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On the 70th anniversary of Orwell’s death: The danger of third parties “curating” and “fact checking” our info, by Sharyl Attkisson

There are all sorts of official, semi-official, and private busybodies who want to protect us from “fake news.” We’re all just too stupid to sort through it on our own. From Sharyl Attkisson at sharylattkisson.com:

Political writer George Orwell, who died Jan. 21, 1950

It is a dangerous practice: Government, corporations, universities, news outlets and “experts” curating our information so that we cannot access, see or believe that which they determine we should not access, see or believe.

If anyone had suggested to Orwell, or the American founders, that we would invite this sort of manipulation and control of our information, they wouldn’t have believed it.

The idea was first introduced on the national stage by President Obama in October of 2016 right before the presidential election. He insisted that somebody needed to step in and “curate” our information in the “Wild, Wild West” internet environment.

Nobody had been clamoring for any such thing.

So the challenge for those who came up with this bright idea– in my opinion in an effort to control news and information– was to convince the public to accept something very un-American: their information being shaped and censored by others.

Watch Attkisson’s Tedx talk: Astroturf and Manipulation of Media Messages

This feat was accomplished in concert with the anti-fake news effort, started in September 2016 through a nonprofit called First Draft. (First Draft was funded by Google, owned by Alphabet, run by Eric Schmidt, a major Hillary Clinton funder and supporter.) The anti-fake news effort was also an effort by special interests to step in and control news and internet information.

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New York Times Editorial On Vaccines: A Pseudoscience Mess! by Dr. Brownstein

Those concerned with vaccine safety are no longer relegated to the fringes—it’s something to be concerned about—but you’d never know it from the New York Times. From Dr. Brownstein at drbrownstein.com:

(Note: My wife vetoed my initial headline: Failing New York Times Op-Ed Full of Fake Vaccine News.  She claims that my sense of humor does not translate to all.)

The lead New York Times (NYT) editorial today is titled, “Know The Enemy.” According to the NYT, the “enemy” is anyone who questions the safety and efficacy of any vaccine.

I guess that makes me the enemy. I thought I was a board-certified physician trying to read and decipher the research on vaccines to help guide my patients on how to make their best health care decisions.

The NYT states, “Leading global health threats typically are caused by the plagues and perils of low-income countries — but vaccine hesitancy is as American as can be.” Both parts of that sentence are correct.

In the early 20th Century, infection was the number one killer of Americans and it killed a high percentage of our youth. However, by the 1950’s infection rates for nearly every childhood vaccine- preventable illness (as well as other infectious illnesses like scarlet fever) had drastically declined—BEFORE vaccines were developed and mandated. In fact, for the major vaccine-preventable illnesses such as measles, mumps, diphtheria, and pertussis, the death rate declined well over 90% BEFORE vaccines were mandated. How did that occur? The death rate from infectious diseases declined not by vaccination, but by public health measures. This includes providing clean water to our houses and safely removing waste products.

Did vaccines lower the death rate for their respective illnesses? We don’t know since the rates were already declining dramatically before the mass vaccination program began. To imply that vaccines were responsible for this dramatic decline in pediatric infectious deaths in the 20th Century is nothing more than FAKE NEWS!

One of the best indicators of the health of a country is the infant mortality rate. Researchers correlated the number of vaccines given to infants and the mortality rate for ages five and under. Guess who gave the most vaccines and guess who had the highest infant mortality rate? If you guessed the US, you win.

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4 Years After CDC Whistleblower Comes Forward: Nothing Happens, by Doctor Brownstein

A doctor admitted the CDC was falsifying data on autism and vaccines and has been completely ignored. The effort to obfuscate the isse of autism and vaccines has been monumental, and we may never get to the bottom of it. From Dr. Brownstein at drbrownsteln.com:

It was four years ago, August 2014, that a senior CDC scientist—Dr. William Thompson–claimed whistleblower protection by claiming that the CDC had committed fraud by hiding and manipulating data that showed the MMR vaccine was associated with a higher risk of autism.   In August, 2014, I wrote,  “Now, there may be proof that the CDC not only knew about the link between the MMR vaccine and autism but they changed the data in a landmark 2004 study to hide the damning data. What did the heads of the CDC do when they were notified of this fraud? They altered the data and reported in 2004 (1) that there was no association between autism and the MMR vaccine. Who wrote this article? William Thompson, PhD, the very same whistleblower, was one of the authors of that 2004 study. Dr. Thompson  claimed he was suffering with regret and remorse over the damage that has been done to our children over the last ten years.”

