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    United States Congressman Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, is investigating the CDC for committing fraud regarding vaccine safety...

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    I saw an ad banner on the wunderground email I receive daily that said "Should Hillary go to jail". I answered the poll with yes and then it went into this movie. The whole time it sounded like she wanted to sell me something, and I think there is a book offered, but she tells so many important pieces of information in this video, its more like a documentary. I find it divine intervention that this thread then popped up and people were talking about statin drugs and so was this video. Here is a link to a study of one of the cures she talks about. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11708574/ I will also include the link that makes the movie start because it is about the very thing this thread is about. http://hsionlineorders.net/Behind_Ba...efo=HSI160415A

    I paid the $74 and got two books in the mail which were like click bait, but in print. I asked for and got a refund. The movie is still very informative though with facts about clinton foundations ties to pharma
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    UPDATE: Contact U.S. Legislators to STOP CDC Proposed Rule
    for Forced Detention, Isolation, Vaccination and Quarantine
    Quote Dear NVIC Advocacy Team Members,
    We recently asked you to contact your legislators in Washington D.C. and the officials at the CDC to demand the withdrawal of the dangerous CDC proposal rule granting unprecedented and expanded police powers to forcibly detain, isolate, vaccinate and quarantine us while we travel right here in the United States.
    We want to thank the organizations and individuals who came out loud and strong registering legitimate serious concerns. However, there is still work to be done requesting help from our US Senators and Congressional Representatives to stop this attack on the very civil liberties which make us grateful to live in the United States of America.
    There were over 15,000 public comments posted on the Notice of Public Rulemaking (NPRM) to the CDC that are now part of the public record (https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=CDC-2016-0068). We’ve highlighted links to our comments and to those from some of our friends so you can see for yourself exactly how serious this is.
    National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC)

    American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
    The Great Lakes Justice Center
    National Health Freedom Action
    While the comment period to the CDC has ended, it is imperative that everyone continues to contact their two US Senators and their US Congressional Representative asking them to demand that the CDC rescind its proposed rule.
    While some legislators will end their terms in January, many will still be there and staff tends to stick around. Enough noise now can help end this dangerous rule for good!
    Make sure your voice is heard. One of our supporters forwarded a personal reply message from her US Senator stating, “I've taken the liberty of contacting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on your behalf asking that they review your concerns and get back to me with a detailed and appropriate response.” We need to see many responses like this!
    Don’t let their office get away with not responding or sending a lame form letter back to you that doesn’t relate to this issue specifically. Keep calling and sending in comments until they respond appropriately!
    1) Contact your U.S. Congressional Representative and both of your U.S. Senators Representatives and ask them to stop this outrageous federal overreach and unnecessary expansion of police powers by demanding the CDC withdraw the proposed rule.

    Send your letter (sample below) by email, fax or regular mail.

    It is very important that you follow-up with a personal phone call expressing your concerns as well because some offices aren't as thorough with reading letters as others.

    You should be contacting all three of your U.S. legislators.

    To find who represents you in the U.S. Congress and U.S. Senate:

    a. Register/login to the NVIC Advocacy Portal

    b. Click on the “national” tab on the top of your home page

    c. Look for the names of your personal U.S. Congressional Representative and your two U.S. Senators listed on the right hand side

    d. Click on their names to be linked to all of their contact information

    2) Share this alert with family and friends by forwarding this email or sending them to http://NVICAdvocacy.org on our National page or to our note on National Vaccine Information Center Facebook.

    3) Register with the NVIC Advocacy Portal to view and receive updates.

    November 15, 2016
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    CDC and HHS Proposed Rule Concerning Quarantine

    CDC Docket No. CDC-2016-0068

    Dear Representative or Senator LASTNAME,
    As a constituent of yours, I am writing to you for your assistance. I have serious concerns about an overreaching proposed HHS/CDC Rule that would expand police powers to forcibly detain, isolate, vaccinate and quarantine citizens. This Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) was published in the Federal Register on 8/15/16 and the CDC has received overwhelming public comment opposing this rule. https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=CDC-2016-0068
    I am asking you to demand that the CDC withdraw this proposed rule for the following reasons:
    · The proposed rule is a violation of civil liberties. U.S. health officials could hold a person in custody for 72 hours without the right to contact an attorney to appeal the detention. Detainees could be asked to sign a contract with the CDC that gives consent to the “public health measures” being applied to the adult or a minor child, which may include “quarantine, isolation, conditional release, medical examination, hospitalization, vaccination, and treatment.” The proposed rule states that “the individual’s consent shall not be considered a prerequisite to any exercise of any authority” by the CDC. After release, the person can be electronically tracked and monitored, including by electronic tracking devices attached to the body. (see page 54253, column 3, Agreements and column 1, Persons: Isolation and surveillance of the NPRM)

    · The federal government will have the authority to punish individuals. Those violating the “public health agreement” the individual signed in order to be released from government custody. These punishments include being jailed for six months to a year and paying fines of $100,000 to $250,000 or, in the case of “violations by organizations,” which are not explained in the NPRM, a fine of $250,000 to $500,000. (see page 54249, column 2. Penalties of the NPRM)

    · The proposed rule is a clear case of federal government overreach. Federal and state laws are already in place to address the control of outbreaks of serious communicable diseases. When similar rules have been proposed in the past they have been withdrawn over concerns of civil rights violations and the cost to implement. However, the NPRM states (see page 54308, column 1, Federalism of the NPRM and page 6 of NVIC’s comments).

    · The proposed rule has very subjective and unreasonably broad definitions of illness. The proposed rule defines a potentially “ill” person deserving of special government scrutiny to be someone with “areas of the skin with multiple red bumps, red, flat spots or blister like bumps filled with fluid or pus that are intact or partially crusted over,” warning ominously that “the presence of skin rash, along with fever, may indicate that the traveler has measles, rubella (German measles), varicella (chickenpox) meningococcal disease or smallpox.” These definitions (on pages 54239-40) are very subjective and will open the door for travelers to be detained for something as simple as a skin rash while suffering from a bad sunburn, acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, the hives, or severe allergies and a mild fever that could be due to an old fashioned cold. Measles is not Ebola and chickenpox is not smallpox. (see pages 54239 and 54240 of the NPRM )

    There are several things Congress can do including:
    · Under the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (also known as the Congressional Review Act), new final rules must be sent to Congress and the Government Accountability Office for review before they can take effect.
    · If the House and Senate pass a resolution of disapproval and the President signs it (or if both houses override a presidential veto), the rule becomes void and cannot be republished by an agency in the same form without Congressional approval. Since 1996, when this process started, Congress has disapproved only one rule.
    · Congress may also exercise its oversight in other ways, by holding hearings and posing questions to agency heads, by enacting new legislation, or by imposing funding restrictions.
    There are several things that could happen next with this proposed rule, including but not limited to:
    · An agency may extend or re‐open a comment period when it is not satisfied that it has enough high quality comments or when the public comments make a good case for adding more time.
    · Similarly, an agency may find that people have raised new issues in their comments that were not discussed in the initial proposed rule. As new issues or additional complexity arises, the agency may publish a series of proposed rules in the Federal Register.
    · After the comment period closes, an agency may establish a second period for reply comments (comments that respond to prior comments). A reply period is not required by law. The reply comment period enables people to respond to comments that agencies received at the end of comment period, creating more of a public dialog.
    · If the rulemaking record contains persuasive new data or policy arguments, or poses difficult questions or criticisms, the agency may decide to terminate the rulemaking. Or, the agency may decide to continue the rulemaking but change aspects of the rule to reflect these new issues. If the changes are major, the agency may publish a supplemental proposed rule. If the changes are minor, or a logical outgrowth of the issues and solutions discussed in the proposed rules, the agency may proceed with a final rule.
    For more information on the Federal Rule Making Process read this guide -https://www.federalregister.gov/uploads/2011/01/the_rulemaking_process.pdf
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    Nice guy, huh? (NOT!!)
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    NYC protests forced vaccination panel
    Quote Yesterday hundreds of people gathered on a bitterly cold, windswept First Avenue in Manhattan to protest an event at the New York University Langone Medical Center called "Conronting Vaccine Resistance" which featured some of the the leading proponents for forced vaccination in the United States. The demonstrators were joined by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Gary Null and VAXXED producers Del Bigtree and Polly Tommey along with the VAXXED bus.
    Joshua Coleman, a member of the VAXXED crew attempted to interview Paul Offit, a vaccine entrepreneur and advocate of seizing children who are not fully compliant with the federal vaccine schedule, who was there to speak at the meeting. Here is a link to the results which succinctly states Offit's position (trigger warning: contains profanity.) This brief video is worth viewing.

    Inside the closed-to-the-public meeting NYU Langone personnel heard from a panel including Offitt, State Senator Richard Pan, a pediatrician and the author of SB 277, the California bill that eliminatated personal belief exemptions, and Dorit Reiss, ostensible a faculty member at Hastings Law School in California but best known as an exceedingly active internet commenter promoting forced vaccination.
    The vaccine industry is trying to repeal laws across the United States that allow exemptions from vaccine mandates based on personal belief. A bill to repeal New York's religious exemption was introduced last year and we expect it to return when the new legislature convenes in January.
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    Link between Glyphosate and Autism

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    After the World Health Organization declared Monsanto's Roundup active ingredient glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic," Monsanto have actively chased lawsuits for defamation. Now, a new study has demonstrated damming correlations between the increased use of the herbicide and the increase of autism in the same decades.

    Whether from vaccines laced with mercury or from diet or pesticide use, autism today is vastly on the rise in children. Disturbing figures attributed one in 68 children as having an autism spectrum disorder, according to the CDC in 2014. In 2008 it was 1 in 88, and in 2000, the figure was 1 in 150 for those born in 1992.

    The CDC still maintains a 2014 figure as current statistics, placing one percent of the population as having autism spectrum disorder, however, publications suggest the figure is now 1 in 50.

    Last year, a study conducted in Sweden concluded those with an autism spectrum disorder have a life span of "54 years, compared with 70 for matched controls." Those with ASD tend to also suffer depression, suicidal tendencies and/or seizures ranging from very mild to debilitating.

    The statistics point to our children today as sicker than they were comparatively a generation ago, noted a Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) report in 2012.
    "Children today are sicker than they were a generation ago. From childhood cancers to autism, birth defects and asthma, a wide range of childhood diseases and disorders are on the rise. Our assessment of the latest science leaves little room for doubt; pesticides are one key driver of this sobering trend."
    The worrying trend of our children becoming sicker highlights the need to find the cause, particularly if it is environmental. Research suggests autism goes far beyond genetics, but rather, encompasses multiple factors of toxins and pharmaceuticals.

    One likely candidate for the rise in autism is the agricultural use of pesticides over the last few decades. Dr. Stephanie Seneff, a senior researcher from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), stated recently "At today's rate, by 2025, one in two children will be autistic."

    In other words, in less than 10 years, every second child born will have some form of autism.

    Dr. Seneff has also published a paper outlining different disorders such as endocrine disruption, cancer, dementia as well as autism as being linked to the use of Monsanto's glyphosate, the "probably carcinogenic" herbicide according to the WHO.

    Dr. Seneff asks the important question when considering associated conditions with autism, such as serotonin and melatonin deficiencies, disrupted gut bacteria and impaired sulfur metabolism, saying these are the "bio-markers of autism." She asks:
    "Is there a toxic environmental substance that has been on the rise since 1980 and that could account for these comorbidities?"
    The answer is: Yes. The second answer according to the MIT researcher is glyphosate.

    Glyphosate use, according to Dr. Seneff, "rose 1500% from 1994 to 2005" when the spike in autism diagnosis was documented.

    A damning graph shows the specific correlation between glyphosate use and autism diagnosis from 1990 through to 2010.

    Main toxic effects also point to the comorbidities of autism and glyphosate side effects, including the killing off of gut bacteria; melatonin and serotonin deficiency; low sulfate; vitamin D deficiency and impaired immune function, and low-grade inflammation of the brain.

    As per the report Dr. Seneff has authored, senile dementia is also documented as rising in correlation with the use of Monsanto's glyphosate.

    Despite the evidence, Monsanto continues to claim that glyphosate is safe. Although the correlations that Dr. Seneff have demonstrated are not indicative of glyphosate being the one and only cause, the statistics are damning.

    According to one 2014 study:
    "It is commonly believed that Roundup is among the safest pesticides. This idea is spread by manufacturers, mostly in the reviews they promote, which are often cited in toxicological evaluations of glyphosate-based herbicides. However, Roundup was found in this experiment to be 125 times more toxic than glyphosate. Moreover, despite its reputation, Roundup was by far the most toxic among the herbicides and insecticides tested. This inconsistency between scientific fact and industrial claim may be attributed to huge economic interests, which have been found to falsify health risk assessments and delay health policy decisions."
    Comprehensive scientific research is conducted routinely on the consequences of glyphosate use in agriculture, autism and the environment.

    While our children continue to get sicker, Monsanto continues their stranglehold on agriculture. Minuscule amounts of solid evidence, as scientists say we have, should be enough to shelve Monsanto's roundup until facts establish otherwise.

    The chance of having half of the children born in 2025 onwards as having autism should be enough of a warning to do so.
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    Monsanto Isn’t Feeding the World—It’s Killing Our Children
    March 9, 2017
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    by Katherine Paul

    Quote “How could we have ever believed that it is a good idea to grow our food with poisons?” – Dr. Jane Goodall

    Two new reports published in recent weeks add to the already large and convincing body of evidence, accumulated over more than half a century, that agricultural pesticides and other toxic chemicals are poisoning us.

    Both reports issue scathing indictments of U.S. and global regulatory systems that collude with chemical companies to hide the truth from the public, while they fill their coffers with ill-gotten profits.

    According to the World Health Organization, whose report focused on a range of environmental risks, the cost of a polluted environment adds up to the deaths of 1.7 million children every year.

