- Written by sancheq
- Hits: 2202
By James Richard Bailey
To comment, go to this [f] Facebook link ====>> CLICK HERE
For earlier posts SCROLL DOWN
To make text larger, type Ctrl + (or use your View menu zoom control)
Conspiracy Theory In America
By Lance deHaven-Smith
This is not the first time I've written about the bad rap that the term “conspiracy theory” has gotten here in the land of the free. Back in March I penned a piece entitled In defense of a phrase: conspiracy theory. I posted it on the supposedly liberal blog site, Daily KOS...from which I was promptly banned. Apparently founder Markos Moulitsas Zúniga isn't all that liberal. It is still available on that site but I am no longer allowed to post any contributions there.
Shortly thereafter I heard an interview with Lance deHaven-Smith, author of the book Conspiracy Theory in America. In this book he explores the social and media phenomenon of the excoriation of all references to events such as the assassination of President Kennedy, the toppling of the World Trade Center buildings on September 11, 2001 and the disputed presidential elections of George W. Bush.
This scholarly work, published by the University of Texas Pres s is not what one might expect, judging by its title. The introduction alone is 24 pages long, which is none too much in setting the logical tone of the chapters that follow. To wit:
Given its title, you might think Conspiracy Theory in America is simply another addition to the long list of books criticizing conspiracy theories. You probably expect the book to blame the popularity of these theories on some flaw in American culture or character. No doubt, you have encountered this view many times, not just in books and magazines but also on radio and television.
Not so. If it is a criticism of anything, it demolishes the tin foil hat image invoked by conspiracy theory debunkers. Being mocked for questioning the cover-up of high crimes is the fate of anybody who has the courage to connect the dots, to put together obvious patterns. The author explains:
This is because most of the criticism directed at conspiracy beliefs is based on sentimentality about America's political leaders and institutions rather than on unbiased reasoning and objective observation. Most authors who criticize conspiracy theories not only disagree with the theories factual claims, they find the ideas [themselves] offensive.
In a nutshell, it is the premise of Conspiracy Theory In America that a compilation of documented facts coupled with a logical interpretation of the pattern that emerges from doing so can be summed up in the concept of State Crimes Against Democracy, or SCADs.
The author is a stickler for logic. He points out simple fallacies, such as false balance. In plain language, this is comparing apples to oranges or, more accurately, comparing the promise of an apple to a bushel full of them.
The visceral reaction to conspiracy theories is understandable. However, it often results in blanket dismissals that treat all conspiracy theories as equally ludicrous and insulting. In fact, conspiracy beliefs vary widely in terms of their supporting evidence and plausibility
deHaven-Smith develops this line of thought by tracing back in time to the first appearance of the phrase “conspiracy theory” in American media. Its first use can be documented as stemming from popular mistrust of the Warren Commission's conclusions as to the facts surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
The commission's report was issued in September, 1964. That year, the New York Times printed five stories in which the phrase “conspiracy theory” was used. These days the phrase appears in that newspaper more than 140 times a year.
How did this happen? In the chapter titled The Conspiracy-Theory Conspiracy, our attention is directed to the following facts. Due to inconsistencies in the Warren Commission's report itself, by 1966 public opinion polls started to show that Americans were beginning to reject the report's conclusions. This is when the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) began a campaign mocking people's doubts, calling them “conspiracy theories.”
The author documents this by referring to a January, 1967 CIA “dispatch” that was numbered 1035-960, noting that the heading included the notation “PSYCH” and instructions to “destroy when no longer needed.” Their goal was not to promote the commission's report as accurate, but rather to sow doubt in the public's mind about its critics.
At first, conspiracy theories weren't mocked. Today it happens all of the time. People who are suspicious of any government malfeasance are routinely labeled “conspiracy theorists.” At this point, deHaven-Smith builds his case by going down the list of the biggest SCADs in history. The list is impressive.
Passage in 1798 of the Sedition Act
Election tampering in the 1824 presidential election
Manufacturing of a false pretext for war against Mexico resulting in the Mexican-American war of 1824
Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln
Passage of the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution, giving corporations the same constitutional protections as persons
The disputed presidential election of 1876, when Rutherford B. Hayes was given the presidency by one vote of the Supreme Court
Spanish-American war initiated by sinking of the U.S. Battleship Maine in the harbor of Havana, Cuba
Purging of leftists from government and business boosting the career of Richard Nixon
Assassination of President Kennedy
Escalation of the Vietnam conflict into full fledged war based on the false flag Gulf of Tonkin incident
Election of President Nixon due to the “October Surprise” of 1968
U.S. Government burglary of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist's office in 1971 to discredit the Pentagon Papers
Watergate burglary and wiretapping of Democratic National Headquarters and subsequent cover-up to facilitate Nixon's reelection
Attempted assassination of President Reagan in 1981
Iran-Contra affair of 1984-86 to circumvent arms embargo against Iran in order to fund Nicaraguan Contra terrorists
Disputed elections of 2000 and 2004 that first brought George W. Bush into the presidency and then kept him there
Events of Sept. 11, 2001 as forerunners of invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq
Anthrax letter attacks of 2001
Assassination of Senator Paul Wellstone
False terror alerts of 2004 that boosted the reelection of President Bush
Author Lance deHaven-Smith solidly builds in Conspiracy Theory In America a case that State Crimes Against Democracy have been committed in America. He uses a scholarly analysis of conspiracy denial in the social sciences. He looks at European philosophers Karl Popper and Leo Strauss, who largely influenced a transformation of U.S. social science, moving it away from the well documented conspiracy beliefs of this country's Founders. These two actually blamed conspiracy theory for totalitarianism in Europe, World War 2, and the Holocaust. He says the following:
Popper is largely responsible for the mistaken idea that conspiracy theories are modern variants of ancient superstitions and nineteenth-century social prejudices. […] For his part, Strauss did not use the term “conspiracy theory,” but he advocated state political propaganda and covert actions to protect a society's traditional beliefs and ongoing illusions about its origins and virtues...
Looking at the conspiracy theory label, the American tradition of conspiracy belief, conspiracy denial in the social sciences, the ironic conspiracy to debunk conspiracy-theory, and his well documented exploration of State Crimes Against Democracy, deHaven-Smith ends up with a discussion of restoring American democracy. It pays to remember, he says, that the U.S.A. was established as a nation of laws, and that these shouldn't just apply to its citizens. These laws should apply to government as well.
Ask the basic question of crime investigation: Qui bono? Who benefits? This is the question that should have been asked from Day One.
Conspiracy Theory In America is an excellent presentation, logical and well documented. Do pick it up and see for yourself.
— 30 —
October 19, 2017 (originally posted 1/23/14)
The demise of liberalism
(Based on 'Death of the Liberal Class' by Chris Hedges)
There have traditionally been six pillars of the liberal movement in America.
Universities and colleges
The Democratic Party
It is easy to make the case that all six have been entirely taken over by big money. They have had their teeth pulled, been marginalized, or have been completely taken over by the 1%.
The institutions of higher learning used to be hotbeds of liberal thought. I was in college during the height of the Vietnam War, and the school was steeped in anti-war, racial equality and women's rights action. Now, universities and colleges are increasingly modeled along corporate lines. Unlike the days when a college education could be had at low cost, even no cost in some cases (GI Bill), it now comes with an unhealthy side dish of student debt that isn't even discharchgeable via bankruptcy.
In an article called How the American University Was Killed, In Five Easy Steps, ”this is how you break the evil, wicked, leftist academic class in America.”
(a) First, you defund public higher education.
(b) Second, you deprofessionalize and impoverish the professors (and continue to create a surplus of underemployed and unemployed Ph.D.s).
(c) You move in a managerial/administrative class who take over governance of the university.
(d) You move in corporate culture and corporate money.
(e) Destroy the students:
1. Dumb down the curriculum.
2. Make a higher education insanely costly, so that the only students who can
graduate debt free are those who were wealthy to begin with.
These days in the political arena the only religious voices being heard are those of the fundamentalist Christians. They are climate change denying mouthpieces for the fossil fuel industry. They hijack the political debate through the use of anti-abortion and anti-LGBT rights stances. Religious broadcasters have turned worship into big business. It is a rare day when you hear from leftist theologians who advocate for compassion.
The Democratic Party has been taken over by big business and wealthy individuals just like the Republican Party has. This has been the case ever since the Democrats achieved corporate fund raising parity with the Republicans during the Clinton years.
Even with Barack Obama in the White House, things have only gotten worse. No bankers went to jail for their criminal activities that derailed our economy in 2007. Health care reform turned into a gift to the health insurance industry. Civil rights have been severely eroded. On the international stage, the U.S.A. has accelerated it's illegal drone strikes against Middle Eastern countries. State legislatures have been hijacked by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a front for the billionaire class.
Where were any prominent Democrats when the Wisconsin Uprising took place? Nowhere to be seen. What about the famous Obama quote?
“And understand this: If American workers are being denied their right to organize and collectively bargain when I’m in the White House, I will put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself, I will walk on that picket line with you as President of the United States of America. Because workers deserve to know that somebody is standing in their corner.”
All we got out of him was a Tweet on the day before the 2012 recall election.
The press no longer even acknowledges the existence of people power. Newscasts always feature business news. We have a Nightly Business Report. Where is the “daily labor report?” When I was growing up, there was a major radio station in Chicago: WCFL. Those call letters stood for the Chicago Federation of Labor. It no longer exists in that form.
“Businesses act in their own self-interests, and in the interests of their shareholders. Big media companies are businesses -- $360 billion worth. They want a cultural, labor, legislative, regulatory, and judicial environment that allows them to maximize profits. But progressive politics are an immediate and tangible threat to their interests. In what alternate universe would big media companies permit a liberal bias in their own programming?! 'Liberal media bias' is more than a myth -- it's an absurd lie echoing from media corporations themselves, and resonating with the ignorant among us.” http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Myth-of-Liberal-Media-by-Larry-Butler-130428-804.html
My generation remembers protest songs as hallmarks of the times. Popular culture was once a powerful force in the liberal universe. Music, literature, movies, TV shows and art carried powerful messages that bridged the gap between consciousness and reality. The song War by Edwin Starr was probably the most popular protest song of all time in America, reaching the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1970. Other songs, like those of Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, and John Lennon dominated the thoughts of the 1960s and '70s youths.
The book Catch 22 by Joseph Heller was so wildly popular that to this day the phrase “catch 22” is embedded in our lexicon. The TV show Mash used tragedy and comedy in a gripping mixture with its message about the stupidity of war. Songs like Free Your Mind by En Vogue, A Change is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke, Blowin' in the Wind by Bob Dylan, Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell, and I Am Woman by Helen Reddy addressed racism, the environment and civil rights.
These days pop culture is all about narcissistic gratification of material desires. That and the gratuitous satisfaction of violence found in video games and movies.
Unions were once the proud voice of labor. I grew up in Kenosha, Wisconsin. It was the quintessential manufacturing town. At 7 a.m. We could hear the factory whistles all over town, heralding another day for union employees at American Motors (AMC), Anaconda American Brass, Snap-on Tools, McWhite Wire Rope, Tri-Clover Ladish and Jockey International. On Labor Day, the annual parade included marchers and floats in a mile long procession. The AMC plant alone employed some 8,000 workers, supporting about 25,000 households.
Union membership is about 1/3 of its level during the heydays of the 1950s. The portion of private sector workers in unions fell to just 6.6 percent last year, from 6.9 percent in 2011, causing some labor specialists to question whether private sector unions were sinking toward irrelevance. Private sector union membership peaked at around 35 percent in the 1950s.
The biggest segment of labor union membership is now in the public sector. Teacher's unions have come under particular fire as the move to shift education dollars from public to charter schools has picked up steam. “Right to work” laws have been passed in 24 states. Auto manufacturing plants now pay people about half of what they did when unions were dominant.
All of the above factors have collectively meant the end of the liberal aspect of American society. One in four children live in poverty, and we have the highest prison population in the world. Even our prisons have been privatized. They are now big business.
According to Wikepedia, there are approximately 2 million inmates in state, federal and private prisons throughout the country. According to California Prison Focus, “no other society in human history has imprisoned so many of its own citizens.”
We are a permanent war culture, with civil rights on the run. I feel that the pendulum must soon begin to swing the other way. As our devastated economy and environment deepens, a new generation of Americans must rise up and take back our land....by any means necessary.
— 30 —
- Written by sancheq
- Category: Uncategorised
- Hits: 2018
Dave World & Jim Bailey's personal picks
♦ Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs
by Johann Hari
© 2015 Bloomsbury USA ISBN-10: 1620408902 and ISBN-13: 978-1620408902
♦ End Game — volumes one and two
by Derrick Jensen
© 2006 Pedia Press ISBN 1-58322-730X and 1-58322-724-5
♦ Spirit of the Ojibwe: Images of Lac Courte Oreilles Elders
by Sara Balbin, James R. Bailey and Thelma Nauquonabe
© 2012 Holy Cow! Press ISBN 978-0-9823545-0-6
For a review of this book from the Minneapolis Star Tribune go HERE.
♦ The Race For What's Left: The Global Scramble For The
World's Last Resources by Michael T. Klare
© 2012 Picador ISBN 978-1-25002397-1
♦ Vultures' Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates,
and High-Finance Carnivores by Greg Palast
♦ The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
by Naomi Klein;
©2007 Holt and Company ISBN-978-0-312-42779-3;
♦ eaarth Making a Life on a Tough New Planet
by Bill McKibben;
©2010 St. Martin's Press ISBN-978-0-312-54119-4 <www.stmartins.com>
For the New York Times review of this book, go HERE.
♦ Water Wars - Privatization, Pollution and Profit by Vandana Shiva;
©2002 South End Press - Library of Congress control # 20022100340
♦ Duluth by Gore Vidal;
©1983 Random House ISBN-978-0-52738-3 <www.randomhouse.com>
♦ The God Particle: If The Universe is the Answer,
What is the Question? by Leon Lederman;
©2006 Mariner Books ISBN-13: 978-0618711680
♦ Inventing The AIDS Virus by Peter H. Duesberg PhD
©1996 Regnery Publishing ISBN-0-89526-470-6 <www.regnery.com>
this page short URL = http://goo.gl/1rzNhl
- Written by sancheq
- Category: Uncategorised
- Hits: 2121
To comment on this article CLICK HERE
Dave World And The God Particle:
The Conundrum Theory
By Dave World ©2011
I first became aware of the God Particle at least fifteen years ago. It could have been 20 years ago. I do not remember if I heard of the God Particle on television or read about it in print. I said to myself, “God Particle, what do they mean, what are they saying”? So I began to read as much as I could about the God Particle. I watched anything about the God Particle that came on television. So, what is the God Particle?
[ for larger text type Ctrl and + ] may be done more than once
[ to reset text size type Ctrl and 0 ]
Scientists say it is possibly the smallest subatomic particle in the universe. Some say the God Particle could reveal the origins of the universe. The God Particle is called the Higgs boson, field or particle by the scientific community. It is named after Peter Higgs, an English theoretical physicist. The Higgs boson, what an exciting name, NOT! The God Particle, though, is a thought provoking and intriguing name. As far as I know, the name God Particle started in the press and caught on. Who ever came up with the name God Particle to describe the Higgs boson hit the nail on the head.
I have always had a fascination with particle physics. I grew up in Aurora, Illinois, in the 1960s and the 1970s. During that time Fermilab, which is just outside of Aurora, Illinois, was being planned and then built. When I was eleven I was in a Boy Scout troop that was one of the first groups to tour the new Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. It was a great experience that I remember all these years later. One kid in the troop had a dad who worked at Fermilab. His dad took us all around the underground rings.
Then a couple of the scientists came out and talked to the troop. They explained what was going on in the accelerator, and then took our questions. About a year later my mom took me, my sister and brothers to an opening tour of Fermilab. This was a tour for the general public to come see the new facility. Guides showed people around, took questions and served refreshments. Yes, from an early age I have always had a strong mental image of particle accelerators.
I had been thinking about the God Particle recently, when I came across an entry for a book called The God Particle. I had known about the book for a while, but had never read it. So I thought it was probably time to read it. I think that had a lot to do with the advent of the Internet. Just Google the God Particle and see what you get. What an excellent book The God Particle is. I appreciate that the author, Leon Lederman, did not treat readers like we were beneath understanding anything in physics.
In his book Lederman gives us a great history lesson on the atom. I also enjoyed reading about his career. It was very insightful. The book also used humor and metaphors, which gave it a great perspective. A Nobel Prize laureate, he is also a teacher. In The God Particle, Lederman explains physics so a layperson can comprehend the topic. This information is mostly understandable. The math equations in the book are really complicated, but I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to read about the God Particle.
So here is my theory on the Higgs boson, a.k.a. The God Particle
THE CONUNDRUM THEORY:
EVERY THING IS NOTHING
NOTHING IS EVERYTHING
That sounds crazy, I know, but let me break it down like this. Scientists say that the universe which we know today, with billions and billions of stars and vast space, was once the size of an atom much much smaller than a hydrogen atom. They say that the big bang started our universe about fourteen billion years ago. When I say scientists, I mean astrophysicists, theorists, particle physicists, physicists, mathematicians, quantum theorists, experimenters, cosmologists, accelerator builders, and the entire world-wide physics community. The big bang theory is a widely accepted throughout the scientific community.
It takes a village to find the God Particle. Over the last sixty years, scientists have been able to discover smaller and smaller particles. There are hadrons, quarks and leptons, just to name a few. Now they are saying there may be an even smaller particle: the God Particle.