According to the CDC, we are currently suffering through an exponential increase in autism since the 1970s.  In 1970, the autism rate was 1 in 10,000.   In 2018, the rate of autism epidemically increased to 1 in 59 children.   That is a 169-fold increase in autism in U.S. children over nearly 50 years!

You would think a senior CDC scientist who claims malfeasance at the CDC is responsible for the rapid rise in autism would immediately trigger Congressional investigations to find out the truth.

However, our dysfunctional Congress would prove you wrong. Four years later, there have been no investigations by Congress.  There has been no presidential vaccine safety commission studying the matter.

Four years later, there has been nothing.

I am sick of writing about this travesty.

To continue reading; 4 Years After CDC Whistleblower Comes Forward: Nothing Happens

The Special Ed Epidemic: What Is Happening To Our Children? by Sheri A. Marino, MA, CCC-SLP

An increasing number of children have serious and chronic mental illnesses, and associated food allergies. Why? From Sheri A. Marino at lewrockwell.com:

WMP Note: In this 4-part series, World Mercury Project partner, Focus For Health,  examines the special needs epidemic and its effects on schools, the US economy, life after age 21 and the many theories that point to potential causes of the explosion of chronic disease and disability in our children.

Pick up a paper anywhere in the world and you are more than likely to see a story about the special needs epidemic affecting public schools.

Recent headlines read “Wolf Creek Public Schools hires additional staff to work with severely disabled students” and “York school system nearly $1M over budget in special education spending,” and “7 EV teen suicides in 6 weeks alarm schools,” and, “How Vermont schools manage food allergies.”

If you take the time to read some of these disturbing articles, you will see quotes from school directors making comments like “What’s different from past years is the students we’ve received really do have severe, very particular learning needs that are well beyond what we would typically see. It caught us by surprise, for sure,” admits Jayson Lovell, Superintendent for Wolf Creek Public Schools. This school district is one example of districts needing to hire additional staff in order to accommodate a sharp rise in the number of students requiring services through IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Act) due to their severely complex special education needs.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports disabilities affect 1 in 7 children. From the increased number of children requiring special education and related services to the increased number of health care professionals needed to care for children with chronic physical and mental health issues in the schools, school budgets are depleting rapidly. Fast-forward, when these children are adults, the workforce is affected, as is the housing industry. Every child with or without special needs is affected, just as every tax payer, with or without a child with special needs, will bear the burden.

To continue reading: The Special Ed Epidemic: What Is Happening To Our Children?

 

She Said That? 4/23/17

From Roberta Gore, mother of Austin Gore, Rescued: a story of hope & help for parents of children with autism (2015):

My life was spent shuttling him to and from preschools and therapies, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. All I could think of was he had to be able to survive in society. I didn’t tell people what was going on with Austin—I didn’t want him to be labeled or shunned. Other parents might be thinking he was different, but I didn’t discuss it.

It’s amazing how much energy he had to do all these things. He went to two preschools and a therapy afterward everyday. Through the years, most of his teachers were great (some were outstanding), some not, but he advanced academically and somewhat socially. At one point Austin was supposed to be “student of the month.” There is no way this shy child was going to go in front of the entire school to accept the award. I taught him the trick of having someone in the audience to look at. A woman I worked with had taught me that many years before when I had to address a room full of people. I planted myself near the front and he looked at me when he got nervous. It worked beautifully. He was able to accept the award.

Paradigm Shift: RFK Jr Goes Off on Vaccine Safety Live on TV, No One Attacks Him, by Jack Burns

I’ve reposted the entire article by Jack Burns on theburningplatform.com, along with the video of Tucker Carlson’s interview with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Fox News, along with my comment on the article, a comment to my comment, and my comment to that comment (with minor edits). When you see my comments, you’ll understand why.

When Robert F. Kennedy Jr was a guest this week on Tucker Carlson’s show (FoxNews), he said it was only the second show he’d ever been allowed to discuss the topic of vaccination dangers. The reason why, he says, is because shows are paid billions per year by pharmaceutical companies in advertising dollars and they don’t want his message to be discussed.

