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Why don't you define your terms? ANS: You cannot without insulting the bulk of the world's people.

That is, if you classify as problematic everyone who isn't in 100% compliance with the 2015 US CDC recommended schedule.

For example, I personally received 2 vaccinations (Hep A and Typhoid) a couple of weeks ago in preparation for a trip, but declined the flu vaccine. What am I?

For example, if a person heeds the caveats expressed by CDC whistleblower, Dr. William W Thompson, in the context of absolutely avoiding thimerosal during pregnancy and exercising caution about MMR timing for their infant, what are they?
OVERVIEW: http://healthchoice.org/index.php/news/122-outline-of-significant-developments-in-the-recent-revelations-on-vaccine-safety-research-corruption

For example, if a parent sought to follow the entire MUMPER STUDY protocol, what are they?

Posted by proverbialwisdom | Sat Jan 24, 2015, 10:26 PM (1 replies)

Check it out.


Food additives on the rise as FDA scrutiny wanes
By Kimberly Kindy August 17, 2014

The explosion of new food additives coupled with an easing of oversight requirements is allowing manufacturers to avoid the scrutiny of the Food and Drug Administration, which is responsible for ensuring the safety of chemicals streaming into the food supply.

And in hundreds of cases, the FDA doesn’t even know of the existence of new additives, which can include chemical preservatives, flavorings and thickening agents, records and interviews show.

“We simply do not have the information to vouch for the safety of many of these chemicals,” said Michael Taylor, the FDA’s deputy commissioner for food.

The FDA has received thousands of consumer complaints about additives in recent years, saying certain substances seem to trigger asthmatic attacks, serious bouts of vomiting, intestinal-tract disorders and other health problems.

At a pace far faster than in previous years, companies are adding secret ingredients to everything from energy drinks to granola bars. But the more widespread concern among food-safety advocates and some federal regulators is the quickening trend of companies opting for an expedited certification process to a degree never intended when it was established 17 years ago to, in part, help businesses.


Link from: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/mmaffini/egcg_secret_gras_chemical_of_concern.html
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Fri Jan 23, 2015, 01:12 PM (1 replies)

NAA: Avonte Oquendo’s Mother Invited to Attend State of the Union Address


Avonte Oquendo’s Mother Invited to Attend State of the Union Address
Posted by Lori McIlwain on Jan 20, 2015

In an effort to gain support for Avonte’s Law, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced Monday that he has invited Vanessa Fontaine, mother of Avonte Oquendo, to attend the State of the Union Address Tuesday evening according to news reports.

Avonte’s Law would offer protections to prevent – and respond to – wandering incidents, namely in the autism community. The legislation would allocate funding towards assisting families of special needs children in need of tracking devices, as well as provide other services, such as first responder training and education.

In a 2010 presentation before a federal committee, the National Autism Association (NAA) sounded the alarm on autism-related wandering incidents, requesting immediate response, research, training for law enforcement, and tools for families. NAA’s request led to the 2012 study published in Pediatrics, which showed that 49% of children with autism are prone to wandering away from a safe environment, such as school or home. Over the last three years, roughly 15% of wandering incidents reported by the media have ended in death according to NAA.

“NAA is in full support of Avonte’s Law and have used our data and experience with the issue – both on a personal and professional level – to provide the Senator’s office with well-rounded guidance for the legislation that focuses both on prevention and response aids for families,” said NAA President Wendy Fournier. “It is our hope that Ms. Fontaine’s story, and the stories of thousands of autism families, will create swift and thoughtful action to prevent more tragedies like Avonte’s.”

Avonte Oquendo’s remains were found in the East River in January 2014, three months after he left his Queens NY School unsupervised. The 14-year-old had autism and was nonverbal. His disappearance echoed hundreds of similar cases involving a person with autism, including two other children with autism who went missing that same weekend as outlined in a New York Times Op-Ed by NAA.