So, if I say everything is nothing, what I mean is absolute nothing on the subatomic scale. No trace of a particle, no signatures of a particle. There would be no chemical trace, no trace of any kind of energy or anything. Here is the conundrum. Absolute nothing within our physical universe, within the speed of light, 186,000 miles per second, becomes everything beyond the speed of light. So, for a millionth trillionth of a half second where within the speed of light meets beyond the speed of light is the God Particle. An analogy might be that the God Particle has one toe within the speed of light, and one toe over the speed of light. I know a millionth trillionth of a half second is not the real math number, but you get the idea: too fast to comprehend.
So where is the math to back this up? How do you measure absolute nothing within the speed of light, and everything beyond the speed of light? When I say everything beyond the speed of light what do I mean? Some scientists have theorized beyond the speed of light is an alternate universe. I say beyond the speed of light is opposite of our physical universe, but intrinsically linked to our physical universe. I believe the everything beyond the speed of light is a pure energy that can not necessarily be measured. It may be pure psychic energy, pure spiritual energy, God energy, soul energy. Beyond the speed of light could be all of the above or none of the above. Of course, there is absolutely no scientific proof of any of this.
My partner started reading some of this and said to me, “ I hope you know it is just semantics with all of those particle physicists”. That may be partly true, but I feel things can be learned from semantics. This is why I am including definitions and terms with this writing, to help keep me on track about the defining of the God Particle.
Conundrum theory says that because the God Particle is both within the speed of light and beyond the speed of light simultaneously, it has special properties. These properties, I believe, allow for matter to form in our universe. Let me try an analogy that has to do with building a foundation for a new home. The hole is dug for the foundation.The earth in this case represents beyond the speed of light. Next is the base which is usually six inches of washed gravel. The washed gravel represents the God Particle. Next the foundation is poured. This represents our physical universe.
So the God Particle acts as the base for which matter is formed. Of course there could not be a base if there was no ground for the base to sit on. The ground represents everything beyond the speed of light. Because of the ground under the base, the baseitself can then hold a foundation, the foundation in this case being our universe. Sound twisted enough? Because of a strong base and foundation, an entire house can be built, or an entire universe.
The Ancient Yin-Yang symbol
One more analogy is the yin-yang symbol. A simple line curves through a circle, separating the two halves. The two halves represent: within the speed of light and beyond the speed of light. Both completely different, but still of the same thing. The line that separates the two halves is the God Particle. In that place where the two halves meet, is both within the speed of light and beyond the speed of light. The God Particle may define the two halves and thus separate them. Without this action there would be no universe, no within the speed of light or beyond the speed of light, no nothing. How can the God Particle define the two halves? It is one in the same, meaning the God Particle is part of both halves.
Some scientists have theorized that the God Particle is part of a field called the Higgs field. To me this is an intriguing theory. Would that explain why some scientists believe that the God Particle could be pervasive throughout our universe? The God Particle may not be a particle at all. How can absolute nothing within the speed of light be a particle? Or everything beyond the speed of light be a particle? Some scientists have also referred to the God Particle as a zone, place, area, or other dimension. What is the mechanism in which the God Particle affects our universe?
When I say universe, I refer to the dictionary definition. I mean within the speed of light, beyond the speed of light, all seen and unseen matter, in short everything. This is just total speculation on my part. Could the mechanism of the God Particle be a manifestation at work? The Conundrum Theory says that the manifestation occurs when two exact opposites simultaneously are as one, which in turn creates the mechanism for the two exact opposites to exist.
Some theorists have even speculated that the God Particle could be self aware, or that there are different types of God Particles that do different things. When I think of the mechanism of the God Particle, I always end up thinking three dimensionally. Is the mechanism of the God Particle a force, energy, wave, or light? Could it be something that we as humans can not identify because it is unlike anything we have seen in the universe so far? So, where is the math to prove the existence of the Higgs boson a.k.a. the God Particle? Is it possible to prove mathematically the existence of the God Particle? Scientists do not even know for sure of the existence of the God Particle. I am one who believes that if it can be proven mathematically, then scientists are certain to try and prove it experimentally.
THEORIES, THEORIES, AND MORE THEORIES
In the world of physics there are many theories. Some of these theories are: the Big Bang Theory, the Quantum Theory, Supersymmetry, Grand Unification Theory, Superstring Theory, Unified Field Theory, Theory of Relativity, Gauge Theory, Big Crunch Theory, Chaos Theory, Wave Theory, Particle Theory Of Light, Wave Theory Of Light, Electromagnetic Theory, Photo Electric Theory, Quantum Field Theory, and Theory of Everything. Have I named enough? Yet there are many more.
I did a Google search for Paradox Theory and got 16,800,000 results. All of these theories are a good thing in my opinion. These theories keep physics moving along. I feel these theories are here to be proved or disproved scientifically, and mathematically. It is not just about proving a theory right, valuable knowledge can be learned from disproving a theory.
Besides the Theory of Relativity, I am particularly interested in Grand Unification Theory. If Grand Unification Theory was complete, humans would have a better understanding of gravity, something that affects us our entire life here on Earth. There are many theories about gravity. In Einstein's general relativity gravity is described as spacetime curvature instead of a force. Is there a opposite of gravity, and I do not mean zero gravity? I mean non-gravity. Conundrum Theory would say yes. Is there non gravity beyond the speed of light? Does the God Particle have a role in why gravity exists in the universe?
How would gravity and non-gravity have a symbiotic relationship where there would be a manifestation between the two that would create the mechanism for both to exist? Again this is just all speculation. Without hard math and scientific experimentation to prove the existence of the God Particle we can not know how it affects interactions in the universe. Today there are many more new theories that describe gravity as waves, or as particle-based. There are also theories that describe gravity as energy with gravitational field lines. Another emerging theory is the New Quantum Gravity Theory, which says split time and space to understand gravity.
God Particle Anatomy: yellow = within the speed of light;
blue = beyond the speed of light; green = manifestation mechanism
When I talk about psychic energy, God energy, soul energy, infinite energy, these are of an esoteric nature. How is science supposed to prove esoteric concepts with facts? I am trying to stick to the definitions of energy and force. When I look at those definitions and tie them to esoteric concepts, the scientific proof is not there. Until there is scientific experimentation and mathematics to back up esoteric concepts they remain just concepts.
Esoteric concepts are not without merit, though. If these concepts get us to open our minds to different possibilities, that is a good thing. Thinking about different possibilities can lead us to new theories. New concepts and theories come and go. Sometimes old concepts and theories are revisited with new knowledge that may support or disprove that theory or concept. This is the ebb and flow of physics.
Is the universe symmetrical, asymmetrical or non-symmetrical? The Conundrum Theory would say all three. Within the speed of light where we live is symmetrical. Beyond the speed of light is non symmetrical. Where symmetrical meets non symmetrical, the God Particle resides. Would that make the God Particle asymmetrical? If the God Particle is two complete opposites within one, then is that asymmetrical ? Some scientists have theorized that humans and life add an asymmetrical element to a symmetrical physical universe. Other scientists say they have proven through math that humans and life do not add an asymmetrical element to the universe. I say that humans and life do add an asymmetrical element to the universe. More on that when I get into the philosophy of the God Particle.
I cannot think about the Higgs boson a.k. a. God Particle without considering finite and infinite. The Conundrum theory says that the universe is both infinite and finite. Our physical universe is finite because the total amount of mass came from one source, the big bang. It is infinite because that total mass of our universe was always there, no matter whether it was the size of a subatomic particle, or of the universe we know today. Scientists have also theorized that the universe expands and contracts over many billions of years. This to me speaks of an eternal universe that is always there but just changes shape and size.
Again, is our friend, the God Particle, at work here? Boy, that God Particle must be working overtime to keep a universe this vast going. Another Conundrum Theory question is "What came first, the chicken or the egg?" Just kidding. I was wondering if you were still reading this. The question I asked myself is, “what came first, the Big Bang or the God Particle?” I say the God Particle came before the Big Bang. The God Particle, in my opinion, kicked the whole thing off. Where is the scientific proof?
God Particle points exponentially grown
Scientists are getting very close to seeing the very beginning of the universe. Other scientists have theorized that the God Particle did not exist in the beginning of the universe about fourteen billion years ago. Some scientists say the universe was in primordial existence, where there were no particles at all. I say that the God Particle would not have been affected by the intensity of the universe in the first moments after the Big Bang. Some scientists have theorized that the space our universe is expanding into is infinite. Did infinite space exist before the Big Bang?
QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS AND MORE QUESTIONS
There seem at times to be endless questions about the universe we live in and the mystery of life. There are many unanswered questions about the God Particle and its role in our universe. Why are there so many opposites? Infinite and finite, strong force and weak force, with in the speed of light and beyond the speed of light, symmetrical and non symmetrical, positive and negative, gravity and non gravity. Should matter and antimatter be considered opposites? If I go by definitions, they are opposites. Anti-proton has the word opposite in its definition. Does duality theory support the existence of the Higgs boson/God Particle?
Where are the anti-particles in the universe today? Is there anti “anything” beyond the speed of light? Scientists have made great strides in understanding anti-matter in our universe. Where is the matter/anti-matter naturally occurring in the physical universe we know today? Conundrum theory would say the God Particle is why there is matter and antimatter.
Think of the God Particle as a master brake cylinder regulating the various brake functions. In this case the God Particle is a master regulator of what seem to be complete opposites in our universe. Because of this master regulating mechanism of opposites, the God Particle creates existence, without this master regulating mechanism the opposites would cancel each other out, thus no existence. How does the God Particle achieve this master regulating mechanism of opposites?
The word “manifestation” would describe what I am saying. This manifestation of opposites is the God Particle becoming one in the same with both opposites. When the God Particle is one in the same with the opposites, the manifestation occurs with the mechanism, resulting in opposites and existence itself. Why is the God Particle also referred to as the Top Quark, the “Ultimate Particle”?
Once again, I am trying to stick to dictionary definitions. Having read the definitions, I would describe the God Particle as top or ultimate. If the God Particle is top or ultimate, I surmise that the God Particle by definition has a master regulatory role of existance of the universe. Why does the Top Quark as described by physicists have so much mass? The scientists theorize the top quark's mass is rest mass. The top quark, being the God Particle, is nothing and everything at the same time. This might explain why the top quark has the mass that it does. Is the God Particle directly responsible for the size of all particles? This is one of the questions facing physicists today. If the God Particle is responsible for particles existing in the first place, would that determine their size and type? Is the God Particle the Holy Grail of quantum mechanics?
SPIRITUALITY, ESOTERIC MATTERS, RELIGION, AND
GOING WAY OUT ON A PHILOSOPHICAL LIMB
How can I talk about the God Particle without talking about religion? Is there something religion teaches us that we can use in our understanding the God Particle? I do not espouse any one religion. I grew up Catholic, but by the time I was a junior in high school had I stopped going to church, even though I was going to a Catholic High School.
Now I look to religions for their commonality. I learn what I can about their different beliefs. There are common themes that run through the major religions. One common belief is that of a God. Another belief shared by religions is the belief that a soul lives on after we die, or that the soul is reincarnated and lives on that way. There is also common belief in an afterlife in heaven. That we are all God's children is yet another commonality. We are made in the image of God, who created the heavens, earth and universe. God is everything. We humans and all forms of life are part of that everything. These and many more concepts are shared by Earth's religions.
When I was in the sixth grade I was an altar boy. We recited a prayer that, in part, said “We believe in one God, maker of heaven and earth”. That there is no beginning time, and no end time, this was the Catholic way of explaining infinity to humans. Other religions have the same type of prayers, done in their own ways, but still referring to the infinity of God and the universe. I see the major religions as saying that God is infinite, and so are humans.
Is the God Particle part of that infiniteness, or does it create the conditions for infiniteness? Another commonality is a creation story told not only among major religions, but also among indigenous people around the world. Native Americans have a creation story that in full form takes hours to tell. I also find that individual prayer or meditation, and group prayer are both common. A fundamental principle among religions is group worship with song. What is it about the group connecting together spiritually that has been around as long as humans?
On a personal level, let me say that I worked in home health care for twelve years. In my final years, I did end of life hospice care. It was a humbling experience, being there for clients in their last days. Many times the dying person said they saw a light. Some said they had a dream of a light. Several had asked me if I had seen a light. On one occasion I was with a client when that person passed away. I was strange to me, as if her life light had gone out. Is that life light what religions refer to as our soul? This is where I ponder the idea of how the God Particle fits in to our own personal lives.
In our physical universe there are hundreds of billions of galaxies, with hundreds of billions of stars in each one. I know, I sound like Carl Sagan now, but when I was growing up I never missed him when he was on the Tonight Show. Consider the size of our Milky Way galaxy compared to the size of the rest of our universe. It is stunningly small.
Then the size of our solar system is even much more of a speck in size, compared to the rest of the universe. The Earth is a relativly small small small speck in the vast universe. When I then consider the size of a human body compared to the size of the universe, it is the tiniest of specks. Then consider the physical size of the human brain compared to the size of the universe. Not even a dust particle compared to the size of the universe. Now consider what the size the human soul could be.
Remember, I am going out on a limb whether you believe in soul or not. Is the human soul a manifestation of a light energy? How is the God Particle involved? Despite being less than a dust particle in size compared to the size of the universe, each of us holds the entire universe within. It is sort of like “everything is nothing and nothing is everything” when I try to think about a human soul that lives, and a body that dies. Do we contain a nothing/everything element that is our soul?
Does the God particle make that possible? We seem to come from nothing. Are humans nothing in the physical sense of our soul? At the same time we are everything and hold the entire universe within us. Is our everything (soul) what lives on eternally? Is it the God Particle that makes the (everything) possible in our soul? The only way the (everything), meaning spirit, soul can exist in the physical universe is to be in a mortal body. Is the God Particle the mechanism of how our souls go from mortal physical world to spiritual eternal? If everything in our physical universe came from a subatomic particle, and that particle was the God Particle, would that mean that the God Particle is in all of us?
When I consider humans as adding an asymmetrical element to the universe, I must consider the definition of soul. If I believe in the concept of soul, is the God Particle passed on through conception? Opposites, a sperm and egg, come together in conception; but particle-wise they are symmetrical. Is it the creation of soul that is the asymmetrical element going on in a symmetrical physical universe? What better way for the God Particle to pass along in the physical universe than during sexual pleasure of human beings, moments when we are at one with the universe?
I believe that if one believes in human soul, then that is a decent argument for an asymmetrical element in the physical universe. I had a client one time that was about two weeks away from dying. He told me it felt like he had lived his life so God could see the world in a unique way. “It is as if we are God looking at God” he told me. By that time he was not scared of death, just afraid about how much he would miss his children. This client of mine also told me that, as he got sicker, he kept getting the feeling he was part of something much bigger.
After he passed away, I went to the service. It was a Traditional Native American and Catholic hybrid service. I thought, “how can they have a dual service”? As it turns out, very well. The commonality between the two is what pulled it all together. Is life somehow intrinsically linked to the God Particle? I mean much more than a link, in that the God Particle may be responsible for the physical universe. Is there a spiritual link? Of course, this is one question science will never be able to answer.
I try to think of a commonality between physics, esotericism, religion and spirit. Religion gives us explanations as to why we are alive and why we die. It also tells us of a loving God. Physics is tries to explain, down to the absolute detail, why the physical universe is the way it is. Does explaining the physical universe down to the smallest detail get us closer to “God”? I say yes. God gave humans the brain power to do just that.
God Particle existence prior to Big Bang is
self-fulfilling prophesy after Big Bang
An analogy might be found in the United States landing on the moon in 1969. The public saw the first pictures of earth from the moon. Was that a spiritual moment in the evolution of our species? For the first time in human history we were far enough away from our planet to get a picture of it from that perspective. We then knew the world for what it is, a beautiful, small blue- and-white ball rotating in space. I was a young boy at the time, and I had a new sense of our tiny world in a vast universe.
Will the discovery of the Higgs boson (God Particle) be a spiritual moment in the evolution of our species, like seeing a picture of the whole world for the first time? One thing is for sure, physics is bound to make amazing discoveries in the decades ahead. As the technology evolves, more and more, details will emerge as to just what the entire universe is made of. Could the Higgs boson /God Particle be the key discovery that gives humans an entire picture of the universe? Some scientists have theorized that it will never be found.
Consider Albert Einsteins Special Theory of Relativity, which says that nothing can go faster than the speed of light. Since the God Particle is both beyond the speed of light and within the speed of light simultaneously, does that mean it would be impossible to find the God Particle? Some say it would take infinite energy to go faster than the speed of light. The conundrum might be that infinite energy is just exactly what exists beyond the speed of light.
Even though there is no scientific proof of what is absolutely beyond the speed of light, science still has good theories about what is beyond the speed of light. I feel that the technology to prove those theories is just not developed enough yet. To me religion and physics are complementary. They both in their own way help us answer the eternal question of why are we here. For some people religion helps them understand their mortality, faith, and God.
As physics gains a more complete understanding of the physical universe, it may help us live better lives in that physical universe. Thanks to physics, many technological advances have happened which shaped the modern world. These advances will keep coming, as will their effects in the modern world. Some have theorized that if they find the Higgs boson/God Particle, physics and the world will be changed forever.
I do not like to use the word “find” when it comes to the God Particle. As far as I know, the God Particle is not lost. The word “discover” does not necessary work for me either. One could say human beings are trying to discover the God Particle. Do we know if there is other intelligent life out there in the vast universe? Is there an advanced civilization that has already “discovered” the God Particle?
