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CDC Votes: Everyone Should Get H1N1+3 Flu Vaccinations This Fall/Winter

A Step Toward Mass Vaccinations?

If there would be one article you read on vaccinations, particularly the flus, this would be it. Every sentence is packed, it is well documented and well worth the few minutes to read. As I suspected, another H1N1 flu push is being readied again this fall and strongly recommended for everyone. I am expecting multiple other vaccines to be pushed on top of the ever increasing CDC-schedule vaccines for pregnant women, babies, toddlers and preschoolers. It would not surprise me if multiple new viruses and bacterium will be “discovered” during the 2010-2011 season. By the way, I will be anticipating hearing Dr. Gary Null and Richard Gale on the radio at http://www.progressiveradionetwork.com– Just to warm you up, an extract is provided at the beginningAugie

“Now we are hearing that for the forthcoming 2010-2011 flu season, the H1N1 flu strain will be included in the seasonal flu vaccine. This will be a quadravalent vaccine comprised of four strains including the H1N1. As of this month, the World Health Organization (WHO) continues to evaluate the H1NI virus at a 5 level pandemic and issues warnings to deaf ears now that people realize the WHO’s word is disreputable. Nevertheless, we should still brace ourselves for another year of old yarn, fear-mongering, media spin and more voodoo science.”

CDC Votes in Favor of a Flu Vaccination Assault on Americans’ Health

Richard Gale & Gary Null
Progressive Radio Network, June 30, 2010

A central principle of democracy is freedom of choice. We can choose our political party, our religion, and the food we eat, but this does not seem to be the case when it comes to our medical choices and our freedoms to make them.

The recent unanimous 11-0 vote by the members of the Centers for Disease Control’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) favoring every American over the age of six months receive the flu influenza vaccine is one more attempt by our federal health officials to open up our bodies to the free market capitalism of pharmaceutical coffers. It is another step to mandate a vaccine across the nation, a policy that has many supporters in the pro-vaccine science community.

The vote raises an alarm about our federal government’s scientific integrity, and calls into question its true allegiance and purpose: to protect the health of American citizens or increase Big Pharma profits. If the recommendation were ever enforced, the US would be the only nation in the world with mandatory flu vaccination. However, what our investigations show and what differentiates the US health agencies from the health ministries in other nations, is that in the US federal health system Big Pharma money, lobbying and corporate favors are what shape drug and vaccine policies and this is rampant throughout the system.

Mandatory influenza vaccination has been tried before across a nation. During the 1980s, Japan had mandatory flu vaccination for school children. Two large scale studies that enrolled children from four cities with vaccination rates between 1 and 90 percent discovered no difference in the incidences of flu infection. As a result, in 1987, Japanese health authorities ruled that flu vaccination was ineffective and was no more than a serious financial and legal liability if it was to continue. The mandatory policy was quickly overturned. By 1989, the number of Japanese taking the flu vaccine dropped to 20 percent. A follow up study at that time found that there was statistically insignificant change in influenza infection rates compared to when the vaccine was mandatory.[1]

Now we are hearing that for the forthcoming 2010-2011 flu season, the H1N1 flu strain will be included in the seasonal flu vaccine. This will be a quadravalent vaccine comprised of four strains including the H1N1. As of this month, the World Health Organization (WHO) continues to evaluate the H1NI virus at a 5 level pandemic and issues warnings to deaf ears now that people realize the WHO’s word is disreputable. Nevertheless, we should still brace ourselves for another year of old yarn, fear-mongering, media spin and more voodoo science.

A brief overview of the past H1N1 pandemic boondoggle will help us to understand the addiction of denial permeating the ranks of the CDC’s advisory committee. It presents a picture of a delusional bubble, unrelated to medical facts, that the CDC has found comfort to float within. The simple fact remains that the CDC is disconnected from anything resembling legitimate science thereby making their recent decision ludicrous and criminally irresponsible.

The CDC’s predictions of particular strains during past flu seasons has never been especially accurate. In fact, often it has been extraordinarily dismal. Continue reading

New Video: Dairy Industry– Hard Core Corruption/Politics/Poisoning of the Milk

On the eve of a series of government investigations and listening sessions into the milk cartel and their market manipulation and killer cut-throat business practices, I have three segments for you. I hope this enrages you enough to motivate you to speak out– this is the one to rally behind. Perhaps it will be an Eve of Destruction.

First is the latest 4- minute video on some of the background on the dairy industry corruption and politics– a primer. It was sent to be by a reader and I just happened to open it and view it. WOW.


Then it is on to the Hard Core 10-min video– the poisoning of the milk– an older Fox News investigation that was censored and never aired that is absolutely chilling.

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The Dangers of Food Safety Modernization

Two articles came out this month that should not go unnoticed by farm and food freedom lovers and those that depend upon farm fresh meat, eggs and dairy to maintain or restore their health. 