    A report by the Special Rapporteur on the right to food, presented to the United Nations Human Rights Council, focused more narrowly on agricultural chemicals. The UN report states unequivocally that the storyline perpetuated by companies like Monsanto—the one that says we need pesticides to feed the world—is a myth. And a catastrophic one at that.

    The fact that both these reports made headlines, in mainstream outlets like the Washington Post and the Guardian, is on one hand, good news. On the other, it's a sad and discouraging commentary on our inability to control corporate greed.

    Ever since Rachel Carson, in her book “Silent Spring,” so eloquently outlined the insanity of poisoning our environment, rational thinkers have warned that at the least, we ought to follow the precautionary principle when it comes to allowing the widespread use of poisons to be unleashed into the environment.

    And yet, here we are, in 2017, facing the prospect, in what is unfolding as the most corporate-friendly administration in history, of dismantling what little remains of the government’s ability to stop the rampant poisoning of our soils, food, water and air—the very resources upon which all life depends.

    In his book, “Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA,” published in 2014, E. G. Vallianatos, who worked for the EPA for 25 years, wrote:

    "It is simply not possible to understand why the EPA behaves the way it does without appreciating the enormous power of American’s industrial farmers and their allies in the chemical pesticide industries, which currently do about $40 billion per in year business. For decades, industry lobbyists have preached the gospel of unregulated capitalism, and Americans have bought it. Today, it seems the entire government is at the service of the private interests of America’s corporate class.”

    That was three years ago. And yet, as public opinion shifts toward condemnation of the widespread use of toxic chemicals on our food, here in the U.S., government officials entrusted with public health and safety appear more determined than ever to uphold the “rights” of corporations to poison everything in sight—including our children.

    ‘UN experts denounce 'myth' pesticides are necessary to feed the world’

    The headline in the Guardian’s story on the report delivered this week to the UN Human Rights Council said it all.

    From the Guardian:

    A new report, being presented to the UN human rights council on Wednesday, is severely critical of the global corporations that manufacture pesticides, accusing them of the “systematic denial of harms”, “aggressive, unethical marketing tactics” and heavy lobbying of governments which has “obstructed reforms and paralysed global pesticide restrictions.”

    The report says pesticides have “catastrophic impacts on the environment, human health and society as a whole”, including an estimated 200,000 deaths a year from acute poisoning. Its authors said: “It is time to create a global process to transition toward safer and healthier food and agricultural production.”

    The UN report was authored by Hilal Elver, special rapporteur on the right to food, and Baskut Tuncak, special rapporteur on toxics. The report stated that chronic exposure to pesticides has been linked to cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, hormone disruption, developmental disorders and sterility. It said the populations most at risk are farmers and agricultural workers, communities living near plantations, indigenous communities and pregnant women and children, who are especially vulnerable to pesticide exposure and require special protections.

    The Crop Protection Association, a lobbying group representing the $50-billion agri-chemical industry, fired back at the report with its standard false claim that pesticides “play a key role in ensuring we have access to a healthy, safe, affordable and reliable food supply.” But Elver told the Guardian:

    “It is a myth. Using more pesticides is nothing to do with getting rid of hunger. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), we are able to feed 9 billion people today. Production is definitely increasing, but the problem is poverty, inequality and distribution.”

    Sustainable Pulse also reported on the story, noting that the report warns that some pesticides can persist in the environment for decades:

    The excessive use of pesticides contaminates soil and water sources, causing loss of biodiversity, destroying the natural enemies of pests, and reducing the nutritional value of food. The impact of such overuse also imposes staggering costs on national economies around the world.

    The UN report, which mentioned (page 15, no 68) the efforts of the Monsanto Tribunal to raise global awareness about the dangers of pesticides, included a long list of recommendations for moving away from chemical-based agriculture. At the top of the list was a call out to the international community to work on a comprehensive, binding treaty to regulate hazardous pesticides throughout their life cycle, taking into account human rights principles. Such a treaty should:

    • Aim to remove existing double standards among countries that are particularly detrimental to countries with weaker regulatory systems

    • Generate policies to reduce pesticide use worldwide and develop a framework for the banning and phasing-out of highly hazardous pesticides

    • Promote agroecology

    • Place strict liability on pesticide producers.

    ‘Exposure to pollution kills millions of children, WHO reports find’

    In a March 5 story, the Washington Post reported on two World Health Organization (WHO) reports how exposure to polluted environments is linked to more than one in four deaths among children under the age of five.

    Worldwide, 1.7 million children's deaths are attributable to environmental hazards, such as exposure to contaminated water, indoor and outdoor pollution, and other unsanitary conditions, the reports found.

    Weaker immune systems make children's health more vulnerable to harmful effects of polluted environments, the report says.

    According to the WHO reports, which focused on a wide range of chemicals, including those found in food, electronics, contaminated water supplies, second-hand tobacco smoke, and others, one-fourth of all children’s deaths and diseases in 2012 could have been prevented by reducing environmental risks. From the WHO press release:

    Children are also exposed to harmful chemicals through food, water, air and products around them. Chemicals, such as fluoride, lead and mercury pesticides, persistent organic pollutants, and others in manufactured goods, eventually find their way into the food chain. And, while leaded petrol has been phased out almost entirely in all countries, lead is still widespread in paints, affecting brain development.

    Authors of the WHO report recommended:

    • Housing: Ensure clean fuel for heating and cooking, no mould or pests, and remove unsafe building materials and lead paint.
    • Schools: Provide safe sanitation and hygiene, free of noise, pollution, and promote good nutrition.
    • Health facilities: Ensure safe water, sanitation and hygiene, and reliable electricity.
    • Urban planning: Create more green spaces, safe walking and cycling paths.
    • Transport: Reduce emissions and increase public transport.
    • Agriculture: Reduce the use of hazardous pesticides and no child labour.
    • Industry: Manage hazardous waste and reduce the use of harmful chemicals.
    • Health sector: Monitor health outcomes and educate about environmental health effects and prevention.

    What will it take?

    If you find yourself unsurprised by the findings of these reports, or the recommendations that follow, it’s no wonder. Many organizations, including ours, have for decades been calling for reforms.

    But we can’t let our lack of surprise translate into complacency. In an op-ed published this week in The Hill, Devra Lee Davis, president of the Environmental Health Trust, and author of “The Secret History of the War on Cancer,” draws the parallel between our failure to regulate the tobacco industry with our failure to regulate the chemicals that today are largely responsible for two sad statistics: 1) one in two of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetimes; and 2) the rate of childhood cancer has increased by 50 percent since President Nixon declared a war on cancer, 40 years ago.

    Davis, who says we’re fixated on “the wrong enemies, with the wrong weapons,” says we should ask ourselves this:

    Why did we wait until nearly forty years after tobacco was understood to cause cancer and other diseases before mounting a major effort to curtail its production and use? What took us so long to reduce the amount of benzene in gasoline or toxic flame retardants in our waters, food, furniture, bedding, fabrics and breastmilk?

    Unfortunately, we know why—corporate control of our regulatory system. Perhaps the better question is, having failed to rein in Congress’ loyalty to a handful of ruthless, emboldened corporations, can we elect new people, at every level of our government, who will work for us? More critically, can we do it in time to save ourselves?

    Katherine Paul is associate director of the Organic Consumers Association.
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    Monsanto undercover funding has led the attack on organic foods
    Posted by: Lori Alton, March 20, 2017
    Quote (NaturalHealth365) In April of 2014, Academics Review released its organic marketing report – and proceeded to blast the organic foods industry. The report, which received extensive coverage by the mainstream media, accused the industry of creating false and misleading perceptions and indulging in intentionally deceptive marketing. (Wait, until you see what Monsanto is doing – keep reading)
    The report was billed as “the findings of independent researchers,” while the Academics Review itself is described as “an association of academic professors, researchers, teachers and credentialed authors from around the world who are committed to the unsurpassed value of the peer review in establishing sound science.”
    It all sounds pretty lofty, right? Until you consider that one of the groups helping Academics Review to obtain corporate funding was none other than the most hated corporation in the world, the multinational biotech company – Monsanto. (Of course, they really don’t want you to know that)
    Monsanto-related emails reveal a shocking truth about “independent research”
    In emails obtained by US Right to Know, a non-profit organization working for transparency in the nation’s food system, it is abundantly clear that executives for Monsanto engaged in fundraising for Academics Review.
    The emails, which were obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, reveal communications between Academics Review co-founder Bruce Chassy ,Ph.D. – a professor emeritus at University of Illinois – and assorted PR operatives, Monsanto employees, and bigwigs in the biotech industry.
    As Carey Gillam, researcher director of US Right to Know, asserts: “Industry players cloaked pro-GMO messaging within a veil of independent expertise.”
    Self-described “independent expert” blatantly looking for cash
    A March 11, 2010 email exchange between Chassy and Jay Byrne, a former head of communications at Monsanto who now helms his own PR firm, puts fundraising front and center.
    “Well, I suggest we work on the money (for all of us) first and quickly!” Byrne writes.
    Eric Sachs, a senior public relations officer for Monsanto, was also in communication with Chassy, and even offered his help in getting trade groups on board.
    “I can help motivate CLI (Crop Life International) /BIO (Biotechnology Innovation Organization) /Council for Biotechnology Information to support….”
    Later in the email, Sachs brainstorms, “The problem is one of expert engagement, and that could be solved by paying experts to provide responses.” And – probably the most revealing sentence – “The key will be keeping Monsanto in the background so as not to harm the credibility of the information.”
    Truth exposed: Professor Chassy is on the Monsanto payroll
    According to an investigation by Chicago TV station WBEZ News, Professor Chassy was paid more than $57,000 over 23 months to “take his show on the road” – traveling, writing and speaking about GMOs.
    In fact, Professor Chassy has collaborated on several projects with Monsanto to allay public concerns about GMOs – while masquerading as an independent academic. According to WEBZ News, Monsanto eventually funneled at least $5.1 million in undisclosed money through the University of Illinois Foundation to university employees and programs between 2005 and 2015. As per requests by Chassy and the university, Monsanto deposited the payments through the University of Illinois Foundation, which is protected from public scrutiny.
    Although Chassy was given the opportunity to disclose his financial ties to Monsanto on state and university forms aimed at detecting potential conflicts of interest, he did not.
    Incidentally, Professor Chassy is featured as an “independent expert” on the GMO Answers website. The website, funded by a half-dozen agrichemical companies, generally trumpets the merits of GMO foods. Academics Review co-founder David Tribe, Ph.D. – a lecturer at University of Melbourne – also appears on GMO Answers.
    Report cited in articles demonizing the organic food industry
    Articles in trade publications, including Food Navigator and Food Safety News and Hoard’s Dairyman, utilized splashy headlines to accuse the organic food industry of disinformation, deception, and scare tactics.
    In a quasi-humorous article for the New York Post, Naomi Schaffer Riley decried the “tyranny of the organic mommy mafia,” and demeaned the parents who choose organic food for their children as snobbish, arrogant, overly controlling and engaging in “an outgrowth of helicopter parenting.”
    Henry I. Miller, a Hoover Institute fellow and vocal supporter of corporate interests, used the AR report as source material to attack organic farming in such high-profile publications as Newsweek, the National Review and the Wall Street Journal.
    As for Professor Chassy, he describes the publishing of his emails under the FOIA as an assault on his 40 years of science, research and teaching. He defends the financial support as “appropriate, commonplace and needed to further the public interest,” and insists that Academics Review “only accepts unrestricted donations from non-corporate sources, and does not solicit or accept funds from any source for specific research.”
    Unfortunately, the emails tell a different story.
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    MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017

    Quote Fresno, Calif. — A district court judge last week dismissed Monsanto’s lawsuit against the California Environmental Protection Agency. Based on the ruling, consumers will soon be informed of the health risks of Roundup and other products containing glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup.

    “This decision is an important victory for public health in California,” says Kara Cook-Schultz, National Director of U.S. PIRG's campaign to Ban Roundup Now, “New evidence keeps coming to light showing that Roundup is a risk to our health. California absolutely should be able to warn its citizens that Roundup has the potential to cause cancer.”

    The lawsuit started in 2016 when the California EPA’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment announced it would list glyphosate as a carcinogen under Proposition 65. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup. Once listed as a carcinogen, businesses have to provide a warning label about the carcinogenic potential of the product to consumers using labels, signs, and/or notices. Further, a listed chemical cannot be discharged into drinking water.

    Faced with these restrictions on Roundup, Monsanto filed a lawsuit to prevent glyphosate from being added to California’s Proposition 65 list. The judge dismissed Monsanto’s arguments last week.

    Roundup is the most-used weed killer in the country. Nearly 300 million pounds of Roundup are applied in the U.S. every year. Recent studies have found glyphosate in infant formula, beer, wine, and breast milk.

    U.S. PIRG's Ban Roundup Now campaign has been fighting to get the EPA to ban Roundup, and is working with local communities in California and across the country to limit the use of Roundup.

    “The more we know, the more it’s clear that the health risks far outweigh the convenience of killing weeds with Roundup,” said Cook-Schultz. “California’s decision to list glyphosate and this court ruling are important steps toward weeding out the use of this chemical.”
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    Zika vaccine: watch out—it will alter your DNA
    March 24 2017
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    by Jon Rappoport
    March 24, 2017
    Quote First, I’ll lay out a little background—

    In many previous articles, I’ve established there is no convincing evidence the Zika virus causes the birth defect called microcephaly. (Zika archive here)

    Basically, Brazilian researchers, in the heart of the purported “microcephaly epidemic,” decided to stop their own investigation and simply assert Zika was the culprit. At that point, they claimed that, out of 854 cases of microcephaly, only 97 showed “some relationship” to Zika.

    You need to understand that these figures actually show evidence AGAINST Zika. When researchers are trying to find the cause of a condition, they should be able to establish, as a first step, that the cause is present in all cases (or certainly an overwhelming percentage).

