February 23, 2011

Pissed about Bruesewitz and Gates? Get to NYC to Protest on Thursday!

Since sending out my last email on the Supreme Court Ruling, I have been fielding emails and phone calls non stop.  It is now midnight.  It is clear that this community is horrified at what is being done to our children.

So here is your chance to make your voice heard NOW.  On Thursday in New York there will be a protest to tell the world just what we think about having our rights to civil process removed and how we feel about Bill Gates calling those who advocate for vaccine safety, "Child Killers".

And Wednesday, pick up a phone, call your Congressman, Senator and the White House and let them know LOUDLY that we will not stand for having our constitutional rights for redress be taken from us, or have our children be used as experimental subjects in a run away vaccine program that is not accountable for killing and maiming children.



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February 23, 2011

Press Conference at Microsoft NYC Headquarters on Feb 24

On Thursday, February 24 at 11:30 am, advocates, parents, and professionals will gather for a press conference at Microsoft's NYC headquarters at 1290 Avenue of the Americas (52nd Street and Sixth Ave, southeast corner).
Join us for a public display of anger. It is time for a protest that sends a strong and unequivocal message.
We reject Bill Gates's misguided rhetoric of intolerance against those who question vaccine safety. We demand an apology from Bill Gates for his irresponsible comments on national TV. All human beings, including parents whose children were injured and died from their vaccines, are entitled to speak out about vaccine safety and affirm that vaccination choice is a human right. No one, including our corporate leaders, should be permitted to publicly insult this right.

Vaccine Epidemic Authors Condemn Supreme Court Ruling in Bruesewitz v. Wyeth

Coming on the heels of a successful book launch event in New York City on Feb 18, which gathered over 300 people at the NYU School of Law, we were deeply disappointed yesterday morning to learn of the Supreme Court's ruling in Bruesewitz v Wyeth. The 6-2 decision forecloses civil lawsuits for vaccine design defects and further tilts the already unfair playing field of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, which consistently decides against vaccine-injured famlies after years of venomous litigation.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote a blistering dissent, in which Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined, arguing that the majority appears more concerned about shielding industry than about the welfare of our children, and more concerned with a policy to prevent tort cases alleging vaccine-induced autism from reaching civil court than with the statute's plain language.
Many safety and autism advocacy organizations have joined to express their condemnation, as reflected by the Coalition for Vaccine Safety's press release issued yesterday.

Microsoft Chairman Says Vaccine Safety Advocates Are "Killing Children"

Earlier this month, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates stated on a CNN interview with Dr. Sanjay Gupta that so-called "anti-vaccine efforts" -- which are, in truth, efforts to raise science-based concerns about vaccine safety -- "kill children."
Gates's expression of intolerance was directed at those who voice concern about the wisdom of current vaccination policy and defend their human right to vaccination choice. His statement went unchecked in the mainstream media. It is an undisputable fact that vaccines injure and cause death to some children. Those who fight for vaccine safety seek to lessen these injuries and deaths, not ignore them, as Bill Gates would have people do.
Please join the press conference to help break the silence of vaccine injury and to call attention to the human right to vaccination choice.
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If You Can't Be in NYC on Thursday, Buy a Book or Three

If you can't join us in NYC tomorrow, buy a few copies of Vaccine Epidemic and commit to loaning them or giving them to people who will read them. You can always donate a couple to your local library.
There is no "standing still." Either we move forward, or we fall behind.
It is a formidable act of advocacy to put copies of Vaccine Epidemic in people's hands. Knowledge is powerful. To open your eyes is to find your voice. And at just $14 each, it won't break the bank.
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Please help us to spread the word. There are times when the very best way to be heard is to show up. See you in NYC on Thursday.

Louise Kuo Habakus

Mary Holland

p.s. For those who don't live in or near NYC, stay tuned... your time is coming, too!
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15 comments:

Lisa said...

