Vaccines: the Canadian Scene

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).

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

** Okay, 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 now gathering 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!

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 boys will be autistic by … I can’t remember which year (sorry about that; I’ll try to find that piece of information).

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!)

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 102 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)

NFB documentary ‘Shots in the Dark (2008; somewhat dated, but much good info in it.)  Trailer here.

Documentary (2013): Silent Epidemic; The Untold Story of Vaccines   I would call this mind-blowingly informative! Very glad I watched it.

Documentary (2014): Trace Amounts – Autism, Mercury, and the Hidden Truth 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.

Documentary (2016): VAXXED: from Cover-up to Catastrophe (this site has plenty of information)  I’ll see this soon in Toronto.

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

Documentary 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.)

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.

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!)

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

 

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 Dr. – [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.

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 1hour, 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!

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Vaccines: My “Elevator Pitch”

Five months ago, I knew diddly-squat about vaccines/vaccination.

I had them when I was a child (very few in those days, of course; I’m 63 now) – & definitely willingly offered up my children’s arms when they were young, in the early 1980s. I had no idea whatsoever there could be any risk, any controversy.

Like most people I knew, I simply trusted my doctor.

  • Vaccines are good!
  • Vaccines save lives!

It was like motherhood & apple pie. Too certain to even question.

Five months ago (thanks to a “fluke” email message from a friend), I began paying attention.

What I’ve learned since has shocked, horrified, & sickened me. There have been both tears & lost sleep over what I’ve been learning.

I am not exaggerating.

Now I want to ask others to sit up & pay attention too. It’s important!

I don’t expect everyone, or maybe even anyone, to invest the # of hours in this that I’ve put in. (& I’m not done yet. I still have at least 2 more documentaries to watch when I have the stomach for more of this material.)

I just ask that you give this issue some time. Maybe half an hour? That might do it. Even 10 minutes might do it.

Why am I now so passionate about this? What have I learned?

  1. The vaccination schedule has been vastly increased since 1989 (& not just that – governments are getting very heavy-handed & mandating vaccines, combined with heavy-handed threats. Even going door-to-door in the U.S. on occasion!?).
  2. Small babies are now being given a (sometimes literally lethal) mixture of combined vaccines + toxins in a crazy, unpredictable cocktail mixture the safety of which cannot even begin to be guaranteed.
  3. Vaccine contents are numerous, many ingredients being extremely toxic – neurotoxins that cross the blood-brain barrier in tiny immature brains – with risks you are not fully informed about.
  4. The human body is constructed with an “innate” immune system. Vaccines are an “acquired” system – but they don’t work the way people think they do, & babies are not constructed or meant to absorb a cocktail of foreign toxins being injected into them.
  5. The rate of autism has simply skyrocketed in past decades – & so have the rates of allergies, asthma & learning disabilities among our children. Children in North America are sick! Why are they soooo sick when vaccinations are supposed to be making them healthy? If vaccines are so safe, why must we be forced to take them?
  6. Vaccine risks do not just apply to newborns, infants & small children. Teen-agers are hugely at risk from the Gardasil vaccine they are being forced to undergo. Other vaccines carry risks as well, and for people of all ages.
  7. Why is all this happening? Well. The pharmaceutical industry (many call it Big Pharma) is reaping simply huge profits from sales. They make so much money, they buy off politicians, Congress, doctors, federal health agencies & bureaucracies such as health departments. I know it can be difficult to grasp how deeply corrupt the system is, as it’s almost beyond our ability to imagine such careless, horrible greed. (A little easier for me, I suppose, after close to 30 years as an environmental activist dealing routinely with terribly corrupt corporations.) I do understand that this depth of corruption is difficult to believe. (& it’s been hard for me, vis-à-vis the vaccination issue. It goes beyond what I’ve had to grasp up until now, which has been plenty horrible as it is.)
  8. Doctors don’t get a lot of training on vaccine science in medical school. (Numerous doctors in the materials I cite used to give vaccinations before they learned of the risks. & had their own children vaccinated. This is a recurring theme in the information I’ve been digging into.) The pressure & bribery the pharmaceutical industry subjects medical professionals to is not something most of us are really aware of.
  9. The vaccination scene in the U.S. is truly frightening. Newborns, the day they are born, are given a vaccine for a sexually-transmitted virus they will not likely ever encounter (& the vaccine will be ineffective all those years later anyway, & they’ll be told they need to get it again). & the U.S. also has the highest first-day death rate of infants in the world, apparently.
  10. Parents – & people in general – simply must begin to question this. Must do their own research, rather than simply relying on the medical profession’s casual (& not remotely reality-based) empty reassurances.

