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Joined Mar 14, '04 - from 'California, USA'. herring_RN is a retired registered nurse. She has '>40 years' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Critical care, tele, Medical-Surgical'. Posts: 16,223 (72% Liked) Likes: 31,039

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    Tweety and Joe NightingMale like this.

    Have a good dayv at work Tweety! I'm up early to do the AIDS Walk LA. It should be fun. USS Angeles - 5565 - AIDS Walk Los Angeles

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    Joe NightingMale likes this.

    Good morning Tweety, Joe, Steoster, ad anyone who comes here later.
    I'll be hurrying to shower and go volunteer soon. Cat is in my lap.

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    I was once in a Saturday afternoon monthly book club. Not "Drunk Book Club". It was "Pig Out Book Club".
    As we discussed our book chips and dip, crudites and dip, and all manner of sweets were being eaten with cans of diet and sugared soda.
    After three hours of this we went out to eat!
    Some spend many hours constantly eating!

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    dianah, Farawyn, BCgradnurse, and 1 other like this.

    Ted and BCgradnurse: Have a wonderful time in Italy!
    I hope you feel well.

    Tweety: I'm glad you take care of yourself.

    I'm not nearly as strong as I once was. My endurance for high intensity is less, but for milder activities like walking or the "Silver Sneakers" classes I'm good.
    So like yesterday I did the 45 minute mostly high intensity "Booty Blast" class and then "Silver Sneakers" I barely did the first and then enjoyed an additional hour of less intense exercise.
    I can't run for long, but can slow doen to a 3.5 MPH walk and go for hours.
    SO, I plan to enjoys the AIDS walk Sunday morning. Thanks to my sisters and one sister's putting it on her Face book page I exceeded my donation goal! I'll be wearing a tee shirt from my Star trek club and Star Trek socks.

    Ted: I so admire the work CMS nurses do. One of my RN heroes is Rufus Arther RN. I met him when he worked for our state DHS. Now he is a CMS director.
    A few years ago he responded to a complaint nurses made about their recalled IV pumps being used for PCA. They were told to use them even though the rubber compressing tubing sometimes allowed free flow. After it happened to one patient, who was saved by intubation and Naloxone an RN was disciplined for refusing to use another of that pump. He came in fast and cited the hospital. The next day the DOM resigned.
    I think many lives have been saved by Mr. Arther enforcing regulations at many facilities.

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    Ted, Tweety, StNeotser, and 3 others like this.

    Oh Ted. What a time for you and your family. I prayed for you all.
    Hopefully you will have time together.

    I'm so glad to be feeling OK. I have some volunteering Saturday and the AIDS Walk Sunday. i think I'll be up to having fun. I'm not used to getting upn early anymore.

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    My favorite initiative, Prop 216 in 1996, didn't pass. It did educate the public about safe staffing.
    We did it in our state.

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    macawake, elkpark, BCgradnurse, and 1 other like this.

    James O’Keefe sentenced in Sen. Mary Landrieu break-in
    05/26/10Conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe was sentenced to three years of probation, 100 hours of community service and a $1,500 fine after he pleaded guilty on Wednesday to misdemeanor charges stemming from his involvement in a break-in at Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-La.) office.

    In January, O’Keefe and three others were arrested by federal authorities at Landrieu’s office on allegations of phone-tampering...
    ... O’Keefe claimed he and his co-defendants were investigating allegations that Landrieu was ignoring constituent calls during the healthcare debate and were not planning to do anything illegal...

    ACORN filmmaker James O’Keefe sentenced in Sen. Mary Landrieu break-in | TheHill

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    Ted, Joe NightingMale, Farawyn, and 1 other like this.

    Good morning Ted, Tweety, Steph, Joe, StNeoster, BCgradnurse, Sabby, and those who may follow.
    It is good to "read" you Sabby.

    I walked Pearl and Duke separately yesterday. Both enjoyed it. Thery like each other, but with me, not husband or daughter, they both want to be petted and such at the same time. I do bring them in the house separately too. We can't have duke in the house with the door open because he takes dirty laundry, shoes, or socks outside.