    This never happened. The correlation between the presence of Zika and microcephaly was very, very weak.

    As a second vital step, researchers should be able to show that the causative virus is, in every case, present in large amounts in the body. Otherwise, there is not enough of it to create harm. MERE PRESENCE OF THE VIRUS IS NOT ENOUGH. With Zika, proof it was present in microcephaly-babies in large amounts has never been shown.

    But researchers pressed on. A touted study in the New England Journal of Medicine claimed Zika infected brain cells in the lab. IRRELEVANT. Cells in labs are not human beings. The study also stated that Zika infected baby mice. IRRELEVANT. Mice are not humans. And these mice in the lab had been specially altered or bred to be “vulnerable to Zika.” USELESS AND IRRELEVANT.

    All this fraud set the stage for the Zika DNA vaccine. Yes, it is under development. It is, in fact, an example of the next generation of vaccines. And this is why you should watch out.

    Here is an excerpt from a US National Institutes of Health press release (8/3/16) (here, here, and, the booster to the DNA vaccine here):

    “The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health [NIH], has launched a clinical trial of a vaccine candidate intended to prevent Zika virus infection.”

    “Scientists at NIAID’s Vaccine Research Center (VRC) developed the investigational vaccine — called the NIAID Zika virus investigational DNA vaccine — earlier this year.”

    “The investigational Zika vaccine includes a small, circular piece of DNA — called a plasmid — that scientists engineered to contain genes that code for proteins of the Zika virus. When the vaccine is injected into the arm muscle, cells [in the person’s body] read the genes and make Zika virus proteins, which self-assemble into virus-like particles. The body mounts an immune response to these particles, including neutralizing antibodies and T cells. DNA vaccines do not contain infectious material — so they cannot cause a vaccinated individual to become infected with Zika — and have been shown to be safe in previous clinical trials for other diseases.”


    That’s why it’s called a DNA vaccine.

    Beginning to wonder what this is all about?


    It’s about altering the DNA of every person on the planet who is vaccinated.

    New York Times, 3/9/15, “Protection Without a Vaccine.” The article describes the frontier of research. Here are key quotes that illustrate the use of synthetic genes to “protect against disease,” while changing the genetic makeup of humans. This is not science fiction:

    “By delivering synthetic genes into the muscles of the [experimental] monkeys, the scientists are essentially re-engineering the animals to resist disease.”

    “’The sky’s the limit,’ said Michael Farzan, an immunologist at Scripps and lead author of the new study.”

    “The first human trial based on this strategy — called immunoprophylaxis by gene transfer, or I.G.T. — is underway, and several new ones are planned.” [That was nearly two years ago.]

    “I.G.T. is altogether different from traditional vaccination. It is instead a form of gene therapy. Scientists isolate the genes that produce powerful antibodies against certain diseases and then synthesize artificial versions. The genes are placed into viruses and injected into human tissue, usually muscle.”

    Here is the punchline: “The viruses invade human cells with their DNA payloads, and the synthetic gene is incorporated into the recipient’s own DNA. If all goes well, the new genes instruct the cells to begin manufacturing powerful antibodies.”

    Read that again: “the synthetic gene is incorporated into the recipient’s own DNA.”

    Alteration of the human genetic makeup.

    Not just a “visit.” Permanent residence. And once a person’s DNA is changed, doesn’t it follow that he/she will pass on that change to the next generation of children, and so on, down the line?

    The Times article taps Nobel laureate Dr. David Baltimore for an opinion:

    “Still, Dr. Baltimore says that he envisions that some people might be leery of a vaccination strategy that means altering their own DNA, even if it prevents a potentially fatal disease.”

    By now you should be seeing the larger picture. A virus (Zika)…

    Never proved to cause anything…

    Becomes the occasion for developing and injecting a vaccine…

    That is actually a group of synthetic genes…

    Which will alter your DNA.
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    A Revolution For Vaccine Truth--Action Alert

    By: Elissa Meininger – Health Policy Analysthttp://bolenreport.com/revolution-vaccine-truth-washington-dc/

    The anti-vaccination movement is growing so fast it is almost impossible to keep track of everything that is happening. Social media is NOT the friend of social activists in most ways, but what it DOES provide is the ability to spread information quickly, and thoroughly, no matter how hard FaceBook tries to suppress it – and it does try to do that.

    But, no matter how many barriers FaceBook puts up, social activists have figured out how to move right around them, ignoring the brainless advertising, and propaganda delivery, proceeding toward important information delivery.

    One of the important activities social activists involved in the anti-vaccine movement have achieved is the outright elimination of racial strife.

    And how was THAT done, you ask?

    Los Angeles area resident Michelle Maher Ford, one day, ignoring years of socially perceived racial strife between blacks, whites, etc., picked up the phone and started calling activists in the black community trying to bring attention to the findings of the CDC whistleblower William Thompson, and what he explained to Brian Hooker about how little black boys were three times as likely to be injured by vaccines as other children. Fearless in her endeavor, Michelle reached EVEN into what some white people see as “the most angry of black activist groups, the Nation of Islam,” ultimately having a cordial meeting of minds with Minister Louis Farrakhan himself in his home.

    And she struck gold…

    Their multiple meetings – which developed into a unified campaign between people more interested in joining forces to protect the future of all our children, than in arguing about skin color and past history.

    That alliance is flourishing – and represents an integral part of the anti-vaccine movement. One of their organized activities is happening in Washington DC starting March 30th, 2017. You need to take a hard look at what is developing. Why?

    Because it is the new America.

    IF you recognize that the corporate, mainstream media withholds the truth and no longer provides oversight to investigate government corruption…

    IF you believe the health of Americans has been adversely affected by the media’s failure to publicize the truth about various toxins entering our air, water, food supplies and medicines… ​​

    IF you believe the press has failed the people by becoming nothing more than an instrument of government directed propaganda…

    Join us on March 30, 2017, For “National Call-In Day” to promote vaccine safety and reform.

    Join the https://worldmercuryproject.org/ foir the call in project and/or

    Join us in Washington, DC, on ​March 31, 2017 with http://www.revolutionfortruth.org/

    As you can see, big things are about to happen in the Washington Swamp at the end of March.

    YOU can be part of this clean up effort and be able to tell your grandchildren you were there….either in DC or on the home front to support this Revolution. Yes, this is a Revolution in the making.

    President Trump needs our help. He promised to clean out the swamp in Washington, and, even before the inauguration, he asked Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., for help to clean up the scientific fraud and other scandals at the CDC regarding vaccines. It’s a big job. Trump campaigned on the belief that vaccines cause autism and wants to make sure he and all of us feel confident that vaccines are safe and effective as advertized.

    Kennedy’s first public action was to hold a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington to show the highpoints of the CDC’s scientific fraud and corruption. Of course, the mainstream press didn’t cover it. So, here it is, one hour of riveting information about the issue of vaccines the press didn’t want you to know. Why? Because Big Pharma’s advertising dollars represent 70% of media news departments’ budgets. You might want to rummage through the rest of the site to see why Trump called upon Bobby. And, while you are at it, you might want to read Bobby’s “infamous” article about a massive scientific cover up at the CDC, Deadly Immunity, he wrote in 2005. It’s definitely not for the fainthearted.

    Then there is the 2011 article Bobby wrote about a related scandal where CDC researcher, Poul Thorsen, absconded with a million dollars. Since this article was published, Thorsen has been indicted on 22 counts of money laundering, wire fraud and embezzlement. He remains on the loose in Denmark awaiting extradition. Lots of people want somebody to review all his scientific studies because it is believed his job was to massage the data to make the data fit the CDC’s political formula.

    If you haven’t seen VAXXED: From Coverup to Catastrophe, this might be the time to do it so you know where Trump and Kennedy are coming from. Trump met with the VAXXED movie people during the campaign so he knows all the gory details. Yes, you may have to pay four bucks to stream it, but this money goes toward distributing the video to members of Congress and members of legislatures in 30 states that now have legislation trying to take vaccination exemptions away, in some cases, even medical ones.

    If you are not familiar with the depth of cover up in regards the damage done by vaccines, its not just about kids. Vaccine Syndrome is the story about how even the Department of Defense refuses to acknowledge the damage done to our military personnel thanks to the anthrax vaccine. You might also take the time to view Trace Amounts which includes a vivid example about how civilian adults can also be damaged by vaccines.

    And then there’s President Trump…

    Just in case you missed it, during the recent presidential election campaign, Donald Trump uttered one of the most politically incorrect statements anyone can say in public. “I believe vaccines cause autism.” Nobody ever gets away with saying that, even if they are doctors, and if it happens to slip out in the public airwaves, some media hall monitor quickly points out that the person must be mistaken. According to 100% of the media, everyone knows the science is settled and that vaccines are perfectly safe and 100% effective. I’m sure you would like to know, even Dr. Ben Carson and Dr. Rand Paul have been properly corrected and all they said during the campaign was they have concerns about the vaccine schedule.

    The point of the VAXXED movie is to show how a whistleblower was ordered to destroy evidence showing that vaccines DID CAUSE DAMAGE and for some reason, little black boys were damaged three times as much as the other kids. In that case, all they needed to do was delay vaccinating this little boys for a few months, but, oh, no, that would have meant that there WAS a problem with the vaccines. Many years of damage continued to be done JUST because of that political decision. How many thousands of little boys are now autistic and unable to function normally just because of that decision?!

    Why is this important?

    If you think your participation in this massive campaign doesn’t matter, think again. In the 1990s, the FDA wanted to remove dietary supplements from the marketplace because they represented “a disincentive for drug research”. Back then, all we had were telephones, public fax machines and leaflets we could pass out at health food stores. Despite those limitations, we managed to send 3,000,000 handwritten letters to Congress to support passage of the Dietary Supplement Health & Education of 1994. (DSHEA). This grassroots citizen action generated more letters to Congress than any other issue at that time.

    Because we now have the internet and a multitude of social media outlets, we have the capacity to overwhelm Congress and the White House with so many contacts from ordinary citizens, this will give President Trump and Congress the leverage they need to face down the corporations (read Big Pharma) and their cronies who now run our government from the cloakroom.

    I’ve been in grassroots activism since the DSHEA campaign and I’ve never seen a more well-organized campaign or a more worthy mission. This is about the health of ALL our children. Thanks to the VAXXED movie we have the CDC dead to rights and from there, other evidence will emerge to expose the FDA and all the other health agencies that have been running roughshod over our health for decades!

    Please join The Revolution For Truth

    A national call-in day for vaccine safety and reform has been announced by Revolution For Truth, in partnership with the World Mercury Project and other organizations seeking to protect the lives of children.

    Natural News is encouraging everyone to join the call-in efforts on March 30th (see call-in numbers below) or join the live march in Washington D.C. (click here for the rally schedule).

    Speakers at the event include Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Del Bigtree, Dr. Brian Hooker, Minister Tony Muhammad, Barbara Loe Fisher, Dr. Judy Mikovits, Zen Honeycutt and many more.

    Natural News will be covering the event editorially, posting photos and video footage as the event unfolds. (Mike Adams will not be present at the event but will be covering it from his news desk.)

    March 30th is the day we all bypass the lying mainstream media and demand action to reform vaccines! It’s time to outlaw toxic ingredients like mercury and aluminum while holding vaccine manufacturers accountable for the damage caused by their defective products.

    Here’s the full announcement with call-in instructions, courtesy of Catherine J. Frompovich via Activist Post.

    Revolution for Truth, Washington, DC
    The National Call-in-Day in Support of Vaccine Safety and Reform on March 30 and 31, 2017.



    National Call-in Day in Support of Vaccine Safety and Reform

    On March 30th, please do the following:

    Contact President Trump and say “Vaccine injuries are real and devastating. One in 68 children now has autism. Autism should be declared a national emergency and a higher priority. I support an independent vaccine safety commission.”
    Contact your Senators and member of Congress (see below for contact information) and say “I want Congress to subpoena CDC whistleblower Dr. William Thompson and I support a vaccine safety commission.”
    Lastly, sign the petition to President Trump asking him to implement comprehensive reforms of vaccine safety policies. (Please note that after you sign you will receive an email asking you to confirm your signature. Please confirm your signature or your signature will not be added.) March 31st is the last day to sign this petition and we must reach 100,000 signatures for the petition to reach President Trump.
    To call the President:

    Comments: (202)-456-1111
    Switchboard: (202)-456-1414
    TTY/TTD Comments: (202)-456-6213

    To reach your Senators and Congressman/woman:

    Call (202)-224-3121. You will need to call this number three times, twice to ask for each of your senators and once to reach your congressman/woman. The operator will ask you who you would like to be connected to. To find out, first visit https://www.callmycongress.com and enter your address. It will tell you the names of your two senators and your member of congress. (BONUS: This site also includes social media contact information.)

    The hearing impaired can reach congress by calling (202)-225-1904.

    Sample Script

    If you are calling a Representative’s office, you can say: “Hello. My name is ________ and I’m calling to ask Representative _________ to subpoena CDC whistleblower Dr. William Thompson. It has been more than two years since Dr. Thompson came forward and acknowledged that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) threw away scientific results that showed a connection between vaccines and autism. By colluding with the pharmaceutical industry, thousands, if not millions, of children have developed autism. One in 68 children now has autism. It is time for Dr. William Thompson to speak to the American people and for the leaders of the CDC to be prosecuted. Autism should be declared a national emergency and a higher priority.”

    **If you’re leaving a message on an answering machine, provide your phone number or email address so that the office can get back to you.

    **Don’t be disappointed if you do not reach your member of congress directly. You will most likely talk to a receptionist or be asked to leave a voicemail. That is okay. All calls from constituents are tallied. The fact that you are their constituent and are taking the time to call is what it’s all about.

    **Once you’ve made your calls, we’d love to hear how it went, so please drop us a note at info@revolution4truth.org.

    Want to do more? Here are some other ways to take action on March 30th.