These articles are about the two food safety bills before Congress. These bills are not about food safety, they are about control of the food supply. The Food Safety bills are no more about food safety than NAFTA or the banker bailout was to create jobs. The bills should be called the Food Controls Act of 2010.

A very thorough treatment of the two food safety bills is by attorney Pete Kennedy of the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund. Pete says:

“In reality, neither bill would improve food safety; in fact, the new requirements would cause an increase in imported food, a major source of the food safety problems in this country.   Either bill would diminish the freedom and liberty Americans currently have to obtain the food of their choice from the source of their choice.” 

Kennedy analyzes six key provisions in the bills all of which you may find shocking in Food Safety:  The Worst of Both Bills (HR 2749 & S 510)

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For those readers who want a bigger picture of the global politics of food (people) control, here is an excerpt from a brief article by Steve Green called S 510 is Hissing in the Grass over at Food Freedom blog. It managed to glean 180 comments—so it created quite a stir. The video clips are also enlightening.

S 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010,  may be the most dangerous bill in the history of the US.  It is to our food what the bailout was to our economy, only we can live without money. 

“If accepted [S 510] would preclude the public’s right to grow, own, trade, transport, share, feed and eat each and every food that nature makes.  It will become the most offensive authority against the cultivation, trade and consumption of food and agricultural products of one’s choice. It will be unconstitutional and contrary to natural law or, if you like, the will of God.”  ~Dr. Shiv Chopra, Canada Health whistleblower.

Read S 510 is Hissing in the Grass and the 10 Reasons Why

S 510 FAILS ON MORAL, SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, POLITICAL, CONSTITUTIONAL, AND HUMAN SURVIVAL GROUNDS.

5-min Video/ AUTISM SPEAKS Org: Where has all the cash gone?

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I wanted to let you know, about three years ago when this Autism Speaks org was formed, the minute its formation was announced amongst great television fanfare, with the presence and praise of national politicians, I told Annie this group will feed off desperate parents of autistics and offer nothing but empty promises of hope– like a number of these walk-athon outfits. Perhaps, I was right. What say y’all?

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VIDEO: Robert Kennedy, Jr: CDC and Pharma Fraudulently Covers Up Vaccine/Autism Connection

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The top eschelon of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and their Big Pharma partners covered up the data on the vaccine/autism connection according to transcriptions of tapes from private meetings between them. According to Kennedy, the second part of the meetings were to determine the best way to keep the report secret. Then, the reports showing autism causation were doctored in Europe by fraudulent data manipulation and disseminated to the lazy “free” press. Kennedy’s written story, Deadly Immunity, appears here in the Journal, for the details.

But I thought you would also be shocked at the public revelation he gave at the steps of U.S. Capitol to an elated crowd. And be sure to SHARE this with your family and friends with this button

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Command Operations Center: Ohio–Issue 2 Arsenal

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NEW Oct 22– Farm and Food Monopoly Cards — an Ohio Power Play

NEWEST AND MOST POWERFUL WEAPON: These are real nifty Farm Monopoly Card handouts for farmers markets, farm and health food stores everywhere. Quick and cheap, these little tricks get the powerful message out that a NO vote is good for the small farmer and those that want to feed on fresh farm food and everyone else who eats. Make an Ohio Power Play with these bad boys.

Print out and handout. Better yet, give a bunch to the farm stores and health food stores so they can give them out. Includes a link back to our Issue 2 Series at the Journal. GET THEM HERE.Animal Farm 2009 and Facts about Issue 2, Small Farm Association Statements and Reader Commentary are now located here.

Ohio Farm Wars Now Raging

IMPORTANT: This is one of the Command Operations Centers set up throughout Ohio to help support ground troops and dozens of farming, food and freedom organizations fight against Issue 2 , gaining nationwide attention. Now is the time to launch your own offensive using this arsenal of weapons while Big Ag launches a multimillion-dollar media campaign, now underway to mislead the public. Their campaign is paid for by the agricultural government/corporate partnership (and thousands of uninformed farmers who really want to do the right thing!)

Now watch in real time, the cities and towns in Ohio and around the U.S. where hits are being made with this arsenal of informational weapons. Go to the live monitoring page here.

CURRENT BRIEFING: These are just a few of the key points you need to know about Issue 2 contained in our other documents here at the Journal. This statement is provided by Food and Water Watch:

“In the most ambitious power grab we’ve ever seen, corporate agribusiness proponents are trying to write themselves into the Ohio constitution.