    I continue praying for Steph's family to do well.
    Relly looking forward to vicariously enjoying Italy with reports and/or pictures.
    Just gonna do the senior exercises today.

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    The president of one of the largest police organizations in the United States on Monday apologized for historical mistreatment of minorities, calling it a “dark side of our shared history” that must be acknowledged and overcome.

    Terrence Cunningham, president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, said at the group’s annual conference that police have historically been a face of oppression, enforcing laws that ensured legalized discrimination and denial of basic rights.
    He was not more specific...
    International Association of Chiefs of Police President Terrence Cunningham apologizes for historical racial abuse - CBS News

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    Good late morning Ted, Joe, BCgradnurse, Tweety, Steph, and Farawyn!
    We had some nice cool weather while I was sick. Today I finally feel great and it is supposed to be hot.
    So I'll go exercise at the gym.

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    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    Is anyone actually surprised? The ANA is notorious for championing liberal candidates and causes. This is not new.
    They endorsed the Democrat every time since I went into nursing.

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    Dear Fellow Nurses:


    The CDC's lies have affected the health of millions of children.

    I am a concerned parent and registered nurse writing this letter to raise awareness about governmental corruption, especially that concerning health-related policy affecting children in this country ... and the world.

    Not long ago, the U.S. government experimented on African-American males afflicted with syphilis during the Tuskegee Syphilis Study. During the study, which ran for 40 years from 1932 to 1972, the study participants were told they were receiving treatment for their condition. However, they were actually given only a placebo, so that the scientists involved could use this population as human guinea pigs to monitor the effects of untreated syphilis. In the 1960s and 1970s, Hispanic women were forcibly sterilized by the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. These are just two of many medical atrocities perpetrated by the U.S. government.

    While these acknowledged medical atrocities occurred not that long ago, for some, they have been long forgotten or perhaps never known. Nevertheless, such medical atrocities continue to this very day, often under the guise of charity, "medical treatment," or progress. For example, a medical atrocity underscores every drug recall because the FDA-approved safety studies performed prior to the drug's release often show problems that get ignored in the pursuit of profits (as was the case with Vioxx).

    Drug safety studies (including those for vaccines) are extremely biased because they are produced by the very companies who stand to make billions of dollars from the drugs in question. In some cases, such studies have been shown to be fabricated. Like the tobacco science of yesteryear, many of today's scientific studies are nothing more than industry-backed propaganda posing as science. Industries of all types strongly influence the editorial content of their associated journals with their advertising dollars.

    Regarding the pervasiveness of academic and scientific fraud, editor-in-chief of The Lancet, Dr. Richard Horton, MD, stated:
    The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness. As one participant put it, “poor methods get results”. The Academy of Medical Sciences, Medical Research Council, and Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council have now put their reputational weight behind an investigation into these questionable research practices. The apparent endemicity of bad research behaviour is alarming. In their quest for telling a compelling story, scientists too often sculpt data to fit their preferred theory of the world. Or they retrofit hypotheses to fit their data. Journal editors deserve their fair share of criticism too. We aid and abet the worst behaviours. (Horton, 2014, p. 1380)
    The Lancet is the British equivalent of the New England Journal of Medicine and is often deemed the most highly respected medical journal in the world. Also, systemic academic and scientific fraud is nothing new, as in the case of the previously mentioned tobacco science, which proclaimed the health benefits of cigarette smoking for more than half of the 20th century.

