Vaccines: My Friends’ Stories. Warriors

** <Sept. 16th …. yet another p.s. added down below….>

So, as previously explained, here & here, I knew diddly-squat about vaccines & any associated dangers until a few short months ago, when I was drawn into the issue rather by fluke.

I myself am 63 now, &, as per normal for people born in the early 1950s, received very few vaccinations as a child.

Vaccines - how many

Later, knowing absolutely nothing about vaccine risks, I obediently & unquestioningly took my own babies in for theirs in the early 1980s.

NOTE: I must add here that, in all fairness, it wasn’t just vaccines I knew nothing about at that time!  I also knew nothing back then about pesticides (farm or lawn variety; take your pick), lead (in paints & gasoline, dust & children’s brains), dioxins, nuclear energy risks, widespread chemical contamination of a bewildering number of varieties, ozone depletion, climate change, electromagnetic radiation, hormone disruption, ocean acidification … all of which I went on to learn quite a good deal about in the years later – my education beginning with a very local water pollution issue when my children were still quite young, & proceeding sort of inexorably onward from there.

As I began to “talk vaccines” with friends in recent months, I learned that there are many-many stories out there.

Here are just a few:

Friend # 1 had three children. Her eldest is now 23. When her first baby was an infant, someone quietly gave her a book about vaccines – this was ‘A Shot in the Dark’. Which she read, & then decided against vaccinating her baby. Or any of her subsequent children. She says she has “ZERO regrets for having done so,” although “It was not an easy decision to make at the time, as a new young mom, with zero support from family and no friends to discuss this with. Likely, the most stressful time … as this was unchartered territory for me and really not questioned by many people at the time. I was flying solo on this one.” She goes on to say “Lots of research helped give me the confidence to stand up to judgmental doctors and nurses (& family) when we had occasion to visit the emergency…” “As you know, this choice is also part of a bigger lifestyle picture…organic, homemade meals, supplements, healthy home, exercise, staying at home (no daycare), avoidance of antibiotics (for the most part…) etc. “A very personal choice indeed. And one that every parent should take a serious investigative look at before rolling up their innocent children’s sleeves for.  One that I wish my parents had not submitted me to …”

Another good friend tells this: “I guess I had been vaguely aware that there were people who refused vaccinations, but I’d had the impression that they were religious fanatics. Then two things happened around the same time to broaden my awareness on the issue: 1) my roommate, from a large family in northern Ontario, told me about one of her siblings having a terrible reaction to a vaccination and ending up severely brain damaged & 2) some of the course readings in the first semester of my Master of Health Science program disputed the usefulness of vaccines, pointing out that in many cases they had been introduced after the disease incidence had been greatly reduced by improvements in nutrition and sanitation.

So my mind was open a bit more after those two experiences. Then, just after my first child was born in 1996, someone gave me a book called The Immunization Decision: a guide for parents, by Randall Neustaedter. Being somewhat sleep-deprived and overwhelmed as a new parent, I delegated my husband (a scientist) to read the book. He did so, and after reading it felt that we should at least delay vaccinating our daughter until after two years of age as they had begun to do in Japan (after which a significant decline in sudden infant death syndrome had occurred). He felt delaying for two years made sense and would give us time to do more research.

The small snatches of research I managed to do as a busy parent did not reassure me and convince me to start vaccinating at age two. In fact, I became more uneasy, and kept delaying. Then it was time for nursery school and pressure was on to get shots, which we did.

During the following week our three-year old daughter experienced several bad bouts of hives, then one week later, the babysitter rushed her to the emergency room when she seemed to be having an allergic reaction to peanut butter, including difficulty breathing, and with her throat tightening up. She was referred for allergy testing after that incident, but the allergist could find nothing that she was allergic to.

We never got another vaccination after that, and she never had hives again or any similar allergic like reaction.”

Note: It’s relevant to mention that this friend of mine, when all this was happening with her first child, was working for a regional health unit in Ontario. And also that they didn’t have their 2nd child vaccinated at all.

I’ve spoken to another woman I’ve known for 3 decades or so, all told. I had never discussed vaccines with her until the past month or so – at which time I found out that she believes her eldest child’s asthma may have been caused by vaccines (vaccines muck with our natural immune systems, so this would not surprise me at all). After this result with Kid # 1, Kid # 2 was not vaccinated at all. Their family kept pretty quiet about this – because they learned that people do not react well when they find out you’re not a fan of vaccinations.

(It’s being learned that children who are not vaccinated are actually healthier than vaccinated children – but this is not what most people have been told, as it’s not the message the medical profession/pharmaceutical industry & associated establishment want you to hear, or know about.)

Another friend has never vaccinated her child, knowing that in Japan, vaccinations are delayed ‘till the children are older given the awareness of health complications in countries with early vaccination routines. As well, she & her husband are strict vegetarians & know that vaccines contain animal products (e.g. gelatin, as well as being cultivated using a variety of animal products). When you combine concerns about health & safety with awareness of how vaccines are actually made, & a strict policy of not exploiting animals, vaccination becomes a no-brainer.

Vaccine Ingredients-3 Key

Vaccine Ingredients

I talked to the husband of another friend recently, & we migrated to the vaccine topic more or less by fluke. We’d been chatting for a while, & it was only quite a few minutes in (after I’d mentioned what I’ve been learning about lately) that he revealed that they’re non-vaccinating parents also.

After doing a lot of research on vaccine dangers over several months, 2 realizations dawned on me rather belatedly.

  1. Undiagnosed vaccine injury stories are legion. The medical profession is very loath to attribute negative health outcomes to vaccine injury – for liability reasons. So they often simply deny that a particular outcome was vaccine-related. ** (Shocking shocking shocking information about infant deaths in this document. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting-DPT)
  2. There are a lot more non-vaccinating parents out there – even among my own circle of friends – than I was aware of. They keep quiet because the amount of flak they take over this very personal (& entirely health-motivated) decision is horrific. I’ve discovered that this is a topic that generates considerable over-reaction of a very emotional sort. I totally “get” why the non-vaccinating parents have been keeping so quiet. Frankly, it’s a bit of a shitstorm (more than a bit…) when one puts one’s head up above the parapet on this so-important issue. Who needs it??? Our lives are challenging enough without getting into emotional disputes with people who’ve done no research at all, & who are just parroting the message Big Pharma/mainstream media spend so very much advertising (& doctor-influencing) $$ want us to hear.

A Final Word. About Warriors

Some of us are a bit warrior-like.

We take on issues. We’re noisy. We’re called “activists” (to some, that is apparently a dirty word). As I like to say, I’m an activist, not a passive-ist.

Some of us become warriors ‘cos it seems to be part of our wiring. We don’t really seem to have a whole lot of choice about it.

Some of us wind up going down roads we’d never intended to go down, because of something unexpected that happens to us along the way. We get cancer, say, & then start doing research & find out about environmental toxins, & maybe decide we want to help “change the world.” Or someone plans a landfill (or toxic waste or fracking or nuke waste or … fill in the blanks) site for the area close to our home.

Some of my friends are warrior types anyway (“alternative” types, you could probably accurately call them), & also happen to have been “warriors” on this vaccine issue. (I so admire their intelligence & bravery!!   No question, if I had it to do all over again, I’d not be submitting my children to vaccinations. Nosirree.)

Many parents of vaccine-damaged children seem to wind up being warriors whether they set out to be or not. Their child/ren were damaged.

They start talking, acting, etc.

& what do they get? They get one horrific shitload of flak, misdirected anger, & a huge lack of understanding.

My advice to everyone?

Especially given the fact that everything on Planet Earth seems to be more & more precarious by the day, & that we surely need our wits about us, more so than ever?

On this issue, I say, be a warrior before your child is vaccinated. Be the kind of warrior who says “No, I refuse to subject my child to this dangerous experimentation, like s/he is some kind of guinea pig or lab rat. I will do research, I will learn, & I will stand up to the medical profession & whoever else tries to bully me, using my child’s body as a testing ground – for the sole purpose of increasing Big Pharma’s profits.”

Being a warrior takes energy, & it takes gumption.

I feel sure also that being the parent of a vaccine-damaged child is liable to scour out your insides like nothing else. I don’t know that from the in-side – but I can pretty much tell that’s what it’s got to be like. Heartbreak. Family discord & breakdown very-very, all-too- likely. Tragedy & heartache like some of us have no real idea about. Nobody asks for, expects, or deserves this. You know???

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A Few Random Links

Air Farce Skit on Flu Vaccine Contents (just under 3 minutes)

Hope it doesn’t happen to you! (6 minutes)

Dr. Humphries (11 minutes) on the (unknown) history of vaccinations, vaccine risks & efficacy

How Vaccines Harm Child Brain Development (Dr. Russell Blaylock. Simply excellent. A comprehensive lecture on the problems with vaccines. It seems to cover everything!)

Vaccine Choice Canada

‘Quote of the day’ with this post:

“I was once an idiot. I once thought that people who didn’t vaccinate were taking advantage of all the people that were. I thought that they were being privileged opportunists, and I was a vaccinating doctor, because I was taught nothing about vaccines, because I had never met an unvaccinated child. But once I met unvaccinated children, and started seeing problems first-hand with vaccinations in my own patients – and started doing my own research – I flipped around 180 degrees. And I’ve known other doctors that were able to do that as well, and some of them, because parents like you have presented the facts to them – quietly, calmly and rationally. That’s key.” – Dr. Suzanne Humphries (in November 2015 Finland presentation ‘Trojan Horses & Cluster Bombs‘)

 

Quotes from 4 mothers:

“I saw it. I felt it. I questioned it. But I didn’t question loud enough. I allowed them to bully me. And that’s something I have to live with.”

“You really need to think twice and really need to learn the risks that truly are there and that are involved if you decide to vaccinate your child.” – Heather Turano, mother of 11-year old autistic daughter, Sabrina. In Silent Epidemic; The Untold Story of Vaccines  <at 1:41>

“The boys that were so happy – always smiling – looking at me – blabbering – saying, even if it was mama, dada, you know – they just disappeared. I’m not deluded. I actually saw my children disappear right in front of me.” – Nina Lteif, mother of Eli & Christian, her twin sons who became autistic right after their MMR shot at 18 months. From the documentary ‘Man Made Epidemic.’

“Just because a drug is on the market doesn’t mean it’s safe.” – Brandy Vaughan, mother of an unvaccinated 5-year old, & a former sales rep for Merck (in this 9-minute YouTube) Her site = Learn the Risk

“I wish I hadn’t listened to the doctor who said ‘You have to vaccinate your child. She didn’t know better herself.'” – mother of vaccine-damaged child in ‘Shots in the Dark’ (National Film Board documentary)

 

Tons more links in previous postings on this topic…

p.s. after I posted this, I heard from another friend, who tells me: “My 1st child had a classic reaction to the MMR vaccine. She still suffers from terrible allergies which began after vaccination. The MMR Vax was the last and we did not vaccinate our son, who has always been super healthy.”

p.p.s. & I forgot to mention this: a young friend who is a naturopath & with whom I chatted at length recently about vaccines? She has not vaccinated her absolutely beautiful & healthy young children. No plans to do so. She does not press her views on patients & friends. But she is not having her own children vaccinated. Period.

p.p.p.s. & I had forgotten to add in this bit, from a friend who told me via email: “I know two people  who have children who’ve reacted catastrophically to the MMR vaccine.  One was left with severe learning problems and an IQ well under 100, and the other is totally disabled and unable to communicate.”