The last Shuttle, Discovery takes off Thursday. I moved to Viera FL to be near Dr Bradstreet. I'd hate to mix this bad news with the Shuttle, but I am so angry. Give me your comments I also just found a local FL today writer asking for info through momslikeme.com
My son is 12-13yo diagnosed at 3yo. Colonoscopy showed Wakefield ILNHP. He is doing well, but not talking to much
salinasl.aol@gmail.com

Hodor said...

If you think that vaccines are harmful, you are making a claim of fact. I would like to know how you would know if your claim of fact is wrong. What evidence would show you that you are incorrect?

Robin Nemeth said...

Hodor,

A contingency table would tell me if vaccines are harmful or not. For a large number of people, I'd look at a table with the number of people who received a vaccine, then suffered some injury within a certain timeframe. I'd look at the number who received a vaccine and didn't. I'd look at the number who didn't receive a vaccine but suffered an injury, and the people who didn't receive a vaccine and did suffer an injury. According to the vaccine industry such data isn't available, and it's conveniently unethical to gather it in a weird sort of a priori proof they've come up with that children are harmed by not being vaccinated.

This isn't rocket science, it's basic statistics. If the percentage of people who got a vaccine then suffered injury is high compared to the percentage who didn’t get a vaccine but then suffered an injury, you’ve shown causation. It’s the sort of thing I would imagine that would be presented in a court of law. If there were anything remotely resembling justice for the vaccine injured.

Lovely timing by the US supreme court ruling, btw. Plenty of other chit to keep the ‘news’ media busy.

And how in bloody hell am supposed to get to NYC by eleven thirty am today?? No, I am NOT buying any more stinking books.

Sarnia said...

Bill Gates is right - you have blood on your hands.

Robin - what injury do you think vaccines are causing? The stats are there for autism, the stats are in for GBS, the stats are there for fevers and seizures and for every other (false) claim 'you' have made. You can't simply move the goal post - anti-vaxxers have been wrong on every specific claim so far so you've resorted to 'but I think something has to be bad with vaccines because I've entrenched myself so far into the claim so now you have to come up with different data that fits how I think it should be done'.

You were wrong, you are wrong and if you discourage people from vaccines, you are a danger to society.

Robin Nemeth said...

Sarnia,

I'm not moving any goalposts. I'm saying the same thing I've been saying for seven years. That the mercury in vaccines is toxic. That public health officials and vaccine makers are afraid of the truth. It's why they can't have parents suing in civil court.

I won't waste my time responding to the rest of what you've said. I might if you were willing to stand behind your statements enough to post your full name.

Bill Laswell said...

Sarnia,
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Hodor said...

Per the FDA and CDC, Thimerosal has been removed from vaccines long ago (http://www.fda.gov/biologicsbloodvaccines/safetyavailability/vaccinesafety/ucm096228.htm#t1) with no perceptible impact on human health. You claim that the mercury in vaccines is toxic, but it isn't in vaccines and even when it was present the quantity was well below the threshold that could cause harm.

Convenient that your criteria for falsification involves an unethical study. Nothing else would do it for you? As I recall, there was a functionally similar study done in Europe as funding for vaccination was phased in over various counties over several years. Sorry I don't have the study ready to hand, but it was rigorous and provided evidence similar to what you ask for.

If you care whether what you believe is true or not, I encourage you to test your belief by seriously scrutinizing the evidence against it. Adopt an attitude of not caring what the outcome is - you just want to know the truth. Dispassionately weigh the evidence on either side without ascribing baseless malevolence to any person or group and see where you come out.

Hodor said...

Per the FDA and CDC, Thimerosal has been removed from vaccines long ago (http://www.fda.gov/biologicsbloodvaccines/safetyavailability/vaccinesafety/ucm096228.htm#t1) with no perceptible impact on human health. You claim that the mercury in vaccines is toxic, but it isn't in vaccines and even when it was present the quantity was well below the threshold that could cause harm.

Convenient that your criteria for falsification involves an unethical study. Nothing else would do it for you? As I recall, there was a functionally similar study done in Europe as funding for vaccination was phased in over various counties over several years. Sorry I don't have the study ready to hand, but it was rigorous and provided evidence similar to what you ask for.