    Tweet Your Support

    President Trump loves Twitter so let’s cause a twitter storm in support of a vaccine safety commission. Tweet @realDonaldTrump & @POTUS and use the hashtags #RFKCommission & #Revolution4TRUTH.

    Most congress members are now on Twitter and actively monitor feedback sent their way. Visit https://twitter.com/verified/us- congress/members to search for your congressional Twitter handles. Include the 2 hashtags. Insert the Twitter handle for your own Senators and Representative and the abbreviation for your own state in place of the example provided here:

    #RFKCommission #Revolution4TRUTH@MyRepresentative (State) Subpoena Dr. William Thompson aka #cdcWHISTLEBLOWER

    How to send a Tweet:

    From your Twitter account (mobile or web), send a tweet beginning with the ‘hashtag’ the one with the # symbol, then the Twitter ‘handle’ the one with the @ symbol, include the URL www.revolutionfortruth.org.

    Make sure to search #RFKCommission & #Revolution4TRUTH to see who else is tweeting/posting their support. Don’t forget to RETWEET!!

    Sample Tweet

    #RFKcommission #Revolution4TRUTH @JasonInTheHouse TIME 2 ACT > subpoena #CDCwhistleblower www.Revolution4TRUTH.org

    Spread the Word on Facebook

    Post your support on Facebook with a link to www.revolutionfortruth.org. Use the same hastags #RFKCommission & #Revolution4TRUTH throughout Facebook and include the messaging in support of President Trump’s Vaccine Safety Commission.

    Also, search the hashtags and SHARE & LIKE posts from other activists!!

    Let us know you’re helping spread the word by sending an email to >> info@revolution4truth.org

    Have an idea on how to promote support for the Vaccine Safety Commission and the subpoena of CDC whistleblower Dr. William Thompson? Please share them with us by emailing us info@revolution4truth.org.

    By: Elissa Meininger – Health Policy Analyst
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    Soon to Be Unleashed: A Major GMO Brainwashing Campaign, Paid for by You
    Quote Story at-a-glance -

    The 2017 spending bill allocates $3 million for consumer education and outreach by the FDA and USDA to "promote understanding and acceptance of" biotechnology
    Thirty-nine percent of Americans believe GMOs are worse for health than conventionally-grown foods; 55 percent believe organics are healthier than conventional; and 40 percent report eating mostly or some organic foods
    Plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Monsanto say the company hired shills to steer online conversations about Roundup — the chemical most commonly used on GE crops — thereby manipulating public knowledge about its dangers
    By Dr. Mercola

    Did you know that the 2017 spending bill1,2,3 includes a rider allocating $3 million for consumer education and outreach by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to "promote understanding and acceptance of" biotechnology?

    The deal was recently passed by the Senate, 79 to 18, “under a bipartisan agreement to keep the government funded through the end of September,” The Washington Post reports.4 In other words, if you are American, you are paying for Monsanto to spread their pernicious propaganda. The fact that they can get away with this and slip it in to avoid government shutdown is dystopian, to say the least.

    Not only have the government and the food and chemical technology industries fought to prevent the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), your tax dollars are now to be spent on efforts to “assure” you that genetically engineered (GE) foods are of no concern.

    FDA and USDA to Promote Biotech and Chemical Technologies
    To quote The Washington Post, “The money is to be used to tout ‘the environmental, nutritional, food safety, economic and humanitarian impacts’ of biotech crops and their derivative food products.” This joint effort by the FDA and USDA is an outrage. As noted by Rep. Nita M. Lowey, D-N.Y., who unsuccessfully fought to get the rider struck from the bill:5

    “It is not the responsibility of the FDA to mount a government-controlled propaganda campaign to convince the American public that genetically modified foods are safe. The FDA has to regulate the safety of our food supply and medical devices. They are not, nor should they be, in the pro-industry advertising business.”

    A Pew Research Center study6 published last year found 39 percent of Americans believe GMO foods are worse for health than conventionally-grown foods; 55 percent believe organics are healthier than conventional; and 40 percent report eating mostly or some organic foods.

    Still, nearly half of all Americans (48 percent) believe GMOs are no different from non-GMO foods and 10 percent believe GMOs are actually better for health than non-GMOs. Clearly, the chemical technology industry wants to prevent growth of anti-GMO sentiment, but using tax dollars for indoctrination purposes simply should not be permitted.

    Army of Shills Steer Online Discussions
    In related news, plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Monsanto say the company hired an army of shills via third parties to steer online conversations about Roundup — the chemical most commonly used on GE crops — to counter any and all negative comments with corporate propaganda, thereby manipulating and stifling public knowledge about its dangers.7 As reported by Reuters:8

    “The plaintiffs alleged that Monsanto targeted all online materials and even social media comments that indicate potential dangers of its products … ‘Monsanto even started the aptly-named ‘Let Nothing Go’ program to leave nothing, not even Facebook comments, unanswered …

    [T]hrough a series of third parties, it employs individuals who appear to have no connection to the industry, who in turn post positive comments on news articles and Facebook posts, defending Monsanto, its chemicals and GMOs,’ the document reads.

    On a larger scale, Monsanto allegedly ‘quietly funnels money to ‘think tanks’ such as the ‘Genetic Literacy Project’ and the ‘American Council on Science and Health’ — organizations intended to shame scientists and highlight information helpful to Monsanto and other chemical producers,’ according to the plaintiffs.

    The accusations are backed by a batch of emails, used in court as evidence … [Ph.D] William Moar … reportedly said at a conference in January 2015 that the company had ‘an entire department,’ dedicated to ‘debunking’ science which disagreed with the agrochemical giant’s own research.”

    EPA Official Colluded With Chemical Giant on Public’s Dime
    Documents entered into evidence in the lawsuits against Monsanto also strongly suggest at least one Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official has been working on Monsanto’s behalf — another breach of public trust and misuse of public funds. After the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) declared glyphosate a probable human carcinogen9,10 in 2015, Monsanto has relied on the EPA’s 2016 determination that glyphosate is “not likely to be carcinogenic” to humans.11

    However, evidence suggests Jess Rowland, former associate director of the EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), conspired with Monsanto to protect the company’s interests by manipulating and preventing toxicological investigations. Rowland was a key author of the EPA’s controversial glyphosate report, and correspondence between EPA toxicologist Marion Copley and Rowland suggests Rowland colluded with Monsanto to find glyphosate non-carcinogenic.12,13

    Documents also reveal Rowland warned Monsanto of the IARC’s determination months before it was made public,14 giving the company time to plan its defense, which included a vicious, coordinated attack on the IARC,15 going so far as to calling on the U.S. government to defund the organization, despite its reputation for being the global gold-standard for carcinogenicity studies.16

    In January 2017, the American Chemistry Council formed a front group called Campaign for Accuracy in Public Health Research17 (CAPHR), the express purpose of which is to discredit the IARC18 and seek to reform the IARC Monographs Program, which evaluates and determines the carcinogenicity of chemicals.

    The day CAPHR launched, the organization took to Twitter with a #glyphosateisvital campaign, proclaiming the weed killer is essential to “maintain the production of safe, affordable food.” All of this goes to show you simply cannot trust the information you get from social media. Many industry defenders are nothing more than sock puppets paid to spread corporate propaganda while posing as independent experts and/or well-informed regular Joes.

    Corporate Ghostwriters May Have Influenced US and European Regulators
    Court documents also suggest Monsanto employees ghostwrote parts of two scientific reports — one in 2000 and another in 2013 — which the EPA then relied on to conclude glyphosate is non-carcinogenic.19

    This, we are expected to believe, is better science than that of the IARC — a world-renowned, global, independent research organization. These ghostwritten reports may also have influenced the European Union’s (EU) decision that Roundup was safe. According to Euro Observer:20

    “A Monsanto employee admits in one of the emails that the company wrote a study on glyphosate and later attributed the work to academics. Another study on glyphosate was 'redesigned' with help of company scientists in order to create a more [favorable] outcome, the internal emails suggest.

    EUobserver and OneWorld have discovered that both of the studies were relied on by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) when it evaluated the safety of glyphosate in 2015 as part of the EU [license] renewal process.”

    Correspondence also shows Rowland helped stop an investigation into glyphosate by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry on Monsanto’s behalf. According to the email, Rowland said he should “deserve a medal,” were he to pull it off.21,22,23 As it turns out, the review was in fact canceled, suggesting Rowland’s value to the company.

    Indeed, emails suggest Monsanto was planning to lean on Rowland’s significant influence for their glyphosate defense after his retirement from the EPA,24 and Rowland’s post-EPA work indeed includes consulting for three chemical companies that are close associates of Monsanto.25,26

    Dow Chemical Pulls Strings to Void Government Pesticide Findings

    Monsanto clearly isn’t the only multinational company pulling strings within the U.S. government. During the Obama administration, the EPA concluded chlorpyrifos, a nerve gas-cum-pesticide made by Dow Chemical, which is widely used on citrus, apples, cherries and other crops, could pose health risks to consumers.

    Even tiny doses were found to impact brain development in infants. A ban of the chemical’s use on food had been proposed, but the Trump-installed EPA chief, Scott Pruitt,27 recently denied the petition.28,29

    Earth Justice called the decision "unconscionable," vowing to fight the decision in court. A major problem with this chemical is that it’s become a common water contaminant, and the EPA’s own evaluation found it poses serious risks to 1,778 of the 1,835 endangered plants and animals assessed.

    Despite this damning evidence, a legal team representing Dow Chemical and two other organophosphate manufacturers sent letters30 to the agencies responsible for joint enforcement of the Endangered Species Act,31,32,33 asking them to ignore the EPAs findings, saying the agency’s scientific basis was unreliable.

    It’s interesting how on the one hand, Monsanto claims the EPA is the best judge of toxic chemicals when it suits them, while other industry giants accuse EPA scientists of not knowing what they’re doing when the evidence impacts their bottom line.

    Bloomberg recently reported Dow Chemical’s first-quarter lobbying expenditures for 2017 are nearly eight times greater than its 2008 expenditures,34 and financial filings reveal the company hired a lobbying firm to meet with Congressmen in the weeks before the USDA’s and EPA’s deadline to take action on chlorpyrifos.

    Trump also appointed Dow CEO Andrew Liveris to head a White House manufacturing council. All of that considered, is it any surprise that chlorpyrifos gets a free pass? With conflicts of interest such as these running the show, the health of Americans is in serious jeopardy. You simply cannot depend on government agencies to protect your best interests anymore.

    International Reports Call for Global Phase Out of Pesticides
    When you consider the volume of evidence against pesticides, it’s easy to understand why the chemical technology industry is so keen on having government promote their propaganda. They are losing the information war, so they’re upping the ante. Several heavy-hitting, international reports have surfaced in recent years, highlighting the serious impact agricultural chemicals are having on human health, including but not limited to the following:

    • According to a recent United Nations (UN) report,35 pesticides are responsible for 200,000 acute poisoning deaths each year, and chronic exposure has been linked to cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, hormone disruption, developmental disorders and sterility.36

    The latest USDA report on pesticide residues in food reveals only 15 percent of all the food samples tested in 2015 were free from pesticide residues, compared to 41 percent the previous year.37 This goes to show just how quickly our food is being poisoned, and how significant a source food is when it comes to chemical exposures.

    According to Dr. Joseph E. Pizzorno,38 founding president of the internationally recognized Bastyr University, toxins in the modern food supply are “a major contributor to, and in some cases the cause of, virtually all chronic diseases.”

    The answer, the UN report says, is reducing or eliminating pesticides around the world. It proposes a global treaty to phase out toxic pesticides and transition to a more sustainable agricultural system. Contrary to industry PR, many studies have confirmed pesticide use can be significantly reduced without impacting production:39

    • A World Health Organization (WHO) report warns environmental pollution — which includes but is not limited to pesticides — kills 1.7 million children annually. To address this problem, the authors recommend reducing or phasing out agricultural chemicals

    • A report by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics40 warns that chemical exposures, which includes pesticides, now represent a major threat to human health and reproduction41,42

    • An Endocrine Society task force has also issued a scientific statement43,44 on endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs, i.e., chemicals that alter the normal function of your hormones), noting that the health effects are such that everyone needs to take proactive steps to avoid them.

    On the list of known EDCs are organophosphate pesticides and DDE, a breakdown product of DDT. Since it lingers in the environment, exposure still occurs via food even though DDT is no longer in use.

    Exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals costs the European Union (EU) €157 billion ($172 billion) annually in women’s health care costs, infertility and male reproductive dysfunctions, birth defects, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and neurobehavioral disorders45,46,47

    • One in 5 cancers are thought to be due to environmental chemicals and, according to recent studies, not only can miniscule amounts of chemicals amplify each other’s adverse effects when combined,48 this even applies to chemicals deemed “safe” on their own.

    Basically, the analysis49 found that the cumulative effects of non-carcinogenic chemicals can act in concert to synergistically produce carcinogenic activity — a finding that overturns and more or less nullifies conventional testing for carcinogens

    Could Your Health Be at Risk From Glyphosate-Contaminated Food?
    Glyphosate-contaminated food may pose serious health risks, and this is perhaps one of the greatest selling points of organic foods. Tests by the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) show 93 percent of Americans have glyphosate in their urine,50 and food is the biggest source unless you live in an agricultural area or dispense glyphosate-based chemicals at work or at home.

    Contaminated drinking water is another. Disturbingly, a recent animal study51 found Roundup causes fatty liver disease at 0.1 parts per billion (ppb) in drinking water, which is 14,000 times lower than the concentration permitted in U.S. drinking water (700 ppb). According to Health Research Institute Laboratories, the average level of glyphosate in the U.S. population is 3.3 ppb52 — 33 times higher than the level at which rats developed fatty liver.

