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By Richard Enos


In Brief



The Facts: Wikipedia, the people’s encyclopedia, a supposed resource for the open sharing of wisdom and knowledge, is violating its own policies and non-profit status by favoring donors’ worldview through exerting undue editorial influence.
Reflect On: If we can’t trust Wikipedia, the people’s encyclopedia, does that mean we can’t trust anything we hear and read about?

Those of us who make a habit of challenging our current worldviews in order to uncover deeper truths and expand our understanding of reality, will have probably come to realize by now that much of the ‘skepticism’ out there that is supposedly founded in ‘science’ is nothing more than the preservation of the mainstream perception that is constantly being promoted by our hidden authorities and their minions.


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It is likely that every one of us has encountered frustration in dealing with the ‘I’ll believe it when I see it’ type of skeptic among family and friends. Some hold it as a badge of honor that they refuse to be ‘fooled’ by suggestions that the world is not exactly as it seems, or that there is anything substantial going on behind the scenes, as long as the mainstream media continues to ridicule it and use labels like ‘unproven pseudo-science’ or ‘debunked conspiracy theory.’


         



      

Now, this is not to dispute that some skepticism is healthy. Not at all. One should not believe everything one hears indiscriminately, and all claims should be evaluated based evidence, coherence, logic, and common sense. When skepticism is in balance with an open mind, it helps us develop discernment, and enables us to build and expand a coherent worldview that begins to incorporate and make sense of more and more of the subtle mysteries the universe has to offer.


However, an extreme brand of skepticism that is not open to possibility until it becomes self-evident is damaging to human inquiry and the flourishing of new ideas. Joe Martino and I discussed this skepticism in our latest episode of ‘The Collective Evolution Show’ on CETV, and went on to examine how this philosophical position is at the heart of the censorship efforts of mainstream media and the now co-opted social media giants, indiscriminately labeling ideas and analyses of world events outside of the mainstream perception as ‘fake news’ and characterizing it as ‘dangerous’ and something the public must be protected from.


Below is a clip from that episode exploring how dogmatic skepticism is holding us back. Become a member on CETV to watch the full episode of The Collective Evolution Show.



In the full episode, we go on to discuss specifically how Wikipedia has become one of the latest information sources to fall under the control of the mainstream authority. We talk about how instead of being ‘the people’s encyclopedia’ and being open to all ideas, it has adopted the very strict skepticism of the mainstream. Among other things, it systematically denigrates those scientists, researchers and medical professionals that promote alternative modalities to Western medicine.


Scientific Materialism


Some will say ‘I’m a scientist. And therefore I’m a skeptic.’ In some ways, this makes sense–a real scientist does not come to any conclusions unless the evidence in their experiments bears them out. However, it often represents someone who is not open to possibility, and will not seriously consider anything that is not proven and established, meaning what they have ‘seen’ with their own eyes.


When this type of person says (usually informally) that they are a ‘scientist,’ what they really mean is that they ascribe to scientific materialism, a philosophical position founded on the belief that only the material world, the world perceived by our senses, is what is real. We don’t even need to get into the fact that quantum physics has long demonstrated that this position is no longer tenable in the real world, and that non-material forces are exerting influence on the world all the time.


In a banned TedX talk entitled ‘The Science Delusion,’ biologist Rupert Sheldrake performs a brilliant dissection of scientific materialism and all the questionable assumptions it is founded on, and is clear to distinguish between real ‘science,’ which is exploration and experimentation designed to expand knowledge, and the philosophical dogma of scientific materialism which, in mainstream discourse, is considered ‘science.’ No wonder it was banned. Watch this one, it is well worth your time.


Now it must be said, anybody refuting scientific materialism is pulling the rug out from most of the skepticism used by mainstream forces to control the narrative. And so, as you might expect, whenever the mainstream media has the opportunity to comment on who Rupert Sheldrake is or the value of his work, they are not likely to be very complimentary.


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In an article entitled ‘Wikipedia’s Assault on Scientific Progress: The Case of Dr. Rupert Sheldrake,’ Gary Null makes a very persuasive case not only that Wikipedia attempts to marginalize Rupert Sheldrake as a ‘pseudoscientist,’ but they exhibit a draconian control over the editorial content of Sheldrake’s Wikipedia page, quite against their own stated policies.



Sheldrake’s original Wikipedia biography, created in October 2002, was limited to two sentences and a link to his personal website: “Rupert Sheldrake (1942-) is a British biologist and author of several books. In his 1981 book A New Science of Life he put forward the hypothesis of formative causation which basically suggests that memory is inherent in nature.”


That’s it! Today, his biography has grown to 9 major headings and 12 subheadings. Instead of identifying him as a biologist — only noting this title in the past-tense — the article falsely identifies Sheldrake as a “parapsychologist” in the lead paragraph. Although he conducts experiments in telepathy, he approaches the topic from a biological viewpoint, in keeping with his scientific training. Reviewing the many thousands of edits made to his biography during the past 16 years is a lesson in how brutal and vicious the Wiki wars spawned by Skeptics can become.


Sheldrake’s Wikipedia “Talk” page begins with the warnings:


The subject of this article is controversial and content may be in dispute. When updating the article, be bold, but not reckless. Feel free to try to improve the article, but don’t take it personally if your changes are reversed; instead, come here to the talk page to discuss them.


The Arbitration Committee has authorized uninvolved administrators to impose discretionary sanctions on users who edit pages related to pseudoscience and fringe science, including this article.




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Here we observe Wikipedia’s own Committee showcasing flagrant bias in identifying Sheldrake’s scientific research as “pseudoscience.”


Wikipedia’s Violation Of Its Non-Profit Status


The concept of Wikipedia, the people’s encyclopedia, a resource for the open sharing of wisdom and knowledge, where respect for opposing points of view was maintained, is what made Wikipedia popular and trusted to begin with. However, the potential profits that would be possible from this trust and Wikipedia’s popularity seems to have become too tempting for its owners and of course Big Business to resist.


This letter written to the IRS by Neal S. Greenfield, lawyer for Dr. Gary Null, in which he explicitly details the ways in which Wikipedia has blatantly violated their 501 (c)(3) non-profit status, as well as their own stated values and objectives, will certainly help you to see Wikipedia in a different way than what it pretends to be.



Of note in the summary on page 1 is the contention that ‘Wikipedia has selectively permitted pay-to-play editing and institutional conflicts of interest, particularly where generous donors are concerned.’ It’s nothing we haven’t seen before. We are coming to realize that our entire economic and political systems are founded on the corrupt influence of the powerful and wealthy. The maintenance of their power is founded on keeping people ignorant, which is the brute impact of scientific materialism and the skepticism that follows from it.