Individuals with autism are often attracted to water, yet have little to no sense of danger. According to a study published by NAA, accidental drowning is responsible for 91% of deaths following an autism-related wandering incident.

In Schumer’s proposed bill, Avonte’s Law would require the Department of Justice to create a new program that would provide assistance to local authorities, including police departments and schools, to assist children with autism spectrum disorder.

Founded in 2003, NAA is a parent-run advocacy organization and the leading voice on urgent issues related to autism safety, autism abuse, crisis prevention, and autism-related wandering prevention and response. Over the last seven years, NAA has provided $100,000 to law enforcement for tracking devices, distributed over 15,000 wandering-prevention safety boxes to autism families, and created AWAARE.org.

For wandering-prevention resources, please visit


Related: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024778736 (IMO, utterly misguided rejection of NAA)
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Fri Jan 23, 2015, 01:01 AM (3 replies)

Special Apple.com homepage tribute today.

SEE: http://www.apple.com
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Mon Jan 19, 2015, 08:22 PM (2 replies)

More here on the general issue of safety of food additives.

OVERVIEW: http://www.pewhealth.org/projects/food-additives-project-85899367220


Aug 14, 2013
Project: Food Additives Project

The peer-reviewed journal Reproductive Toxicology published a paper from The Pew Charitable Trusts' food additives project examining the data used to make safety recommendations for chemicals added to food sold in the United States. The analysis of three major sources of toxicology information found significant gaps in the data for chemicals that are added to food and food packaging.

Pew’s analysis reveals:

* The Food and Drug Administration or industry decided that almost two-thirds of known additives were safe without having fed the additives to lab animals. This is based on Pew’s analysis of data reported in FDA, National Institutes of Health, or other leading toxicology databases.

* FDA’s own database on chemicals added directly to food indicates that:

Only one in five chemicals has been evaluated using the simplest lab animal test recommended by FDA to evaluate safety.

Only one in eight chemicals that FDA recommended be evaluated for reproductive or development problems had evidence it was tested for these effects.

* The lack of data means that often we don’t know whether these chemicals pose a health risk to the hundreds of millions of Americans who eat food with untested chemical additives.

The paper analyzed and compared data from the FDA’s Priority-based Assessment of Food Additives database, the Accelrys Toxicity Database of chemical studies, and the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s TOXLINE database to determine what testing has been done.

The authors note that the current regulatory structure for food additive safety in the United States was approved by Congress in 1958 and allows manufacturers to add chemicals deemed "generally recognized as safe" or "GRAS," to food without review by the FDA. Manufacturers sometimes voluntarily report such safety decisions to FDA.


Posted by proverbialwisdom | Sun Jan 18, 2015, 10:00 PM (1 replies)

Tyrone Hayes + Penelope Jagessar Chaffer: "The Toxic Baby"

Feb 11

Hear Tyrone Hayes discuss #Syngenta attacks with @kvetchingguru http://b4uleap.org/2013/07/29/when-corporations-attack/ and watch our talk http://on.ted.com/ToxicBaby #tedtalks


Tyrone Hayes + Penelope Jagessar Chaffer: The toxic baby
FILMED DEC 2010 • POSTED FEB 2012 • TEDWomen 2010

Filmmaker Penelope Jagessar Chaffer was curious about the chemicals she was exposed to while pregnant: Could they affect her unborn child? So she asked scientist Tyrone Hayes to brief her on one he studied closely: atrazine, a herbicide used on corn. (Hayes, an expert on amphibians, is a critic of atrazine, which displays a disturbing effect on frog development.) Onstage together at TEDWomen, Hayes and Chaffer tell their story.

Tyrone Hayes studies frogs and amphibians -- and the effects on their bodies of common farming chemicals. Full bio »

Penelope Jagessar Chaffer made the film "Toxic Baby," exploring environmental toxins through interviews and surreal imagery. Full bio »


When Corporations Attack
July 29, 2013

Eveline Lubbers studies corporate campaigns to undermine human rights and environmental activists. We speak to her, and to Dr. Tyrone Hayes, who has been the subject of attacks by a leading pesticide company after his studies showed that their blockbuster chemical feminizes male frogs.