I have always thought that if there is other intelligent life in the universe, that would be incredible. If Homo sapiens is the only intelligent life in the universe, that would also be incredible. When it comes to the God Particle, they need to observe and record it. Do you have to record the God Particle in order to observe the God Particle? Oh, semantics. You have to love it. Can't live with it, can't talk without it.
I thank Leon Lederman for his eloquently written book, and I am glad there is someone in the physics community who understands that laypeople have an interest in physics. In The God Particle the author refers to God as female in gender. I also see God as female in gender. Not that God really has any specific gender. Why is there Mother Nature, for example? Women perpetuate life. I believe that an earth and universe this beautiful could only be made by a woman. I am a layperson trying to understand the God Particle and what it means to the universe, our world and our lives. I hope you have enjoyed reading this as much as I have writing it. I leave you with some of my favorite quotes.
“Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.”
Frank Lloyd Wright
“The cosmic religious experience is the strongest and noblest driving force behind scientific research.”
GODSPEED, GOD PARTICLE
Take care, Dave World
TERMS & DEFINITIONS
anti : 1 a : of the same kind but situated opposite, exerting energy in the opposite direction, or pursing an opposite policy (anticlinal b : one that is opposite in kind to (anticlimax) 2 a : opposing or hostile to in opinion, sympathy, or practice (anti-Semite) b : opposing in effect or activity
antimatter : matter composed of the counterparts of ordinary matter, antiprotons instead of protons, positrons instead of electrons, and antineutrons instead of neutrons
area: 1: a level piece of ground 2: surface included within a set of lines; specif : the number of unit squares equal in measure to the surface 3 : AREAWAY 4 : a particular extent of space of surface or one serving special function 5 : the scope of a concept, operation, or activity : FIELD 6 : a part of the cerebral cortex having a particular function
asymmetric: asymmertria lack of proportion : not symmetrical ill -proportioned
conjecture: 1: interpretation of omens b: supposition 2 a : inference from defective of presumptive evidence SYN CONJECTURE, SURMISE, GUESS mean to draw an inference from slight evidence insufficient for definite knowledge; SURMISE implies even slighter evidence and suggests the influence of imagination or suspicion: GUESS stresses a hitting upon a conclusion either wholly at random or from very uncertain evidence
conundrum: 1 : a riddle whose answer is or involves a pun 2 a : a question or problem having only a conjectural answer b : an intricate and difficult problem synonym: see mystery
cosmology 1 a : a branch of metaphysics that deals with the nature of the universe b : a theory or doctrine describing the natural order of the universe 2: a branch of astronomy that deals with the origin, structure, and space-time relationships of the universe; also : a theory dealing with these matters
dimension: to measure out 1: extension in one direction : one of three or four coordinates determining a position in space or space and time 2 : an element represented in an equation by a symbol that functions analogously to symbols representing the three spatial dimensions and regarded as a constituent of a geometric space b : magnitude of extension in one direction or in all directions c : the range over which or the degree to which something extends : bodily form or proportions 3 : wood or stone cut to pieces of specified size
energy: 1 : vitality of expression 2 : the capacity of acting 3 : power forcefully exerted 4 : the capacity for doing work
energy level: one of the stable states of constant energy that may be assumed by a physical system
epistemology : the study or a theory of the nature and grounds of knowledge, especially with reference to its limits and validity
esoteric: 1 a : designed for or understood by the specially initiated alone b : of or relating to knowledge that is restricted to a small group 2 : limited to a small circle
eternal 1 a : having infinite duration : EVERLASTING b : of or relating to eternity c : characterized by abiding fellowship with God 2 a : continued without intermission : PERPETUAL b : seemingly endless 3 : INFERNAL 4 : TIMELESS
exponential 1 : of or relating to an exponent 2 : involving a variable exponent (10x is an ~ function) 3 : expressible or approximately expressible by an exponential equation (~curve) - exponentially
field 1 a : an open land area free of woods and buildings b : an area of cleared enclosed land used for cultivation or pasture 2 : an area or division of an activity 3 : a set of mathematical elements that is subject to two binary operations the second of which is distributive to the first and both of which yield an element and that constitutes a commutative group under the first operation and also under the second if the zero or unit element under the first is omitted
finite: 1 a : having definite or definable limits b : having a limited nature or existence 2 a : having a character completely determinable in theory or in fact by enumeration, measurement, or conceptualization b : neither infinite nor infinitesimal 3 : less than an arbitrary positive integer and greater than the negative of that integer
force: 1 a : strength or energy exerted or brought to bear : cause of motion or change : active power b : moral mental strength 2 : an agency or influence that if applied to a free body results chiefly in an acceleration of the body and sometimes in elastic deformation and other affects 3 : a body assigned to a military purpose
god : the supreme or ultimate reality : as: a : the Being perfect in power, wisdom, and goodness whom people worship as creator and ruler of the universe b : the incorporeal divine Principle ruling over all as eternal Spirit : infinite mind : one controlling a particular aspect or part of reality
god particle: an informal name for the Higgs boson
infinite: 1 : subject to no limitations or external determination 2 : extending indefinitely : ENDLESS 3 : immeasurably or inconceivably great or extensive : INEXHAUSTIBLE 4 A : extending or lying beyond any preassigned value however large (number of positive numbers) b: extending to infinity plane surface c : capable of being put into one to one correspondence with a proper part of itself
light : 1 a : something that makes vision possible b : the sensation aroused by stimulation of the visual receptors : BRIGHTNESS c : an electromagnetic radiation in the wavelength range including infrared, visible, ultraviolet, and X rays in a vacuum with a speed of about 186,281 miles per second
light year : a unit of length in interstellar astronomy equal to the distance that light travels in one year in a vacuum or 5,878,000,000,000 miles
manifest 1 : readily preceived by the senses and esp. by the sight 2 : easily understood or recognized by the mind : OBVIOUS : to make evident or certain by showing or displaying
manifestation 1 a : the act, process, or an instance of manifesting b : something that manifests c : one of the forms in which an individual is manifested d : an occult phenomenon 2 : a public demonstration of power and purpose
matter 1 : the substance or substances of which any physical object consists or is composed a : physical or corporeal substance in general, whether solid, liquid, or gaseous, especially as distinguished from incorporeal substance, as spirit or mind, or from qualities, actions, and the like
mechanism 1 a : a piece of machinery b : a process or technique for achieving a result 2 : mechanical operation or action 3 : a doctrine that holds natural processes (as of life) to be mechanically determined and capable of complete explanation by the laws of physics and chemistry 4 : the fundamental physical or chemical processes involved in or responsible for an action reaction or other natural phenomenon
metaphysics 1 : a division of philosophy that is concerned with the fundamental nature of reality and being and that includes ontology, cosmology, and often epistemology (2) : ontology 2 b : abstract philosophical studies : a study of what is outside objective experience
non : more at no, one : not : reverse of : absence of
ontology 1: a branch of metaphysics concerned with the nature and relations of being 2: a particular theory about the nature of being or the kinds of things that have existence
paradox 1 : a tenet contrary to received opinion 2a : a statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is perhaps true b : a self-contradictory statement that at first seems true c : an argument that apparently derives self-contradictory conclusions by valid deduction from acceptable premises 3 : something (as a person, condition, or act) with seemingly contradictory qualities or phases – paradoxical
parallel 1 a : extending in the same direction, everywhere equidistant and not meeting b : everywhere equally distant ( concentric spheres are~) 2 a : having parallel sides ( a ~ reamer b : being or relating to an electrical circuit having a number of conductors in parallel 3 a : similar, analogous, or interdependent in tendency or development b : readily compared : companion c : having corresponding syntactial elements d : keeping the same distance apart in musical pitch
place 1 a : a way for admission or transit b ; physical environment : SPACE c : physical surroundings : ATMOSPHERE 2 a : an indefinite region or expanse : AREA b : a building or locality used for a special purpose : the three-dimensional compass of a material object 3 a : a particular region or center of population b : HOUSE, HOMESTEAD 4 : a particular part of a surface or body : SPOT 5 a : relative position in a scale or sequence : DEGREE 6 a : a proper or designated niche b : an appropriate moment or point 7 a : an available seat or accommodation b : an empty or vacated position 8 : the position of a figure in relation to others of a row or series and esp. of one occurring after a decimal point 9 a : to identify by connecting with an associated context
quantum mechanics : a general mathematical theory dealing with the interactions of matter and radiation in terms of observable quantities only
quantum theory : a branch of physical theory based on the concept of the subdivision of radiant energy into finite quanta and applied to numerous processes involving transference or trans-formation of energy in an atomic or molecular state
regulate 1 a : to govern or direct according to rule b : to bring under the control of law or constituted authority 2 : to reduce to order, method, or uniformity 3 : to fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of change
semantics 1 : the study of meanings a : the historical and psychological study and the classification of changes in the signification of words or forms viewed as factors in linguistic development b: SEMIOTICS 2 : a branch of semiotics dealing with the relations between and what they refer to and including theories of denotation, extension, naming and truth 3 a : the meaning or relationship of meanings of a sign or set of signs; connotative meaning b : the exploitation of connotation and ambiguity (as in propaganda)
soul 1 : the immaterial essence, animating principle, or actuating cause of an individual life 2 a : the spiritual principle embodied in human beings, all rational and spirtual beings, or the universe b : GOD 3 : a person's total self 4 a : an active or essential part b : moving spirit : LEADER 5 a : man's moral and emotional nature b : the quality that arouses emotion and sentiment c : spiritual or moral force : FERVOR 6 : person 7 : EXEMPLIFICATION, PERSONIFICATION
speculate 1 a : to meditate on or ponder a subject : REFLECT b : to review something idly or casually and often inconclusively 2 : to assume a business risk in hope of gain
spiritual 1 : of, relating to, or consisting of spirit : INCORPOREAL 2 a : of or relating to sacred matters (songs) b : ecclesiastical rather than lay or temporal (lords) 3 : spiritually akin or related (~home) (~heir) 4 a : of or relating to ghosts or similar super natural beings b : SPIRITUALISTIC
speed of light : the distance light can travel in a unit of time through a given substance : light travels through a vacuum 186,000 miles per second
surmise : to imagine or infer on slight grounds : GUESS : a thought or idea based on scanty evidence : CONJECTURE
symbiosis 1 : the living together in more or less intimate association or close union of two dissimilar organisms 2 : the intimate, living together of two dissimilar organisms in a mutually beneficial realtionship; MUTUALISM – symbiotic
symmetrical 1 : having , involving, or exhibiting symmetry 2 : having corresponding points whose connecting lines are bisected by a given point of perpendicularly bisected by a given line or plane (~curves) 3 : being such that the terms may be interchanged without altering the value, character, or truth (~equations) 4 a : capable of division by a longitudinal plane into similar halves (~plant parts) b : having the number of members in each whorl of floral leaves 5 : affecting corresponding parts simultaneously and similarly 6 : exhibiting symmetry in a structural formula : being a derivative with groups substituted symmetrically in the molecule : SYMMETRIC
theory 1 : the analysis of a set of facts in their relation to one another 2 : the general or abstract principles of a body of fact, a science, or an art (music ~) 3 : a plausible or scientifically acceptable general principle or body of principles offered to explain phenomena (wave~ light) 4 a : a hypothesis assumed for t;he sake of argument or investigation b : SUPPOSITION, CONJECTURE c ; a body of theorems presenting a concise systematic view of a subject (~ of equations) 5 : abstract thought : SPECULATION
ultimate 1 a : most remote in space or time : FARTHEST b : last in a progression : FINAL c : EVENTUAL d : EXTREME, UTMOST 2 : finally reckoned 3 a : BASIC FUNDAMENTAL b : incapable of further anaylsis, division, or separation : ELEMENTAL 4 : MAXIUM
universe 1 : the whole body of things and phenomena observed or postulated : COSMOS 2 a : a systematic whole held to arise by and persist through the direct intervention of divine power b : the world of human experience c : MILKY WAY GALAXY : an aggregate of stars comparable to the Milky Way galaxy 3 : a distinct field or province of thought or reality that forms a closed system or self-inclusive and independent organization 4 : POPULATION
Dave World music
- Written by sancheq
- Hits: 2300
Black Gold (Oil) music video
Dedicated to the memory of Jeffrey Lynn Ames (1957-2012)
who built the computer that made this song possible
TO BUY THE Mp3
click here ==>http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/daveworld2
Black Gold (Oil) Street Mix
Dave World wrote the song prompted by wars in the Middle East and, most recently, by the British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
He says “But, it's about much more than that. Black Gold (Oil) is a metaphor for all kinds of addictions to substances and states of mind. Human behavior is affected by addictions to many different things.”
Then there are the phases through which society and nature cycle. Something underground is extracted, brought to earth's surface, processed, used and discarded. It then goes back to the earth's surface, much more toxic than it was when sealed underground. Similarly, we humans come from dust, dance through life, and return to dust. Whole societies do the same thing.
Dave World sings “Oil, the ultimate fuel of modern man, brought us out of the stone age. Oil, the ultimate goo, brought us into the plastic age. Oil, the Black Gold of modern man: some people will kill for it.”
The psychedelic nature of Black Gold (Oil) Street Mix is true to tones and effects from back in the early days of electro and techno music. At the same time the listener is treated to some a capella verses creatively delay-looped, yet cleanly rendered. One can understand every word of this song. The medium is a message.
“You're so black, and dirty, and greasy. I love you. Oil, I couldn't get away from you if I really tried. And I really tried.” The love-hate nature of addiction in a nutshell.
Dave World was born and raised in urban northern Illinois, and now resides in rural northern Wisconsin. Aside from music, his interests include ecology, communications, media analysis, social phenomena, healthy living and pets.
Who does he count among his musical influences? Arcade Fire, Laurie Anderson, Badger Singers, Muse, Donna Summer, Devo, Snap, Yoko Ono, Technotronic, Public Enemy, Sparks, LL Cool J, Dead Kennedys, John Prine, Iris DeMent, Oingo Boingo, Buffy Sainte-Marie, John Trudell, Katie Tunstall, Kanye West, Cher, Rihanna, and Green Day. Radio stations KROQ (Los Angeles), B96 - WBBM (Chicago), WOJB (Hayward, Wisconsin), and KBMX (Duluth/Superior).
Call Dave World eclectic.
Black Gold (Oil) was crafted in Acoustica's Mixcraft program. Two different virtual synthesizers make up the bulk of the instrument tracks. A Yamaha YPT 300 keyboard served as the MIDI controller of Mixcraft's Moog synth emulation. A separate synth program, Rubber Duck by d-lusion, is modeled after an early Roland TB-303. Its output was rendered to WAV, and the file was then inserted into a Mixcraft project track. (Rubber Duck's tiny memory footprint requires only 4 KB on disk.) The percussion track was created by combining Acoustica Beatcraft renderings and Mixcraft loops.
An Aardvark Direct Pro 24/96 was used to route signals from the Yamaha and a Shure SM 58 microphone into a PC, where the mixing and processing took place. Most notable among the VST plug-ins were Antares AutoTune Evo, BTS TremeloDelay, and Matt's Wah Wah. Compression, limiting and chorus effects utilized Kjaerjus Audio virtual technology, all included in Mixcraft's lineup.
AARDVARK DIRECT PRO 24/96 http://www.pcrecording.com/aardvark.htm
D-LUSION RUBBERDUCK http://www.d-lusion.com/ProductsRubberduck.html
"Techno music defeats . . . the alienating effect
of mechanisation on the modern consciousness".
Mc Leod, K.,"Space oddities: aliens, futurism and meaning in popular music", Popular Music (2003) Volume 22/3. Copyright 2003 Cambridge University Press, pp. 337–355.
- Hits: 9088
is a propaganda ploy
Actual science conflicts with
pharmaceutical industry-promoted hysteria
By James Richard Bailey
The public discussion about vaccines has recently escalated to the level formerly occupied by the Ebola virus. I'm a media analyst who pays particular attention to whichever media circus is currently in vogue. Whether it is war, or terrorism, or disease, there is always some fear mongering specialty of the day going on.
♦ If the text is too small and hard to read, use your browser's View menu to Zoom In ♦
Currently, it is has to do with measles outbreaks in the good old U.S.A. Nothing big, mind you. No serious medical complications, no deaths. Just measles outbreaks. Yes, the United States experienced a small number of measles cases during 2014, with 644 cases from 27 states reported to CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD). That was an unusual year. In 2013 there were 187 cases reported, and in 2015, there were 188 people reported to have had measles. Contrary to the impression given by scientifically illiterate talking heads, the number for 2016 was down to just 70 cases, less than half that of the previous year.
From these figures, the pro-vaccine fanatics are claiming that 2014 saw a record number of measles cases. Examine the claims more closely, and you'll find that is only a record for the 21st Century, since measles was declared eradicated in 2000. It is a far cry from the early decades of the 20th century, when thousands of fatal measles infections were reported each year. During the 1950s an annual average of greater than 500,000 cases of measles and nearly 500 deaths blamed on measles were reported in the United States. Surveys indicated that 95% of the population had been infected with measles by the age of 15 years. Note that the following link from 1983 predicted the elimination of measles "entirely from the country within the year". http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6878996
What you won't find reported is the fact that those fatality numbers had plunged to a small fraction before vaccinations began. This was due mostly to improved sanitation and nutrition, as well as common advances in medicine including the development of antibiotics. One wonders where is the media reporting on the fact that the overwhelming number of measles deaths were due to pneumonia. Very few people know that measles is actually a respiratory disease. Transmission of this infection is most often attributed to airborne, cough-expelled droplets. The first sign of measles is a sore throat and a cough. Pneumonia, of course, is easily treatable with antibiotics.