    The OCA's urine testing also suggests Americans have a daily intake of glyphosate that is about 1,000-fold higher than the level found to cause fatty liver disease in animals. Another recent study found Roundup adversely affects the development of female rats' uteruses, increasing the risk for both infertility and uterine cancer.53 So why is no action taken to protect human health?

    It really boils down to the fact that without glyphosate-based herbicides the GE seed business would collapse, and chemical technology companies, with their vast resources and revolving doors into government regulatory agencies, have managed to deceive people into thinking there's no problem.

    How to Get Tested for Glyphosate
    The USDA promised to begin testing food for residues of glyphosate as of April 1, but then canceled the plan,54 further delaying the truth about glyphosate contamination55 from emerging.

    According to Health Research Institute Laboratories, desiccated crops such as non-GMO oats, wheat, garbanzo beans and lentils can contain glyphosate levels exceeding 1,000 ppb. I recently used this test for glyphosate and had no detectable levels — likely because I eat organic foods and rarely eat at restaurants.

    The Health Research Institute has developed a glyphosate test kit for public use. I've recently gained access to a limited number of these kits, and no profit is made on their sale. I provide both a glyphosate water test kit and an environmental exposure test kit in my online store for those who want to assess their exposure.
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    There is a video at the link which I can't embed, but this youtube video explains the situation:

    Quote A total outrage of patently evil, sickening government overreach is currently underway in Sherman County, Oregon.
    Azure Farms is a working, Certified Organic farm located in Moro, Central Oregon, in Sherman County. It has been Certified Organic for about 18 years. The farm produces almost all the organic wheat, field peas, barley, Einkorn, and beef for Azure Standard.

    Sherman County is changing the interpretation of its statutory code from controlling noxious weeds to eradicating noxious weeds. These weeds include Morning Glory, Canada Thistle, and Whitetop, all of which have been on the farm for many years, but that only toxic chemicals will eradicate. Organic farming methods – at least as far as we know today – can only control noxious weeds — it is very difficult to eradicate them.

    Sherman County may issue a Court Order on May 22, 2017, to quarantine Azure Farms and possibly to spray the whole farm with poisonous herbicides, contaminating them with Milestone, Escort and Roundup herbicides. Roundup contains glyphosate, a component of the Vietnam War era chemical weapon, Agent Orange, the use of which resulted in thousands of cancer deaths.

    This outrageously intrusive action by Sherman County will destroy all the efforts Azure Farms has made for years to produce the very cleanest and healthiest food humanly possible. About 2,000 organic acres would be impacted; that is about 2.8 times the size of the City of London, England that could be sprayed with noxious, toxic, polluting herbicides.

    To add insult to injury, the County intends to put a lien on the farm after poisoning it, to pay for the expense of the labor and chemicals used. This proposed action is completely unreasonable and would destroy an organic farm and pollute a massive area.

    Frankly, this seems to me more like a case of fraudulent asset seizure than anything else. What if this were your land and your business, which your local county was attempting to not only destroy but also to take ownership of same until the costs of their destructive actions could be recouped. The evil of this case boggles the mind!

    Take Action Now!

    If you are concerned about where your food comes from, enjoy Organic and non-GMO food grown in the United States, and support organic farmers, contact Sherman County Court before May 22, 2017 (and preferably before May 17 when the next court discussion will be held).

    Contact info:

    Via email at lhernandez@co.sherman.or.us or
    Call Lauren at 541-565-3416.
    Raise your voice and speak up for yourself, your families and communities.

    If enough voices that benefit from organic produce speak up, the County will understand that there are people who care about their food NOT containing toxic chemicals. And if the supporters of healthy food can have a louder voice than the supporters of toxic chemicals, every politician will listen. PLEASE take action today and share this message. Overwhelm the Sherman County representatives with your voice.

    Take Action Today!

    Email or call Sherman County via email at lhernandez@co.sherman.or.us or call Lauren at 541-565-3416.

    Thank you for all your support.

    Above all, please take action directly today or if by phone, on Monday.

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    This is SERIOUS and will set a very dangerous precedent if not stopped--please take action ( see the post directly above for links). Thanks.
    Huge organic farm under threat; County will invade and spray Roundup May 15
    by Jon Rappoport
    Huge organic farm under threat: County will invade and spray Roundup if not stopped
    What?? A county government is going to destroy a massive organic farm?
    by Jon Rappoport
    May 15, 2017

    Quote “I have a great idea. We’re the Sherman County government. We have power. Let’s claim Azure Farms can’t control their weeds. Let’s come in and invade them with Roundup and other toxic chemicals. Let’s destroy their organic farm. We know the spraying won’t wipe out the weeds—it’ll make the situation worse. But who cares? Let’s open up ourselves to massive lawsuits. I’m sure Monsanto will give us some legal help. We can set a fantastic precedent. No organic farm is safe. No organic farmer has the right to protect his land from the government. Isn’t that a terrific idea?”

    Government trespass, invasion?

    So far, I have seen no coverage of this issue in Oregon newspapers. Why not? Also, I find nothing on the Sherman County, Oregon, government website about a massive spraying program.

    A local government is going to decimate a huge organic farm with herbicide?

    Azure Farms, a 2000-acre organic farm in Oregon, states it is under threat from the local Sherman County government. Why? Because Sherman County officials are re-interpreting a law concerning the “control of noxious weeds,” so it means “eradication.”

    These weeds can be controlled on an organic farm, but the only way they can be eliminated (according to conventional “science”) is by spraying. And that means Roundup and other toxic chemicals. That would decimate the organic nature of the farm. That would decertify it as an organic farm.

    Further, according to Azure, Sherman County plans to put a lien on the farm, forcing it to pay for the spraying.

    The deadline for expressing opposition is May 22. A better deadline is May 17.

    Here is the complete press release from Azure Farms and the ways to register your concern:

    Azure Farms is a working, certified organic farm located in Moro, central Oregon, in Sherman County. It has been certified organic for about 18 years. The farm produces almost all the organic wheat, field peas, barley, Einkorn, and beef for Azure Standard.

    Sherman County is changing the interpretation of its statutory code from controlling noxious weeds to eradicating noxious weeds. These weeds include Morning Glory, Canada Thistle, and Whitetop, all of which have been on the farm for many years, but that only toxic chemicals will eradicate.

    Organic farming methods – at least as far as we know today – can only control noxious weeds—it is very difficult to eradicate them.

    Sherman County may be issuing a Court Order on May 22, 2017 to quarantine Azure Farms and possibly to spray the whole farm with poisonous herbicides, contaminating them with Milestone, Escort and Roundup herbicides.

    This will destroy all the efforts Azure Farms has made for years to produce the very cleanest and healthiest food humanly possible. About 2,000 organic acres would be impacted; that is about 1.5 times the size of the city center of Philadelphia that is about to be sprayed with noxious, toxic, polluting herbicides.

    The county would then put a lien on the farm to pay for the expense of the labor and chemicals used.

    Contact Sherman County Court before May 17 when the next court discussion will be held.
    Contact info:
    1. Via email at lhernandez@co.sherman.or.us or
    2. Call Lauren at 541-565-3416.

    Show Sherman County that people care about their food NOT containing toxic chemicals.

    Overwhelm the Sherman County representatives with your voices!

    —end of Azure Farms statement—

    Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor to jonathanturley.org, has been covering this story. He reached out and obtained a devastating letter from agricultural scientist, Charles Benbrook. Benbrook has his critics within the conventional pesticide and GMO research community. Here is Smith’s piece and Dr. Benbrook’s letter:

    Yesterday I fielded an article concerning a rather distressing mandate by an Oregon county weed control agency seeking to force the application of hazardous herbicides onto a 2,000 acre organic farm owned by Azure Farms. Sherman County Oregon maintains this scorched earth policy is necessary to abate, or more specifically “eradicate”, weeds listed by state statute as noxious.

    Now, the scientific community is responding to this overreaching government action by acting in the interests of health and responsible environmental stewardship through advocacy in the hopes that officials in Sherman County will reconsider their mandate.

    Dr. Charles Benbrook is a highly credentialed research professor and expert serving on several boards of directors for agribusiness and natural resources organizations. Having read news of Sherman County’s actions, he penned an authoritative response I believe will make informative reading for those concerned by present and future implications in the forced use of herbicides under the rubric of noxious weed eradication, and the damage to organic farming generally arising from such mandates.

    Charles Benbrook has a PhD in agricultural economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an undergraduate degree from Harvard University. He currently is a Visiting Professor at Newcastle University in the UK…

    He was a Research Professor at Washington State University from 2012-2015, and served as the Chief Scientist of The Organic Center from 2006-2012. He was the Executive Director of the Board on Agriculture in the National Academy of Sciences from 1984-1990. He was the staff director of the Subcommittee on Department [USDA] Operations, Research, and Foreign Agriculture of the House Committee on Agriculture (1981-1983). He worked as an agricultural and natural resources policy expert in the Council for Environmental Quality in the last 1.5 years of the Carter Administration. He began Benbrook Consulting Services (BCS) in 1990, and continues to carry out projects with a wide range of clients via BCS

    He coauthors an informative website Hygeia-Analytics.com.

    I reached out to Dr. Benbrook and received permission to reprint his letter in the hope that with more attention, including that from the scientific community, we can arrive at a reasonable solution to the county’s concerns. Here is Dr. Benbrook’s letter:…

    Tom McCoy
    Joe Dabulskis
    Sherman County Commissioners
    Lauren Hernandez
    Administrative Assistant
    Sherman County, Oregon
    Rod Asher
    Sherman Country Weed District Supervisor
    Moro, Oregon
    Alexis Taylor
    Oregon Department of Agriculture

    Dear Ms. Hernandez el al:

    I live in Wallowa County. I learned today of the recent, dramatic change in the Sherman County noxious weed control program and the plan to forcibly spray a 2,000-acre organic farm in the county.

    Over a long career, I have studied herbicide use and efficacy, public and private weed control efforts, the linkages between herbicide use and the emergence and spread of resistant weeds, and the public health and environmental impacts of herbicide use and other weed management strategies.

    I served for six years, along with fellow Oregonian Barry Bushue, past-president of the Oregon Farm Bureau, on the USDA’s AC 21 Agricultural Biotechnology Advisory Committee. Issues arising from herbicide use were a frequent topic of discussion during our Committee’s deliberations.

    I have published multiple scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals on glyphosate, its human health risks, and the impact of genetically engineered crops on overall herbicide use and the spread of resistant weeds. In a separate email, I will forward you copies of my published research relevant to the use of herbicides, and glyphosate in particular.

    The notion that Sherman County can eradicate noxious weeds by blanket herbicide spraying is deeply misguided. I cannot imagine a single, reputable university weed scientist in the State supporting the idea that an herbicide-based noxious weed eradication program would work (i.e., eradicate the target weeds) in Oregon, or any other state. To hear another opinion from one of the State’s most widely known and respected weed scientists, I urge the County to consult with Dr. Carol Mallory-Smith, Oregon State University.

    I also doubt any corporate official working for Monsanto, the manufacturer of glyphosate (Roundup), would agree or endorse the notion that any long-established weed in Sherman County, noxious or otherwise, could be eradicated via blanket spraying with Roundup, or for that matter any combination of herbicides.

    Before proceeding with any county-mandated herbicide use justified by the goal of eradication, I urge the County to seek concurrence from the herbicide manufacturer that they believe use of their product will likely eradicate your named, target, noxious weeds.

    Given that almost no one with experience in weed management believes that any long-established weed, noxious or otherwise, can be eradicated with herbicides, one wonders why the County has adopted such a draconian change in its noxious weed control program. I can think of two plausible motivations – a desire by companies and individuals involved in noxious weed control activities, via selling or applying herbicides, to increase business volume and profits; or, an effort to reduce or eliminate acreage in the Country that is certified organic.

    Weeds are classified as noxious when they prone to spread, are difficult to control, and pose a public health or economic threat to citizens, public lands, and/or farming and ranching operations. Ironically, by far the fastest growing and mostly economically damaging noxious weeds in the U.S. are both noxious and spreading because they have developed resistance to commonly applied herbicides, and especially glyphosate.

    There is near-universal agreement in the weed science community nationwide, and surely as well in the PNW, that over-reliance on glyphosate (Roundup) over the last two decades has created multiple, new noxious weeds posing serious economic, environmental, and public health threats.

    In fact, over 120 million acres of cultivated cropland in the U.S. is now infested with one or more glyphosate-resistant weed (for details, see http://cehn-healthykids.org/herbicid...sistant-weeds/.

    The majority of glyphosate-resistant weeds are in the Southeast and Midwest, where routine, year-after-year planting of Roundup Ready crops has led to heavy and continuous selection pressure on weed populations, pressure that over three-to-six years typically leads to the evolution of genetically resistant weed phenotypes, that can then take off, spreading across tens of millions of acres in just a few years.

    Ask any farmer in Georgia, or Iowa, or Arkansas whether they would call “noxious” the glyphosate-resistant kochia, Palmer amaranth, Johnson grass, marestail, or any of a dozen other glyphosate-resistant weeds in their fields.

    It is virtually certain that an herbicide-based attempt to eradicate noxious weeds in Sherman County would fail. It would also be extremely costly, and would pose hard-to-predict collateral damage on non-target plants from drift, and on human health and the environment. But even worse, it would also, almost certainly, accelerate the emergence and spread of a host of weeds resistant to the herbicides used in the program.

    This would, in turn, leave the county, and the county’s farmers with not just their existing suite of noxious weeds to deal with, but a new generation of them resistant to glyphosate, or whatever other herbicides are widely used.

    Sherman County’s proposal, while perhaps well meaning, will simply push the herbicide use-resistant weed treadmill into high gear. Just as farmers in other parts of the county have learned over the last 20 years, excessive reliance on glyphosate, or herbicides over-all, accomplishes only one thing reliably – it accelerates the emergence and spread of resistant weeds, requiring applications of more, and often more toxic herbicides, and so on before some one, or something breaks this vicious cycle.