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1-liner Advice Bits for Today

  • Know your history (yes, I mean this on a couple of levels, OK?)
  • Follow the Money (Always, always, always Follow. The. Money)
  • Question Everything
  • The opposite of everything is true (I could elaborate on this, but … nah. Put legs on this for yourself. Knowing George Orwell’s work can help.)
  • Be careful what you wish for
  • Don’t be an a**hole
  • Stand back. Take a breath. Then take another. (& then … another, maybe??)
  • Walk away from a fight
  • Give someone a compliment. (It has to be sincere, though! No phoneyness allowed!!)
  • Say thank you to someone. Mean it
  • Be grateful. (All we have, & are given; all of it, every single bit? It’s all a gift. All grace.)
  • Keep flossing!

 

 

 

‘Quote of the day’ with this post: “Don’t be yourself. Be someone a little nicer.” – Mignon McLaughlin, journalist and author (1913-1983)

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou

“Love life. Take great pleasure in small offerings. Believe that the world owes you nothing. Understand that every gift given to you is just that.” – Maya Angelou, poet, novelist

 

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Keep Flossing!

<Aug. 3/16.>

Regular readers of my blog know that I have a slightly … uh, shall we say jaundiced (or dark) view about where the human race is headed. (& sooner than we think, I think…)

But you don’t have to read the dark & dreary stuff I write. Your choice entirely.

This post is one of the joyful ones. 🙂

I’m walking on a regular basis again – & that makes ever-so-much difference to my spirits. (5 days in Algonquin Park didn’t hurt too much either!)

So on my walk this morning – aware that the climate news is REALLY sobering (see this or that or this … or this) … & deeply aware of other stubborn issues, problems & challenges (some pretty close to home) – I suddenly remembered Guy McPherson (the Nature Bats Last guy) saying in a lecture several months ago

“Keep flossing.”

However much longer we have here (never any guarantees on that, hmmmm?)

We are here, now

& we might as well keep on

  • having fun
  • loving life
  • living in the moment
  • enjoying music, friends & loved ones, food, laughter, conversation

 

& … flossing our teeth!!

(It makes them feel ever so much cleaner & fresher, & does wonders for our breath…)

Life. Is. Good.

Janet

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Vaccines: FAQ’s

Q: Why have you become so concerned about vaccines/vaccinations at this time?

A: I’m a grandparent now. There is much involved here of concern to all parents & grandparents. All human beings concerned about children’s health! (Which ought, of course, in a sane & reasonable world, to be all of us.)

Q: On what do you base your current concerns?

A: First off, by things my non-vaccinating friends (with children younger than my own) told me when I wrote to them asking for comments on an e-mail I’d received about vaccinations, & then all the research I’ve done since, as a result of their twigging my concern. (I’ll include a list below of the documentaries I’ve watched.) Finally, learning about the CDC fraud/cover-up/scandal really shocked me.

Q: What is the CDC fraud/cover-up/scandal all about?

A: Dr. Andrew Wakefield, a (then) U.K.-based gastroenterologist, unwittingly discovered a likely link between the MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccine & the onset of autism in young babies/children. When I say unwittingly, I mean because he was not looking for any such link, nor indeed was he studying autism or vaccines in the first place (he was dealing with bowel disease in his patients). He asked the CDC (U.S. Centers for Disease Control) to investigate this. They did, & when they confirmed a relationship, the agency then went to considerable efforts to falsify results & data, & even destroy documents, in order to avoid having to tell the world the truth. This all goes back to the year 2001.

Q: What is your most pressing concern now about vaccines?

A: I’m tremendously concerned about the injuries/possible injuries to infants, babies & young children. Autism, along with many other possible negative outcomes (allergies, asthma, learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, cancer, diabetes, etc.). But not just to babies & young children. It seems all vaccines have the potential to cause harm, & that this can be from any vaccine, & to people at any age. Another major concern for me is that most people don’t seem to have a clue about this! Nor even any curiosity! Most react with a kneejerk trust in the safety of vaccines. People are not questioning this in the way they ought to be. (It’s also the case that mainstream media are simply not reporting on the CDC fraud/cover-up/scandal, so I suppose many people have not heard about it. It’s a pretty important thing to know! That an agency the world relies on for information about health & vaccines & drugs is utterly untrustworthy, & outright guilty of scientific fraud.)

Q: What have you learned specifically that has shaken you?

A: A list:

  • The increase in the number of vaccines being given since my children were young. Vaccines - how many
  • The combination of so many vaccines being given to young babies at one time. Vaccination - synergistic effects
  • The contents & unpredictable mixtures & toxicity of vaccine contents. Vaccine Ingredients
  • The fact that doctors do not inform patients/parents properly about vaccine contents & risks. (Let’s be honest: they’re not very upfront about pharmaceutical risks in general.)
  • The fact that vaccinations are being mandated & forced on parents & children under threat of non-admission to day care & schools. Parents are being bullied.
  • The # of un-recorded vaccine injuries, which I’m now convinced is very, very high. (Medical professionals often simply deny that a particular reaction or health outcome is related to the vaccination, & thus the health statistics do not reflect an accurate picture of actual vaccination outcomes. Vaccination impacts can occur months – even years, apparently – down the road. This is not taken into account; not recorded.)
  • The way that liability for vaccine injury has been removed from the pharmaceutical industry (i.e., you can’t sue them if vaccines harm your child).
  • The skyrocketing rate of autism among young children. Not just autism. Allergies, asthma, learning disabilities, ADD, ADHD, diabetes, cancer, etc. Don’t believe me? Ask a teacher.
  • The CDC fraud/cover-up/scandal.
  • People’s naïve trust in health authorities & the overall health/medical establishment (& also their lack of awareness about the routine influence & bribery of politicians, government officials, bureaucrats, health officials, doctors, practiced by the pharmaceutical industry).
  • The silence of the mainstream media on this topic. Though I suppose I really shouldn’t be surprised. If you always “follow the money” (& you always must) you quickly realize who some of the big advertisers in mainstream media are. Big Pharma’s footprints are all over it. And after all, as we know, “He who pays the piper, calls the tune.” Find comments about media silence in this interview & also here, where an eloquent U.K. mother near the end of ‘Silent Epidemic; The Untold Story of Vaccines’ says forcefully “The media in the U.K. do not want to know. The media have been threatened; I’ve been told this.” <at 1 hour 40 minutes>

Q: Is it just the MMR vaccine that you’re concerned about?

A: No. I’m now concerned about all vaccines. From what I’ve been hearing, no vaccine can accurately be declared safe. (I hear very scary things about the DPT vaccine, & about Gardasil – which is now not being used in Japan &, I believe, Spain.)

Q: What is one thing about vaccines that doesn’t come up often enough?

A: The fact that there are cumulative impacts with vaccine contents. In other words, the nasty substances in them (e.g. thimerosal, aluminum, the live or dead vaccines, the formaldehyde) add up. Babies’ brains & bodies are not good places for these substances to be collecting up in, vaccination after vaccination. (Dr. Richard Bleth refers to this near the end of ‘Silent Epidemic’ & it’s also somewhat covered by neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock in this 2013 interview. )

Q: Do you believe that vaccines have eradicated dangerous diseases?

A: Not anymore! From what I’ve learned, it seems that an inaccurate picture of vaccines’ safety & efficacy has been portrayed for many decades now. Over & over now, I hear it being said that improved environmental conditions (better diet, cleaner water, & public education efforts) are what led to the reduction or near-disappearance of some illnesses – that vaccines came along late in the game, & then extravagant claims were made about their success rate. (Fascinating story of the smallpox vaccine in the documentary ‘Silent Epidemic’.)

Q: Explain to me why you now believe it was a good thing that you contracted measles, mumps, rubella & chickenpox as a child.

A: Well, it seems that these relatively benign childhood illnesses (now being exaggerated to sound terrifying & deadly) helped me develop immunities. The illnesses themselves were no big deal (we all got them when we were kids, we children of the 1950s & 60s). This is particularly well explained in the documentary ‘Man Made Epidemic’, where a vaccinating doctor gives an explanation of how mostly un-threatening measles, mumps & rubella are.

Q: Have vaccines/vaccinations “wiped out” measles, mumps, rubella, whooping cough?

A: No indeed, they have not. Outbreaks occur, even among children who have been vaccinated. In fact it seems sometimes the outbreaks are caused by vaccination (the vaccines contain small amounts of the live virus).

Q: Do un-vaccinated children cause vaccinated children to get sick?

A: Ask yourself this: if a vaccine is “effective” … yet vaccinated children can still contract the illness … can the vaccine really be said to be effective? In what way does this make logical sense?

Q: Please discuss “herd immunity.”

A: I’m no expert on this topic, so I suggest you consult some doctors who are health experts. My limited understanding is this: when we get childhood illnesses (see above), we develop natural immunities. (We are born with immature immune systems. They need time to develop. Ideally, we also get immunities from our mothers, through breast milk.) Then, we get minor illnesses that help us to develop more immunities, & these help us later in life. When we are all doing this, this is what is meant by “herd immunity.” Herd immunity is in fact being lost by the excessive vaccinations, & by the fact that young children no longer contract the diseases at early ages. (They can still contract them later, at which time it is generally more dangerous.) Very well discussed in

Q: What do you think is behind the increase in the vaccination schedule for children?

A: The greed of the pharmaceutical industry. When they were let off the hook from lawsuits (1986; more information here & here), they “went to town” & pressured government/medical establishment officials into bumping up the schedule. This is an industry that reaps unimaginable profits from each vaccine & each drug (so huge that we mere average mortals can’t begin to grasp it), & which has huge influence in Washington. (Well-laid out in the documentary Trace Amounts – Autism, Mercury, and the Hidden Truth ’. Including, btw, the ties of the Bush presidents, both father & son, to the pharmaceutical giant Eli Lily.) Also, this short interview with a former Merck rep covers this.

Q: Do you find it difficult to believe the “health” or “medical establishment” is adhering to an industry-dominated agenda?

A: I would find it more difficult if I had not done the activist work on pesticides & nuclear energy that I’ve been involved in over the past 15-20 years. What I’ve learned is that our so-called “regulatory agencies” – i.e., the agencies tasked by government with regulating the use of pesticides & nuclear energy, specifically, in this case – are not really regulators at all. They are completely dominated by industry & entirely subject to what’s called “regulatory capture.” Industry is actually calling the shots. It can be difficult to accept at first, but I’ve experienced it now enough to see (belatedly) that the very same phenomenon is at work with the so-called “health care” establishment. The pharmaceutical industry (often referred to as “Big Pharma”) is so powerful & so wealthy (pharmaceutical companies reap simply unimaginably massive profits from their sales of drugs) that in effect, the tail is wagging the dog, not the other way around. I’ve heard it said (by a U.S. Congressman) that the pharmaceutical industry has more lobbyists in Washington than there are politicians in Washington. I was simply not paying attention to this in past years, while working on other issues in which the same corporatization of everything (& the same corruption of government agencies) was taking place.

Q: Has what you’ve learned shaken your faith in the medical/health establishment?