RFK Jr., like many others, is sounding the alarm with respect to childhood vaccinations. Many of the vaccines are mandatory, and not vaccinating one’s children, as TFTP has reported, runs the risk of having one’s children taken away, and put into the custody of the state. Some parents are imprisoned by the State for not vaccinating their children. Still, others are made to appear unstable for even suggesting vaccines cause autism and are dangerous for the health of children, even though one executive-level Center For Disease Control researcher blew the whistle that the CDC knew they covered up information supporting that case.

He said he’d only ever received three vaccinations in his lifetime, but a child today receives dozens upon dozens of shots and boosters. The reasons why may shock our readers. The son of Robert F. Kennedy, of the highly respected Kennedy Clan, says the pharmaceutical companies became untouchable in 1989 when they were given blanket immunity from prosecution for their vaccinations. Claiming the industry then saw vaccinations as a potential “gold rush,” he said they then created shots for all types of illnesses, many of which no one will even be exposed to, all for the sake of profit.

During the interview, RFK Jr. stated only three vaccines have had the preservative made from mercury removed. That preservative is called thimerosal and it is still found in the flu vaccine as RFK Jr. accurately stated. Appealing to Carlson’s viewers’ common sense, he stated, “It is the most potent neurotoxin known to man that is not radioactive.” He said if when the nurse drops the vaccine and breaks it on the floor the building is supposed to be evacuated because it’s considered a hazardous material. The Kennedy son asked, “How can we inject that into a child?”

The vaccine safety advocate, who’s already met with President Trump, is calling for a commission to be created to study vaccines which can objectively look at all the evidence surrounding vaccine safety. RJK Jr. cited a Danish study, funded by the Danish government, which examined the safety of the Tdap vaccine when given to African children. “Virtually every kid in Africa gets it. What they found…they did a vaccinated versus non-vaccinated study…what they concluded was...they said that vaccine is killing more people than Diphtheria, Pertussis, and Tetanus combined (for which the Tdap vaccinated).”

He said the kids who got the vaccine were “ten times more likely to die from the vaccine” in the two months following the vaccination, than those children who did not receive the vaccine.

“I’m called anti-vax all the time because the pharmaceutical company gives so much money,” to quash his message. He praised Carlson and commended the talk show host/news mogul for allowing him to come on his show and help to start the debate on a national level. Carlson defended his decision to have RFK Jr. discuss the subject because he said, “I think you ought to be allowed to ask legitimate questions without being attacked,” and added he hopes RFK Jr. is actually successful in getting the debate going.

Comment by Robert Gore:
I can show you pictures of our only child, Austin, when he was a baby. He’s usually got a huge smile, and his eyes are bright and alert. After California’s vaccination regime, and one set of shots to which he had a particularly bad reaction, we received a diagnosis of autism when he was three years old. As vaccinations have taken off, so has so-called autism. It is not autism; it is mercury poisoning. As Mr. Kennedy notes, most vaccines are suspended in thimerosol (mercury), which is used as a preservative. Vaccination proponents conflate the two, and say that those who question vaccine safety are anti-vaccine. I am not necessarily anti-vaccine, although I think many of them are of no benefit. However, the safety of mercury is not in question, it’s dangerously toxic and damages the brain and nervous system.

 

If you know anyone who is expecting a baby, or anyone with an infant, inform them of the dangers of vaccines. They can, in some states, request vaccines without thimerosol. They can also insist that vaccines not be bunched together, so the child does not receive a concentrated dose of mercury all at once. If it is too late and your child has been labelled autistic, there are many things you can do. We undertook numerous therapies and activities for Austin, and he’s now a sophomore at UNM and just joined a fraternity (milestones for a kid who was in special classes up to fourth grade and had few friends). For more information, my wife wrote a short book, available on Amazon: Rescued: a story of hope & help for parents of children with autism.

Comment by reader T4C:

Here’s the link to Roberta’s…yes, Roberta and Robert…what are the odds?…anyways, it looks like a great resource:

https://www.amazon.com/Rescued-story-parents-children-autism-ebook/dp/B012MBMP3Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492995793&sr=8-1&keywords=Rescued%3A+a+story+of+hope+%26+help+for+parents+of+children+with+autism#customerReviews

While I haven’t read your wife’s story yet Robert, I would love to read any “clips” you may
have from that journey. You’re a very good writer so I know your “stories” will be worth my time.