    I urge you to take into account two other consequences if the County pursues this deeply flawed strategy. Certified organic food products grown and processed in Oregon, and distributed by Oregon-based companies like Azure and the Organically Grown Company, are highly regarded throughout the U.S. for exceptional quality, consistency, and value.

    Plus, export demand is growing rapidly across several Pacific Rim nations for high-value, certified organic foods and wine from Oregon. Triggering a high-profile fight over government-mandated herbicide spraying on certified organic fields in Sherman County will come as a shock to many people, who are under the impression that all Oregonians, farmers and consumers alike, are committed to a vibrant, growing, and profitable organic food industry.

    Does Sherman County really want to erode this halo benefiting the marketing of not just organic products, but all food and beverages from Oregon?

    Second, if Sherman County is serious about weed eradication, it will have to mandate widespread spraying countywide, and not just on organic farms, and not just for one year. The public reaction will be swift, strong, and build in ferocity. It will likely lead to civil actions of the sort that can trigger substantial, unforeseen costs and consequences. I am surely not the only citizen of the State that recalls the tragic events last year in Malheur County.

    Plus, I guarantee you that the County, the herbicide applicators, and the manufacturers of the herbicides applied, under force of law on organic or other farms, will face a torrent of litigation seeking compensatory damages for loss of reputation, health risks, and the loss of premium markets and prices.

    I have followed litigation of this sort for decades, and have served as an expert witness in several herbicide-related cases. While it is obviously premature to start contemplating the precise legal theories and statutes that will form the crux of future litigation, the County should develop a realistic estimate of the legal costs likely to arise in the wake of this strategy, if acted upon, so that the County Commissioners can alert the public upfront regarding how they will raise the funds needed to deal with the costs of near-inevitable litigation.

    —end of Dr. Benbrook’s letter—

    Yesterday, Sunday, I emailed the Sherman County government asking them whether they really intend to pursue this lunatic program. If and when I receive an answer, I’ll post it.

    I also emailed Azure Farms, asking why they believe there is no coverage of this issue in Oregon newspapers. If I get an answer, I’ll post that, too.

    Ordinarily, local papers will print a stories about contentious issues, however one-sided they may be. In this case, I find nothing.

    Is it possible the threat of herbicide spraying has been overstated? Why would Azure issue a release claiming the spraying is imminent if it weren’t true? Why would Azure risk getting into a wrangle with the County government if the threat weren’t real? Why isn’t there any mention of the spraying program on the Sherman County website? Does the County actually think they can keep their intentions under wraps?

    “I have a great idea. Let’s claim Azure Farms can’t control their weeds. Let’s come in and invade them with Roundup and other toxic chemicals. Let’s destroy their organic farm. We know the spraying won’t wipe out the weeds—it’ll make the situation worse. But who cares? Let’s open up ourselves to massive lawsuits. I’m sure Monsanto will give us some legal help. We can set a fantastic precedent. No organic farm is safe. No organic farmer has the right to protect his land from the government. Isn’t that a terrific idea?”
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    FORCED vaccines: New bill H.R. 1313 could demand you get a vaccination or lose your job
    Posted by: Dena Schmidt, staff writer in Vaccine Dangers May 15, 2017

    Quote (NaturalHealth365) Republican congresswoman Virginia Foxx has introduced new legislation with an intention of forcing employers to require all workers to submit to a mandatory vaccination program or risk losing their job. House Resolution bill H.R. 1313 is called the “Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act,” and its aim is to require employees to receive genetic screenings and mandatory vaccines – whether they like it or not. http://www.naturalhealth365.com/Amer...ions-1470.html
    The stated reason of forced or mandatory vaccines is “wellness” and disease prevention in the workplace. If workers refuse the vaccination, they could be subject to being refused employment, losing their jobs (for existing employees), higher health insurance premiums, being ostracized within the workplace and other penalties.
    Legislation opens door to mandatory vaccines without alternatives
    Instead of clarifying specific vaccines or treatments to be made mandatory, the legislation has open-ended language that paves the way for employers to be able to force workers to accept whatever they deem “important to wellness” in the workplace. Those in opposition to the legislation cite fears about mandatory vaccines imposed by the government or its agencies.
    While the legislation allows workers to petition for a “reasonable alternative standard” to the health measures established, the nebulous nature of the bill and its language leaves plenty of room for employers to choose the alternatives – or not allow alternatives at all to certain provisions like vaccination.
    The full text of H.R. 1313 can be read at Congress.gov by clicking this link. https://www.congress.gov/member/virginia-foxx/F000450
    While Republican congresswoman Virginia Foxx is the main sponsor of H.R. 1313, she is not the originator of the legislation. It is actually part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.
    Obamacare already threatens to assess penalties, surcharges and higher health insurance premiums to businesses and workers who refuse vaccinations – which the healthcare legislation refers to as “disease prevention.”
    The text of H.R. 1313 outlines how companies and employees who abide by the appointed “wellness guidelines” including compulsory vaccinations can save up to half on their insurance premiums. This means those who don’t comply will be paying double for refusing vaccination and other designated “health measures.”
    Speak up and oppose H.R. 1313 and the FORCED vaccination agenda
    The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) calls the H.R. 1313 bill a threat to both businesses and the people employed by them. Instead of allowing for free choice in health and wellness decisions, the legislation would attempt to implement a “carrot and stick” method for “strongly compelling” businesses and workers to accept the agendas of big pharma and its paid-off government officials.
    The National Vaccine Information Center is urging concerned citizens to contact their own representatives and senators to express their views about H.R. 1313. When doing so, please remember to express your opinions intelligently and respectfully – you are far more likely to be heard if you are firm but polite when explaining your point of view.
    Visit this NVIC link for guidance on how to contact your state’s representatives. https://nvicadvocacy.org/members/Home.aspx
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    Yet another documentary about the dangers of vaccines upcoming.

    This email from Alliance for Natural Health today:
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    These are just some of the common ingredients currently used in vaccines suggested for all children by the CDC:

    Formaldehyde (used in embalming fluid)

    Aluminum (a known neurotoxin)


    Monkey and chicken liver tissue

    Compounds used to disinfect medical-grade equipment

    No testing has ever been conducted to prove the safety of injecting the combination of these adjuvants into a living body.

    ANH-USA is one of the most vocal advocates in the fight for your right to make your own decisions about vaccinations. We alert members to bad vaccine bills, conduct independent research on vaccine ingredients, and are now producing an original documentary about the greed and corruption behind the dangerous HPV vaccine.
    HPV vaccines are touted as a cure for problems associated with cervical cancer, but the evidence tells a different story. Register for our newsletter and you are automatically registered for an early screening of our new documentary, Manufactured Crisis: HPV, Hype & Horror.
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    Following viral post, Sherman Co. won't spray chemicals on organic farm

    Quote MORO, Ore. -- A fight pitting organic against commercial farms in the Columbia River Gorge is gaining national attention.

    At the center of the fight is Azure Standard, a 2,000-acre wheat farm in Moro. CEO David Stelzer, posted a now-viral message on Azure’s Facebook page saying Sherman County officials would spray Azure Standard with chemicals. A move he said would kill the farm’s certified organic status.
    "It’s important that we're not poisoning our soils and certainly that we give people the choice," said Stelzer. "Because of our organic status, a certain amount of weeds end up going to seed or growing in our fields because we don't use toxic herbicides to kill them."
    Neighbors said the problem with that was those weeds have been traveling to their property.
    "It's gotten out of hand," said neighboring farmer Bryan Cranston.
    Cranston said he’s been patient as multiple noxious weeds have come onto his property from Azure. Now, he said, the weeds are threatening his livelihood.
    "I grow certified seed wheat and if it keeps going like it is, I'm going to lose my certification for my seed wheat."
    The plight drew hundreds to Sherman County Court Wednesday evening, which was held in a high school gym. Many wanted to see the county uphold an ordinance in place for weed violations like those leveled on Azure Standard. An ordinance that would allow for weeds to be chemically treated.

    "It does say that the county has the right to [spray]," said Sherman County Commissioner, Joe Dabulskis. "Do we want to? No. Do we plan to? No."
    Instead, Dabulskis said they're going to give Azure Standard another chance. He said they've worked on a plan with Azure to get rid of the weeds organically and will have the state review it and seek expert advice from Oregon State University.

    "Nobody here cares if there's weeds on Azure farm," said Dabulskis. "Just don't let them blow across to the road onto the neighbors."

    Stelzer said he's grateful to avoid the chemicals.

    "It's going to take three years after that to re-certify organic," said Stelzer. "By that time, all my markets are gone."

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    May 30, 2017
    By Dr. Mercola

    Quote Story at-a-glance

    Measles outbreak in Minnesota is being blamed on the largely unvaccinated Somali community. Of the 51 documented cases, 47 were unvaccinated; 46 were Somali
    Only 42 percent of the Somali population in Minnesota received the MMR vaccine in 2014. Many Somalis have rejected the MMR vaccine suspecting the community’s higher than average autism rate is related to vaccine damage
    Boston Herald’s report on the measles outbreak concluded with a statement calling for those spreading “lies” about vaccines causing autism to be hanged
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    By Dr. Mercola

    The vaccine industry, public health organizations and many media outlets parroting the pre-established talking points insist that the science on vaccines is settled: Vaccines are safe and the childhood vaccination schedule is scientifically sound. End of story. According to some, the matter is so settled that anyone questioning the data or pointing out inconsistencies and/or research showing harm should be executed as punishment for “lying.”

    This despicable call for violence came from editorial staff at the Boston Herald. The whole nasty mess started with a measles outbreak in Minnesota, the blame for which has been placed on a large Somali community where vaccination rates have declined in recent years due to parents’ concerns about vaccine safety.

    Measles Outbreak Blamed on Unvaccinated Somalis
    According to reports, of the 51 documented measles cases in Minnesota, 47 were unvaccinated; 46 were Somali. In all, only 42 percent of the Somali population in Minnesota received the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine in 2014, down from 87 percent in 2005 and 2006.

    The reason for the decline in MMR vaccination is easy enough to understand. Research has demonstrated that Americans of Somali descent have nearly double the rate of autism than the general public, and personal experiences with their children’s health deteriorating after vaccination have raised serious questions and suspicions in the Somali community that the MMR vaccine might play a role. As reported by Inquisitr:1

    “In 2013, a report from the University of Minnesota estimated that about [1] in 32 Somali children ages [7] through [9] … had been diagnosed with autism in 2010 …

    The lack of vaccination in the Somali community in Minnesota led to a report in [The] Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.2 That paper indicated that most parents in the Somali community refused vaccines because they believed that vaccines caused autism.

    When asked why they felt that vaccines cause autism, every single one of the parents reported that they feel that vaccines cause autism ‘because they knew a child who received the MMR vaccine and then got autism.’ One-fifth of the Somali Minnesotan parents had researched the topic themselves ‘and believed that science supports the connection’ between autism and vaccines.”

    Boston Herald Takes Cyberbullying to a Whole New Level
    In what has been called a “scalding anti-anti-vax op-ed,”3 the Boston Herald’s May 8 report on the Minnesota measles outbreak concluded with the following statement:4

    “These are the facts: Vaccines don’t cause autism. Measles can kill. And lying to vulnerable people about the health and safety of their children ought to be a hanging offense.”

    This obnoxious paragraph led to hundreds of angry comments, at least one of which pointed out the hanging threat was an open violation of Massachusetts’ 2014 law against cyberbullying.5,6 Others rightfully suggested that if lying to the public about health was a hanging offense, then many high-ranking health officials, researchers and drug manufacturers would earn a place at the front of the line.7

    As extreme as the Boston Herald’s comment is, it’s not the first time mandatory vaccination proponents have made callous calls for violent action against those questioning vaccine safety. As noted by The Vaccine Reaction, published by the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC):8

    “In March … Scientific American published an article by Peter Hotez, M.D,. of Texas Children’s Hospital, also inciting violence against people who do not agree with current government vaccine policies. Dr. Hotez stated: ‘An American antivaccine movement is building and we need to take steps now to snuff it out.’

    In 2015, USA Today published a column by Alex Berezow advocating that ‘anti-vax’ parents should be imprisoned. At the time, that seemed to be a draconian proposal, but certainly less so compared to today’s calls for execution.”

    Claims of Coincidence No Longer Hold Water
    Vaccine injuries are becoming like cancer — the prevalence is so high, most people know someone who has suffered a serious side effect from a vaccine. And, as vaccine injuries multiply, claims of "coincidence" are getting increasingly harder to swallow.

    This is precisely what we’re seeing among Minnesota’s Somali community, where many now reject the MMR vaccine based on the community’s firsthand experiences. Another example is Mississippi. It has one of the highest vaccination rates in the U.S. It also has one of the highest autism rates.9 Another coincidence?

    In the absence of firm proof either way, many parents call for the legal right to make voluntary decisions about which vaccines their child should receive and if or when they should be given. Indeed, being able to exercise informed consent to medical risk-taking, including making voluntary decisions about vaccination, is one of the most basic human rights we have.

    The numbers of children suffering with chronic illness and disability, including autism spectrum disorders, are increasing. Of this there is no doubt. The numbers of children and adults who have experienced serious vaccine reactions are also increasing. Of this there is no doubt either.

    Boston Herald, Retract Your Hate Speech
    To simply turn a blind eye to these phenomena would be foolish in the extreme. Threatening violence in an effort to scare people away from looking at the possible links, if anything, should be deemed a criminal offense. Barbara Loe Fisher, president and co-founder of the NVIC, has warned for many years:

    “If the State can tag, track down and force individuals to be injected with biologicals of known and unknown toxicity today, then there will be no limit on which individual freedoms the state can take away in the name of the greater good tomorrow.”

