpetrator had knowledge of the unlawfulness of the acts committed. These companies knew exactly what they were doing each and every time. We can't know how many crimes were committed that were not caught and prosecuted, but based on those that were, we know that criminal behavior in the pharmaceutical industry is routine, presumably because it is, on the whole, profitable (which strongly suggests that there are crimes committed that don't get caught - not unlike the drug cartels). Since this behavior has gotten worse in recent years, we know that it is substantially likely to continue to occur in the future. Given that the pattern of behavior has been widespread and decades in the making, it is absolutely fair - indeed, necessary - to factor this pattern of behavior into an overall assessment of the character of this industry, and to assess the general credibility and reliability of their products accordingly.


Having the right to say 'NO' to the criminal pharmaceutical industry is a moral and ethical imperative.

VII. Philosophical Exemptions Are Time-Tested and Safe

Currently, about 20 states containing a majority of U.S. citizens have philosophical exemptions to immunizations. If these exemption rights were causing serious problems, these exemption laws would either not have been enacted in the first place, or would have been quickly repealed. However, this has not happened. Apparently, philosophical exemptions have had no significant adverse effect on infectious disease rates.

Furthermore, all states have authority under the U.S. Constitution to mandate vaccines in the event of an emergency,37 regardless of citizens' religious or philosophical objections, and to quarantine unvaccinated persons when necessary. So, if the unvaccinated should ever prove to pose a serious risk of harm in the future, there is authority for the state to act as it deems necessary to protect its citizens.

VIII. Medical Experts Disagree About Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness

There is a growing body of medical experts who are speaking out with concerns about vaccines.38 Independent medical research contradicts pro-vaccine research funded by the pharmaceutical industry. The question, then, is whether or not government should assume the role of deciding who is correct, and impose its opinion in a one-size-fits-all policy on constituencies that consist of individuals with varying needs. The far better health care policy is one where individuals have the flexibility to make a customized risk-benefit analysis for themselves and their children in consultation with their health care providers - professionals who know their needs. Some may choose vaccines, but others may find that for them, the risks outweigh the benefits. Whatever the choice, all should have the right to make that assessment without government interference. With herd immunity having been disproved, there is no scientific basis for government imposing its will on the people, collectively, usurping the rights of the individual.

IX. Vaccination Raises a Fundamental Rights Question

Government mandate of immunizations absolutely, without a conscientious exemption, raises a profound fundamental rights question. Vaccines carry a risk of permanent injury and death, and that risk is presently neither quantifiable nor preventable. In a society where the vast majority of disease decline preceded vaccines, where in some instances vaccines caused a reversal of prior disease declines, where in some instances vaccines have proven to be counterproductive, where policy is based on a disproven herd immunity theory, and where policy is substantially driven by a corrupt industry that routinely engages in criminal behavior and that profits handsomely by the policy it drives, such a mandate is contrary to the very essence of what it means to be a democratic republic.

The international debate about vaccine safety and effectiveness is anything but resolved. Indeed, a fair and open conversation is, if ultimately inevitable, still yet to be fully had. Pending a final outcome of this debate, and given the high stakes involved and problems cited above, citizens in a free society should have the right to decide for themselves what is in their own best interests. Those who believe in vaccines are welcome to have them, and if vaccines really work, they have nothing to fear from the unvaccinated. In the meantime, state governments have authority under the U.S. Constitution to require unvaccinated children to stay home during outbreaks, and to impose vaccines or quarantine on unvaccinated citizens in declared emergencies. So, governments have nothing to fear by granting their citizens the right to informed choice. Indeed, given the above, governments have nothing less than a moral, ethical and legal imperative to provide that right.


1. Credit given to vaccines for 20th century infectious disease declines is misplaced. Vaccine history does not support an absolute mandate for vaccines.

2. Data for accurate vaccine-disease risk-benefit is not available. Therefore, government lacks the means by which to adequately determine whether or not vaccines provide a net benefit and are in fact actually necessary, and therefore, must allow conscientious exemptions.