Please read my posting ‘Vaccines: 12 things you may not know.’

If all you do in response is, say, watch one Robert F. Kennedy YouTube, I guarantee you will learn something that will surprise you.

There is a ton of information in the posting. All of it very easy to access; just click links!

I’m actually not asking you to read the posting, I’m begging you.

 

It’s time we all put this whole vaccination business seriously under a microscope.

Janet

p.s. yes, I know. I’d never get time to say all that in a short elevator ride. 🙂

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Atomized

Atomized.

 

Blown to smithereens.

Blown to bits with bomb-like force.

 

Everyone involved

The “guilty”

& the “innocent” alike

 

Damaged

Changed utterly

Unable to properly reassemble themselves

 

How could it be otherwise?

 

Casualties of war

Every last one of us.

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Resurrected!

<May 4/16.>

I feel … “human” again today.

 

Yesterday was not a good day.

I felt like I was spinning.

I was sad.

I was anxious.

I felt like a mess, pretty much, to be perfectly honest with you.

 

But today is a new day!

Had some sleep.

Took some time to lie quietly in bed for a long while after I woke up. A meditation time, sort of. (Yes, cheating. Lying down.)

 

Washed the dishes that had been sitting there for a couple of days. 🙁

Sitting on a bench now, by the lake

after a walk

 

Tom Harpur thinks that’s what “the Resurrection” in Christianity is actually meant to be about.

It’s a myth. A metaphor.

 

We rise every day with a clean(ish) slate.

 

Makes sense to me!

Not a big fan of organized religion, personally.

(my posts on this subject

 

I think it doesn’t matter so very very much what we were taught.
Just grab some truth now.

 

Resurrection is possible

for each of us

every day

 

Every day

Every minute!

 

(& for sure, a good night’s sleep can put a whole new slant on life.

It sure often does for me!)

 

Janet

‘Quote of the day’ with this post:

“If you need to feel hope, you’re courting despair, and if you court despair you will stop working. So try to wean yourself from this need to have hope. Try to have faith instead, to do what you can, and stop worrying about whether or not you’re effective…Worry about what is possible for you to do, which is always greater than you imagine.” ~ Oscar Romero

 

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Painted into a Corner

 

So, the human race has painted itself into a corner.

 

So we have

so we have

so we have.

 

Problems so many, now

Of such a daunting number, size & complexity

It’s too late now (far too late)

For us to “solve” them

(Actually, the problems we’ve created will “solve” us!)

 

We paint ourselves into corners too, though, as individuals, don’t we?

 

I think sometimes we can paint our way out, if we try

 

We can

  • change our mind
  • change our attitude … our perspective
  • say we’re sorry
  • show compassion
  • atone for past behaviour
  • behave differently … even if an apology is more than we’re able to offer
  • begin to follow a new path

 

It may even turn out to be easier than we think!

The first step is liable to be the trickiest

But the ones after that, easier & easier

 

(after all, it’s true that we “make the road by walking

yes?)

 

Full disclosure?

I paint myself into corners too.

 

Then?

Well, I

 

  • wait for the paint to dry, then exit when it’s not so sticky anymore
  • knock down a wall
  • or crawl out a window
  • back up, back out, figure out a new dance step … one way or another
  • take a day off. Rest. Recuperate. Gotta do this sometimes…

 

Getting a little help from our friends never hurts!

Having a good conversation with someone can work wonders! 🙂

Taking a long walk can work miracles.

 

Being alone, stuck in a corner, is just no damn fun!

 

‘Quote of the day’ with this post:

“Rick wants a great big crowbar to crack him open so he can take whatever creature is sitting inside him and shake it clean like a rug, then rinse it in a cold, clear lake, and then put it under the sun to heal and dry and grow and come to consciousness again with a clear and quiet mind.” – from the Douglas Copeland novel Player One: What is to Become of Us

Bonus quote: “It is good to realize that falling apart is not such a bad thing. Indeed, it is as essential to evolutionary and psychological transformation as the cracking of outgrown shells.” – Joanna Macy in World as Lover, World as Self Courage for Global Justice and Ecological Renewal

* Great recent Macy interview here!