If you care whether what you believe is true or not, I encourage you to test your belief by seriously scrutinizing the evidence against it. Adopt an attitude of not caring what the outcome is - you just want to know the truth. Dispassionately weigh the evidence on either side without ascribing baseless malevolence to any person or group and see where you come out.

-- carl
Carl Baker
West Richland, WA

Ginger Taylor said...

Hodor and Sarina,

Welcome to my blog.

You are new here and are probably not farmiliar with the content already posted, so please allow me to bring you up to date quickly.

First off, there are exactly one million places on the internet to trash people and say horrible, untrue and inappropriate thing like "you have blood on your hands" to people for merely stating an opinion, but this is not one of them. We here at adventures in autism encourage good faith dialogging to work to enlighten us all.

I will not remove that comment, but please don't do that any more. No one commenting here is responsible for any deaths, so unless you have evidence that they are, then call a cop. ;)

There is not controversy what so ever to the opinion that vaccines are harmful to some and deadly to others. The manufacturers don't make the claim that this is not true, and list adverse reactions on their packaging, and the government states outright that it is true, and lists harmful and deadly outcomes on the Vaccine Injury Compensation Table. Then pays people when it happens to them. They have paid out approach two billion dollars. So if you are arguing that vaccines are not harmful, you are kind of alone in that position.

The discussion here is what kinds of harm they do, how widespread it is, and what should be done to avoid and handle vaccine injury.

Bill has very helpfully listed many research papers making it clear that vaccines cause harm, and under my "hightlights" section, you will find a page called "No Evidence of Any Link" that lists about 45 studies that support the vaccine/autism link. It is only a partial list, and I kinda just put thing up there as I come across them.

And you will find that most of the people here take exception to being called "anti-vaxxers" so please refrain from tagging people with that until they tell you they are opposed to vaccination. We have kind of had enough with that little piece of propaganda. It is just silly to call people who still vaccinate their kids, and docs who administer vaccines "anti-vaccine" because they point out potential adverse outcomes or advocate for vaccine safety and choice.

Plus when you say that stuff, and call people a "danger to society" you just make yourself look like a fanatic or someone who had handed their brain over to Offit and Orac.

But we welcome you and encourage questions and research and opinions. Just please make it earnest and ease up on the insults.

Thanks.

Bill Laswell said...

Hodor said "Per the FDA and CDC, Thimerosal has been removed from vaccines long ago (http://www.fda.gov/biologicsbloodvaccines/safetyavailability/vaccinesafety/ucm096228.htm#t1) with no perceptible impact on human health. You claim that the mercury in vaccines is toxic, but it isn't in vaccines"

This is 100% completely and utterly false. Unless you specifically request otherwise and PAY extra for it, which most people wouldn't do because they're not aware of it anyway, the seasonal flu shot which EVERY pharmacy on every corner of even sunny places like Florida advertises (FLU SHOTS HERE!), you are using thimerosol which contains mercury.

And suggesting that mercury is the only harmful substance in vaccines is quite silly, given they also contain formaldehyde, 2-phenoxyethanol, aluminum, fetal tissue, animal/monkey kidney tissue, etc., etc.

Ginger is bang on the money. People who label people as "anti-vaxxers" because they want to see more thorough testing and safety standards put in place, not just relying on the undebatably corrupt FDA, are either sensationlists, uneducated on the science or have an agenda.

Bill Laswell said...

And keep in mind that you're advised by the FDA and CDC and governement websites to get the flu shot every year, despite several studies showing it may have 0% effectiveness against catching the flu and definitely has 0% effectiveness against transmission.

So the vaccine you're supposed to get every year, which means this is the one you get MOST OFTEN, still has mercury in it.

Ginger Taylor said...

Further to Bill's mercury comments, I wrote this post when the H1N1 vaccine came out to remind everyone of the known dangers of mercury. This post does not even address autism, but all the other damage that is commonly agreed up on by mainstream medicine.

http://adventuresinautism.blogspot.com/2009/10/dangers-of-mercury-in-h1n1-vaccine.html

Make sure you watch the video of mercury actually killing neurons.