3. Claims that the unvaccinated pose a risk of harm to the vaccinated are unfounded (if vaccines work, how could an unvaccinated person harm a vaccinated person?). Claims that the unvaccinated pose a risk of harm to those who can't be vaccinated or whose vaccines don't work are based on a misplaced belief in the disproven "herd immunity" theory. Therefore, the unwarranted, fear-based concerns about risks posed by the unvaccinated do not present a legitimate bar to the enactment of a conscientious exemption right. Furthermore, those who can't be vaccinated or whose vaccines don't work have viable alternatives that may work better than vaccines and that are safer and less expensive.

4. The evidence shows that vaccines were actually counterproductive in some instances. Clearly, then, government should allow a conscientious exemption so that citizens can assess the merits of individual vaccines.

5. There are viable, proven alternatives to immunizations. Homeoprophylaxis is far less expensive, more effective, and safer with no risk of injury or death. Vaccines carry a risk of permanent injury or death, are more costly, and are of questionable efficacy when scrutinized objectively. Therefore, citizens should have the right to choose from among all of the available options. Absent this option, government is endorsing only one of many legitimate health care modalities, to the exclusive profit of one industry, thereby substantially interfering with the free market.

6. Where conflicts of interest exist with those setting policy, there is a moral and ethical imperative for citizens to have and retain the right to evaluate and disagree with the resulting policy. Immunization policy is driven by the very industry that manufactures the vaccines, and that industry routinely engages in criminal behavior. NO ONE SHOULD EVER BE REQUIRED TO USE PRODUCTS CREATED BY AN INDUSTRY THAT ROUTINELY ENGAGES

7. Conscientious exemptions are time-tested. About 20 states representing a majority of the U.S. population currently have philosophical exemptions. If these exemptions caused serious problems, these exemption laws would have been repealed long ago. Clearly, philosophical exemptions have not created serious health problems, and if they ever should pose a problem, states retain the authority to impose emergency vaccines and/or quarantines as needed. A conscientious exemption poses no significant health threat to the state.

8. There is a growing body of lay persons and professionals, including credible medical professional and researchers, who are speaking out about problems with the conventional thinking on immunizations. There is a valid vaccine controversy. Given this reality, individuals should have and retain the right to make informed decisions.

9. Vaccines carry a risk of permanent injury and death. That risk may vary substantially from individual to individual, and the medical community has no gauge by which to assess that risk for healthy individuals. The herd immunity theory is flawed, so individual citizens cannot be said to have a responsibility to vaccinate for the sake of the community. Therefore, by definition, our democratic republic requires that citizens have the right to decide for themselves, as individuals, whether or not vaccines are right for them and their children.

In view of the above, and the scientific, legal, moral and ethical imperatives presented and supported therein, we respectfully request that the Honorable Senators and Representatives of this Great State support and pass the Bill adding an exemption from immunizations for conscientious beliefs.

1. For one of many sources, see Immunization Graphs at http://www.theoneclickgroup.co.uk/d...

2. Dr. Greenberg went on to become the Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina.

3. Hearings Before the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, 87th Congress, Second Session on H.R. 10541, May 1962, at 94.

4. The polio vaccine: a critical assessment of its arcane history, efficacy, and long-term health-related consequences, section 7, Neil Z. Miller, Thinktwice Global Vaccine Institute, http://www.thinktwice.com/Polio.pdf

5. 2009 H1N1 Flu U.S. Situation Update, May 28, 2010, CDC, http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/updates/us/

6. CDC Estimates of 2009 H1N1 Cases and Related Hospitalizations and Deaths from April 2009 through April 10, 2010, By Age Group, http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/pdf/grap...

7. Flu Tracker, Rhiza Labs, http://flutracker.rhizalabs.com/

8. Credited to Keith Block, M.D., Evanston, IL.

9. Testimony of Bernard Rimland, Ph.D., Before House Committee on Government Reform, April 6, 2000, http://www.whale.to/v/rimland.html

10. Testimony of Barbara Loe Fisher, Co-Founder & President National Vaccine Information Center, U.S. House Government Reform Committee - August 3, 1999 "Vaccines: Finding a Balance Between Public Safety and Personal Choice", http://www.whale.to/vaccines/fisher...

11. Associating vaccines and subsequent diseases, Meryl Nass, M.D., February 8, 2011, http://anthraxvaccine.blogspot.com/...