Then again maybe you’ve already penned essays on that era in you life and I’m just not aware of it.

Loved what you wrote above.

Comment by Robert Gore:

T4C,

Thank you. I haven’t written much about Austin and his autism, or mercury poisining, not because it isn’t an amazing story, but because it is. It is so special that I have a hard time talking or writing about it, but I do warn expectant parents or parents with newborns whenever I have a chance. Roberta certainly does Austin’s story justice. When he was a child in special ed classes, we could have got a bet a very long odds that he would ever be able to function even minimally in the “normal” world, or as it is called by those in the austism community, the “neuro-typical” world. Both of us worked hard to bring him out from his isolation and to constantly put him in situations with other kids. I think just about every weekend for seven or eight years we would take him to parks, indoor and outdoor gyms, swimming, movies, arcades, miniature golf courses, play dates–anything to get him with other kids. He had speech therapy, autism therapy, socialization groups, piano lessons, horseback riding lessons, tennis lessons, swimming lessons, basketball lessons, and he played basketball, flag football, lacrosse, and ran cross-country. He picked up snowboarding instantly–the first day he went he was coming down blue square slopes (medium difficulty) by the end of the day.

You don’t know what’s effective and what’s not, but somehow it all came together and Austin has made incredible progress, to the point where if you didn’t know about his past, you probably wouldn’t guess that he was once diagnosed with autism. It helps that he’s so darn smart. Heavy metal poisoning tends to damage the part of the brain that governs socialization and responding to social cues. However, never underestimate the brain’s plasticity and adaptability. Austin on his own has learned social basics that come to most people naturally, almost unconsciously. As I said in the prior comment, Austin is in college and in a fraternity, and he is a great kid. He gets good grades and he’ll work this summer. No matter what I’ve achieved or what I do the rest of the my life, the thing I’ll always be proudest of is what Roberta and I did with Austin, and what he’s done for himself.

Autistic 6th Grader Assaulted by School Cop, Now He is a Convicted Felon, from Starvin Larry

Reblogged from Starvin Larry at starvinlarry.com:

Lynchburg, VA — Nothing wreaks of the police state like police officers assaulting and arresting children at school; especially an 11-year-old boy with autism.

Meet Kayleb Moon-Robinson, a 6th grader at Linkhorne Middle School, whose life has been forever changed thanks to the American police state.

Kayleb’s problems began one day as a teacher was yelling at him for misbehaving. In a fit of anger, Kaleb kicked a trashcan; not a teacher, not another student, a trashcan.

When the school police officer witnessed Kaleb’s attack on the trashcan, instead of getting detention or losing his recess break, Kaleb was arrested. He was then charged with disorderly conduct in juvenile court.

Disturbingly enough, none of the teachers or school officials saw a problem with the use of law enforcement to remedy middle school discipline problems.

Not only did they see nothing wrong with it, but school officials actually used this armed agent of the state as their personal attack dog on this 11-year-old autistic boy.

After the initial charge of disorderly conduct, life for this little boy, who says he loves science, would get worse, much worse.

Only a few weeks later, Kaleb would be accused of breaking another rule. Kaleb, who was treated differently than all of the other students, was forced to remain in the classroom until all of the other students left at the end of each period.

In November, Kaleb left the classroom as the other students left, instead of waiting. The principle then sicked his state-sponsored attack dog on this boy. The school cop approached Kaleb, who might weigh 80 pounds, as if her were a 250 pound hardened criminal.

“He grabbed me and tried to take me to the office,” Kayleb told the Center for Public Integrity. “I started pushing him away. He slammed me down, and then he handcuffed me.”

The incident was witnessed by school officials, and none of them spoke up or tried to stop it.

The Center for Public Integrity reports:

Stacey Doss, Kayleb’s mother and the daughter of a police officer herself, was outraged. Educators stood by, she said, while the cop took her son in handcuffs to juvenile court. The officer filed a second misdemeanor disorderly conduct complaint. And he also submitted another charge, a very grown-up charge for a very small boy: felony assault on a police officer. That charge was filed, Doss said the officer told her, because Kayleb “fought back.”

“I thought in my mind — Kayleb is 11,” Doss said. “He is autistic. He doesn’t fully understand how to differentiate the roles of certain people.”

To continue reading: Center for Public Intergrity report