The Takeaway


Every day there seems to be new information out about another previously trusted source of information that has shown itself to be unworthy of trust. But rather than rue the destruction of the naive innocence of humanity, we should bless these revelations as stepping-stones to achieving a higher discernment. Certainly, the majority of humanity, when released from these corrupting influences, will be able to be trusted to act in a way that is ultimately for the benefit of all. This higher discernment will allow us as a collective to separate the wheat from the chaff, and create a world where truth, transparency and the open exchange of ideas will be supported.



Richard Enos — My Master’s thesis on “The Anatomy of Self-Overcoming in Nietzsche” was only the beginning of my journey of exploration into consciousness. I have since lived and taught in Korea, studied yoga in India, written a book entitled “Parables for the New Conversation”, built a film and theater production company (pandorasboxoffice.ca), and started a family. While I endeavor to foster positive change in the world through my works, I hold fast to CE’s maxim ‘Change starts within’. I am humbled and grateful to have joined the CE team as of April 2018 as a contributing writer. You can reach me at [email protected]


This article was sourced from Collective Evolution.


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By Derrick Broze


Local, state, and federal law enforcement are refusing to comply with Facebook’s policy against law enforcement creating fake social media accounts.


A new report by The Guardian details how U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has violated Facebook policy by creating fake social media accounts connected to a fake university created to identify illegal immigrants. ICE agents created profiles of individuals alleged to have attended the fictional University of Farmington as part of their attempt to ensnare students in an immigration scam. More than 600 students, most of whom were Indian citizens, were indicted in the federal government’s operation.


         



      

The Guardian reports:



Starting in 2015, undercover agents built the Michigan school’s facade, with a fake website, government documents that confirmed it was eligible to enroll foreign students and fake Facebook accounts, including supposed staff members. In a January indictment, the government accused students of enrolling in the school to stay in the country illegally, knowing that the institution was a sham.


In a network of suspicious Facebook accounts linked to the University of Farmington, the college’s alleged president, Ali “AJ” Milani, liked the Michigan Jaguars sports club and had a 51-person friend list that was mostly people from south Asia, despite Milani ostensibly living in Detroit. Carey Ferrante, who did not list any link to the school but had interactions with persons interested in it, posted three photos of herself that were actually stock photos, including one of a faceless woman in a bikini, and sent Facebook messages to at least one person.



Edward Bajoka, an attorney representing eight of the individuals indicted, told The Guardian that it has been confirmed the U.S. government own the profiles of Ali “AJ” Milani and Carey Ferrante. Khaalid Walls, ICE’s North-East Regional Communications Director, declined to comment on the accounts but confirmed that 172 students had been arrested for civil immigration violations.




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Meanwhile, a Facebook representative told The Guardian that law enforcement are subject to the same policies that require users to use their real name on Facebook. “Operating fake accounts is not allowed, and we will act on any violating accounts,” the representative said.


ICE has previously been exposed for creating another fake university, University of Northern New Jersey, in order to make arrests. This is also not the first time that law enforcement has been caught in the act of creating fake social media profiles in an attempt to catch potential criminals. Law enforcement in Ohio, New York, Georgia, and Nebraska have admitted to allowing investigators to use aliases and undercover profiles. In addition, the Memphis Police Department was previously caught using fake profiles to monitor Black Lives Matter activists.


The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has called on Facebook to improve their standards for dealing with U.S. law enforcement. “Facebook’s practice of taking down these individual accounts when they learn about them from the press (or from EFF) is insufficient to deter what we believe is a much larger iceberg beneath the surface,” EFF writes. “We often only discover the existence of law enforcement fake profiles months, if not years, after an investigation has concluded.”




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EFF is calling for four specific changes to “enhance transparency and establish real consequences for agencies that deliberately violate the rules.” These changes include publishing data on the number of fake law enforcement accounts, including the agency they belong to and any action taken. EFF is also calling for Facebook to alert users and groups that have interacted with said fake accounts. Facebook should also amend its “Amended Terms for Federal, State and Local Governments in the United States” to make it clear that law enforcement are agreeing not to operate fake profiles on the platform.


Whether or not Facebook chooses to enact the EFF’s suggestions remains to be seen. However, it is already clear that law enforcement has no qualms about lying, breaking policies—or even the law—to achieve their goals. The American people should not depend on law enforcement to be an example of moral and ethical behavior. The only way these types of situations will end is for the people to stand up and push back against platforms like Facebook. Until that time social media users need to practice better security culture and be discerning when accepting new social media friends and accounts.


This article was sourced from The Mind Unleashed.


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By Jason Ditz


(ANTIWAR.COM) — The Trump Administration was quick to recognize Juan Guaidó as the rightful ruler of Venezuela, but going from that to the de facto ruler is taking Guaidó a lot longer than he apparently expected. He’s planning a major May 1 march.


He says it will be the “biggest march in history” and will demand that President Maduro step down once and for all and allow him to rule. He pushed for the military to back him and the marchers in this takeover.


         



      

President Maduro won elections both in 2013 and 2018. Guaidó did not compete in either presidential election, but claims power by virtue of being the opposition leader and insisting that the 2018 vote he didn’t compete in was invalid.


And while the US seemed to believe their endorsement would put Guaidó in power, it clearly hasn’t so far. It may ultimately be that Guaidó would’ve found it faster to actually run for the office of president than awarding it to himself and then trying to convince everyone else.


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By B.N. Frank


The Grand Tetons is now considering the largest cell tower expansion in national park history and they are requesting public input.


There is no doubt that cell phones have saved lives in emergency situations.  However, installing cell towers in national parks needs to be carefully considered.  After all, The National Park Service’s own statement reads “by caring for the parks and conveying the park ethic, we care for ourselves and act on behalf of the future. The larger purpose of this mission is to build a citizenry that is committed to conserving its heritage and its home on earth.”


Besides the fact that cell towers can and do collapse and catch fire, the radiation emitted from them is harmful.  Since 2004, The International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) has opposed the use of their stations for cell towers and antennas due to of health risks from prolonged involuntary radiation exposure.  Scientific research has already proven exposure isn’t good for Bambi, Thumper, and the rest of the wildlife gang either.


         



      

If you would like to submit your concerns to the Grand Tetons, Dr. Devra Davis of the Environmental Health Trust has provided an overwhelmingly thorough scientific submission as to why this expansion needs to be reconsidered.