    Pervasive, rampant, systemic academic and scientific fraud is discussed in detail in Science for Sale: How the US Government Uses Powerful Corporations and Leading Universities to Support Government Policies, Silence Top Scientists, Jeopardize Our Health, and Protect Corporate Profits by David L. Lewis, PhD. As Dr. Lewis, a former EPA scientist and whistleblower, has explained:
    The government hires scientists to support its policies; industry hires them to support its business; and universities hire them to bring in grants that are handed out to support government policies and industry practices.... The science they create is often only an illusion, designed to deceive; and the scientists they destroy to protect that illusion are often our best. (Lewis, 2014, back cover)
    Meanwhile, the disclosed side effects of many FDA-approved drugs often read like a horror novel—even after passing all required safety tests. For example, Paxil, a commonly prescribed SSRI antidepressant, has the following side effects (effects in red are life threatening and those in boldface are most common):
    CNS: neuroleptic malignant syndrome, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, insomnia, weakness, agitation, amnesia, confusion, emotional lability, hangover, impaired concentration, malaise, mental depression, syncope. EENT: blurred vision, rhinitis. Resp: cough, pharyngitis, respiratory disorders, yawning. CV: chest pain, edema, hypertension, palpitations, postural hypotension, tachycardia, vasodilation. GI: constipation, diarrhea, dry mouth, nausea, abdominal pain, ↓/↑ appetite, dyspepsia, flatulence, taste disturbances, vomiting. GU: ejaculatory disturbance, ↓ libido, genital disorders, infertility, urinary disorders, urinary frequency. Derm: sweating, photosensitivity, pruritus, rash. Metab: weight gain/loss. MS: back pain, bone fracture, myalgia, myopathy. Neuro: paresthesia, tremor. Misc: serotonin syndrome, chills, fever. (Vallerand & Sanoski, 2014)

    With all that being said, in August 2014, Dr. William Thompson, PhD, a senior CDC scientist, retained the protection of a whistleblower attorney and confessed that he and his colleagues destroyed and manipulated data showing a link between the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine and autism. The MMR vaccine is given to all children in this country, unless their parents seek and are able to obtain an exemption.

    In particular, Dr. Thompson's research showed that African-American boys had a significantly higher risk of autism when given the vaccine before 36 months. Dr. Thompson raised his concerns about omitting data with the then-director of the CDC, Dr. Julie Gerberding, MD, who allowed the fraud to continue. Dr. Gerberding is currently the Executive Vice President for Strategic Communications, Global Public Policy, and Population Health at Merck, a multibillion-dollar pharmaceutical company and vaccine manufacturer; she was previously the president of Merck Vaccines.

    The study that Dr. Thompson and his colleagues authored appeared in a 2004 article in the journal, Pediatrics, which has been used repeatedly to deny any association between vaccines and autism. The study has also been used as the basis to deny compensation to more than 5,000 families who petitioned the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), a program about which most physicians and nurses, let alone the general public, are unaware. Since its inception, the VICP, also known as the "Vaccine Court," has paid out more than $3.3 billion in damages for vaccine-related injuries, including autism and death. Such settlements receive almost no mainstream media attention and the records of such cases are sealed, making them unavailable for public review. The mainstream media coverage of Hannah Poling's vaccine-induced autism settlement was a short-lived, rare exception because the diagnosis was undeniable, given that her father was a neurosurgeon.

    Despite severe underreporting of vaccine injuries, given that most people are unaware of the VICP or Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) database, more than 4,500 awards have been paid since the inception of the VICP in the late 1980s. During such time, more than 9,900 cases have been dismissed, many on the grounds of the aforementioned fraudulent CDC paper.

    Incidentally, the VICP awards are funded by taxpayers, as the result of the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act. This act granted legal immunity to vaccine manufacturers for damages caused by vaccines and transferred the fiscal burden of such damages to U.S. taxpayers. The heavy-handed push from the CDC and U.S. government to mandate vaccines ensures low-risk vaccine profits for pharmaceutical companies in the billions of dollars, since they are immune from lawsuits stemming from vaccine problems. If vaccines are so safe, why would vaccine makers lobby Congress for protection from potential lawsuits in the first place? Why would Congress grant legal immunity to a multibillion-dollar industry? And given such legal indemnity, what incentive exists for pharmaceutical companies to ensure vaccine safety? What other industry that could get away with legal immunity for faulty, defective, or dangerous products?