Vaccines are dangerous
Vaccines can injure or even kill. That is why all US vaccine manufacturers are protected from law suits and criminal prosecution. To understand how this happened, we have to turn the clock back to 1982, when Big Pharma blackmailed Congress. That is when four big drug companies (Merck, Wyeth, Lederle, Connaught) threatened to stop selling vaccines in America unless a law was passed giving them complete immunity from prosecution.
The pharmaceutical industry knew they were in big trouble because the old, crude whooping cough vaccine in the DPT shot was causing brain inflammation and death in many children. The live oral polio vaccine was crippling children and adults with vaccine strain polio; and Americans were filing lawsuits to hold drug companies responsible for the safety of their products. So, the manufacturers demanded to be shielded from liability.
The companies' ploy worked, and on Nov. 14, 1986 President Reagan signed the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act. It provided for a system that would be administered by the Federal judiciary to compensate those with provable claims. At the same time, it was guaranteed under the same law that parents would still have the ability to sue the companies if their claims were denied by the federal system. The law had, after all, been set up so that 2/3 of applicants were denied. Furthermore, compensation for a death resulting from vaccination was capped at $250,000.
US Vaccine Court has paid out billions of dollars
If you need positive proof that vaccines are much more dangerous than your doctor says they are, here it is. The U.S. Vaccine Court paid out $3.6 BILLION DOLLARS in damages to people who have been injured by vaccines from 1988 through 2017 (the last year for which we have numbers).
What, you didn't know there is a U.S. Vaccine Court? Well, there is. And no, that isn't its real name. Vaccine Court is the popular term which refers to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims Office of Special Masters, which administers a no-fault system for litigating vaccine injury claims.
In 1986, Congress created the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act. This program has original jurisdiction for children's claims of vaccine injury.
The VICP has compensated approximately 2,500 claims [link to study] of vaccine injury since the inception of the program. A study of these claims found 83 cases of acknowledged vaccine-induced brain damage that include autism, a disorder that affects speech, social communication and behavior. In 21 published cases of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims Office of Special Masters, which administers the VICP, the Court stated that the petitioners had autism or described autism unambiguously. In 62 remaining cases, the authors identified settlement agreements where Health and Human Services (HHS) compensated children with vaccine-induced brain damage, who also have autism or an autism spectrum disorder.
This finding of autism in compensated cases of vaccine injury is significant. U.S. government spokespeople have been asserting no vaccine-autism link for more than a decade. This finding calls into question the decisions of the Court of Federal Claims in the Omnibus Autism Proceeding in 2009 and 2010 and the statement of Health and Human Services on its website that HHS has never concluded in any case that autism was caused by vaccination.
Using publicly available information, the investigation shows that the VICP has been compensating cases of vaccine-induced brain damage associated with autism for more than twenty years. This investigation suggests that officials at HHS, the Department of Justice and the Court of Federal Claims may have been aware of this association but failed to publicly disclose it.
To comment on this article CLICK HERE
From my research into this topic, I have come to the following conclusions:
While there are Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) sometimes caused by the MMR vaccine, many other disorders, and even deaths, are also caused by virtually all vaccines, a proposition that is proven by decisions of the Vaccine Court and subsequent awards of compensation.
Vaccines are not nearly as effective as claimed, and they even contribute to outbreaks by causing the very disease that they are supposed to prevent. It can be shown that decline in disease rates is due to advances in public health,
Serious complications of measles are preventable with administration of vitamins A and C in pharmacological doses, supporting the conclusion that in and of itself, measles need not be thought of as a horrible malady. Similar effects of vitamin C are applicable to whooping cough. Complications are also due to malnutrition and other factors such as parasitic infection and reduced resistance from other stressors like dehydration, chemical toxicity and exhaustion.
The option of informed consent is not presented as a consideration to patients or, if they are children, to their parents. There are moral rights to informed consent, and the legal choice to decline the vaccination intervention.
Herd immunity is entirely different from the common explanation given in the media.
The increase in the number of vaccines, and the early age at which they are routinely administered causes many disorders.
The immunity imparted by natural means is far superior to that acquired through the use of vaccines. (i.e. cell mediated immunity versus antibody based immunity)
Additives in manufactured vaccines are highly toxic.
As publicly perceived, the risk benefit analysis involved in the choice to vaccinate is largely skewed.
The profit motive of pharmaceutical companies is the main reason new vaccines are developed and promoted.
There is a joint effort of corporations and government to cover up these facts. There is corruption in the CDC, and conflicts of interest in medical journals, contributing to ignorance about and prejudice in favor of vaccination intervention on behalf of medical doctors.
Propaganda regarding vaccine resistance shows a consistent thread that ignores scientific and legal data, and which paints vaccine resistance as emotional, ignorant and superstitious. At the same time, propaganda in favor of vaccinating is full of dishonesty and logical faults. Andrew Wakefield, MD is the favored target of ad hominem attacks, and he was wrongly persecuted by prominent persons in collusion with vaccine manufacturers.
(1) Vaccine Court: The proof is a matter of public record
In 1955 about 200 people were paralyzed and 10 died after contracting polio from the Salk polio vaccine. Through the 1970s and 1980s, the number of lawsuits brought against vaccine manufacturers increased dramatically, and manufacturers made large payouts to individuals and families claiming vaccine injury, particularly from the combined diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT) immunization.
That is why in 1986 the industry was protected from further liability by the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, which led to the inception of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) and the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS).
I said from the beginning that our government has confirmed in a Federal court of law that vaccines cause injuries. I first present the landmark case of a child who rapidly regressed and became autistic after a round of routine childhood vaccinations.
This case involved 10 year old Ryan Mojabi of California, in which the government admitted that the MMR vaccine caused the brain encephalopathy or brain dysfunction Ryan suffered within five to fifteen days of receiving the shot. Encephalopathy is considered a vaccine table injury, in other words, a compensatable adverse reaction to vaccination. Seizures, spiking fevers, a measles-like rash of red spots all over the body, and ultimately brain encephalopathy were reported following the shots. The witnesses said that he never fully recovered from the adverse vaccine reactions they experienced, losing eye contact, language, and social skills, all hallmark symptoms of autism.
The point here is that autism was caused by the encephalopathy, which was caused by the vaccines. I am not saying that all autism is caused by vaccines. That is a bit of specious pseudo reasoning that is used as a straw man by apologists for the vaccine manufacturers and holders of the outdated paradigm within the medical community.
There is a lot of that sort of poppycock going around. It's just like certain bloggers who say that decisions made by the VICP don't prove anything scientifically. That is true. These decisions only prove that a particular injury followed a vaccination episode. The Mojabi case was successfully prosecuted in an extremely difficult legal system that discards the vast majority of cases before they even start. Not that Steven Novella, creator of Skeptical Science, would acknowledge such a distinction.
In a system designed to shield vaccine manufacturers from liability for injuries caused by their products, Ryan B. Mojabi was awarded $969,474.91 in 2012. Again, apologists for the manufacturers say "This is money that came out of a tax on the manufacturers. They were not sued in a court of law."
No kidding. That is because, by rule of law, it is not possible to sue the manufacturers. The whole system in the US Court of Federal Claims protects them from that! To get a feel for the propaganda being fed to the general public, read the common defense put forth in the web site Skeptical Science. Titled Anti-vaccine kooks still at it, it is full of claims that stand unsupported by fact. They make it seem as if suffering and death from infectious diseases are common, and that adverse effects from the vaccines are rare...exactly the opposite of the truth! I would expect no less from Steven Novella, the website's creator.
Vaccines are dangerous. That we know from the proceedings of the Vaccine Court. From these we learn that the influenza vaccine is the most dangerous vaccine of all, based on the percentage of settled cases.. Here is a window into that statistic.
From August 16 to November 15, 2013, there were 139 claims settled, with 70 of them being compensated by cash awards. Of the 70 cases compensated, 42 were for injuries or deaths linked to the influenza vaccine. That is 60%. The combined total of the other 40% of cases settled included the following vaccines: Hep B, Tetanus, HPV, DTaP, MMR, IPV, PCV, Hib, Meningococcal, Varicella, and TD.
During that time the Vaccine Court paid almost $64 million [$63,796,836.] as compensation for 70 claims. Let that sink into your mind. In just one quarter of the year 2013 that much money was paid out to 42 claimants of vaccine injury.
(2) Many vaccines are ineffective and can actually cause disease
Statistics are always interpreted and presented in such a way as to make it appear that vaccines are foolproof in their effectiveness. One such claim is that the MMR vaccine protects kids from death, based on statistics that actually make the opposite case. Look at this chart, showing the mean annual mortality cases in England and Wales from 1900 until the MMR vaccine was introduced. Mortality was reduced through better treatment of disease complications.
When vaccines for childhood diseases were introduced, they were touted as providing lifetime protection, just like natural immunity. It was then learned that their effectiveness only lasted from 2 to 10 years, after which booster shots were needed. Soon afterward it became apparent that the booster shots themselves only lasted one or two years. Now we are told that in order to provide lifelong protection, we must have booster shots throughout our lifetimes.
Another claim is that while vaccines do not guarantee complete protection from a disease, they are generally very effective for most. The qualifiers in that statement are "complete protection" and "generally effective for most". Semantically speaking, nothing provides complete protection from anything. Moreover, general effectiveness is so much puffery.
Let's look at protection and effectiveness of various vaccines from a couple of angles.
Pertussis (whooping cough)
During recent outbreaks, the majority of whooping cough cases were among the population of fully vaccinated people, not in those who were unvaccinated.
In the US, from January 1 to June 16, 2014, there have been nearly 10,000 cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, confirmed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is a 24 percent increase compared to the same time period in 2013. The CDC maintains that the best way to prevent pertussis is to get vaccinated, but this deserves a closer look.
Fully vaccinated children may still get whooping cough, and at very high rates. During the recent outbreak of whooping cough in California, 81% of the victims were fully vaccinated, and 11% were partially vaccinated. Contrast that with this: only 8 percent of the afflicted patients were unvaccinated. Researchers noted the vaccine's effectiveness was only 41% among 2- to 7-year-olds and a dismal 24% among those aged 8-12.
In a study published in the Oxford Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases, researchers reviewed data on every patient who tested positive for pertussis between March and October 2010 at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Rafael, California. Out of these 132 patients:
81 percent were fully up to date on the whooping cough vaccine
8 percent had never been vaccinated
11 percent had received at least one shot, but not the entire recommended series
The amount of protection remaining after 5 years depends heavily on the initial effectiveness. If the initial effectiveness of DTP was 90%, it would decrease to 42% after 5 years. Regardless of the initial effectiveness, the protection from disease afforded by the fifth dose of D Tap among fully vaccinated children who had exclusively received D Tap vaccines waned substantially during the 5 years after vaccination.
The pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine is included as a component in "combination" shots that include tetanus and diphtheria (DPT, DTaP, Tdap) and may also include polio, hepatitis B, and/or Haemophilus Influenza B (Hib). CDC data shows 84 percent of children under the age of three have received at least FOUR DTaP shots ”which is the acellular pertussis vaccine that was approved in the United States in 1996” yet, despite this high vaccination rate, whooping cough still keeps circulating among both the vaccinated and unvaccinated. LINK
Here is one way that the effectiveness of vaccines is exaggerated through collusion between governmental health organizations and manufacturers. In the April, 2012 issue of Pediatrics a doctor from the World Health Organization stated that "Our estimates of vaccine efficacy [effectiveness] have been inflated because of case definition." He was on the WHO committee that did the standardized tests on the whooping cough vaccine.
The acellular pertussis vaccine, like all vaccines, does not confer lifelong immunity. The first shot gives 41% protection among 2- to 7-year-olds, and a dismal 24% among those aged 8-12. Those percentages decline by 10% a year.
Keep in mind that after having contracted whooping cough, one has natural immunity the rest of one's life. Contrast that with vaccine acquired immunity, which must be renewed with a booster shot every few years the rest of one's life.
"We've had over 90% baby vaccination rates for whooping cough vaccines for over 11 years since 2000, AND they've included even more shots since then for the adolescents at the time, and yet more, after 2000, AND here we are with whooping cough in EVEN higher numbers than it was before 1960? Don't you think that's absolutely astonishing? Australia, which has had over a 95% whooping cough vaccination rate since 2000, is having the largest outbreak in their history since pertussis vaccination started. The same is happening in USA, and their rate of vaccination is even higher than Australia. So what do you think is happening there?" Hilary Butler
[In Wisconsin, 2004] We identified 261 pertussis cases among county residents; 149 (57%) were laboratory confirmed. Of the first 57 case patients, 47% reported using a particular high school weight room. Pertussis incidence was high in all age groups; 86% of case patients were 10 years or older. Among 156 case patients with reported vaccination histories, 84% had received 5 or more doses of pertussis-containing vaccine. Adults reported significantly more severe pertussis symptoms than adolescents. LINK
Doctors have begun encouraging adults to get a pertussis booster if it has been more than a decade since their last shot. Physicians also now urge adults who spend time around infants to get a booster, since the disease can be devastating to babies.
Did Ineffective MMR Vaccine Promote Mumps Outbreaks? Dangers of vaccines reported, but reports buried by lies and deception.
In 2009, more than 1,000 people in New Jersey and New York came down with mumps. A similar scenario occurred in 2006, when mumps infected more than 6,500 people in the US. Most of those cases also occurred among the vaccinated population, primarily among college students who had received two doses of . "Why did the majority of outbreaks occur in areas that are thought to HAVE herd immunity status, i.e. where the majority of people are vaccinated and "should" therefore never get the disease.
Philadelphia outbreak deaths were preventable if the religiously constrained parents would have taken their children to the hospital as soon as symptoms of encephalopathy and/or pneumonia had presented themselves.
According to these two lawsuits, Merck began a sham testing program in the late 1990's to hide the declining efficacy of the vaccine. The objective of the fraudulent trials was to "report efficacy of 95 percent or higher regardless of the vaccine's true efficacy." This program was initially referred to as "Protocol 007," the Chatom claim states, and instead of testing the vaccine's efficacy against a wild mumps virus, as is the norm, Merck used its own attenuated strain of the virus, the identical strain with which the children were being vaccinated!
Merck also added animal antibodies to blood samples to achieve more favorable test results, though it knew that the human immune system would never produce such antibodies, and that the antibodies created a laboratory testing scenario that "did not in any way correspond to, correlate with, or represent real life ... virus neutralization in vaccinated people," according to the complaint. [FROM MERCOLA]
Outbreak in 2009, nearly all had been vaccinated
In 2009, more than 1,000 people in New Jersey and New York came down with mumps. At the time, questions arose about the effectiveness of the vaccine as 89 percent of those sickened were vaccinated. About 3,502 children of primarily Orthodox Jewish upbringing developed mumps between June 28, 2009, and June 27, 2010, as a result of an unusual "face-to-face" educational method used at certain all-boys Jewish schools throughout the New York and New Jersey areas. Among those affected by the outbreak, 97 percent were said to be Orthodox Jewish persons, and nearly one-third were between the ages of 13 and 17.
After confirming 1,648 cases of infection using clinical specimens, the research team that compiled the study determined that 89 percent of all those who contracted mumps as a result of the outbreak had already been vaccinated at least twice for mumps, presumably with the controversial measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) combination vaccine that has been implicated in causing gastrointestinal disorders and autism. Another eight percent of the group had reportedly received only one dose of the mumps vaccine, meaning that 97% of the stricken had been vaccinated.
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/038554_mumps_outbreaks_vaccinations_children.html#ixzz3gNwRlScz
The influenza vaccine has the worst effectiveness record of all. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated the effectiveness of the vaccine for the 2014-15 flu season at 19%. In the past three flu seasons, the flu vaccine's effectiveness has been touted as being between 47% and 62%, while some experts have put it as being between 0% to 7%. This qualifies as an EPIC FAIL! Similarly, in the flu season of 2003-04 completely missed the mark, with official CDC estimate of effectiveness at 3% to 14%. Furthermore, these were official estimates which we can assume erred on the side of the pharmaceutical industry.
It is important to realize that influenza often mutates, and the strains that make the rounds in any given year are always different. This is a huge problem for the manufacturers of vaccines, who must have their products ready for market each year in early autumn. The US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee selects the different influenza strains each year that manufacturers should include in their vaccines for the U.S. population for the upcoming influenza season. The closer the match between the circulating strains causing disease and the strains in the vaccine, the better the protection against influenza.
But, the selection process is at best hit-and-miss. The influenza viruses selected for inclusion in the seasonal flu vaccines are updated each year based on which influenza virus strains are circulating, how they are spreading, and how well current vaccine strains protect against newly identified strains. Five World Health Organization (WHO) centers (US, Great Britain, Australia, Japan and China) collect information from 111 countries around the world. WHO then recommends specific viruses for inclusion in seasonal vaccines, and then individual countries decide which ones to license in their domain.
In the US, the FDA decides which strains are to be included in vaccines licensed for use here. All of this is done six months to a year before the vaccines are produced, and it often amounts to little more than guesswork. The result is the aforementioned dismal success rate.
Worse even than the lack of effectiveness is the rate of officially compensated injuries caused by the flu shots. The June 15, 2014 report from the US Vaccine Injury Compensation Program covering just a three-month period shows that the flu vaccine is the most dangerous vaccine in America. There were 78 cases awarded settlements for injuries from all types of vaccines, with 55 of the settlements being for the flu shot, including one death. WHY IS THIS STUNNING NEWS NEVER REPORTED BY OUR MASS MEDIA?
Most of the settlements for injuries due to flu shots were for Guillain-Barré Syndrome. Other flu vaccine injuries included chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, rheumatoid arthritis, shingles, brachial plexus neuropathy, Bell's Palsy, brachial neuritis, transverse myelitis, lichenoid drug eruption and narcolepsy.