Technically the product of the Ohio General Assembly, the ballot issue is heavily backed by groups representing major agribusiness interests, including the Ohio Farm Bureau, the Ohio Pork Producers Council, and the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association. While masquerading as an attempt to improve food safety and animal welfare, Issue 2 would give a board of political appointees unchecked power to decide any and all regulations related to animal agriculture. The board could make decisions that would radically shift policy in any direction and would not require any public input process. This could include decisions on issues like the use of antibiotics and growth hormones, genetically engineered animals, cloned animals, animal ID and traceability, and factory farm zoning regulations.

The proponents of Issue 2 literally will be the foxes guarding the  henhouse if Issue 2 passes, and they’re running a multi-million dollar campaign to make sure this happens. Worse yet, their slick campaign tries to trick voters into thinking that Issue 2 will support safe, local food from small farmers. We need you to help us get the truth out about Issue 2 and stop this greedy power grab in the Ohio Constitution.”

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HERE is the current inventory in our arsenal of informational weapons:

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monopoly_junior_chance_card_smallFarm and Food Monopoly Cards — an Ohio Power Play

NEWEST AND MOST POWERFUL WEAPON: These are real nifty Farm Monopoly Card sized handouts for farmers markets  and farm and health food stores everywhere. Quick and cheap, these little tricks get the powerful message out that a NO vote is good for the small farmer and those that want to feed on fresh farm food and everyone else who eats. Make an Ohio Power Play with these bad boys.

Print out and handout. Better yet, give a bunch to the farm stores and health food stores so they can give them out. Includes a link back to our Issue 2 Series at the Journal. GET THEM HERE.

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The logo is hyperlinked back to this page of the Journal, one of the many Command Operations Centers cropping up all over Ohio,  so your friends can also get in on the action to STOP Issue 2.

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The Land of Milk and Money: Dairy Cartel Revealed by NPR

Augie's Favorite: A Brown Swiss Cow

Augie's Favorite: A Brown Swiss Cow

National Public Radio aired a remarkable story this week called Independent Farmers Feel Squeezed by Milk Cartel. Although the title is an understatement, it does explain how dairy farmers are being milked and sucked dry by their only customer– a milk monoply. I think the same can be said of meat farmers– they are being butchered by the meat monolopies. Oh, what an opportunity for them to join the profitable, sustainable and natural farm industry that is rapidly growing– including the raw milk and herdshare revolution.

The story, in print and audio, explains how dairy cartels continue to prey on the farmer forcing many off their farm and losing their lifelong savings.

There is a special treat for you at the end of this post. Our Washington, D.C. Correspondent Kimberly Hartke was with NPR investigative reporters at a Virginia dairy and she provides her story here. Continue reading

DEADLY IMMUNITY–Hiding the Data on Vaccines and Autism

Deadly Immunity was an article by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr as a result of an investigation by Salon and Rolling Stone magazines in 2005. It did not surprise me that major media did not pick it up.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its WHO/CDC counterparts and their Big Pharma partners have covered up convincing evidence of the vaccine-autism connection. When a study revealed that mercury in childhood vaccines may have caused autism in tens of thousands of kids, the government rushed to conceal the data — and to prevent parents from suing drug companies for their role in the epidemic.

(This should not surprise anybody, as this week it was revealed in major media that EPA did the same with scores of climate science studies on global warming and carbon dioxide in order to gain an energy tax.)

Here is an opening statement:

The federal officials and industry representatives had assembled to discuss a disturbing new study that raised alarming questions about the safety of a host of common childhood vaccines administered to infants and young children. According to a CDC epidemiologist named Tom Verstraeten, who had analyzed the agency’s massive database containing the medical records of 100,000 children, a mercury-based preservative in the vaccines — thimerosal — appeared to be responsible for a dramatic increase in autism and a host of other neurological disorders among children. “I was actually stunned by what I saw,” Verstraeten told those assembled at Simpsonwood, citing the staggering number of earlier studies that indicate a link between thimerosal and speech delays, attention-deficit disorder, hyperactivity and autism. Since 1991, when the CDC and the FDA had recommended that three additional vaccines laced with the preservative be given to extremely young infants — in one case, within hours of birth — the estimated number of cases of autism had increased fifteenfold, from one in every 2,500 children to one in 166 children.

Another excerpt from the article opened my eyes even more:

As the federal government worked to prevent scientists from studying vaccines, others have stepped in to study the link to autism. In April, reporter Dan Olmsted of UPI undertook one of the more interesting studies himself. Searching for children who had not been exposed to mercury in vaccines — the kind of population that scientists typically use as a “control” in experiments — Olmsted scoured the Amish of Lancaster County, Penn., who refuse to immunize their infants. Given the national rate of autism, Olmsted calculated that there should be 130 autistics among the Amish. He found only four. One had been exposed to high levels of mercury from a power plant. The other three — including one child adopted from outside the Amish community — had received their vaccines.

Read Deadly Immunity
By Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
The finest article on the politics, crime and coverup on the topic I have read.

More convincing evidence see our post Where is the Autism Amongst the Amish?