Excerpts include:



FCC limits are based only on thermal heating and do not account for biological impacts at levels far lower than FCC limits. The Department of Interior wrote a 2014 letter on the impact of cell towers on migratory birds documenting several studies that found adverse effects and concludes that “The electromagnetic radiation standards used by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) continue to be based on thermal heating, a criterion now nearly 30 years out of date and inapplicable today.”


In the United States, RFR radiation regulatory limits were set by the FCC more than two decades ago in 1996. However, the FCC limits are not safety standards. Although the EPA was actively researching this issue and tasked to develop proper safety limits,, the EPA was abruptly defunded in 1996 and the FCC adopted guidelines developed by industry-connected non-independent groups (ANSI/IEEE C95.1-1992, NCRP’s 1986 Report) Experts from U.S. government agencies (including the EPA and NIOSH) have repeatedly documented issues concerning the inadequacy of these limits but their letters have gone unanswered., The EPA has clarified that the FCC limits do not protect against effects from long-term low-level exposures. In 2008, the National Academy of Sciences released a Report on research needs that included recommending research on the impacts to brain development and exposures to children and pregnant women.


Since 1997, insurance companies have refused to insure wireless companies and “electromagnetic field exclusions” in insurance policies are an industry standard. EMFs are deemed as “high-risk” in insurance white papers, and EMFs are defined as a “pollutant” by many insurance companies alongside smoke, chemicals, and asbestos. Some companies will only cover liability from EMFs under additional “Pollution Liability” policy enhancement coverage. Some policies not only exclude damages from EMFs but also exclude paying for the defense of “any supervision, instruction, recommendation, warning or advice given or which should have been given in connection with bodily injury, property damage, abatement and/or mitigation etc.”






Wireless companies warn their shareholders—in mandated annual 10k filings—that they may incur financial losses from lawsuits related to EMF radiation emissions of their products. For example:


Another area of concern with the proposed expansion of the wireless infrastructure is fires. Cell towers are known to catch fire such as the 150-foot tower in Washington that experienced an electrical malfunction at a lighted beacon on top of the tower which caught an Osprey’s nest on fire. Many birds, particularly raptors, choose to nest on or near cell towers because of the heat they provide, the clear view, and high vantage point that they favor for their nesting sites. There are many more examples of these towers catching fire, such as a 125-foot tower in Maryland. A church in South Africa that housed antennas caught fire this month, and news reports state authorities are investigating if it was a short circuit from the equipment that started the fire.


Towers have also been known to attract lightning strikes. The higher the tower the higher the probability that lightning will strike the tower, presenting another type of fire hazard.






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If park visitors agreed to only use their cell phones in emergency situations, this cell tower expansion might not even be considered necessary.  Keep that in mind if you’re planning to make a visit to the Grand Tetons or any other national park.


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By Catherine J. Frompovich


Problem>>Reaction>>Solution


Problem


Medical science, based solidly in man-made-patented chemicals, is nothing short of a physiologically inept standard due to its “consensus science” being steeped in the dominant “disease management versus cure” modality using man-made chemicals—petrochemicals, in most cases, plus recently-added nanotechnology, something totally anathema to thousands of years of human (Homo Sapiens) biological evolution!


A rather significant clue to the allopathic paradigm’s healing failure [how long has there been a War on Cancer?] is its inability to factor into its consensus science, thinking and practices, there ARE cumulative effect(s) from all chemicals, including medicines and environmental, in the etiology of disease!


Source: The Truth About Vaccines


“You cannot poison a body into wellness.”


         



      

However, that’s not the apparent official position the FDA takes on the current pharmaceutical scourge and scandal coming out of China regarding contaminated blood pressure and heart medications.


The risk associated with abruptly discontinuing the use of these important medicines far outweighs the low risk that our scientists estimate to be associated with continuing the medicine until the patient’s doctor or pharmacist provides a safe replacement or a different treatment option,” the FDA stated.


If allopathic medicine were to acknowledge chemicals as a key precipitating factor – or trigger – in disease morphology, their entire house of cards would come tumbling down since its religious-belief-like educational system and  protocols of Rx prescription drugs, chemotherapy, vaccines, biologicals—all man-made and patented were, and are based upon, a ‘monopolistic business plan’ designed by the late John D. Rockefeller (1839 – 1937)[1], whose main objective was to create a global pharmaceutical system of health controls for many reasons.  Rockefeller’s prime objective was to eliminate natural medicine being practiced in the USA.



But there was one problem with Rockefeller’s plan for the medical industry: natural/herbal medicines were very popular in America at that time. Almost half the doctors and medical colleges in the U.S. were practicing holistic medicine, using knowledge from Europe and Native Americans.


Rockefeller, the monopolist, had to figure out a way to get rid of his biggest competition. So he used the classic strategy of “problem-reaction-solution.” That is, create a problem and scare people, and then offer a (pre-planned) solution.


This led to the Flexner Report, which gave birth to the modern medicine as we know it.[2]



Rockefeller probably factored into his monopolistic-plan, and thinking, the 1905 Supreme Court Case Jacobson v. Massachusetts[3] which set the standards for vaccination in the USA, and are totally obsolete today since back then in 1905 those who opposed vaccinations were fined only $5, BUT the ingredients (excipients) in vaccines then were ‘relatively harmless’ compared with the neurotoxins and nanoparticles present in today’s mandated vaccines!  Thus, the courts must revisit Jacobson and bring it up to date: 1905 elementary immune system science versus 2019 consensus pseudoscience versusfactual independent research science denied by vested-interest Big Pharma and CDC/FDA.


As they say, the rest is history.  Furthermore, big medicine became the fair-hair child of Big Pharma, a corporate-controlled industry now directing medical schools, the U.S. HHS, CDC, FDA and CONGRESS, a man-made tragedy and criminal activity, in many educated opinions.  The result: there’s been a voluminous and precipitous rise in iatrogenic diseases.


Iatrogenic (of a disease or symptoms) induced in a patient by the treatment or comments of a physician.  Chambers English Dictionary[4]


Nothing demonstrates the above more clearly than the apparent ideological failure of vaccinology science, which has been delusional from the very beginning starting with Edward Jenner’s hypothesis.  See If Truth Be Told About Cowpox & Smallpox Diseases Scientific Differences That Caused A Pharmaceutical Fairytale (March 25, 2019)


That delusion eventually morphed into a legal obstacle for humankind in many ways, i.e., depriving individuals of their right to self-determination in the care of their and their children’s health and bodies, which includes vaccination mandates, forced vaccinations, fines, and Child Protective Services abuses in removing children from parents’ custody and homes.