Can the flu shot actually give you influenza? The quick answer is YES.
Flu shots CAN actually give a person influenza. (warning, science alert) It works like this. The flu vaccine contains either "attenuated" (weakened), or killed, flu viruses. They are supposedly weakened or killed by the inclusion of formaldehyde in the vaccine formula. The problem is, that formaldehyde doesn't always do the job. Hence, some live viruses get included in some batches of flu vaccine. Furthermore, sometimes the non-killed viruses mutate into different, or even more virulent, viruses. NOTE: THE FOLLOWING IS FROM A SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4353909/
An explanation of the above article more suitable for us non-scientists can be found HERE.
'Tetanus is caused by an infection with the Clostridium tetani bacterium. The bacteria generally enter through a break in the skin such as a cut or puncture wound by a contaminated object. The bacteria are commonly found in soil, dust and manure. The bacteria produce toxins that interfere with muscle contractions, resulting in the typical symptoms. Diagnosis is based on the presenting signs and symptoms. The disease does not spread between people.“ Wikepedia
Tetanus (a.k.a. lockjaw) is a disease of the past unless one lives in a third world country or is horribly injured in war and left untreated. The tetanus bacteria are present in the gut of most mammals, but do not cause disease.
The effectiveness of tetanus toxoid has never been studied in a vaccine trial, according to the CDC. Furthermore, tetanus is not transmissible from person to person. It can only be contracted through spores that are everywhere in the environment. Soil and dust! Yet it is one of three vaccines that are components of the standard DTaP inoculation.
Although a major disease in tropical under-developed countries, tetanus in the USA has been very rare. In the past, tetanus occurred primarily in poor segments of the population in southern states and in Mexican migrants in California. It was swiftly diminishing with each decade prior to the 1950s (in the pre-vaccination era), as inferred from tetanus mortality records and similar case-fatality ratios (about 67-70%) in the early 20th century versus the mid-20th century). The tetanus vaccine was introduced in the USA in 1947 without performing any placebo-controlled clinical trials in the segment of the population (children or adults), where it is now routinely used.
The rationale for introducing the tetanus vaccine into the U.S. population, at low overall risk for tetanus anyway, was simply based on its use in the U.S. military personnel during World War II.
According to a post-war report: in World War One there were 70 cases of tetanus among approximately half a million admissions for wounds and injuries, an incidence of 13.4 per 100,000 wounds. In World War Two there were almost three million admissions for wounds and injuries, with a tetanus case rate of 0.44 per 100,000 wounds.
The report leads us to conclude that vaccination has played a role in tetanus reduction in wounded U.S. soldiers during WWII compared to WWI, and that this reduction vouches for the tetanus vaccine effectiveness. However, there are other factors (e.g. differences in wound care protocols, including the use of antibiotics, higher likelihood of wound contamination with horse manure rich in already active C. tetani in earlier wars, when horses were used by the cavalry, etc.), which should preclude us from uncritically assigning tetanus reduction during WWII to the effects of vaccination. READ MORE
For a wonderful presentation on this topic, view this 45 minute VIDEO by Dr. Suzanne Humphries M.D.
According to Merck's own package insert, 4% of children getting the chicken pox vaccine actually contract the disease from it. Of course, they refer to it as a "varicella-like rash". Furthermore, persons receiving the vaccine can transmit chicken pox to others even though they don't show symptoms themselves. This too is in their package insert. (pdf link).
Of equal or greater importance is the fact that having chicken pox creates natural immunity to the herpes virus which, in turn, protects us from shingles. Vaccine induced antibodies don't do that, which has contributed to the greatly increased incidence of shingles in the general population. (pdf link) From International Journal of Toxicology
Between March 1995 and July 1998, the federal Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) received 6,574 reports of health problems after chickenpox vaccination. That's one adverse health event for every 1,481 chicken pox vaccinations, 14 of which resulted in death. As a result of these vaccine reactions, 17 warnings were added to the manufacturer's product label after the vaccine was being used.
It's worth mentioning that adverse vaccine events are greatly under-reported (by as much as 90 percent, according to some experts) making the dangers of the chicken pox vaccine possibly far worse than these statistics imply.
Dr. Ronald Penny, associate professor of medicine at St. Vincent's Hospital in Sydney in an interview,(Australian news magazine (The Age, April 12, 1975) that a number of children were regularly harmed or killed by vaccinations, and that they were most likely to be children who had deficiencies in their immune systems.
According to Dr. Penny, measles, rubella, and polio inoculations were the most dangerous because they involved live viruses. He explained that weakened viruses are in the vaccines; but, placed in a person with a weak immune system, they are as dangerous as a vigorous set of germs placed in a healthy person.
Measles vaccine was originally touted as providing lifetime immunity to the disease. By 1989, because of numerous issues “including the determination that the older vaccines were not widely effective“ everyone under the age of 32 (anyone born after 1957) was urged to be revaccinated.
In 1997, Miller notes that, "When the measles vaccine was introduced in 1963, officials were confident that they could eradicate the disease by 1967."
Subsequently, new dates for eradication were pronounced as 1982, 2000 and 2010. Meanwhile, in 1990, after examining 320 scientific works from around the world, 180 European medical doctors concluded that "the eradication of measles would today appear to be an unrealistic goal." And in 1984, Professor D. Levy of Johns Hopkins University had already concluded that "if current practices [of suppressing natural immunity] continue, by the year 2050 a large part of the population will be at risk and there could in theory be over 25,000 fatal cases of measles in the U.S.A."
Sabin's live virus oral polio vaccine is capable of causing polio in some recipients of the vaccine, and in individuals with compromised immune systems who come into close contact with recently vaccinated children who will be shedding enough of the vaccine to infect anyone around them. As a result, in January 2000, the CDC "updated" its polio vaccine recommendations, reverting back to policies first implemented during the 1950s: Children should only be given the killed-virus shot. The oral polio vaccine should only be used in special circumstances. [Gorman C. When the vaccine causes the polio. Time October 30, 1995:83]
Virus shedding...how vaccines spread disease
Many of the common vaccines use live attenuated viruses (LAV). This means that the virus that causes the disease, measles for example, is treated with a substance that supposedly make it less virulent. Formaldehyde is one such substance. Measles, mumps, rubella, influenza and chicken pox are common diseases that fall into this category.
Several risks are present in the this method of producing vaccines. Virus shedding is one of those risks. Scientific evidence demonstrates that individuals vaccinated with live virus vaccines such as MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), rotavirus, chicken pox, shingles, smallpox and influenza can shed the virus for many weeks or months afterward and infect the vaccinated and unvaccinated alike.
Outbreaks can be caused by unvaccinated children who were contagious, by vaccinated children who were contagious due to shedding, and by vaccinated children on whom the vaccine had been ineffective. Scientific evidence demonstrates that individuals vaccinated with live virus vaccines such as MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), rotavirus, chicken pox, shingles, polio and influenza can shed the virus for many weeks or months afterward and infect the vaccinated and unvaccinated alike.
The esteemed Johns Hopkins Hospital, for instance, used to warn about virus shedding in its official Patient Guide, urging the immunocompromised to "avoid contact with children who are recently vaccinated." Why? Because the recently vaccinated can, and often do, spread vaccine-derived viruses capable of killing children with weak immune systems.
[Author's note: This above graphic was still available through the Johns Hopkins Archive until mid-August, 2015. They have now altered it to leave out the vaccine references. It was formerly available as a pdf HERE. The specific graphic shown was in part 7.d. "Care at Home for the Immunocompromised Patient". The source for this URLwas http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/studies-show-measles-vaccine-spreads-virus/ After this graphic disappeared, the daveworld.biz website was hacked and brought down in a denial of service attack.
Four types of vaccines are currently available:
Live virus vaccines use the weakened (attenuated) form of the virus. The measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine, the live oral polio vaccine, and the varicella (chickenpox) vaccine are examples.
Killed (inactivated) vaccines are made from a protein or other small pieces taken from a virus or bacteria. The flu vaccine is an example.
Toxoid vaccines contain a toxin or chemical made by the bacteria or virus. They supposedly make you immune to the harmful effects of the infection, instead of to the infection itself. Examples are the diphtheria and tetanus vaccines.
Biosynthetic vaccines contain man made substances that are very similar to pieces of the virus or bacteria. The Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type B) conjugate vaccine is an example.
Rotavirus...425 deaths associated with vaccine since 2006
Rotavirus is a contagious diarrhea-causing organism that most babies get. Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe gastroenteritis in infants and young children in the United States. The spectrum of rotavirus illness ranges from mild, watery diarrhea of limited duration to severe, dehydrating diarrhea with vomiting and fever. Virtually all children become infected in the first 3-5 years of life, but severe diarrhea and dehydration occur primarily among children aged 3-35 months. Rotaviruses are shed in high concentrations in the stools of infected children and are transmitted by the fecal-oral route, both through close person-to-person contact and through fomites. Rotaviruses also might be transmitted by other modes, such as respiratory droplets.
Rotavirus appears to be responsible for approximately 5%-10% of all diarrheal episodes among children aged less than 5 years in the United States, and for a much higher proportion of severe diarrheal episodes. Although rotavirus gastroenteritis results in relatively few deaths in the United States (approximately 20 per year among children aged less than 5 years), it accounts for more than 500,000 physician visits and approximately 50,000 hospitalizations each year among children aged less than 5 years. [CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 3/19/99]
From Vaccine Choice Canada:
Two brands of rotavirus vaccine are currently marketed in Canada. Merck's RotaTeq, is a genetically engineered vaccine containing five human-cow reassortment strains of rotavirus, and GlaxoSmithKline's Rotarix, is a genetically engineered vaccine created by isolating human rotavirus strain and uses African Green monkey kidney cells to produce the original viral seed stock from which the vaccine has been made.
Inclusion of rotavirus vaccine(s) in the infant vaccine schedule is being vigorously encouraged by medical groups such as the Canadian Paediatric Society and Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization who recommend that all babies be vaccinated against rotavirus. The vaccine is given orally in two or three doses, starting at 6 weeks of age and ending no later than 8 months. It is not recommended for children after age three.
In a recent Canada Communicable Disease Report, we are told that, "the number of seizures reported among vaccine recipients was consistently higher than that reported among placebo recipients in each time interval after immunization."
The current vaccine, RotaTeq, marketed by Merck Frosst Canada, is a second generation vaccine, developed after the first version, RotaShield produced and marketed by Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories was pulled from the market because of reports of bowel obstruction developing within weeks of vaccination. The Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) in the U.S revealed persistent reports of vomiting and diarrhea following receipt of rotavirus vaccine and a number of infant deaths.
Conclusions: "These observations, coupled with limited rotavirus disease burden, cost-effectiveness, and potential contact viral transmission concerns, raise serious questions regarding the use of RotaTeq in the US. Healthcare providers should diligently report adverse events following RotaTeq vaccination to VAERS..."('RotaTeq vaccine adverse events and policy considerations' by David A. Geier et al.)
A June 15, 2011 WebMD bulletin reports that a large Latin American study found that while "the risk appears to be small" and..."between 1 in 51,000 and 1 in 68,000 vaccinated babies given the rotavirus vaccine Rotarix, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, could be expected to develop intussusception, a condition in which part of the intestine slides into another part of the intestine, like parts of a telescope."
Rarely mentioned is the importance of breastfeeding as an effective preventive of a wide range of gastrointestinal diseases in infants while mitigating the severity of rotavirus disease. Research over many decades has shown that formula fed babies are much more susceptible to severe gastrointestinal illnesses.
Vaccines developed to prevent rotavirus are limited in their effectiveness, and cause a host of health problems. According to the aforementioned CDC report, "the vaccine demonstrated 49%-68% efficacy against any rotavirus diarrhea".
As with most other vaccine mitigated diseases, deaths occur almost exclusively in under developed countries, and are due to malnutrition, parasites, and co-infection with other diseases such as malaria and yellow fever.
The original rotavirus vaccine RotaShield, marketed by Lederle, was withdrawn after a year because of an association with a serious gastric condition intussusception in which the bowel folds in on itself causing a blockage. Intussusception can kill. Reports on VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) for Lederle's RotaShield lists 124 reported cases of intussusception in one of which the patient died (1 in 124). The newer products, Merck's RotaTeq, which Paul Offit helped to develop and profitted from, and GSKs Rotarix are both associated with an elevated level of intussusception. Reports on VAERS (9 February 2015) for the Offit/Merck Rotateq vaccine introduced in 2006 list 1,068 cases of intussusception with 10 accompanying deaths (1 in 107) while Rotarix (introduced in 2008?) has 553 cases of intussusception and 11 deaths (a very disturbing rate of 1 in 50). It is not known how many doses of the respective vaccines this represents.
Intussusception is a symptom specifically associated with rotavirus vaccines. It should be borne in mind that these vaccines have seldom been administered separately from other vaccines, however reports of total outcomes on VAERS in which the patient died are alarmingly high:
A problem with exposure to multiple vaccines all at one time is that they increase the overall risk of death. Another problem is that the multiple shots make it difficult to figure out which vaccines are doing what. However, as a point of comparison there have been 425 deaths associated with rotavirus vaccines since 2006, compared with a mere 329 for MMR since 1989.
This LINK leads to a multiplicity of other sources of information about rotavirus vaccines.
Amidst recent growing concerns about bioterrorism, smallpox vaccination has resurfaced from the history books to become a topic of major importance. Inoculation with vaccinia virus is highly effective for the prevention of smallpox infection, but it is associated with several known side effects that range from mild and self-limited to severe and life-threatening.
The World Health Assembly declared that smallpox had been eradicated from the earth in 1980. The efficacy of the vaccine has not been evaluated in controlled studies, but epidemiologic data suggest that a high level of protection persists for up to 5 years after vaccination, with partial immunity persisting for 10 years or more. The vaccine will prevent infection or reduce the severity of illness if given within a few days following exposure to smallpox.
Smallpox vaccine is less safe than other vaccines routinely used today. The vaccine is associated with known adverse effects that range from mild to severe. Mild vaccine reactions include formation of satellite lesions, fever, muscle aches, regional lymphadenopathy, fatigue, headache, nausea, rashes, and soreness at the vaccination site.
In the 1960s, serious adverse events associated with smallpox vaccination in the United States included death (1 per million vaccinations), progressive vaccinia (1.5 per million vaccinations), eczema vaccinatum (39 per million vaccinations), postvaccinial encephalitis (12 per million vaccinations), and generalized vaccinia (241 per million vaccinations). Adverse events were approximately ten times more common among those vaccinated for the first time compared to revaccinees. Fatality rates were also four times higher for primary vaccinees compared to revaccinees.
The most common adverse event associated with smallpox vaccination is accidental infection with smallpox itself, occurring at a rate of 529 per million vaccinations in one study. [link is to summary; full text is pdf]
Less common, but certainly more horrific is progressive vaccinia (a.k.a. vaccinia necrosum, vaccinia gangrenosum). In common terms, it is spreading tissue death, the mechanism of which is gangrene. It is literally uncontrolled growth of the vaccine virus that spreads over the body and then to tissues and organs, ultimately leading to death.
Then there is eczema vaccinatum, a cutaneous dissemination of vaccine virus that usually occurs in persons with pre-existing skin disease. It is typically mild and self-limited, but it may be severe or fatal, especially in young children. Death is usually caused by extensive viral dissemination, fluid and electrolyte imbalance, and bacterial sepsis. Improvements in intensive care therapy during the 1960s likely contributed to the lowering of the fatality rate for eczema vaccinatum from 10% to 1% to 2%.
Encephalopathy, or swelling of the brain, is an adverse side effect of many different vaccines, and the smallpox vaccine is highest on that list. Post-vaccinial encephalitis is a rare adverse event that frequently leads to death, especially in infants and young children. Reported case fatality rates range from 9% to 40%. Ten to twenty-five percent of surviving patients have permanent neurologic conditions.
Vaccinia virus may be spread from person-to-person, which means that people who have close contact with recently vaccinated people may be exposed to the virus and may be at risk of developing complications.
Current event in Mexico leaves two babies dead, 13 in critical condition, 37 out of 52 injured
This is from Sanevax.org dated May 11, 2015:
The indigenous municipality of Simojovel, in the state of Chiapas, Mexico reported the death of two babies after the administration of vaccines against hepatitis B (HepB), tuberculosis (BCG), and rotavirus.
Within hours of receiving the vaccines, 37 babies out of a total of 52 vaccinated had adverse reactions; some began to convulse with the tragic result of two dead and 37 hospitalized, 13 of whom reported to be in critical condition. According to the Catholic organization Pueblo Creyente, the dead included a 30-day-old girl and a 28-day-old boy.
The Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) ordered the preventive suspension of the BCG (Tuberculosis), Rotavirus and Hepatitis B vaccine, after what they suspect were allergic reactions to the vaccines administered to the minors in Chiapas.
Although this news has been widely disseminated in the Spanish-language press, it has been virtually ignored by the English-language press.
(3) Serious complications of measles, whooping cough and influenza are reduced through the use of vitamins A and C. People don't die from these diseases. They die from complications of these diseases.