    Considering we’re now seeing rhetoric calling for the killing of anyone advocating for safer vaccines, more humane vaccine policies and informed consent protections, it seems reasonable to say we’ve entered some very frightening territory. If leading news outlets are allowed to call for lethal action against people accused of “lying” about vaccines when they are more likely simply reporting facts and raising concerns that contradict the official rhetoric, then what comes next?

    Most states don’t even allow capital punishment for mass murderers, yet Boston Herald editors want to hang people for bringing up the possibility that vaccines might do harm?! I join neurodevelopment disorder researcher James Lyons-Weiler,10 author of “The Environmental and Genetic Causes of Autism,” in calling for the Herald to retract the editorial and issue an apology for its inflammatory comments. This kind of hate speech cannot be tolerated.

    Fact on Legal Record: Vaccines Are Unavoidably Unsafe
    In 1986, Congress passed the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, a law that includes provisions shielding vaccine manufacturers and doctors from liability when a vaccine causes a permanent disability or death.11

    The reason drug makers and doctors were granted wholesale immunity against liability was because Congress and the Supreme Court concluded that government licensed vaccines are “unavoidably unsafe,”12 and vaccine makers therefore should not be held liable for vaccine injuries and deaths resulting from government mandated vaccines.

    Remember that Supreme Court ruling whenever drug industry bobbleheads insist that the science is settled and vaccines are “safe.” Government licensed vaccines have been declared unavoidably unsafe, and that’s a matter of legal record.13,14 More importantly, the science is still wide-open with regard to whether or not vaccines cause autism.

    Recent Research Reopens Vaccine-Autism Question
    A paper15 published in the peer-reviewed, open-access Journal of Translational Science on April 24, 2017, is a cross-sectional study of 6- to 12-year-olds exploring the association between preterm birth, vaccination and neurodevelopmental disorders, using data from both vaccinated and unvaccinated populations.

    Preemies receive the same vaccines and number of doses recommended by the federal childhood vaccination schedule as full-term babies, and on the same time schedule, and the impact of vaccines on preemies has never been evaluated. Premature birth is a well-known risk factor for neurodevelopmental problems. However, here they found that when premature infants were not vaccinated, the association between preterm birth and neurodevelopmental disorders was nonexistent. They also found that:

    Term birth with vaccination was associated with a 2.7-fold increase in the odds of neurodevelopmental disorders compared to unvaccinated full-term babies
    Preterm birth with vaccination was associated with a 5.4-fold increase in the odds of neurodevelopmental disorders compared to the odds of neurodevelopmental disorders given term birth and vaccination
    Preterm birth with vaccination was associated with a 12.3-fold increased odds of neurodevelopmental disorders compared to preterm birth without vaccination
    So, is the science truly settled when one of the first studies of its kind — one that actually compares vaccinated versus unvaccinated populations — finds vaccination increases a child’s odds of a neurodevelopmental disorder such as autism by 270 percent?

    I’m not saying “vaccines cause autism.” I’m saying it’s unscientific to say “vaccines don’t cause autism.” Overwhelmingly, the evidence tells us that scientists still do not know for sure either way — which is why we so desperately need more and better quality research. In the meantime, death threats for reporting on and investigating these controversies are what really needs to be “snuffed out.”

    More Research Questioning Vaccine Efficacy
    I recently interviewed Neil Miller, medical research journalist, on his outstanding book “Miller’s Review of Critical Vaccine Studies: 400 Important Scientific Papers Summarized for Parents and Researchers.” His book has two studies that he personally published that document serious concerns about vaccines.

    Our fascinating interview will be posted later this year but in the meantime, I wanted to share the highlights of the interview by mentioning the two studies Miller published.

    The U.S. requires infants to receive 26 vaccine doses, the most in the world, yet 33 nations have better infant mortality rates. His first study, published in 2011,16 analyzed the vaccination schedules of 34 developed nations and found a significant correlation between infant mortality rates and the number of vaccine doses infants receive.

    Nations that require the most vaccines tend to have the worst infant mortality rates. The study found that developed nations that require the least number of infant vaccines tend to have the best infant mortality rates.

    His second study, published in 2012,17 analyzed 38,801 reports in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) of infants who had adverse events after receiving vaccinations. Infants who received the most vaccines concurrently were significantly more likely to be hospitalized or die, compared to infants who received fewer vaccines concurrently.

    This study was designed to determine: a) whether infants who receive several vaccines simultaneously rather than fewer are more likely to be hospitalized or die, and b) whether younger infants are more likely than older infants to be hospitalized or die after receiving vaccines.

    Not Knowing Whether Vaccines Cause Autism Is Not the Same as Being Sure They Don’t
    In 2013, a physician committee at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), National Academy of Sciences, concluded that the current federally recommended childhood vaccine schedule for infants and children from birth to age 6 had not been adequately studied for safety,18 and that studies are needed to examine the:

    Long-term cumulative effects of vaccines
    Timing of vaccination in relation to the age and health of the child
    Effects of the total load or number of vaccines given at one time
    Effect of vaccine ingredients in relation to health outcomes
    Biological mechanisms of vaccine-associated injury
    More specifically, the IOM committee concluded there was insufficient scientific evidence to determine whether or not the numbers of doses and timing of federally recommended vaccines children receive in the first six years of life are associated with the development of chronic brain and immune system disorders that affect a child’s intellectual development, learning, attention, communication and behavior, such as ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities and autism.

    There’s Not Enough Evidence to Confirm or Deny Causation
    Before that, the IOM’s vaccine safety review, “Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality,”19 published in 2011, which looked at eight specific vaccines, including the MMR, concluded there was insufficient evidence to either confirm or deny causation for most reported poor health outcomes — including autism — following receipt of these vaccines.

    In other words, based on the scientific evidence, WE DO NOT KNOW whether vaccines cause autism. So again, when one-size-fits-all vaccine proponents claim to know the score and that “vaccines don’t cause autism,” they’re not telling the whole truth. Should they hang by the neck for that? Importantly, the IOM’s 2011 report also highlighted the fact that:

    Some people are more vulnerable to suffering vaccine reactions and injury for biological, genetic and environmental reasons
    In most cases physicians do not know what those individual susceptibilities are
    It’s virtually impossible to predict ahead of time who will be harmed by vaccination
    First Do No Harm
    What this tells us is that we need to apply the precautionary principle of “first do no harm.” Insisting on a one-size-fits-all vaccine schedule guarantees that a certain number of people will be harmed, although we do not know exactly who or how many, since we still don’t know exactly why and to what extent some people are more susceptible to vaccine damage than others.

    The issue of vaccine safety is truly one of epic proportions, because the side effects, when they occur, are typically lifelong or lethal. We cannot afford to abandon the conversation about vaccine safety out of fear of harassment (or the threat of hanging), because the issue of forced vaccinations is cropping up everywhere you turn these days.

    For example, a recent bill before the Texas House of Representatives to reform the state's foster care system included a sneaky provision requiring foster children to get prompt medical exams.20

    Suspecting the provision had the aim of forcing vaccinations, retired medical consultant Bill Zedler, R-District 96, introduced an amendment to prevent doctors from vaccinating foster children during these legally required medical exams, upholding parents’ rights to make vaccination decisions.

    Public Health Measures to Prevent Disease Must Include Safeguards for All
    We must continue pushing for greater safety for all children and adults, not just for those lucky enough to be free of individual susceptibility to vaccine damage. Human sacrifice is no longer a permissible religious practice. Why should it be permissible in medical practice? As noted in The Vaccine Reaction:21

    “[E]ach of us has the basic human right to be informed about any medical intervention a doctor proposes to perform on us or our minor children, and we have the right to consent or not to consent to that intervention … According to Barbara Loe Fisher … informed consent is an ‘overarching ethical principle in the practice of medicine for which vaccination should be no exception’ …

    ‘We maintain this is a responsible and ethically justifiable position to take in light of the fact that vaccination is a medical intervention performed on a healthy person that has the inherent ability to result in the injury or death of that healthy person.’”
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    Millennials Are Vaccine Brain-Damaged – We Can Help…

    (red lettering my emphasis)
    Quote History Tells It All…

    by Elissa Meininger – Health Policy Analyst

    Very early in life I realized the value of studying the history of things. In the 1980s, when I was so ill with mercury poisoning, mostly from my dental fillings on top of earlier vaccine injury, fate introduced me to Harris Coulter, PhD, who is considered one of the great historians specializing in the evolution of Western medicine from ancient times to the present day. I am blessed with having known him and I want to bring the work he has done related to the dangers of vaccinations to a new audience.

    Harris Coulter, PhD
    Dr. Coulter is considered a major expert on the subject of vaccines having written three books on the subject. He co-wrote, with Barbara Loe Fisher, DPT – A Shot in the Dark. This book was the first book published about the problems with vaccines and was published prior to the passage of National Childhood Vaccination Compensation Law in 1986. The vaccine court that was created by the law was supposed to compensate victims of vaccine damage and let the drug industry off the hook.

    A point to ponder, when DPT A Shot in the Dark was published in 1985, on the eve of the passage of the National Childhood Vaccination Compensation Law, Dr. Coulter and Fisher estimated that at least 1000 babies died and 12,000 were damaged per year just by the DPT (diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus) shot.

    Fisher went on to found the National Vaccine Information Center which is the principle consumer watchdog group regarding the dangers of vaccines. According to her now:

    The $3.6 billion dollars in federal vaccine injury compensation that has been awarded to more than 5,000 vaccine victims since 1988 doesn’t begin to pay for the damage done, not when two out of three claims are denied, 50 and not when drug companies have no incentive to make vaccines less harmful because all Americans are legally required to purchase and use their liability free vaccine products.

    Every promise that Congress made to parents in 1986 was a lie. And 30 years is long enough for parents to wait for that failed experiment in tort reform to work.

    Meanwhile, Dr. Coulter testified at various hearings in Washington since then and he was also the one who made the connection that it was the Thimerisol (mercury) in the vaccines that was the cause of autism.

    In 1990, Dr. Coulter published his book, Vaccination Social Violence and Criminality – The Medical Assault on the American Brain. The great thing about studying the history of something is that history is clear cut. Either it happened or it didn’t and usually the stuff you find out is a matter of public record not as likely to be altered in later publications for political purposes as we have found is the case with current corrupt scientific studies about vaccines. Better yet, with the distance of time, one can see patterns emerge that give clarity to events, which, at the time, made no sense.

    With President Trump’s directive to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., to get to the bottom of all the vaccine science corruption, Dr. Coulter’s work in this particular book is critically important because it traces the decline in brain function (like IQ, ability to study, make reasoned decisions and take aptitude tests) of several generations of children thanks to the damage done by America’s ever-growing vaccine schedule. It also traces the dramatic rise in the crime rate during the same period of time. These trends are alarming, particularly because this book came out before so many vaccines were added to the schedule in the 1990s and beyond.

    In the simplest terms, by tracing trends in crime, behavior and intellectual performance, Dr. Coulter provides a frightening future for American civilization if all our vaccination policy is doing is creating more and more dysfunctional people.

    An Overview Of Escalating Mental Disorders…

    Back in the 1980s, the American Psychiatric Association, in its official guide to mental illnesses in the US, devoted 70 pages to “Disorders Usually First Evident in Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence”. Dr. Coulter pointed out that in an earlier edition published in 1968, only had 3 1/2 pages and the first edition, published in 1952, did not mention them at all.

    Encephalitis is the culprit…

    On page xiv, Dr. Coulter stated:

    The following pages show that “developmental disabilities” are nearly always generated by encephalitis. And the primary cause of encephalitis in the United States and other industrialized countries is the childhood vaccination program.

    To be specific, a large portion of the millions of U.S. children and adults suffering from autism, seizures, mental retardation, hyperactivity, dyslexia, and other shoots and branches of the hydra-headed entity called “developmental disabilities,” owe their disorders to one or another of the vaccines against childhood diseases.

    The so-called “sociopathic personality,” which is at the root of the enormous increase in crime of the past two decades, is also largely rooted in vaccine damage.

    Thus the nation’s vaccination program has served to undermine the American school system–which is in collapse through inability to cope with the one-fifth or one-quarter of students who will never be able either to read or to perform simple arithmetical calculations.

    And it has contributed to the wave of violent crime which is turning our cities into jungles where the strong and the vicious prey upon the weak and unprotected.

    The effects of vaccination have altered the very tone and atmosphere of modern society. Because the changes are so insidious and widespread, and because we lack perspective, they have been largely overlooked. It is not easy to discern the outlines of the incubus which the vaccination program as loosed upon us.

    Every day this program continues, hundreds of normal healthy babies are turned into defective goods: mentally retarded, blind, deaf, autistic, epileptic, learning-disabled, emotionally unstable, future juvenile delinquents, and career criminals.

    Why Johnny Can’t Read Or Do Much Else, Either…

    Dr. Coulter reported that, in 1963, the U.S. Health Service listed nearly 100 signs and symptoms associated with hyperactivity and changed the name to “minimal brain dysfunction.” It is also called “minimum brain damage.” (MBD) By the 1970s, minimal brain damage was a major challenge to the American school system, as well as the most common diagnosis at child guidance clinics and the most time consuming problem to child psychiatry as well.

    By the time 1984 rolled around, 13% of the children in some school districts were in special education classes, a figure that some believed were significantly under detected.

    Minimally Brain Damaged children also have a high incidence of seizure disorders: epilepsy, tics, tremors, choreiform (twisting) movements, facial grimaces, infantile spasms, and others. Those with minimal MBD are disproportionately left-handed or ambidextrous also known as “poorly defined unilateral dominance”. A 1987 Washington Post-ABC News poll found that 16 percent of Americans under 30 were left handed or ambidextrous while only 12 percent of people over 60 were. Another poll found that 13 percent of 20 year olds were left handed compared to 5 percent of those over 50.

    Dr. Coulter noted that since 1945, an epidemic of vaccine-induced sub-clinical encephalitis actually generated a disproportionate incidence of left-handedness and ambidexterity in the under-forty or under-thirty age groups.