Feds May License/Control Roadside Vegetable Stands and Home Breadmaking

It appears total socialist control will include bread baked in home ovens as well as selling tomatos in front of your house. Here is an excerpt on the Congressional bill moving forward. Please follow the link to learn more (it gets worse) and sign a petition if you think it will do any good. Here is a Q & A.

Q3:  I have a garden and sell produce at a road-side stand on my property.  Would HR 2749 apply to me?

A3:  Yes, you would now have to follow federally-established standards for growing produce. [3a] Produce not grown as required by these standards would be considered as adulterated under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). [3b] Further, you would be required to make your business records available to FDA inspectors. [3c] The inspectors would have the power to show up unannounced without a warrant to search your records without any evidence whatsoever that you have committed a violation of the law.  If you refuse to let the inspector see your records, you would be guilty of adulteration under FFDCA. [3d]

  • [3a]  Section 104(b)–pp. 38-41
  • [3b]  Section 104(a)–p. 38
  • [3c]  Section 106(a)–p. 48
  • [3d]  Section 207(a)–pp. 119-120

Q4:  I sell produce from my garden at a local farmers market, under HR 2749 would I have to register as a “food facility” with FDA? Continue reading

ALERT: More U.S. Food Controls (HR 2749)

I have held off on commenting on the Food “Safety” bill in the last two months, simply because I heard too much of “it is the end of the garden” type commentary. However,I think this release today from Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund is quite accurate.
Background Information

A new food safety bill is on the fast track in Congress-HR 2749, the Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009.  The bill needs to be stopped.

HR 2749 gives FDA tremendous power while significantly diminishing existing judicial restraints on actions taken by the agency.  The bill would impose a one-size-fits-all regulatory scheme on small farms and local artisanal producers; and it would disproportionately impact their operations for the worse.
HR 2749 does not address underlying causes of food safety problems such as industrial agriculture practices and the consolidation of our food supply.  The industrial food system and food imports are badly in need of effective regulation, but the bill does not specifically direct regulation or resources to these areas.
To read a detailed account of the bill, go to:  http://www.ftcldf.org/news/news-15june2009.htm

Alarming Provisions:

Some of the more alarming provisions in the bill are:

* HR 2749 would impose an annual registration fee of $500 on any “facility” that holds, processes, or manufactures food.  Although “farms” are exempt, the agency has defined “farm” narrowly.  And people making foods such as lacto-fermented vegetables, cheeses, or breads would be required to register and pay the fee, which could drive beginning and small producers out of business during difficult economic times.
* HR 2749 would empower FDA to regulate how crops are raised and harvested.  It puts the federal government right on the farm, dictating to our farmers.
* HR 2749 would give FDA the power to order a quarantine of a geographic area, including “prohibiting or restricting the movement of food or of any vehicle being used or that has been used to transport or hold such food within the geographic area.”  Under this provision, farmers markets and local food sources could be shut down, even if they are not the source of the contamination.  The agency can halt all movement of all food in a geographic area.
* HR 2749 would empower FDA to make random warrantless searches of the business records of small farmers and local food producers, without any evidence whatsoever that there has been a violation.  Even farmers selling direct to consumers would have to provide the federal government with records on where they buy supplies, how they raise their crops, and a list of customers.
* HR 2749 charges the Secretary of Health and Human Services with establishing a tracing system for food.  Each “person who produces, manufactures, processes, packs, transports, or holds such food” would have to “maintain the full pedigree of the origin and previous distribution history of the food,” and “establish and maintain a system for tracing the food that is interoperable with the systems established and maintained by other such persons.”  The bill does not explain how far the traceback will extend or how it will be done for multi-ingredient foods.  With all these ambiguities, it’s far from clear how much it will cost either the farmers or the taxpayers.
HR 2749 creates severe criminal and civil penalties, including prison terms of up to 10 years and/or fines of up to $100,000 for each violation for individuals.

Action to Take: Contact your Representative now!  Ask to speak with the staffer who handles food issues.  Tell them you are opposed to the bill.  Some points to make in telling your Representative why you oppose HR 2749 include:

1.  The bill imposes burdensome requirements while not specifically targeting the industrial food system and food imports, where the real food safety problems lie.
2.  Small farms and local food processors are part of the solution to food safety; lessening the regulatory burden on them will improve food safety.
3.  The bill gives FDA much more power than it has had in the past while making the agency less accountable for its actions.
HR 2749 needs to be defeated!!  Please take action NOW.
To contact your Representative, use the finder tool at www.Congress.org or send a message through the petition system (the petition will be on our website this evening) at http://www.ftcldf.org/petitions_new.htm.  Or call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.
To check the status of HR 2749, go to www.Thomas.gov and type “HR 2749” in the bill search field.
Updates on HR 2749 will be provided as events warrant.