A: I’m going to be really honest here, & admit that I didn’t have a ton to start with. (The erosion of my faith has taken place over the span of many years.) That being said, I’ll admit I’ve been shocked to learn that the doctors in whom so many do place their trust are ill-informed about vaccine risks. Ill-informed, or willfully blind. I personally am a big believer in good nutrition & regular exercise as possibly the most important health boosters. I’ll continue to be a very, very skeptical consumer of medical advice (as I have been, for some years now) & a highly reluctant consumer of pharmaceutical drugs. As for the pharmaceutical industry? I have zero trust in it whatsoever. Less than zero.

Julie Gerberding

Q: What do you see as the role of fear as regards the vaccine issue?

A: I believe the health establishment deliberately uses fear (along with bullying) tactics to pressure parents into “toe-ing the line.” They exaggerate the dangerousness of mild childhood illnesses in order to convince parents that vaccinations are necessary & life-saving. Doctors are one of the last professional groups in which people have placed significant trust, & thus are in an excellent position to leverage fears pretty readily. When we’re fearful, we’re entirely too easy to manipulate.

Q: Why do you think people are so resistant to the message that vaccines are actually dangerous?

A: Decades of observing the human race closely, & always being quite analytical about this (always trying to figure things out, puzzle things out, reading & reflecting a lot, writing a lot) have convinced me that human beings are fundamentally quite naïve & trusting. Too much so, in fact. We are very easy to manipulate. We want so much to trust – to be able to believe in, have faith in – something. Some idea, some ideology, some professional group or political party … something! (Look at the way we’ve been such suckers for advertisers for all these decades!) In a sense too, I feel there is a childishness in us. We want to lay our lives, our health, in the “health” establishment’s (supposedly) capable hands, rather than being more skeptical consumers & spending more time doing our own research (& exerting our own efforts to be healthy). I believe we need to question things more. Our naivete can be very, very dangerous. Very costly. (Not just in the health sphere, either, of course.)

Q: What is your advice to parents, friends, colleagues, doctors?

A: For starters, don’t get your child vaccinated – at all. Wait. Delay. Do lots of research. Talk to friends & family & especially, if at all possible, to some parents who have not had their children vaccinated, to learn how their children have responded & turned out, health-wise. There is a wealth of information now available about vaccine risks, vaccines’ (supposed) safety & efficacy. Be sure you’re clear about the fact that doctors are subject to considerable influence & pressure from the pharmaceutical industry. An ex-pharmaceutical rep discusses this in The Vaccine Panel. (Her portion is from 14 to 20 minutes.) She reports that she saw doctors repeating to nurses what she had just told them – & then nurses repeating it to patients – as though she herself were a medical/health expert … rather than a pharmaceutical sales rep. Two key take-aways: “Vaccines do more harm than good.” & “Just because something is on the market doesn’t mean it is safe.”

Doctors on Vaccine Safety copy

Q: If you could recommend only one information source to people who feel they don’t have enough time to pursue a lot of information, what might that be?

A: Any single one of the following:

** Please, if you do nothing else, watch Dr. Suzanne Humphries in a short (11-minute) YouTube that covers many bases of the vaccine issue.

Q: What do you recommend that people do in response to this issue? What do you recommend to parents & grandparents?

A: As above. Read. Be curious. Do research. Talk to people. Be inquisitive. Be insistent. Be noisy. Decisions about vaccinations could prove to be the most important decision you ever make regarding your child, your family. Don’t fall prey to naivete & excessive trust placed in supposedly “expert” authority figures – whether doctors, health bureaucrats … or friends & family members who really don’t know what they’re talking about. Certainly, certainly not in corporations like the pharmaceutical companies that have no conscience whatsoever – & whose only bottom line is the profit motive.

A Final Comment

We humans are not always very quick to “connect the dots.” It’s a really important thing for us to do … if we’re not to just behave “like sheep”… but we are sometimes quite slow at it. (Often, of course, we fail altogether.)

Decades ago, as a young woman fresh out of university (brimming with idealism & energy), I worked briefly in the psychiatric field. I was disappointed to find it quite broken. I moved on to the correctional field, where I found the so-called “justice” system quite broken as well. (I’ve called it the “legal system” ever since, as there is precious little justice in it.)

Yet in spite of these early inoculations (if you will) against naivete & excessive trust in human systems & bureaucracies (&, let’s face it, human beings), it still took me far too many years to accept the true state of the myriad other broken systems I went on to discover. (e.g., my discovery of the utter un-trustworthiness of the government so-called “regulation” of pesticides & nuclear energy.)

The world isn’t a very pretty place, in many ways (the human-made parts of it, I should say; the natural world is simply stunningly beautiful!) … & the realizations we come to about how the human parts of it work are not always comfortable. (Well – let’s be honest. They seldom are.)

We really need to step up to the plate, readers. There is no beneficent agency out there, watching out for us, & guarding us. We must be adults, & we must figure things out for ourselves (preferably with the help of credible information sources & the loving support of friends, colleagues & family members we can trust). Even those among us with religious faith still have to step up to the plate in order to properly protect ourselves & our families.

We really simply must learn to connect the dots!

Janet

p.s. one question I have, & must find out more about: I’ve heard the advice given more than once – do NOT use Tylenol if your child has a reaction to a vaccination. I do not yet know why this is so, & I need to find out!

Quote of the day’ with this post: “Vaccines do more harm than good.” – Brandy Vaughan, former Merck sales rep, in The Vaccine Panel: The Insider’s Report 

Vaccines more harm than good

More Quotations:

“The CDC can no longer be trusted to do vaccine safety work.” – Dr. William Thompson, senior scientist at the CDC who became a whistle-blower about the now-15-year fraud/cover-up/scandal of suppressed evidence of the link between the MMR vaccine & autism (from the ‘VAXXED – from Cover-up to Catastrophe documentary)

“It’s all there – this is the lowest point in my career, that I went along with that paper. I have great shame now when I meet families of kids with autism, because I have been part of the problem.” – Dr. William Thompson, CDC whistle-blower

“The boys that were so happy – always smiling – looking at me – blabbering – saying, even if it was mama, dada, you know – they just disappeared. I’m not deluded. I actually saw my children disappear right in front of me.” – Nina Lteif, mother of Eli & Christian, her twin sons who became autistic right after their MMR shot at 18 months. From the documentary ‘Man Made Epidemic.’

“I saw it. I felt it. I questioned it. But I didn’t question loud enough. I allowed them to bully me. And that’s something I have to live with.” – Heather Turano, mother of 11-year old autistic Sabrina, in Silent Epidemic; The Untold Story of Vaccines

“You really need to think twice and really need to learn the risks that truly are there and that are involved if you decide to vaccinate your child.” – Mother Heather Turano, as above

“I was once an idiot. I once thought that people who didn’t vaccinate were taking advantage of all the people that were. I thought that they were being privileged opportunists, and I was a vaccinating doctor, because I was taught nothing about vaccines, because I had never met an unvaccinated child. But once I met unvaccinated children, and started seeing problems first-hand with vaccinations in my own patients – and started doing my own research – I flipped around 180 degrees. And I’ve known other doctors that were able to do that as well, and some of them, because parents like you have presented the facts to them – quietly, calmly and rationally. That’s key.” – Dr. Suzanne Humphries in her November 2015 lecture Trojan Horses & Cluster Bombs

** More good quotes in the posting ‘Vaccines: 12 Things You May Not Know + Quotes’ 

Documentaries I’ve watched & highly recommend

BOUGHT – the truth behind vaccines, big pharma and your food  (2014)   Parents of vaccine-damaged children. 2 pharmaceutical industry whistleblowers.  Big fines levied against Pharma giants GlaxoSmithKline & Johnson & Johnson. Excellent. (I’ve only seen Part I.)

Man Made Epidemic (2016)  A young mother goes to visit – in England, Italy, Germany – doctors (including one who runs a vaccine clinic in the U.K., & who says Dr. Wakefield has been made a scapegoat), researchers, health professionals, an Italian lawyer who won a case establishing that the MMR vaccine caused a child’s autism, families of children with autism – to establish whether she can feel confident about her own son receiving the MMR vaccine. Many insights here about how vaccines really work (& don’t), about the growing autism epidemic. Amazing interview with a British man – who headed up a major U.K. autism group – & now admits that his early skepticism about the vaccine-autism link was utterly misguided (he admits he was arrogant, even, & twisted the facts to fit a theory). He agrees there is an autism epidemic, & that to too many, vaccines are like a god, & must not be questioned.

Shots in the Dark  NFB (National Film Board); 2008. Excellent for conveying that vaccines of all kinds can be of harm to people of all ages.  Shots in the Dark review

Silent Epidemic; The Untold Story of Vaccines (2013)  How the aluminum in vaccines inflates auto-immune disorders; how do vaccines really work?; herd immunity; a cancer gene in the polio vaccine; deaths from the Gardasil vaccine; inaccuracy of the history of vaccines that we are told; polio being caused in India by the polio vaccine; how with vaccinations diseases become more dangerous; mandatory vaccinations; how antibodies wane; the autism epidemic (esp. among boys); the innate immune system; it’s never been just about the mercury; vaccines are about a commercial, not a health, imperative; fraudulent CDC research; Simpsonwood secret meeting; liability issues & 1986 law (which Dr. Jonas Salk advised against); the cost of caring for so many vaccine-damaged children/people; corporate influence on the science being done, & published in medical journals; 100s of vaccines “in the pipeline”; media refusal to tell the truth; affected families speak; advice on refusal; quotes from the mother of an 11-year old autistic daughter, Sabrina. Wildly informative, heartbreaking. Great quotes from MDs, parents & researchers.

The Vaccine Panel: The Insider’s Report (2016). Panel discussion in L.A. in Feb. 2016. A ton of useful info. Includes a panelist who used to work for Merck (pharmaceutical company) & now preaches an anti-vaccination message (her site) ++ affected parents & 2 MDs. Herd immunity thoroughly covered. I’m super-glad I watched this!!

Trace Amounts – Autism, Mercury, and the Hidden Truth (2014) Plenty of info on this site. Fantastic resource on the long history of thimerosal use (the story of how it came to be used is a real shocker!); science that has proven its dangers over & over & over again; how the CDC found a strong autism link, then massaged the data until it “went away” – with shots of the transcript of the secret “Simpsonwood” meeting – & voice recordings of Dr. William Thompson, the CDC scientist who is now ashamed of his work with CDC & states the CDC has put vaccine science 10 years behind. Also: the Bush ties – both Georges – with the pharmaceutical industry. How males are at much higher risk for autism. Other sources of mercury in the environment. Decades of the autism rate being 1 in 10,000. Through the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s. Until the 90s. Then? The autism generation. (I rented the documentary online. $6 for 72 hours of use. Highly recommended!)

Trojan Horses & Cluster Bombs  Nov. 2015 lecture to parents in Finland by Dr. Suzanne Humphries, about aluminum in vaccines. Quite technical about the immune system, & what aluminum does in the brain. She makes the aluminum/autism link. Great quote from her about being a doctor who used to give vaccinations: “I used to be an idiot.” — exhorting parents to do research, & educate their doctors.

VAXXED – from Cover-up to Catastrophe (2016) Full story of the CDC fraud/cover-up/scandal, with (senior scientist) Dr. Thompson’s voice relating how he & colleagues manipulated studies & data on the MMR vaccine/autism link – even gathering in a room in order to burn documents. Simply a must-see.