12. Pennsylvania Bio Issues Patient Impact Report on Vaccines, More than 330 vaccines in development or on the market to prevent life-threatening diseases, Business Wire, November 4, 2010, http://www.businesswire.com/news/ho...

13. Measles vaccine failures: lack of sustained measles specific immunoglobulin G responses in revaccinated adolescents and young adults. Department of Pediatrics, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20007. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 13(1):34-8, 1994 Jan.

14. Measles outbreak in 31 schools: risk factors for vaccine failure and evaluation of a selective revaccination strategy. Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics, University of Toronto, Ont. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 150(7):1093-8, 1994 Apr 1.

15. Haemophilus b disease after vaccination with Haemophilus b polysaccharide or conjugate vaccine. Institution Division of Bacterial Products, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, Bethesda, Md 20892. American Journal of Diseases of Children. 145(12):1379-82, 1991 Dec.

16. Sustained transmission of mumps in a highly vaccinated population: assessment of primary vaccine failure and waning vaccine-induced immunity. Division of Field Epidemiology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 169(1):77-82, 1994 Jan. 1.

17. Secondary measles vaccine failure in health care workers exposed to infected patients. Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA 19104. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. 14(2):81-6, 1993 Feb.

18. MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report) 38 (8-9), 12/29/89.

19. MMWR "Measles." 1989; 38:329-330.

20. MMWR. 33(24),6/22/84.

21. Failure to reach the goal of measles elimination. Apparent paradox of measles infections in immunized persons. Review article: 50 REFS. Dept. of Internal Medicine, Mayo Vaccine Research Group, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, MN. Archives of Internal Medicine. 154(16):1815-20, 1994 Aug 22.

22. Update: Mumps Outbreak - New York, New Jersey, June 2009 - January 2010, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), February 12, 2010 http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmw...

23. Many whooping cough victims have been immunized; Experts spar over prospects of new disease strain, Watchdog Institute, December 13, 2010, http://www.watchdoginstitute.org/20...

25. Successful Use of Homeopathy In Over 2.5 Million People Reported From Cuba, Official Homeopathy Resource, January 1, 2009, http://homeopathyresource.wordpress...

26. Dana Ullman, Discovering Homeopathy, at 42 (Thomas L. Bradford, Logic Figures, p68, 113-146; Coulter, Divided Legacy, Vol 3, p268)

27. Vitamin D better than vaccines at preventing flu, report claims, The Sunday Times (U.K.), March 15, 2010, http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/ne... American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (Am J Clin Nutr (March 10, 2010). doi:10.3945/ajcn.2009.29094)

28. The Truth About Vitamin D Toxicity, Vitamin D Council, http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/vita...

29. Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy adults, http://www2.cochrane.org/reviews/en...

30. Why Almost Everything You Hear About Medicine Is Wrong, Sharon Begley, Newsweek.com, January 24, 2011, http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmw...

31. Dr. Julie Gerberding Named President of Merck Vaccines, Merck Newsroom, December 21, 2009, http://www.merck.com/newsroom/news-...

32. Conflicts of Interest: WHO and the pandemic flu "conspiracies", BMJ, June 3, 2010, http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full...

33. Excerpts of remarks by Fiona Godlee, Editor-in-Chief of the British Medical Journal, during an exchange of views in Paris with PACE's Health Committee on the handling of the H1N1 pandemic, 4 June 2010, http://assembly.coe.int/CommitteeDo...

34. WHO Identifies Conflicted Pandemic Panel Members, Pharmalot, August 11, 2010, http://www.pharmalot.com/2010/08/wh...

35. Medicines: corruption and pharmaceuticals, World Health Organization Website, Fact Sheet No. 335, December, 2009, http://www.who.int/mediacentre/fact...

36. Public Citizen Study:Pharmaceutical Indusryhttp://www.pharmpro.com/news/2010/1...

37. Jacobson v. Mass., 197 U.S. 11 (1905)

38. See, e.g., the International Medical Council on Vaccination at http://www.vaccinationcouncil.org, and The Pandemic Response Project, http://www.pandemicresponseproject.com

About the author:
Alan Phillips, Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 3473
Chapel Hill, NC 27515-3473
Vaccine Rights: www.vaccinerights.com
The Pandemic Response Project: www.pandemicresponseproject.com