The fallacy of using aluminum in vaccines started around 1932.


Aluminum was first used in human vaccines in 1932 and was the only adjuvant in use in licensed vaccines for approximately 70 years. Apr 16, 2015[5]


Currently, there are newer adjuvants such as: AS04, MF59 squalene, AS01b, CpG 1018 a synthetic form of DNA.[6]


There’s a huge question about immunology
However, a huge question comes to mind when one considers immunology, a ‘science’ in its infancy days back then in the early 1930s.


When the humoral adaptive response to the aluminum adjuvant was discovered in the early 1900s, one has to wonder if that response was not a very real adverse reaction, since the humoral immune system was activated, not the innate immune system!


Had the rewiring the human immune system begun—inadvertently or intentionally, which enabled vaccine consensus science to plow forward creating the need for booster shots for all diseases.  The information below may help you to understand why I make that claim.


The adaptive immune response is largely driven by lymphocytes: T-cells and B-cells. The relative activities of the B-cell and T-cell populations determine the type of immune response generated in response to infection.[7]


Real immunity [innate immunity] is life-long and occurs only after having contracted an infectious disease, which facilitates not having to live a life becoming either a carrier or a ‘progenitor’ of communicable infectious and other vaccine-laden diseases due to vaccine shedding for as long as 30 days post vaccination[8] and post vaccination booster shots!


How can “science-based medicine” be trusted when, in reality, low-level and insufficient populations ‘efficacy and safety’ studies were designed and implemented for a total of 800 children in only 8 remarkable studies to gain approval licensure for the MMR vaccine in 1978?


Furthermore, those studies do not include the ten-year [1990s] fraudulent fudging of efficacy reports for the Mumps active in the MMR vaccine when Merck added rabbit blood antibodies to achieve and meet the 95% efficacy rate required for FDA licensure.  See the qui tam whistleblower lawsuit[9] in U.S. Federal Court in Philadelphia.


Thus, there is a specific need for this Anthology to drill down on the fraudulent erroneous propaganda HHS, CDC, FDA and Big Pharma have been promoting GLOBALLY for decades, influencing the World Health Organization (WHO) at the United Nations, foreign governments and local health agencies.


The Selling of Science” or the privatization of knowledge[10] “The American public would be surprised, and maybe even concerned, if they knew how widespread the practice of self-regulation was.”… José Solís, PhD


In a quote, which has become part of medical school orientations everywhere, David Sackett, often referred to as the “father of evidence-based medicine,” once famously said:


“Half of what you’ll learn in medical school will be shown to be either dead wrong or out of date within five years of your graduation; the trouble is that nobody can tell you which half–so the most important thing to learn is how to learn on your own.” [11]


—–


For a long time, we were interested by what we believe to be a pervasive problem in modern medicine.  Namely, the spread of new technologies and therapies without clear evidence that they work, which are later (and often after considerable delay) followed by contradictions, which, in turn, after yet another delay, is followed by changes in practice and reimbursement.[12]
[CJF emphasis]Sources: Killing For Profit – at the European Parliament


Resource:The Fox Owns the Henhouse—When Public Safety is Governed by Private Profit [April 8, 2019]https://childrenshealthdefense.org/news/the-fox-owns-the-henhouse-when-public-safety-is-governed-by-private-profit/


Reaction


The “reaction” within a normal Hegelian Dialectic ‘paradigm’[13] is not what’s been occurring in the case of vaccine fraud.  Since the Autism explosion[14], there’s been an enlightenment, plus outrage, taking place due to the sharing of knowledge and personal child-and-family life-altering adverse health reaction stories by the thousands, including resolute consumer activism regarding First Amendment and humans’ unalienable rights, which health officials may not have expected.


Here’s one example:


Reality Check: Questioning Vaccines is a Public Health Threat?  Ben Swann (March 14, 2019)https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/reality-check-questioning-vaccines-is-a-public-health-threat.html


Others:


Attkisson Report Reveals Threats Against Congressmen Investigating Autism-Vaccine Linkhttps://thevaccinereaction.org/2019/01/attkisson-report-reveals-threats-against-congressmen-investigating-autism-vaccine-link/  (Jan. 9, 2019)


“We spoke to 11 current and former members of Congress and staff who claim they faced pressure, bullying or threats when they raised vaccine safety questions.” Physician and former Rep. Dave Weldon commented, “It would typically be in a hallway or the street and people would come up to you and say, “You know, you really need to, you know, back off on this. It could be, it could be bad for the community or bad for the country or bad for you.”



Congressman Mark Green Under Fire for Seeking Vaccine Truth [Jan. 1, 2019]https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/mark-green-vaccine-truth/


There are 3 major issues here:



That vaccines have not been proven safe
That the research standards and liability for vaccine manufacturers are uniquely inadequate
That we are currently in the midst of one of the greatest assaults on freedom and integrity in a generation.


Rep. Bill Posey Calling for an investigation of the CDC’s MMR research fraud [July 29, 2015]   



https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4546421/rep-bill-posey-calling-investigation-cdcs-mmr-reasearch-fraud


The Making of a Monster: We’re All Lab Rats in the Government’s Secret Experiments [March 26, 2019]https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/the-making-of-a-monster-were-all-lab-rats-in-the-governments-secret-experiments.html



UPS partnering with drug giants to inject you with vaccines in your own home… pilot project a blueprint for nationwide vaccine mandates at gunpoint  [April 5, 2019]https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-05-ups-drug-giants-inject-vaccines-home-blueprint-mandates.html


Solution


The only solution to this unprecedented medical police state now encompassing the vaccine fraud perpetrated upon U.S. citizens, plus others globally, is for there to be criminal investigations into the documented FRAUDULENT science manipulation that has taken place time after time at the very agencies entrusted with the safe-keeping of consumer health in the USA.


High-ranking federal HHS/CDC/FDA bureaucrats, researchers, epidemiologists, etc. who have perpetuated these ongoing fraudulent practices must be prosecuted legally at law and removed from their cozy perches of authority reflecting Big Pharma’s controls.




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It’s what’s referred to as “breach of fiduciary duty”.



“A person acting in a fiduciary capacity is held to a high standard of honesty and full disclosure in regard to the client and must not obtain a personal benefit at the expense of the client.”


Source: USLegal.com



When Congress enacted the 1986 National Vaccine Law[15], was that a benign or deliberate betrayal of U.S. health consumers, equivalent to ‘throwing them under the bus’, which can be considered criminal and collusive activity, plus a breach of fiduciary duty?