    Dr. Thompson has been waiting to be subpoenaed by Congress since July 29, 2015, when Congressman Bill Posey (Republican–Florida) implored his fellow congressmen to investigate the CDC for scientific fraud regarding the aforementioned MMR study. At the same time, the mainstream media, which is largely controlled by the pharmaceutical industry because it is the mainstream media's largest source of advertising revenue, has almost completely ignored this story.

    VAXXED: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe is a documentary about Dr. William Thompson's admission and the systemic corruption at the CDC, which is charged with "Saving Lives. Protecting People." Despite what is being said about it in the mainstream media, the documentary is not an anti-vaccine film. Furthermore, there have been widespread attempts to censor the film, which violates the First Amendment right to free speech for both the filmmakers and the film's potential viewers. On the heels of the Flint and Detroit Public Schools lead-tainted water crises, we Michiganders have recently been reminded that we can not trust the government to protect our health. It is time for the lies to stop!

    That's why, despite the mainstream media's concerted effort to infringe upon our First Amendment rights and censor VAXXED, awareness of the documentary is going viral, thanks to all the controversy and mainstream media bashing it has received. The film's executive producer is Del Bigtree, who was one of the producers on the highly respected, Emmy award-winning, daytime talk show, The Doctors. Mr. Bigtree quit his job on The Doctors to work on this film because he felt the story was so compelling and of grave importance; furthermore, he was in utter disbelief that the story had been completely ignored out by the mainstream media.

    The fact that physicians, nurses, and other health-related professionals have trusted CDC information to make clinical decisions underscores the importance of this film. While the CDC has a long history of lying to the public about vaccine safety, its stranglehold over the mainstream media has prevented it from losing large-scale credibility ... until now. With the rise of the Internet, independent news outlets, social networks, and Dr. Thompson's insider, whistleblowing admission, Americans are waking up from a long, mainstream-media-induced slumber and starting to realize that everything that the CDC advocates is suspect and should be intensely scrutinized. It is time for physicians, nurses, pastors, educators, and anyone who works with children to speak up about these issues.

    Actor Robert DeNiro has stated that "Everyone should see VAXXED." Robert DeNiro wanted to show the documentary at his Tribeca Film Festival; he is personally vested in the documentary's topic, as he has a son with autism. (Unfortunately, the film was pulled from the festival at the last minute and it is believed that the censorship was done under great threat, as was the case at the Houston Film Festival.) Additionally, Rapper Snoop Dogg sent an Instagram to his 9.7+ million viewers, stating that the film is a must see.

    VAXXED was first screened on April 1, 2016, at the Angelika Film Center in New York City, amidst intense censorship and negative mainstream press. However, in just a few short weeks, due to the outpouring of public support, the tide may be starting to turn a bit. On April 21, Steve Doocy, of Fox & Friends, gave the film's director and associate producer the first mainstream media interview without the typical, one-sided, pharmaceutical-slanted bias and bashing.

    Meanwhile, vaccine programs in countries in Africa and Asia (particularly India), have been continuing to vaccinate children with the oral polio vaccine (OPV). Nevertheless, the OPV has been banned in the United States and most Western nations for nearly two decades, because it is well known to actually cause polio. Even according to the CDC, "To eliminate the risk of vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis (VAPP), as of January 1, 2000, OPV was no longer recommended for routine immunization in the United States" (CDC, 2016). While governments in many African and Asian countries are mandating OPV and vaccines for other diseases which are not endemic to those areas (and, therefore, pose little risk to the people there), they are not providing medicines for diseases like malaria, which is a serious problem in many of those areas.

    While billions of dollars pour in to such countries to fund campaigns to administer vaccines for low-risk diseases, the lack of clean water and adequate nutrition, which are fundamental to good health and disease prevention (and far more important than any medicine or vaccine), goes largely ignored. As people around the world are waking up to the many scientific frauds unpinning much of allopathic medicine, is it a coincidence that the World Health Organization (WHO) recently called for the destruction of all existing vials of OPV worldwide by May 1, 2016? (Note: This extremely large-scale, worldwide OPV-destruction operation has been given a two-week execution time.)