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True Confessions

<Friday, April 1/16>

  1. I feel like this whole week – ever since Monday – has been “down the rabbit hole.” Yikes. Yikes, sheesh & OMG.
  2. People drive me crazy. Are driving me crazy. We’re all crazy! (Me too, I know, I know.)
  3. I watch old episodes of the Lou Grant show lately. If I have a good novel to read, I read – but my patience for nonsense in novels is at an all-time low. That last one I read? & the one after it that I tried to read? Give me strength. Yay for old Lou Grant episodes. (& really good novels. 🙂 )
  4. Last night I had beer & popcorn for supper. (& watched Lou Grant…)
  5. I’m really not sure how much more craziness I’m up for.      You??
  6. Some days I feel a little … twitchy. Today seems to be one of them. Like I’m kind of … spinning.
  7. I sure do love birds a lot. I hear their chitter-chatter outside my apartment window (even in the winter. Well, you know, that winter-that-wasn’t-really-a-winter). This morning I heard seagulls, a woodpecker, & a cardinal (or two). Nice…
  8. I am really tired of everyone on the planet acting as though s/he is the only person in the world. Hogging more than her/his fair share of space – at the library (as just happened) … on the streetcar (some folks really need lessons in manners, hmmm?). Not watching where they’re walking along the sidewalk ‘cos they’re so caught up in that little device in their hands, hmmm? Talking way too loud on said device. You know, I think those little devices are helping make us all crazy (crazier). Just sayin.
  9. I cannot believe the earnestness of the two women I saw on the subway today – intently discussing the one woman’s plans to renovate her kitchen. Earnestness personified. Whoa…
  10. In this the year 2016, I agonize over such minutiae as buying a cup of coffee when I don’t have my reusable mug with me. Finding a kind of shampoo that isn’t full of dangerously toxic chemicals. Buying fruit that isn’t organic. The entire bloody world is going/has gone utterly to Hell in a hand basket all around me – & I’m still worrying about my own tiny morsels of garbage or waste. Meanwhile, living in the midst of an ocean of toxic air & sludge & a 1001 varieties of sick corruption. Sheesh. What a nut!? 🙁 🙂

Janet

p.s. the day after I posted this, I came across The New Lifeboat Hour series FIRST AID FOR CATACLYSM, in 3 parts. As I type this p.s. I am listening to the first one. I’ll add in this info to my near-term extinction resources page

‘Quote of the day’ with this post: “All great spirituality is about what we do with our pain. If we do not transform our pain, we will transmit it to those around us.” – Richard Rohr

Bonus Quote: “Many of the things we all struggle with in love and work can be helped by conversation. Without conversation, studies show that we are less empathic, less connected, less creative and fulfilled. We are diminished, in retreat.” – from Reclaiming Conversation – The Power of Talk in a Digital Age, by Sherry Turkle (trust me, the book is a must-read!!)

 

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The Rose-Colored Glasses Brigade

 

Oceans dying.

 

Heating

Acidifying

Rising higher with melted glacier water

Creatures poisoned, toxic … dying

Coral reefs decimated

Plankton disappearing

Garbage patches multiplying

Plastic-choked ocean creatures & territories

Oil slicks

Chemical contamination

Radioactive waste.

 

On land?

Similar assaults of a 1000 shocking, appalling, unimaginable kinds

Bees facing extinction

Species extinctions reaching a shocking crescendo

As we kill mine torture poison experiment invade destroy corrupt.

The Earth itself poisoned, toxic

Our food growing in toxic soils

Watered with polluted water

(There is no clean water left on the planet)

 

The plants, critters (& we ourselves)

Breathing carcinogenic air

 

Protective ozone layer shredded.

 

Climate chaos breathing hotly down our necks

Very very hotly & heavily indeed.

 

But here come the members of the Rose-Colored Glasses Brigade!

Ever cheerful

(Ever deluded)

 

Everything will be fine!
Somehow, it will all work out!

🙂 🙂 🙂

If we just do this

If we just change that

(no sign anywhere of ANY of these massive changes needed, mind you

Changes that have been called for, for decades now…)

 

Nattering nonsense

Proffering platitudes

 

(fooling no one, I’ll warrant, least of all their very own selves)

 

Truth?

Plain speaking?

Unwelcome.

Not. Wanted. On. The. Voyage … thank you very much

 

 

Biggest elephant in the room EVER

In all the millennia of our species’ history.

 

Fie on you, Rose-Colored Glasses Brigade

Fiddlesticks.

(note my considerate, & considerable, politeness here. No harsh swear words, though trust me, they tempt me)

 

 

Please!

Please please please please please

 

Spare me.

 

Please.

 

 

NTE (near-term extinction) categories on this blog

‘Quote of the day’ with this post:

“But what it comes down to is that we are here now. So the choice is how to live now. With the little time left, we could wake up more. We could allow this whole experience of the planet, which is intrinsically rewarding, to manifest through our heart-minds—so that the planet may see itself, so that life may see itself. And we can bless it in some way. So there is some source of blessing on us, even as we die. I think of a Korean monk who said “Sunsets are beautiful too, not just sunrises.” We can do it beautifully. If we are going to go out, then we can do it with some nobility, generosity and beauty, so we do not fall into shock and fear.” – Joanna Macy on how to prepare internally for whatever comes next

p.s. & yes. I’m STILL an activist… Why?       ‘cos activism rocks!