Did Congress essentially absolve vaccine manufacturers from any and all product legal liability claims, thus ensuring Congressional constituents that Congress, figuratively, had “thrown voters under the bus”?


That idiomatic phrase, “thrown under the bus,” represents a veiled spirit of sordid betrayal, plus intended, undeniable deliberate harms, since Congress knew about the tremendous number of lawsuits for vaccine product adverse reactions that prompted Big Pharma to seek Congressional “get out of jail free” cards, or not make vaccines.  Was that an illegal act by Big Pharma?  Collusion?  Sherman Antitrust Act and RICO?


According to the 1986 NCVIA, it preempts all design-defect claims against vaccines as unavoidably unsafe, and was affirmed per the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2011 Brusewitz decision.


In essence, the U.S. Congress sacrificed infants, toddlers, teens, adults and seniors unalienable health rights and personal sovereignty to the ‘arm bending’ and ‘no vaccines manufactured threats’ made by vaccine makers, who, at that time, were subject to “a storm of  lawsuits,” more than Big Pharma could defend and probably would have put them out of business!  Fast forward to what’s happening with Bayer after purchasing Monsanto and the thousands of glyphosate lawsuits.


That lawsuits admission, alone, should have been THE huge red flag something was wrong with vaccines and for Congress to say, “Hell, no! Clean up your act!”


Thus we can see how Congress knowingly colluded with Big Pharma to ensure denial of product liability legal rights to citizens damaged by vaccine.  That NCVIA law gave Big Pharma and the CDC/FDA what amounts to “carte blanche” [complete freedom to act as one wishes or thinks best][16] for the roughshod and draconian vaccination mandates since 1989, ever increasing to today’s nightmares!


Needless to say, “all hell’s broken lose” and there’s more fraudulent disinformation about vaccine ‘science’ than probably at any time in history, since the CDC/FDA literally have become the Big Pharma vaccine machine ‘mouthpiece’.


The indignities, harms, adverse reactions and police state activities involving vaccine issues must be addressed immediately.  Therefore, here’s a suggestion to be taken seriously by all who care about what’s happening regarding the “Vaccine Police State” wherever you live.


What to do.


Contact the following law authorities and request a Breach of Fiduciary Responsibility be filed against Big Pharma, vaccine manufacturers and Congress.


The Attorney General of the United States
All Attorneys General[17] of each of the 50 U.S. states
All Inspectors General[18] of every health agency at federal and state levels


While you are at it, kindly remind all officials that the Sherman Antitrust Act[19] and the RICO Act[20] [18 U.S. Code CHAPTER 96—RACKETEER INFLUENCED AND CORRUPT ORGANIZATIONS] also are involved.



All The Proof You Need to File Your Requests


Below is a series of “If Truth Be Told” articles published online containing factual science documentation for you to present to authorities, which prove FRAUD regarding vaccine science being a perpetual practice within CDC and FDA.


Are There “Sleeper” VACCINE-caused Mutations Cytochrome P450 Genes Produce Which Medicine Deliberately Ignores (March 4, 2019)https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/are-there-sleeper-vaccine-caused-mutations-cytochrome-p450-genes-produce-which-medicine-deliberately-ignores.html


If Truth Be Known About The Mumps Vaccine! Animal Blood Antibodies For 10 Years Got FDA Licensure: FRAUD (March 14, 2019)https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/if-truth-be-known-about-the-mumps-vaccine-animal-blood-antibodies-for-10-years-got-fda-licensure-fraud.html


IF Truth Be Told About Vaccines!  Risk Of Seizures After MMR & DTP Vaccinations Exist Per CDC Vaccine Safety Datalink Working Group (March 16, 2019)https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/if-truth-be-told-about-vaccines-risk-of-seizures-after-mmr-dtp-vaccinations-exist-per-cdc-vaccine-safety-datalink-working-group.html


If Truth Be Told About Fake News, Trolls & “Astroturfing” (March 20, 2019)https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/if-truth-be-told-about-fake-news-trolls-astroturfing.html


If Truth Be Told About Cowpox & Smallpox Diseases Scientific Differences That Caused A Pharmaceutical Fairytale (March 25, 2019)https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/if-truth-be-told-about-cowpox-smallpox-diseases-scientific-differences-that-caused-a-pharmaceutical-fairytale.html


If Truth Be Told About The SV-40 Cancer Virus In The Original Polio Vaccines Given To Millions Of American Children (March 27, 2019)https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/if-truth-be-told-about-the-sv-40-cancer-virus-in-the-original-polio-vaccines-given-to-millions-of-american-children.html


If Truth Be Told About Unreported Vaccine Adverse Reactions: Do VAERS Reports Represent Demographic Statistical Actuality? (March 31, 2019)https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/if-truth-be-told-about-unreported-vaccine-adverse-reactions-do-vaers-reports-represent-demographic-statistical-actuality.html




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If Truth Be Told: Pregnancy Vaccines Are Not Tested For Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment Of Fertility Proof In Vaccine Package Inserts [April 4, 2019]https://www.activistpost.com/2019/04/if-truth-be-told-pregnancy-vaccines-are-not-tested-for-carcinogenesis-mutagenesis-impairment-of-fertility-proof-in-vaccine-package-inserts.html


If Truth Be Told About Death, Disability Vaccines Ineffectiveness With Validation From Peer Review Journals, Demographic Charts & Graphs [April6, 2019]https://www.activistpost.com/2019/04/if-truth-be-told-about-death-disability-vaccines-ineffectiveness-with-validation-from-peer-review-journals-demographic-charts-graphs.html


If Truth Be Told About Measles Deaths In U.S. 2004 to 2015 [April 7, 2019]https://www.activistpost.com/2019/04/if-truth-be-told-about-measles-deaths-in-u-s-2004-to-2015.html


MMR Vaccine Approved After Only 42-Day-Trials In 1978, Per FDA FOIA Reports [April 13, 2019]https://www.activistpost.com/2019/04/mmr-vaccine-approved-after-only-42-day-trials-in-1978-per-fda-foia-reports.html


If Truth Be Told About CDC’s Science Manipulators [April 15, 2019]https://www.activistpost.com/2019/04/if-truth-be-told-about-cdcs-science-manipulators.html


The Pièce de résistance In Vaccine Data


Nothing addresses the documented “numbers game” in vaccine statistics reporting than the two sets of seemingly opposing data below which ought to demonstrate clearly how vaccine data reporting is skewed and cannot be depended upon for accuracy.