    According to mainstream media stories and press releases, the recall was made because WHO is now admitting that the existing OPV causes polio in "rare" cases (which, again, has been known for decades and the reason it was discontinued in the U.S. and most developed nations). Nevertheless, it has been speculated by various alternative media sources that the vaccines may be expired or perhaps spiked with additional ingredients that the WHO does not want analyzed or revealed, especially with the international awakening of vaccine fraud and injury, in part fueled by the virulence of VAXXED and the international social media discussions surrounding it. Incidentally, several pharmaceutical companies have been found to spike vaccine vials with undisclosed chemicals. One example is Baxter, a U.S.-based pharmaceutical company, that sent H5N1 avian flu-spiked vaccine vials to various countries in Europe.

    On the other hand, vaccines have been heralded as the greatest medical breakthrough of modern times ... and billions of dollars have been spent to ingrain that into the consciousness of modern society. It has even been said that vaccines alone are responsible for the disappearance of numerous infectious diseases. Whether that is true has been discussed in books such as Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines, and The Forgotten History by Suzanne Humphries, MD, and Roman Bystrianyk. Amongst other things, the book notes that several diseases, such as Bubonic plague and scarlet fever, are no longer pandemics or epidemics, despite their lack of vaccines. What caused the decline in those diseases?

    It can be argued that whatever was responsible for the decline in Bubonic plague and scarlet fever may have also contributed to the decline in other infectious diseases, for which vaccines largely took credit. Furthermore, many of the diseases for which children are routinely vaccinated are not typically life threatening, such as measles and chickenpox; however, the vaccines for such diseases contain numerous toxic substances, which can compromise health and, in rare cases, cause death. To be fair, diseases like measles and chickenpox can also cause death in rare cases. Nevertheless, as Antoine Béchamp, a 19th century French chemist, declared: "The health of the host is everything. The disease [pathogen] is nothing."

    In considering the possibility that other potential factors may have played a role in reducing infectious disease, consider that it is not widely known that malaria was once endemic to the United States. According to the CDC's own statistics, malaria was "eliminated" from the United States in the 1950s. Meanwhile, malaria runs rampant in many tropical countries. Given that the first-ever vaccine for malaria was approved by European regulators in 2015, it certainly could not have played a role in the elimination of malaria from the United States in the 1950s.

    So, why is malaria practically nonexistent in the United States and most "developed" countries, yet prevalent in many parts of the developing world today? Perhaps the answer is really simple: access to clean water and the availability of sanitation systems—still a very serious problem in many developing nations. According to the CDC:
    Diarrheal diseases (such as cholera) kill more children than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined, making it the second leading cause of death among children under five.

    The pathogens that cause diarrhea are commonly spread by food or water that has been contaminated with human or animal feces. This contamination can occur in the environment as a result of inadequate sanitation and inadequate protection of drinking water sources and food products, or in the home through unsafe water storage and inadequate hygiene.

    Diarrhea is not the only disease spread through unsafe water and poor sanitation and hygiene practices. Neglected tropical diseases like schistosomiasis and Guinea worm disease can be reduced almost 80% with improved hygiene, sanitation, and safe water access. In fact, access to safe water and improved hygiene and sanitation has the potential to prevent at least 9.1% of the global disease burden and 6.3% of all deaths. (CDC, 2014)
    According to a study done by Luby et al. (2005), also known as the Karachi Soap Health Study, the researchers found a greater than 50% drop in diarrhea and pneumonia in the experimental group after an intervention using regular soap several times daily over a one-year period; no other interventions were made, including no attempts to improve garbage removal or improve water quality, which remained a problem in that part of Pakistan.