 

Vandana Shiva-Do the right thing

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Vaccines: 5 Words

Big Pharma.

Follow. The. Money.

 

Connect the dots, people!

(Okay, okay; that’s 9.)

 

‘Quote of the day’ with this post:

“I really implore everyone to wake up and read for yourselves what the realities are about the vaccines. The safety and efficacy, or the lack thereof.” – Dr. Toni Bark, Center for Disease Prevention and Reversal (in Silent Epidemic – The Untold Story of Vaccines)

Six reasons to say no to vaccination

Ten Little Known Facts About the Vaccination Program in the United States

Former vaccinating Dr. – 11 minutes on vaccines

“I was once an idiot. I once thought that people who didn’t vaccinate were taking advantage of all the people that were. I thought that they were being privileged opportunists, and I was a vaccinating doctor, because I was taught nothing about vaccines, because I had never met an unvaccinated child. But once I met unvaccinated children, and started seeing problems first-hand with vaccinations in my own patients – and started doing my own research – I flipped around 180 degrees. And I’ve known other doctors that were able to do that as well, and some of them, because parents like you have presented the facts to them – quietly, calmly and rationally. That’s key.” – Dr. Suzanne Humphries in ‘Trojan Horses & Cluster Bombs‘ (Nov. 2015 lecture in Finland).

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Vaccines: Flabbergasted, Gobsmacked … & more

As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, I knew essentially nothing about vaccines 6 months ago. Vaccines & childhood vaccinations (well, vaccinations, period) were simply not on my radar screen at that time.

They grabbed onto me back in February when a fellow activist colleague sent out a message about vaccinations & Vitamin C.

I sent the message on to several close friends & asked them for their opinions.

It was the replies from these friends that actually got me on the learning-about-vaccines highway. Totally un-planned. A detour for then-anti-nuclear activist me. An entirely unexpected detour.

The vaccine issue simply took me by so by surprise, it took me by storm. It kidnapped me. Ambushed me.

At first, I suppose I was simply surprised. As in “Whoa! I didn’t even know there was an issue around this stuff … any controversy … at all!”

Pretty soon I moved into being stunned & shocked.

“Whoa!! Holy shit! OMG!!! All this has been going on: autism rates skyrocketing, the number of vaccinations being given to children – & to adults! – going pretty much ballistic, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) MMR-autism link scandal (others call it a fraud & a cover-up, & it is both of those, but it is also a scandal; let’s call a spade a spade, shall we?) … while I simply wasn’t paying any attention at all!”

Yikes.

By the time I’d watched

Shots in the Dark (National Film Board film from 2008)      Shots in the Dark

Silent Epidemic; The Untold Story of Vaccines (2013)

The Vaccine Panel: The Insider’s Report (2016). Panel discussion in L.A. in Feb. 2016. A ton of useful info. Includes a panelist who used to work for Merck (pharmaceutical company) & now preaches an anti-vaccination message (her site) ++ affected parents & 2 MDs. Herd immunity thoroughly covered.

BOUGHT – the truth behind vaccines, big pharma and your food  (2014)   Parents of vaccine-damaged children. 2 whistleblowers.  Big fines levied against Pharma giants GlaxoSmithKline & Johnson & Johnson. Excellent. (I’ve seen only Part I so far.)

Trace Amounts – Autism, Mercury, and the Hidden Truth (2014)   Fantastic resource on the long history of thimerosal use (the story of how it came to be used is a shocker!); science that has proven its dangers over & over & over again; how the CDC found a strong autism link, then massaged the data until it “went away” – with shots of the transcript of the secret “Simpsonwood” meeting – & voice recordings of Dr. William Thompson, the CDC scientist who is now ashamed of his vaccine work with CDC & states the CDC has put vaccine science 10 years behind. Also: the Bush ties – both Georges – with the pharmaceutical industry. How males are at much higher risk for autism. Other sources of mercury in the environment. Decades of the autism rate being 1 in 10,000. Through the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s. Until the 90s. Then? The autism generation. Aluminum also mentioned, btw. (I rented the documentary online. $6 for 72 hours of use. Highly recommended!)

& this lecture Trojan Horses & Cluster Bombs <Nov. 2015> by Dr. Suzanne Humphries about aluminum in vaccines

… well, by then I wasn’t just stunned anymore. I’d become appalled & sickened – heartbroken, actually – that such a horrific, purely greed, profit-driven (only supposedly health-driven) agenda – was, has been & still is – taking place all around us – pushed & driven by our “health care” professionals & “health” agencies, no less.

Whoa! Whoa, whoa, whoa…

So, yes, by this time, after hours & hours of watching documentaries, reading articles, watching YouTubes – learning of the autism epidemic (but not just the autism epidemic; also the rising epidemic of sick children: of asthma & allergies, learning disabilities, ADD, ADHD, diabetes, etc. etc. etc.), the U.S. CDC (Centers for Disease Control) cover-up, & gradually, learning about the devastation to people’s lives

& simultaneously, the growing body of science about the dangers of the MMR vaccine in particular (& the others, more generally … since it’s not just about babies & children & autism; it’s about all vaccines, & people of all ages)

& the growing number of doctors now dissenting, thank you very much, from the Great Vaccine Experiment

Doctors on Vaccine Safety copy

(& the U.S. Congressman calling for an investigation into the CDC cover-up)

I was (continue to be) stunned, shocked, sickened, appalled & horrified – & also, it’s fair to say, flabbergasted & gobsmacked

by what’s been going on while so very very many of us have simply not been minding the store.

& then

Then, when I began to stick my head up above the parapet (as it were), & becoming vocal about what I’d learned – on my blog, on Facebook, & via my email lists (did I mention I’ve been an activist for 30 years now? Information-sharing & networking are what I do)

I became once again, flabbergasted & gobsmacked … this time, at people’s reactions & remarks.

What People Say

I’m not going to quote anyone. (I’m kind of embarrassed for people; some things some (not all) say are pretty irrational, & make it abundantly clear they have spent no time doing any meaningful research of their own.)

But you can characterize many of the remarks as

“Have you gone crazy? Vaccinations are like motherhood & apple pie. You’re just nuts for questioning them!!”

I suppose what has shocked me the most is people’s apparent unwillingness to pursue the research sources I’ve suggested to them – even a little – for themselves.

That is what I really want (& beg) people to do. Not to accept my word for this, for after all, I’m only 6 months into this learning experience. Don’t trust me. Check out the scientists, the researchers. The doctors who used to be pro-vaccine, who are now vocally anti. The Congressmen demanding the CDC be brought to heel, & dangerous substances be taken out of vaccines.

& not just to accept the bland reassurances of the pharmaceutical industry-backed “experts” who claim all is well. (It is well, for them! Very very well indeed. Billions of $$ of profit for Big Pharma. Financial incentives for doctors who keep their patients on the full vaccine regime in the U.S. (so I have heard). Collusion with government agencies, what we could call the “health establishment.”)

(Yikes.)

By people’s naivete in supposing that Big Pharma & Big Government really & truly have ours – yours & my … & our children’s – best interests at heart. As if!

I suppose this naivete is somewhat touching, rather poignant, even (we humans are fundamentally such trusting creatures). But … very dangerous!

I may have neglected to mention that I’ve been an activist for 30 years now, & learned the long, slow painful way that so-called “regulatory agencies” – on pesticides & nuclear energy, for example, issues on which I spent years in the trenches – are utterly captives of industry, utterly corrupted, & that while they claim to be “regulators,” they are in fact out-&-out promoters of industry agendas. I was a slow learner, I’m afraid. The news on all this was so deeply disturbing, I took it on fully quite slowly. Now I see that our “health agencies” are health agencies in name only. I’m sure doctors set broken bones well (I certainly hope they do!), but they do entirely too much quarterbacking for the pharmaceutical industry that wines, dines & bribes them, along with politicians & the overall “health establishment.”

I point people to the science on the MMR-autism link (also this mind-blowing one) … & other health impacts, from other vaccines; scary, truly scary. I send them YouTube links about the growing number of doctors dissenting

(Dr. Humphries memorably said

“I was once an idiot. I once thought that people who didn’t vaccinate were taking advantage of all the people that were. I thought that they were being privileged opportunists, and I was a vaccinating doctor, because I was taught nothing about vaccines, because I had never met an unvaccinated child. But once I met unvaccinated children, and started seeing problems first-hand with vaccinations in my own patients – and started doing my own research – I flipped around 180 degrees. And I’ve known other doctors that were able to do that as well, and some of them, because parents like you have presented the facts to them – quietly, calmly and rationally. That’s key.” (find this near the end of her Finland talk, here).

 

All of it seemingly falling on deaf ears! Deaf ears & closed minds.

“Don’t confuse me with the facts” is the reaction I am (mostly) receiving.

So, flabbergasted I remain.

Question:

Does it take seeing at first hand a precious, healthy, beautiful, dearly-loved infant, toddler or child – morphing overnight into a fever & convulsions-affected, clearly suffering, pain-afflicted child – & then into an unresponsive automaton (parents repeatedly report that their baby is suddenly … gone. Just … gone) … or even dying (& again, it is not “just” babies affected, but people of all ages, reacting in scary numbers to any/all vaccines)

to be able to listen to, & hear, the 1000s & 1000s of parents now affected by this vaccine-induced epidemic? Who have been trying to warn us for quite some time now?

 

Apparently, it does!

Apparently, it does.

So.

Colour me

  • sickened
  • stunned
  • saddened
  • horrified
  • appalled
  • flabbergasted
  • gobsmacked
  • heartbroken

& also, very very frustrated.

The Ironies

The so-called “anti-vaxxers” are not only not the devil’s spawn (as some particularly vociferous voices on Facebook seem to suggest; their overheated reactions stun me!)

They were

Parents. Who. Had. Their. Children. Vaccinated

& were harmed – deeply, irrevocably harmed

They have had to deal with a medical community that first of all bullied & harassed them into “getting with the program” & administering to their children supposedly “safe” vaccinations

& then, once their children were harmed, largely abandoned them.

Only after becoming like proverbial canaries in the coal mine did they become “anti-vaxxers” (if they are indeed “anti-vax.” Many seem simply to be calling for more research, safer vaccines, a CDC that can be trusted – though that’s probably an impossibly tall order).

These people have walked through the fire, Reader!

Only then to be scorned, criticized and ridiculed by other parents & “health” professionals for not being happy converts to the Great Vaccine Experiment.

…….

Well. I’ve just thought of another word to add to my list.

Outraged.

I was tempted to say I apologize if I’ve offended you with my passion & anger on this issue.

But you know what?

I’m not going to do that.

I am not sorry for speaking up. I am only sorry I remained ignorant about this issue for so darn long.

I invite (& implore) you join me in waking up & smelling the coffee. (& then, taking action!)

 

Janet

p.s. do you want to hear another irony? You can bet your sweet patootie that a whole lot of CDC staff members (all too well aware of the scandal that had CDC scientists manipulate & then destroy data & documents proving the MMR vaccine-autism link & cover it up for 14 years until whistleblower Dr. William Thompson spilled the beans) do not have their own children vaccinated. & I bet you plenty of pharmaceutical industry folks don’t have their kids vaccinated, either (or take medications that they know full well are dangerous). & I bet you plenty of doctors who push vaccines down your throat, don’t have their kids vaccinated.