Measles U.S. Cases Chart 1950 to 2019https://www.statista.com/statistics/186678/new-cases-of-measles-in-the-us-since-1950/


1950   319,124
1960   441,783
1970   47,351
1980   13,506
1990   27,786
1991    9,643
1992    2,237
2018   372
2019   555


Now, compare the above figures with the numbers from CDC: is the average numbers game being played?, or so it seems. Who can prove such statistics?


Which data sets represent fraudulent statistics?


CDC’s report most quoted on measles statshttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00056803.htm


Measles.


Measles vaccine was licensed in the United States in 1963. During 1958-1962, an average of 503,282 measles cases and 432 measles-associated deaths were reported each year (9-11). Measles incidence and deaths began to decline in 1965 and continued a 33-year downward trend. This trend was interrupted by epidemics in 1970-1972, 1976-1978, and 1989-1991. In 1998, measles reached a provisional record low number of 89 cases with no measles-associated deaths (13). All cases in 1998 were either documented to be associated with international importations (69 cases) or believed to be associated with international importations (CDC, unpublished data, 1998). In 1994, every dollar spent to purchase measles-containing vaccine saved $10.30 in direct medical costs and $3.20 in indirect societal costs (7)


7. Batelle Medical Technology Assessment and Policy Reserach Program, Centers for Public Health Research and Evaluation. A cost benefit analysis of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. Arlington, Virginia: Batelle, 19949. CDC. Annual summary 1980: reported morbidity and mortality in the United States. MMWR 1981;29.10. CDC. Reported incidence of notifiable diseases in the United States, 1960. MMWR 1961;9.11. CDC. Reported morbidity and mortality in the United States, 1970. MMWR 1971;19.


Lastly, what’s happening in the country of Ukraine where, as of April 3, 2019, there were close to 70,000 cases of measles?


Are children dropping over like flies?  How come there seems to be ‘a lid’ on reporting what’s going on regarding a dramatic spread of measles in the European Union?  What role do refugees and immigrants from elsewhere play in the spread of infectious diseases[21] anywhere?


Concerned healthcare consumers must recognize what’s become the “tail wagging the dog”: Big Pharma vaccine geopolitics.


Notes:


[1] https://worldaffairs.blog/2015/10/20/how-rockefeller-founded-modern-medicine-and-killed-natural-cures/
[2] Ibid.
[3] https://www.nvic.org/nvic-vaccine-news/november-2016/forced-vaccination-the-tragic-legacy.aspx
[4] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4923397/
[5] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4494348/
[6] https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/concerns/adjuvants.html
[7] Ibid.
[8] https://www.nvic.org/cmstemplates/nvic/pdf/live-virus-vaccines-and-vaccine-shedding.pdf
[9] https://bergermontague.com/federal-judge-permits-false-claims-act-case-continue-vaccine-manufacturer-merck/
[10] https://childrenshealthdefense.org/news/the-fox-owns-the-henhouse-when-public-safety-is-governed-by-private-profit/?utm_source=mailchimp
[11] https://retractionwatch.com/2011/07/11/so-how-often-does-medical-consensus-turn-out-to-be-wrong/
[12] Ibid. study co-author Vinay Prasad
[13] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dialectic
[14] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3364648/?fbclid=IwAR0SKjwd6BTSFxPdnzQFok4ki0ofTE8AZvPuzZj6I311RGfwMwhZa2wm6z4#!po=26.9444https://www.congress.gov/bill/99th-congress/house-bill/5546
[15] https://www.congress.gov/bill/99th-congress/house-bill/5546
[16] Dictionary online
[17] https://legcounsel.house.gov/Comps/Inspector%20General%20Act%20Of%201978.pdf
[18] Ibid.
[19] https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/sherman_antitrust_act
[20] https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/part-I/chapter-96
[21] https://www.cdc.gov/measles/cases-outbreaks.html


Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.


Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.


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The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in technology and human rights around the world. This report covers news and events from April 04 – April 19, 2019.


On April 11, two arrests were made in cases that could set game-changing legal precedents threatening online privacy and free speech protections.


The first case made headlines worldwide: WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange was arrested by British police at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he had lived since 2012.


Legal and ethical debates about the impact of material released on WikiLeaks — troves of classified documents that have affected the rise, fall and floundering of multiple governments around the world —  alongside sexual assault allegations against Assange, have resurfaced in public debate since his arrest. But these are not new.


         



      

What is newly public is the US Justice Department’s indictment of Assange, which was filed in March 2018 but kept under seal until now. The indictment seeks charges against Assange under the 1984 US Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, accusing him of conspiring to “knowingly access a computer, without authorization” (e.g. crack a password) to facilitate Chelsea Manning’s “acquisition and transmission of classified information related to the national defense of the United States…”


But the indictment also details the means by which Assange communicated with Chelsea Manning, describing secure, open source technologies such as the chat service Jabber and the open source computer software Linux as “part of the conspiracy.”


Technical experts in the human rights field who handle sensitive information online know that using tools like these is considered only a best practice. These tools were built with privacy as their primary objective, and they are vital to the protection of journalists’ sources, not to mention the transmission of sensitive information about human rights abuses by lawyers, researchers and activists worldwide.


In an opinion piece for The Guardian, Freedom of the Press Foundation Executive Director Trevor Timm warned of the legal precedent that the case could set in the US, pending Assange’s extradition. He highlighted the fact that using digital privacy tools like Jabber has become a “common journalistic practice”:



Once there is law on the books that says “this aspect of journalism is illegal”, it becomes much easier for the justice department to bring other cases against more mainstream government critics down the road, and much harder for judges to immediately dismiss them.


[…]


…it’s clear that they are using the conspiracy charge as a pretext to target Assange and potentially criminalize important and common journalistic practices in newsgathering at the same time.



The legal precedent that Timm foresees may be set even sooner in Ecuador, where another “computer-related crime” case is taking shape.


The other case, which has garnered much less media attention, is that of Ola Bini, the Swedish free software developer who was detained at the Mariscal Sucre Airport in Quito, Ecuador, where he has lived since 2013. Bini is part of the broader global digital rights community to which Global Voices is strongly tied.


On April 13, Ecuador’s federal prosecutor announced that the government had filed charges against Bini for “alleged participation in the crime of assault on the integrity of computer systems” and attempts to destabilize the country. Interior Minister María Paula Romo also has said that Bini “supported” WikiLeaks.




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Bini will be detained for 90 days while prosecutors pursue their investigation. Police have searched his home and confiscated numerous electronic devices and hard drives. The public prosecutor’s office posted photos of the devices on its website, as if to associate common electronic storage devices with serious crimes. Ecuadorian authorities have yet to offer evidence to support their accusations.


