December 19, 2008

Jenny McCarthy, JB Handley and Stan Kurtz of Generation Rescue on Larry King Tomorrow

From AOA:

Jenny McCarthy, JB Handley and Stan Kurtz will appear on Larry King Live Saturday Dec. 20 at 9pm eastern, 6pm pacific. The show is focused on autism with very direct discussions about vaccines, how to lower your risks of having a child with autism and how to effectively treat children with autism for their medical issues.

Fire up your TIVOs.


gina said...

Sorry, we cannot accept this data.

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QUOTE: "I assume everyone here's seen "The Insider". I'm not going to wonder too hard if parts of that film were similar to the scene that took place in or around Larry King's office after the tapes of the Jenny/Stan/JB segment was shown to the network types. I'm surry Mr. King did his level best.
Posted by: Gatogorra | December 21, 2008 at 07:06 AM" / END QUOTE

My immediate thoughts exactly, and, let me add, anyone who hasn't already seen THE INSIDER, should. Also, watch 2008's MICHAEL CLAYTON (in particular, anyone thinking THE INSIDER is 'too 90's') and google 'deceased microbiologists.' Although perhaps only coincidence, imagine the novel Michael Creighton could've written.

But why rely on MSM filters anymore to share information? Why not create a website focusing on autism issues modeled after DemocracyNow, which streams live daily between 8-9am and maintains video archives of all shows?
Amy Goodman was awarded The Alternate Nobel Prize recently for her outstanding journalism.

What if the anti-GM food people, the pro-organic food people, and the autism community are fighting the same battle from different perspectives?

Please see -
Scientists' Open Letter on the Hazards of Genetically Engineered Foods & Crops, Dec. 20, 2005
One Gene, One Protein, One Function - Not
By Greg Revell, Science Alert, December 15, 2008
...In fact, the fruit-fly holds the record for the highest number of proteins expressed by a single gene - 38,016! It’s the gene’s ability to produce multiple proteins together with the location specific nature of gene expression that is believed to be responsible for the unexpected effects described in the experiments above.

and, because Dr. Arpad Pusztai recommends that every American read this powerful book, please see
"Shedding Light on Genetically Engineered Food: What You Don’t Know About the Food You’re Eating and What You Can Do to Protect Yourself" by Beth H Harrison.
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gina said...

November 6th, 2008
America loses its moral technologist: Michael Crichton

...Crichton may not be a name that is known to many of ZDNet’s younger readers, but his works most definitely are. Educated as a medical doctor at Harvard Medical School, Crichton was the creator of the popular television series ER. However, many will also remember him for his books and movies such as The Andromeda Strain, Coma, Westworld, Jurassic Park, Disclosure, State of Fear, Prey and The Lost World, that utilize a common plot element found in many of his works, which is what happens when science, technology and man’s thirst for power and greed mix and go completely awry...

gina said...

A poster at the Crichton forum wrote briefly about a topic I mentioned previously here and have been unable to check further. If factual, this is unacceptable.

...The troubling thing is, no one knows how GMO foods will affect the future of human genes. So Japanese scientists are collecting data on growth rate, intelligence, behavior, etc. of (American) children over a period of 10 years or so to try to address the question of whether or not GMO foods are safe for long-term consumption. Until the results of the study are in the Japanese are refusing to allow GMO foods into Japan.

gina said...

Can't find corroboration of longitudinal health study by Japanese, only the following:


Allergies, our kids, our food
October 26, 2007

A famous French political thinker once said that the public would rather believe a simple lie than a complex truth.

The truth behind genetic engineering is extremely complex.

It has been used for decades, but it is only in the last ten years that neurotoxins have been engineered into our food supply. No one has studied the long term health implications of children consuming foods containing neurotoxins, novel proteins and allergens.

Though to look back over the last ten years, you quickly remember that ten years ago, we didn’t have to worry about sending a peanut butter and jelly sandwich into school with our children; we didn’t have to medicate our eight year olds to get them through the school day; and the movie, Rain Man, was all we knew of autism.

Today, at least 1 out of every 17 children under the age of three has a food allergy with at least 5 million American children suffering from this condition (though these statistics are from 2002, over five years old).

Autism, diabetes and obesity are often referred to as American epidemics. So what has changed?

In 1996, the United States adopted widespread use of genetically modified crops due to growing public concern over the health risks associated with the industrial spraying of insecticidal and pesiticidal toxins. In an effort to reduce the spraying of these toxins, scientists began using biotechnology to engineer these pesticides and insecticides into the plants themselves.