    Among the other characteristics of dyslexia include the inability to perform arithmetic or spell words. Some dyslexics are unable to write cursively and can only print. Delayed speech and other language issues are also common along with memory issues including inability to retain certain kinds of information.

    Tracking of IQ test scores and Scholastic Aptitude Tests have seen a steady decline as well. SAT verbal scores dropped from 478 in 1963 to 424 in 1980 while math scores went from 502 to 466. By the time Dr. Coulter published this book in 1990, these scores were the lowest they’d been in the 66 year history of the tests. It’s important to note the IQ test scores have become easier so this decline is even more alarming. Similar declines were found in the American College Testing (ACT) Program.

    Just so you know, in 1977, a Blue Ribbon Panel was convened in an effort to figure out why IQs were dropping so rapidly. They examined 79 hypotheses none of which panned out.

    Because vaccinations are such a sacred cow, no one discussed the possibility that all this mental decline was a sign of vaccine damage. Now, 40 years later, doctors and scientists who question virtues of vaccines are automatically condemned.

    Violent Crime And General Criminal Behavior On The Rise…

    With the assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963, Dr. Coulter pointed out this was the beginning of a more violent America. A point to note, Oswald was both a dyslexic and otherwise neurologically defective.

    The murder rate doubled between 1960 and 1980 from four to eight per 100,000. The largest increase occurred between 1960 and 1970 and by 1990, murder was the leading cause of death for black males aged 15 to 34. Assaults were estimated to be more than 100 per each case of murder or as much as 2,500,000. The total actually reported in 1980, for people over the age of 12 was 1,600,000.

    FBI statistics showed a fifty percent increase in crimes of all categories.

    Dr. Coulter pointed out (p.254):

    The pertussis vaccination program was only sporadic in the 1920s and 1930s, becoming widespread during and after World War II. The appearance of autism and learning disabilities reflects the concomitant growth of this vaccination program.

    Autism is diagnosed in the first years of life; so vaccinations yielded the first autistics in the early 1940s. Learning disabilities emerged eight or ten years later, when the children of this same generation were seen to have chronic difficulties in school. The learning-disabled children of the early 1950s were the brothers and sisters of the autistics of the early 1940s.

    But these children, of course, kept growing into adolescence and adulthood. The generation born in 1945, and thus exposed for the first time to widespread vaccination, came of age in 1963.

    Brain Damage Behavior That First Showed Up In The Radical 1960s..

    (P.254) Any analysis of the 1960s radicalism at once discloses the themes which have already figured in our discussion of the sociopaths, post-encephalitic syndrome. For example, “Roots of Radicalism”, by Stanley Rothman and S. Robert Lichter, touches upon: ego weakness, feelings of worthlessness, childish egotism, impulsive violence, impatience, narcissism, the need to be in control. megalomania, alienation, lack of meaning, rage, paranoia, ambivalent hostility to authority, unfocussed aggression, the search for experience and sensation, inability to form intimate relations combined with sexual licentiousness, anxiety, depression, pyromania (“Burn, baby burn!!), sociopathy, alcoholism, and drug abuse.

    Explaining The Vaccine Crisis In Ordinary People Terms…

    Dr. Coulter, in the role of statistician, collected an array of data, only some of which I have provided here, which shows just how destructive vaccinations can be in destroying the ability for someone to function normally.

    Just so you know, it was only after I read this book years ago that I realized that my various learning difficulties had a name…..dyslexia. As a first grader, my parents were told I was retarded but, since I was basically very alert, my parents didn’t buy that diagnosis and did a wonderful job of raising me with a very enriched and ego-supported childhood all the while I was suffering my way through public school. No one had any idea that my left handedness (also ambidextrous skills), my inability to write legibly, my inability to do arithmetic, my memory problems, and my inability to read with any proficiency were all clues to a pattern of brain damage.

    The prep school I was sent to in the 8th grade was an unique place because they thought all children had special needs and in that way, the faculty had no difficulty shoring up my weaknesses at the same time encouraging my strengths to soar. I had no difficulty getting into several excellent colleges. It wasn’t until a year or so ago, I took what is called the ANAM test that I was reminded I am one the millions of walking wounded, robbed of a fully-functioning brain and not counted in any statistic.

    The ANAM test, developed here in Oklahoma to test brain function, was available to me when I was helping out at the Patriot Clinics project I wrote about in an earlier article. The clinic specialized in healing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). TBI is not just a whack in the head or a sudden change in air pressure, it can also be caused by toxicities of all kinds. The test is a computerized test where you look at a screen on the PC, then go to the next screen and answer questions related to the contents of the previous screen. I FLUNKED royally as did a surprising number of others who were volunteering at the clinic. I was consistently unable to recall most of what was on that earlier screen.

    What piqued my interest in re-reading Dr. Coulter’s book was the knowledge that when a person has PTSD or TBI, they can be helped through hyperbaric oxygen treatments and various detox methods. As a victim of major mercury poisoning, thanks to my dental amalgam fillings, I also know that detox is possible and over time, one can potentially clean up the whole mess. Also, mostly unstudied by scientists, academics or statisticians, are the millions of us in the health freedom movement who have been living out our lives trying everything we can find at the health food store to help us sharpen our brain power. We are people with Minimal Brain Damage only nobody bothered to tell us we had it.

    Also in our great debate over the issue of vaccines and autism, we are ignoring millions of others in the health freedom movement who have other diagnoses, or no disease name at all, for their ailments, that should also be included in the vaccine victims list.

    And, just so you know, current tracking of children with Minimal Brain Damage who end up in special education and who have low impulse control often end up in the juvenile justice system because society simply isn’t equipped to really help them.


    Bovine cow serum: Extracted from cow skin. When injected causes connective tissue disorders, arthritis and lupus; also shortness of breath, low blood pressure, chest pain and skin reactions.
    Sorbitol: Synthetic sweetener [that] aggravates IBS and gastrointestinal issues.
    Gelatin: … from the collagen inside animals’ skin and bones. Injecting gelatin poses the risk of infection from synthetic growth hormones and [mad cow disease].
    Sodium chloride: Raises blood pressure and inhibits muscle contraction and growth.
    Egg protein: … May contain growth hormones, antibiotics, and salmonella bacteria.
    Thimerosal: A neurotoxic mercury which causes autism …
    Human albumin: The protein portion of blood from pooled human venous plasma; when injected causes fever, chills, hives, rash, headache, nausea, breathing difficulty, and rapid heart rate. … [And] can result in a loss of body cell mass and cause immunodeficiency virus infection, or contain SV40, AIDS, cancer or Hepatitis B from drug addicts.
    Formaldehyde: Highly carcinogenic fluid used to embalm corpses. Ranked one of the most hazardous compounds to human health; can cause liver damage, gastrointestinal issues, reproductive deformation, respiratory distress and cancer.
    Phenoxyethanol: A glycol ether/chemical; highly toxic to the nervous system, kidneys, and liver. The FDA warns “can cause shut down of the central nervous system (CNS) …
    Aluminum phosphate: Greatly increases toxicity of mercury…
    MSG (monosodium glutamate): When injected becomes a neurotoxin, causing CNS disorders and brain damage…
    And that’s just a partial list……For a more thorough list and discussion click here.

    Why Are Millenials So Different From The Rest Of Us?

    Much of the behavior of the Millenials who are now in college demanding safe spaces and claiming ideas they don’t like upset them, or chanting in the streets that Black Lives Matter to re-assert segregationist sentiments, has never been seen before.

    Even more puzzling is the array of sexual “choices” the Millenials believe they have, from moment to moment. The demand for transgender bathrooms, for example, is an issue which was not even on the minds of most Americans just a few years ago.

    Then there is the undergraduate doctoral student at the University of Arizona who identifies sexually as a hippopotamus and is teaching all about it. Does this seem like normal behavior to you????

    This video provides some basic information about the 71 gender choices in the transgender community. (Hey, I didn’t make this up. That’s what Facebook says.) Promotion of a drag queen lifestyle is now targeting children in public libraries. And, then there was the male PTA president who dressed up in a see-through dress and danced provocatively in front of a school full of grammar school children.

    Feminism, which used to be about voting rights and equal pay, is now about denying basic mothering functions and hate-filled speeches in public places.

    Colleges are now stuck with students making demands to silence anything they don’t like to think about. The Evergreen College uprising aftermath is particularly illustrative. Social Justice Warriors, who manage to debut endless social issues for the purpose of creating chaos, seems to be widespread. Meanwhile, the general information that high school and college students should be learning seems to be missing.

    And let’s not forget the extreme emotional behavior over the election of Donald Trump. How does one make sense with this behavior. So what you may not like the guy.

    Just as we saw radical behavior pop up out of nowhere in the 1960s, which Dr. Coulter showed was related to the vaccine program started in 1945, we now see the results of the dramatic rise in downright bizarre behavior 20 years after the boatload of new mandatory vaccines added in the 1990s.

    Right now, our children are being subjected to 69 shots before they are 18 with more on the way…

    Keeping in mind that your brain is a very complex mechanism, you can certainly see that if any part of it ended up damaged by a vaccine, all kinds of problems can occur. Here is a detailed booklet you can download to show you how your brain works so you can see how easy it would be to get messed up from the fallout from vaccinations.

    Since Dr. Coulter is no longer with us, here are Barbara Loe Fisher’s current thoughts on the matter:

    Barbara Loe Fisher
    We want government officials to explain to us why our country, which spends the most on health care 19 20 and has one of the highest child vaccination rates in the world, 21 is crippled by a chronic disease and disability epidemic that costs more than two trillion dollars a year 22 and has created the sickest child and young adult population in America’s history:

    1 child in 6 learning disabled; 23
    1 in 9 with asthma; 24
    1 in 10 diagnosed with a mental disorder; 25
    1 in 13 severely allergic to food; 26
    1 in 20 epileptic; 27
    1 in 50 developing autism; 28
    1 in 400 with diabetes 29
    and millions more struggling with other kinds of brain and immune system damage marked by chronic inflammation in the body.

    There is no price tag high enough to put on the costs that will bankrupt our nation as these children grow up and many face a lifetime of health care and housing needs. 30

    What kind of jobs will they hold? Where are they going to live? What happens when their parents die? 31

    We will not be silent as the biological integrity of another generation of children is destroyed in this bitter harvest that can only continue if we allow it to continue.

    She raises the stakes to include an area of other medical issues she now believes are vaccine-related as well. She is not alone in this belief and Dr. Coulter would certainly approve of her public statement on the issue.

    These are legitimate scientific and ethical questions that should not be ridiculed by government, medical organizations and members of the mainstream media demonizing a growing number of people who are wondering why they either have a child, or know a child, who was born healthy and then suddenly regressed physically, mentally and emotionally and joined the ranks of the walking wounded. The people do not understand why government refuses to fund or conduct methodologically sound scientific studies to find out why the bodies of so many highly vaccinated children and adults are on fire, riddled with chronic inflammation that is common to most brain and immune system dysfunction 77 78 79doctors diagnose as:

    ADHD; 80 81 82
    epilepsy; 83
    allergies; 84
    autism; 85 86 87 88
    inflammatory bowel, 89 90 thyroid 91 and metabolic disease; 92
    rheumatoid arthritis; 93
    obesity; 94
    cancer; 95 96 97
    schizophrenia, 98 99 and
    depression 100
    Getting Real About Cleaning Up This Mess…

    Folks, the subject of vaccinations has long been a sacred cow. Any discussion of it in the media is completely verboten. Medical schools do not teach doctors about vaccines , doctors are afraid to step forward to tell the truth, in research labs where scientists are afraid to suggest something is wrong and parents are bullied by schools when they say “no” to vaccinating their children.

    Cleaning up this mess will take massive public action. We need to thank President Trump for asking Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., to get to the bottom of the corruption at the CDC and Kennedy’s website is now posting important discussions about all aspects of the vaccine issue, no holds barred!

    As a nation, we need to push for the following:

    Conduct official studies on totally unvaccinated children. We are confident that the results will show unvaccinated children are healthier. Congress has been talking about such studies for several years so we need to let our public servants know, these studies MUST be done ASAP.

    Check out other ways of dealing with infectious diseases such as homeopathy, which is now very successful in Cuba. Tedd Koren, DC., has just joined our team of writers here at the Bolen Report, so be sure to read his stuff. As a chiropractor and a longtime anti-vaxxer, he can provide a perspective that needs to be part of the conversation. Chiropractors don’t believe in the germ theory and neither to homeopaths. Dr. Koren and Dr. Coulter were colleagues and you can read a great discussion between them about why Dr. Coulter wrote Vaccination, Social Violence and Criminality. You can download a copy of the book here.

    You can also get a copy of Dr. Coulter’s Divided Legacy Volume 4: Twentieth Century Medicine – The Bacterial Era… This book gives lavishly footnoted details on the major debates about infectious disease which are the foundation not only of allopathy but also of homeopathy, osteopathy, naturopathy, and chiropractic. It covers the whole history of the fights in the 1800s in the development of vaccines even though homeopathy was known to be superior even then.

    We live in a whole new 21st Century world, folks. As Dr. Koren said, vaccines are an obsolete 18th Century science that is based on ideas only allopaths believe. The future of medicine lies in the direction that Cambridge biologist, Rupert Sheldrake, is talking about in his book, Science Set Free.

    The bottom line here, folks, is that with the advent of quantum physics, a non-material science, Dr. Sheldrake says:

    Contemporary science is based on the claim that all reality is material or physical. There is no reality but material reality. Consciousness is a by-product of the physical activity of the brain. Matter is unconscious. Evolution is purposeless. God exists only as an idea in human minds, and hence in human heads.

    These beliefs are powerful, not because most scientists think about them critically but because they don’t. the facts of science are real enough; so are the techniques that scientists use, and the technologies based on them. But the belief system that governs conventional scientific thinking is an act of faith, grounded in a nineteenth-century ideology.



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