In a statement to his supporters, Bini asserted that the case against him is based “based on the books I’ve read and the technology I have.” He wrote:


I believe strongly in the right to privacy. Without privacy, we can’t have agency, and without agency we are slaves. That’s why I have dedicated my life to this struggle. Surveillance is a threat to us all, we must stop it….If Ecuador can do this, so can others. We have to stop this idea now, before it’s too late.


David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur for the protection of free expression, and Edison Lanza, who serves a similar role in the Inter-American Free Commission on Human Rights, have expressed concern about Bini’s arrest.


Free speech advocacy group ARTICLE 19 has called for Bini’s release:


ARTICLE 19 is concerned that the arrest and illegal detention of Ola Bini is part of a crackdown against the community of developers who build digital security technology tools which enable Internet freedoms and secure communication online.


Indian authorities tackle Tiktok, on child safety grounds


This week, both Apple and Google removed the mega-popular short video streaming app Tiktok from their app stores in India in compliance with an order from the country’s information and technology ministry.




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Owned by Chinese tech giant Douyin, Tiktok was released globally in 2018 and the company says it has more than 120 million users in India. The removal order came after the Madras high court ruled that the app could expose children to sexual predators, pornographic content and cyberbullying and put a ban on downloading the app. The court also extended the ruling to media outlets, banning them from using Tiktok footage in their reporting.


The New Delhi-based Software Freedom Law Centre has pointed out that the Madras court ruling disregards constitutional protections for free speech, as well as India’s IT Act, which protects online platforms from liability for illegal content posted on their platforms by third parties.


Tiktok has been banned in Bangladesh and was briefly blocked in Indonesia, and is facing legal challenges in the US, also on child privacy grounds.


Facial recognition works — even while you’re sleeping


A restaurant worker in Ningbo, China was robbed by two co-workers as he lay sleeping in a shared dormitory for food workers. The two men did not steal money from his pockets, however. Instead, they took the man’s phone and pointed it at his sleeping face, prompting its facial recognition system to unlock the device. They then transferred 10,000 yuan (about US $1500) from his WeChat account to their own accounts. In China, WeChat payment has all but replaced cash and even credit cards in many aspects of daily life, both when paying for goods and services, and sending money to family or friends.


Egypt blocks thousands of domains in effort to silence opposition campaign


On April 15, internet service providers in Egypt blocked over 34,000 web domains in what appears to be an effort to stifle voices and initiatives opposing draft constitutional amendments that would allow president al-Sisi to extend his term in office until 2030. Many of the websites affected by the block are associated with a campaign to oppose the amendments, which would also limit judiciary independence and allow the military to wield greater influence over political decision making. The campaign organizers estimate that 250,000 people have signed their petition opposing the amendments.


Jailed UAE activist on hunger strike


Emirati human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor has endured an open-ended hunger strike since approximately mid-March 2019. His supporters say his health is rapidly deteriorating. In May 2018, he was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison under the 2012 Cybercrime Law of “insulting the status and prestige of the UAE” and “publishing false reports and information on social media to damage the UAE’s relationship with its neighbouring countries.”


Prior to his 2017 arrest, he campaigned online on behalf of jailed activists in the UAE and elsewhere in the region. He is the 2015 laureate of the Martin Ennals Foundation, which supports human rights defenders who are at risk.


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A generation ago, the national debt stood at just a smidgen over USD $4 trillion and a young presidential candidate named Bill Clinton was discussing a great plan he had to have it entirely paid off by now. Oops. The national debt is now 5.5 times bigger.


More than anything, this astoundingly bad public policy is the fault of Barack Obama, undoubtedly the most irresponsible president in our history…who added on more to the national debt than all other presidents combined in an orgy of Washington, DC, debauchery that saw the size of the federal government mushroom while hundreds of thousands of new bureaucrats were added to federal payrolls, and Washington, DC, housing prices skyrocketed as federal government employees and private industry sub-contractors paid for by the government reveled in their six-figure paychecks and outrageously lavish healthcare and pension plans… all paid for by us, the taxpayers.


         



      

Obama’s stewardship of our national finances was truly obscene, but George W. Bush was nearly as bad. He has even less of an excuse, in fact, because he had a Republican Congress to work with for most of his eight years. During that time, Bush took us from USD $5.8 trillion to USD $10 trillion, something that seemed reckless at the time. Of course, in light of the Obama USD $10 trillion spending extravaganza, Bush looks prudent by comparison.


How is it that we supposedly elect the best and the brightest to represent us in Washington, DC,…people with law and medical degrees and MBAs from Ivy League universities, people that come from the finest law practices and accounting firms and consultancies and banks and financial institutions in the country…and our end result is the debt avalanche we now have before us?


Why do we believe politicians of either party when they tell us that they will make our national debt a top priority?


Why is it that the American people seem to fail to understand how ruinous our national debt truly is and what an astounding percent of our national budget we are now spending on servicing that debt?



Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell has penned an op-ed which presents some eye-opening statistics as to just how bad our national debt really is. By next year, the cost of servicing the national debt (paying interest on it), will exceed the cost of Medicare. By 2025, it will exceed the cost of our military spending, making it the most expensive item in our entire national budget!


Yikes!


Today’s high school and college students are well-versed in a whole host of social justice topics, courtesy of their Marxist professors. How much would you venture to bet that they hear little to nothing about the national debt and what it means for American workers and families?


Today’s campus culture social justice themes include the “right” to “free” healthcare and education… transgender bathrooms… the need for “safe spaces”… the enforcement of campus “speech codes” designed to make sure that no one ever gets their feelings hurt… a robust and comprehensive policy on identifying and denouncing inappropriate Halloween costumes… and a stale and tired Marxist discourse on the exploitative nature of American capitalism.


But… when was the last time college students ever got together to protest a USD $22 trillion and rising national debt? Do they understand the threat, even?


And even more importantly… do they understand why and how we have gotten here?



Quite simply… we have arrived at this point by spending infinitely more than we collect in tax revenue, mainly on things that have no mention in the Constitution as being a function of the federal government.


Public sector unions, and the millions of workers and hundreds of millions of dollars that they spend every year to support the Democratic Party, play a fundamental role in not only our ruinous levels of federal debt but the debt crisis facing our state and local governments as well.






Nothing is more ruinous to our future than the ever-increasing demands of government employees… specifically public sector union employees such as those at AFSCME and the SEIU. They live like kings and queens on the backs of actual working-class people… all the while donating hundreds of millions of dollars to the Democratic Party to ensure that their six- and seven-figure paychecks never run dry.