Do you see why I feel a little outraged??

p.p.s. please consider visiting the Learn The Risk Web site. A former Merck (pharmaceutical) rep left her career & has become passionate about informing parents about vaccine risks. Her site has a ton of useful information. You can see photos of children who met with disaster (or death) as a result of vaccinations. These images will very likely hurt or break your heart. My own heart was already broken on this subject before I came across her site, & I’ll admit, I am only able to look at the page quickly, in passing.

But we honour the affected families by being willing to confront the truth of what really, actually happened to them … and surely, that is the very least we can do for families whose lives have been put through a meat-grinder of unimaginable personal tragedy and loss?

p.p.p.s. please visit the VAXXED Web site to learn about that documentary, & for a ton of related & useful information. Short-term viewing options now available for minimal cost. DVDs of the documentary will be available soon!

p.p.p.p.s. my 4 previous postings have also been about vaccines/vaccination. Feel free to check them out. The one called ‘Vaccines: 12 things you may not know’  contains a very large # of links that can help you learn plenty about this important issue (& it is very-very far from being exhaustive!?). But to be quite honest, you could probably learn all you need to know from the Learn The Risk site!

p.s. # 5: I must also, & very importantly, add that as I have talked about this more & more with friends, I’ve learned that the number of vaccine-injured children is very high … & not reflected in doctors’/health units’ statistics, as the doctors involved almost invariably deny that the child’s allergic reaction or subsequent health issues are related to the child’s vaccination! So there is truly an epidemic not just of known vaccine injuries, but of un-reported ones. Finally, the more parents I talk to among my admittedly limited acquaintance of parents with children born since 1989 (when the # of vaccines being given was bumped up)

Vaccines - how manythe more I hear that parents who choose not to vaccinate their children due to their concerns about possible negative outcomes (or possibly having suffered a negative or disastrous one, then subsequently refraining from additional vaccinations), are very-very quiet about their decision – because all they get is horrific flack if they make the mistake of speaking up about it.

I have to emphasize something yet again. I’ve been an activist for 30 years now, got into the game (having at the start, of course, no conception whatsoever of the places this activism would lead) because I cared (& still care) so much about the state of the world … not just for my own children, but for all children, & all human beings (well, all creatures!)

I only began learning about this particular issue a little under 6 months ago now.

I was, am now, & suspect I will remain, flabbergasted & gobsmacked.

Both by the true situation, & by people’s seemingly unquestioning attitudes about it.

 

I suppose people need to feel they can retain some trust in someone – some professional group, some agency – in this ever-more-messed-up, unpredictable, chaotic world of ours. They want so badly to be able to trust. I understand that.

 

But it does not pay to be unquestioning in this world of ours, I’m afraid. It just really, really doesn’t.

 

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Lying About Our Feelings

<July 21/16>

I’m re-reading Jane Fonda’s memoir My Life So Far. (I read it years ago, & enjoyed it very much indeed. Fonda is one interesting & insightful woman! She has done some very fine work in her life.)

One of the things she talks about is how she spent decades of her life pushing down her feelings. Not really feeling her feelings. She had learned from a master, as she points out. Her Dad, the famous actor, Henry Fonda. Jane’s Mom committed suicide when Jane was 12. A complicated childhood!

So, now I’m musing on how we lie about our feelings. To ourselves, to other people. Lie? Maybe just conceal. Are less than upfront about.

The “messy” ones, particularly. Although as it turns out, when we squash down the tricky ones, we inhibit the “positive” ones as well.

Messy ones?

  • Sadness
  • Grief
  • Anger
  • Loneliness
  • Embarrassment
  • Fear
  • Shame
  • Abandonment … etc.

Someone I know did a neat thing the other night. She expressed to me her complicated feelings about a tricky emotional matter that most people, I think, would have kept quiet about. Not “owned up to.” Details not important.

Point being: what I’ve learned myself (as a person who spends a fair bit of time in solitude & silence, being reflective & puzzling things out) is that if I am simply honest with myself about what I’m feeling (e.g. admitting that I feel lonely, say, or ashamed about something), the feeling seems to pass pretty quickly, rather than lingering like a bad smell.

Now, I do understand that not all of us are actually able to understand – let alone articulate – these messy emotions. This is precisely because we’ve got so much practice at not allowing ourselves to feel them! (People joke that men recognize only 3 states: hungry, horny or mad. I’ve heard male comedians joke about this. Clearly, there’s an awful lot more to our emotions than that!)

What do I advocate?

Simply this:

Rather than constantly keeping ourselves so goldarn busy we can barely form a coherent thought, or recognize an insight when one is knocking loudly on the door – about ourselves, our relationships, our world (& I do believe this extreme busy-ness is pretty much epidemic in our troubled world)

I recommend that people spend some time quietly (regularly!). Without noise or distraction. (Walking, maybe. Or in meditation, perhaps?)

& learn to spot the emotions as they come up.

Name them for what they are.

“Ah! I’m lonely!”

“Ah! I’m feeling ashamed about …” whatever it may happen to be.

(Several years ago I had a big Aha! moment about something I was ashamed about, & remember being so stunned to realize I’d had this big shame thing going for decades, & had simply not been consciously aware of it. It was a pretty big deal, too. I really needed to dredge that up, so I could have a good look at it in the light of day … as it were.)

Grief is a biggie for many of us, I reckon.

Well … all of us, surely?

 

What with the stuff going on in our personal lives

& all the craziness going on all around us??

(Slight understatement here, no?)

 

Your feelings won’t kill you, you know.

They pass!

If you let them…

 

They only cling like glue if we insist on denying them – pushing them down & squashing them into a big nasty ball of concrete inside us.

Like everyone, I think, I feel all those “messy” emotional states at different times.

  • Anger
  • Grief
  • Shame
  • Embarrassment
  • Guilt
  • Loneliness
  • Regret
  • Insecurity
  • Depression
  • Fear
  • Hate
  • Despair     etc.

I recognize them for what they are. I won’t say I “enjoy” them all, exactly. I just try to do my best not to stay stuck in them.

Well, at least mostly. Admittedly sometimes I wallow a little. Heck, I’m merely human!

🙂

Janet

p.s. I’ve been kind of mired in a bit of a dark place of late, I’m willing to admit. Some of the antidotes I’m aware of?

  • Taking action (e.g. activism, seeing a therapist or counsellor)
  • Walking (walking is an almost sure-fire cure for me. It really, really, really is. So much so that I have a whole section where I list walking-related stuff. It’s here!)
  • Listening to music (& singing along!)
  • Writing
  • Being with people I love/like/admire/care about
  • Being friendly to strangers
  • Telling the truth
  • Getting out of the “concrete jungle” once in a while (i.e., getting out of the city)
  • Helping other people in practical ways
  • Doing work that feels worthwhile

p.p.s. so, I was away on a camping trip with friends after I drafted this, & talked with them about this & that, & wound up having the thought that there is, I think, so much grief in some of us (many of us?) that it’s really very terrifically sad.    & I know too many people with too much anger, too, & under their anger (I strongly suspect) is grief. Likely unacknowledged, & unexpressed. So much grief that I wish there was a magical pin one could take & lightly poke (most of) us, & let the grief whoosh out of us like air coming out of a balloon. You know?? Wouldn’t that be awesome? & heck, it isn’t just grief, either. Toxic sludge piles of shame. & guilt. I would so dearly love to be able to prick those balloons, too. Wouldn’t you? 🙂 🙁

p.p.p.s. ran across this old posting. Bear Bells (& human nature). Somehow, it seems relevant to this topic too.

Grief: help (if you need it…)

p.s. # 4:   So. A friend of mine recently posted this on Facebook. I’d heard the quotation before (I’m something of a nut about great quotations! 🙂 )

Baldwin on clinging to hate& his personal comment with it was this: “Most of the awful stuff that people do is due to a simple inability or unwillingness to FEEL. Let us allow ourselves to feel the sadness so that we can actually see and hear and love one another.”

Amen to that, I say!!!!

Some Possibly Relevant/Useful Things

Acceptance: a (very) moving short video (9 minutes; it’s on Facebook)

Thoughts and Feelings: a graphic

Brené Brown on
Vulnerability
With Oprah, on gratitude
Shame

Great Books!!!

I Don’t Want to Talk About It – Overcoming The Secret Legacy of Male Depression

The Wild Edge of Sorrow, by Francis Weller

 

‘Quote of the day’ with this post:

The Serenity Prayer:

God (or, well, you know, Great Spirit, or …whatever. A word/Being of your choosing) grant me the serenity to

accept what I cannot change

courage to change what I can

and wisdom to know the difference.

Runner-up ‘Quote of the day’: “The cure for states is feelings. As I discovered that day in the shower, unlike states, which tend to congeal, feelings will run their own course in due time. Despite the often expressed male fear that if one were to let oneself cry, one would never stop, tears, in fact, eventually taper off if one lets them. Feelings are not endless, but our numbing attempts to avoid them can last a lifetime.” – Terrence Real in I Don’t Want to Talk About It – Overcoming The Secret Legacy of Male Depression (you do not have to be male to find this book super-insightful!)

 

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Vaccines: Graphics

These are all useful. I’ll add in more when I find more good ones to add! (& find time to add them. Life is busy!)

(Click on them to make them bigger.)

Federal Register - June 1984

Measles and Vaccines

Vaccination graphic copy

Vaccination - synergistic effectsAluminum Safe?

Vaccine Ingredients      (what’s in vaccines will surprise you!)

Vaccines - how many

Julie GerberdingDoctors on Vaccine Safety copy

The insert that doctors receive with the MMR vaccine is an item worth reading very-very carefully. Especially if your doctor is advising you to have your child given the MMR vaccine.  Here it is. Make sure you read all the way through to the end!

MMR II Monograph.

How Japan is dealing with the MMR vaccine. (Hint: they think it does more harm than good, so they are not using it.)

‘Quote of the day‘ with this post: “No matter how far you’ve gone down a wrong road, TURN BACK!” – source unknown

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Vaccines: the Canadian Scene

P.S. on September 9th: article in Sept. 2016 VITALITY magazine about Canadian freedom of choice on vaccination being at renewed, increased risk. The article is here

This is my 3rd posting about vaccines in the past several days.

  1. My “elevator pitch”
  2. Vaccines: 12 things you may not know

I’m doing a 3rd one because the Canadian scene is slightly different than that in the U.S.

The U.S. has a vaccination schedule so aggressive, they are vaccinating babies against Hep B on the day of their birth. I am very thankful this is not happening in Canada … yet.

Here are some resources for people keen to glean the differences between the U.S. scene & the Canadian one.

Resources

Canadian Immunization Guide (from the Public Health Agency of Canada) – lays out the schedule for the various vaccines.

The Canadian Pediatric Society has a “Caring for Kids” handout on vaccines here.

I’d like to believe what this item says, but it’s got some whoppers in it! E.g. a declaration of safety regarding the practice of combining such vaccines as diphtheria, polio, tetanus, pertussis and Hib B. And the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella). No studies have ever established any such thing … & the document certainly doesn’t cite any such studies! (How could they? They don’t exist.)