You will note in the first graph that the incidence of deaths due to measles had plummeted prior to 1961 when the vaccine was introduced. That is because mortality in measles cases occurs primarily among the population that suffers from malnutrition. Many measles deaths can be attributed to near starvation conditions. Even if there is an adequate amount of calories overall, protein deficiency is a common occurrence. South African Medical Journal Vol. 68 December 1985 "Factors associated with fatal cases of measles" A. Beckford, et al
Vitamin A deficiency and measles, which is estimated to kill 2 million children per year, are closely linked. Vitamin A supplementation (see below) sustains gut integrity, lowers the incidence of respiratory tract infections, reduces mortality from diarrhea, and enhances immunity. Lack of this and other vitamins, plus deficiency of minerals like zinc and iron, as well as inadequate access to clean drinking water accounted for the high levels of deaths due to measles and other infectious diseases. Other factors include parasite infection, co-infection with diarrheal diseases, tetanus, yellow fever and malaria.
According to the USA National Institutes of Health "Treatment with vitamin A reduces morbidity and mortality in measles, and all children with severe measles should be given vitamin A supplements, whether or not they are thought to have a nutritional deficiency."
Clive E. West, PhD, DSc, "Vitamin A and Measles", Nutrition Reviews, vol. 58, no. 2, February 2000, p. S46. -
Vitamin A deficiency affects the severity of illness and the rate of deaths associated with measles, and it is known to induce severe measles-related complications in children, delaying recovery and promoting xerophthalmia, corneal ulcer, and blindness. Acute measles precipitates vitamin A deficiency by depleting vitamin A stores and increasing its utilization, leading to more severe ocular injury. Vitamin A supplementation given to children with measles has been associated with better outcomes. US CDC
Vitamin A stops the measles virus from rapidly multiplying inside cells by up-regulating the innate immune system in uninfected cells which helps to prevent the virus from infecting new cells. It is well known today that a low vitamin A level correlates with increased morbidity and mortality. Vitamin A is a well-proven intervention for reduction of mortality, concomitant infections, and hospital stay. Wafaie W. Fawzi, MD; Thomas C. Chalmers, MD; M. Guillermo Herrera, MD; and Frederick Mosteller, PhD, “Vitamin A Supplementation and Child Mortality: A Meta-Analysis,” Journal of the American Medical Association, February 17, 1993, p. 901.
The efficiency of the cellular immune system is tied to the intake of dietary nutrients, including vitamin A, vitamin C, zinc, selenium, and protein rich in vitamin B. Poor nutrition leads to impaired cellular immune responses, which results in worse outcomes after measles infection or exposure. D. N. McMurray, “Cell-Mediated Immunity in Nutritional Deficiency,” Progress in Food & Nutrition Science, 1984, p. 193.
Experiments done in the 1940s showed that vitamin C was effective against measles, especially when used in higher doses.
"During an epidemic [of measles] vitamin C was used prophylactically and all those who received as much as 1000 mg. every six hours, by vein or muscle, were protected from the virus. Given by mouth, 1000 mg. in fruit juice every two hours was not protective unless it was given around the clock. It was further found that 1000 mg. by mouth, four to six times each day, would modify the attack; with the appearance of Koplik’s spots and fever, if the administration was increased to 12 doses each 24 hours, all signs and symptoms would disappear in 48 hours." Fred R. Klenner, MD, “The Treatment of Poliomyelitis and Other Virus Diseases with Vitamin C,” Southern Medicine & Surgery, July 1949.
(4) The option of informed consent is never even presented to parents in the context of the decision to vaccinate their children
At the 1982 Forum of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the adoption of the following resolution was urged by a concerned member:
"The AAP [will] make available in clear, concise language information which a reasonable parent would want to know about the benefits and risks of routine immunizations, the risks of vaccine preventable diseases and the management of common adverse reactions to immunizations." Resolution presented to American Academy of Pediatrics, 1982 Forum.
After careful deliberation, the resolution was rejected. Therefore, parents continue to not be told of the risks of vaccination. It remains rejected to this very day.
Informed consent prior to any medical intervention is a basic human right. By definition, informed consent gives you the right to analyze the risks and benefits of the proposed medical intervention then refuse (opt out) of having the procedure performed if the risks outweigh the benefits for you as an individual. The problem is many people seem to have forgotten vaccines are a medical intervention.
Patients or legal guardians thereof have a moral right to freedom of choice when it comes to medical procedures. We do recognize the right of the state to enforce life saving procedures for minor children and mentally incapacitated individuals where the proof of necessity is overwhelming. The state must, in turn, recognize the right of individuals or their legal guardians to choose various options where the basis of choice is between reasonably equal alternatives. It can be proven that the argument as to whether or not the risks of injury or death from vaccines is as weighty as the possible benefit from receiving the vaccines.
The vaccination programs as now conducted are best viewed as mass experimentation upon humans that is improperly conducted. The code of conduct gold standard is the Nuremberg code which was formed to prosecute and punish war criminals following World War 2. It includes such principles as informed consent and absence of coercion; properly formulated scientific experimentation; and beneficence towards experiment participants. This code applies to medical experiments performed upon human subjects. It is logically shown that the vaccination programs carried out in modern times are, in fact, experiments by every possible definition, not efforts based upon settled science.
(5) "Herd immunity" is not what you've been told it is
:Herd immunity" has nothing to do with vaccines. It is widely misunderstood because its history and meaning have been corrupted by the pharmaceutical industry.
The term, 'herd immunity', was coined by researcher, A. W. Hedrich, after he had studied the epidemiology of measles in USA between 1900-1931. His study published in the May, 1933 American Journal of Epidemiology concluded that when 68% of children younger than 15 years old had become immune to measles via infection, measles epidemics ceased. For several reasons, this natural, pre-vaccine herd immunity differed greatly from today's vaccine 'herd immunity'.
When immunity was derived from natural infection, a much smaller proportion of the population needed to become immune to show the herd effect; compare the 68% measles immunity required for natural herd immunity to the very high percentages of vaccine uptake deemed necessary for measles vaccine 'herd immunity'. In his Vaccine Safety Manual, Neil Z. Miller cites research which concluded increasing vaccine uptake necessary for 'herd immunity' ranging from '70 to 80 percent of two year-olds in inner cities' in 1991 to 'close to 100 percent coverage'...with a vaccine that is 90 to 98 percent effective.' in 1997. Miller notes that, "When the measles vaccine was introduced in 1963, officials were confident that they could eradicate the disease by 1967."
By examining case numbers reported by the California Department of Public Health and current and historical case data captured by the HealthMap disease surveillance system, the researchers — led by Maimuna Majumder, MPH, and John Brownstein, PhD, of Boston Children's Informatics Program — estimate that the measles vaccination rate among the case clusters in California, Arizona and Illinois is between 50 and 86 percent, far below the 96 to 99 percent believed by pro-vaccine advocates to be necessary to create a herd immunity effect.
The measles vaccine failure rate is much higher than we are lead to believe. In a 2012 paper titled "The Deadly Impossibility of Herd Immunity Through Vaccination" Dr. Russell Blaylock explains it this way.
"That vaccine-induced herd immunity is mostly myth can be proven quite simply. When I was in medical school, we were taught that all of the childhood vaccines lasted a lifetime. This thinking existed for over 70 years. It was not until relatively recently that it was discovered that most of these vaccines lost their effectiveness 2 to 10 years after being given. What this means is that at least half the population, that is the [later] baby boomers, have had no vaccine-induced immunity against any of these diseases for which they had been vaccinated very early in life. In essence, at least 50% or more of the population was unprotected for decades.
If we listen to present-day wisdom, we are all at risk of resurgent massive epidemics should the vaccination rate fall below 95%. Yet, we have all lived for at least 30 to 40 years with 50% or less of the population having vaccine protection. That is, herd immunity has not existed in this country for many decades and no resurgent epidemics have occurred. Vaccine-induced herd immunity is a lie used to frighten doctors, public-health officials, other medical personnel, and the public into accepting vaccinations.
When we examine the scientific literature, we find that for many of the vaccines protective immunity was 30 to 40%, meaning that 70% to 60% of the public has been without vaccine protection. Again, this would mean that with a 30% to 40% vaccine-effectiveness rate combined with the fact that most people lost their immune protection within 2 to 10 year of being vaccinated, most of us were without the magical 95% number needed for herd immunity. This is why vaccine defenders insist the vaccines have 95% effectiveness rates."
The fact is that 86% of the people who contracted measles at Disneyland were vaccinated. Yet, they came down with measles. That is because the vaccines are not as effective as claimed. This information comes from California Healthcare Foundation.
"Our unvaccinated and under-vaccinated population did not appear to contribute significantly to the increased rate of clinical pertussis. Surprisingly, the highest incidence of disease was among previously vaccinated children in the eight to twelve year age group." In a statement from the US National Institutes of Health titled "Unexpectedly limited durability of immunity following acellular pertussis vaccination in preadolescents in a North American outbreak".
Again, from Vaccine Choice Canada:
Disease-conferred immunity usually lasted a lifetime. As each new generation of children contracted the infection, the immunity of those previously infected was renewed due to their continual cyclical re-exposure to the disease; except for newly-infected children and the few individuals who'd never had the disease or been exposed to it, the herd immunity of the entire population was maintained at all times.
Vaccine "herd immunity" is hit-and-miss; outbreaks of disease sometimes erupt in those who follow recommended vaccine schedules. If they do actually "immunize", vaccines provide only short-term immunity so, in an attempt to maintain "herd immunity", health authorities hold "cattle drives" to round up older members of the "herd" for administration of booster shots. And on it goes, to the point that, now, it's recommended we accept cradle-to-grave shots of vaccine against pertussis, a disease which still persists after more than sixty years of widespread use of the vaccine.
In the pre-vaccine era, newborns could receive antibodies against infectious diseases from their mothers who had themselves been infected as children and re-exposed to the diseases later in life. Today's babies born to mothers who were vaccinated and never exposed to these diseases do not receive these antibodies. In direct contrast to fear mongering disease "facts" and "herd immunity" theories related by Public Health, most of today's babies are more vulnerable than babies of the pre-vaccine era.
Dr. Russell Blaylock puts it succinctly.
"One of the grand lies of the vaccine program is the concept of 'herd immunity'. In fact, vaccines for most Americans declined to non-protective levels within 5 to 10 years of the vaccines. This means that for the vast majority of Americans, as well as others in the developed world, herd immunity doesn't exist and hasn't for over 60 years."
(6) The increase in the number of vaccines, and the early age at which they are routinely administered, causes more and more disorders.
Babies and very young children are now bombarded with vaccines from the moment they are born. Part of the problem is the fact that from the original 8 recommended childhood vaccines, now a child would receive 49 doses of 14 medications by age 6. Extending the time period to include the teenage years brings the total to 69 doses of 16 vaccines by age 18.
A confidential study conducted by Connaught Laboratories, a vaccine manufacturer, indicated that "a fifty-fold under-reporting of adverse events" is likely. According to David Kessler, former commissioner of the FDA, "only about one percent of serious events [adverse drug reactions] are reported."
Thus, the increased mortality and hospitalization suffered by children as a direct result of the aggressive vaccination schedule, with as many as 9 vaccines given in one day, is a huge number of children. If, according to the study's report above, only 1 to 2 out of 100 adverse events is reported, then the numbers reported by VAERS need to be multiplied by 50 to 100!
From the journal HUMAN & EXPERIMENTAL TOXICOLOGY
The deaths of children from multiple vaccine doses can only be called carnage. This study demonstrates that giving 5-8 doses instead of 1-4 doses at a time has resulted in an extra 51,750 to 103,500 child deaths in the last 20 years.
Studies have not been conducted to determine the safety (or efficacy) of administering multiple vaccine doses in a variety of combinations as recommended by CDC guidelines. Findings show a positive correlation between the number of vaccine doses administered and the percentage of hospitalizations and deaths reported to VAERS. In addition, younger infants were significantly more likely than older infants to be hospitalized or die after receiving vaccines. Since vaccines are administered to millions of infants every year, it is imperative that health authorities have scientific data from synergistic toxicity studies on all combinations of vaccines that infants are likely to receive; universal vaccine recommendations must be supported by such studies.
**footnotes in this section refer to this CDC report:
The people who suffer adverse reactions to vaccines often are infants and children; 45% of reports to VAERS concern children age six and under.44 The problems incurred as a result of vaccination go far beyond sore arms and transitory fever. Adverse events such as anaphylaxis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, brachial neuritis, thrombocytopenia, poliomyelitis (caused by the oral polio vaccine, no longer used in the US), acute encephalopathy, and hypotonic/hyporesponsive episodes have been linked to vaccines.45-48
Serious adverse events [
Overall, 14.2% of all reports received in VAERS during 1991--2001 described serious adverse events (10 - pdf) (Table 9). During 1991--2001, reports of deaths ranged from 1.4%--2.3%, and reports of life-threatening illness ranged from 1.4%--2.8% of all adverse event reports. During the previous 3 years when distribution of vaccines reached the highest level, the annual percentage of reports of death was stable, approximately 1.5% of all adverse event reports.
CDC's own data shows SIDS linked to vaccinations 51% of the time
A clinical research team follows up on all deaths reported to VAERS. The majority of these deaths were ultimately classified as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Analysis of the age distribution and seasonality of infant deaths reported to VAERS indicated that they matched the age distribution and seasonality of SIDS; both peaked at aged 2--4 months and during the winter (15). The decrease in deaths reported to VAERS since 1992--1993 parallels the overall decrease in SIDS in the U.S. population since the implementation of the Back to Sleep campaign (15). Carefully controlled epidemiologic studies consistently have not found any association between SIDS and vaccines (16, 17, 18, 19). FDA and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) reviewed 206 deaths reported to VAERS during 1990--1991. Only one death was believed to have resulted from a vaccine. The patient was a woman aged 28 years who died from Guillain-BarrÃ© syndrome after tetanus vaccination (20). IOM concluded that the majority of deaths reported to VAERS are temporally but not causally related to vaccination (20). A similar conclusion was reached regarding neonatal deaths temporally reported to VAERS in association with hepatitis B vaccination (21).
Some research also has suggested that sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is associated with vaccinations.49-51 A study by FDA researchers of reports to VAERS from 1991 to 1994 found that most of the reported deaths were attributed to SIDS. The researchers concluded, however, that "the peak age of deaths at ages one to three months could be expected on the basis of prior studies showing that sudden infant death syndrome deaths peak at that age."52 Similarly, the CDC's study of VAERS data from 1991 to 2001 found that the majority of deaths reported were ultimately designated as SIDS. This report also concluded that the age distribution and seasonality of the infant deaths reported to VAERS matched those of SIDS. The CDC cites other research discounting an association between vaccinations and untimely deaths of infants.53,54 Critics have noted, however, that a comparison with the background rate of SIDS among vaccinated populations, rather than comparable unvaccinated groups, is not meaningful.55 [END OF LINKED REPORT]
Here is just one anecdotal report. It will break your heart.
The actual evidence from the CDC's scientific and clinical literature produced by these very agencies contradicts their own vaccine policies.
This is exactly what has happened with the publication of a new study in the Journal of Pediatrics titled ,"Adverse Events following Haemophilus influenzae Type b Vaccines in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, 1990-2013," wherein CDC and FDA researchers identify 749 deaths linked to the administration of the Hib vaccine, 51% of which were "sudden-infant-death" linked to the administration of Hib vaccine.
This is madness. Absolute insanity. Presently, the CDC recommends 4 doses of the HiB vaccine at the following ages: 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 12 months through 15 months.
Consider also that VAERS is a passive surveillance system, which suffers from profound underreporting. According to the VAERS site's own disclaimer:
"Underreporting is one of the main limitations of passive surveillance systems, including VAERS. The term, underreporting refers to the fact that VAERS receives reports for only a small fraction of actual adverse events. The degree of underreporting varies widely. As an example, a great many of the millions of vaccinations administered each year by injection cause soreness, but relatively few of these episodes lead to a VAERS report."
According to Barbara Loe Fisher, founder of the National Vaccination Information Center, underreporting may result in overlooking 99% or higher of all vaccine associated injuries.
It just goes on and on. The links between various vaccines and Autism Spectrum Disorders are too numerous to count, both in the scientific literature and in popular anecdotal accounts. The correlation between the numerical rise in these disorders and the increase in vaccinations scheduled for toddlers through teens is blatantly apparent.
Autistic conditions can result from encephalopathy following vaccination. The US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) confirmed to CBS News that of 1,322 cases of vaccine injury compensation settled out of court by the US Government in secret settlements:
"We have compensated cases in which children exhibited an encephalopathy, or general brain disease. Encephalopathy may be accompanied by a medical progression of an array of symptoms including autistic behavior, autism, or seizures."
[PDF Download — Text of email from US HRSA to Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News]
Autistic conditions can result from acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) following MMR vaccination as held by the US Federal Court in the case of Bailey Banks. In his conclusion, US Federal Court Special Master Abell ruled that Petitioners had proven that the MMR had directly caused a brain inflammation illness called acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) which, in turn, had caused the autism spectrum disorder PDD-NOS in the child.
"The Court found that Bailey's ADEM was both caused-in-fact and proximately caused by his vaccination. It is well-understood that the vaccination at issue can cause ADEM, and the Court found, based upon a full reading and hearing of the pertinent facts in this case, that it did actually cause the ADEM. Furthermore, Bailey's ADEM was severe enough to cause lasting, residual damage, and retarded his developmental progress, which fits under the generalized heading of Pervasive Developmental Delay, or PDD [an autism spectrum disorder]. The Court found that Bailey would not have suffered this delay but for the administration of the MMR vaccine, and that this chain of causation was....a proximate sequence of cause and effect leading inexorably from vaccination to Pervasive Developmental Delay." LINK
In 2002, the Chief Master of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims created the Omnibus Autism Proceeding to adjudicate petitions filed with VICP alleging autism or autism spectrum disorder from either the MMR vaccine or thimerisol-containing vaccines, or from both. Anticipating large numbers of claims, the Court allowed the filing of "shortform" petitions, but without medical records. As a result, a very small number of the pending 5,000 claims have medical records, making it impossible for us to review and compare commonalities, patterns, or any general trends among all of the petitioners. Over time, we may learn more about patterns of pre-existing conditions and the role vaccines play, if any, in their progression. As we have done in the past, the VICP medical staff will look at the court findings and any new scientific information, and may publish scientific articles as appropriate.