As these ingredients were introduced around the world ten years ago, government agencies in Europe, Asia, Australia, Japan, Russia and 45 developed countries required them to be listed on food labels, so that consumers could make informed choices when it came to feeding their families.

In the United States, our regulatory agencies do not require these genetically engineered ingredients to be labeled. So, unlike other developed countries, we have not been informed that almost 70% of our corn, 90% of our soy and 75% of our processed food now contain neurotoxins, novel proteins and allergens.

Today one out of every three children suffers from allergies, asthma, autism or ADHD. It appears that we have unknowingly and without informed consent engaged our children in one of the largest human trials in history.

Ten years into this human trial, our children are trying to tell us something. Shouldn’t we listen?

Robyn O’Brien, Founder, AllergyKids,


Plan to Build
Children's DNA Database
Raises Concerns
ANTONIO REGALADO / Wall Street Journal 7jun2006



University of Iowa Health Care Today November 2008
NIH investigates the Interaction of Genes and the Environment in Children’s Health

Health and educational organizations in Polk County along with The University of Iowa have been selected to participate in a National Health Investigation (NHI) on the interaction of genes and the environment with regard to children’s health.

Jeff Murray, MD, principal investigator of the contract pediatrician at University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, talks about the five year contract with NHI:

What will this study look at specifically in children’s health care?

This will be a 25-year study in which the goal is to identify the environmental and genetic causes of common diseases of children like asthma, autism, preterm delivery, and the increasing epidemic of childhood obesity.

How many other centers will be involved in the NHI study nationally?

There will be 105 centers involved across the U.S. These centers have been selected to give a broad representation of the types of diverse populations that we have in the U.S.

Will all Iowa participants live in Polk County?

All of the participants in this study will live in Polk County. There will be a one-year long process in which various communities within Polk County will be selected as representative of the entire county. Once that process is finished, individuals will be enrolled.

How will participants be recruited for the study?

There will be widespread advertisements about the project that will take place the year before it begins. We will hire individuals who will literally go door to door and ask if there are any women in the home who are likely to have a child in the next few years; and if so, if they’d be willing to participate.

What will study participants be asked to do as part of the study?

They’ll be asked to allow examination of their medical records that will be collected both during pregnancy and then following the individual child. There will be detailed examinations of the children, looking at things like their cognitive and physical development. There will also be detailed questionnaires that will sample environmental exposures and nutritional factors in the home.

What information do you hope to gain from this study on both a short- and long-term basis?

On the short-term basis, we hope to identify some of the risk factors for early childhood diseases. Things like mothers who are affected with preeclampsia, preterm labor, or low birth weight. Long-term, we hope that some of the problems that show up later in childhood in the asthmas, the autisms, the diabetes, these kinds of things, will have information disclosed about their environmental and genetic contributions. The goal is that we’ll be able to use that information in some way to help provide better care for the kids.

What challenges does this type of study present?

One of the challenges is identifying people who are both willing to participate and who are willing to continue their involvement for the 25-year course of the study. It’s important that we get a very representative group of individuals—both in Polk County and across the U.S. And it’s also important that we’re able to demonstrate to the community that this is going to be a valuable and important project and so the community will embrace it.

How are the results of this NHI study expected to change the way children are treated medically?

In the short-term, we hope it will identify environmental factors that play a role in the onset of childhood diseases. That would include things like:

Cigarette smoking that we already know about
Nutrition, where we would have the opportunity to modify the factor by giving information to parents
Environmental exposures that children have and making improvements
In the long-term, we hope this will help us identify new epidemics that might occur in children. Childhood obesity, for example, is a relatively recent phenomenon. We expect there may be other developments as well, and by collecting information, we’ll be able to identify and prevent those as quickly as possible.

When will recruitment officially start?

Nationally the recruitment will start in January at sites in Wisconsin and South Dakota; and in Polk County, we expect we’ll start in about two years.

This sounds very ambitious. Has something like this been done before?

Nothing like this has ever been done before in the United States. A couple of the Scandinavian countries, Norway and Denmark, have done similar projects but not nearly on the scale that we’re attempting here, and without nearly the depth of environmental data that we will collect. We believe that the environment is a very important contributor to childhood illness and this will be the first time that the kinds of detail sampling and collections will have been carried out.