Vaccination - synergistic effects

& the claim that “There is no evidence that thimerosal [i.e. mercury] in vaccines causes any side effects or diseases in children” is such a doozy that I am entirely taken aback. It goes on to say “Thimerosal-containing vaccines are safe.”   Really??

The CDC – U.S. Centers for Disease Control – considered a worldwide leader in such matters – has been playing fast & loose with this vaccine-autism link ever since 1998. There has been plenty of evidence about the toxicity of thimerosal, over many years, or actually, decades, as far as that goes. (I learned about this astonishing history in the 2014 documentary Trace Amounts – Autism, Mercury, and the Hidden Truth.)

The reason the CDC cut thimerosal out of the MMR vaccine was because they knew darn well it was causing autism.

** I’ll give some links below to YouTubes & documentaries that discuss this CDC charade.

So, this Canadian document claims, “As of March 2001, all routine vaccines for children in Canada are produced without thimerosal.”

If it was so safe, then why did they take it out?

It goes on to say that the flu vaccines they recommend for children (that is, babies), may contain thimerosal.

This little document makes many grand claims – but there are no scientific citations to accompany these claims. Not a single one.

MMR Monograph

I recommend that concerned parents read this over very, very carefully.

I obtained a print copy from my doctor the other day. It’s a very large, very wide piece of thin, tissue-like paper. About two-thirds of the way along in this insert (that I would guess very few parents ever see or know to ask for), is Part III – Consumer Information. It states:

“This leaflet is part III of a three-part “Product Monograph” and is designed specifically for Consumers. This leaflet is a summary and will not tell you everything about M-M-R II. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about the vaccine.”

There is a section headed Warnings and Precautions (that people really do need to be aware of).

Right near the end (on panel 6 of 6, of the paper copy) is a section Side Effects and What to Do About Them.

It reads, & I quote:

“What undesirable effects may M-M-R® II have?

Any vaccine may have unintended or undesirable effects, so-called side effects. The most common is burning and/or stinging at the injection site for a short time. Transient joint pain and/or swelling have occurred more frequently in adult females; sometimes these symptoms may be chronic. Occasionally, fever and rash may occur. Rarely, unusual bleeding or bruising under the skin, and swelling of the testicles may occur.

Other side effects may also occur rarely and some of these may be serious. These include allergic reactions, seizures, and inflammation of the nervous system (brain and/or spinal cord). [emphasis mine]

Your doctor has a more complete list of side effects.

Tell your doctor promptly about any of these or any other unusual symptoms. If the condition persists or worsens, seek medical attention.”

<this info, from above, is on page 28 of the pdf version I’ve linked you to here>

 

Measles and Vaccines

Vaccine Choice Canada 

18 things the Ontario government likely won’t tell you in their vaccine education sessions

18 Facts the Ontario Government Likely Won’t Tell You in their ‘Vaccine Education Sessions’

There is much helpful information at Vaccine Choice Canada. I’m new to the site, but can see it has plenty of very useful material.

Other Resources I’ve Made Use Of

My previous posting has a very long list of resources.

YouTubes, documentaries, article links, quotations …

& a section near the end with doctor-specific materials / links / quotes.

These Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. YouTubes are quite helpful in explaining the increase in vaccination schedules, & the lies the CDC tells. This man is a lawyer with decades of experience of activist law practice.

8 ½ minutes about the increase in vaccinations since 1989, bad science, how you actually must read scientific studies instead of just reporting inaccurately on them.

5 ½ minutes, cont’d from previous; Paul Offit; stop blaming the mothers, etc.

7 1/2 minutes, from a TV interview. The rise in autism rates, junk science, science available on his Web site, articles/books he’s written, secret CDC meetings, collusion between pharmaceutical industry & politicians/the health establishment.

Vaccines - how manyThe Learn the Risk site is super-super-helpful. YouTubes of families & their stories. Doctor materials. Vaccine ingredients, vaccine risks. Etc. etc. etc.

Dr. Shiv Chopra is a Canadian scientist who formerly worked for Health Canada – advising on vaccines. He became a whistleblower when he could no longer stomach what was going on there. There is a long powerpoint presentation about vaccines on his Web site that covers a surprising amount, is easy & quick to read, & will likely teach you a lot! (I’ve watched many hours’ worth of documentaries, & have learned a lot from them. This powerpoint covers a surprising amount of the important territory – & would not take you more than half an hour to read.)

I listened to an interview with Dr. Chopra here, & was taken aback by what he said about vaccines (& about Zika virus, polio, Ebola, etc.). His information is utterly relevant to Canadians. His book Corrupt to the Core – Memoirs of a Health Canada Whistleblower is a shocker to anyone who believes Health Canada gives a darn about our health.

Video

I’ve watched this bunch of documentaries. Each one has helped me learn a different piece of the puzzle.

Shots in the Dark (National Film Board film from 2008; somewhat dated, but still with much good info in it.)  Trailer here.

Silent Epidemic; The Untold Story of Vaccines (2013) Super informative! So glad I watched it.

BOUGHT – the truth behind vaccines, big pharma and your food (2014)  Parents of vaccine-damaged children. 2 whistleblowers. Big fines levied against Pharma giants GlaxoSmithKline & Johnson & Johnson. Excellent. (I’ve seen only Part I so far.)

The Vaccine Panel: The Insider’s Report (2016). Panel discussion in L.A. in Feb. 2016. A ton of useful info. Includes a panelist who used to work for Merck (pharmaceutical company) & now preaches an anti-vaccination message (her site = www.learntherisk.org ) ++ affected parents & 2 MDs. Herd immunity thoroughly covered.

Trace Amounts – Autism, Mercury, and the Hidden Truth (2014) (I rented this documentary online. $6 for 72 hours of use. Highly recommended!) Plenty of info on this site! Trailer here. Many doctors & researchers interviewed. Fantastic resource on the long history of thimerosal use (the story of how it came to be used is a real shocker!); science that has proven its dangers over & over & over again; how the CDC found a strong autism link, then massaged the data until it “went away” – with shots of the transcript of the secret “Simpsonwood” meeting – & voice recordings of Dr. William Thompson, the CDC scientist who is now ashamed of his work with CDC & states the CDC has put vaccine science 10 years behind. Also: the Bush ties – Georges both Sr. & Jr. – with the pharmaceutical industry. How males are at much higher risk for autism. Other sources of mercury in the environment. Decades of the autism rate being 1 in 10,000. Through the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s. Until the 90s. Then? The autism generation. From 1 in 500 in the 90s to 1 in 250 in 2000, then 1 in 166 (2004), then 1 in 150 (2007), 1 in 110 (2009), 1 in 88 (2012), and now 1 in 68 (this prediction from the CDC, apparently!). With boys at much higher risk.

Simply more shocking, all of it, really, than I can even articulate.

As well as this lecture Trojan Horses & Cluster Bombs <Nov. 2015> by Dr. Suzanne Humphries  about aluminum in vaccines. (A talk given to parents in Finland. Quite technical about the immune system, & what aluminum does in the brain. She makes the aluminum/autism link.) Fantastic quote from Dr. Humphries at the end (it’s in my previous post, in the quotes section, at the end).

N.B. Dr. Humphries in a short, 11-minute YouTube, explaining a whole lot about vaccines & their risks, & the immune system. Highly recommended!

2 More Things

Since I posted my 2 items the other day (& told friends about them), I’ve been reminded of a couple of important things.

  1. Japan chose to delay vaccination. See more below.

Japan: “It has become rather well known that when Japan raised its minimum vaccination age to two years in 1975 the overall infant mortality rate improved to become the best in the world. In an effort to find out what has become of this ‘no vaccination under two’ policy that the following information was searched for and collected into one place.”

  1. Vaccines contain animal products, which is an issue for many people. Eggs, gelatin, and, according to the information here – many other surprising & carcinogenic things.

How Can This Be Happening? What Are We To Do?

Well, I explained the why in that previous posting.

It’s greed, (im)pure & simple.

Big Pharma “bought” politicians decades ago. Corrupted the so-called “public health” establishment. Many doctors are “bought” by Big Pharma. Wined & dined, etc.

Fact is, I’ve come to realize, once you climb into bed with the devil, you can’t very easily climb back out.

Liability kicks in!

Say you are on a small-town municipal Council. Your predecessors have been “in bed with” a local polluter for decades. (This is a very common situation, as I have learned, sadly, over the years, while paying close attention to other serious environmental/pollution issues.)

So, you decide you want to sever the relationship.

But … you can’t! If you try to go public about the polluter turning your town into a cesspool of one kind or another, your government could be sued. Have the pants sued right off them, as they say.

So there you are, stuck.

Neither the CDC nor Health Canada is about to admit they’ve been “asleep at the switch” (this phrase lifted from one of the CDC documents shown in Trace Amounts – Autism, Mercury, and the Hidden Truth) on vaccines & thimerosal (& other nasty vaccine ingredients & practices) for decades. Have been subject to corruption, collusion – & the very, very complete & utter opposite of good science.

They’d get the pants sued off them.

So. Now What?

It seems to be up to each of us to take action on our own.

My main piece of advice is simply this:

Do some research.

Don’t hurry into getting your child/ren vaccinated. There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that in fact, non-vaccinated children are actually healthier.

Italian article. (Use Google Translate if you don’t read Italian.)

Delay the vaccinations until you are entirely convinced they are safe & a good idea for your child & your family.

Many parents before you have done this. Many more are doing so all the time, & this movement is only going to grow.

Mandated vaccine laws will likely be struck down. Certainly they are being resisted, now, by many many parents & an increasing # of informed doctors.

Meanwhile, you can refrain for religious reasons, say. Perhaps you don’t approve of there being animal products (or cells from aborted fetuses) in the vaccines. (Most people don’t know about this. I certainly did not.) Certainly if your child is not in day care, & not ready to attend school, there is no hurry.

Check out the ‘Exemptions’ section of the Vaccine Choice Canada site.

It helps to remember why you’re making this choice – you are doing it to protect your child – and your family.

Stand firm!

You’ll be in very fine company indeed.

Janet

p.s. a woman on ‘The Vaccine Panel’ said she is relatively new to the vaccine issue. She said she has been “stunned, horrified, shocked and angry” at what she has learned. I’m new at this as well, & I feel the same way. Sickened, also, actually. Heartbroken, to be honest. No exaggeration.

p.p.s. if I had to recommend only one of the many documentaries I’ve watched, that would be hard. Each one has taught me valuable things, & in each one I’ve heard some simply amazing, astonishing things revealed. Learned about how the immune system works, & why vaccines actually don’t work. I made notes on most of them, & I wish I could reproduce my notes easily (this would me take hours & hours). I really can’t narrow it all down to one item – but I will say that ‘Silent Epidemic’ alone is amazing, as is ‘The Vaccine Panel.’ Well, as is ‘Trace Amounts’! But you learn so much in any one of these, it will get your research on the road. And, as I said above, the 102-page powerpoint presentation on Dr. Shiv Chopra’s site is very thorough indeed.

p.p.p.s. one thing I learned in years of anti-pesticide & anti-nuclear activism is that industries/corporations (&, unfortunately, the bureaucracies that back them up) both lie & evade. They make false claims about safety routinely, & their ingredients (& emissions) listings are never complete. You can’t trust them – not for a moment.

p.p.p.p.s. Remember! I am not asking you to trust me on this issue. I’m begging you to do some research. All the while you do that, remember to ask yourself “Who stands to gain from this business?” Industry gains plenty. The damaged families? What motivates them to keep on & on telling their stories? They are certainly not getting billions of dollars out of this. Who has the credibility? Who’s making fortunes? & avoiding liability?

p.s. # 5: Note. So thimerosal has been eliminated or reduced – after 14 years of cover-up (or more) by the CDC (except that it’s still in flu vaccine). But aluminum is there (along with many other toxic ingredients), & it’s a disaster (& neurotoxin) as well. Too many vaccines being given, too many toxic ingredients in them, & far too much risk. As I said to a friend recently, there is absolutely zero room for complacency regarding this issue.