(7) Natural immunity is better than the vaccine induced kind
This whole, long treatise I have put together revolves around the topic of immunity. At the heart of the issue is the human body's immune system. It has two branches.
The humoral system (or Th2 function) produces antibodies in the blood that recognize foreign antigens (invaders) in the body.
The other branch is the cellular or cell-mediated immune system (or Th1 function), which primarily destroys, digests and expels foreign antigens out of the body through the activity of its cells found in the thymus, tonsils, adenoids, spleen, lymph nodes and lymph system throughout the body.
This process of destroying, digesting and discharging foreign antigens from the body is known as "the acute inflammatory response" and is often accompanied by the classic signs of inflammation: fever, pain, malaise and discharge of mucus, pus, skin rash or diarrhea. The two systems should balance each other to work properly. The problem is that over-stimulating antibody production can suppress the acute inflammatory response of the cellular immune system!
Vaccines are intended to supercharge the humoral system. Not only do they contain viruses, bacteria and other antibody triggers, but they also contain foreign substances like aluminum, mercury and other stimulants. Here is where we run into trouble.
"A vaccination consists of introducing a disease agent or disease antigen into an individual's body without causing the disease. If the disease agent provoked the whole immune system into action it would cause all the symptoms of the disease! The symptoms of a disease are primarily the symptoms (fever, pain, malaise, loss of function) of the acute inflammatory response to the disease.
"So the trick of a vaccination is to stimulate the immune system just enough so that it makes antibodies and remembers the disease antigen, but not so much that it provokes an acute inflammatory response by the cellular immune system and makes us sick with the disease we're trying to prevent!" PHILIP F. INCAO, M.D. READ MORE
The two two systems could be compared to two aspects of the eating process. One could be the tasting and recognizing of food (humoral system) and the other would be digesting and eliminating waste (cellular system). But, just as tasting too much food can ruin the appetite, too much repeated stimulation of the cellular branch of the immune system by an antigen will inhibit and suppress the digesting and eliminating function of the cellular immune system. In other words, over stimulating antibody production can suppress the acute inflammatory response of the cellular immune system!
In plain terms, there are two types of inflammation. Stimulation of the humoral system by antigens found in vaccines produces autoimmune inflammations like allergies. This prevents the body from experiencing acute discharging inflammations like fever, pain and malaise. The more a person has of one, the less he or she will have of the other. It is not difficult to see then why the repeated use of vaccinations would tend to shift the functional balance of the immune system toward the antibody-producing side (Th2) and away from the acute inflammatory discharging side (the cell-mediated side or Th1).
Speaking of fever, it is important to realize that fever is the body's way of fighting pathogens. When a child has measles and runs a fever, it is counter productive to give him or her fever reducers. There is actually a "fever phobia" exhibited by parents in many cases.
"Parents are telling us that they're worried that fever can cause brain damage or even death in their children," said Dr. Michael Crocetti, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins and lead author of the 2001 study. "I've been doing this for a long time, and it seems to me that even though I do a tremendous amount of education about fever, its role in illness, its benefit in illness, it doesn't seem to be something they keep hold of from visit to visit."
Dr. Janet Serwint, another author of the study and a professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins, agreed. "I personally think there should be much more education about this at well visits," she told me, adding that parents need to understand "the helpfulness of fever — how fever actually is a well-orchestrated healthy response of our body." (LINK)
Fever can indeed be scary, and any fever in an infant younger than 3 months is cause for major concern because of the risk of serious bacterial infections. But in general, in older children who do not look very distressed, fever is positive evidence of an active immune system, revved up and helping an array of immunological processes work more effectively.
This brings us to the "hygiene hypothesis" that is now coming into favor among many medical scientists. In September 2011, German researchers carrying out a longitudinal study surveyed a total of 8000 unvaccinated children from the ages of 0 —19. As with the New Zealand study, researchers collected their data by conducting a survey using questionnaires. Results showed that vaccinated children were up to five times more likely to suffer from a variety of diseases and disorders than unvaccinated children.
Compared to unvaccinated children, vaccinated children were more likely to suffer from asthma, eczema, ear infections, hyperactivity and many other chronic conditions. Furthermore, the study identified that there was a ten-fold increase in the incidence of tonsillitis in the children who were vaccinated, and a total lack tonsillectomy operations among the children who were unvaccinated. (LINK)
Also, scientists have known since the earliest days of childhood disease vaccines that antibodies aren't even necessary to fight off measles. One of the most disconcerting discoveries in clinical medicine was the finding that children with congenital agamma-globulinaemia, who could make no antibody and had only insignificant traces of immunoglobulin in circulation, contracted measles in normal fashion, showed the usual sequence of symptoms and signs, and were subsequently immune. No measles antibody was detectable in their serum [the water part of blood minus clotting factors and cells].
Vaccine scientists and public health officials have measured "immunity" solely focusing on antibodies. Antibody production does occur in natural infection but it is the last thing that happens and not a necessary part of recovery or long-term immunity. It is known that the immune system responds with more than just antibodies, yet because markers of cell-mediated immunity are elusive, antibodies have become the measure of whether or not a person is immune.
Antigen: (antibody generator): An antigen is any substance that causes your immune system to produce antibodies against it. An antigen may be a foreign substance from the environment, such as chemicals, bacteria, viruses, or pollen. An antigen may also be formed inside the body, as with bacterial toxins or tissue cells.
Antibody: An antibody (AB), also known as an immunoglobulin (Ig), is a large Y-shape protein produced by plasma cells that is used by the immune system to identify and neutralize foreign objects such as bacteria and viruses. The antibody recognizes a unique part of the foreign target, called an antigen.
True immunity no longer goes from mother to baby through placenta
Mothers transmit all sorts of protective immune globulins to their babies naturally via the placenta, and these last for several months following birth. They also pass general and specific immunity through their milk. A mother who has had natural measles yields protection to the baby against measles for about 12 to 15 months while breastfeeding. Mothers who were vaccinated transmit a shorter duration of protection to their babies. In the era of vaccination, babies are now susceptible to measles at a much earlier age. Consequently, the medical community now calls for babies to have their first MMR vaccine at a much earlier age, usually six months.
The mothers might not even have immunity to pass along, if they haven't kept up on booster shots. Since a huge percentage of adults are themselves no longer immune due to the vaccines' short lives, they can't possibly pass along protection to a baby through placental fluid or breast milk.
Acquiring innocuous childhood diseases such as chicken pox, measles, mumps and rubella can help to build immunity and give your child lifetime protection against these diseases. Lifetime immunity is important since these diseases can have serious negative effects if one is infected as an adult.
When infectious diseases of childhood are not mismanaged by the administration of antibiotics, or by suppressing fever, the diseases prime and mature the immune system, and also represent developmental milestones. Having measles not only results in life-long specific immunity to measles, but also in life-long non-specific immunity to degenerative diseases of bone and cartilage, sebaceous skin diseases, immunoreactive diseases and certain tumors as demonstrated by Ronne (1985). Having mumps protects against ovarian cancer (West 1969).
"VACCINATIONS are usually effective in preventing an individual from manifesting a particular illness, but they DO NOT IMPROVE the overall STRENGTH or HEALTH of the individual nor of the immune system. Instead, VACCINATIONS MODIFY the REACTIVITY of the IMMUNE SYSTEM, decreasing acute discharging inflammatory reactions and INCREASING the TENDENCY to CHRONIC ALLERGIC and AUTO-IMMUNE REACTIONS." INCAO [capitalization his]
(8) Additives in manufactured vaccines are highly toxic, and we inject them directly into our bloodstream.
Mercury is famous for causing brain damage, and it used to be in most of our common vaccines in the form of Thimerosal (a.k.a. Thiomersal) preservative. Experts have for some time said that it is partly responsible for Autism Spectrum Disorders, including ADHD. It has now been removed from most of them. This would seem to be hopeful news for the parents of babies but, no, the news is still grim. It is still in flu vaccines and, unfortunately, they are recommended both for pregnant mothers and for six month old infants.
Even the vaccines from which the mercury has been removed may still contain "trace amounts" of the substance, which the CDC defines as being 3 micrograms of mercury, 150 times higher than what the EPA considers "safe" for drinking water (for adults). And, the amounts of mercury that were in vaccines prior to their removal were much higher than the percentages still in use. A lot of people were affected by mercury before even the most meager efforts were made to remove it from vaccines.
It doesn't take much to affect fetuses and infants where the brain is growing and developing by leaps and bounds. And, when it was removed, highly toxic aluminum compounds replaced them. These chemicals were added for two purposes. First they were used as preservatives, to keep bacteria from growing in the vaccines. Remember having cuts and scrapes painted with mercurochrome antiseptic as a kid? That redd-ish stuff with the metalic overtones? It was banned for sale and use in the US in 1998 due to its mercury content.
More on the second purpose, shortly.
Mercury is still in flu shots!
From 1999 to 2002 most mercury laced vaccines were phased out. Did autism rates decline? No they did not. That is because aluminum was added to those vaccines to take mercury's place. During the so-called phase out, authorities actually added mercury-laced flu shots to the list of all vaccines urged for babies aged 6 to 23 months old. Soon after they also added pregnant mothers in their first trimester to the list of people who were encouraged to receive the mercury-laced flu vaccines.
Depending on the vaccines administered, at six months of age, infants today born to mothers who received flu vaccine during pregnancy could receive up to 71 mcg of ethyl mercury compared to 187.5 mcg prior to efforts to decrease the amount of thimerosal in infant vaccines. Additionally, the new CDC guidelines recommend that all children from 2 to 5 years of age receive an annual influenza vaccine. As a result, the total amount of Thimerosal given to children under 5 years of age is almost what it was prior to 2000.
Manufacturers began voluntarily removing Thimerosal from pediatric vaccines around 2000. It is assumed that most pediatric vaccines containing Thimerosal were "off the shelves" by 2003. (No vaccines were recalled.) Even so, most infants are still routinely given Thimerosal-containing influenza vaccine even though there are Thimerosal-free vaccines. Infants receiving a Thimerosal-containing influenza vaccine are dosed at 6 months with 12.5 mcg of ethyl mercury and at 7 months with an additional 12.5 mcg. Adult Thimerosal-containing vaccines contain roughly 25mcg.
In 2001 the European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products advised doctors to use only vaccines without Thimerosal for toddlers and infants, who are thought to be more likely to suffer harm from exposure to mercury. This followed a 1999 announcement by the U.S. Public Health Service and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that Thiomersal should be reduced or eliminated in vaccines as a precaution.
A study by the American Institute of Medicine concluded that a link between Thiomersal in vaccines and neuro- developmental disorders "including autism" was 'biologically plausible'. In a related U.S. study, researchers found a 'statistically significant' association between Thiomersal in vaccines and children with problems such as attention deficit disorder and speech and language learning delays. LINK
Aluminum and other adjuvants
Additives are put into vaccines for a variety of purposes. In the early days of vaccines, live viruses were injected in patients in the hopes that the antibodies marshaled by the subject's immune system would create immunity to the disease. Not long thereafter, scientists started tinkering with additives to see if the vaccines could be made more effective.
One of the first adjuvants ever used was aluminum, an element known for its neurotoxicity. It's sobering to realize that when the aluminum adjuvant was first approved for use in vaccines, some 90 years ago, it was approved because of efficacy, tricking the immune system into thinking it was under attack. It was never actually tested for safety. Even the total allowable limit was based on efficacy data, not safety data. They just assumed it was safe.
Aluminum is a heavy metal with known neurotoxic effects on human and animal nervous systems. It can be found in these and other childhood vaccines — DTaP, Pediarix (DTaP-Hepatitis B-Polio combination), Pentacel (DTaP-HIB-Polio combination), Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenzae B (HIB), Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), and Pneumococcal vaccines.
Aluminum is added to vaccines as an adjuvant so vaccines will produce a stronger antibody response in the misguided belief that this will make vaccines more protective. It is this role as an adjuvant that may reveal to us the most significant relationship between aluminum in vaccines and the damage it imparts on the long term health of our children's nervous and immune systems.
Furthermore, a growing number of studies have linked the use of aluminum adjuvants to serious autoimmune outcomes in humans. That concerns about aluminum adjuvant safety are indeed warranted is evident from the summary conclusions of the Aluminum in Vaccines workshop held in Puerto Rico in 2000 [Eickhoff, T.C.; Myers, M. Workshop summary. Aluminum in vaccines. Vaccine. 2002, 20 Suppl 3, S1-4.
"The literature demonstrates clearly negative impacts of aluminum on the nervous system across the age span. In adults, aluminum exposure can lead to apparently age-related neurological deficits resembling Alzheimer's and has been linked to this disease and to the Guamanian variant, ALS-PDC. Similar outcomes have been found in animal models. In addition, injection of aluminum adjuvants in an attempt to model Gulf War syndrome and associated neurological deficits leads to an ALS phenotype in young male mice. In young children, a highly significant correlation exists between the number of pediatric aluminum-adjuvanted vaccines administered and the rate of autism spectrum disorders. Many of the features of aluminum-induced neurotoxicity may arise, in part, from autoimmune reactions, as part of the ASIA syndrome." [ From the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health ] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23609067
Early scientists also discovered that live viruses could sicken and even kill the patients they were intended to benefit. So, they tried killing viruses with various methods and injecting the killed viruses. One of the ways they settled on was the use of formaldehyde, also commonly used as embalming fluid. It did kill the viruses, and some success was met with the use of those inactivated viruses. Then too, there were some profound failures.
Among those failures was the first killed measles virus that was tried out in the 1960s, which was treated with formaldehyde. Early in that decade, measles was already at an 18 year low, so when the vaccine was introduced, it was credited with reducing the incidence of measles. That was an illusion, when the real reason was the natural dynamics of the disease. A curious phenomenon was also taking place. There were outbreaks and epidemics even in 100% vaccinated populations. Serious reactions including deaths were reported with increasing frequency.
It is less well known to the general public that vaccinated children started developing an especially vicious form of measles, due to the altered host immune response caused by the deleterious effect of the measles vaccines. It resisted all orthodox treatment and carried a high mortality rate. It has become known as atypical measles (AMS). The new atypical measles occurring in the vaccinated was characterized by high fever, unusual rash and pneumonia, often with history of vaccination with killed measles vaccine.
Adjuvants are substances that cause the humoral immune system to kick in with a strong reaction to these antigens. They promote strong inflammatory responses. As was mentioned earlier in the section on humoral versus cellular immune systems, frequent, strong stimulation of the humoral system does two things. It creates auto immune disorders and it partially disables the natural immune system.
For the most complete scientific text on adjuvants currently available, read Vaccine adjuvants: Current state and future trends in the journal Immunology & Cell Biology.
The CDC claims that Thimerosal is a relatively harmless form of mercury known as ethylmercury, which is rather quickly excreted from the human body. "Ethylmercury is formed when the body breaks down thimerosal. The body uses ethylmercury differently than methylmercury; ethylmercury is broken down and clears out of the blood more quickly. Low-level ethylmercury exposures from vaccines are very different from long-term methylmercury exposures, since the ethylmercury does not stay in the body."
This is why we can not trust the CDC! They lie through their teeth. The human body breaks down ethylmercury, alright. It converts it into methylmercury, which bioaccumulates in our tissues.
Either way, mercury or aluminum, we're still talking major neurotoxicity. In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on May 29, 1997 called "Aluminum Neurotoxicity in Preterm Infants Receiving Intravenous-Feeding Solutions" the authors concluded the following:
For all 157 infants without neuromotor impairment, increasing aluminum exposure was associated with a reduction in the Mental Development Index (P = 0.03), with an adjusted loss of one point per day of intravenous feeding for infants receiving the standard solutions [containing aluminum]. CONCLUSION: in preterm infants, prolonged intravenous feeding with solutions containing aluminum is associated with impaired neurologic development.
So, let's just inject it into their bloodstreams so it goes right into their brains.
Documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act show that Phase 1 of the CDC Thimerosal VSD Study found that there was increased risk of developing ADHD with cumulative exposure to thimerosal containing vaccines. Further, the lead author of the Thimerosal VSD Study indicated that the correlation in the Phase 1 results between increased neurological disorders and the vaccines could be found for aluminum in the vaccines as well as for mercury in the vaccines. In a different study reviewing the VSD data, "consistent significantly increased rate ratios" were observed for neurodevelopmental disorders including attention deficit disorder with mercury exposure from thimerosal containing vaccines. Although these findings were not included in the final publication of the Thimerosal VSD study, they warrant further research into whether vaccines contribute to ADHD.
Dr. Kenneth Bock states in his groundbreaking book Healing the New Epidemics that "ADHD is basically just the mildest form of symptom that is found on the autism spectrum. Both disorders, he contends are similar neurological manifestations of a wide variety of related problems. These include toxicity, bowel dysbiosis and allergic reactions."
Rates of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, have crept upward over the past few years. Parents are now reporting that almost one out of 10 children and teens in the United States have been diagnosed with the condition at some point. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a nationwide survey of over 73,000 children's parents between April 2007 and July 2008. The results of this survey were compared to a similar survey conducted in 2003.
