Smallpox? Don't Panic

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Mon, 15 Jul 2002 12:00:00 GMT
Satan for President in 2004 - actually a pretty good platform, compared to the tripe the major parties will be hawking. [grabbe]
Eliminate the Middleman

Vote Satan in 2004

Ritt Goldstein at The Sydney Morning Herald - Americans as citizen spies BugMeNot - The department of injustice is initiating the "Terrorism Information and Prevention System" (TIPS), engaging Americans in spying on each other. Heil Georgie!

A pilot program, described on the government Web site, is scheduled to start next month in 10 cities, with 1 million informants participating in the first stage. Assuming the program is initiated in the 10 largest US cities, that will be 1 million informants for a total population of almost 24 million, or one in 24 people.

Historically, informant systems have been the tools of non-democratic states. According to a 1992 report by Harvard University's Project on Justice, the accuracy of informant reports is problematic, with some informants having embellished the truth, and others suspected of having fabricated their reports.

Present Justice Department procedures mean that informant reports will enter databases for future reference and/or action. The information will then be broadly available within the department, related agencies and local police forces. The targeted individual will remain unaware of the existence of the report and of its contents.

The Patriot Act already provides for a person's home to be searched without that person being informed that a search was ever performed, or of any surveillance devices that were implanted.

At state and local levels the TIPS program will be co-ordinated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which was given sweeping new powers, including internment, as part of the Reagan Administration's national security initiatives. Many key figures of the Reagan era are part of the Bush Administration.

The creation of a US "shadow government", operating in secret, was another Reagan national security initiative.

Jeff Elkins at The Libertarian Enterprise - Oink, Oink, Oink - as is usual in Amerikan politics, and politics everywhere, the terrorist "crisis" is just another excuse to tax and spend. [tle]

The federal sow's homeland security tit is swelling to the bursting point, and that means it's party time! There's no lack of hungry little piglets queuing up for a meal.

Jeff Colonnesi at The Libertarian Enterprise - I'm Afraid - not of terrorists, but of government restrictions on liberty in the name of fighting terrorism. [tle]

Mark Etanerkist at The Libertarian Enterprise - A Free Market Solution to Abortion - want to reduce abortions. Simple. Create a free market in babies. Somehow I don't think that the folks who oppose abortion are going to react any more warmly to this proposal. [tle]

J.J. Johnson at Sierra Times - Is That Flight Really Necessary? - after relating his most recent flight, J.J. encourages you not to fly, or if you must fly, how to send a message to the airlines without getting arrested. [sierra]

Sherri Tenpenny at Sierra Times - Smallpox Outbreak: What to Do - some myth-breaking facts about smallpox. [sierra]

Point to ponder: Mass vaccination was halted in Third World countries because it didn't work. In India, villages with an 88% vaccination rate still had outbreaks. After the World Health Organization began a surveillance and containment campaign, actively seeking cases of smallpox, isolating them in their homes, and vaccinating family members and close contacts, outbreaks were virtually eliminated within 2 years. The CDC and the WHO organization attribute the eradication of smallpox to the ring vaccination of close contacts. However, since the infection runs its course in 3-6 weeks, perhaps ISOLATION ALONE would have effectively accomplished the same thing.



Smallpox is NOT highly contagious. You have time. Don't panic. Smallpox is only spread by close contact of less than 6 feet for at least 6-7 days. You aren't that close to coworkers or commuters. Treatment for smallpox should be surveillance and containment, without vaccination. Smallpox is not highly fatal. There are treatments for smallpox. The vaccine will not protect you from getting the infection. The vaccine has high complication rates, is an experimental drug and there are many contraindications. (Please see article at


We are setting the stage for a health disaster unlike anything we have seen before in America, and it will be our own doing. World health records (England, Germany, Italy, the Philippines, British India, etc.) document that devastating epidemics followed mass vaccination. The worst smallpox disaster occurred in the Philippines after a 10 year compulsory US program administered 25 million vaccinations to its population of 10 million resulting in 170,000 cases and more than 75,000 deaths from "smallpox", in a country having only scattered cases in rural villages prior to the onslaught of vaccines.[xv]

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