 

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Vaccines: 12 Things You May Not Know + Quotes

  • OK, turns out it’s 14. Twelve just sounds “catchier.”  I was actually aiming for 10. 🙂
  • & didn’t know myself, only 5 months ago
  • + a ton of resources to go along with them
  • + some quotes at the end, too.

p.s. the day after I posted this: This posting is really long. It contains an overwhelming amount of information & links, & I’d really love for you to read it! (I slaved over it for many hours; no exaggeration there!) But if you want to really cut to the chase, just visit this Web site. Learntherisk.org   There you’ll find simple, clear-cut information that will very quickly make 3 things quite abundantly clear:

  1. It is not “just” autism we are talking about here.
  2. It is not “just” infants/babies/young children we are talking about.
  3. It is all vaccines we are talking about, in terms of carrying serious health risks. 

p.s. 3 days later: I’m looking into information specific to the Canadian vaccination scene, & will post it very soon. One bit of advice I keep running across: don’t give your child Tylenol for a vaccine reaction. I’ll find out more, but apparently this is important. Bottom line for now remains: delay! Do not hurry into vaccinations. Do more research! Delay, delay, delay. Please also note: the scene in Canada is mostly informed by what happens in the U.S.

The 14 Things

  1. They contain toxic ingredients such as mercury (they call it thimerosal) & aluminum … as well as a whole host of other (many toxic) ingredients.

2. Mercury & aluminum are both neurotoxins.

3. Your annual flu shot? It may have mercury in it.

4. The dangers of mercury have been well understood for (wait for it…) 1000s of years! In his book No Safe Place, author Warner Troyer explains that the dangers of mining mercury (& the risks of having contact with it) were known as early as the first century A.D.!

Mercury

5. In the 2008 NFB (National Film Board) documentary ‘Shots in the Dark’, U.S. Congressman Dan Burton questions William Egan (U.S. FDA – Federal Drug Administration) about research on the use of thimerosal (mercury) in vaccines. Watch at the 18-minute point as Congressman Burton asks Mr. Egan about this lack of research since 1929. There is much, much useful learning in this documentary (e.g., it’s not just MMR that is at issue, & it’s not just autism, either. & it’s not just babies/young children being affected. & even some vaccine researchers didn’t know what the vaccines contain. Really; quite informative!) Excellent info about how France went down a very bad road with vaccines. Insights about the abandonment of vaccine-damaged families by the medical profession.

Vaccination - synergistic effects

6. CDC (the U.S. Centers for Disease Control) senior scientist Dr. William Thompson has revealed that the CDC censored/suppressed information about the vaccine/autism link. This revelation is what led to the creation of the documentary ‘VAXXED: from Cover-up to Catastrophe.’ Dr. Thompson has said: “Oh my God. I can’t believe we did what we did. But we did.” And “The lowest point of my career is that I went along with that paper.”

7.  In this 9-minute YouTube VAXXED producer Del Bigtree explains what the CDC did. Lied about the MMR vaccine, told people children should receive that vaccination at the very most dangerous time for them to get it. (Apparently it is safer to wait until after they are three years old.) He also explains that mainstream media/journalists are keeping quiet about this huge story (10,000 pages of documents going to Congress is a big story!). He’s very fiery, very passionate – & he & the people who helped him make the documentary have not just made a film; they’ve created a phenomenon. It’s quite a campaign they’ve created as they tour all over North America.

8. There is plenty of scientific evidence the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine causes autism. Plenty indeed; check out that link for yourself! (Here is the insert the doctors get with the MMR vaccine. Whoa.)

9. Recent documentary films ‘VAXXED: from Cover-up to Catastrophe’ & ‘Man Made Epidemic’ have been prevented from being shown at film festivals. How & why is it that these documentaries are being silenced? Follow the money… always, always, always, follow the money. (The pharmaceutical industry makes huge profits from vaccine sales. It’s just that simple. Greed. The industry has enough money to buy off government officials, politicians, medical professionals – & that’s exactly what they have done, & continue to do. It is shocking. And horrifying. As a long-time environmental activist, I have seen this in another sphere, or rather, several of them.) The corporate corruption in our culture is so widespread & insidious, yet so invisible to so many of us, that it can take us a very long time for it to really fully sink in (this was definitely true for me!). But I have to admit, this story – a willingness to create a nation of autistic & vaccine-damaged children? It’s beyond shocking. It’s scandalous, sickening, appalling horrifying … and, ultimately, heartbreaking.

10. Canadian whistle-blower Dr. Shiv Chopra – former Health Canada staffer & Health Canada advisor on vaccines, & author of the book Corrupt to the Core – Memoirs of a Health Canada Whistleblower states in this 25-minute interview that

  1. no disease has ever been eradicated by a vaccine
  2. no vaccine has ever been properly tested for safety &
  3. there is no vaccine that he would recommend for his own children or grandchildren. Not one. (He says much more, as well – about Ebola, polio, whooping cough, Zika, etc. It’s a very enlightening interview.)

11. Not everyone is aware that the vaccination schedule now contains far more vaccinations than it did when, say, my own children were young, & vastly more than when I was a child in the 1950s. It was seriously bumped up in 1989. (This 8 ½ minute interview with Robert F. Kennedy speaks to the increased schedule. This one speaks to junk science on vaccines & this one [7 1/2 minutes] is very enlightening. It explains the rise in autism rates, junk science, science available on his Web site, secret meeting, collusion between the pharmaceutical industry & politicians/the health establishment] Also: here are 2 minutes from a science Mom with a vaccine-injured child on the increase in vaccination rates, & the lack of research on their effects.

Vaccines - how many

12. The rate of autism in 1988 was 1 in 2500 children. Now it is 1 in 166, according to what RFK says in this interview. He mentions in that one (7 ½ minutes long) that autism began to be noticed after thimerosal went into vaccines in the 1930s. In Silent Epidemic Dr. Andrew Wakefield says (at 32 minutes in) that the rate of autism is now 1 in 31 boys (the Wakefield interview is likely more recent). Estimates vary. We do know for sure that autism has become epidemic (& not just autism, either). It’s being predicted that 1 out of every 2 children will be autistic by 2032. (Half of the children, 80% of the boys.)

13. Many people (& many doctors) speak reflexively in favour of vaccines. Perhaps some people reading this post are unaware of the huge pressures & influence exerted on the medical profession (& government agencies such as health departments) by the pharmaceutical industry. (For a somewhat humorous take on this, see how scathing John Oliver is on the industry’s influence on the medical profession; longer version here. Also, a short YouTube with a former pharmaceutical industry rep who now says vaccines do more harm than good.)

While your doctor may lay claim to not knowing about the risks of vaccines, more & more doctors are coming forward to speak about the risks. At the end of this post are many links to information about & from doctors who’ve parted company with the pharmaceutical industry-influenced “experts” on this. There are also links to samples of the insert materials they receive with the vaccines.

(See a short YouTube here involving an interview with an emergency room physician who has become a complete skeptic about vaccines, will not take them himself & also refuses orders to wear a mask; all explained in the interview.)

***** Perhaps your own doctor does not know. All the more reason why you as a patient, & parent, must do your own research on this important issue!

14. The NFB documentary ‘Shots in the Dark’ contains footage of a U.S. pediatrician who treats vaccine-damaged, autistic children, & in this excellent presentation ‘Trojan Horses & Cluster Bombs Dr. Suzanne Humphries (M.D.) explains a TON about vaccines, vaccine science, the human immune system, the dangers of aluminum, how it crosses the blood-brain barrier, the aluminum-autism link, and how scientific findings are blatantly, deliberately lied about, distorted & used by the vaccine lobby. At the very end she exhorts parents to learn about this important issue, & then speak up to their own doctors. This is precisely how she herself learned about the dangers of vaccines & turned her own thinking around completely.

She says: “I was once an idiot. I once thought that people who didn’t vaccinate were taking advantage of all the people that were. I thought that they were being privileged opportunists, and I was a vaccinating doctor, because I was taught nothing about vaccines, because I had never met an unvaccinated child. But once I met unvaccinated children, and started seeing problems first-hand with vaccinations in my own patients – and started doing my own research – I flipped around 180 degrees. And I’ve known other doctors that were able to do that as well, and some of them, because parents like you have presented the facts to them – quietly, calmly and rationally. That’s key.”

(There is dynamite information throughout Dr. Humphries’s presentation. Even if all you watch is the last 10 minutes, though, even those 10 minutes will be worth your time!)

p.s. later on: Shorter talk by Dr. Humphries. Only 11 minutes, & covers all the bases!

What Can You Do?

  1. Start by becoming informed. There is simply a ton of valuable material online! Check out the Resources list below.
  2. Download a form here that directs your physician to sign a form with information about vaccine risks, lawsuits, possible side effects, etc. (I’m told you can’t use this in Canada. I’d still show it to my doctor, though, as what you might call an educational aid.)
  3. Insist that your doctor provide you with full information about the contents of any vaccine (or any other medication, for that matter) & a full listing of any & all possible side effects. (Check out this about the information provided to MD’s about the MMR vaccine. Also, this.)
  4. Talk to other people about this issue. Other parents, children, doctors, friends, colleagues, family … anyone you can talk to, anyone who will listen!
  5. Find out how you can help promote screenings of the documentaries ‘VAXXED’ & ‘Man Made Epidemic’ in your own community so the word on this critical issue can spread. Share links with friends/acquaintances.
  6. Respond to misinformation on this topic any & every time you encounter it. (I’ve written to my local CBC radio station at least 3 times in the past few months in response to inaccurate reporting on vaccines – different programs in each case, & have had zero response, nor have my words been quoted. But I’ll keep right on following my own advice.)
  7. Know that there are many parents who have never vaccinated their children, & who have perfectly healthy children. I personally have several friends who were onto this issue two decades before I was. (I’m pretty much brand-new at this, as I’ve said, & had absolutely zero awareness of it as an issue when my own now-adult children were young.)        Of course the 120 Italian doctors cited below in the Resources section point out that they’ve found un-vaccinated children to be more healthy!
  8. There is information here on how to deal with this if you’re in the U.S. They have a very draconian law in California. Vaccine schedules & the degree of compulsion vary state-to-state, country to country. I have to do more research on the Canadian scene, & will write about this once I’ve learned more. At the very least, please do not allow your child to receive any more vaccinations until you’ve done some research. Not only is there no hurry, waiting is the very best & most important thing to do. Delay…As one of the experts cited in ‘Silent Epidemic’ says at the end of the documentary, “Just say NO!” She adds that, if your child is not in day care, not in school, you are not yet compelled to vaccinate. You can take the time to investigate declining for religious reasons (given the contents of some vaccines, this alone could give you grounds, depending on your beliefs). No need to rush in on this! The later your child is vaccinated, the better. As far as MMR goes, delay for sure. 12-18 months is the most dangerous time.