(9) The risk/benefit analysis is skewed
It is commonly assumed that the benefits of vaccines outweigh the risks. At some point in time that may have been true, but not since the 1980s, which is why vaccine manufacturers got immunity from law suits and criminal prosecution in 1986. Starting at that point in time, there is ample evidence that the increased number of recommended vaccines is linked to corresponding increases in childhood health conditions.
Do the benefits outweigh the risks of the current US vaccine schedule? To answer that question, we turn to a study done by smartvax.com.
We undertook a theoretical analysis to calculate the risk from diseases to an unvaccinated child in the first 5 years of life, and then compare that to the risk of vaccine-injury in the first 5 years of life if that child is vaccinated per the USA schedule. To make a valid comparison of disease risks to the unvaccinated child, we sought to calculate risk of injury from disease in two cases: 1) the risk in a highly vaccinated population and 2) the risk in a population with low vaccination. Where there is current evidence in the USA of herd immunity for a disease, this effect is considered in the highly vaccinated case (see A SmartVax Discussion on Herd Immunity). To perform the analysis, we made several assumptions about how to calculate risk (see Assumptions for Weigh The Risks Analysis) including a decision to focus on only four of the childhood chronic health conditions that may be vaccine-induced: Asthma, Autism, ADHD, and Allergies.
Importantly, this "Weigh The Risks" analysis found that the number of children affected just by asthma vaccine-injuries far greater than the number of children who would be affected by disease-injury or death today even in the worst-case disease scenario (in which herd immunity was not maintained):
[thanks to smartvax.com for the above text and graphic]
National Vaccine Information Center: "It is estimated that only between 1 and 10 percent of all adverse health outcomes which occur following vaccination are reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)." regarding Gardasil. Dr. Russell Blaylock also discussed the low rate of reports of vaccine problems, being somewhere in the range of 2%, due to the passive and voluntary nature of the system. According to Blaylock's estimate, it is likely that there are more than 600 deaths and over 100,000 serious adverse events from this vaccine.
In analyzing the question "To vaccinate or not to vaccinate", it is important to have as much information as possible on both sides of the issue. It is easy to find arguments in support of routine vaccination against disease. The risk of catastrophic consequences from routine childhood diseases is vastly overblown. People simply don't die or endure dire consequences from these illnesses unless they are denied routine medical care for infections and encephalopathy.
"These (statistics) are designed to show maximum possible damage from the disease and minimum possible damage from the vaccine...one in a million, for instance, is the figure currently bandied about for serious reactions from the MMR vaccine. In 1991 the population of Ohio was 2,819,00 and claims from injuries from the MMR were 16..that is 1 in 176,187...with under 5 children it was 1 in 49,750...Hardly 1 in 1 million!"--
The history of the past 30 years has shown no deaths from the diseases themselves, few complications, and minimal outbreaks of the diseases that are supposed to devastate an unvaccinated population among the developed countries. Rather, the history shows striking growth in deaths and complications caused by vaccines. The saddest part of all is that the vaccines don't even do what they are claimed to do...prevent specific diseases. Instead, they can be absolutely proven to cause those diseases.
There is no convincing scientific evidence that mass inoculations can be credited with eliminating any childhood disease.
(10) It's all about increasing corporate profits. Where we are today is just the beginning.
Global annual vaccine market revenues are small compared to the overall pharmaceutical market. On the other hand, the GROWTH in the vaccine portion of the pharmaceutical market has outpaced overall growth within the sector by 200%.
Above: Global pharmaceutical market does not quite double from 2005 to 2015
from $605 billion to $1,045 billion (i.e. just over $1 trillion)
Above: Vaccine sales quadruple from 2005 to 2015 from $10 billion to $41 billion
In ten years, the vaccine market has quadrupled, outpacing its parent market by 200%. Furthermore, the pharmaceutical companies do have a plan to spur that growth rate. By frightening the general public into a panic over "preventable" diseases, they will soon convince the US lawmakers on the state level to make vaccinations mandatory in order for children to partake of public education...and possibly charter schools as well. With their control over the media by way of overall pharmaceutical advertising revenue, they will make sure that adults are aware that they must be vaccinated throughout their lives in order to have immunity to diseases that they'd have had for their entire lifetimes anyway, if only they'd undergone routine childhood diseases.
Then there are new disease threats like Ebola and human papilloma virus to make us worry about. Homeland security will probably see to it that other "terrorist" threats will come about, too. There is no telling what super bugs are lurking in chemistry labs at home and abroad. Plenty of profit in that scenario.
However, the mother lode of sector growth is still waiting in the wings. It is the Global Health Security Agenda. This is a plan to "protect at least 4 billion persons around the globe from infectious diseases." The US unveiled this plan on Feb. 13, 2014 at the peak of the Ebola virus scare. It calls for the vaccination of every child on the planet for a wide variety of diseases.
The desired impact would be "effective protection through achievement and maintenance of immunization against measles and other epidemic-prone vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs). Measles immunization is emphasized here because it is widely recognized as a proxy indicator for overall immunization against VPDs. Countries will also identify and target immunization to populations at risk of other epidemic-prone VPDs of national importance (e.g., cholera, Japanese encephalitis, meningococcal disease, typhoid, and yellow fever). In the case of some diseases that are transferable from cattle to humans, such as anthrax and rabies, animal immunization should also be taken into account.
Participating nations so far are: Australia, Azerbaijan, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Liberia, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, and Yemen."
It does seem as if there is unlimited potential for growth.
(11) There is a joint effort of corporations and government to cover up these facts
A heated debate is going on regarding the causality between vaccines, such as measles and anti-hepatitis B virus (HBV), and multiple sclerosis (MS). Brain antibodies as well as clinical symptoms have been found in patients vaccinated against those diseases. Other autoimmune illnesses have been associated with vaccinations. Tetanus toxoid, influenza vaccines, polio vaccine, and others, have been related to phenomena ranging from autoantibodies production to full-blown illness (such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Some autoimmune phenomena are clearly related to immunization (e.g. Guillain-Barre syndrome). - National Institues of Health
Did you get that? According to the US National Institutes of Health, "a heated debate is going on" in the scientific community as to the dangers of being routinely vaccinated. Why is this not breaking through to the public via our ever vigilant media?
Don't ask your doctor about the dangers of vaccines, because physicians are indoctrinated in the conventional view on these matters. They rely on statements from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Your doctor believes in the CDC's disclaimer with its recommendations: "CDC, our planners, and our content experts wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products . . . CDC does not accept commercial support."
The following is from the British Medical Journal (BMJ):
"Funding of CDC took a turn in 1983, when the CDC was authorised to accept external "gifts" from industry and other private parties. In 1992, Congress passed legislation to encourage relationships between industry and the CDC by creating the non-profit CDC Foundation, which began operations in 1995.
The CDC Foundation raised $52m in fiscal year 2014, of which $12m was from corporations. The CDC itself in fiscal year 2014 received $16m in conditional funding from sources such as corporations, individuals, and philanthropy, including the CDC Foundation. Conditional donations are earmarked for specific projects. For example, in 2012, Genentech earmarked $600,000 in donations to the CDC Foundation for CDC's efforts to promote expanded testing and treatment of viral hepatitis. Genentech and its parent company, Roche, manufacture test kits and treatments for hepatitis C.
Numerous manufacturers give donations to the CDC Foundation. Janssen also contributed $1.5m in 2012-13, and in 2011-12 contributors included Merck ($915,149), Genzyme ($762,000), Sanofi-Aventis ($600,000), and Abbott Laboratories ($550,000)." [LINK]
Other sources of information widely used by physicians are medical journals such as Journal of the American Medical Association, New England Journal of Medicine and Lancet. Again I quote from BMJ:
"Physicians and the public rely on journals as unbiased and independent sources of information and to provide leadership to improve trust in medicine and the medical literature. Yet financial conflicts of interest have repeatedly eroded the credibility of both the medical profession and journals." [LINK]
The CDC documents from Congress and discussions that [Hooker] had with the whistleblower reveal widespread manipulation of scientific data and top-down pressure on CDC scientists to support fraudulent application of government policies on vaccine safety. Based on raw data used in the 2004 DeStefano et al study obtained under the Freedom Of Information Act, Dr. Hooker found that the link between MMR vaccination and autism in African-American boys was obscured by the introduction of irrelevant and unnecessary birth certificate criteria—ostensibly to reduce the size of the study. [LINK]
Merck pharmaceutical company prosecuted for fraud over MMR vaccine
Merck & Co., one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, has been faking evidence of the MMR vaccine's effectiveness since at least 1997. They are currently facing federal charges brought by the US government, who is the largest single purchaser of that vaccine. The company is facing allegations of wrongdoing from different parties in the medical field, including two former Merck scientists-turned-whistleblowers. A third whistleblower, this one a scientist at the Centers for Disease Control, has joined the battle following his confession of misconduct involving the same MMR vaccine.
The following is from the independent Courthouse News Service:
Merck has known for a decade that its mumps vaccine is "far less effective" than it tells the government, and it falsified test results and sold millions of doses of "questionable efficacy," flooding and monopolizing the market, a primary caregiver claims in a federal antitrust class action.
"As the largest single purchaser of childhood vaccines (accounting for more than 50 percent of all vaccine purchases), the United States is by far the largest financial victim of Merck's fraud," according to the 2010 False Claims Act complaint. "But the ultimate victims here are the millions of children who every year are being injected with a mumps vaccine that is not providing them with an adequate level of protection. And while this is a disease that, according to the Centers for Disease Control ('CDC'), was supposed to be eradicated by now, the failure in Merck's vaccine has allowed this disease to linger, with significant outbreaks continuing to occur."
Merck is the only manufacturer licensed by the FDA to sell the mumps vaccine in United States, and if it could not show that the vaccine was 95 percent effective, it risked losing its lucrative monopoly, according to the complaint.
The only manufacturer licensed to sell the MMR vaccine in the USA has been covering up evidence of its ineffectiveness in collusion with the CDC and our federal government. Since 1983 it has been legal for the CDC to accept funding from the pharmaceutical companies, much of which was earmarked to pay for studies that "prove" the effectiveness of their products.
(12) Propaganda in favor of vaccinating is full of dishonesty and logical faults
Propaganda in favor of vaccinating is full of dishonesty and logical faults, showing a consistent thread that ignores scientific and legal data. It paints vaccine resisters as emotional, ignorant and superstitious.
The most blatant aspect of the propaganda against the vaccine choice movement is the besmirching of Dr. Andrew Wakefield for his role in a study conducted by him and Dr. John Walker-smith in their native Great Britain. Wakefield has become a straw man that is condemned by the entire pharmaceutical industry, and by media who are dependent upon their revenue. Dr. Wakefield is the world-renowned gastrointestinal surgeon and researcher who has been accused of fraud and fabricating studies that show a link between the MMR vaccine and bowel disease, present in many children with autism. He is the favored target of ad hominem attacks.
It all began when the parents of 12 children came to him for help. The children had Autism Spectrum Disorder symptoms coupled with bowel problems which all began shortly after they had been inoculated with the MMR vaccine. Wakefield found genotype evidence of the specific strain of measles used in the vaccine's manufacturing process in their bowels. He and Dr. John Walker-Smith published their case study findings in Lancet, a prestigious UK-based medical journal. Walker-Smith is one of the founding fathers of pediatric gastroenterology in the world, "an outstanding physician...well respected and a leader in the field" (Wakefield quote).
Dr. Wakefield is not an anti-vaccine doctor. Rather, he is a doctor interested in vaccine safety, and his studies led him (and many other researchers) to believe that there were problems with the three-combo vaccine of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). He did not advise his patients to stop vaccinating, but instead to vaccinate for these three diseases with single vaccines at separate times, rather than the combo all at once.
Dr. Wakefield's research regarding the MMR vaccine and its link to bowel disease and autism was originally published in Lancet. But a journalist by the name of Brian Deer published an article in the British Medical Journal criticizing Dr. Wakefield and accusing him of fraud. As a result, his study in Lancet was retracted. Dr. Wakefield, and one of the co-authors of the retracted article, Prof. John Walker-Smith, were barred from practicing medicine by the United Kingdom's General Medical Council regulatory board.
The thirteen original co-authors of the 1998 Lancet case study were members of the Royal Free Hospital's Inflammatory Bowel Disease Study Group. In 2004, under pressure from the British medical establishment, ten of the co-authors signed a letter retracting an interpretation of the paper that it proved that vaccines caused autism, which the paper never actually claimed in the first place. John Walker-Smith, Andrew Wakefield and Dr. Simon Murch were subsequently brought up on misconduct charges before the UK's General Medical Council. The proceedings resulted in Walker-Smith and Wakefield being found guilty and being "struck off" the medical register, while Dr. Murch retained his status as a physician. Wakefield was then vilified by corporate media and by bloggers eager to repeat scandal and engage in industry protectionism, rather than investigate the complicated facts of the story.
Wakefield, in the meantime, lost his career and name for simply following the truth his research led him to. He became the scapegoat, the "straw man" to knock down in the mainstream media. Every time someone brings up any question regarding vaccines and autism you will usually encounter something like: "That theory has been totally proven false, and the guy who made it up was convicted of fraud."
The big news is that after 16 years, Wakefield has been vindicated. Of course, you will not hear of it in mainstream media. In a stunning reversal, world renowned pediatric gastroenterologist Prof. John Walker-Smith won his appeal against the United Kingdom's General Medical Council (GMC) regulatory board that had ruled against both him and Andrew Wakefield for their roles in the 1998 Lance MMR paper, which raised questions about a link to autism. The complete victory means that Walker-Smith has been returned to the status of a fully licensed physician in the UK, although he had already retired in 2001 — six years before the GMC trial even began. Unfortunately, Wakefield did not have the financial means to challenge the UK ruling, unlike Walker-Smith whose appeal was covered by insurance. So Wakefield moved to the USA where he has continued his defense and his research.
In 1998 Lancet published that case series on twelve children receiving treatment for bowel dysfunction at the Royal Free Hospital in London. The paper called for further study of a POSSIBLE association between bowel disease and developmental delay, including cases of autism. It also noted that eight of the children's gastrointestinal and autistic symptoms began shortly after they received the MMR vaccination. The verdict today raises questions about whether or not Lancet should have retracted the paper after the GMC decision, as the reasons for its retraction have now been contradicted by the judge's decision.
The false"œdiscredited research" claims were first made in The Sunday Times of London. The result of The Sunday Times "journalism" — republished wrongfully around the world ever since — has been that hundreds of thousands of children suffering these medical conditions are being denied the medical help they need, but which is available. The overall boss for The Sunday Times, James Murdoch, CEO of News International, is also on the Board of MMR vaccine supplier and litigation defendant GlaxoSmithKline. Murdoch's Glaxo job is expressly to oversee"external issues that might have the potential for serious impact upon the group's business and reputation" ["James Murdoch takes GlaxoSmithKline role" - Chris Tryhorn The Guardian Monday 2 February 2009.]
Fronted by London Times reporter Brian Deer. The Times is owned by publishing magnate Rupert Murdoch, and run by his son, James. The junior Murdoch is on the board of directors of Glaxo-Smith-Kline, maker of the MMR vaccine. Deer used a private investigating firm, Medico-Legal Investigations, to research his story. The firm's sole source of funding was the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry. Deer was both the journalist writing on Wakefield and the person who brought a case of fitness to practice medicine to the General Medical Council, and then wrote about the proceedings as well.
More Glaxo-Smith-Kline connections came into play. The parents of the children involved in Wakefield's study have never wavered in their support of him. They wanted to be heard during the proceedings against him. They were denied that right by High Court judge Sir Nigil Davis, whose brother is on the Executive Board of Lancet and the Board of Directors of...you guessed it...Glaxo-Smith-Kline.
If you look up the Wikepedia article on Wakefield, you will discover a blatantly false telling of the whole affair. The first sentence reads:
"Andrew Jeremy Wakefield (born 1957) is a British former gastroenterologist and medical researcher who was struck off the UK medical register for his fraudulent 1998 research paper, and other proven charges of misconduct, in support of the now-discredited claim that there was a link between the administration of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, and the appearance of autism and bowel disease."
This pack of lies leads to a Time Magazine article called Great Science Frauds. In it he is tarred-and-feathered with statements totally lacking in substantiation that treat the whole matter of harms caused by vaccine as completely unproven.
The medical establishment got it all in reverse: it is not vaccine-exempt children who endanger us all, it is the effects of prolonged mass-vaccination campaigns that have done so. When would the medical establishment (and the media) start paying attention to the long-term consequences of mass-vaccination measures instead of hastily and unjustifiably blaming every outbreak on the unvaccinated? Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD Immunology
"Show us the science, and give us the choice"
The next time you visit your doctor, after your doctor is done telling you how safe vaccines are, ask him or her this question with the 9 magic words: "If this vaccine injures my child, who is responsible?"
Your doctor will likely blush, get angry with you, or avoid the question altogether. What the doctor will avoid telling you is that vaccines are inherently unsafe! This means that even if vaccines are handled and given properly, some children will die or will be hurt. If you doubt that, ask for the package insert before you agree to vaccination.
The reality — and the answer to the question — is this: You are responsible if your child is injured!
Recommended links –
Former Merck Rep Says Mandatory Vaccination Is For Profit and Not Public Health (9 min 41 sec)
Silent Epidemic: The Untold Story of Vaccines directed by Gary Null (1 hr 48 min)
Vaccines & Brain Development Dr. Russell Blaylock (1 hr 28 min) [Author's note: This is a lecture Blaylock did for Radio Liberty, a right wing organization. In it he makes a few political comments. Ignore them; his scientific knowledge is above reproach]