 

Truth is Scary copy

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7 Billion

7 billion people on the Earth

7 billion (human) “souls”

7 billion worlds!

(face it; we each live in a world of our own, do we not?)

 

7 billion worlds

7 billion pain bodies on parade

7 billion ways of seeing the world

being in the world

being the world

 

(not all of us with benign or generous or unselfish or Life-enhancing thoughts & schemes, hmmm?)

 

 

How can anyone … in her/his wildest imaginings? … imagine it possible

For 7 billion different worlds

To be “sustainable”

 

On this one, very-very beautiful, stunningly abundant … but oh-so-finite planet?

 

 

 

 

‘Quote of the day’ with this post:

“I wonder if she remembers that gift as well as I do. We didn’t have so many things in those days. There weren’t so many things to have. There was more to look forward to, but less to possess. It’s the other way round now.” – main character in the novel The Seven Sisters, by Margaret Drabble

 

“If a thing is never spoken between people who know each other well, and each knows the thing well, maybe it’s not a secret. …. It’s a powerful thing, that ability to tell the truth when the truth is upon you, but it has another power entirely when you don’t tell it.” – Stephen Jenkinson in Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul

“If you can’t say something, you can’t see it either.” – Stephen Jenkinson in Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul

 

* quotes about truth

* near-term extinction section of the blog (includes resources, quotes, Facebook support group links)

 

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Chernobyl. 30 Years.

Not gonna to lie to you. I feel heartbroken a lot of the time lately.

There are, of course, many, many reasons to feel this way.

(((I used to feel mad – or even occasionally outraged – a lot. I actually used to have a bumper sticker on my car that read ‘If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.’ That goes back a while… 🙂  Now, I mostly feel sad – but beyond sad, as I say. Heartbroken.)))

***** Interjection! Walking helps a lot. Being detached from my “devices” (laptop, email, Facebook, the Internet) helps too. Little kids & trees, also. (Well, & the lake, of course.) & music. & time with friends/loved ones, & walking. (Did I already mention walking?? 🙂 🙂 )

 

So. Today marks the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster (April 26, 1986). Still identified by many “experts” as the worst nuclear disaster ever – due (I think) to the extremely widespread geographical dispersion of its nuclear payload – on land. Fukushima is of course a monumental disaster/catastrophe also; some may speak of the great good fortune (for people) that so much of the fallout in Japan was blown toward the ocean, given the wind direction at the time, & less on land. (Good for people maybe; maybe not so good for the life/critters in the ocean, hmmm?)

Well. Those are details.

Go ahead & split hairs if you feel so inclined.

Whatever.

 

Fact is, the environmental disaster aspect pales (almost) beside the human impacts.

Meaning, the ongoing contamination in the air – the water – the soils – people’s food – the trees & plants & crops – & in people & critters’ bodies.

Particularly the bodies of children.

Last night, I watched a 43-minute documentary called ‘Children of Chernobyl 28 years later: a report on low level, long term radiation exposure’ – made in 2014 by a Japanese documentary filmmaker. About the long-term, ever-ongoing health impacts of the Chernobyl disaster – on the children of Ukraine (& Belarus & Russia, the areas of highest fallout).

Note that the impacts described in this documentary are not from a disaster that took place yesterday afternoon, or last year, or 5 or even 15 years ago – but 30 years ago.

Thirty.Years.Ago.

Radiation / fallout = the ‘gift’ that goes on ‘giving.’ Genetic legacy, hmmm?

 

Human beings have done – continue to do daily – things so colossally stupid, thoughtless, cruel, malicious, dangerous and life-destroying – that I have to tell you, it just plain boggles my mind.

Still.

After (in my own case) just under 30 years of environmental activism.

Boggles my mind

& breaks my heart.

 

Children – our children & our grandchildren – are the innocents.

How hugely we betray them.

Heartbreaking.

 

Foolish.

Suicidal.

Heartbreaking.

 

Janet

p.s. last year’s (very angry) Chernobyl anniversary posting on this blog & the 2014 one (Chernobyl: 28 years, still breaking hearts).

p.p.s. the (recent) posting at this location provides many-many links about the situation in Chernobyl now, 30 years in.

p.p.p.s.  the nuke accidents they never tell you about

 

‘Quote of the day’ with this post: “Uranium is the mineral of the apocalypse.” – Donald Weber

Uranium 235 Half-life

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