Vaccination graphic copy

Some Resources I’m aware of at this point

Learn the Risk  Site by former pharmaceutical rep. Excellent. Families’ stories. Doctor statement section. Links to video materials.

Debunking claims about “herd immunity” (short version)  (also discussed at length by 2 other MDs in The Vaccine Panel: The Insider’s Report at about 1 hour 8 minutes in)

Shots in the Dark (2008 NFB documentary; much good info.)  Trailer here.

Silent Epidemic; The Untold Story of Vaccines (2013): Mind-blowingly informative! Very glad I watched it.

Trace Amounts – Autism, Mercury, and the Hidden Truth (2014). Plenty of info on this site! Trailer here (I have not yet seen this one myself, but will soon!)

The Vaccine Panel: The Insider’s Report (2016). Panel discussion in L.A. in Feb. 2016. A ton of useful info. Includes a panelist who used to work for Merck (pharmaceutical company) & now preaches an anti-vaccination message (her site ) ++ affected parents & 2 MDs.

VAXXED: from Cover-up to Catastrophe (2016) This site has plenty of information.

Man Made Epidemic. (2016) Trailer on the site. (I’ll watch this soon also.)

BOUGHT – the truth behind vaccines, big pharma and your food (2014)  Parents of damaged children. 2 whistleblowers (& fines against GlaxoSmithKline & Johnson & Johnson). I’ve only seen Part I so far. It’s excellent.

Trojan Horses & Cluster Bombs <Nov. 2015> Lecture by Dr. Suzanne Humphries (Talk given in Finland. Focuses on aluminum in vaccines. Quite technical about the immune system. She makes the aluminum/autism link.) This is a great lecture … but long. You can also see her here, in an 11-minute YouTube, explaining some key things about vaccine risks & the human immune system.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. YouTubes:

  1. 8 ½ minutes.  Will blow your mind about the increase in vaccinations since 1989, bad science, actually reading scientific studies, phoney science & how to read it.
  2. 5 1/2 minutes. Continued from previous one. Industry shill Paul Offit; stop blaming the mothers, etc.
  3. 7 1/2 minutes. TV interview. Very enlightening. Must-see. Explains rise in autism rates, junk science, science available on his Web site, secret meetings, collusion between pharmaceutical industry & politicians/the health establishment.

RFK long article from 2005 – CDC secret meeting in 2000, etc. etc. etc.

102-page powerpoint presentation on Dr. Shiv Chopra’s site (fantastic resource!)

Links regarding vaccine contents & here

11 pages on the MMR vaccine. (Pg. 7 = quite a humdinger! You must read all the way through.)

Letter to a pregnant Mom

To vaccinate, or not to vaccinate?

Vaccine Choice Canada

The only vaccine guide a new parent will ever need

This is the Best Explanation of the Vaccine/Autism Connection I’ve Ever Heard!   (8 minutes) ((Researcher with clues on the source of the problem))

Facebook Pages / sites

Article Links

(a tiny smattering; there is simply tons out there, as you’ll find out once you begin researching this)

Combining Multiple Childhood Vaccines Is NOT Safe, According to Article in Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

Financial Post

Merck Vaccine Scientist Threatened with Jail Time for Trying to Expose Massive Vaccine Date Manipulation and Fraud

The Zika Virus, the Brazilian Microcephaly Outbreak. Covering-up Another Iatrogenic Disorder. Cognitive Dissonance and the Elephant in the Room: Covering-up Another Iatrogenic Disorder (Injecting Fetotoxic Aluminum into Pregnant Women)

U.S. Media Blackout: Italian Courts Rule Vaccines Cause Autism

Vaccinations: Deadly Immunity. Government Cover-up of a Mercury / Autism ScandalRobert F. Kennedy article from 2005

 

Good Doctor-related stuff in particular

** plenty more on the VAXXED Facebook page

Doctor who feels like an ass for not questioning vaccines

“They don’t teach us about the ingredients, they don’t teach us about the studies behind it…what they teach us is that they’ve always been given.”

Doctors explain clearly why vaccines are not safe 

Emergency Room Doctor. – [10 minutes] Won’t wear a mask. Distrustful of vaccines. Explains doctors just “follow the herd.” Listened to his wife’s suspicions (re: their grandson) & then did his own research. Says he can’t trust the CDC now, or medical education.

Dr. Suzanne Humphries Trojan Horses & Cluster Bombs <Nov. 2015>

 A ton of medical/scientific info about the immune system. Information about aluminum, neurotoxins crossing the blood-brain barrier, how fear is used to get people to override their logical objections, how your baby is born with a “protective blanket” naturally – how she too used to be a vaccinating doctor, but has swung 180 degrees away from that. She also explains that in medical school they are taught almost nothing about vaccines. She discusses “herd immunity” here.  (shorter presentation here)

Doctor Section on learntherisk site

Fatal vaccination by nasal mist

Pediatrician in ‘Shots in the Dark

Silent Epidemic has a ton of doctors speaking in it, and also many researchers. A lot of truly mind-blowing information about the human immune system; dangers of various vaccines; toxic contents of vaccines; inaccuracy of using the word “safe” about vaccines; why the rise in autism cannot be attributed to gene mutations; false claims about vaccine efficacy; how vaccines actually lead to more disease danger, not less; explanations about antibodies; the real motivation behind the upping of the vaccination schedule; a history lesson about vaccines.

120 Doctors from Italy – open letter – one thing it states is that they notice that non-vaccinated children are healthier [2 minutes]

 

*** You know what? The truth is, there is so much material available on this issue now – so many documentaries, alone! – that I am personally surprised (surprised? No, flabbergasted) at my own failure to pay attention to this so-important matter until a mere few months ago. I know I’m far from being alone in this.

I don’t expect anyone to pursue all of the information I’ve provided here (it’s a pretty overwhelming volume of materials, I’ll grant you) – you can actually probably find all you really need on the former pharmaceutical rep’s site, Learn the Risk

I have to add that learning about this issue has shocked & overwhelmed me and, to be perfectly honest, broken my heart. If you follow up on this issue – watch some of the YouTubes, read some of the articles – I expect you’ll soon come to understand what I mean.

The issue is a mind-blower, plain & simple. It really, really is.

Vaccine-Related Quotes

** These ones are from Silent Epidemic; The Untold Story of Vaccines

“We are trading the benefit of a life long immunity from normal childhood illnesses, for a life long suffering of chronic diseases.” <Dr. Robert Mendelsohn, pediatrician; he said this in the mid-1970s. At 1:35>

“We should consider the benefits and the risks of vaccination. Unfortunately our public health officials haven’t got to that point. And they keep repeating that the benefits of vaccinations outweigh the risks. But they don’t really have the studies to prove that.” – Eva Vanamee, researcher at Mount Sinai Hospital <1:36>

“Just say no.” <1:41> [if your child is not in day care, & not in school yet, there is nothing to compel you at this time]

“I really implore everyone to wake up & read for yourselves what the realities are about the vaccines. The safety & efficacy, or the lack thereof.” – Dr. Toni Bark, Center for Disease Prevention and Reversal <at 1:44>

“I saw it. I felt it. I questioned it. But I didn’t question loud enough. I allowed them to bully me. And that’s something I have to live with.” <mother of 11-year old autistic daughter. <at 1:41>

“You really need to think twice and really need to learn the risks that truly are there and that are involved if you decide to vaccinate your child.” <same mother as just above. At 1:44>

From Dr. Suzanne Humphries in her Nov. 2015 lecture Trojan Horses & Cluster Bombs

“I was once an idiot. I once thought that people who didn’t vaccinate were taking advantage of all the people that were. I thought that they were being privileged opportunists, and I was a vaccinating doctor, because I was taught nothing about vaccines, because I had never met an unvaccinated child. But once I met unvaccinated children, and started seeing problems first-hand with vaccinations in my own patients – and started doing my own research – I flipped around 180 degrees. And I’ve known other doctors that were able to do that as well, and some of them, because parents like you have presented the facts to them – quietly, calmly and rationally. That’s key.”

Also used as one of the slides in her presentation <at 1 hour, 43 minutes>:

Federal Register - June 1984From the Federal Register, June 1, 1984:

“ , … any possible doubts, whether nor not well founded, about the safety of the vaccine cannot be allowed to exist in view of the need to assure that the vaccine will continue to be used to the maximum extent consistent with the nation’s public health objectives.”

In Silent Epidemic

15 minutes: voice of mother whose daughter died after Gardasil vaccine

16:50: mother saying their children abandoned by the medical system (after injury)

17: babies born with immature immune systems – immediately exposed to a whole range of toxins from birth

18: pharmaceutical industry shill Offit.

20: researcher explains why gene mutations cannot explain the skyrocketing rates of autism.

23: takes child 3 years to fully develop immune system

25: what efficacy means vis-à-vis vaccines. (doesn’t mean what we think)

28: problems with massive vaccination campaign; the disease becomes more dangerous

1:05 – a history lesson. The claims about how vaccines eradicated disease are not accurate. Several minutes on this misunderstood history.

1:16 – Mandatory vaccines. Health care workers who are refusing vaccines after seeing colleagues vaccine-injured

1:26 – the liability issue (1986 law that let the industry mostly off the hook)

From The Vaccine Panel: The Insider’s Report  (Feb. 20, 2016 in Los Angeles)

14: “Vaccines do more harm than good.” – Brandy Vaughan, former sales rep for Merck (also, a 9-minute YouTube of her here) Her site.

18: “Vaccines are held to a lower safety testing standard than pharmaceutical drugs…

The safety science behind vaccines is totally shady.” Brandy Vaughan, former sales rep for Merck

20: “There are too many people trusting their doctors blindly. They’re getting their information from Pharma and we need to start taking it back and doing our own research.” (Brandy Vaughan)

20: “We need to come out of the closet. We need to make this less controversial. We need to talk about it to everyone and anyone.”

“Don’t listen to the doctors and pharma and the media. Just listen to your intuition – and do your own research.”

<<you really have to hear her! Her 6 minutes on the panel pack a huge punch.>>

“Just because a drug is on the market doesn’t mean it’s safe.” Brandy Vaughan, former sales rep for Merck (in this 9-minute YouTube) Her site.

** Finally. One I can’t find my source for. It was in a YouTube on the VAXXED Facebook page. JB Handley (an “autism dad”) says “Don’t be ashamed about being right.” There is a tendency for many of us to be almost apologetic in our dealings with the medical profession. Time to drop it! We do not need to feel ashamed, or apologetic – to anyone! –  when we are right, & when we are doing our very best to protect the health of the people we love.

*** There are so many more quotable things being said in these various documentaries I’ve been watching. Eeek! I cannot record them all. Please watch some of this material for yourself!

Quote of the day’ used with this post: “I saw it. I felt it. I questioned it. But I didn’t question loud enough. I allowed them to bully me. And that’s something I have to live with.” “You really need to think twice and really need to learn the risks that truly are there and that are involved if you decide to vaccinate your child.” ~ mother of an 11-year old autistic daughter quoted in the ‘Silent Epidemic’ documentary

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