Posted by proverbialwisdom | Sun Jan 18, 2015, 09:51 PM (1 replies)

NYT: Court Heaps Grief on Vaccine Victims, Makes Them Wait Years


Court Heaps Grief on Vaccine Victims, Makes Them Wait Years

DEC. 22, 2014, 3:05 P.M. E.S.T.

Long version: ~2628 words (http://www.wordcounter.net)
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Tue Jan 6, 2015, 04:08 PM (0 replies)



Martha Herbert ‏@marthaherbertmd Feb 20 2014
MT - Beyond Hopelessness: Autism as a complex, chronic, whole-body disorder (not a permanent, brain-based trait)

Retweeted by Autism Revolution
Healthy U NOW ‏@HUNFoundation May 15 2013
New detailed article on diet and autism in Journal of Child Neurology- by Drs. Martha Herbert and Julie Buckley! pic.twitter.com/2poXsb3TIJ


Public release date: 15-Jan-2013
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Study documents that some children lose autism diagnosis

Small group with confirmed autism now on par with mainstream peers -- NIH-funded study

Some children who are accurately diagnosed in early childhood with autism lose the symptoms and the diagnosis as they grow older, a study supported by the National Institutes of Health has confirmed. The research team made the finding by carefully documenting a prior diagnosis of autism in a small group of school-age children and young adults with no current symptoms of the disorder.

The report is the first of a series that will probe more deeply into the nature of the change in these children's status. Having been diagnosed at one time with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), these young people now appear to be on par with typically developing peers. The study team is continuing to analyze data on changes in brain function in these children and whether they have subtle residual social deficits. The team is also reviewing records on the types of interventions the children received, and to what extent they may have played a role in the transition.

"Although the diagnosis of autism is not usually lost over time, the findings suggest that there is a very wide range of possible outcomes," said NIMH Director Thomas R. Insel, M.D. "For an individual child, the outcome may be knowable only with time and after some years of intervention. Subsequent reports from this study should tell us more about the nature of autism and the role of therapy and other factors in the long term outcome for these children."

The study, led by Deborah Fein, Ph.D., at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, recruited 34 optimal outcome children, who had received a diagnosis of autism in early life and were now reportedly functioning no differently than their mainstream peers. For comparison, the 34 children were matched by age, sex, and nonverbal IQ with 44 children with high-functioning autism, and 34 typically developing peers. Participants ranged in age from 8 to 21 years old.


More: https://www.facebook.com/TheAutismRevolution
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Mon Dec 29, 2014, 08:56 PM (0 replies)

Just saw this...


The H E R O Child Rescue Corps
Published on Dec 10, 2014

Official PROTECT

While America fights terrorists overseas, there is another kind of terrorist right here at home, targeting our children. U.S. law enforcement has identified hundreds of thousands of criminals in the U.S. participating in a global child sexual exploitation marketplace. Now, an elite corps of American military veterans is on a new battlefield, with a new enemy. Watch the video to learn about the crisis and the HERO Corps.

Supporters include ... And the Wounded Warrior Project Foundation.

DONATE: http://www.protect.org/donate-hero-corps
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Mon Dec 29, 2014, 01:47 AM (0 replies)

Product loyalty is limitless and supersedes science (because none of it can possibly be reasonable)?

Check out some of those National Children’s Study Proposed Core Hypotheses: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014966033
Check out the MUMPER STUDY: http://najms.net/wp-content/uploads/v06i03.pdf#page=34
May I encourage you to define your pejorative terms with greater care: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=5944629

IMO, information is part of informed consent and is for everyone, not just policymakers.

Posted by proverbialwisdom | Thu Dec 18, 2014, 04:45 PM (1 replies)
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