They couldn’t care less about government budgets or the national debt or actual working-class people. They couldn’t care less about “public service.” There are only two things that public sector unions care about: soaking the rest of us for the biggest paychecks possible… and shoveling money to socialist politicians like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.


But it is not merely their salaries and the fact that government employees rarely, if ever, get fired. It’s the highly lucrative nature of their healthcare and pension plans… plans to which they contribute far less than their private sector counterparts.


For states, these plans have proved a bitter pill to swallow, and have led to the greatest fiscal crisis in the United States that you have most likely never heard about: unfunded pension liabilities. When you drill down into the details, it is almost impossible to believe that the situation is true. Essentially, states promise outrageously generous pensions to state employees (who, of course, rally to support whichever candidate promises them the most money), and then fail to fund those very plans… kicking the can down the road to future administrations and generations.



Now, it amounts to a USD $6 trillion crisis.


For the libertarian and conservative movements, it’s time to stand for fiscal responsibility and common sense. It’s time to stand against government employees and their demands, and explain to the American people that the government is spending their money on entirely unconstitutional (read: illegal) things. It’s time to take a strong stand against the public sector unions like AFSCME and the SEIU that are leading this country to fiscal ruin.


And more than anything, it’s time to force Trump to actually live up to his promise of draining the swamp: reining in the excess and beginning to drastically reduce the size of our bureaucratic state: firing large numbers of government employees.


These government employees are driven by self-interest.




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It is hard to envision government employees stepping back from the situation and saying:


Well, I have a pretty generous salary, healthcare, and pension. It’s far more generous than the private sector enjoys. And we are $22 trillion in debt, and the government is spending too much money. So… as much as it pains me to say… me and some other government employees should lose our jobs. The government is spending too much money, deficits and debt are growing, and I should go look for a job in the private sector.


That is never going to happen. Public sector unions are a millstone around our neck, and as many commentators have noted, they have no natural enemies.


Except, of course, for citizen watchdog groups and independent media outlets who are not afraid to denounce them and point out their ruinous nature.


I, for one, will not rest until we return our government to the vision of the Founding Fathers, who would not have approved of any of this. Let’s start by ending the Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Energy, and the Department of Agriculture. That would be a good start. We could use the money we saved to begin paying off our national debt, and government employees would have to do something that the vast majority of real working class people have to do every day: compete in a highly competitive free market economy to earn our daily bread.



This article is reprinted with permission from Panam Post. 


David Unsworth is a Boston native. He received degrees in History and Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis and subsequently spent five years working in real estate development in New York City.


This article was sourced from FEE.org


   
            


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By B.N. Frank


Parents with children who have ADHD have my sympathy.  Therapy takes a long time and doesn’t always work.  It’s also not cheap.  Dietary changes aren’t easy to implement.  Drugs don’t always work and they aren’t necessarily cheap either.  Drugs can also have horrible side effects.  So there’s a new treatment that the FDA recently approved for kids ages 7-12 with ADHD:  an electrical pulse patch to wear on their foreheads while they sleep.


It was approved after a trial was conducted with 62 children.  It’s also not cheap – unless a thousand bucks is chump change to you.


Of course, putting an electrical pulse patch on a child’s forehead while they sleep and without medical assistance or supervision seems risky even before reading the warning:


The device should not be placed near a phone or used by children on an insulin pump, pacemaker or implanted neurostimulator, the FDA said.


         



      

This may be due to the possibility of Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) which could do all kinds of damage to the child and/or any nearby digital, electronic, or wireless devices – medical or otherwise.  With the way adults and children constantly use their phones and other devices – I can’t be the only one anticipating a lot of very sad news stories about kids with burned foreheads and worse.


According to the article, “The FDA found no serious adverse events associated with eTNS” even though it was noted that some of the trial kids experienced drowsiness, an increase in appetite, trouble sleeping, teeth clenching, headache and fatigue.


So drowsiness, an increase in appetite, trouble sleeping, teeth clenching, headache and fatigue aren’t to be taken seriously.


Of course, the FDA is well known for having embarrassingly bad judgment.  They’ve even been accused of playing a substantial role in causing the Opioid Crisis.   Activist Post has covered other wacky FDA decisions before too.  (See 1, 2)


Anyone who has ever used a TENS unit knows that patches can be worn on the forehead to effectively reduce pain and inflammation.  TENS units have also been known to burn and shock users too.  Sometimes the user can anticipate when this might happen and reduce the pulse strength to avoid it.  But these ADHD-reducing patches are to be worn by sleeping children.  Again – I can’t be the only one anticipating a lot of very sad news stories about kids with burned foreheads and worse.


Somebody pinch me and tell me this is all a bad dream.


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By Jason Ditz


(ANTIWAR.COM) — Official figures on the deaths in the Yemen War have been virtually unavailable, or at least years out of date. The database tracker from the Armed Conflict and Location Event Data Project, however, issued their own data on Yemen Thursday, showing more than 70,000 have been killed in Yemen just since January 2016.


This is a huge amount of deaths, and if there is some decrease in fighting in Hodeidah because of UN talks, it’s not like the war is slowing much. At least 10,000 people were killed just in the past five months.


         



      

The decline in Hodeidah was made up for by substantial increases in fighting in Taiz and Hajjah. Stopping the fighting in Hodeidah was still important, since it prevented a famine that could’ve killed even more people, but the combatants have largely just started fighting elsewhere.


The database included 3,155 direct attacks targeting civilians, with more than 7,000 civilians killed. Unsurprisingly, the vast majority of the civilians were killed by the Saudi-led coalition, at least 4,800, while the Houthis killed about 1,300 civilians.


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By Vic Bishop


In the age of cannabis legalization, we have to reconcile the damage done by the war on this medicinal and enjoyable plant. In this effort, a growing number of cities and counties in cannabis legal states are advancing legislation to expunge the criminal records of people with certain marijuana related convictions. Even the federal government is showing signs of slowly getting on board with this, as Democrats recently introduced federal legislation that would legalize cannabis nationwide and erase possession charges.


The latest and largest metroplex to take on this issue is Los Angeles, where officials from two counties are putting plans in place to reverse over 54,000 prior convictions. Code for America, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the government to use technology in the service of the citizenry, will be employing an algorithm to quickly identify qualified beneficiaries and automatically remove their convictions.


         



      

A move like this will greatly improve the lives of thousands of people, as criminal convictions in California can have serious repercussions on day-to-day living, as noted by Code for America in the following tweets.




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