    Whether vaccines have ever been as safe and effective as authorities and vaccine makers have claimed stands to be (and should be) questioned. However, regardless of their past history, it is clear that today's vaccines are loaded with toxic chemicals and, therefore, not safe, even according to the CDC's own information. The CDC's vaccine ingredient list can be downloaded at this link:

    An abbreviated list of questionable or toxic ingredients in vaccines include aluminum, thimerosal (mercury), formaldehyde, human diploid cells (which are derived from aborted fetal tissue), canine kidney cell protein, insect cells, embryonic guinea pig cell cultures, human embryonic lung cultures, polysorbate 80 (which is known to cause sterility in rats), monosodium glutamate (which people avoid eating due to its excitotoxic effect on the brain), and E. coli.

    Furthermore, while the CDC, most physicians, most nurses, the mainstream media, and others continue to spout the mantra that "vaccines don't cause autism," the manufacturer of the Tripedia® DTaP vaccine lists autism as one of the vaccine's potential side effects on page 11 in the third paragraph of the vaccine's informational insert. SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) and encephalopathy (brain damage) are also listed among the vaccine's potential side effects. This Tripedia® DTaP information comes directly from the vaccine's manufacturer and was downloaded from the FDA website.

    Autism is certainly not the only condition that vaccines can trigger. Vaccines can trigger or are associated with a long list of other chronic diseases including allergies (including egg and peanut allergies), asthma, eczema, and various autoimmune diseases. Anyone who has worked with American children for any length of time, has likely noticed the general decline in their health over the last few decades. While numerous factors contribute to this decline, the increased frequency and quantity of vaccines "recommended" (and sometimes mandated) have been shown to play a role. Today's children receive 49 doses of 14 different vaccines by age 6; in 1983, they received 10 doses of 4 different vaccines by the same age.

    It is widely known that the U.S. has the highest infant mortality rate of any developed nation. Meanwhile, the mainstream scientific community pretends to scratch its hydra-like head, as if to have no idea what might be causing such an elevated rate. Yet, it refuses to even consider looking in obvious places, such as the regularly ramped up vaccine schedule. Is it really just a coincidence that the U.S. has the highest infant mortality rate and also administers more childhood vaccines than any other country? While the WHO, the CDC, and other organizations casually dismiss the possibility of such a link, a first-do-no-harm approach suggests using the precautionary principle; i.e. we should not assume that the increased number of vaccines given in this country is safe just because we do not have data suggesting otherwise. Since children's lives are at stake, we should err on the side of caution. Furthermore, although correlation does not prove causation, basic common sense suggests that, at the very least, the correlation between this country's quantity of vaccines and its infant mortality rate should be thoroughly investigated, given that both are the highest in the developed world.

    As hundreds of vaccines are currently in development and state governments across the country are pushing to make them all mandatory (as was recently enacted by SB 277 in California), the CDC will undoubtedly continue to increase the vaccine schedule, as it does every few years; in fact, 3 vaccines were added to the CDC schedule in February 2016. Furthermore, the government fully intends to expand its adult vaccination program, ultimately making vaccines mandatory for all adults, including pregnant women. Healthcare workers and educators are particularly targeted groups for adult vaccination programs because their compliance can be enforced by their employers, who in turn are threatened with decreased government funding or reimbursement if less than a certain percentage of their staff is vaccinated. Incidentally, as a nurse, I am finding it increasingly difficult to opt out of annual flu shots.

    The ability of the pharmaceutical industry to literally force its products inside our bodies, while bearing no responsibility for the safety of those products, is nothing less than criminal, medical tyranny. As Robert Kennedy, Jr., nephew of the assassinated 35th President, John F. Kennedy, stated in his article, "Deadly Immunity":
    I devoted time to study this issue because I believe that this is a moral crisis that must be addressed. If, as the evidence suggests, our public-health authorities knowingly allowed the pharmaceutical industry to poison an entire generation of American children, their actions arguably constitute one of the biggest scandals in the annals of American medicine.... It's hard to calculate the damage to our country—and to the international efforts to eradicate epidemic diseases—if Third World nations come to believe that America's most heralded foreign-aid initiative is poisoning their children. It's not difficult to predict how this scenario will be interpreted by America's enemies abroad. The scientists and researchers—many of them sincere, even idealistic—who are participating in efforts to hide the science on thimerosal claim that they are trying to advance the lofty goal of protecting children in developing nations from disease pandemics. They are badly misguided. Their failure to come clean on thimerosal will come back horribly to haunt our country and the world's poorest populations. (Kennedy, 2005)
    In 2005, Robert Kennedy, Jr., also discussed his sentiments about vaccine safety in this must-see, extremely candid interview with Former Congressman Joe Scarborough (Republican-Florida):Similar to vaccine mandates, the Connecticut Supreme Court recently ruled that the government can force a 17-year-old to receive chemotherapy against her parents' and her own will. Cassandra Callender's story is heartbreaking and, like vaccine mandates, is symptomatic of something gone very, very wrong in a country that is supposed to be a democracy, the land of the free, and a protector of free speech.

    In a recent Q&A session after a screening of VAXXED, producer Del Bigtree suggested that the CDC scandal and cover-up makes Watergate look like child's play. The fraud surrounding the CDC's MMR study places everything the government has told us under scrutiny. It is time to end the corruption.

    We have reached a historic moment in this country. We must demand the truth as the cloaks and masks hiding the mainstream media, the CDC, and other governmental agencies are being lifted. It is becoming increasingly evident that the mainstream news is little more than a scripted public relations campaign for government corruption and special interest groups, like the pharmaceutical companies. However, with the Internet and social media connecting us, we can communicate with family, friends, colleagues, and others halfway around the globe in real time. We can see news as it happens. That's why many are aware of the protests demanding the subpoena of Dr. Thompson that took place in front of the CDC last week, despite limited mainstream media coverage. (And, that's also why the federal government wants to censor and control the Internet.)

    Please note that I am in absolutely no way affiliated with the VAXXED documentary. I am just a concerned parent, citizen, and nurse sincerely trying to share information with fellow nurses about the very real, very serious—yet often denied—vaccine safety concerns, and the government corruption that has pushed these products onto our society and into our bodies.

    So, I am asking fellow nurses to do some independent research on vaccines and to share the information with family, friends, and colleagues. I am asking nurses to stop blindly defending and following the mainstream media's narrative on vaccines, which is full of soundbites and snippets from journal articles ghostwritten by pharmaceutical companies. I am asking nurses who have witnessed a vaccine injury in the workplace or elsewhere to speak out about it. I am asking nurses who have done so to apologize to patients for casually dismissing their vaccine concerns or reports of vaccine damage, due to trusting in the "science." (As mentioned later, there is no such thing as "settled science.") I am asking nurses who have ridiculed or shamed colleagues for simply questioning or even opposing vaccines to do the same. Finally, I am asking nurses to go see VAXXED, and to take others with them, when it arrives in their area ... for the sake of the country's (and the world's) children.

    Thank you very much for your time.


    P.S. If you find it an outrage that Congress has not yet subpoenaed Dr. William Thompson regarding his serious allegations of CDC scientific fraud, please call the House Energy and Commerce Committee at 202-225-2927 to demand justice.


    I want to pause here and talk about this notion of consensus, and the rise of what has been called consensus science. I regard consensus science as an extremely pernicious development that ought to be stopped cold in its tracks. Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled. Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for your wallet, because you're being had.

    Let's be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics.Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world. In science consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is reproducible results. The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus.

    There is no such thing as consensus science. If it's consensus, it isn't science. If it's science, it isn't consensus. Period.
    ~Michael Crichton

    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).

    ~Mark Twain

    The more vaccinations are supported by public authorities, the more will their dangers and disadvantages be concealed or denied.

    ~M. Beddow Bayly

    Vaccination is a barbarous practice and one of the most fatal of all the delusions current in our time.... Conscientious objectors to vaccination should stand alone, if need be, against the whole world, in defense of their conviction.
    ~Mahatma Gandhi

    Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
    ~The Buddha



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